Thursday, 30 April 2009

ABC Challenge L- List & Pink Elephant #12

I always like to try to combine challenges, it makes me think a little harder and that can't be bad for the old grey cells!

This card has combined the sketch from Pink Elephant with the list of elements required from the ABC Challenge, which is 1 ribbon, 3 flowers and 6 brads.

I don't know if other people have the same problem as me when it comes to positioning brads. The prongs (if that is what you call them) are seldom in the centre of the brad and if, as in this card, I want to place them centrally on another shape, the fact that the opening pieces are off-centre means that they end up a little ski-whiff. My way of overcoming this is to cut them off with wire cutters and stick the brads onto the card with sticky dots.

The papers are Pink Petticoat, the flowers, brads, adhesive pearls and sentiment are from Papermania. The leaves have been punched with a super Leonie Em punch.
This looks blue in the picture, but in fact it has somewhat of a violet hue.


  1. Beautiful card, what a fertile imagination you have :o)
    Jackien xx

  2. Beautiful as always Chrissie - I always look forward to seeing what you come up with each week.
    Ann xxx

  3. Your card is indeed one of a kind.


  4. Gorgeous card Chrissie. You've really hit that elegant style again. Love it.
    Sharon xx

  5. I love everything about this card. The brads the blue/violet shades, the primas, the decorative paper, and the embossed border! To line up brads, I use the template by Stampin' Up! It's near the back of the catty. Now My brads, eyelets, snaps, and paper pircing are much better...I use that template all the time :)

  6. What beautiful shades of blue! Pretty and nice job!

  7. So pretty!! Has such a delicate feel to it..wonderful!

  8. Great card! love the colours! and those brads are really pretty thanks for joining in the fun of the ABC challenge this week! good luck! Samantha :0)(Guest Designer)

  9. Love this, the colours and layout look great! I know what you mean about brads - good tip - never thought of this!ikki

  10. A really lovely card, beautiful.
    Kim xXx

  11. Such a BEAUTIFUL card -- love the colors and all the embellishments -- just lovely!

  12. Simply gorgeous card!! I love the flowers and the colors!!

  13. Chrissie, i love what you've done with my sketch :) Blues are growing on me a bit more these days!
    We love to see your work each week at TPE....thanks for your participation :)

    Carol x

  14. oooooh i like this
    love the colours
    just beautiful

  15. Beautiful card - gorgeous colour!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  16. Love the colours you have used in your card. Its very pretty. Diane

  17. Wonderful card Chrissie! Thanks for joining us again this week at TPE!

  18. Beautiful as always Chrissie, thanks for joining in the fun with ABC this week. Alison x


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