Wednesday, October 13, 2021



This week's Colour Creations blog hop, as we work our way alphabetically through Stampin' Up!'s colour range, is all about Granny Apple Green.  It's a lovely, bright, green that just evokes feelings of happiness!

The background panel on my card front is a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack.  I die-cut several leaves from Granny Apple Green card, using Pierced Blooms Dies, and adhered them trailing down the right-hand edge of this panel.

I decided to use the sweet Floral Squares Dies, as Granny Apple Green could feature on the foliage ... and the pop of additional colour I chose to use is Poppy Parade, for the flowers.  To achieve these different colours, I first die-cut the squares from Basic White card.  I then die-cut just the leaf and stem portions from Granny Apple Green card, using Paper Snips to trim them from the frames.  After gluing the green die cuts over the top of the original white pieces, I die-cut the flowers from Poppy Parade card, and glued them over the white flowers.  The final step was to cut two squares of dotty black and white paper, also from the Pattern Party DSP pack, and to adhere the die cuts to the paper, to give a contrasting background.

The sentiment is from the Sunny Sentiments stamp set.  I stamped it, using my Stamparatus, on a strip of Basic White card, that I matted on a strip of DSP from the same sheet as I cut the background for the Floral Squares.

Here's a closer look at those delicious pierced die-cut leaves, and the White Crinkled Seam binding and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I coloured with my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends marker:

I hope that these lovely bright colours will bring a smile to the face of the recipient.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Diane Furniss.  If you click on the button below, you will be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in tonight's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy co-ordinates our Colour Creations shares every week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Paper Snips


  1. I love your card Christine. Using the black and white to back the squares and the cascading leaves are stunning details.

  2. Rachel Woollard13 October, 2021 20:20

    Stunning card Christine, I love your teeny tiny borders, and the Poppy Parade flowers look lovely

  3. Christine, how good does that dotty DSP look behind the floral squares dies! It really makes them pop. Snap on the gorgeous DSP, which looks so good on your card with the Granny apple green Pierced Blooms Dies.

  4. A great card Christine. I love the layering with the Floral Square dies and the brilliant effect that you achieved. The floating Pierced Bloom leaves are delightful. Xxx

  5. What a lovely card Christine, I love those words on the front so much. It always makes me think of my Long time friend Barbara who lives in the UK we have been friends since age 5 and I miss her so much. Even though we still keep in touch even after 49 years of living in Australia.

  6. A lovely bright card, Christine. Those colours coordinate so beautifully together and the stitched leaves down the side add great texture. I hadn't even noticed this stamp set, but love this sentiment!

  7. Your colour combo seems to be very on trend this week!I've been holding off on this bundle and when I read the title of your blog I thought "here we go again"another tempter. Every time I see the DSP from that pack used I have major regrets not purchasing it when I had the chance. Such a striking card

  8. Such a crisp, fresh combination of colours Christine. The red adds a great touch of drama.