Monday, 7 February 2011

Love is............... unconditional

Well, its the start of a new week, and we have snow again in our part of the country.  Only about 2-3 inches, but thats enough for me :) lol.

Now, I made this card........ just because.  I love this image, and every time I see it on anyones cards it just takes my breath away.  I was in a dither when I bought it, as I am a real doggy person, but I loved this cute kitten, so I guess I will have to go back and get the puppy as well! lol.

I hand-stitched the HOTP papers onto bazzill and normal cardstock, and then layered punches and nesties. It just looked a bit lacking in sparkle and I didnt want to overcrowd with flowers and leaves, so I threaded some green star beads onto the rose stems and twisted them into shape. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Mos Digital Pencil - Lots of Love
Totally Papercrafts - Friendship
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday - Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges- Stamp it out - Digi or rubber
Stamp Something - Anything Goes - Digi
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - In the roll of a die - I used fleur de lys die and also square nestie dies
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Love, Love, Love
Sweet Stampin - Spring flowers
Sundays with Crissy - Love is........
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes digi
Stamp with Fun - Love
Magical Monday - Love

Thank you so much for looking, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.


Doreen said...

This is really beautiful,I love the

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Love the neutral colours and layout. Beautifully coloured sweet image and I love how you used the star beads. Good luck with all your challenges. Donna

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

just gorgeous! Love the flowers they are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!!
Hugs Shell xx

Mrs.B said...

Just browsing through and came across you blog.
Gorgeous card, love the beading with the roses.
Avril B x

Anonymous said...

THis is just a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and the borders embellishments are just lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenge this week. :)

Pat said...

What a sweet, sweet little card! I love this image...and it certainly exudes LOVE!!! Such gorgeous colors and coloring...and your DPs and embellies are perfect!! So tickled that you've joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs...
Pat Frank

Dorcas said...

Hi Alison! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in our love challenge at Mo's DP2!

Paula said...

Lovely colours - & your beads are amazing. Thought for a moment you might decide to add a cat to the menagerie but the fur might fly! Take care with the snow - we've just howling winds & rain, though it's calmed somewhat. You really made me smile with your comment re Debbi's candy - that was such a shock!
Paula (PEP)

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Marion said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous image. Great colourway and loved what you did to the flower stems. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday.

ona_i_ja said...

Oh, hunni, your card is stunning!!! I lovee it!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, good luck.
Kevin xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison this is beautiful.
love the one color green with a little bit of creme.

greetings karin

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful hand stitching.. I have a hard enough time with the sewing machine.. This is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's.

Anonymous said...

An incredibly beautiful card Alison! The image is adorable and the colours, layout and gorgeous embellishments are just stunning. xx

Heidi said...

Gorgeous Alison!
Beautiful colours and design:) The image is adorable. Love it!
I have had some busy days lately, thats why I have been very quiet:) Now I have some days of and that feels good!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Debs said...

Beautiful card Alison. Love the soft colours. The image, border and beads are fab. Debs xx

Iulia said...

Such a beautiful card, Alison! I also love this image. In fact I love all Mo's images:) You chose great colors and and played so beautifully with. I love those star beads, ingenious idea. I also have that Fleur de Lys die and never know how to use it:)) It's either too small and wouldn't show or to big.
Hugs to you,

Suzilou said...

WOW again Alison, that image is gorgeous and I love your colour combination, Flowers WOW what a fab idea, I always cut those pesky stems off hehe.

Oh and I found someone today on the I ♥ Promarkers challenge that enters even more challanges than you can you believe it there were nearly 60!?!? neally fell off my chair lol :) xx

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous card again Alison. The little star beads really set it off. Hope the snow soon goes.

Vee said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Cheryl said...

Your card is just stunning! I love this image too. You colored it beautifully!

Michelle said...

Such a pretty card - that image is too sweet! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering :D

coops said...

wow!! this is absolutely stunning alison.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful soft colours and fab details :D

xx coops xx

Rymyrinsessa said...

Love thisa cards, you have made this card amazing with your dies and colouring,,, =)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Alison
Fab card i can see why you get all those comments Great!!!!! blog!!!!!!

Elaine L. said...

So pretty! Love the colors and all those wonderful embellishments. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Debs said...

Beautiful card Alison - love the soft colours and the beads are the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Zoe said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love everything. Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this month! Good Luck. hugs xxoo

ahlers5 said...

Very, very pretty. Love the soft colors.

Paddington fan said...

Wow, what a great card, love that stamp! Great use of die cuts and lovely flowers too! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

Lisa said...

This is precious! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Claire x said...

What a beautiful card. I love the soft tones and the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun this time with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

Val said...

This is stunning - lovely soft colours and a very sweet image.

Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Please come back soon.


Jo said...

This card is really adorable, and I so love that cute image.
Thank you for joining us this week at sweet stampin
Jo xx

Debs said...

gorgeous creation, your diecuts and punch detail are perfect, thanks so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon

Tracey T said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on being the Spotlight winner at Sweet Stampin' this week - very well deserved. Hugs, Tracey x


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