25 May 2011

I'm a bit dotty right now!


Morning Custard Lovers!

The new challenge over at MMCS this week, sponsored by Meljen's Designs, is Favourite Colours. By now you'll know that although everyone thinks mine is pink, I have two; lilac and yellow.

Would you believe I have never made a lilac and yellow card? I suppose thinking about it logically, I'd only make a lilac and yellow card for someone, if I knew they liked these colours. (And although Very Understanding Hubby often asks me to make him a card for me, it's never happened.)

Of course, the other reason I've never made a lilac and yellow card is because I have no suitable stash to do so. (Very Understanding Hubby will find this hard to believe, as only yesterday, we were discussing my stash's strange ability to grow, with absolutely no help from me whatsoever...)

Back to the drawing board (AKA, the one inch square of clear desk that is not covered in stuff.) for me. I don't play with Lilac and purple shades very much and I also veer away from monochromatic. But strangely, if I do venture into the world of MC, it's often with lilacs!

So, seeing as I was being brave with lilac and monochromatic, I decided to pair it with my current favourite, polka dots. (It's so my favourite at the moment, my string has dust on it!) Et Voila!

I'm going to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Erm, Sketch!
Creative Stamp Friends - My Favourite Colours
Stamps R Us - Goin' Digital
Craft Your Days Away - White Plus One
Designed 2 Delight - White Plus One
My Time to Craft - Use a Die Cut
The ABC Challenge - V is for Violet

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Paloozle Pizazz; Cupcake Cards and Crafts, Rainbow Polkadots; Funky Hand
Image: Meljen's Designs
Sentiment: PTI
Colouring: SU! Ink and Old Faithful, status; playing up
Tools: Nesties
Other: Stickles and Buttons from stash

40 comments:

Jill said...

Really pretty Faye, yep lilac is an unusual colour for you! Jill x

Cazza said...

Luuush lilac colour combo and loving all the fabby spots! Perfect colouring too - gorgeous card hon!
Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday too :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Jane said...

Sorry! There's a HUGE error with this posting...can't believe no one else noticed it...Post Title reads...'dotty right now'. It should read...'In a Permanent State of Dottiness'! I'm sure this breaks some trade description law or health n' safety! That aside, you have excelled yourself in the colouring dept. so on this occasion I shall not report you to the Blog Police xxx

maxine said...

Hi Faye a lovely dotty card and so cute hugs maxine x

Bridget said...

Adorable card! Thank you for joining us in our Saturday DT Challenge @ Designed2Delight!

Vicky said...

Good morning my sweetie I love this card its gorgeous my sons girlfriend adores spots.....she is addicted so I'm not showing her this I wont ever get my lappy back lol. Do you know I never do these colours either dont know why really. I'm not a lilac person but I do love to see it on cards.
Enjoy your day sweetie,

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Gaynor said...

This is lovely, I like the corners and buttons and your colouring is fab, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck with the challenge, Gaynor DT x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the sweet image, the colour combo and the design.
Kevin xx

Sandy O said...

WOW...what a great card. The colroring is perfect. The dot paper matches so well. I, for some reason, don't have lilac (purplish) paper either for some reason. It is such a pretty color, but I have noticed there is not much out there to choose from, in those colors in a pad of paper that I like.If you find some, I hope you post it, ;o)

Jo said...

OooooOoooOOOooooh! even your buttons are big spots :)
Are you going through a 'clearasil' stage, lol. I shall name this a clearasil card :)

Faye, this is another beauty!
...maybe a 'beauty spot'?
*groan*
sorry i'll get me coat!


Thanks for joining us at sketch saturday this week
Jo xx

Catherine said...

What a sweet card Fluff ! I love those papers ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us this week on Designed2Delight.

Claire x said...

Now I have made a card with lilac and yellow in the past and it does look OK LOL. I love purples and lilacs, so have plenty of papers in that shade, however I don't have these polkadots and am very jealous LOL. This is a fabulous card hun, as always. Hugs, Claire x

jimlynn said...

Love the dots, colors, and everything else!!! So pretty.
Lynn

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous Fluff xx

Debbie said...

Sweet card. Love the lilac, I agree with you that I hardly use it, but did try it out in the SS DT card last Saturday and quite liked it.
Take care Debbiexx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Fab card! Gorgeous colour combo and i'm lovin' the spots!

Lisa x

Daniele said...

lovin' the lilac card Faye, so pretty
hugs from a custard lover

Amanda R said...

I think lilac and yellow are a beautiful combination but I like yellow with pretty much any color. Love the corner pieces with the buttons and all the polka dots, really cute!

Liza said...

I love your spotty card Fluff, a great image too.

Liza x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the layout with those button corners!! Beautiful coloring and sky background too. :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Faye. This is gorgeous. Love the image, colours and the dots.....all brilliant!!

Here is the link to the Tesco sewing machine I got...though I got mine in store.

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.211-2499.aspx

It's basic & simple (perfect for me!)....and OMG!!! It's gone down to half price....could kick myself now! The first one I had to take back as it jammed. With a little patience I probably could have sorted this myself but I took it back to the store anyway. The second one I am using with no probs...but I would recommend getting proper cotton not the cheap polyester stuff for best results. I'll make sure I keep my receipt safe in case I get any more probs in the next 12 months. Worth the money I'd say! Any more help just shout.

xx Jenny xx

Shelly said...

Hehe Fluff you are SO funny, but there's a lot in what you said... so true for me too! The card is lovely by the way, and I think you should defo go for a lilac & yellow combo next... I like these colours! Shelly x

Jemima's Jems said...

awwwwwww Faye sweetie this is ADORABLE, i absoluitely love lilac and polkas and your card is soooo fabulous :-)

JJ
xx

coops said...

stunning card faye.i love the gorgeous lilac colours and dotty papers and fab fun image ;D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

I looove your card! I love lilac, monochrome, dotty... And your image is totally adorable! And I love the layout! That's a lot of I loves:-)... Have a LOVEly evening! LOVE and BIG hugs, Delphine xx

dstandard said...

What a precious card - love how you worked the challenge! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Davi said...

LOVE this dotty card :) MY favorite color and the Lo is great!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Faye and love the sweet image.
luv
debby

sari said...

Hi there good looking!!
How the heck have i missed this posting??!! *lol* This is such a lovely card girl, love the colors and your image is so cute...brilliant coloring again! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Hugs & SUnshine!

Mary J said...

Steve and I had that conversation yesterday too! Funny, I didn't realise paper could multiply either!

LOVE this! Your colouring is amazing as usual!

Donna said...

A real cutie card Fluff...these colours are perfect together...I'm joining you in the spotty dotty fun tomorrow :) Donna x

jojoscraps said...

This is a great card! I love all the purple. Your coloring is fab and I really like your design. Speaking of purple, my daughter got married this past summer and her theme was purple. Her girls wore purple and had purple and blonde hair. The boys had purple shoes and most of the flowers were purple orchids. Sounds like alot, but it was perfect and she loved it! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamps R Us. I hope you'll join us again soon!
Jo xx

DesigNeAl said...

Faye - such beautiful projects you have worked on this week! My favourite is defenitely your little lilac and yellow piece, just gorgeous. Sorry I could not comment on any of your work earlier, Blogger has been acting up but it seems I am back again ;-(
Have a nice weekend
XX

kerry said...

Hi Faye. Love this card and all of the spots. My daughter's favourite colour is purple and this card has turned out perfect!

Suzie Q said...

Spots and dots are one of my faves x
i lurrrvs this card the colour is fab and the layout gorguss x
lil fruit and nutx

Abi said...

Erm... correct me if I'm wrong but I thought you were always a bit dotty lol!! don't worry we love you for it! Love this card too, it's just super lovely. I've been enjoying lilac & yellow recently too xxx

Nina said...

Wooaw, this is wonderful!! Love the purple, your layout is geat and the motiv is so sweet and great coloured.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)
Hugs, Nina.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love the purple Faye! The polka Dots are great too!

Vintage Milly said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining in with our challenge over at the ABC challenge blog this week,
hugz,
Em.x