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
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


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

    Lorraine x

  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

  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!

    Carol x

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

  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

  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

  7. wow this is gorgeous 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

  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!

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

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

  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

  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 ? You both seem to have a lot in common with regards to the card making. Have a lovely day. Cal x

  13. Hi Chris

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

    Love Jules xx


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