Thursday, 23 June 2011

Pretty Darn Cute Layout {Colour Combos Galore 197}

Yesterday - as I was lying in bed drowning my sorrows in hot chocolate courtesy of DH I couldn't stop thinking about Color Combos Galore & how, if I didn't get my layout done that evening I was going to break my record of 17 consecutive layouts - so I got up & did it - here's no. 18!

Perhaps it wasn't the most sensible thing to do when I was feeling totally sick, but it actually made me feel a bit better!

I just loved the colour combo & had been looking forward to creating a layout with it all week!  The Designer's Challenge for the week was to enhance your photo in some way, using a frame, etc so I used a chipboard die-cut piece from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe.

I used some beautiful Bazzill Bling cardstock as my base (I usually make the neutral colour in the combo my MAIN colour) & added some bits & pieces, just looking for anything "pretty darn cute" to tie in with my title.

I used my giant flower burst punch from Martha Stewart & my smaller EK Success punch that is almost identical only considerably smaller (see top left hand corner).

You can actually see the pearlised sheen of the cardstock in the above photo.  I used mainly Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe" & Echo Park's "Springtime" & "Sweet Summertime" for the embellishments.

Tomorrow there will be a new Colour Combo up at Colour Combos Galore, as well as a LIVE CHAT (always fun if you can make it!) & a fantastic reveal, showing the inspiration photo, optional Designer's Challenge & some fantastic design team inspiration pieces.  If you are interested in playing along I guarantee you that you'll create some awesome layouts in the process, as well as meet some fantastically friendly bloggy pals, as well as be in line for an awesome sponsored prize monthly.

 Your layouts will thank you as a result too!  
Creating with a controlled colour combo definitely makes for a classier result!

I'm hoping, come what may, that I'll keep my record going at CCG, of never missing a challenge!


Cardstock - Bazill Bling - Pearl
Pink Printed Paper - Echo Park "Springtime" Fresh Flowers (Reverse Side)
All stickers - Echo Park "Life is Good" & Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Punches - Martha Stewart (big) & EK Success (small)
Journaling cards x 2 - Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Die-cut chipboard frame - Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Inked scroll corner piece - Pink Paislee "Artisan Elements"
Dark brown ink - Colorbox
Bling gems - Bo Bunny "Gabrielle"
Filigree flowers - local
Chipboard butterfly - American Crafts 'Letterbox"
Cream resin blooms - Maya Road
Fussy-cut birdie - Echo Park "Springtime"
Alphas - Echo Park "Life is Good"

I am feeling a bit better - thanks for all your well wishes :)  I ♥ my bloggy friends ♥

Off on my taxi-driver duties now but will blog-hop when I get back!!


Pearl said...

A great use of this color combo , Helen !

Glad to hear you're recovering ! I'm kinda caught up with the flu here today . Not a terribly productive day after all - crafty wise or not .

p/s : I can recommend buying from the ODBD site - their shipping is in a flat rate envie ($15 nett ) and arrived on our sunny shores in a week ! ( being that it was shipped from Ohio ) I do prefer this kind of shipping too usually - in the intl flat rate thing . ;) I also realised that there are some stamp sites who might never sell to us being that reside in the country that we do ! duh !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee all the pinks, the photos and all the YUMMY flowers!! Hope you are feeling better! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Alia said...

You are so dedicated to your blog! :) said...

This is super pretty! Wish I could concentrate when ill. Feel better soon scrappy friend! HUGS

Kiki Aposeki said...

Φανταστικό!!!! I love everything you make!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better!!!
This a pretty and lovely layout, I love the photo and all the pinks for the 2 cuties, they are sure pretty darn cute!!!

tania said...


Alison said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better Helen...hope your son and kitty are too! Great LO..congrats to your daughter!
Alison xx

Rachael Funnell said...

Another Gorgeous Gorgeous Layout Helen!!!
Yes!! I agree Pretty darn Cute, love the Punch work......
Also Funny thing about my 41 comment to!!!!!
I comment on that post first & when I hit post comment, It came up with waiting for approval..
But then I comment on your Last post & it displayed my comment straight away!!
Weird hey.....
Anyways glad to hear your feeling better, I guess scrapping does that to a person.... hehehehe

Pamela said...

LOVE this!!! SO pretty! :)

Diana said...

love all the details
I can't believe you did this while sick... you are one dedicated lady

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. :) Beautiful layout...really love the metal flowers, that gorgeous butterfly, the frame around the photo and your title is really fab. Great the border punched piece and your other pretty elements. Like I said, you are such a trooper for participating at CCG when you've been sick, as well as having sick children and animals! You go girl!
Have a super weekend...

Lynette Jacobs said...

I am glad you are feeling better. This layout is so very pretty ....I could so "pretty darn cute" too. Well done Helen you are really going from strength to strength with your scrapping.

Lisa Amiet said...

awwww you're right that is cute! You are so good at the colour challenges! Love it xoxo

Kristal said...

Hi Helen I just wanted to say Thank you for entering my Blog candy- and for reading my blog. You didnt win but I would like to send you a little RAK to say thank you. If you could email me your address to ill get it sent off next week..

yyam said...

Pretty darn cute indeed! Love your attention to details! And your dedication to the craft!!! Take care and rest well Helen! :)

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, hope you are better, such a pretty, sweet layout, those punches are adorable, I like the title work as well, have a fantastic weekend! x

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

how very pretty!!! lovely layout Helen!! amazing use of the colour combo!! hope you're doin better now!! :)

Unknown said...

so very gorgeous!!

xx carla

Patricia said...

love this sweet page. very beautiful..

Eila Sandberg said...

Loved the colours too but would have prefered to mute them a shade or two just like you have in your pretty page. Think this way the colours are made better justice. Wowzer! 18 combos in a row, that's something! must have been hubb's loving care that replenished the mojo. Good to hear you're feeling better, or in fact, are recovered by the time I'm writing this. Have to ask what the ODBD in Pearl's comment stands for? always on the look out for new online shopping you know ;)) xxxx