Saturday, August 14, 2010


This week's colour challenge at "Helping Hudson" is to use these beautiful colours together:

I have had all sorts of ideas this week, but they haven't come to fruition, so I decided to 'clear my mind' and go back to using my tried-and-true Top Note die.  I hope you're not thoroughly sick of seeing it, after all my "quilted" Top Notes that I shared with you the other day!  This die is just so versatile; I love it to bits.

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment, which is a new, to-die-for CUTE stamp, that will be available from 1st September.  It even has its own co-ordinating punch (also used on my card) - you'll just *have* to have these, people!!

I love all the colours in this week's challenge, and think they complement each other beautifully.  Here is the card I made today .... please forgive the 'questionable' photography.   It was all I could manage, quickly snapping a shot of my card out on our decking, before the gusty wind picked it up and carried it away.  (I got it back.)

Stamps: *New* stamp being released 1st September
Card: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Baja Breeze textured
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze stampin' pads
DSP: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron Prints DSP, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Other: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Button Latte buttons, Perfect Polka Dots and Manhattan Flowers embossing folders, Mini Glue Dots, *New* punch coming 1st September


  1. Oh this is lovely, I love the different elements on the top note too.

  2. Hi Christine, what a lovely card, lots of textures. I mounted that stamp set today, but still know new stamps have seen ink, just some ones that a retiring today.

  3. Beautiful I love what you done with the top note. The buttons are a nice touch.

  4. Stunning as always!! What a great idea with the top note. I love that new for you flower stamp. On the wish list. I really like how you highlighted just one part of it in the baja breeze. Fantastic idea.

  5. Lovely Christine. Love the embossing and buttons and that stamp is so fab.

  6. Love teh extra texture from the manhatten flower and polka dots :)

  7. OK just STUNNING! I love the layered paper in that top note! Another one of yours to case I think... lol XX

  8. Your spliced top note with the extra texture & buttony bits looks fantastic Christine!
    PS: You can never have too much of a good thing so please keep sharing your top note cards!! ;)