Wednesday, 10 December 2008

One card eight challenges .... is this a record??

I sat down last night to make a card based around a li'l monthly challenge that I participate in with a group of (mostly non-blogging) crafty friends: this month it was my turn to set the challenge, so I sent each person a little kit containing the following items and rules:
Two 15cm square pieces of double sided BasicGrey "FiggyPudding" paper
One 10 * 15cm piece of white pearlised card
One snowflake brad>
Approx 0.5 m of blue ribbon edged with silver
One small white paper flower
Use at least something of each of the above items
Three of the four paper patterns must be visible
Use at least one Penny Black stamp or stickeroo.

Unfortunately the naughty postman lost one of my packages, and after I rushed out a replacement Irealised I'd only got a teeny bit of one of the papers left LOL, so I looked around for a sketch to help me out!! And in the spirit of Christmas I decided to see how many challenges I could fulfil - my previous highest was 6, but I think I have managed 8 this time .. pretty spooky cos the photo is number 888 on my digital camera. So here we go ....

1. The card is for my "bits & pieces" challenge, as above. I used all the elements in the package, and both my main image and sentiment are PB. I coloured the main image with watercolour pencils and red H2O, and glittered the "fluffy bits" of the hat with pee wee glitter.

2. PTW is Dawny's Sketch #4 - fab sketch, and the curved bottom edge made me think of snowdrifts so i ripped and glittered the bottom edge accordingly.

3. BasicGrey Challenge #14 is Oh So Charming - I felt that the gorgeous snowflake charm nicely filled the gap beneath the ribbon in accordance with the sketch layout. My papers are of course BG "Figgy Pudding".
4. Talking of snowflakes ....Everybody-Art Challenge #17 is snowflakes ... so I used a double whammy with the charm and the brad.

5. This week's Secret Crafter Challenge #10 is embossing - the photo doesn't show it very well, but the sentiment is embossed wtih detail silver powder.

6. ArtyGirlz Challenge 64 is my favourite medium. Well that's a hard one for me as I love watercolour pencils, H2O's and glitter ... so I used all three!!

7. Cute Card Thursday #39 is hearts ... not so difficult to incorporate on a Christmas card as it's a lovey dovey image, so I have got a heart in the sentiment and another heart crystal gem decorating the the flower.

8.Last but by no means least ... this week's ABC Challenge is U for Underneath. OK, so this is a bit of a stretch, but in order to hit the magic number 8 I would say that my snowflake charm is hanging underneath the ribbon & the paper is underneath the image ... need I go on LOL??

Hope you like it :-)


  1. phew, I am exhausted after all those challenges, lol, deffo the most I have seen from 1 card - well done!!!!
    Another of course for ABC is that they are under the hat :o)
    Great image, fab papers and brill card
    Thanks for joining us this week on ABC

  2. Wow!!! Eight in one!!!
    Fab card Pauline...I love what you've done with the 'bits'! lol
    Helen x

  3. great card its so pretty
    love the snowflake brad
    Tasha xx

  4. Beautiful card, great image, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  5. Wow that must be a record and it's a great card

    X Amy X

  6. Well done you, fab card. thakns for joining us this week on ABC.

  7. oh my word!!!! eight challenges!

    fabulous card too

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

    hugs jane x

  8. Wow..... eight in one, that must be a record!
    Your card is beautiful!
    Hugs Gisela

  9. Stunning card Pauline wow 8 in 1 well done.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  10. I´m sure, it´s a record!!! Eight challenges in one ... wow :)
    Your card is just so gorgeous. What a cute image and also the papers looks great.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.

  11. WOW Pauline your card is wonderful and yes 8 challenges must be a record well done lol

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz

    Julie xx

  12. Very nice card and congratulation for your new record Wow!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge.

  13. My goodness, eight, I'm sure it must be a record LOL, brilliant! Your card is absolutely stunning in every way, such wonderful colouring, colour scheme and details. Chris x

  14. Cannot believe it 8 in 1 that must be a record. Love this cure card and great take on the sketch
    Hugs Jacqui x

  15. Wow 8 challenges!!
    Love the card, that image is so cute. The papers seem familiar!!
    Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
    Cathy xx

  16. Wowzers 8 in 1 well done to you, the card is lovely, it looks great Hazel xox

  17. Hi Pauline
    I love your Christmas card and well done on all those challenges, I think that must be a record!
    Hugs Lynsey :)

  18. What a cute card and well done on entering all the challenges with it - great xx

  19. Yes I think it is a record!! Congrats! Thanks for joining eac.

  20. WOW pauline, thats a fav Card again and a great Job *g*

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  21. Great card! And 8 challenges!!! Well done!! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

  22. Wonderful card!Love the colours and the image!
    Hugs Sandra

  23. lovely card , and well done to enter so many challenges !!!
    Happy New Year


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