Friday, 5 November 2010

CACB #27 - A Reason To Celebrate!

It's time for Challenge #27 at CACB and this one is rather special because it's our first birthday! What a fast year this has been and we've had a humungous amount of talent and inspiration shared with us during this time and we'd like to thank you for that. Seeing as it's such a special challenge, there are a lot of prizes on offer both on the challenge blog and on all the DT blogs too. Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be added to the draw to win a digi stamp or pre-coloured sheet of choice - the rest of the DT are doing draws too so don't forget to pop over to see them. The full details of all the prizes are on the challenge blog.

Our theme this time is a Christmas card or project using non-traditional colours. For my card I've used a faberge style poinsettia egg from the new pre-coloured sheet although this design is also available as a digi stamp. The pre-coloured sheet has the same design in 6 different colours both traditional and non-traditional. It'll come as no surprise to learn that I took a fancy for the purple option for this one although I will admit that I had a heck of a job getting the photo not to look blue!! I eventually got there though - by having the camera on the setting for snow! The bps are from the mottled stone collection 5 and the new poinsettia collection. I've matted the egg onto silver mirri cut out with a nesties label 4 die and embellished with a couple of Marianne Designs swirls. The greeting, which is one of the Christmas Tickets was overlaid onto a piece of the mottled stone bp (cropped to size) before printing it out. A very simple card really and pretty quick to do which I think we sometimes need as Christmas gets ever closer.

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for stopping by today, good luck in all the draws this time.


  1. Fanastic Ann. Love what you have done with this super pre coloured image.


  2. Stunning I just love the colours you have chosen!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck! hugs Shell xx

  3. Ann A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have found us!! Your card is lovely! That Faberge egg is gorgeous!! Love your golden flourishes too!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. Hello Ann - welcome to the MMSC - what a fabulous card - your image is lovely and the colours are so rich and perfect! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Ann, Welcome to our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a fabulous poinsettia egg - all your colors are so dynamic, I just love the combo of gold and purple! Thanks again for joining us and we home you will come back an play again next week!

  6. Lovely colours and a great card, Ann!

  7. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges Anne!! We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to come visit you on your blog. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. What a wonderful image too :) I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  8. Ann -welcome to Midnight Madness, it's great to have you join us this week. Your card is exceptional. Love the rich vivid color. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. A really sumptuous creation, Ann.
    I love your colour choice and the new BP. Your new egg is superb and presented beautifully.


  10. This is just stunning Ann, and your purple looks wondrous :D

  11. Ann, Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, it's great to see you over here and we are so glad you decided to play along with us this week. Your card is just beautiful! Your faberge egg is such an unusual image...fabby I might add! I can see you love purple from your blog and you've incorporated it beautifully into your card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week.

  12. Beautiful card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  13. There are those cool tickets again. I'm partial to purple and I think it is Christmas is suppose to be non-traditional and for most people I agree you wouldn't see much....very lovely!

  14. Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to play along!
    Happy birthday to CACB!
    Your card is lovely! Love the deep purple and the white poinsettaegg!

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


  15. Oh this is such a pretty care, Ann! Love the purple on this Christmas card...such a regal look! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We hop you join us again real soon! Hugs!!



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