Monday 1 September 2008

A Tale of Two Challenges

Well not quite a novel, but this card definitely had it's moments, more of that later.
Firstly good evening to you all and I hope you've had a succesful day. Mondays are always a little hectic for me as it's my day for getting my Mum's shopping and then doing her washing and housework. By the time I get home I'm usually trying to catch up with myself all evening.
Tonight's card is for the Dutch Dare Challenge "A Card for A Girl" and also fits the Tanda Teaser challenge which this week is "Pretty in Pink".
Another cute little girl from Hangler and Stangler, this time with her teddy bear. I'm not sure where the backing papers came from but the little green photo corners are K & Co, the sentiment was done on the PC and she is mounted onto Nestabilities. I coloured her with my Pro-Markers but when the card was completed I decided I wanted to shade the sentiment slightly. I used my pencils and Sansador and was just about finished when I knocked the bottle of Sansador over.
I must have lost about half the bottle, everything on my table was soaked with it including the now completed card! I cleared up as best I could, but if you've ever used this you'll know how difficult it is (although it did bring my pine table up with a lovely sheen!) it had covered everything on the table, plus I think the fumes had made me a bit "high". The air was a little blue as you can imagine, and I just left the card on the side. So I was very surprised when I returned from Mum's today to find the card had dried out without a mark on it, hence the reason it's now on the blog as planned.
I hope you like the card now it's recovered from it's little accident and hopefully tomorrow's card will be trauma free! Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.


Anonymous said...

Chrissie she is so sweet it is definately an Awww card.

Lorraine x

Beryl K said...

Great card Chrissie, as always
Beryl x

Ann Whitfield said...

Oh dear Chrissie - I'm so pleased this lovely card survived but I have to confess to a bit of a titter at the way you described the trauma and I really can't imagine you turning the air blue!
Ann x

Irene said...


I love your card, and the sentiment is fantastic.


Dawn Wheeler said...

Gorgeous card fabulous colours and image so pretty ,Dawnxx

Becky said...

Oh dear! What a trauma!! Glad it all worked out in the end!! The colouring is brilliant on the little girl, she looks so real! I recognise the paper as DCWV, I have that stack somewhere!!
Love Becky xx

Wheezie said...

Beautiful card Chrissie and what a lovely sentiment
x Wheezie x

CraftyC said...

I think its a lovely card and a great sentiment!

Sandra Wright. said...

How cute,your cards are always lovely.Glad the card remained intact after your accident!!!

Hugs Sandie x

iReneM said...

Ahh, that is lovely Chrissie.
Mmmm, I would have said 'Oh dear' as well :-)
Good job it dries OK.

Karin and the DT-Members said...

Great card..thanks for joying in the dutch dare challenge!!!

Annie said...

Well who'd have thought a card could survive all that?! Glad it did though - lovely card and I really must investigate these promarkers you are getting a fantastic effect with them.

ann xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous Chrissie - love that H & S image!! Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this week!

Anne said...

So many gorgeous cards since I last looked. Internet now restored so am looking forward to taking part in everything again. x

Beryl said...

I missed this tale of woe the other day. Glad to here this lovely card survived. I have a small screw top pot with a piece of sponge in it. I put spirit in the bottom and dip the stumps in. It works very well with no risk of spillage.
Beryl xx

Karin said...

Hi Chrissie,

great card.
Love the DP and that cute image.

Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo karin

Bev said...

The air would have been black, never mind blue if it had happened to me lol. I am so glad you managed to save the card, it's fabulous! I love the colouring (still not got any Promarkers or Copics yet - scared in case I can't use them lol).

hugs Bev x