Friday, 17 July 2009

365 Cards Days 138 & 139, Papertake Weekly Challenge, Colour Create - Blue & White, Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in July, & Dutch dare

When I go to Bath to look after Daisy on a Thursday, it seems that the challenges pile up. To quote, 'it's amazing what a difference a day makes.' However, we had a lovely day yesterday and I have returned home suitably exhausted! Just look what a cutie she is!
This card covers several challenges... 5, I think. The basic sketch is from Papertake Weekly Challenge. I must admit that I prefer simpler layouts and I think that this one is particularly pleasing. The colours are from Colour Create - Blue & White, for Cute Card Thursday it's Christmas in July, for Dutch dare it's using dies or punches and for 365 Cards it's Paper Piercing. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and the embossing is Cuttlebug. The oval shapes are Nesties.
The sentiment, which I couldn't resist adding is Penny Black.
Here we have yesterday's 365 Cards challenge of incorporating a quotation. I have had this stamp for quite some time and have used it a few times, but find it difficult to colour. In fact I'm quite pleased with this attempt. I used a mixture of watercolour and ink pencils with a little pearly wash. I overstamped the image with a spotty background stamp in gold and red. The sentiment reads 'The magic of music warms the heart and soothes the soul.'
Ain't that the truth!


  1. What fantastic cards Chrissie. I love the quote card. The stamp is great as is your colouring of it.

  2. Chrissie, you sure made up for lost time! Your cards are beautiful, I especially like the quote. And I agree Daisy is a cutie!

  3. I love them both but the Christmas one is my favourite, but only by a tiny margin. I get confuesed just readihng about how many challenges you cover with one card so methinks I will just do them one for one :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. holey moley both of your cards...

  5. Fab cards Chrissie. That paper behind the snowflake is just gorgeous. I love the way you've used the two negative prints. Thanks for playing along with the CC Challenge this week.
    Sharon xx

  6. Both gorgeous cards Chrissie but I love the Christmas one the best. Gorgeous colouring and just perfect all round :)

  7. I can hardly pay proper attention to your card for looking at that precious, darling child! How proud you must be, Chrissie...and oh, yea...nice card, too!!!

  8. Very stunning cards Chrissie. I love your clean style!!! Thanks for joining us at CC this week. Hope to see you again next time. janny

  9. Fab cards Chrissie, Love em both. What an adorable little girl you have there ... i'm not fooled by those angelic looks though lol! Jillix

  10. Chrissie your cards are just simple beautiful. I especially LOVE the Christmas card! Wow!

  11. Lovely cards, really, but slightly out-done by Daisy's picture! She's gorgeous!
    Love the look of your blog, enjoyed the browse, thankyou!

  12. Wow, what a beautifull cards.
    Love them both.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

    xoxo karin

  13. This is just lovely and very clever!
    Thanks for joining C.C this week

    Di xx

  14. Oooh I just want to give Daisy a big cuddle, she's simply beautiful


  15. Gorgeous cards, they are both so stunning!
    Erin x

  16. Beautifull cards.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo Karin


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