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3.30.2010

colourQ challenge #26...



So we've arrived! Week number 26... half a year! Is that CRAZY or what? Has anyone played along every week so far? I'll have to check on that... Today's inspiration comes from a cutie-patootie pair of booties found over at funkyshapes on Etsy. Maisie is too little for me to start spending $25 on booties for her... but they're still darling!!!

Not only do you have my take on the colors today, but also those of the inaugural colourQ Royal Court Design Team! You'll find their beautiful photos to the right, as well as links to their oh-so-awesome blogs! I was very anxious asking these talented ladies to join me each week - I mean, what if they said no?!? Luckily that didn't happen, so please go visit them & show them some love... not only are they super talented, they are also some of the nicest folks you'll find on the web & they've been so supportive of these challenges over the last 6 months! Thank you ladies!

Here's mine...


And the Royal Court's gorgeous samples...

Kari
Krystal

LeAnne

Renée

Samantha
Tanja

All the details:

ENTRY DEADLINE is Sunday, April 4th at 12 noon CST, to be considered for colourQueen! Otherwise you can play along anytime!
PLEASE focus on the challenge colors for your project!
Using InLinkz, please link to the actual post/gallery page your project is in, and select the thumbnail image of your project.
Any mis-linked entries are subject to deletion, but I'll try to let you know if there's a problem!
*** Just so you know, InLinkz is not fool-proof, some of you may not be able to post the thumbnail of your card... if not, link your profile picture. But if you CAN post the thumbnail of your card, please do! If I have time I will go back & 'fix' the Inlinkz for those of you who cannot get your project thumbnail to post, oky-doky?***


Hope you get to play along this week!!!



colourQ challenge #25 ~ Winners Crowned...


We had so many tremendous entries last week - YAY! You gals are so awesome! As usual, choosing just one colorQueen for this week was impossible ~ so there are 3! In no particular order are our winners with lots of ribbon, stitching, buttons & bling, please click on the images & go congratulate...








Thanks you again for all the fabulous entries!!! You may have noticed, I switched over to InLinkz, which will post the thumbnails for me (and saves me the 5 or 6 hours I used to spend doing it by hand each week - lol! (don't worry, ya'll were worth it!) I'll make them a little bigger for the next challenge... so please go leave some love for the winners & come back in a few hours for an EXCITING colourQ # 26...



3.23.2010

colourQ challenge #25...

Yes - this is week 25!!! Almost half a year of challenges... how crazy is that? Next week WILL be half a year, so I'll be celebrating in a BIG way. Lots of new things will be happening here at the colourQ next week, so you DON'T want to miss it! Today's inspiration resulted from my 'googling' egg dyeing. Sorry I can't remember where I found it!

Here's my take, more info will be on my blog later!



A few other things to note:

  • ENTRY DEADLINE is Sunday, March 28th at 12 noon PST, to be considered for colourQueen! Otherwise you can play along anytime!
  • PLEASE focus on the challenge colors for your project!
  • Using InLinkz, please link to the actual post/gallery page your project is in, and select the thumbnail image of your project.

Any mis-linked entries are subject to deletion, but I'll try to let you know if there's a problem!

Hope you can play along this week!




colourQ challenge #24 ~ Winners Crowned...

Good morning!!! Everyone did a fabulous job with last week's colors... I wasn't sure how you gals would feel about them, but the entries were amazing! Even though I consider everyone a 'winner' ('cause you know you are...) I did manage to narrow it down to 2 cards that caught my eye - and they are on the opposite end of the spectrum! One of these gorgeous cards was elaborate, while the other was beautifully simple. A big congratualtions to both of this week's colourQueens,





Please go check out their awesome blogs & leave them a lovely comment along the way!


Back soon with today's challenge!



3.16.2010

colourQ challenge #24...


Well, for those of you who thought last week's colors were difficult, you probably want to smack me for this week's challenge... *note the word challenge*. When I saw this cool Bric-a-Brac bracelet at Sundance, not only did I love the colors, they just screamed EASTER to me... so feel free to make an Easter card, I did!


Okay - start stamping/embossing/cutting - make anything you like! Using Mister Linky below, please add your name & the direct link to your creation! Any mis-linked projects are subject to deletion, but I will try to contact you if I have to delete it, so that you can try again! If Mr. Linky is having trouble... you can leave a link in a comment, as well! Please have your project uploaded no later Sunday, March 21st at 11: 59 pm Central, if you wish to be considered for the colourQueen of the week. The weekly colourQueen will be announced late evening on Monday, 3/22/2010. PLEASE have FUN, but also try to use colors as close to these as your focal point!

Can't wait to see everyone's creations!





colourQ challenge #23 ~ Winners Crowned...


I always know when people think the colors are TOO challenging, there are less entries - lol! Thanks so much to all of you who stuck it out - there were some amazing cards made with these colors this past week! Believe it or not, there are so many "winning" quality cards each week, it IS hard to narrow it down... usually there are a few cards that have a little something extra that catches my eye that I think should be showcased. So a HUGE CONGRATS to both...


& KAREN H!!!
I love that doily paper over the orange that Linda used... so awesome (where can I get some?) and that flower - I need to try making one of those, it's gorgeous! Karen created a cute little scene using her Top Note die, how clever! I've not seen that, & it's super sweet with those yummy patterned papers!! Please go visit them & leave them some love!

Back soon with today's challenge!






3.09.2010

colourQ challenge #23...


Ahh ~ challenge #23! This weeks insoiration is from the Art Department, makers of collectable ceramic architectural miniatures! They can even make a miniature of your house!

Here's my take...




It's your turn now! Using Mister Linky below, please add your name & the direct link to your creation! Any mis-linked projects are subject to deletion, but I will try to contact you if I have to delete it, so that you can try again! If Mr. Linky is having trouble... you can leave a link in a comment, as well! Please have your project uploaded no later Sunday, March 14th at 11: 59 pm Central, if you wish to be considered for the colourQueen of the week. The weekly colourQueen will be announced late evening on Monday, 3/15/2010.










3.08.2010

colourQ challenge #22 ~ Winners Crowned...


Good morning! I'm frantically working on getting today's challenge up, but before I do, I have some unfinished business to take care of! We had a TON of gorgeous entries for challenge number 22 - and after hours of deliberation I narrowed it to 2... a big CONGRATULATIONS to...


and KARI!!!

I thought Andrea's card was really simple, yet cool - I loved how she broke the image up into 3 panes... and I swear that bow is picture perfect! Kari's card struck my fancy, too, because I really liked how she embossed the base of the card! Both ladies used the colors like a pro, no... like a colourQueen! Please go visit them & leave them a congratulatory comment & check back here at some point for the thumbnails of all the entries~

Bye for now...




3.02.2010

colourQ challenge #22...


Today's super cute inspiration comes from The Land of Nod... I just love the gorgeous colors of this crib set! I want a bigger version of it for my bed!!! We had a lot of amazing entries last week, & since I'm still working on the winners post announcement, I'll be posting that later today... but I didn't want it to hold up this week's challenge!

I needed a guy birthday card, so here's my one of my takes on this week's colors... pretty simple little card! I think I'll use these colors again on something a little more elaborate...


Show us what you got! Using Mister Linky below, please add your name & the direct link to your creation! Any mis-linked projects are subject to deletion, but I will try to contact you if I have to delete it, so that you can try again! If Mr. Linky is having trouble... you can leave a link in a comment, as well! Please have your project uploaded no later Sunday, March 7th at 11: 59 pm Central, if you wish to be considered for the colourQueen of the week. The weekly colourQueen will be announced late evening on Monday, 3/8/2010. One other important request, please have fun with the colors, but PLEASE use these colors as your main palette!

Happy stamping!



3.01.2010

colourQ challenge #21 ~ Winners Crowned...


We had so many beautiful entries for this challenge! Sorry It's taken so long to announce the winners... and unfirtunately it will be a little longer for me to post the thumnails! Not only am I going back to work on Friday (bye bye maternity leave - it was fun!) but Jeff had surgery on his wrist & I've had 3 people to take care of - lol! NOt enought time for anything else, I'm afraid!

Here are the THREE colourQueens... they're cards were amazing! Then again most everyone's work was amazing... so it was hard to choose!


ROCHELLE

LISA


Thanks so much to everyone who played along!!! Jeff has promised computer time for me to finish up the thumbnails, so I'll be back with those!


Bye for now!




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