Sunday, 3 April 2011

Shabby Spring and a lot of bling!

So a Happy Mothers Day to all mums and nans in the UK today :) 

Todays card is again using on of my favourite LOTV stamps - Dandelion Clock.  There is just something about this image that captivates me and keeps me wanting to get it out time after time.

I used K&Co papers and followed the fab sketch over on Simon Says Stamp. I distressed, hand-stitched and beaded the papers, corners and image.

The flower is K&Co (with added bling and distressing), and the gems in her hair are tiny clear acrylic dots.......

.........and made the dragonfly dangly out of jewellery findings - simples :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Spring - Dandelions are spring flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Fab Sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dies, punches and ribbon
By The Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Glitter and Glitz
Everybody Art - Brown and Pink
Top Tip Tuesday - Nature inspired
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
Allsorts Challenge - Bloomin Blossoms
Passion for Promarkers - Bugs - I think dragonflies are bugs?
Cooking it up with Katie - Sparkle, shine and shimmer (2nd entry)
Fab n' Funky - Shabby chic
Charisma Cardz - Bling and Sparkles
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Glitz and Gems
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Debs Creations - Emerald Fairies - Gorgeous inspiration banner!
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Wags n' Whiskers - Ribbons and pearls
Frosted Designs - Bling
One Stitch at a Time - 3D
Do You Stack Up - Light pink, mauve and clear (I have clear acrylic dots in hair)

Thanks so much for looking, have a fabulous day, and good luck to everyone in these competitions


Marion said...

Hi Alison, You have just blown me away this creation. It is absolutely stunning. Love the beading and stitching and all the beautiful little extra touches. Must admit this image is my favourite. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Copse said...

Awww Stunning, lots of Glitter, Sparkle and Bling on this make, love the LOTV stamps and you coloured the image in beautifully... thanks for joing us at SSDS this week... Kaz DT SSDS.

Fiona said...

this is so pretty of my favourite images!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


Ida / Little said...

Hi Alison, love your card and the colours and colouring on it! :) Thanks for joining us at PFP this week :)

Hugs Ida

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous Alison. Love this image too. That paper is fab and I love all the little beads and the dangly thingy!! Hugs Denise xx

Suzilou said...

Beautifull card, I love that image and how you have coloured her and all your lovelly added elements.

I ended up buying Mother's Day cards, started making one on Friday and was going to finish off yesterday and woke up Saturday morning having slept funny, I think, and now have pain in my shoulder and neck and can't move very well at all, this is the first time since Friday I have sat in front of the pc, am well miffed I can tell you although it has meant that I was able to sit with my feet up all morning and watch Barbara Gray on Create and Craft :)

Anyway, am going to have a go now at a bit of card making and see what challenges I can do and I will do your tagging hehe :) xx

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous card i love the colours and the patterned paper is beautiful. Xx

bridget said...

And you said you couldn't do Shabby Chic? Your card is gorgeous! Love the dragonfly & all the pearls. Great card Alison!

ike said...

Absolutely stunning piece of work and the attention to detail is phenominal.
Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

Ike xx

Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Frosted Designs!

Kendra said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the detail in the hand stitching and the beads! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley!

Olga said...

absolutely breath taking, the hand stitching and beads are amazing!!!!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

again a beautiful card alison.
love the bling and the sketch, that little charm is wonderful.

greetings karin

Nikki Byrne said...

This is just stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Nikki

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card -- gorgeous image and papers
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for getting sparkly with us at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Alison!
Beautiful colours:) Adorable image and design.
Love it!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous Alison, soooo many beautiful details to look at! Lovely colours, love the stitching and little beads and a gorgeous charm too! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, how dare you put 'simples' at the end of your post; your cards are anything but simple!!!!:D Another fabulous creation and I agree, this stamp is so beautiful. I love the rich colours you've used and of course the stitching and beads are just brilliant. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Great papers and colours. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

oheidia said...

Hi Alison! I love your card and the details on it is great! Fab colouring!!!

Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:=)

Fleur said...

WOW Alison, this really is gorgeous, love the colouring it's perfect.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

TSTR DT and Simon Says DT

coops said...

stunning card alison.i love the fab lotv image and your colours and details are beautiful.
thanks for joining us thie week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

clare brown said...

wow just the LOTV image and all the little details.Goodluck at charisma this week

Sasha said...

Lots of TLC has gone into your card, Alison. I love the image and your colouring.

Anonymous said...

really pretty card! I Love the colours and the pretty papers and all that bling! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time Hugs Samantha :0)

Charlene said...

What a great layered card!! Love all the embellies on it!Thanks for sharing your lovely creation this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

brenda said...

You can never have too much bling Alison, a gorgeous card.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie sorry I've not been over hun I'm so behind on my commenting so I'm playing catch up before I even think of doing anything else. this gorgeous I absolutely love shabby chic its my fave my bedroom & bathroom is shabby chic altho I struggle with it on a card but you have inspired me to try one this week.....unless I forget lol. Love the image & your colouring is just fantastic hun....I love it all but then I love all your cards you certainly are an inspiration sweetie mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Alison and adorable cute fairy.

Mandy said...

Alison your card is so gorgeous and pretty, the image is adorable and I love the the all the beautiful details.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for Domi's sketch challenge :)
hugs Mandy xx

Kim said...

This is so sweet. The flower is beautiful in front of the border punch and the beaded detail is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh Beautiful bling and such lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Flowers Challenge this week & good luck in the draw!

Lori Apgar said...

Love the dragonfly dangle!!! What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Bling Challenge!!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow this is so beautifully done. Love all the die-cut elements on your card

Miranda said...

very cute card Alison, with lovely details, I love the dragonfly and all the glitters you've used, so pretty
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week

WencheP said...

I love your creations - always stunning! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Love your coloring!

Tracey T said...

Just wanted to say hello and welcome! Tracey xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, Just catching up. This is another stunning card, and yes a great image! As usual you have lots of gorgeous details making it a beautiful card.
Avril x

Anonymous said...

Your image is darling and I love the bling around the flower. Thanks so much for sharing your project and joining us at Frosted Designs.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Such a pretty card, thanks for playing along at PFP.



Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Come back tomorrow for another great tutorial!


Anette said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Mina said...

wow Alison stunning colouring and perfect match for your papers it
Mina xxx

Chris said...

that's so cute, I love all your pink bling.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty! Love the papers! That flower is great too! Nice job with the distressing and Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Love all the details! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Deb said...

oh wow, it is so beautiful, such a sweet image, so love LOTV!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Hi Alison - awesome card Hun- the lil image is just so divine!!! Thank you so much for taking part in the Emerald faeries 1st Challenge, best of Luck

Hugz, Deb

Gemma said...

beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Bling and Sparkles challenge at Charisma Cardz and good luck! Gemma :)

princesskitten said...

Bling heaven ;-)

kitten DYSU team

Debs said...

Gorgeous creation, lovely papers, swirls and what an adorable image, you've colored her so beautifully, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, we hope to see you again real soon
Debs R

Louise said...

Beautiful card Alison and such a lot of detail as always.

Sande said...

Lovely card with great coloring and beautiful details!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS!

Hugs, Sande x

Pat said...

Lovely card, sweet image. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Wenda said...

Great card, beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT


Love crafts forever said...

So beautiful. I like your beads work on the card, and all that embellishments are gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing our 3D' challenge at OSAAT. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Janna Werner said...

Hi Alison! Gorgeous card like always :-) Very sweet image! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hugs Janna

Rene said...

Absolutely fabulous! What great attention to the details....really are very talented!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at SSDS!
Scrappy Love,

Lin said...

It isn't just the stamp that's captivating,
your creation most definitely is!

I love absolutely everything about it right down to the tiny dangly you created.

Thanks so much for popping by our Things With Wings challenge at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

terrymiz said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

AnItA mArIe said...

oh that is a beautiful card,love the colours..
thanks for joining in on the Emerald faeries 1st Challenge...hugz Anita


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