Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ColourQ 39


Hooray for the red, white & blue!  That’s what I thought of when I saw Arielle’s patriotic homespun theme for today’s ColourQ challenge:


Oh, if I only had all the time in the world, I would take up quilting as a hobby too!  Isn’t this little pillow sweet?  I did struggle a little with my card, though…..wanted to add too much fluff and stuff, but in the end kept it pretty simple.  So here we go:


I just got this little apple punch and thought it fit the “apple pie/USA” theme Arielle had in mind!  My sketch inspiration came from a card I saw a couple weeks back:

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thought it was just so CUTE, I had to case it.  Unfortunately there is no watermark on the card, so I don’t remember from whose blog I got it! (If it’s yours, please let me know so I can give you credit!  Edited to add:  Thanks to Chris, I know that is was Wanda who made this lovely card!!  Thanks, Wanda!) My card will go to a special friend who is just one of the most generous and creative gals I know!!!  I’ll share with you sometime soon what she made for me!  Here’s the inside….just added the negative apple image and a quick little thank you:


We hope you can play along too and maybe become a Colour Queen!!!  Click on the link on the right sidebar to go to the ColourQ blog and see all the other designers’ lovely samples for today!    Thanks again for stopping by!  And by the next time the CQC comes around, the 4th will have already happened, so I am wishing all my American friends  a happy and safe Fourth of July!


  • Stamps:  Trendy Trees, Boho Backgrounds, Background Basic, Text Style, PTI; Whimsical Autumn, Gina K
  • Paper:  WW, Night of Navy, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue 
  • Ink:  Real Red, Craft White
  • Acc:  Nesties, Square Scallop Punch, Apple Punch by MS, Cuttlebug EF, Corduroy Ribbon, Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals


  1. This is adorable with those colorful apples! I never thought to try this technique of punched frames, but I LOVE it! A perfect sentiment too!

  2. Gorgeous card!! Love your new apple punch! Everything looks just right and the embossed background is the perfect touch.

  3. This is wonderful. I love the apple idea.

  4. Neat and cute apple card-doesn't need another thing. Like the embossed bg. tfs

  5. I love this card LeAnne - so perfect for the 4th of July!

  6. What a fabulous card! It could be the teacher in me loving the apples, though I love the button with the sentiment too. Can't wait to play along!

  7. Perfect just the way it is--doesn't need a single thing more! Awesome design, LeAnne!

  8. You are SO delightful! I could totally see this in a frame in someone's kitchen! LOVE it!

  9. LeAnne - great card and I love that punch too! I cased Wanda's card too! Great layout and the apple punch just really lends itself to it. ~chris

  10. Awesome take on the challenge, LeAnne! LOVE that card!


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