Sunday, September 2, 2012


You may recall that I was rather sad at finishing up my time with Sunny Challenges & Creations at the end of August.  Well, I am pleased to say that my Guest Designer spot has been extended for the month of September.  The person who was going to feature as Guest Designer for this month had to withdraw for family reasons; a truly sad time for her, but I am honoured to be able to step up.

This week's challenge is a pretty cute, fun one - to make a square card, measuring 10cm x 10cm.  I didn't realise quite how small a canvas it would be to work with, but I loved it!  Here's the sketch to use as a starting point for the card:

I have had a play with a few new products just released in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalogue for Australia and New Zealand.  Some of my favourites are the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, and the new In Colors.  Summer Starfruit is a new colour that I think is rather polarising ....  but I LOVE it!

Here's my take on the sketch:

Stamps: Summer Afternoon, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Confetti
Card: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Watercolour paper
DSP: Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake stampin' pad and marker, Midnight Muse stampin' pad and marker, Soft Suede marker, Summer Starfruit stampin' pad and marker, Basic Gray marker, Old Olive marker, Timber Brown Staz-on (not SU!)
Other: Blender pens, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Sweet Buttons embosslits, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Basic Pearl, Linen Thread, sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team samples at Sunny Challenges & Creations - and please, play along with us!  We'd love to see your card!


  1. This is a real miniature work of art. Love the beautiful coloring and vibrant DSP on a great layout. Thanks for the happy mail on Friday. Not opening it until tomorrow. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. X

  2. Thanks for staying with us for another month Christine. Love your work.

    Your card is gorgeous. I can just imagine a lovely ride in beautiful surroundings (that's if I could stay on my bike long enough to enjoy).

    Its such fun to get new things to play with. I agree the new in-colours are fantastic and yes Summer Starfruit can take some getting used to.

  3. This is gorgeous Christine - I can almost see myself borrowing that bike & going for a picnic somewhere.... Totally agree with you about the Summer Starfruit, haven't been agame to use it yet! Thanks for joining us again as our Guest Designer at Sunny Challenges & Creations
    PS Just remembered I have this set, so you have given me some inspiration to play

  4. This card is totally cute, Christine. Love the image and the colours. Makes you feel that spring is coming (hopefully!).

  5. What a great wee card, Christine. Love that image - you've done a great job of colouring it.

  6. What a sweetie, Christine! Great colour combo with the crumb cake. I love doing 10 x 10 cards! Haven't done one in a while ... Thanks for the reminder! Hugs xxx