Monday, February 7, 2011


If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you might know that I just love colour challenges.  They never fail to get the ideas going, if I am feeling stuck.  This week's colour combination at Color Throwdown really appealed to me; take a look at these gorgeous colours:

I received for Christmas, from one of my darling friends, Papertrey Ink's Mat Stack 1 Collection stamps along with the co-ordinating die.  My friends spoil me! I thought I'd break out of my Stampin' Up! only mold for a short while, and show you the simple card that I came up with.  All of the stamped images are PTI, and I've used Stampin' Up's inks, butterflies die, and border punch.

Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 1 Collection
Card: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and So Saffron stampin' pads
Other:  Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Scallop Trim border punch, Tombow multi glue, PTI die (to cut label)

Did you notice - I haven't sponged ANYTHING on this card???  It took some restraint to leave the sponge daubers alone, but I'm glad I did; I like the clean look of this card.

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that destroyed so many lives and properties in Victoria.  It's a very emotional day for me, because my brother and niece and nephew escaped their home only minutes before it was engulfed by fire.  We are blessed to have our family, and my thoughts are with them, and all others affected by this tragedy.  May we never forget, but may we never lose sight of the promise of a good and hope-filled future.


  1. As always another very pretty card!
    You can just keep producing them carn't you!!lol
    I have added the butterfly die to my next order list you have convinced me to buy!

  2. Christine, I can't believe you would ever be stuck for ideas! You deserve the spoiling BTW & just look what you have created with your pretty gifts. I LOVE the main panel with the three coloured butterflies. (Silly me forgot to order these butterflies this time!) :)

  3. Beautiful card Christine! The stamps are gorgeous - you're a very lucky woman!

  4. What an elegant card! Great work with this week's palette :]

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. this is so pretty, Christine!

  6. Lucky you to have such thoughtful friends! Love the card you've made and the way you used the colours - that little panel of SS dsp is perfect.

  7. Gorgeous Christine, love the matching stamps and die. You are the colour challenge Queen!

  8. WOOOHOOO!!! Jump on board the PTI band wagon Christine - it's so much fun! lol

    What a beautiful pressie from your friends and you've certainly made a gorgeous card with it!