Saturday, 18 April 2009

4 in 1 ~ Stamp Something - Blue, green, yellow ~ Dutch Dare - Favourite things ~ Papertake - Perfect Pastels & Fresh Batch #11

I love uncomplicated sketches as sometimes cards can end up looking overloaded. This one from Stamps and Smiles, The Perfect Batch, is just great. The colours are the chosen ones from Stamp Something this week and by using pale shades of them I have entered this card for the Perfect Pastels from Papertake.

The Dutch Dare Challenge, one that I have only just discovered, asks for favourite things. There are several on this card! I think that of all the Cuttlebug embossing folders, Swiss Dots is my very favourite. I'm also particularly fond of the punch from which I used for the leaves. It's very robust and the leaves look so delicate. I've ordered another which hopefully will arrive today, with slightly larger sprays of leaves.

Curiously one of my very, very favourite things which I used on this card can't be seen! I have discovered sheets of very thin double-sided adhesive, which I put onto paper BEFORE punching so that all I have to do is to punch and peel off the backing, before sticking to my project. The sheets are 12"x12" so would be perfect for scrapbookers too. I bought mine in my local 'The Range' store. I would thoroughly recommend it to everyone!


  1. 4 in 1 are ytou mad, lol
    I find it hard to do two in one,lol
    This is cute, love the embossing in the background.and the pastel colours are so pretty. well done you for doing so many in one card.

  2. Beautiful card Chrissie. Lovely summer colours. I find it amusing to combine challenges too.
    Good luck;O)
    Hugs from Nancy.

  3. Very clever to combine so many, I must try harder ! But very pretty card.

    Brenda x

  4. Wow! Gorgeous card, Chrissie!!!! Love the colours and your colouring of that cute hedgehog is just great!
    {love} Sylvia

  5. just lovin this card...well love everything you do.honest ..such a perfect card and to do all the things you like well id have to do a 12x12 card to fit all my fav things on lol!!!!!!so well done sassyx

  6. Wow, this was wonderful!!!

  7. So many gorgoeus creations since my last visit Chrissie.
    I love your latest card, what a fab colour combo, and the hedgie is adorable.
    I like the idea of the sheets of adhesive, I can think of loads of times that would have come in handy so will have to invest methinks!
    Great work Chrissie,
    Love Sarita xx

  8. Beautiful card, don't know how you manage to keep track of what you have entered it for :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Wow, this is a gorgeous card. The colours are beautiful. I love the punched leaves.
    Clare x

  10. Chrissie
    this is a stunning card. I love all the different elements you've managed to combine into one creation.

  11. A very pretty card love the overlaps they add so much with intruding.

  12. Gorgeous card, so cute and I love those flowers!

  13. this is so cute...what a precious image! love the colors, too!

    thanks for playing along with this week's sas sketch, and i hope to see you again next week!


  14. Sweet card! Love the hedgehog!!

  15. Sweet card Chrissie, LOVE the precious image and beautiful layout!

    Thanks for playing along with Stamps & Smiles,
    Jennifer :)

  16. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft pastel colors.


  17. LOVE this! The BG paper is awesome and you have done a wonderful job with the color combo. Gorgeous!

    Monica at

  18. Aww this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

  19. Lovely card! I too like uncomplicated sketches- if they are too scary I don't play! Ta for the tip- I'll keep an eye out when I next go to the Range.

  20. Gorgeous card!!
    Love the soft colours, beautifull floers and cute image.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

    xoxo Karin


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