Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Be a Pineapple!

When I saw that LIM Challenge this week is 'Tropic Fruits', my mind drew a blank.  I knew I didn't own and fruit dies, stamps or embossing folders, except for one apple embossing folder....and apples are hardly tropical!  Then I remembered some tropical papers I used when I was on the Readers' DT for the QCME magazine a couple of months ago and I put the pieces I didn't use in my box of patterned paper snippets.  
I used Memory Box 'Stitched Oval' dies to die cut the image and the white mat.  To find a suitable sentiment, I googled 'Tropical Fruit Quotes' and found the perfect sentiment, which I designed and printed in colours to match the patterned paper.  After finishing my card, I re-read the challenge details and remembered that the challenge was to use tropical fruit 'colours'! Hey-ho, at least I've used up a little of my tropical fruit papers, which at least are the right colours.

I am joining in the following challenges.

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous Liz, how creative and love your computer generated sentiment, and in the perfect matching colours. x

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  2. What a fabulous, encouraging sentiment Liz ... I love it!! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summertime Fun’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  3. Very resourceful - great card and I love the words

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  4. Your pineapples and oranges look so pretty framed. Love, love this sentiment and how you coordinated the colors with the patterned paper. The pineapples we've been getting have been really yummy lately. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Smiles, Tracie

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  5. This is so beautiful!! I love the sentiment!! The way you framed the pineapples and oranges is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Hi Liz,
    what a wonderful card, and that sentiment is ace.
    Love this excellent card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. Lucky you kept the snippets Liz. Great card.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Very resourceful and creative. I love the sentiment. Cute card. [Bunny]

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  9. Fabulous sentiment & love your pineapple oval! This is really an uplifting message for anyone who might need a lift! Thanks for joining our "Summertime Fun" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  10. Those little pineapples are really cute floating around in that oval! Great sentiment too!

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  11. What a unique and cute card this is and the sentiment simply fabulous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  12. Your sentiment takes the cake, love this beautiful post.xx
    [aNNie]

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  13. Smashing take on this week's LIM theme

    Kathyk

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  14. What a super text and super fitting card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  15. This is a fabulous card and I love the sentiment you found. Can I make you cry now by pointing out that LIM only want you to use the colours of tropical fruits, and not necessarily the images? Sorry. I'll crawl back under my rock now...

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  16. Pfft just bin my last comment as I didn't read your blog properly!

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    1. LOL! I should have read the LIM challenge properly too! xx

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  17. This is really lovely Liz, so pretty and I love the sentiment that you found, it's fabulous x

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  18. You have made a clever work with your stash!! And the sentiment is just perfect! Well done!

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  19. See! This just goes to show never throw anything out. That paper is just perfect. Clever you to spot the potential. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. Great card, love the paper and the sentiment is perfect :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  21. Brilliant card. I do love a good sentiment!

    Liz x

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  22. What a great sentiment, truly sweet, love it! Your card is wonderfully CAS and this layout looks very stylish. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  23. Brilliant thinking Liz, you seem to have done what I usually do and don't read it properly LOL. I LOVE what you have done and well done for taking the time to get a fruit! Great sentiment and card.
    Faith
    x

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  24. You have a great imagination Liz, fantastic card!
    Janice x

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  25. Great thinking behind your card, funny how some challenges just throw us for a moment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  26. What a marvellous card, Liz! I love the pineapples and the quote! Kisses, my friend.

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  27. I love the pineapple paper! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas Farewell Summer Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  28. Love this layout, Liz. And you've included some tropical fruit colours so you're forgiven. And glad we could inspire you to use a snipped of patterned paper from your box too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  29. Beautiful card! Love that quote! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  30. What great problem solving! You made an absolutely gorgeous card to boot! :)

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!
    Evelyn

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  31. Liz, what a wonderful card! I love this sentiment, you've done a great job creating it in a matching colour. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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