Friday 27 October 2023

Color Hues Meets Time Out

Hello again,

Time Out has an Inspired by Words challenge this week. I've combined it with the colours over at Color Hues, which I think may be the first time I've entered one their challenges:

I never make slimline cards.  I looked up the dimensions recently and couldn't believe how big they are - I honestly wouldn't know how to fill the space! However, I hadn't realised that there's also a mini version of a slimline card (3.5" x 6") which seemed a lot easier to use. In fact it's the perfect size for this pretty Altenew set, Handpicked Bouquet.  I stencilled the background with embossing paste and added a thank you sentiment from the same set,  in keeping with the 'gratitude' part of the TO quote. 

Happy stamping!



  1. CAS and absolutely BEAUTIFUL Claire! Our challenge colors worked perfectly with your bouquet and I love the top folding mini slimline card size...never thought to try it top folding, but I really like it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Color Hues Color Challenge and we hope you'll join us again! Marcia (DT)

  2. Such a beautiful mini-slimline card! The tone-on-tone background created with the embossing paste is just perfect for your CAS card, and that rose is just stunning in yellow and kraft! Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues! We're happy to have you in the gallery and hope to see you again soon!

  3. This is gorgeous and I love the mini slimline size too. What is great as they fit in a regular business envelope. I feel as if your flower is popping off this card and saying look at me! It really is breathtaking! Thanks for playing at Color Hues, Claire!

  4. Oh my goodness Claire... this is absolutely stunning! It may be your first time to play along... I hope it's not the last! Thanks for playing at Color Hues ♥

  5. Gorgeous mini slimline card. Love the pretty yellow bloom. Great use of the challenge colors.
    JoAnn B.

  6. Gorgeous mini slimline - the perfect size for your oh-so-beautiful Handpicked Bouquet! Thank you for joining us at Colour Hues.

  7. Gorgeous as always Claire! I love this colour combo and your rose is so simple yet elegant! Your embossed background is perfect as is your sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at Time Out Challenges! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to commenting, I’m actually just up the road from you at the moment - if you count 500 km up the Pacific Highway just up the road (I;m staying with my sister in Port Macquarie)!! Certainly closer than I usually am at any rate! Hugs, Kate

  8. Beautifully done, Claire this is a fabulous card!

  9. Oh, so pretty!! I am with you on the slim line card...I will often choose that smaller size as well!!
    I am loving your paste/stenciled background...very subtle but eye catching!! Thanks for playing along with the quote challenge over at Time Out challenges. Such a beautiful take on this quote...gratitude is everything!! -Deb Horst, Guest Designer #TOC250


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