That’s right – I’m back with another challenge card entry! 🙂  What can I say – these challenges can be addictive – in a good way, of course!

This time, I went over to the Create with Connie & Mary page, to see what was happening there.  I’ve been a ‘lurker’ of sorts on the CCM challenges; I’ve been seeing all the creations of both Connie & Mary, and all of their design team- they’re all so talented, and to be honest, I felt a bit intimidated.  We’re all our own worst critics, aren’t we?  But that’s what keeps us striving to do better, and try new things; at least, it works for me!

So, I’ve decided to take the plunge, and submit a card for the CCMC343.  You never know until you try, right? 😉

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

CCMC343 sketch

And here is my interpretation of the sketch:

CCMC343 card


I started with the Confetti Celebrations Designer Series Paper as my colour inspiration.  The Basic Gray background is the perfect neutral, don’t you think?  From there, it was easy to use the colours in the DSP to pull onto the rest of the card.  I stamped the Petite Petals 3 times, using  Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay inks, then used the Petite Petals punch for punching them out.  (Have I mentioned before how I LOVE having coordinating stamps and punches?! 🙂 )  I layered them onto the DSP, following the cut angle, then added a sequin in the centre of each flower.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous Four  set in Versamark, and heat embossed it using Pewter embossing powder, to mimic the Basic Gray in the DSP.  A couple more sequins, and this quick & easy card was done!

I hope you’ll head on over and see what the design team has made, and take a look at all of the other great card submissions!  The blog is Create with Connie and Mary – have fun looking!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

14 thoughts on “Create with Connie & Mary -Card Challenge

  1. Lovely card! How can you not get better quick with a cheerful card like this?! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. I appreciate your comment, Melissa! It was a fun sketch, and I’m looking forward to taking part in more challenges at Create with Connie & Mary 🙂

  2. Love the flowers on the geometric background…great contrast and colors! Definitely don’t feel intimidated to join in our challenges! We love seeing everyone’s creations and contributions and style! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment 🙂

  3. The petite flowers look great with the ink colors against the DSP. Cute card Deb! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. I am so glad you joined in and made a card! It turned out lovely, the flowers are so pretty! And the embossed sentiment really stands out! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a sweet card! This is sure to cheer up anyone! Love the extra touches of bling! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. It’s so nice of you to stop by & comment, Deb! I enjoyed the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary, and I’m looking forward to doing more. Thanks again 🙂

  6. I love how the flowers change the whole persona of the triangle paper and soften the complete look! Great colors and happy Get Well card too! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

    1. Margaret, you’re all such an inspiration to me over at Create with Connie & Mary – thanks so much for your comment! I’m looking forward to joining in more often 🙂

  7. This card would make anyone feel better! I love how your flowers work so well with the dsp and how you embossed your greeting! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

    1. Thanks very much for your comment, Mary! It certainly means a lot, coming from you 🙂 I plan on joining in more Create with Connie & Mary challenges in the future – such fun!

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