Thursday, 3 February 2011

PDCC 67 and my very first Colour Challenge - Yikes!

Hi there!

Today is a very exciting day for me over at the Play Date Cafe as it marks the day of my very first colour challenge.  I feel so honoured that Julie has allowed me to try my hand at a colour challenge.  I cannot tell you how much fun I had trying to put the first colours together, but then it became a challenge trying to make the actual card.  Oh boy, this colour challenge thingy is harder than it looks!! 

Isn't that flower stunning?!!  Unfortunately, I've had the picture saved on my computer for a long time now, so I am not able to tell you where it came from.  If anybody has seen it and can help me identify the source please let me know.  I'd love to give the person credit for such a fantastic picture.  Note to self:  must keep the source information if I ever get asked back to do this again!

So here is what I made of the colours.  I knew I wanted to make white my main colour, firstly because I don't do that very often, but also if you're really stuck with colours it's a great trick to get you out of trouble ;o) 

I'm not sure this really needs step by step instructions, but suffice to say I made the flowers using various colours of cardstock and Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die. I used the Divine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug and I broke out my new 'Banner Builder' die and 'Birthday Basics' sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Add a smidge of ribbon and a bit of purple cardstock to mat the base and voila, done!

For more information on how I was inspired by this picture check out the main blog.  Don't forget to check out our fab DT creations too, it's been SO exciting to see what people make using my colours for the challenge.  I just cannot wait to see what you all make now!  Such fun!!!! :o)

Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Andrea Ewen (Private Blend Designer)
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Fiona Shultz

So pop on over to the Cafe and link your post.   I'm the sponsor this week so pop on over to the main blog to check out the info ;o)  If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC67, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!

I do hope you will try and play along, it might mean I get invited back again one day to do another one!!

Ciao for now!


  1. YOu are SO funny! This is hardly your first color challenge with's the first time you've been a part of HOSTING!!! You are too much a part of the family to even MAKE me think it's your first anything!
    Beautiful card and the color story was truly inspiring, which is the goal, so well done xx

  2. It was such a striking combination Ruby - well done! Love your card - love your flowers - that die is so versatile :)

  3. Ruby I had a lot of fun with your colors! :) So happy and fun! Your flowers turned out awesome!!

  4. The colours are stunning Ruby, and your card is beautiful! I can't wait to get creating!

  5. I do LOVED this photo and the colour challenge is gave me....THANKS for that RUby!!! YOur card is FAB!!!!

  6. Yay Ruby! Your very first color challenge and it's a smash! An absolutely gorgeous inspiration photo you've chosen and a stunning creation that you've made with it! I adore those beautiful flowers...those are an inspiration in of themselves! Looking forward to more delights coming from your way!

  7. Hello Ruby, thank you very much for your comment about my card, today it's a very happy day for me, thank you.
    Your picture it's absolutely amazing, i love it, i'm thinking in the colors but in the picture too.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

  8. Just stunning. I love the color combo so rich and just delicious :) Super excited to try this one :)

  9. Hooray, Ruby! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, both being a new color hostess, and getting those tricky colors to work! It turned out beautifully.

  10. Congrats on your first color challenge! They are marvelous colors! The flowers on your card are gorgeous as is that lush ribbon! Great job and thank you always for your inspiration!!!

  11. Love it!! Your flowers are amazing! I hope to be able to know, after my work is done, lol!

  12. Hi Ruby~

    Great photo! I would have saved it also! It is gorgeous...and so is your card! You gave some wonderful using white when I may be some what intimidated by the colors. Thanks! And, thanks for telling what you used on this beautiful card. It sure helps when you are tryin to find something out there!

    I really love your "Flower of Tim!" It is great! And, that banner die is well worth it. Looks great!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  13. OH RUBY! Those flowers are fabby with all the layers of colors! LOVE that ribbon too! FAB FAB FAB use of these colors--your first set of colors! LOVE IT:) steps this week? Disappointed:) Just kidding--I talked with you instead:) It was super fun talking!! But sorry it was so late:)

  14. gorgeous colours ~and wow!! what a stuning card ~ allison my SIL , sent me a link to your blog ~become a follower ~so hope to be back soon ..and going to get going on a card for your challenge!!
    vanessa xx

  15. Ruby you did a fabulous job of hosting the challenge this week, I looooved playing with those gorgeous colors and that flower image is indeed stunning. And your card - so wonderful!! Love those flowers you created! xoxo

  16. Very pretty card and such a lovely flower. It was really a challenge (as it should be) and I had to give it a good bit of thought. It turned out to be really fun.

  17. Ruby, Your flowers are so FAB! LOVE YOUR inspiration pic but next time make sure you pick colors that you already have paper and embellies in mind to match! LOL!

  18. Fab flowers Ruby, and so sorry I'm so late coming by to tell you!!! You did a great job with this colour choice, I love it when people find it a real challenge :)

  19. Absolutely beautiful, Ruby! And that color story was Yum-O! Great job!

  20. Well, your first time hostessing was a hit, very cool color combination and your flowers are awesome!


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