Sunday, 8 February 2009

DDC, CCT and a Cupcake ... and more zzzz's!

I accidentally came across the Double Dutch Challenge blog whilst doing some commenting on another blog, and found some great challenges there. This week they have a fab sketch, not to mention a too-good-to-miss opportunity to win a fabulous vintage style Penny Black stamp! So for the past few days I have been getting round to producing a card, and yesterday I finally managed it.

I also really fancied the colour scheme for Cupcake Challenge #25 which is pink, pale plum, dark plum and white. It is based on Stampin' Up colours, but as I don't have these I have just tried to stick to the basic colour scheme.

Here is my card: I got on a roll with my sleepy characters yesterday whilst doing the ABC Challenge, and just had to do another lol! This stamp is Penny Black "Dream a Dream", and if you look in my blog header you will get a clue as to how much I love it. I also tried to tie this card in to the CCT Challenge #46 which is Metallica - I cut one of the layers for the sketch from a pink/plum mirri card and embossed with Cuttlebug Stylised flowers folder, and also used a butterfly charm.

Image: Penny Black "Dream a Dream" coloured with watercolour pencils;
Sentiments: Hampton Art (front), Penny Black (inside); Hand printed .... stamp from ebay shoop Loongchai74. Papers: DCWV "Pocketful of Posies"; glittery printed vellum by Papermania;
Flowers: Prima
Charm: from ebay shop Dolls Made Up.

I'm still enthusiastically decorating the insides of my cards, and on this one I took the next step and decorated the back, as I had taken delivery of two gorgeous personalised stamps from Chris Yong's ebay shop. I was incredibly impressed with his service, speed of delivery and the stamps when they arrived, and the whole card somehow looks more finished off ... so I'll be trying to keep it up in future.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with how this card turned out - hope you like it and thanks for looking :-) It's just started snowing here quite persistently, so i guess I'd better snuggle up with some warm crafty goodies!


  1. stunning Pauline - I love this colour and really like your personalised stamps!! Thanks for joining us again!!

  2. A great card Pauline, love the bling! So nice that you've found our challenge blog, hope to see you again soon ;o)


  3. What a really lovely card Pauline - the metal embossing is just stunning! Thanks for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn x

  4. beautiful card Pauline, the embossing looks fabulous!
    Have a great evening, Debx

  5. Oooooh! Love that embossing! Makes it look like an incredibly expensive paper. Beautiful card Pauline. Hope you managed your ribbon blossom today - bet you had more luck than I did.
    Sharon xx

  6. Awesome! I love the shiny paper.

  7. This is so adorable! Love how you worked with these great colors and sketch! Very sweet!
    Blessings, Maria

  8. Great card - thanks for joining in. xx
    Oh and I added a link on Mr Linky for you ;)

  9. Wow great colours, I love them but never think to use them.

    Mrs Wonka x

  10. Oh wow this is perfect just adpore the colours and your embossing on the metallic is just perfect hun, love it all
    Hugs Jacqui x

  11. Awwwww...this is lovely Pauline! That's one of my favourite stamps, and I love the colours you've used!
    Helen x

  12. Thanks SO much for the hint about how to do a direct link,Pauline-I had been wondering how you clever gals did that! I will definitely try it out on next Saturdays challenge.

  13. Such a pretty card Pauline...wish I was relaxing like that teddy!
    Love the embossed cs.
    Carole x

  14. Lovely card, love all the embossing. Kim

  15. Gorgeous card Pauline, so cute. The colours are fantastic, must try them myself.

    Hugs Christine x

  16. Too adorable for words! Love these colours together Pauline, and they are perfect for the sweet image you have used
    hugs Bev x


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Pauline x