Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy new year!  It may be January 5th already but I haven't been around much to wish you all a happy, healthy, and crafty new year so I'm doing it now!   I've been quite an absent blogger lately but with all my favorite challenges coming back online from their holiday hibernation I suspect I'll be back in the swing of things very soon.

At colourQ we've got these great new colors inspired by these adorable baby clothes for your crafting pleasure.  I almost made a baby card in keeping with the theme of the inspiration photo but it was easy to talk myself out of that because I really have no need of a baby card right now!

Thank you cards are always high on my list of cards to make, especially since at the end of the year I supply the thank you cards that we need at my office for gifts that customers give us.  That pretty much wipes out my stash so the new year means I have to start building my inventory again.

I hemmed and hawed quite a bit while I was making this card.  I had settled on following the sketch at Sketch Saturday and the "thank you" challenge at Just Us Girls was a given but I was having a hard time making this all come together in a way that pleased me.  But then I chose this "thanks" die (which is brand new to me) and the rest of the card sort of fell into place.  I love when that happens!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  And please pop on over to colourQ to check out the cards from my fellow teamies.  They never disappoint!  I hope you've got time to join us this week!

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pool Party
Accessories:  Blueprints 15 die, Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things); Foliage 3 die (Paper Smooches); Button Stacks die, Button Stacks II die (Papertrey Ink); Thanks Tag die (Reverse Confetti); white thread

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13 Responses to “colourQ323”

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Loving that colour combo Jen my friend! Your take on the inspiration photo is spot on! I look forward to your creations during this new year! Hazel xx
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Shelly said...

Such a sweet card!!
And, Happy New Year!! :)

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

What a beautiful way to combine the three challenges! Love the colors and your pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Nancy said...

Beautiful would never know that you struggled at the start! Everything is so perfectly placed and thought out! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week and Happy New Year too!

Kathy S said...

Such a classy card. Love the use of the Sketch Saturday design this week. That die is MARVELOUS and how you put it together really works. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sketch Saturday and we wish you good luck.

Happy Dance said...

So know what you mean about being 'absent!!' The holidays and their aftermath can leave one exhausted. Great idea to do a TY card. I'm out, and really need to get some made too. This one is gorgeous. LOVE the kraft with those soft colors; it really makes them pop. Great take on the sketch; perfect thank you card. Love it! Bev

Lisa said...

I like the way you layered the colors Jen, this is pretty!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Those colors are gorgeous! Your card is simply adorable!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What great use of those beautiful colors! Love your design, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

Glad it all came together for you because this card is really pretty! I love the colors and the design! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. You nailed the sketch. Love the flowers and those leave accents.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally love your take on the sketch and you rocked it with the CQC!!! Beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Jen. Love the die-cuts and the bright colors.