Friday, 25 February 2011

Coffee and Cream

Well it feels like we have fast-tracked this week to Friday! :) lol.  Which is not a bad thing as my internet has been throttled again until the end of the month, so its like pulling teeth uploading pictures - bah!. 

Anyway, it doesnt stop me crafting :) so I made this card today using one of my favourite LOTV images (Pom Pom).  

I didnt really want to make another bright and fizzy card, so I have opted for a bit of coffee, cream and dark chocolate.  I distressed and hand-stitched K&Co papers, die cut some chocolate leaves and used gold stickles.  I used the sketch over on Cute Card Thursday, and also followed the themes of coffee and cream on Simon Says Stamp and circles on the Lili of the Valley challenge.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Coffee and Cream
Cute Card Thursday - Fab Sketch by Christine
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Bearly Mine - Ribbons and Pearls
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Pink, Brown and Cream
Rainbow Lady - Shabby chic
Frosted Designs - Use metal - I have metal charm and 2 metal brads

Thanks ever so for popping by and commenting, and I wish everyone lots of luck in these challenges. :)


Marion said...

Oh Wow Alison, Fabulous card and such a great colour combo. Love the LOTV image and colouring is wonderful. Great detail.

Denise and Louise said...

Totally gorgeous card - I just love everything you do!!! Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU xx

princesskitten said...

That's just so sweet - love the colours

kitten DYSU team

Suzilou said...

Love it Alison, I have got to get some more of those LOTV stamps, they are just so cute.

Considering I have had the week off I have not managed to make one card, never mind do a bit of blogging!! I did pop to Hobbycraft though yesterday and picked up the MS doily lace punch :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison your card is beautiful.
love your flowers and layout.

greetings karin

ElizabethR said...

She is gorgeous alison and i love the colours you have chosen. thank you for sharing with us at rainbow lady's challenge this week and good luck. Elizabeth x

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous I love the sweet image and the colours are great. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Miranda said...

another lovely and adorable card from you, it's gorgeous again Alison
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, I'm afraid I'm becoming very predicatable with my comments as, yet again, this is another fabulous card! The detail you put into every card is amazing. xx

Deb said...

your card is so gorgeous, sweet image, Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Lori Apgar said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! The little bit of metal adds just the right touch! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week for our Metal Challenge!

Christine said...

A gorgeous card Alison with a fab image, love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Christine x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Alison. Love the image and the soft colours you have used go perfectly with the backing papers. Debs xx

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Alison!
Adorable image:)Love the colours and design.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Paula said...

Love the dark browns with the creams & your glorious soft colouring of her. That layered matting panel for the image is a wonder too. I think the middle of the week never happened it just went from Monday to Friday!
Paula (PEP)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo and the LOTV image is one of my favourites. Love the matting for the image and as usual great details. Enjoy your weekend. Donna

CraftyC said...

Hello Alison what a gorgeous card you have made. The colours are gorgeous and she's beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the LOTV Challenge!!

Ribbon Girl said...

Really nice card - lovely colours - thanks so much for entering the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary and Andrea xx

Diana said...

GORGEOUS!!! i love all the flowers. Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Bearly Mine......


Rica said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I love the soft gentle colouring of the cute fairy Pom pom against the stunning background papers.....great layout and lovely details.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Dora said...

Wow this is awesome, love the coffee and cream colours, you did a fantastic job with them, really love it xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah a great card for us this week on Rainbow Lady, thanks for playing Hazelxoxo

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love this image she's so cute. You always use such beautiful papers and all the stitching and distressing. I love the way you have matted the image, such detail.
Have a good weekend.
Avril x

Rach said...

Alison i love your coffee and cream card, it is gorgoeus, the papers are delish.. hugs RAch xx

Angela said...

sensational! love the colours and the image is so cute! love the embellies too! thanks for joining in at Frosted Designs this week xx

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - it's totally stunning! Love the image, your coloring is amazing and the colors are just fabulous. Love the DP's. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Jen said...

Lovely colour choices and a very sweet image. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Louise said...

Such a lovely card - really like the colours you've used. Sorry the net is misbehaving again!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a precious image! Love the bling on the antennae. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT!

ruth said...

I love the combination of light & beautiful along with darker and distressed. It turned out fantastic! The brads are a great touch!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at FRosted Designs!

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card I love it. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

crafty amy said...

This is just too cute :D LOVE the added gems and pearls.
Thank you for joining us at bearly mine and good luck.


Amy xx

Jo said...

A gorgeous card, the colours are beautiful and the flowers and image are fantastic!

jo x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Alison :-) the image is adorable and the papers and design are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Lols x x x


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