Saturday 8 February 2014

You are my Happy... Dynamic Duos #89

Ooops! Ever have one of those "why didn't I double-check?" moments?
I had one last night as I prepared to link up my DT offering for this week's Dynamic Duos Soft & Subtle challenge. Here's the badge:
Blushing Bride (✔) and Pistachio Pudding...
Maybe it's because I am not a Stampin' Up demonstrator (although I DO have a catalog with all the SU colour listed), maybe it's an old-age-creeping-up thing, maybe its that darned SU alliteration, anyway, I had it lodged in my head that the second colour was Pool Party.

So here's what I made:
Isn't that a cute card?
I felt a little guilty already, as the beautiful DP (one of Close to My Heart's new paper packs, Balloon Ride) did all the work. Then I went to link up with the other DT member's creations, and found the second colour was actually a shade of light green...back to the drawing board.

So here's Take #2:
In the interests of time, I used essentially the same card design, subbing in some old retired CTMH cardstock (Kiwi, I think) and another new DP, Ariana (so pretty!) which has the green as well as the required soft pink. The focal image stamp is from the Ariana Workshop-on-the-Go kit. I just added a little shading with Copic Markers and some Wink of Stella for shine.
Some more juicy sequins from Verve and voilĂ , epic save!
Another look. 
I used Kraft cardstock and Cashmere ink as my neutral. Also some Color-ready seam binding ribbon and Blossom twine from the Twinery. The little heart at the bottom is another new CTMH set, Doodle Signs.
This card will get tucked into my husband's suitcase when he travels to Texas at the end of the month.

So, want to see some beautiful creations in the REAL challenge colours?
Head on over to the Dynamic Duos blog.

Hope to see your creations this week! 
Happy crafting,

Cardstock: kraft, white daisy, Kiwi, Baby Blue, Blush, (CTMH)
Designer Paper: Ariana, Balloon Ride (CTMH)
Ink: Cashmere, Blush (CTMH)
Stamp sets: (CTMH) Doodle Signs, Ariana WOTG, Give a Lift
Embossing folder: Provocraft
Copic Markers
Baker's Twine: The Twinery. Blossom & Flax
Sequins: Verve pastel mix


  1. Caroline, all I can say is WOW! Both of your cards are beyond gorgeous. I have done the same thing for a challenge before by using a different color. You are not alone. :) But, on the bright created a double dose of beautiful creative inspiration this week. I just love all the details!

  2. You showed those new papers off so well, these are gorgeous!

  3. Both cards are beautiful. Love how you used the sequins on both cards. Great job.

  4. Love the sequins on your cards- absolutely gorgeous- love that background paper. So sorry you had to another card but now two people will be blessed by your efforts!

  5. I love both of your cards, they are beautiful. I too have used the wrong color for one of the past Dynamic Duo's challenge and I am sure there are many others who have done the same thing. So you are in good company.

  6. Both cards are great! I like how you used all the different textures and layers on each--and yet each card has it's own uniqure style. You're really good at this cardmaking thing! :-) -B

  7. Oh my...where do I begin? I absolutely love both of your cards...and the second one is awesome under a time crunch...way to go. Mine took me FOREVER.....:)

  8. Oh, I love both cards!! The DSP on both is so pretty and am thankful that you shared the Pool Party one as well :-)

  9. Pool Party and Blushing Bride is also a great combo! Like both your cards a lot.

  10. Just gorgeous! And now I'm off to order that pastel sequins. Oh...YUM!!

  11. replica watches uk, combining elegant style and cutting-edge technology, a variety of styles of replica rolex pearlmaster watches, the pointer walks between your exclusive taste style.


Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!