Lighthearted Leaves

I’ve finally managed to make a card and submit it in time for a challenge (I’m still using Martin’s laptop!). This time it’s one of my favourite sites – CAS colours and sketches where it’s a colour challenge this week. Here’s my entry:

Stampin' Up! Lighthearted Leaves

And here’s the banner that inspired my card:

I think that this may be the first time I’ve used chocolate chip, or at least close to it. I’ve had the colour for over a year too! I’m just not fond of brown. This image is from one of the new sets in the annual catalogue, Lighthearted Leaves. It’s a really great set and lends itself to colouring; I’m going to have to do some watercolouring with this soon. There are also framelits that allow you to cut out the leaves – I have a card to share soon using these. But here I stamped the image in chocolate chip on very vanilla (what a great name – I just made some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies using a recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe which are HIGHLY recommended – her chocolate chip cookies are amazing too)  and then used my Stampin’ Write markers in lost lagoon and wild wasabi to colour in the image. The sentiment also comes from the same set and is stamped in chocolate chip. I glued the very vanilla piece onto a mat of chocolate chip (I was obsessed with chocolate chip by this time in my baking) and then onto a base of lost lagoon.  I’m really pleased with how this card came out. I’m also pleased with the cookies, let’s see how much my work colleagues like them tomorrow.

See you tomorrow,



    1. Thanks Patricia – I enjoyed making it. I’m hoping that my life will be a little calmer, possibly even boring, for a while so that I have time to card more.

  1. Oh that leaf looks so gorgeous, reminds me of paisley patterned clothes I used to wear way back when! Thanks for playing along with the colours from CC&S.

    1. Thanks Stef – I was really pleased with it. Except for the push by the challenge, I’m certain that I’d have used black instead of brown for the stamping and it would not have been anything like as good. I intend to remember this and consider browns more often as a consequence.

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