Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PWC305 - Punches

It's hump day so it must be time for a new Paper Pretties challenge.
My card features Life's Treasures Sofia.  Sofia's having a fun day at the beach collecting shells and playing in the water.  Depending on where you live this might just be what you're daydreaming about, or as we say here in sunny Florida "it's just another day in Paradise." 

This stamp is perfect for this week's Paper Pretties challenge PWC305 "Punches".   I don't know about you but I have a lot of punches but there are a few that I love and use over and over.  If you've been visiting here for a long time you probably recognize some of them.  For this challenge I used the beach border and the corner cut outs.  I love the border punch, I wish it went with everything.  I use it every chance I get.  The corner punch is great because it can be used all year round on any kind of card.  It's a great quick and easy way to add a little something extra to dress up your card.  Doesn't that little bit of color from the mat look pretty popping up in the image layer?  Another thing that's great about punches is that you don't need any equipment to use them so if you're on a budget you can  pick up an interesting punch to spice up your cards without breaking the bank.  

Now it's your turn.  Pick up a punch and get busy playing your paper.  Don't forget to link your creation up on the Paper Pretties Challenge Blog.  You could win 5 digis.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Life's Treasures Sofia" (currently out of stock)
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Scattered Straw"
paper - Bazzill "Whirlpool"; Stampin' Up So Saffron"; the Paper Company "Gold"
miscellaneous - Copics; EK Success beach border punch; Stampin' Up corner punch; Spellbinder's "Seascape" Impressabilities; ribbon; twine; beach pail charm

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC305 -Punches
Tuesday Throwdown #190 - Weather Report
Color Q CQC#236 - Bermuda Bay, Peach Parfait, Cool Caribbean, Tangerine Tango, White
Ooh La La #153 - For a Child
Love to Create #110 - Anything Goes for Kids
Craft Your Passion #208 - No Designer Papers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Love how you colored the water over her feet. It's so clear. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week for our "Weather Report" challenge.
    Emily T.
    DT Member

  2. Hi hun fabulous make and thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown very good luck xxx I also have blog candy on my blog if you fancy a peek x

  3. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  4. Really love the bucket embellishment! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  5. Love this! The image is so cute, love your coloring, fab embossing & die cuts & embellies, and I love the color combo! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. awww so sweet, lovely colouring thanks for joining us at OLL

  7. Beautiful card! Love the embossed background, how you colored the adorable image, and the beach border is the perfect touch!
    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes for Kids Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. Very sweet! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!


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