Developing a Crush...on Curry!

Yes you heard right. I have indeed developed a "crush" on Crushed Curry. My favourite "yellow colour" at the moment.
I just love it with Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. But don't take my word for it. Come and have a look for yourself.

I have made a card for Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 

and the Less is More ChallengeTHREE
of something on your cards 
We'd like you to visit and comment on three other participants,

And here is what I made.
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I am not sure if this is too busy for Simply Less Is More. But I love the clean and simple look and feel I do need to keep challenging myself. One day I might finally get it right. hey?
In my defence, believe it or not, this is pared down from the original design. LOL. 

I stamped the lovely flowers from Happy Watercolour in Bermuda Bay, on white and then cut them out in 3 sections and mounted them on Daffodil Yellow card stock. I also stamped another flower sprig directly on the Coastal Cabana card stock.

I added a little Crushed Curry butterfly with some dazzling diamonds on the wings and a greeting from the Six-sided Sampler Set punched with the 1 inch circle punch and placed a scalloped 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle behind half of it to highlight the word.

The lovely ric-rac is from the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (which I absolutely Love by the way! Fantastic for classes as it cuts several different designs and you can cut at least 4 pieces of card at a time - great time-saver.) I anchored the 3 pieces of ric-rac with a gold glitter brad.

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Yellow, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Happy Watercolour, Six-sided Sampler, Papillion Potpourri
Punches: 1 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch scallop circle, Small Butterfly
Dies: Tasteful Trim Bigz XL

Oh and that is not all....
I had a few pieces lying on the table after it was finished and I realised I could make a nice bookmark to go with this card.

The stamped image on whisper white was cut out with a Chalk Talk Framelit. I wanted to match the little peak at the top so placed my Crushed Curry piece into the side of my Decorative Label Punch. I think it was a good match. The stamp is non-SU but you can always print this saying out on the computer if you wish. 
So now I have a lovely little gift for book-loving friend. (I have a few of them - maybe I might need to make a few more! Oh yes, and maybe one for myself too. hehe.)
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Since being ill I have re-discovered my love of reading. I don't know why I stopped, I guess I just seem to run out of time. sigh. Big mistake. Don't let life stop you from enjoying the things you really love doing. So I am busy making up for lost time.
At the moment I am reading The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. An Autobiographical book about his story of re-introducing wild elephants into his South African Conservation Park. Thula Thula. Really well written and on the edge of your seat action as he deals with poachers, rogue elephants, deadly snakes, lions etc. 

Speaking of wild animals....(and isn't this post super-long today!) Sorry about that.
But I just wanted to post a few pics from our walk in Daisy Hill Forest Park on the weekend.
We met a little friend who was so busy munching away on the new grass blades that he didn't seem bothered at all by our closeness.

Anyway if you have been very patient and kind, and read this all the way through, thank you so much. I won't keep you any longer today but do come back tomorrow as I have another Crushed Curry card to share (and I promise to keep the post shorter!).
See you then. Vx


  1. The colours do look great together, and awwww at your little friend there. :)

  2. There's nothing like Crushed Curry for a zingy accent and according to my daughter it will be the colour of 2014! Love your arty card Vicki and you are so right about finding time for the things you love: life is for enjoying not for struggling through! Vicky x

  3. I too am really liking the Crushed Curry! It is just such a happy yellow and a little more intense than the Daffodil (which I also like!). Like how you did the panel with your flower! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. I really love the way you did the floral image with the little panels. I also love the ric-rac trim. Very springy and cheerful. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  5. These are great colors together! I really love your interpretation of the sketch! Very creative! And a very pretty card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Very fun, I love how you divided the image into 3 panels! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. This is lovely Vicki! I love these colours together too...such a fresh combo! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. CLEVER AND CREATIVE take on the sketch! I love how the main image is stamped on three panels. Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. What a lovely card. Breaking up the stamped image into 3 separate pieces really adds some great visual interest. And the butterfly is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week on Create with Connie and Mary.

  10. Such a pretty take on the sketch this week! Your colors are beautiful and I love how you used the rick-rack trim for the diagonal element! Lovely! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. Super card and I love the ric-rac - so much better than using fabric which has to be turned under and can look bulky. There is a lot to look at in this creation.
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    LIM Guest commenter

  12. I'm sorry I was MIA as far as commenting was concerned during my recent holiday in Australia, but hopefully I'll now be back up to speed once more!
    This is pretty although as you mention is is a little fussy for LIM. We like to see areas of white space and few layers... so maybe a little "Less" next time?
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments. Chrissie - if only you knew! LOL! How hard it is to stay "clean"! But I am trying and thank you for your encouragement. Vx

  14. What a great card and gift combo, Vicki. I like putting a bookmark in to match my card too, but don't always do it. I love the colour combination too and would not really have thought to put all those together. Glad you are reading again. I have neglected reading in favour of crafting too long. Thanks for the reminder to read!


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