Sunday, 21 June 2009

Off to a barbecue!

Just a quick card before we go to join friends for a barbecue lunch.
This is a combination of the sketch from 365 Cards, the colour theme from Pile it on and the recipe from Use it!
Pile it on asked for purple, well this is a bit purply, and it is combined with other challenges which is also a stipulation of that blog!
The recipe from Use it is
1/Use patterned paper scraps you've had for more than 1 year!
2/Use chipboard
3/Use paint
4/Use a rub-on
5/Optional: Use foam dots
I used Pink Petticoat paper which was printed ages ago and has been curling up in the drawer ever since.
The chipboard has sat in its tin for quite a while too waiting for an opportunity to be used.
The sentiment rub-on is also a first time use from EZ Rub-ons.
I have used foam dot for the centre of the flowers but I think that they will be coming off as I don't like the effect.
The chipboard was coloured white then shaded with a whisper pen before being sprayed with a little Spray & Sparkle. Thanks to Jackie for the tip about spraying in a box to avoid twinkle going everywhere! The over-flower is Cuttlebug.
The sketch is from 365 Cards today.
The flourish bits were left over from a card I made yesterday, using the flourish to make an aperture.
That's it.
The soiree last night was great fun and I'm just off to make a dip to take with me to the BBQ for lunch.


  1. Beautiful card Chrissie. Nice combination of challenges.

  2. I just saw your card linked over at 365. Beautiful take on the sketch! I tend to take sketches so literally and I admire YOU, who follows the sketch, but makes it much more interesting and gorgeous :)

  3. Chrissie, love the purple and the flowers.

  4. Great take on the challenge - love your swirls around your ribbon and the flowers.

  5. wow..great combo of challenges Chrissie! Lovely card!

  6. Very pretty card! I like how you've used all the elements!

  7. Fabulous take on todays challenge. This isn't an easy sketch to come up with something creative!

    hugs, Karen Lee

  8. Gorgeous card, I must get my Sizzix swirls out again :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog for a visit, and thank you for "following"! Your cards are wonderful!

  10. Chrissie, This card is so pretty. I love the color and all the elements you used to put it all together. TFS

  11. what a gorgeous card for today's sketch! i love it chrissie!

  12. hi Chrissie!
    I love how you intertwined the flourishes in the card!

    Thanks for Playing!

    -- dalis DTC at Pile It On!

  13. Love it!! That sketch scared me and I wasn't sure about Use It this week because of the paint and you used both in one card!! WAY TO GO!!!

    Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!!


  14. Beautiful!

    Peace and Luv,

  15. I really like your take on the sketch. Using florishes rather than the arrows!

  16. I really like this one Chrissie and I'm not a purple fan. I especially like the way you've done the two strips of ribbon is opposite directions with the flowers on, great layout.

    Hope the BBQ was fun


  17. This is a beautiful card! lovely job. hope you have a great sunday!

  18. Oh Chrissie! This is stunning! What a great job! I don't like purple, but you made it so lovely!

  19. DARLING card Chrissie, love it! thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!

  20. Gorgeous card! I especially like the soft colors.

  21. So cute! Love how the flourishes are wrapped around the ribbon!


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