Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Colour Q #216 & Cardabilities

Hello folks,

It's Tuesday so time for another fabulous Colour Q challenge with a mix of pretty pastels and brights. Aren't those acorns gorgeous? I can imagine them in a glass bowl on the coffee table....although I have a feeling my 5 year old may think they were sweets! 

This week I've combined my card with the sketch over at Cardabilties:

I've used a few different stamps for this one - PTI for the sentiment, a Stampin' Up sunflower (which took a LOT of fussy cutting),  and a couple of background stamps from Waltzingmouse. The woodgrain one has been getting a big workout lately!

We had a small tornado come through our local shopping centre yesterday. Luckily my son and I had left a couple of hours before but it was amazing the damage it caused. Roofs were partially ripped off, huge trees uprooted, a demountable building was tossed up in the air (with six people inside it) and the local cinema's ceiling caved in. Unbelievably no-one was seriously injured but seeing the clean up today made me realise how very lucky everyone was.

Well, that's all folks...happy crafting and thanks for stopping by,

Claire x


  1. More lovely colors, especially for this time of year! I love how you have showcased them on your card, Claire, with lots of pattern and textures. I have so much difficulty making this kind of card, but I love to see others work their magic! I'm sorry to hear about your close call and all the damage that resulted from the massive storms. Thank goodness you and your son are safe! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I love the color combination and all the wonderful details you added here Claire - the stamped background, the banners and twine - beautiful!

  3. GREAT background Claire, wonderful card!!

  4. All these layers and textures are fabulous, Claire ... great use of those gorgeous colours and that was some dedicated fussy cutting! Good to hear you and your son were safely away when the tornado hit ... mother nature does seem to be having a particularly strange year. Anita :)

  5. I am so glad you are safe and everyone else.
    Wow you did an amazing job with this sketch. Gorgeous card Claire! Love all the layers and the acorn picture.

  6. I am so glad that you are safe. That sounds very scary. Your card is just beautiful. I really like how you combined all those colors.

  7. Oh wow! Fabulous combining of stamps and the colors look great. Inspiring card.

  8. Oh my! So glad you are safe and that no one was hurt badly! Tornadoes are so devastating! Your card is lovely!

  9. what a beauty, Claire! thanks for playing along at Cardabilities!


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