Today I have a combination of two challenges.

A couple of weekends ago we held a Cyberstamp on our ESAD (Extremely Special Australian Demonstrators) Yahoogroup and one of the challenges for that was a Colour Challenge of Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette. Not a combination I would normally use but boy they are gorgeous together!


Diva Sketch Challenge #26
Diva Sketch Challenge #26

The second part of this challenge is this week’s Sketch Challenge from Utah Diva’s – Diva’s Sketch Challenge 26.  You can check out the Diva’s blog here. This is another group for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators but is an international group and by invitation so if youre a demonstrator and would like to get ideas from all over the globe then email me and I’ll send you an invitation.

Now for my card ….

dsc26-cocoabajapirouetteI have wanted to use this set again since last time and just havent had the time with my busy schedule and school holidays.

I’ve used the Friendly Words Wheel to do the Baja Breeze strip at the side and tied a piece of Kraft Taffeta ribbon tied around the bottom.

The base card is Close to Cocoa which I’ve stamped En Francais in Versamark then over on the right I’ve stamped the motif in Creamy Caramel. I think you can ‘just’ see it.

For the bird image I coloured it using my treasured Stampin Write Markers and then stamped onto whisper white. I also sponged around the edge of this piece in creamy caramel. I’ve then layered this onto a Baja Breeze square which I’ve sponged the edge in Baja Breeze and then turned it 90° to that of the whisper white piece.  I have done the same with the Pink Pirouette piece – sponged around the egdge in Pink Pirouette and again turned it 90° to that of the Baja Breeze piece. This panel I’ve then attached to the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I quite like how this card turned out and I hope you do too!

Have a totally blessed day and make sure you find yourself some time for a Latte and to stamp!



  1. Hi Leonie, Such a pretty card with those colours. I haven’t thought much about that set, but you’ve made it look wonderful. Well done.
    Looking forward to meeting you at Convention.

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