Saturday, 28 March 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge #7 ~ Secret Crafter #25 - Stitching ~ Daring Cardmakers Bunnies & Chicks

This card measures 5 and three quarter ins. square. This then poses a problem if you want to have an all-over embossed background using Cuttlebug folders as they will only cover an A6 card. (I think that's the right size description). Some folders like Swiss dots can easily be extended as they are of uniform design. With a little jiggery pokery, as seen in a previous post, I have used the Stylised Flower folder and extended that to fit the space. Take a look here to see the earlier post where I used this technique.

The smaller piece was edged with Martha Stewart's doily lace border punch and the square was embossed from the Paisley folder using the technique which can be found at ikki's cuttlebug cupboard. This is where one of the B plates is replaced by a specific sized wad of taped cardstock, to allow just part of a folder to be embossed. It's really cool!

The sketch is from The Pink Elephant. My card, which won the Pink Elephant's Blog first challenge, was received with delight by daughter-in-law, whose birthday was this week. She recognised the ribbon as being from my gift from them at their wedding last year!

The element of stitching qualifies it for the Secret Crafter's challenge this week. I'll be posting details of my Secret Crafter's win soon, when the item I chose arrives in stock. Needless to say it's a very popular item with the initials M.S. Any ideas? Wait and see!

The cutie chick is for Daring Cardmakers. I had to make him raise a wing in greeting, as the cardstock I used for him is double sided so I couldn't reverse one wing to make a pair. I thought if he was waving, you might not notice that he has 2 left wings or 2 right wings as the case may be!


  1. Beautiful card, love the background and stitching

  2. Hello Chrissie

    Thank you so much for taking the time to browse my blog and leave a lovely comment.
    I really appreciate it.


  3. Gorgeous card, love the simplicity of design and the colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. This is so cute Chrissie, love the embossing!


  5. What a great card!! I love the little chick and I don't think he looks like he has two left wings at all!! Great idea to raise one up! I am glad that your winning card was well received too! Thanks for joining us again this week at TPE!

  6. Thank-you so much for browsing my blog and leaving me a comment... This is a beautiful card, love the embossing.

  7. Very beautiful. I love the Cuttlebug-background!

  8. gorgeous card Hazel, I love the little chick and the embossing looks gorgeous, congrats on your win thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

  9. Gorgeous card Chrissie,luv the embossed background, sue.x

  10. It is a gorgeous card - I love the stitching. :)


  11. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. Love your chick Chrissie - so cute and the way he is waving is perfect. Not surprised your daughter in law loved her card - it was exceptional.

    Hmmmmmmmm MS - wonder if the S is for Stewart! :)

    Ann xxx

  13. Lovely card and thanks for the tip for the embossing folder!

  14. This is a really lovely card- love your use of embossing folders and punches.

  15. Fab card, love the image and all the embossing!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  16. what a fabulous card Chrissie. I shall have to try a chick with a raised wing as he looks so cute that way!

  17. Beautiful card! The image is os cute.
    Hugs, Vanja

  18. Hello Chrissie, thanks for leaving me a message on my Pink Elephant challenge, I can't believe you said you are no good at transposing sketches, you are one of the best crafters I know!! I love that little chickie and your take on the challenge, may the best one win. :0)

  19. This is lovely Chrissie, I really like the background style and the colours. Little Chickie is very cute!

  20. Beautiful card!

    Hugs, Susa

  21. I love this Chrissie! the chick is very sweet and i love what you've done with the rest of the card :)
    Thanks for the link too....just shows what you can come up with if you have time to play around....clever lady!
    Glad you could play again at TPE...i love your stuff :)

    Carol x

  22. Great colours - you have produced a super challenge card, and I would not have noticed the wings if you had not mentioned it. ikki

  23. This is so cute, love the stitching and what an adorable little chick...

    Thanks for joining us at TPE!


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