Saturday, 20 December 2014

It's MY TURN to HOST at Just us Girls

Welcome to my FIRST posting as part of the

I chose for you a COLOUR CHALLENGE.

I loved these colours and thought it perfect
for the card I made for your Inspiration below.
I had to make this 'SPECIAL'
because the beautiful peacock die was given to me
by my best friend for my birthday so I will be sending
it on to her as a 'THANK YOU'
Now where do I start?
The peacock is cut from the Peacock Tattered Lace Die.
I then traced the cut out piece to
use as my backing. I then heat embossed it randomly
with Zing Aqua and Purple embossing powder
which gave it a lovely sheen
Sponged Tim Holts Peacock Feathers
and Seedless Preserves on the feathers.
Designer Paper is from Sugar & Spice Spring Garden collection.
How lucky was I that it included peacock feather paper?
I spritzed the mat behind the popped peacock
with a Tom Bow marker
The sentiment is from Gina K - Assorted Greetings
Added a Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Sparklet
 to the flower and leaves
which are from Marianne Designs & MS punch
I think that's about it. Finally finished this card after having
several peacock cut outs in various papers/colours for some time
just waiting for me to play with them.
Really happy with how it turned out and I know
my crafty friend will  be too.
I am really looking forward to seeing how my colours
inspired you by entering in our
Colour Challenge over at
and be sure to check out what our Guest LeeAnn
and the other Designer's made also.
If you are our Chic of the Week you are in the running for
See you there


Becca Cruger said...

Oh, Ina, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors you've chosen and hopefully I will have some time to play in this challenge!

Maria :) said...

Love Your creaton snd the color combination. Well done my favourite aunt. Love you

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such SUPER FUN colors you chose this week! [Good job with your first Hostess gig at JUGS] -- Your peacock is stunning~

Have a very Merry Christmas~

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning design. Love the rich colors and all the embellishments added to make it even more fantastic! I would say for a first you got off on the right foot indeed! I love it!

JoAnn said...

Love the beautiful peacock and the colors you chose for the challenge. Very pretty card.

Cheri said...

Wow! Wonderful colors and your card is most definitely stunning! Thank you for the lovely Christmas card I received today...all my cards are still sitting here waiting for me to mail them. :( Hugs and happiest of holiday wishes to you, SS.

Judy Woodland said...

GORGEOUS die, you lucky girl. Don't know why, but I haven't been getting notices when you post. Bummer!!!! Love this card, the colors are awesome. Great take on the challenge!

Sharyn Polesel said...

That is one gorgeous and very fancy peacock! Great job picking colors for our challenge this week. Your card is beautiful!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That peacock is gorgeous! I love how you used the embossing powders and Distress Inks for this beautiful effect. You rocked your first challenge with these fun colors!

Unknown said...

I am so in love with this card it's not even funny. Wow...those colors are really incredible.