Sunday, 23 August 2009

It's a hat trick! :o)

Hey hey! You can tell I'm really getting back into this challenge business... this card achieves three purposes...

Firstly, it achieves my long-held objective of joining in with Carol's Sketch Fun (HERE). This is a wonderful sketch (Sketch #12), and just perfect for the use I will put this card to (and sorry it's taken me so long to get with the programme, Carol! xx)...
Secondly, I wanted it also to meet the Colour Challenge for the Basic Grey Challenge #2 (HERE).. Errr... Brown (check), yellow (there is a patch of yellow behind the circle.. honest! You can just see it peeking out).. and - well - pink. (Does the circle not look like deep salmon pink to you? In a darkened room? If you squint a bit? lol ;o)

... And the third purpose (and most important, really) is a thank you for a chap at work. George - knowing my love of papercraft - gave me a beautiful present on Thursday.. a gorgeous heavyweight leather-bound album with leather thong wraps, made in India, and the lovely ivory linen-like texture paper inside is made from recycled cotton remnants from their garment industry. Each sheet has a fine glassine page protector in between. It's gorgeous!! Not sure what I did to deserve it, but it's lovely, and it's always great getting presents! :o)
(George is the one with the web design service that I posted about a little bit ago.. Shed 21. See link on my sidebar.)
And no.. before you start adding two and two.. he is a married man!! lol ;o)
Card Recipé
White cs from Madaboutcards.com
Black Bazzill
3 pieces of DP from the BG Ambrosia 6 x 6 pad
Inkadinkado 97632 Sketchy Flourishes stamp + Onyx Black Versafine
Dark Brown Chalk Eyes for edges
Waxed cotton thread
Making Memories mini square gold brads
Sentiment computer-generated

13 comments:

  1. Wow I adore this creation those colours are perfect and I love the twirls very effective.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  2. Hi Chris

    So good to see you gettting the craft bug back into full swing and what a super creation.

    Now you know where you should off to next - Allsorts, it's a sketch as well, but tearing papers, I can see you liking this one.

    B x

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  3. Wow Chris... I love it!! You have a unique style that we have all missed lately...glad to see you back busy with some challenges and SO glad you could play along with my sketch :)
    I'm certain George will love it too...what a fab pressie, sounds gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  4. Yes you made a wonderful card and about album thing one word wauwwwwwwwwwwww.Hihi lost of wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
    bye bye,Lean

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  5. Hi Chris,
    Thank you for popping into my blog to say 'hi' and leaving me such a lovely comment. I've just spent a fabby half hour purusing your scrumptious creations.
    Lesley x

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  6. Fab card Chris. Love those colours and the flourishes. Glad you're getting back to it. Looking forward to seeing you again.

    Hugs Debbie xx

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  7. wow this is gorgeous Chris....my kinda card and oops....glad you added the married bit about George...was just away to look out my wedding hats for a try on....hugs kath xxxxx

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  8. Thank you for our swett comment left on my blog, lovely to 'meet' you sister. Have you seen the Salt Blog? Please join in if you can!

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  9. Chris, this is a fun, fab card. Love all the fun elements you combined :)

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  10. Chris, I like your card a lot. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. A very creative card. Chris, I have just found you and discovered we have lots in common from reading your previous post. I'm a Christian, 50 something, my dad was in the RAF and we lived in Germany and up and down England, I got a 'B' in Art (I'm sure they got the score wrong - lol) and I live at cal's cosy corner! I will drop by again.

    Cal x

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  12. Thank you for your oh so encouraging and uplifting comments. I've been skipping round the house ever since :>. I love your cards - something I have never really been able to do - and have enjoyed looking back through your blog too. Do you know http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/ ? You both seem to have a lot in common with regards to the card making. Have a lovely day. Cal x

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  13. Hi Chris

    Fantastic colours and detail - love everything about this. Perfect!

    Love Jules xx

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