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Monday, 15 July 2013

Happy Mail

A few days ago I saw this card on Jackie Rockwell's blog and discovered the card chain that Wida started on her blog. It is a lot of fun. You just have to email Wida and ask if you can play along then case the last card in the chain. I was super happy when I saw that the card I was to case was by Tenia-see her card here and at the bottom of my post today. I loved the strong black image of the chair and the multi  coloured background. I used these 2 elements in my case. However I had been thinking about this card for a few days and in this time a number of other inspirations and challenges have prompted the final result. Before I go into this detail and so that if you don't want to read the evolution of this card-this interests me but not everyone-here is my card:




All stamps are by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

My other influences were the colour scheme at ColourQ-I made a card using these colours earlier in the week and loved them.
The layout is based on the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch. And Jocelyn's card this week at Case Study influenced the use of the photo frame stamp, the smiley face and the sentiment at the bottom.
I had the idea of the photo frame, smiley face and aeroplane but didn't put it all together until I saw Virginia's card here-I loved how she masked her frame and was so pleased when I had a go at doing this and it worked with all these different colours!

So for one card all this inspiration was used in my scrambled mind to come up with this simple card, made nice and flat as you know it is likely to be crossing some oceans to say 'hello' to a blogging friend!

A drum roll please for my inspiration team!!

Tenia's card:                                    Jocelyn's card:                              



             

Virginia's card:                                               Jackie's card:



      Jayne's Scramble Challenge                                 

ColourQ combo                                  CAS(E) this Sketch


                      

20 comments:

  1. Sandie, this is so cool! I love the masking you did with the frames. And the colours are gorgeous. They are so rich looking!

    PS Dippin' Dots are like ice cream! :)

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  2. Love this post Sandie! Your card is bold and bright and really fun!!! Thanks so much for the shout out you're the sweetest. :)

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  3. well you are jam packed with influence here! I LOVE your CAS card and I am floored that you came up with this fab card based on all these challenges. that's talent dude, I can't hardly handle one challenge at a time! thanks so much for playing along with my silly little idea!!

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  4. Wow, I love how you give this card design a lot of thoughts and came up with this gorgeous and delightful conclusion! Well done, Sandie! I love the dark contrast of the black and bright colors! Thanks for the shout out about the photo frame!! HUGS!

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  5. Hi Sandie, this card is awesome!! I love the stamps and how you did the card. I really like it! By the way, I sent you some mail today -let's hope it's happy mail! :)

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  6. Awesome card Sandie! Love everything about it!

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  7. Love the sunshiny orange! SUPER card!

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  8. What a fun card, Sandie! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

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  9. WOW, your card is fabulous, I must head on over and check out the card chain it sounds like fun!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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  10. Sandie this is fantastic, I love those frames and they look fantastic is the bright bold colours! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASE Study!

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  11. Awesome card & fabulous combination of challenges. Hugs Bev x

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  12. This is also what so often happens to me - I get a lot of inspiration from different cards, sketches and challenges, and they influence my final design. I'm the kind of person who can spend hours (and lately days) moving bits and pieces around... Your card turned out great!

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  13. I absolutely love what you've done with these FSS! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at CASE Study!

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  14. WOW! Absolutely stunning, my friend. Love the colours and the design. What a fab card!
    hugs,

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  15. What a fun card and a great story with it! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

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  16. Ohhhh, so fun!! Your masking is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

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  17. Love those stamps - love your card too. I'm so glad you joined us at the Colour Q this week.

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  18. Sandie this is so fab

    Bev x

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  19. I just LURVE this AWESOME card!!! Great CASE, my friend!!! Hope all is well....

    -t

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