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Monday 1 April 2013

No Recipe for Disaster

This is my second post of the day, two more to come!

The new PCD challenge is starting today, Tracey has developed a recipe that I'm sure you'll find tasty! You need to following ingredients: "2 printed papers, 1 ribbon, 1 charm". Lots of different ways you can use this recipe, so I'm expecting quite a variety in projects. I had to do a bit of a "use what you have and make do", as I don't actually own any charms (apart from a couple of Christmas charms which didn't work with this card). So instead I used a brad, well, they're both metal right? I had my eye on some of the Whiff of Joy charms for a while, they seem really lovely and lots of variety in a pack, but if you guys have any other suggestions as to where I could get some nice charms that would be great! Anyway, here's my card:

* Platypus Creek Digitals Birdcage on a branch with matching sentiment
* First Edition Up Up & Away DPs
* Metallic thread from local store (Pipoos) for real stitching
* White gel pen for the faux stitching
* Vintage Photo & Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
* Personal Impressions Sentiment Stamp
* Papermania Green Petals Flower
* Pearls, ribbon & brad from stash

* Sparkles Forum (Birds)
* Shelly's Images (Show Us What You've Got/Anything Goes)
* Clearly I Stamp (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Digital Tuesday (Spring Colours)
* Cards & Scrap (Patchwork)
* Pinspirational Challenge (Inspirational Photo) I've used the Blue & Green theme and used 3 pearls (number of elephants)
* Incy Wincy (Use Pastels)
* Chocolate,Coffee & Cards (Bring on Spring)
* Fussy & Fancy (Spring Days)


  1. Gorgeous creation, love the papers!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

    as for charms hun why not try

  2. Gorgeous card Ciska. I love the image and beautiful detailing
    Sue xx

  3. Wat een lief kaartje, Ciska.
    Gezellig dat je mee doet met deze uitdaging bij Cards & Scrap!

  4. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday
    linda x

  5. I love that image Ciska, brilliant image. Beautiful paper too. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month.


  6. It's nice.
    Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Hugs Miranda

  7. Mooie kaart.

    Bedankt voor je deelname bij Card & Scrap.

    Groetjes Nelly

  8. VERY CUTE!!! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!!

  9. Wow, this card is absolutely stunning! Love those pearls. Thanks for joining us at our anything goes Clearly Inspired Challenge.


  10. Pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!