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Friday, 8 June 2012

Less is More - Week 70 Colour Challenge 'Red, White and Blue'

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the challenge at Less is More this week was a 'Red, White and Blue' colour challenge. We spent Saturday night at our friend's 10th Wedding Anniversary party and as they went for a red, white and blue colour scheme, I thought it would be nice to make them a thank you card in the same colours.
This is my first attempt; which is very Jubilee-ish but not strictly red, white and blue, more red, beige and blue!!

Papers: Papermania Portebello Road (free with Creativity mag)
Die: Dienamics medium scallop border
Stamp: Personal Impressions sentiment
Other: Airmail twine, adhesive pearls

So I tried again and came up with this one!! (Think I prefer the first one though lol!)

Paper: Pink Petticoat 'Hydrangea' download in navy
Punch: Martha Stewart Hydrangea
Stamp Personal Impressions sentiment
Other: Stampin' Up twine, adhesive pearls

On Monday (following a very bad hangover on Sunday lol) we had a little Jubilee gathering at home with some friends; I was sooo proud of my cake display, complete with mini Union Jacks, that I had to share this pic with you!


Chrissie said...

These are great Caggy and even though it's slightly busy, I LOVE the second one!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

That first one is superb Caggy
Brilliantly CAS
Those cakes look rather yummy too
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Deanna said...

Cute design! love the blue card with the little red flowers:)

Pia S said...

I like both cards. The first has a a great design with lots of white space and beautiful red paper.
The second one - I LOVE the flowery look - how clever to punch out red flowers, they fit the blue ones on the printed paper so well!

Sally H said...

love these, especially the bunting! Your cakes look delicious too.

Kathyk said...

Like them both but prefer the more CAS first one ..... and those yummy cupcakes!


Fiona said...

Hi Caggy,
Thanks for your kind words about my blog. Love your cards especially the first one, you have reminded me that I have the same sentiments and haven't used them for ages, must dig them out. Your cake display is gorgeous, sorry to hear you were suffering with a hangover but hope you had fun getting it!

Sue W said...

Ooh both cards are delish.........great job with the cupcakes too!