Saturday, 3 September 2011

Anything But Birthday - Sweet Stampin



Morning :) It feels like such a long week for me, and whilst I have enjoyed the extra craft time due to the internet being off, you really do feel out of touch even after a week! :)

Anyway, today over at Sweet Stampin our theme this week is 'Anything but Birthday', and we have an optional sketch to follow designed by Vicky (which I loved!).  We are sponsored this week by Tiffany Doodles and also our monthly sponsor is Heather Ellis.  Fi and Abi have got some fab things lined up on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog, so its really worth checking out and playing along if you can, not to mention seeing all the other fab DT creations! :)

For my card, I used another MIC steampunk image, and really got carried away colouring all the folds on her dress.  I used Prima papers and hand-stitched them with metallic thread, and also wound it round the cogs for extra detailing.  

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - September digi day
I cant wait to see what everyone creates this week, so I hope you can play along.  Have a fabby weekend, and  I will be popping along to visit everyone soon, as I am still catching up :)

25 comments:

sara said...

wow wow wow!!! Love the steapunk images that you have been playing with this week!!!! They are gorgeous! And your colouring is perfect!!! Great highlight on the dress and beautiful color tones!
Have a nice week end =)

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW what a fantastic image, love her red skirt with all those folds, may have to go take a look at that image. Great layout and fab papers and love your cogs :)

And yes just used by scoreboard to create the criss-cross on that CAS card :)

Have a great weekend and go on be a devil check out the less is more challenge, it's metallic this week :) xx

Denise and Louise said...

You've done it again Alison!! This is simply gorgeous. You really are loving steampunk and I am loving your creations.
Hugs
Denise xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - what an awesome card! Coloured so beautifully and love all the embellies. A work of art!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
Absolutely stunning. Love the image which is coloured beautifully and that gorgeous stitching.
hugs
Marion

Paula (PEP) said...

Carried away..... you loved every moment.....it shows in the glow of that image & that you are really at home working with the whole Steampunk theme. Love the colours you have used with the gold thread detail. Just a real treat to behold.
Paula (PEP)

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow what another fabulous image, beautifully coloured. Love the gold thread for the stitching and around the cogs. Debs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous image and card alison.
great details.

greetings karin

Sussie said...

Your colouring of her skirt is stunning!
And the cross-stitching makes this card something really extra!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs
SusanLotus

Sue said...

Wow! this is another Stunner Alison!! Love the image and your colouring is awesome! especially love her hair and dress. The gold stitching looks fab and love the papers and those cogs - ooh I love it all !!!! LOL Truly Gorgeous!!
Bet it has taken you a while to catch up after being away. Thanks for all your lovely comments - I really appreciate them!! ;-)) and I don't know how I will choose from the new LOTV stamps either LOL!! will have to be good girl and limit it to three or maybe four! hee hee!
Take care and hope you are enjoying the weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

This is gorgeous - image is coloured beautifully. Hugs, Claire x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥ ♥ Pops x x x

Katina said...

Outstanding once again Alison!! Your colouring is amazing!! xx

coops said...

fantastic card alison.this image is stunning and i love your gorgeous colour combo and amazing colouring and details :D

xx coops xx

Theresa said...

Hi Friend - your card is FABULOUS!! Again, perfectly colored skirt. Love the layout and the stitching is fantastic.

Thanks for visiting my blog!! I was so excited you got to see my news. Your are an awesome lady.

Hugs,
Theresa

Olga said...

not much time for commenting now with the boys, so making a fast stop...........just had to tell ya it's gorgoeus!!!!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

absolutly beautiful as always hun! love the colours! xxx p.s glad to have ya back!! xx

Debs said...

..and another stunner..love these MIC images :0)..thanks for joining us again at PFP this week..hugs Debs x

Tine said...

Hi Alison. Fabby card & wonderful cog wheels. I could do with them! LOL. Are those fleur de lis brads? They look brill, so does your hand sewing. Thanks for your amazing comment on my KK card. It has really made my day.
Tine :)

Delphine said...

Great minds think alike... I was on my way to your blog:-)! WOW, WOW, WOW... I love your card, Alison! Your image is fantastic and you have coloured it (and the pleats) beautifully! I love all the stitching, beautiful and very clever! Great layout too! Sorry I am not much around these days, life is a bit "hectic"!!! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week. Good luck.
Hugs, Anja

Dora said...

This is stunning Alison, what a gorgeous image, and I really love your hand made stitching... looks fantastic, love it xxx

Lill S. said...

Thank you for lovely visits and for chosing to follow me :)
What a gorgeous card in such brilliant colors, love it and your coloring is just stunning :)
I look forward to your next project :)
Hugs Lill

Heidi said...

Another stunning card!
Love all the details:)
And again, your colouring is amazing. I'm sorry if I sound like a broken record but what can I say:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie totally love this image & your colouring is fabtastic hun. Love the layout!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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