Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Three Challenges in One

It's been difficult for me to get motivated lately to create papercrafts for the upcoming craft fair. I didn't get quite as many items made on the weekend as I wanted to, but with my hubby gone this week, it gives me lots of time to get caught up. Last night was a good start. I completed two more mini albums and two mother's day cards. I also snuck in a phone call with my hubby, a skype call with my sister, and a phone call with my Mom. It was a good night!

Today's design was created using three different card challenges. Karly and I were brainstorming at work yesterday afternoon which inspired me to create this card:

I used a great sketch from Mojo Monday for the layout, a colour combo from Dynamic Duos and a theme from The Pink Elephant.
Our challenge theme this week is to:
"Use 3 Decorative Papers & Your Favorite Embellishment"

This sketch was great to work with. And I love that we could choose our own colour to go with Primrose Petals. I chose So Saffron. I think it's a nice pastel contrast against the bright pink. The biggest challenge for me was to use 3 different decorative papers in one card. But, I think I managed to make it work and have it not look too 'busy'. I used neutral colours for the card base and the card front so that the two colours 'popped'. The Primrose Petals cardstock is embossed with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I like adding a little 'bling' to my cards, so I used pearls as embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP, Floral District DSP, Subtles DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Circles nestabilities, Scallop Circles nestabilities, Elegant Bouqet embossing folder
Accessories: Pearls (Michael's)


  1. Wonderful job combining the three challenges, Charissa! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  2. Lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  3. Oh what an adorable color combo! Perfect for any time of the year with it's sweet design too. Beautiful job on the sketch! Thank you so much for joining in on our recipe challenge this week at TPE!
    ~*Joni TPE DT