Sunday, 18 March 2012

A couple of challenges... at last!

Life seems to have conspired against me making cards for challenges of late and so today I thought I'd try to rectify that, so here are a couple.
The first came about when I was trying to find a home for some boxes of SU stamps after a new shipment had arrived. This one was amongst the ones to be relocated and so I thought I would give it an outing. I stamped it with Pacific Point ink and punched it out with the SU scallop square punch, then mounted it on a Nestie square. I then spotted a scrap of matching DP in the drawer and  so trimmed a strip and mounted that on white card and scored the edges of it. Suddenly it fitted the challenge at CASual Fridays which is to have a pattern, an image and a sentiment (the latter is also from SU).

This one uses the sketch from Clean and Simple FTL182.
The little hearts come from a sentiment set. For some reason, probably during a senior moment, I didn't write the make of the stamps on the carrier sheet, so I don't really know the make. I may find out when I clear a little debris from my desk.
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, mounted on a Spellbinders pennant die, which I altered slightly to fit. (The black one was shortened and the white part lengthened.)
The butterflies are from an X cut punch.

My choir concert last night at St Mary's Portsea, Portsmouth, was super, I think it was enjoyed by both the participants and the audience. I certainly enjoyed the curry we had afterwards.


  1. Love them both Chrissie. Two pretty little stamps & sweet cards.
    Sally M x

  2. These are lovely Chrissie! I adore that gorgeous paper in the top card and those colours are just beautiful. I didn't click with the Clean and Simple sketch this week but you have done a great job! Congratulations on your successful concert too and I'm glad you enjoyed your curry - I'm being treated to one tonight! Vicky x

  3. The colors in the first are gorgeous. And I love the little circular scenes in the second - SO creative!

  4. 2 beauties!!! love that blue :) lainey x

  5. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Lovely cards Chrissie, love the paper on the blue one! Glad your concert went well, we know St Mary's well as Keir lived round the corner from it in his student days. We had a lovely day with lots of cuddles from Charlie:) Going back down again on Thursday!
    Val x

  7. Beautifully elegant creations.

  8. These are both super. Really like the first. Fab colours. x

  9. These are both super. Really like the first. Fab colours. x

  10. Hi Chrissie,
    The strip of dp is so pretty in the first card; it looks like a piece of fancy ribbon. I love the arrangement of circles in the second one; it's a clever layout.

  11. Two sweet cards Chrissie, you are sooo good at stamping :) Viv xx

  12. So glad you found some time to play along was Mothers Day after all!!
    Love the super CAS design on your first card and great way to use the sketch at Clean and simple.
    Your desk sounds just like mine...I need to clean it up actually :0)
    Jenny x

  13. Really a very pretty card. I just love the colors and the pretty pattern. Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. I'm so glad you've been able to do some challenge cards again. Your cards are always such inspirations.

  15. every time I see a card from you I'm impressed of "your kind of art"

    you must "think simple"
    I can't explain my meanings better,but I hope you can also read between the lines ;)



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