Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #14....oh my {sweet} friend

Oh my sweet friends, Dawn McVey has done it again! Another color challenge that is a challenge for sure to open my eyes to new color combos. Let me confess....I am quite unfair to the color purple....pretty much all shades of purple are TOUGH for me to craft with. I do enjoy the color purple but have such a hard time making it work for me! Well, out of sheer need to break out of my box and to participate in Dawn's challenge I went for it. And you know what? I am actually really happy with the resulting card purple and all! Thanks Dawn and Raspberry Suite Challenge #14!

the challenge:
my card:
Taking a creative cue from so many designers out there who are lining it up, I made random width strips of raspberry fizz grid, plum pudding bitty dot (both from Papertrey Ink) and a deep red cardstock and cream cardstock from Bazzill. The matching ribbon is also raspberry fizz saddle stitch.

Look at all of those delish hot colors marching across the card. Love them! Oh and the perfect knot! That hardly ever goes my way. LOL!

Click the pictures in this post to get up close with the crystal effects on the heart and the clear glitter on the frosting area that give this cute cupcake some sparkle!
You know what else sparkles??? Well, it's YOU! I just love visiting so many creative blogs every day and I really appreciate that you take the time to visit me. So from me to you, have a cupcake Sweet Friend!
Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
Ink: SU!
Stamp: Studio G
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Punch: SU!
Other: button, craft gem, zig writer pens, crystal effects and clear glitter (Martha Stewert)

19 comments:

Elise said...

Oooooooowwww! This is truly SCRUMPTIOUS! I can't even find the words to share my delight in these beautiful patterns and colors all expertly combined to create the most raspberry-licious card - E V A ! You and sweet things shor go well together! Yuuuuuuummmmmmmyyyyyy!

Ann said...

OMG, this IS delish!!!! Love, love, love what you did with these colors!!!

Maureen said...

What a striking card!! Love your mix of paper and the bling!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Dana! I love love the different strips you used for your background! It really makes the card! The cupcake is making me hungry! :) Yummy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cuute cupcake card! Your card is so bright & cheerful! :) TFS

Karen said...

Well, sweet friend, you may claim to have a hard time with crafting the Purple, but it would seem that Purple has not a trouble with you! Bippity Boppity Boo! You worked your magic and the Purple (and of course, some fandazzletastic Fizz too! :>) bowed down to your sweet sparkly crafting powers and was more than mighty agreeable!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this set of colors from Miss Dawn and you have them holding hands and singing in rounds!!! Love it! :>

Debbie Nelson said...

Any special friend would love to receive this specail card..love it!

Courtney Baker said...

This is gorgeous. I just love what you did with the paper! Fab job!

Laurel said...

Wow, you really rocked the challenge!

Julie said...

oh this is my pick for the "spotlight" - lovely design!

Melissa said...

WOW! I love this....makes me think of a candy store, LOL! Great job!

tg said...

Cute Dana. I have said it before but I will say it again -- glad you got your sewing machine out. I too am purple challenged so I plan to do try this color combo. We will see!

karlak said...

Cute card! Great job on the challenge.

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, Dana! You totally rocked this challenge! I had so much trouble with it, but you made it look so easy and natural. Such amazing patterns and textures here. SO awesome girl.

travelingmama said...

oh how cute! I love the paper on the diagonal!

Rosemary said...

I agree with Elise -- scrumptious!!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the mix of PP and that button and ribbon detail is fab!

Winter said...

Oh, I love it! You did a great job using these colors! I love the strips of paper! This has to be one of her top picks! :)

Terri E. said...

I adore your strips of paper. Awesome job on the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E