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Friday, 9 September 2016

A threesome!

As you know, I enjoy challenges.  Every once in a  while the unexpected happens.  Every once in a while, as I look through my bookmarked challenges to see if anything moves me to create, I will find not just one, but two challenges which compliment each other and for which I can make a card, combining them and thus entering both.  This time I found THREE.  That's right, three!  Is this ever going to be fun!

What's so good about combining challenges you ask?  For one thing, if one challenge makes you think outside the box, imagine how much more "grey matter" is forced into action when two or three challenges are in play.  Of course they have to "mesh" or it won't work.  My three:

I had such a good idea for these challenges!  As you can see, there are circles galore as per the Paper Players Challenge.  I've used the challenge colours for the Nacho Average Challenge (plus a neutral).  And, finally, I've used Paisleys & Posies as my "P" for the Just Add Ink Challenge.


I hope you'll check out these three awesome challenges yourselves.  There are some great cards there for inspiration.l

16 comments:

  1. What a fun mix of challenges, Heidi! Love your pretty card, and how the circle element repeats in the background. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandy. It doesn't happen often that I find several challenges that work well together. Love the circles because it provided a cute space for the paisleys and, of course, those polka dots in the Irresistibly Floral Specialty paper rock.

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  2. Such a pretty way to combine the three challenges. Heidi! I love how you've added the paisley elements inside the circles and balanced the colours so beautifully. So lovely to see you at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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    1. Thanks, Jan. Personal issues kept me away from doing much with challenges but it's getting better. Once I get my crafting room sorted out, too, everything should be back to normal.

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  3. What a beautiful card!! You've made combining 3 challenges look easy! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week! Hope to see you again!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. Actually this particular set of 3 challenges seem made for each other. I had a lot of fun with them.

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  4. What an effective card Heidi. Love the inlaid diecuts from the paisley set, they work beautifully with this weeks JAI challenge. Thanks for playing this week.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. I'm glad I was finally able to play with the Paisleys & Posies set.

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  5. Ha, what l meant was this weeks NAC179 colours and JAI's p challenge..:0)

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  6. Great card, Heidi! Super job combining all three challenges! Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

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    1. Thanks so much, Yapha. I enjoyed the challenge.

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  7. What wonderful shapes - paisleys are so timeless. Lovely dies. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thanks, Chantell. Yes, paisleys really do stand up to the test of time, don't they?

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  8. This is a lovely card, Heidi - and way to go, with all three challenges aligning so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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