Sunday, March 17, 2013


I am really thrilled to have a Guest Designer spot at Sunny Challenges & Creations; a great Australian challenge site, that I've been closely involved with since its inception.

The current challenge, starting today (and spanning over two weeks), is to make a Get Well card ... there is no accompanying sketch this time, so let your imagination run free!  This is quite a timely challenge for me; I've scheduled this blog post for when I'll (hopefully) be coming home from hospital, after surgery. 

I am in LOVE with Stampin' Up!'s Stippled Blossoms stamp set - a "two-step" stamp set that gives a "wow" result every time it's inked up.  Once I'd decided I wanted to use Primrose Petals (one of the gorgeous In Colors from Stampin' Up!), I consulted my trusty Color Coach - that suggested Pink Pirouette would pair well with my chosen colour.  It's not a combination I would've thought to use, but I am quite happy with the result.  I've incorporated a couple of Basic Gray accents, as I thought black stamping would be too harsh.

Here's my card for this challenge:

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Perfectly Penned
Card: Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Naturals White
DSP: Basic Gray Patterns Designer Series Paper, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi stampin' pads
Other: Labels Collection Framelits, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat and Paper-Piercing tool, Basic Pearls, sponge dauber, Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, paper snips, Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dots

We'd love to have you play along with this challenge.  You can check out the rest of the Design Team's cards, and link up your creation, here.


  1. Wow, Christine. This card is stunning. The color coach is an amazing tool, isn't it? The combos always seem to work.

  2. Oh the irony! Give yourself a big (gentle) hug from me. Also a big pat on the back for another beautiful card xxx Lynda

  3. Great card.
    Hope you are recovering from your surgery and are home. Get Well.

  4. This is just beautiful Christine! So many pretty things to look at with all of the gorgeous little details.

  5. What a gorgeous card... Beauitful work as usual Christine...LOVE it!!

  6. I adore it Christine! absolutely beautiful in every way! xxx

  7. This is totally beautiful! Love all the layers and the flowers are so pretty in pink!

  8. Christine this is truly gorgeous. I so love that stamp set. We are really delighted to have you as part of the team at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

  9. Gorgeous, Christine. Love the touch of grey you added.

  10. Oh Christine that is a truly beautiful card. It is so pretty and feminine - love it.
    Hope all is going well with your recovery.

  11. Gorgeous as ever Christine. I love these colours together & so glad you used Basic Grey & not the Black. You will be happy to know that this stamp set is on its way to my place..... Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer for this challenge. Hope you are feeling heaps better.

  12. Stunning card! Very inspirational.