Thursday, January 31, 2008

Surprising Weds - A Card Challenge by Me !



Inspired by my Australian blogging pal Susan who created a card for the PapertakeWeekly Heart's Desire Challenge & mistakenly thought it was a challenge set by me ,

I decided to create my very own & FIRST card challenge !

First of all in appreciation of all the card / layout challenges out there in blogging land , I must say Thank You so much everyone for keeping on creating new dares / ideas to tickle our papercrafting fancy !

I had a tonne of fun checking out new challenges this past week & finding new blogs to be inspired by !

As such my first ever card challenge is to create

either a Thank You card including the following embellishments -

flowers & brads but not of the usual kind that you would reach out for-

try something different & feel free to use other kinds of embellies too !

or

Create any kind of card with shades of Black, Pink & White .

No limitation on card size or shape !

There you have it ! I trust you will enjoy having a go at it !

For my card sample above , I used fabric Prima flowers with a velvet like quality & large word brads by ATB ( yes not the usual kind for me ! ) , Papers by Prima Marketing & DCWV's All Dressed Up 4x6" paper pad.

Don't forget to leave me a comment here with a link to your blog so we can all come by & check out your creations!!

This challenge will run for one week & do check back next Weds for a Surprise yet again ! LOL

15 comments:

Rosie said...

Sounds like fun to me... is it okay to make a skinny or a 4x4?

Paula said...

Of course I believe in you Hun!
I'd love to do this but I have now packed away all my craft gear for tomorrow mornings' trip. I will lok out next week though & perhaps you could give a thought to setting something on a Saturday as I find the week rather a busy time with work & such!!

Adriann said...

Sounds like fun and I can't wait to get to it! Lovely card you've made.

Susan said...

Pearl, how great that you ahve taken the step to set a challenge!!! I will definitley be thinking about this one and let you know when I make a card that 'fits'.

Thank you so much for the encouraging words about the worth of my Blog, and for all the lovely comments you leave for me. It's good to be your bloggin' friend!

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

Beautiful!! :) I will have a challenge very soon on my blog to ;)

Tabitha said...

Beautiful!! so glad to be working with you!

Chris said...

oooh way to go Pearl... it's lovely to see you setting a challenge of your own and LOVE that fabby card. I will do my best to join in and will let you know what I come up with. TFS xx

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Pink, black, and white it is! So glad I found your blog!!

http://myinnermartha.blogspot.com/2008/01/challenge-card.html

Rosie said...

I made you a card anyway!! LOL and thank you for your lovely comments!! xx

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/02/01/surprising-weds/

tillymint said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and inviting me over to take part in your challenge Pearl :-)

Here is my black, white and pink card!

traciejane said...

Hey, thanks for the kind comments left on my blog and the link to your challenge. This is just wonderful... Pink , Black and White, two of my favourite colours and I managed to use my new papers!! lol Thanks :-)

Mines on my blog

Anita said...

I am so impressed - your first challenge! I had a go at the Thank You card. Also one of the cards on my blog titled "Pretty in Pink" is totally pink, black & white if you want to look at it too! Enjoyed your challenge.

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/

Anita said...

Hi Pearl -

You are very nice. My black, pink and white card is here:

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/?p=6

lauren said...

hiya! well, i THOUGHT i had made a card for your challenge...it IS a "thank you" card; but i had not read the post correctly so there are no flowers or brads! it has flower-shaped eyelets, tho, and--inspired by *your* cool thank you card--is based on nicola's MPW sketch. (i will understand if it's disqualified; i will read PROPERLY the next time!!!) :)

http://llaurenb.blogspot.com/2008/02/double-your-pleasure-double-your-fun.html

steph said...

My pink back and white entry is on my blog! TFL! x