Wednesday, 5 January 2011

New Beginnings

I made this card today for the Lili of the Valley challenge, following the sketch over on the CLP challenge

I have titled this New Beginnings, as it fits in with the challenge theme. I dont go much on New Year Resolutions, as I feel every day is a new beginning, and judge each day on its own merits, but in relation to crafting, I have decided to try and use up some old stash by picking something at random and at least trying to work with it! :)  We will see how that goes! lol.

So my random item on this card (I dipped my hand in a gubbins box) were the gold vellum leaves (previously from a QVC Kanban Kit).  They always looked a bit posh to me, but Im quite pleased I used them now.  I have also recycled the decoupage lillies from a card that was sent to me.  I inked the edges, and distressed the paper, and did quite a bit of die-cutting and punching... you should see my floor!.. lol.

On the whole Im not too chuffed with this card, as I was in a real panic to get it done and rushed the colouring quite a bit - so I think it looks a bit pants.... :(  It looks like I have forgotten to finish it off anyway.  I had about 15 mins to colour it in, and then inlinkz wouldnt play nicely for me either... tut.  Oh well, I can faff about with it tomorrow. :)

I used HOTP papers, Promarkers, Gold Stickles, MS Punches and Kanban vellum leaves.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lili Of The Valley - New Beginnings
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings
Passion for Promarkers - Thank you - greeting
I Love Promarkers - Recycle - I used decoupage from a card that was sent to me... (we never chuck owt away do we!! )
Cute Card Thursday - Thank You
Charisma Cardz - Pearls and lace
Dutch Dare Challenges - New Beginnings
CLP Challenge - Great Sketch
Allsorts Challenge - Thank You
Stamptacular Sunday - A gorgeous photo inspired challenge
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with Lace
Creative Cottage - Something New - I used my spellbinder Fleur DeLys die for the first time
Flutterby Wednesdays - With Wings
Fab n' Funky - Anything Goes
Phindys Place - Give Thanks
Creative Craft Challenges  New Year Resolutions - to use old stash and pick it randomly
Try It Tuesday Taggers - New Beginnings - a great revamp of their blog and challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing - I embossed the background mat

Thanks for looking


KarinsArtScrap said...

this card is beautiful alison.
beautiful flowers and lace.
great layout and paper.

greetings karin

Heidi said...

Love the colours:) And the image is so cute. Great design also.
I make my tags of watercolour papers and the size depend on what kind of tag I'm making:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kathyk said...

Well I'm sorry but I really like it and I think you did a great job - whether you think you forgot to finish it or not!!!


Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Alison this is so very beautiful!
kim x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card, so much detail. thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge.
Kevin xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a pretty card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, I love the monochrome colours
Hugz Fleur xxx

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Louise said...

Lovely card and the muted colours are super.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Simply stunning thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Good Luck

Kerry x

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
Don't forget to check with us on Thursday if you have won or made the Top3 and what our next challenge is.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Paula said...

I love the colours on this - really vintage & all those lacey shapes are brilliant. This fairy is such a beauty & you were ahead of me in the Challenge - I was grappling with the photography! Love your inventiveness with the recycling too. Love those gold leaves & not too posh for this lady of a fairy.
Paula (PEP)

Vee said...

Hi Alison, I think your card is beautiful. I love the colours and especially the gold accents and the gorgeous LOTV fairy.
xx Vee

Jennie Reedy - Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

stunning card, love the image. Thanks for joining Flutter By Wednesday

Julye said...

Welcome to creative craft challenges in 2011 and what a fab card and an unusual resolution too very challenging, goodluck with it and with all thoses challenges too.

Elise said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the browns with the gold, and all the different punches and die cuts you've used! That lace is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


Tracy said...

wow this is stunning, love the colours and sweet image. beautiful work.Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Anne said...

Wow this is stunning, love your colourscheme and lace and loving the LOTV stamp!

Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
Happy New Year

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

A fab card, love the colours and a great image. Thanks for joining in at creative craft challenge. Good luck xx

Karen said...

Really lovely, great colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

andrea said...

Beautiful card,i love the colours and the image is so sweet thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Chelsea said...

Oh wow! What a stunning card. Beautiful Vintage style card with a beautiful take on the Sketch. Your work is full of gorgeous details.

coops said...

beautiful card.the image is gorgeous and i love your soft colours and papers.

thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

lindyloo said...

oh wow what a gorgeous card hun thanks for joining us at the creative cottage huggies linda x

Suzilou said...

I think this card is beautifull, the colour tones look fab, I love the gold, and your recycled lillies are just brilliant :) xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhh WOW - This is such a pretty card!!! I love the colors, and the image you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Phindy's Place Challenge. We hope to see you back again next week.

Tammy said...

OMGoodness!!! This is absolutely stunning! I love everything about this gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place this week and we really hope to see more of your work in the future!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Alison. This card is stunning, I love the colours and all the details you have added, such a lot of work has gone into it.
Thankyou for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment I really appreciate it, especially at this particular time.
Best wishes for 2011 and happy crafting.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! I love the color scheme and all the layers & textures! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


KarenB said...

Gosh Alison, what's not to love about this?? The British expression 'pants' always makes me laugh, LOL!! And I have to disagree... I really like the colours you used and the glittery wings are so striking. I never heard of a gubbins box before.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute and absolutely gorgeous.

True :) said...

Such a sweet little fairy card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!

True :D

katesacraftybugger said...

wow this is really gorgeous , i love everything about it , thank you for joining us i ♥ promarkers this week - i hope to see more of your work-Kate x

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the layers and details!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Lorraine said...

I think it's beautiful, Alison. Absolutely love your colours. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Alison this is wonderful.
i love how the wings are standing over the circle and how sparkely they are.
great job with the promarkers too

Sassylassy said...

Your card is amazing. You did a fabulous job with your coloring and I love all the beautiful flowers and lace. Nice job with the punches and dies. Thank you for joining us for this months sketch challange at CLP.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer

Leonie said...

wow what a gorgeous creation. love the LOTV image and the colours you have used as well as all your luscious details.Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular for our photo inspiration challenge.
Hugs Leonie

Gro said...

Wow. I absolutely LOVE your card. It is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card, and you've used one of my favorite images.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time.
Sharon x

Céline said...

Really beautiful, love the colorscheme you choose! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!


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