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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Have I Beaten Anne?



The very talented and lovely Anne has each week produced a stunning project for the Play Date Cafe challenges in record time and her entry is always in before mine. However, today I'm hoping I can post my entry before she does and turn the tide haha.


The colours for this weeks challenge are beautiful and subtle. Soft muted tones of brown, yellow and green. They remind me of choc mint ice cream and toffee.



So with my clean and simple eye, I die cut three butterflies and embossed each with a different cuttlebug design. I mounted onto cream card, then attached a punched border (Martha Stewart loops) in the coffee colour. To hide the join, I attached a dark brown ribbon. All these were matted onto the green card and finally onto the cream coloured card itself.



Thank you to everyone who has left kind comments on here in the last few weeks. I read them all and they really perk me up. I do go to each and everyone's blog and look at your beautiful creations. In fact, I spend so much time looking and drooling over your blogs, I don't leave myself a lot of time to comment back. My sincere apologies and when I find a spare afternoon, I hope I can reply in kind. In the meantime, please just know how grateful I am to all who've taken the time to comment. Hugs to you all.

24 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

LOL Paul, you beat me!!!!! You rascal!

I absolutely LOVE this card, it's gorgeous. Those butterflies with different embossed designs are fab, and I just love how you've put everything together.

Thank you for the very kind words in your post too.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Love Anne x x

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations Paul...on many things:

Beating Anne to the punch in this week's challenge

Play the challenge once again

And this BEAUTIFUL entry! It's divine!

Paula said...

A wonderfully modern and stylish design - very slick!

kjjc said...

this is stunning Paul. Tempted for the first time by that punch. You don't need to leave me a blog comment. (don't have a blog.......yet).xx

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous - love the use of the Martha Stewart punch.

Jacqui said...

A beautiful stylish card.. really like the butterflies.

*Alison* said...

Stunning take on the challenge.. I truly love your card.. it is breath taking.. Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC once again.. :) hugs

~I have some free digi stamps right now on my blog too :)

Sarah Anderson said...

This is a beautiful card Paul. Love the stylish simplicity of it, combined with all that texture!!
Congrats on being first, and beating Anne LOL. Off to her blog now ;)

Annie said...

awww,this is super pretty! I love the simple elegance of this card. Very nice!!!

Crayola58 said...

Paul, what an absolutely gorgeous card.
The colors are right on, and what a wonderful design.
Carole

CelticWoman said...

Paul, beautiful job, love those butterflies. Thanks for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge with us. Sandi

1CardCreator said...

I like your clean and simple style. ~Diane

Neet said...

Love it Paul - very clean lines and I adore that punch.

Michele said...

Another stunning card Paul! Finally finished my decorating - so time to dust down the craft stuff and get creating :)

Anne said...

I've just discovered your blog by accident and I love it!! I love your style and you have some fabulously inspiring stuff here. This butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous - I love your colour scheme! Fab! :o)

Julie said...

What a beautiful card, Paul! You do have a "clean and simple eye"--and that's a fabulous thing! I really like your style--so different from my own...that's what great about challenges like this, isn't it? We don't all have to do the same type of work to "play" together!

Hanne said...

This is a really beautiful butterfly card! I really like your style!

Hanne

Kathryn B said...

What an elegant card Paul! Love it!

SnappyStamper said...

Wow - this is stunning! Love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

This card is just gorgeous, Paul! Almost edible and I am droooling ... x alexa

Anne Jagger said...

Congrats on your Fab 4 place Paul.See you soon, love Anne x x x

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the win at Play Date Cafe, your card is awesome! ~Diane

Steph said...

Wow, your card is stunningly gorgeous! I love the butterflies. Congrats on your win at The Play Date Cafe!

LeAnne said...

This is yummy, especially when you use food terms to describe the colors! Delish!