Monday, 11 June 2012

DD Challenge Monday

The weather here in Port is horrible to say the least. The rain is pouring and the kids all seem to have cabin fever.

I was feeling a little bit uninspired and so went "surfing" for a good challenge to get the creative juices flowing. I came across this blog called The Dynamic Duos Challenge and it looked very interesting. You have to make a card using only the weekly Dynamic Duo colours plus a neutral of black, white, vanilla or kraft.

One of this weeks colours fitted right into my mood... Basic Gray!!

I have to admit, I don't think I've ever used Basic Gray before and would never have thought to put it with a pink colour. But I guess that's what challenges are all about.

I had to make a "Moving House" card for my special friend Candi so I thought this would be a good time.

I actually didn't have any Basic Gray ink, so instead I used silver embossing powder for the Cuckoo clock, which luckily the camera picked up.

I'm surprised at how much I liked the two colours together. Not sure I'll be using them again straight away, any time soon, but I was still pretty pleased with the card it's self. Oh and Candi loved it too !!

Hope you week is drier then mine,

Have Fun,


Cardstock - Basic Gray, Whisper White and Regal Rose
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Easy Events and Lower case Sweet Shoppe Alphas
DSP - Brights paper pack in Regal Rose
Other - Rhinestones, Versamark Ink and Silver embossing powder.


  1. Looks good Chloe! Do love this colour combo! Might have a go myself!

  2. I've heard such good things about Port Macquarie, I didn't think the weather could ever be bad there! Glad you took some time to craft along with us at Dynamic Duos. The embossed image turned out beautifully.

  3. They may not be your favorite colors but you have done well with them. So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  4. What a brilliant image for a new home card- I love it. Shaz xx

  5. What a fun card to congratulate a friend on a new home! The little spots of bling are a fun touch. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  6. Beautiful CAS card and I like the embossed clock! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  7. What a pretty card! perfect way to use the image and sentiment. Thank you for playing along at Dynamic Duos!