Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Simple Thanks -- Color Throwdown Guest Designer for February


Happy Wednesday!!
Hope you are all doing well!!
Today is my last day as a guest for the Color
Throwdown!!  We have some really warm colors
for you this week and they made me SWEAT!!! hahaha!!
Ok, I'm not really joking here... these colors stressed me out!!
But, I gave it a go and came up with a very simple card of Thanks.

I used some of Mona Pendleton's Contemporary Roses stamps for the base
of my card stamped in the 2 colors: Tangerine Tango & So Saffron.
Then I added the lil inker cutting plate over the top of them.
Layered with a black card stock piece and then used the
Taylored Expressions "band-it" die to finish is off!!
Where's the character, you might be thinking??
Well, I had a little mishap and was only 
using one eye to create this card...!!
Let's just say that it's lucky that
I got a card finished for 
the challenge at all!!

Here are the colors for this week's challenge!! 
I have had a really strange week with a run of bad 
luck so I'm not even going to promise when I will be
around to go visiting...  It seems that every time I open 
my mouth lately, I have utterly jinxed myself!!  :( Do you 
ever have weeks like that..!?   So, I hope to see you all soon!!

Let's go see what the other
Color Throwdown ladies have today...
Wanda Cullen 

I had the pleasure of meeting Broni from the Color Throwdown
at a copic workshop this past weekend about 30 minutes from my home!!
She was a delight to chat with & I was so surprised how close we live to each other!!
Thank you to all of the Color Throwdown ladies for having me as a guestie this month!!
I really did have tons of fun with them and color challenges are my absolute favorites!!  :) :) 


  1. HI Nicole, I hope you are feeling better soon, and yes I too have weeks where they just disappear before I even knew they had started and all my intentions came to nothing. Great card too, the idea is very clever and the result is lovely.

    Have a better week :-)

  2. Sorry to hear that you have had a bad run of luck Nicole, I hope things improve for you soon.
    Your card is stunning. I really love your design and such an effective use of those fabulous colours.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  3. soooooooooooo wonderful, love the idea and orange looks fabulous combined with black

  4. Very pretty card Nicole! Love this colour combination. :)


  5. Awesome use of the colors, Nicole! I'm so glad you were our guestie this month! And it was a pleasure to meet you and spend a little time together! (Photos on my blog today!!!)

  6. This is so stylish Nicole and a lovely colour combination. Hope you have a better week and life improves for you x Susan x

  7. Wonderful card Nicole! What a fun die cut background and layered label!

  8. Oh, Nicole, this is such a creative and fun idea! No need to sweat - lol - as this turned out beautifully! Loved seeing the photos of you and Broni at the Copic class. Looks like you may have shared a laugh or two - hahaha! We loved having you as our guestie this month. Hope to see you in the gallery many more times!

  9. Your card turned out wonderfully.
    I understand about the colors but you were a trooper and worked through it. lol.
    Hope things get better and no more jinxing yourself.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. Wow! This card rocks! Wonderful job on using these colors!

  11. Nicole...I love it! You can never go wrong with orange and black in my opinion! Just beautiful!

  12. Fabulous card Nicole. Love the diecut with the pretty stamping underneath! Susan x

  13. Beautiful, this looks so effective!

  14. Well that's super dedicated of you to keep on crafting with just one eye (???) and it's not even wonky or anything! The colours are gorgeous but the way you used them is so effective and clever with that peekaboo die :-)
    I do hope the jinx is all done now and normal service is resumed!
    Big hugs, Kat x

  15. Hi Nicole! I don't blame you - I think that color combo would have stressed me too but you did a fabulous job. I hope your swelling has gone down :)

  16. Oooh Nicole, your card turned out amazing! I would probably stress on that combo but I think you did a fabulous job my friend! TFS!
    Have a super day!
    Sherrie K

  17. Its Fabulous! my one eyed friend...What have you been doing to yourself?
    Hope the rest of the week improves for you.
    Take care sweetie xxxx
    Hugs Mau xx

  18. Great job on the card Nicole, you rocked those colours. I am sending some positive vibes your way.

  19. Love the colors and the CAS design, perfectly put together!

  20. Love how you used Mona's stamps, very clever! You did a fabulous job with the color challenge Nicole and this is a terrific card!!! Hugs, Lisa

  21. Nicole this came out very pretty and doesn't look Halloweeney at all, which could be the case with these colors! Great job!

  22. This is beautiful, Nicole...what an awesome cutting plate and I love how you stamped the flowers on the background layer!!!! Sorry about all your bad luck this week...hope everything turns out well!!!! I'm so glad you were our Guestie this month...hope to see you often in the CTD gallery!!!!!

  23. This is so pretty sweetie, gorgeous colours. am late with my commenting, sorry it is short and sweet.

  24. Love the creative background peeking through from behind the fancy black frame! Thanks so much for joining us as our guest designer this month--we've loved having you play along with us!

  25. I would have been swearing bullets over these colors too. I applaud you my dear. :-) You found a great way to use them. Hugs!

  26. What a great bold and graphic design, Nichole! Perfect for these colors! It was great having you join us this month--thanks so much for helping out!

  27. Beautiful card Nicole! Love those beautiful bright colors and that design! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  28. wow Nicole, this is so pretty!! love it... so simple and so elegant!! love it!!

  29. So pretty and elegant Nichole. Love the black overlay with the pretty background. What a great way of using the colors.

  30. Hi Nicole! I finally got a chance to catch up with you and tell you congratulations for your GD for CDT! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to play with that stunning photograph inspiration. I think you did a brilliant job, especially considering you were having a bad week! I hope things are looking up for you and going smoothly by now and that you are having a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell


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