Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mardi Gras Colour Challenge for Dilly Beans

Hi!! I am so excited, I just have to share this with you first! I shopped the Sizzix sale and the courier arrived with my box of goodies just now! Lots and lots of Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders and some other sizzix nesting dies and I just dont know where to start!!

Anyway, a wee change for me today, I've actually made a card for a challenge rather than for a DT post! Dilly Beans challenges are now fortnightly so here's hoping I can actually get an entry in every time! The current challenge is to use 'Mardi Gras' Colours which they have specified as being Purple, Green and Gold.

I had a wee play about with some Tim Hotlz distress paints in Dusty Concord and Mowed Lawn onto a kraft card base and added some spritzes of Purple Dylusions for extra purple. Dont think it was quite the card to use but it was for the background so quite happy. I used some green core'dinations with a skully embossing folder and die cut some stars from a sheet of Craftwork Cards colour wash paper from the 'Holiday' pack. The image I chose was #418 Lulu Framed (*they are having a BOGO sale will Jan 31st!!!) and I've coloured her with shades of purple and green Promarkers with some Gold Stickles to her hearts. Some 'gold' yellow organza ribbon and extra gold stickles finishes the card.

As well as entering the Dilly Beans challenge, I'll also enter her here -
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sprinkle and Sparkle - Anything Goes with Glitter
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Embossing

Thanks for looking, hope you like it!
Mo xxx


  1. This is fabulous Maureen, love the star frame and the image is coloured beautifully.

    Linda xxx

  2. I'm so jealous of your delivery! I daren't buy any more craft stuff or dad will kill me!!!
    Your card is gorgeous and wonderful colours. I've just been through the Dilly Beans site and I adore their images!

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  3. Beautiful card, Maureen!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again.

    Belinda -

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  5. This is fantastic. Love her purple hair. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  6. Great job! This is just a very beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing this at Card Mania Challendges. We hope to see you back very soon!

  7. This is a really fantastic card.
    Thanks for joining us at our embossing challenge at Stamps & Fun = Creativity
    Hope to see you again,hugs and greetings
    Angela DT

  8. HI there, what a groovy card! I love the colours and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday!

    Rachael :-)