Friendly Wishes and Quirky Colours Plus Card Giveaway

Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles – Friendly Wishes and Quirky Colours Plus Card Giveaway

Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pooltes - Friendly Wishes and Quirky Colours Plus Card Giveaway

I love weird and wonderful colour combinations and am forever scribbling them down when something catches my eyes.

To my recollection though, I have no idea what prompted me to put Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Basic Black together… my notes don’t say more than BB, BB, CC….!

Anyway though, it seems to work.

I wonder if there’s too much ‘splat’ in the background where I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set?

However, I think the balance is about right where I’ve used the Stampin’ Write Markers on the stamp from Friendly Wishes.

I’d be happy to receive the card though, over splat and all! And of course, I’m happy to send it out!

So with that in mind, would anyone like this card?

Leave me a comment and I’ll pick someone at random on Friday 23rd and mail it to them!

S xx

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I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Sally sharp says:
  2. Simona G. says:

    Love this card!

  3. Beautiful combination of colours

  4. Sam, I love all your cards and projects. You are the reason I found Stampin’Up products. Thank you,
    Traverse City, Mi

  5. Love this sentiment! Your colour combos are always inspirational! xx

  6. Lisa boorman says:

    Sam oh my the colours work so well together a real genius. How could anybody not want this card!!! I for one would love it it would go on my desk and inspire me to try to live my dream of crafting and making it my business just as you have done, amazing card as always.

  7. These colours go so well together. It is fantastic getting inspiration from your creativity. Thanks Sam.

  8. Love it

  9. Love this card, i Am a huge fan of you and would live to have it. Do you send to the Netherlands as well? Warm wishes Ine

  10. I love the colour combination and watch all your videos! I always need inspiration, not good at putting things together myself!!!

  11. Christine Reid says:

    Through your videos we get something every day!! What joy!! Thank you!!

  12. Chrstine Bettany says:

    All you cards are stunning Sam and this one is no exception. I would love to win this beautiful card from you.
    Hugs xx

  13. Daggi Mosler says:

    Its a beautiful card – love the colors and the sentiment as well! (I would see the many different spots and colors as reminders of many beautiful moments with this friend!)

  14. I live in Australia but love everything you do!!!

  15. Heather Taylor says:

    Admiring and enjoying all you do Sam, all the way from New Zealand 🙂 Really like your enthusiasm and down to earth nature. Makes it so easy to relate to you and I would love your card please xxx

  16. Beautiful card

  17. Marie Campagna says:

    It would be an honor to receive a card from my only friend across the pond. Your work in an inspiration to me and I look forward to your posts each day. You are appreciated.

  18. Most positively yes!!

  19. Always enjoy my daily Pootles fix. Xx

  20. Sam, I don’t think it is overly splatted. I think it looks a bit like birthday cake icing! YUM! I love the colors!

  21. I think the splat and colors are perfect!

  22. I think it’s darling!! And we all would like something made by you! 😉

  23. Sam, How could anyone NOT want this card? It is awesome. I love watching your videos and listening to you talk and especially love your little giggle when you tie a bow! 🙂 Thank you for all of your inspiration, encouragement, and box building technique sharing. Love your blog, Love your videos. Thanks for all you do that you are not even aware you are doing.
    Texas, USA

  24. Doreen Collins says:

    I love the colour combo here! ..great card! x

  25. Kathie Kelly says:

    I love this card!

  26. mary gaves says:

    Ooo, I like the color combination, and would be tickled pink to receive such a beautiful card. P. S. You can never have too much Gorgious Grunge. 🙂

  27. Fran MacPherson says:

    Beautiful! To me the grunge background represents what I like to be—busy, colorful. You have such a wonderful sense of color and imagination. Thanks for inspiring the world of card making.

  28. I love the color combo and the extra splats!

  29. Jacquelyn Harmon says:

    You’re my “go to” demonstrator for ideas and inspiration. Love this card.

  30. I love the splat. The splat is good! You are good at splat!

  31. Love the colors. I use my Gorgeous Grunge wat too often. Good luck to the winner. I am in USA, and not usually able to win things from UK. Thanks for sharing

  32. Diane Caron says:

    Very nice, love the splash effect of the background.

  33. Mags Jamieson says:

    Sam The card is perfect, As an Artist I also love to be different, and being creative with colour and texture is such fun 😀 xx

  34. Oh, love, love that Gorgeous Grunge set, it looks amazing on your card. The sentiment is beautiful and the extra splatter in all those colors really gives this card a lot of wonderful texture.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome card.
    Hugs from Crown Point, IN. USA.

  35. The card is great and the color (yes – US spelling!) combination, while unusual, really works. Plus – anyone would love a card from the (in)famous Pootles

  36. Now that’s one pretty card! You may not remember me; I’m the gal who took so long to figure out how you were making the cool ‘splatters’ and ‘spotty’ bits. Of course, I now have the G Grunge stamp set…it’s my fave too!

  37. Belinda Litsch says:

    Oh, I love this card. every bit of it… and that’s exactly the card that should had been given to you!… you simply put a smile on my face every morning! And THANK YOU for the hostess code present! what a pleasant surprise, really!.

  38. Barb Duggins says:

    I just love the color combinations. Gorgeous card. Always love your designs

  39. Sherry Oja says:

    I love the gorgeous grunge set and hope to buy it soon, Thank you for making days brighter with your cheerful videos.

  40. Dianne Massie says:

    I would love to receive that card or any project that you do. It’s the favorite part of my morning reading your posts and watching the videos. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

  41. Lovely colour combo ! It’s a lovely card x

  42. I think there is just enough “splat” on the card! It is a lovely card.

  43. I think it is a great card, not too many splats. As always your inspiration is a great help to me Thank you.

  44. Greeting from Canada! I really love all your videos and your beautiful cards.Making your boxes are my fave though! I do believe your the reason I don’t get anything done. 🙂

  45. Annie Jasper says:

    Hi Sam, if you were to send me this card I would just have to turn around and send it back to you because you truly are “the friend everyone wishes they had!” I’m over in the US, so just save the postage and give yourself a hug from me LOL Thanks for another super inspirational card!

  46. What a stunning card! Love the colour combination xx

  47. I just love the colors! Thank you for all the wonderful cards, projects and ideas. I look forward too seeing your post every morning here in the USA.
    Thank you so much!

  48. Kate Smith says:

    Inspirational again, l would like to give this card to my friend Brenda.

  49. Hi Sam, you always have your unique and creative ways to make the cards and boxes. Thanks so much for sharing your projects daily. There’s something else I can learn from you such as time management and coming up with ideas continuously. It’d be wonderful to get your card 🙂

  50. Hi Sam, those colors are beautiful together. Love the card too.

  51. I love this color combination! Very pretty.

  52. Gorgeous colours! Pink and black were my wedding colours. That touch of red just enhances it! Is it weird that I feel like I know you? I very much enjoy your tutorials. Thanks for being so normal!

  53. Elaine Sever says:

    I would love to receive this card! This is an unusual color combination that I will probably use myself!

  54. Lynn Lipchak says:

    I may not have picked these colors but I like the outcome. I call it a HAPPY
    mood card. I would be glad to send it to make someone’s day!!!!

  55. JoAnn Porter says:

    Sam you are so gifted at card and gift making. You always make everything look easy and fun. I think the colors worked out really nice on the card. It is a happy catch your eye kind of greeting card. It makes you feel good!!

  56. Rebecca V. says:

    Hello, Sam! I’ve been a loyal follow almost since you first became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I live in the USA, so unfortunately, I’m unable to order from you. However, I read your blog and watch your awesome videos every day. I’ve CASEd many of your projects, and I always look forward to your posts. I would absolutely LOVE to win this awesome card, and I think the splatter is just right…not too much, not too little. Thank you, Sam, for this wonderful opportunity to receive one of your amazing handmade cards!

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