Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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Happy Tuesday, happy ColourQ day! I was soooo tempted to do a Halloween card when I saw the challenge colors that Arielle had for us today:


Aren’t these salt & peppers so cute?! I resisted the Halloween temptation and went with a “bee” theme instead:


I couldn’t come up with any image that would unify these colors, so I went with my collage-style go-to layout! All the images are from a CHF set called Sweet Bee; I pulled out some Ambrosia and Nook & Pantry BG paper and Peach Parfait Patterns DP for my little squares. A couple of the squares have a few little embellishments, and the bee’s wings are Gelly-rolled:

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This also qualifies for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #2, to use buttons & twine….(although I haven’t used them in a very imaginative way!) Edited to add: And it also qualifies for the Basic Grey Mix & Match challenge #44!!!

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So I hope you can put your thinking cap on and come up with some cute creations using these colors! Buzz on over to the CQC blog to see what the other designers have come up with and share your creation too!


  • Stamps: Sweet Bee, CHF; Background Basics: Plaid, PTI
  • Paper: WW, Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait Patterns DP, Ambrosia & Nook & Pantry DP, BG
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Craft White
  • Acc: Button, Twine, Nesties, Dimensional, mini rhinestones, GellyRoll pen


  1. hi Leanne,

    this is such a gorgeous card, all the DT such a great job with the colours every week at ColourQ.

    I just wanted to thank you for telling me about the house challenge over at red wagon, I have entered my card :)

  2. I never tire of seeing your cards and Cassidy's bright smiling face! Great job with these colors--that really was a challenge.

  3. Oooh this is fabulous! I love your take on the color challenge... and I'm going to have to see if I have any paper to play along because I LOVE that! Really stunning card... WOW!

  4. Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love your "B" theme and the way you combined multiple BG papers (works for the current challenge at BasicGrey challenges: mix & match):

    Thanks for telling me about CAS-ual Fridays :)

  5. What a fun color combo..although now that you said it, I have Halloween on the brain, too. Lol! Love the collage style on the clean background, too. Looks great together. Have a happy day today! :)

  6. What a great card Leann. Love the collage squares and how you used the colors. Perfect images. (ps: She is a cutie!)

  7. Gorgeous card! I love that honeycomb heart! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Love how you've combined these colors LeAnne! And the white gives it such nice balance. Great choices of stamps too!

  9. LOVE your craftsmanship, LeAnne! this card is perfect in every way! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your fabulous work!

  10. You made these elements SO CAS!!! Really pretty design work and the buttons & twine are the perfect touch!
    I am so happy you could join us in the Break Room over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Super Duper imagination with the "B-Day" sentiment and all the bee items! Very clever and your choices could have been done in any color combo and been just as cute! You are so creative and I learn from you with every card. Your middle name must be "Inspiration" for sure!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  12. The Bee theme is fabulous - great card! And that baby girl is BEE-utiful!

  13. You have nailed this color challenge LeAnne and inspired me to give it a go! Perfect use of the "halloween" colors, I might add! ;)

  14. Oh, I love these colors and they are perfect with the B theme! Love the mixture of patterns and papers--you always do such a great job mixing it up!

  15. You made these colors look so easy! This is so pretty and elegant, I love the combination of CAS with a vintage feel. So pretty, LeAnne! :)

  16. Wow! These images are outstanding! I love your take on the color challenge - super cute and clever! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  17. *sigh* So very beautiful! I miss CHF. :( Glad you are still getting use from the stamps... I still pull them out, too!

  18. Oh wow this card is brilliant!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Such a pretty card! I love your bee theme and the way you combined the colors is lovely. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. This card is postivelyt yummy! Love the images used and that color palette is divine. I'm diggin' your embellishments too...CAS fab :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  21. okay so I can't spell tonight lol ...that should have been "positively" :)

  22. Love this - the images are so lovely! Rather elegant too!

    Your little lad is super cute!!

  23. A fabulous card and such a brilliant way of linking up the papers with the wonderful Bee images.

    So glad you could join us at Basic Grey this week,
    Heather xx


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