Strawberries And Cream - A Summer Sweet Treat!

by Joanne James21. June 2015 10:00

It's Sunday, my favourite day of the week and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players. Thank you to everyone who played along with Sandy's colour challenge last week - so many fabulous cards in the gallery. This week it is the turn of my talented good friend Claire who has a great clean and simple challenge for us:


Summer treats - yum! When I started thinking about my card, I was all set to go down the ice-cream route, as in our lovely badge this week. Then two things happened: I saw this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and I received my SU! order containing some new DSP. Let me show you my card and I will explain what I mean:

I was swooning over my new DSP purchases, determined to open and use more of it than ever before (hoarding is no longer allowed!) when I came across the strawberry pattern  - hidden away in the 'Sweet L'il Things' DSP. I say hidden away, because when I saw this pack I thought the papers would be very baby-themed, yet this really isn't the case - there are some lovely patterns in there that can be used on all kinds of cards. For me, strawberries and cream are a quintessential part of the British summer and with the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament just around the corner we will all be eating them in vast quantities! The sketch layout was perfect for a CAS card to showcase this paper - a simple Very Vanilla mat and a banner stamped with my sentiment, from the 'Bravo' stamp set (I stamped it in Watermelon Wonder on Very Vanilla then stamped it again in Versamark over the top and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for added shine).

So that's my CAS take on a summer treat! Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your summer treats in the gallery this week. I have a reasonably relaxing day planned today, which will make a nice change. Although today is Father's Day of course, so there will be a fair amount of pampering of the Dad in our household. Happy Father's Day to all the other Dads out there!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/21/2015 2:27:20 PM #

Joanne, this is PERFECT!  So glad you stepped out of the box and didn't do ice-cream!  This paper is just fabulous!  I love the embossed sentiment!  I would love to go to Wimbeldon!  How great would that be?!?  Have you ever gone?  Thanks for rocking the challenge, My Friend!  XX


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
6/21/2015 6:00:52 PM #

You made a beautiful CAS card that really shows off the new DSP! I have resisted buying any so far but this one will be ordered soon. Strawberries and cream - delicious!! Thanks for bringing back some great memories with your wonderful card!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/21/2015 7:31:08 PM #

A perfect CAS sweet treat!  I love this!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
6/21/2015 10:10:49 PM #

Fantastic CAS card!  Love that DSP, great sentiment too!  Perfect for summer, yum...strawberries!!  Smile


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
6/22/2015 12:42:05 AM #

A perfect CAS card, Joanne! Love that DSPand how you let it take center stage.


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/22/2015 1:28:44 AM #

This DP is SO cute! Your sentiment goes perfectly with it,too. Strawberries and cream sound like a great summertime treat to me!


Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
6/22/2015 3:34:35 AM #

Such a SWEET clean and simple card Joanne!


KarrenJNew Zealand
6/22/2015 8:47:33 AM #

This paper is certainly perfect for the challenge!  Fabulous card with a great monochromatic look!


jaydeeUnited States
6/27/2015 2:15:17 AM #

Joanne, this paper is perfect for this challenge and works fabulously with the sketch.   Great card.


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