I find that entering challenges gives me a starting point for a project. Then I have the ability to choose stamps, colours and images depending upon the challenge of course, but generally with a sketch it's up to you. This card is following a sketch at Clean and Simple. It's challenge 175 It's given me a great opportunity to use some free stamp sets that I've earned through my spending either from Sale-a-bration or hostess sets.
I'm continuing to love the 2011-2013 In colours as well and her you can see Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Indigo Island and Wisteria Wonder. They are just yummy! My crimper makes another appearance as I'm on a roll using that and it works well with the stripes in the designer series paper.
I had already made the card below and when I saw the challenge I thought I'd use the same colours, but obviously with some variation to the tools and layout to suit the challenge. However I like both so I'm sharing them with you!