Friday, 18 March 2011

Pom Pom and Pearls

Another one of my clean and simple cards! :D lol

I made this card yesterday during 'pc downtime' - tut - its like losing your right arm aint it?  I followed Bev's fab sketch over the the Lili Of The Valley challenge and used the adorable Pom Pom stamp.  

I really went to town on the layers on this, beading and hand-stitching and punching. 

(close up of beaded corner)

(close up of beaded MS punch)

I used K&Co papers (from very old stash - I think all my papers must be vintage! lol) and used MS punches for the flowers and McGill punch for the leaves.  I used some lovely (and much neglected) brads, lilac twine and stickles.  Sentiment from LOTV and Nellie Snellen circle die and a circle nesties.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Lili of The Valley - Great Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and Lace
Allsorts - Lots of green for St Pats
One Stitch at a Time - Glitter and gems
Wild Orchid Crafts - Die-ing to punch it out (2nd entry)
Cupcake Craft - Wings and green
Magical Monday - Spring colours
The Crazy Challenge - Eyelets or brads
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Charisma Cardz - To 'die' for
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Birthday with pearls
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
Wags n Whiskers - Spring

Thanks so much for looking, have a fabby weekend, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.


Denise and Louise said...

OMG this is just wow!! I love everything about it. What patience you have sewing all those beads - they look wonderful. Hugs Denise xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Alison! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

bridget said...

Oh Alison, you crack me up! I love reading your blog. You are so fun. Your card is so pretty!! Such detail!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison it's a beautiful card.
love your beaded in the corners.
lovely flowers and glitter and love all details.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Well Alison, where do I start?! Such a beautiful card and the stitching and beads just amaze me as usual. Fabulous! xx

CraftyC said...

Oh Alison, thIS really is a gorgeous card. Love everything about it and your beading is beautiful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge & have a lovely weekend!

Marion said...

Hi Alison, Stunning card, I just love the beading you have done. You must have so much patience. Gorgeous image and superb colouring. It is such pretty paper, I have some in my stash too. Thanks for playing along at Magical Mondays.

Suzilou said...

Oh my gosh Alison, stunner of a card, WOW, look at all that beading and all the pretty punching and leaves, WOW, hehe. Just love it.

I am sat here at the mo with all my stash in front of me and don't really know what to do, is this what happens when they say 'I have lost my mojo'? Anyway going to go play with the sketch over at Friday Setchers as that looks pretty awsome this week, lots of layers hehe xx

hayward69 said...

Gorgeously coloured image. Love the dp, flowers and the MS punch used.

Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday

Jayne xx

scotspanda said...

what a great card, it's gorgeous :o)

thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning Alison! Such a sweet lil' fairy, luuurve the colours and papers and such wonderful details too :)

Paula said...

I rather like the punched flowers - took me a while to realize that you'd punhced them from the patterned paper - the illusion is amazing for the shape of the punched petals mimics the flower of the pattern giving almost an illusion of vellum having been used. Extraordinary! This is definitely an intriguing CAS (WINK).
Paula (PEP)

Davi said...

Beautiful the flowers and glitzy with the sweet image. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Oney said...

Darling designs! You are very creative.

Renate said...

Lovely card and in just som nice colours.
Love all the leaves and the beading and your colouring is fabolous!

Thank you for playing with us at Vintageutfordring.
Love Renate

Iulia said...

Oh, Alison, your card is just magical! Love this LOTV image and you really have a talent for layouts and arranging the flowers in such gorgeous clusters. Your card is so elegant!
I also love your new signature! Great!
Hugs, Iulia

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous I love all the flowers soooo pretty!

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

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous card ! The colours are fab and what a cute image ! Good luck !

Mephisto said...

thats a great image and a fab card.
Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge and by LotV!

Netty said...

I've got this stamp and I just love using it. You've made a fab card with it too. I'm looking forward to working with you on One Stop Craft Challenges. Annette xx

Jenny said...

Wow. A stunning card with so much detail. really like the beaded detail.
Good luck with the challenges.

Tameko said...

Fabulous card! Love all the embellies. Thanks for joining us at SS this week!

coops said...

wow, wow and wow again !! this is absolutely stunning alison.the image is gorgeous and i love your colours and amazing details :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, I love it, so many wonderful details to take in, great job, thanks so much for joining our Glitter and Gems challenge this week at OSAAT
Debs R

Anonymous said...

The image is gorgeous and i love your colours and amazing details:)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeously coloured image............ Love the dp, flowers and the MS punch used........


Mrs.B said...

Just catching up - This is absolutely gorgeous, as usual all the detail - fabulous!
Love everything about it.
Avril xx

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

Vee said...

Wow!!!Allison another amazing card, I just love all the beading on here you must have ooodles of patience. Thanks for your lovely comment on my hairdresser card I bought the scissors charm here
xx Vee

Mina said...

wow Alison this is a beauty of a card, great LOTV stamp...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

totally gorgeous card- the papers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

Tanya R said...

Love all the layers, and that image is adorable. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Gemma said...

lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Die Cuts challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Närrin said...

Wow beautiful, great card, I like ist very much.


Shaz said...

Oh WOW Alison, this is absolutely amazing. I love the colours of the papers you have chosen. The beading is gorgeous, it must have taken you ages. x

linsal said...

oh my gohs! what a totaly fantastic card you have made here. love everything about it :D
thanks for playing along with us over at vintage udfordring :D
greetings from Linda s l


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