Helping Hudson Week 2 Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

Yes! I know this one is closed … I am a doofus (just like Sarah K)! I finished this sample … and popped by the Helping Hudson Blog only to find the challenge was closed! DUH! 🙄 But … I still thought I would share it with you anyway! When I first saw this challenge sketch I went “uh-oh … circles”. I don’t know why I avoid circles on my cards … because I LOVE using my Circle Scissors Plus and this card was truly SUPER QUICK to make! I keep my CSP on my desk … so it is easy to reach out and use! I will just need to be more adventurous, I think! Click on sketch pic to visit Helping Hudson & view other gorgeous samples for this sketch challenge.

So … check out the NEW STAMP!!! This is called “For You Flower” and matches perfectly with the brand new “Fancy Flower Ex-Lge” Punch. Both are new products in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue! It is going to be a FAB combination for Q&E cards! You can whip one up in a few minutes (like this one!) I used a corner rounder punch to scallop the edge of the centre circle.

Now … I am going to give you a bonus card today. I knew that this was going to be a tricky colour combo as soon as I saw it. Definitely not my sort of colours … but I decided that I would give it a go. I have combined this colour combo with a sketch from Clean & Simple also.

I really struggled with this colour combo. It’s funny that some combinations just don’t appeal to you … but … I’m also sure that others will love it! We all have our favourite colours – our “go to” colours … but it is good to think outside the square sometimes. That’s what a “challenge” is all about! I wanted to show you this great flower stamp / punch combination, again! I love that I don’t have to cut around this flower stamp … and can use it as a feature so easily. I forgot to add “Simply Said” to the stamp list on the card recipe! (The flower around the edge!) I wonder what you think of this one? Perhaps you should scroll up and look at the first sample again!? Giggle!! 😉

Have a nice day … it is a gorgeous sunshiny day … here today! Stampin’ Hugs xxx







  1. Lea Lawson says:

    Cute cards!!! Great job with the Curtain Call this week!

    Andrea adds: Thanks for taking the time to check out my challenge card! It was definitely a challenge this week! Hugs Andrea xx


  2. Lynda says:

    Love both of these cards darl!!! The ruffled circle looks so very pretty in the Cottage wall DP and I think you have ROCKED the card using the Circle Scissors. I needed to get my sunnies out for the 2nd card….LOL!!! I know what you mean about feeling a connection with some colours. I love Kiwi Kiss but never got Pac Point or Tang Tango….even tho I bought Tango!!! the card is fab tho and I am v v impressed how you worked outside your comfy box. ooxx
    Andrea adds: LOL! You are such a great friend … always encouraging me to bigger and better! I am totally with you … Kiwi Kiss LOVE IT … Pac Point & Tang Tango … JURY OUT! Can you believe … PP & TT are staying in the new colour collections and KK is being retired!!! WHAT-THE??? Oh well … guess we don’t have to love EVERY colour! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Sonia G says:

    Well you shouldn’t be scared of circles – ’cause you’ve conquered them successfully!

    Very different cards, but great takes on the challenges!

    Andrea adds: Thanks Sonia! I know alot of people have trouble with their CSP … but there are a few tricks to remember … and it is EASY PEASY to use it! Hugs Andrea xxx


  4. Monika/buzsy says:

    Fabulous cards Andrea. Love both color combo… your ribbon treatmant looks great ! :o)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Monika! Glad you like them! xxaxx


  5. teresa kline says:

    such cute cards, I luv this little flower stamp…great cards…have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*
    Andrea adds: Hi Teresa! This is a fab little stamp … and so easy to use with the new punch! Thanks for visiting! Hugs xxaxx


  6. What a great use of the Curtain Call colors! The flower center is just fabulous and I love the rhinestone detail. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Andrea adds: LOL! You are so kind, Shelley! Thanks for enjoying my creation … and thanks too for taking the time to visit my blog and say hi! Hugs xxaxx


  7. sue says:

    These are fabulous Andrea! I am so glad you shared them and the news that I am not the only one that makes something for a challenge only to find that it is closed-lol!!! thanks for joining us at Curtain Call this week!! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Giggle … I do it all the time! Thanks for checking out my entry for the Curtain Call! It was fun … but a challenge! Hugs xxaxx


  8. Chupa says:

    Both cards are so CUTE!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! xxx
    Andrea adds: LOL! It was fun … even if I wasn’t completely comfortable with the colours … but I do like to challenge myself a little! Thanks for stopping by to encourage! xxaxx


  9. darling cards, Andrea! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Stacey! It is so nice to have you drop by! Hugs xxaxx


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