Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Triptych Card, Summer Theme, Flowers + Strawberries

I made this card specifically for the latest Poppystamps Challenge.
It's very busy, isn't it?
A busy card for busy bees...  that's my excuse!

 As I'm not keen on yellow (or any bright colours really), this card was a real challenge for me to make.  But as it's Poppystamps first ever Tic Tac Toe challenge I had to at least give it a try.  
Plus I've missed playing along with them...  
That's what happens when you have lots of half finished projects to work on, stamps to reorganise, etc.

Plus hay fever season does no good thing for my histamine levels...  
(I have histamine intolerance). 
I won't go into details.  After all, anyone vaguely interested can do a quick search online and find out all there is to know.  But the tiredness and dizzy spells are no fun, let me tell you...

I've included the Poppystamps Tic Tac Toe grid so you can hopefully see which elements I chose to play along with...

...but if you can't (Goes off to cry in a corner knowing that I failed abysmally) I chose Flower, Yellow and Twine).

Supplies Used:

Poppystamps (Triptych) 'Dogwood Bloom' 
Poppystamps 'Meadow Clover'
Poppystamps 'Berry Best'
Memory Box 'Butterfly Heart'
Memory Box 'Blissful Butterfly Border'
Memory Box 'Jolly Bumble Bees'

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'

Brushos 'Lemon'
Tim Holtz Distress Paint 'Picket Fence'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Splatter Brush'
Twine 'White' 

Challenges I'm Entering...

Challenge #21  'Tic Tac Toe'
(I chose Flowers, Yellow and Twine)

(A whole card made from snippets - yay!)

Week #368  'How Does Your Garden Grow'

Cuttlebug Mania
'Midsummer'   Use Flowers and/or Wreaths

I have a second card to post for the latest Poppystamps challenge in the next day or so.  Trying something new again...  and so not my usual colour scheme.
As always. if you have the time I would appreciate your feedback.  I find it a real challenge sharing projects I'm not too sure about...

Take care.



  1. This is so fabulous Donna! I LOVE everything about it! So inspiring and beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Pam. I was trying to be inventive with the twine as pairing it with the Triptych was challenging!

  2. This is gorgeous Donna, love the colours and your elements you have used..
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps.
    hugs Pam x

    1. Thank you, Pam. I love those Jolly Bumble Bees :)

  3. No one is making cards like you do, Donna! Great idea with the twine and I love the black panel and bright images but most importantly is how it all looks together - unique and precious!

    1. Thank you, Olga. This one almost went in my 'walk away from and come back to much later pile' as it was busy but losing it's focal point. Then it dawned on me to add the bumble bees and that brought some much needed depth and 'grounded' the whole thing once again. So relieved to find a 'save'!

  4. Love your pretty card. It may be busy, but it's fab! xxx

    1. Thank you, Sarn.
      Have a good weekend :)

  5. Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  6. Love this Donna - so much detail and very, very pretty! Clever you!


    Di xx

  7. Great card for my theme at allsorts Tracy X

  8. So glad you were able to join us for this challenge at Poppystamps Donna. Love that you chose to play outside of your comfort zone because you're card turned out fantastic! You have a great mix of elements and textures and your wrapped twine background is very creative.

    1. Thank you, Sue.
      I thought long and hard about how to pair the twine with the Triptych die!
      Thanks so much for your kind words...
      Donna :)

  9. I love how you have wrapped this design with twine Donna my friend! Inspired! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    1. Pairing the Triptych with twine was a challenge! Reminds me of garden netting!!!

  10. Donna I still think you are amazing - Love your colors - the black makes everything pop... filled with so man beautiful elements like a walk in the garden!

    1. You know, it's taken me this long to figure out that the more you add, the more you have to balance out. And this was one of those cards I made in stages - each day I looked at it I didn't want to add more but the design as it stood demanded that I did. I think you will understand what I mean by that - but you always balance your elements so perfectly. I'm still in training!!!

  11. What wonderful texture and dimension, Donna! I love yellow and bright colors especially with black and white!

    1. I'm beginning to shy away from very busy cards, Bonnie... yet somehow I still end up making them! Glad you like it :)

  12. What an amazing project love the little straw berries you used
    Dr Sonia

  13. Great midsummer card! Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie DT