Saturday, 3 November 2012

In the PInk

The weeks seem to come around so quickly these days ... must be a sign of getting old... and we are back to a colour challenge once again at Less is More... 
and it's PINK!

This doesn't look terribly focused but it's a simple card for a new baby. The elephants were punched using a Martha Stewart punch, purchased at Michael's in Palm Desert during my recent holiday. The centre one has had Glamour dust added for a little extra twinkle. The paper is Harlequin from Pink Petticoat.
Here I used watercolour pencils on dark cardstock, starting with white and followed by a couple a shades of pink, before blending the colours with a water brush.
A die-cut exposition!
These are Memory box dies from Simon Says Stamp.
More die-cuts... Dienamics this time!
and don't you just love this sentiment.

I shall be off to the craft show at the NEC on Thursday with Anne (Stargroves), it would be great to meet up with any other LIMettes who may be going too!
I'm off later today to meet Val  (Canonbury Creations) for a coffee as she is visiting Portsmouth! I'm looking forward to that.What fun!
Have a great week and my thoughts are with all the folks affected by Superstorm Sandy. I sincerely  hope things will become easier as the days go by.



  1. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, 3rd one is my fav xx Jan

  2. i love th pink & black... had to resist from using that colour combo myself

    jen xxxx

  3. WOW - awesome collection in pink!

    Happy Saturday


  4. Hi Ghrisie
    Wow all fabulous cards ... Love the 1st one....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  5. Gorgeous examples Chrissie, your example with watercolour pencils on dark cardstock is FAB, how cute are those elephants and the 'eating more cake' sentiment is brilliant.
    Thank you so much for keeping the challenges going, we so appreciate all of your hard work.
    Sorry wont be able to meet up at NEC, will be working, counting down the years until I retire, not too many left now!

  6. Pink isn't my first choice of colour so it'll be fun to be challenged. Your samples are fabulous as always Chrissie! Vicky x

  7. Fabulous samples Chrissie. I really love the baby card.

    The butterfly die is from Memory Box and it's called Vivienne. :)

    Enjoy your visits.


  8. What a lovely bunch of cards, the elephants are adorable!
    Looking forward to Thursday, see you bright and early!

  9. Pink is not my favourite colour either but you've made some great cards. Love the pinkish daisies on the dark card. Keep up the good work - I do so enjoy the challenge!!

  10. gorgeous card have been a busy bee....have a great day out hugs sasyxxx

  11. Wonderful collection Chrissie, I especially love the elephants! Carole xox

  12. What a wonderful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. They are all so beautiful. Different pink for different kind of opportunity. :)

  14. Not my fave colour either but good to do something out of your 'comfort zone' every now and then. Thanks for your comment Chrissie but have only just chosen my prize due to confusion on my part, so it's not late don't worry. Have fun at the NEC.

  15. Fab cards Chrissie. Enjoy the NEC - beware of that Stargroves woman tho'..... she enjoys encouraging you to spend money!!!! LOL

  16. These are lovely. I really like the watercolour on the black. x

  17. The black with the pencils is just stunning - must try that technique!
    I'm going to the NEC but not til Friday as I have a big birthday on Thursday and can't face the milestone plus an early start!
    Shame I'll miss you - hope you'll share a photo of your stash on Thursday night so I know what to look out for ;-)


  18. Chrissie you have been quite the busy gal these days without Mandy. Hope to see her back soon. Your cards are fabulous! Love those sweet little elephants...

  19. LIM cutesy whatever next! Great set of cards.

  20. Georgeous cards Crissie, I love butterflies and elephants. Butterflies are spiritual elefants brings good luck.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
    With love from Slovenija Tamara

  21. Gorgeous cards Chrissie! How do you manage to come up with four designs when it takes me all day to think of one!

    I'm going to the NEC on Saturday as I'm at work on Thursday and my friend is at work on Friday. It would have been lovely to meet up.

    Loving your cards in the Craft Stamper magazines. I subscribed a few months ago and have a list of techniques I want to try. Roll on retirement!

  22. So many pink cards and all so beautiful. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  23. Hola Chrissie, THANK YOU VERY MUUUUUCH, i´m very touched with your acknowledgement, a long way with LIM challenge, has been an unespected surprise after a very hard and tired work day:D.Than you.
    I have problems with outlook, but i have the personal mail from Mandi.
    Can i send my data to Mandi mail??? or another mail. Thank you for all.
    Fantastic cards for this challenge but the card for Lili of Valley is SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!!!!i love it!!!!, you´re a really. professional cardmaker.
    A warm hug for you and Mandi i hope she come soon.

  24. another absolutely fabulous set of cards, chrissie!! thanks for always providing such great inspiration!

  25. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) all of them are fab and the heffalump one is adorable :-)

    Lols x x x

  26. More fab cads again Chrissy, the first one is my fav this week I think :) Viv xx

  27. Hi Chrissie,

    I'm sad I missed the pink challenge this week. I had my card ready for posting Thursday morning (a pink rooster no less!), but I ended up in the hospital in the middle of the night Wednesday night from a flare-up of my Crohn's Disease. I'm still here (Friday night) awaiting results of CT scan, on pain meds. During the intermissions of pain, I'm able to hop around on the laptop via the why phi. Loved your pink inspiration cards, simply gorgeous! Hopefully I'll see you next week!! Hearts, Darnell


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