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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Barbara: Color Challenge: Red, Pink, Black

Many thanks for all of our blogland friends who participated in the "HEARTS" challenge last week at The Crafty Pad.  There were so many beautiful cards and projects. I am in awe at all the artistic talent.  It always is fun to visit the blogs. I often learn a new technique, a new design, or just some inspiration. :)

This week is Challenge # 109 at The Crafty Pad.  It is a color challenge: Red,Pink, and Black. 
I wanted to try a variation on the simple stair step card and was delighted that it turned out so well. The image screamed "elegance." So I chose a DP with some sparkle. After coloring and layering the roses, I added some glitter just to the rose outline to give it a little bling. The sides needed something so I distressed a black cuddlebug embossing strip with gold. Finally, I chose a sheer black ribbon and added a little flower to make it pop.  The sentiment is on the inside of the card. I love giving stair step cards because the recipient can stand them up and enjoy seeing the card.

DP: K&Company-Kelly Panacci, Michael's
Image:  Rose by Debbie @the crafty pad stamp designs
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug
Spellbinders: cut out behind the roses.
Sentiment: free digital sentiment
Ribbon: from :MVS (My valuable supplies!)
Flower: K & Co.
Our sponsor this week is:  Joanna Sheen.

One random chosen winner will receive a £10 gift voucher from:joanna
Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit my blog. I hope that I have inspired you to be crafty and take some time to create something special that makes you happy. If you choose to use the colors red, pink and black, you can enter the current challenge at The Crafty Pad HERE

Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.  Have a great week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
pollycraft challenge blog-birthdays: Special birthdays
wood ware usa-clear stamps: Embossing
craft your passion challenges: Use the color pink
2 sisters challenge blog embossing
little claires designs: Anything Goes (Monthly Challenge)
catered crop: Follow a Recipe:  Black ribbon and black accents. die cuts
cheerful stamp pad: Use the colors red and white
robyns fetish challenge blog: Anything Goes
one stitch at a time challenge : No square cards
resqhallenge: Something that makes you happy: flowers, especially roses!!
simply create challenges: Bold and Bright
paper-crafting journey: Anything Goes
crafty anns challenge blog: Love is all around
dutch dare-card challenges: Sparkle, glitter, bling
ellephantastic challenges: distressing with a love theme
stamptacular sunday challenge: For someone special ( This birthday card was designed for a special friend who I have know for many years and now lives so very far away.)
the secret crafter saturday challenge: fancy folds


  1. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our first blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

  2. A gorgeous card !
    Thankyou for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  3. What a beautiful card Barbara, it is very elegant. I love the stair cards they make a card extra special. Thanks so very much for joining us at OSAAT.

  4. Barbara -- what a beautiful card. I love what you did with the roses and the black ribbon is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week. hugs ~ Cindy

  5. Wow such a beautiful card, gorgeous flowers Barbara! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  6. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining our "Fancy Fold" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. Elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing this stunning card with I Did It Creations.

  8. This is beautiful Barbara, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. A perfect ''non square'' card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT

  10. Hi Barbara, gorgeous card I love those flowers and that big bow too. Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this month..


  11. Just to let you know that a new challenge blog has just started. Our new challenge for the week starts tomorrow. Sweet Stamps blog! Just in case you are interested. The prizes are really worth while..


  12. Super job! I don't know how you keep all those challenges straight. I never heard of a stairstep card before. I will be back to see what you come up with next. Thanks for playing with 2 Sisters.

  13. This is really elegant! Super work on this card!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week!

    Floppy Latte Designs at the StitchyBear Digital Stamp Store
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  14. lovely card, very pretty & a bit different. Thanking you for sharing it with us at Ellephantastic x

  15. Gorgeous roses!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

  16. Awwww, SO pretty and elegant! Love all the sparkles too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Catered Crop!

  17. Wonderful project Barbara, so elegant... Love your card! HUGs and happy day!

  18. Your card is beautiful. It is so elegant. Thank you for joining the "Red and White" challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

    Hopefully you will return for future challenges.

  19. So pretty!!! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop this week!

  20. What a lovely card you have made here. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  21. Wow, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  22. Lovely card,thanks for joining us at simply create.

  23. Beautiful card - love the roses and stepper design card
    Lisa ;)

  24. When I first read the colour combo of red pink and black I thought no way but your step card is gorgeous.(I obviously need to think outside the box more.) Thankyou for your comments. I'm sorry I haven't been around, not felt like much as FIL has just died after a rapid decline in his health since January. Funeral is on Monday.
    Hope to be back on a more regular basis. Hugs Mrs A.

  25. This is gorgeous, and so elegant. Love the fold of your card, something I haven't tried yet :) Hugs xxx

  26. Hi Barbara, I so love this card! The colors are amazing and I love the glitz it has. P.S. Congrats on Ellephantastic, you deserve it :))

  27. The color you are using in this paper card give a new look,i like your all the samples .....
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