Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Challenge!!

My challenge to you (and to me!) is to
play more!!!  I tend to focus too much
on certain things, and forget to "mix it up".

So today, starting the New Year off right....
I've decided to take a challenge....actually
this is the Play Date Cafe's challenge #162
a color combo WAY out of my comfort zone:

This incorporates the colors of:
Quite a different combo....but then, that's the point!....lol.

And here is my entry:

I finally got the chance to ink up some of my newer
stamps....again....the point of my challenge!!  The
medallion and the dragonfly are from The Rubber Cafe,
both are embossed with Zing embossing powder (gold
and lilac).  The Happy Birthday sentiment from Skipping
Stones Designs and the lacy border stamp next to the teal
seam binding from Just Rite Stampers.  Finishing touches...
the bling (Want 2 Scrap teal and Kaisercraft ice green pearls)
and the teal flower stick pin holding the banner is from LYB.
Cardstock is Core'dnations and the patterned paper is a gold
and mint green print from the Mariposa DCWV stack....using
my stash here!!

So....challenges met....
1. out of my comfort zone color wise
(I'm especially NOT a purple girl!)
2. using new stamps, not just letting them sit unopened.
3. mixing different stamps
4. using my stash
5. entering more challenges in the New Year

So....no resolutions here....just a challenge.....c'mon, join me
in a crafty fun New Year!


  1. Laura - I adore this card. You hit the challenge on the nose! Good job.

  2. the gold is perfect and love the embossed shimmer. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  3. Great job Laura! and you did meet all the parts of the Challenge...mmmm! Might have to give this some thought, this pallette is not out of my comfort zone so I would enjoy making it. Now to just sit down & do it. hug T

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  5. Beautiful elegant card. Love the dragon fly and how you blinged it up!

  6. Really pretty! Love those rhinestones on the back of the dragonfly, just perfect! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

  7. Gorgeous card. Elegant colors. Love it.

  8. Yeah! Glad you got to use your stash and go out of your comfort zone It worked because your card is so pretty! The embossed medallion is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. Laura, this is a gorgeous card. I'm going to join you in your challenge to get out of your comfort zone. Here's to an adventurous 2013.