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A Bold Challenge

What’s my least used colour family?

I’m sure some of you know.

If you answered ‘Bold Brights’ then you are correct.

Now it’s not that I don’t like the colours in Bold Brights but I much prefer Earth Elements, Rich Regals and Soft Subtles and tend to use these colours more often or a combination of them in my creations. Of course the In Colors are favourites too but I’m just talking about the regular colour families here.

So seeing I don’t often use Bold Brights but I do have them I issues myself a challenge and that was to create a card using only Bold Bright colours along with 1 neutral which was Whisper White.

I’m still unsure about these cards and would love all honest comments and/or suggestions regardless of whether you like them or not.

I had a few colours I wanted to try together so I went on over to the SU Color Combo site and selected those colours and searched for another colour. I ended up selecting 2 of the combinations that came back.

This is the first card made using Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Orchid Opulence.

Priceless 1

I’ve used the ‘Priceless’ stamp set and ‘So Swirly’ jumbo wheel along with the white gel pen to add some highlights to the wheeled portion. The layout of this card was taken for a Mojo Monday Sketch and it is for Week 71.

For the second card I’ve used the same layout but on a standard size card, used the same stamp set but substituted Gable Green for the Orchid Opulence.

Priceless 2

For the final card I have made so far I went with only 2 Bold Bright colours along with Whisper White and also changed the stamp set to ‘Flight of the Butterfly’.

The colours I’ve used on this next one is Real Red and Yoyo Yellow.

Flight of the Butterfly 2

I’m thinking I like this one better. Even though it’s still bright I like the simplicity of the card along with just the 2 Bold Brights colours.

So what do you think? Do I do okay? Do you like one more than the others? Should I just stick with my comfort colours?

Mojo Monday Week 75 + Kwernerdesign Color Inspiration #43


Can you believe I actually managed 2 cards for Kristina’s Color Inspiration this week and I did them both the same day, just decided to spread the posts out.

This is the Mojo Monday Sketch Week 75


and here is the kwernerdesign color inspiration #43 in case you missed it yesterday


and here is my creation using both of these.

Priceless 7

I really liked this sketch and can see me making some more cards using it. Hopefully I’ll also start participating in the Mojo Monday Sketches more often.


Stamp sets: Priceless
Card: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Regal brads, Paper Piercing template & tool (Tool Kit), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Priceless CASE

On Monday, Marelle Taylor posted this gorgeous card on her blog. I love Marelle’s work and this card came right at the right time for me as I needed to make one of my niece’s a birthday card for Tuesday (yesterday) so I opted to CASE Marelle’s card.

Priceless 6

If you’ve seen Marelle’s you will notice that I changed the colours on mine. I love the simplicity of the layers and it’s so quick to make, which was a good thing considering I’d left it till Tuesday morning and we (my 4 girls and I) were headed over to my sisters for the day to celebrate Tehgan’s birthday. I think this card would look good in many different colour combinations.

Stamp sets: Priceless, Short & Sweet, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Card: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Sponge Dauber, White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals.