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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Blue The Colour Suits You


Cool Blue, how can you stay this way forever? This week's Play Date Cafe challenge had me humming away to one of my favourite songs by the Eurythmics. Annie Lennox, in her heyday, was the most beautiful, perfect and quirky woman with an amazing set of vocals and attitude to match. Their early albums are still as fresh and never sound dated.

Anyhoo, back to the challenge and we were given a light and dark blue to match with cream or white (or in my case, both). Heavenly, serene, cool colours. Loved using them. Used lots of punches and dies, how on earth did I survive before them. Used up some old paper too, to make the flower. This is a K&co paper I've had since year dot. I'm glad to have found a reason to cut into it.

Supplies: Cardstock; Papermill. Patterned Paper; K&Co, American Crafts. Dies; Spellbinders. Punches; Martha Stewart. Stamps; Hero Arts, Butterfly Kisses


14 comments:

Michele said...

Fab card, Paul! Love all the finishing touches such as the faux stitching and the pearls tied to the centre of the button. You're certainly making good use of the punches and Nesties - as you say, don't know how we managed without them xx

Cath Wilson said...

That's a lovely shade of blue, Paul - almost cornflower - my favourite colour ever. Most of the time anyway, my favourites keep changing, lol. Great design :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Love shades of Blue! Wonderful Flower as your focal piece! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Jan said...

Paul,
Your card is beautiful! Lovin' the border and the gorgeous flower!!

Julie Ranae said...

I love everything about this card, Paul...love the Martha punch, which I use a lot myself, the flower of course and I have to say your posts are very entertaining.

And hey...you were the 'cream in our coffee' this past week : )

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card! The flower is beautiful and the butterflies floating up the side are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along again at PDCC!

Ruby said...

Love your card Paul. Your punched border looks great the way you've done it! Julie will be proud of you for using up some old supplies too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week, hope you join in again with us next week for some more fun! :o)

Neet said...

Ooh - love that MS punch - not seen that one. I like the pearls and the stitching - lovely touches.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Another fabulous creation, Paul! Great mix of punches and dies.. love your focal flower!! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

CrazyStampinWomen Nancy said...

Love your layered flower---perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Hanne said...

Such a lovely card Paul! Fantastic flower too:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous card Paul! Beautiful butterflies & 3-D flower. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

Anne Jagger said...

Beautiful card Paul. Not had my computer on for what seems like AGES!
Congratulations on being cream in the coffee! X

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this card, Paul! Great flower in the center and the faux stiching--perfect! Great job at our color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!