Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I ♥ Promarkers - Dandelion Clock

Well this post almost didnt get written.  Blogger has been a right nightmare for me today and I nearly chucked the towel in as it got to 1am and was still unable to edit my post.  :(  I was literally sat in tears - tut!

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers and our theme this week is 'Time'.  We are sponsored this week by the fabby Crafty Emmas Store so well worth playing along! :)

This challenge had me scratching  my head for days - lol!  I had no idea how to interpret the theme with what I had, but eventually settled on the gorgeous 'Dandelion Clock' stamp by Lili of the Valley.  I love this stamp! 

I used some marble sky glitter card for the backing, and cut lots of little dandelion type flowers from a Marianne die.  I then added irridescent MS tinsel glitter, layering them up and slotting  into the back of another Marianne die.  I was aiming for it to resemble a clock! lol.  The border die is Memory Box and the doily die is Nellie Snellen.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Shades of Spring - I thought the stormy sky backing paper was perfect! lol
ABC Challenge - J = Jazz it up - glitter and bling
Do You Stack Up - Layers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebrations
Crafty Catz Challenge - My Favourite Things - Dies! :)
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power - Mr Google says dandelions are flowers, lots of little ones :)
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I will be back again tomorrow with another card :)


KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooo just a very beautiful card.
the glitter dandelion are looking great.

greetings karin

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. Love the monochromatic feel and the touch of sparkle.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning hugs Pops x

Teresa said...

Morning Alison, Blogger sounded like a nightmare, but your card is 100% beautiful! I love that irridescant edging and she is coloured beautifully, Have a lovely day, Big Hugs, Teresa x

Heidi said...

Hallo Alison where do I start, this is a most stunning creation. I love the colours and the glitter is glorious. A beautiful card. hugs heid

Paula (PEP) said...

Gorgeous soft colours & I love those dandelions glittery as if the little seedheads have been doused in a shower of rain & the sun is shining on them to create a rainbow!
I've been doing battle with dandelions too but settled for digitalis instead...... now digital-is & time would work? Hmmm - some thoughts there with my wacky sense of humour!!
Paula (PEP)

Olga said...

This is beautiful. You did great with the scent of really gives you the feeling of dandilions. Have a great day!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning, love the image and your colouring looks fantastic and those sparkley dandelion heads look beautiful, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Ivonne said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card as always, so delicate. Love the soft colors and the sparkles and your colouring is amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

Debbie said...

Sorry that technology got you to tears... I hate that it is so frustrating especially when we all depend on it so much. But I am glad you finally uploaded this beauty, and you didn't throw in the towel.


Wendy said...

Adorable and so beautiful Alison, one of my favourite images and you have coloured her beautifully, love it.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what a sweet image and you've coloured her beautifully! The background card is so pretty. I love all the dandelion clocks and the glitter - it's a real stunner hun!!
Aww sorry to hear that Blogger has been a right pain for you!! I had trouble with it a few weeks ago. I was doing a DT post and Blogger changed one paragraph in it to mega HUGE UGLY font and I tried everything to correct it. Ended up having to do a whole new post and redo all my links. I was literally tearing my hair out by the end of it!! Hope it behaves for you from now on !!!
Big Hugs!
Love Sue xx

Olga said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the little dandelions and that stunning backing paper. Love how you have coloured that beautiful image too.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Rachel x said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Alison- I love the way you've coloured the lovely image!! :)
My netbook had me in a similar state last night... don't you just love technology?! :S
hugs, Rachel x

brenda said...

Blogger certainly has been playing up this week Alison, a right pain in the rear !!

A really pretty card and a perfect sentiment.

Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Pauline said...

Adorable card, love the little dandelions around the doily mat, and such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Heidi said...

It's gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Vicky said...

So gorgeous and love the colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

This is so, so pretty Alison. Love the sparkle! I've had blogger probs too but also no internet on and off. Such a pain! xx

WencheP said...

This is beautiful! Love your colouring - absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Theresa said...

Hi Alison, I totally understand what you are saying about Blogger. I sat with tears too tryin to post and I ended up having to change my browser because it doesn't want to work with IE9.

Your card is fabulous! I love the colors and the dandelions are awesome. Beautifully done!!

Sara said...

I totally understand what you´ve been trough, I´m also a mess with technology ;D
Your card is stunning and I just love how it shines like a diamond! The fairy is such a cutie with the soft coloring and the borders are gorgeous!!!
Have a nice evening =)

Suzilou said...

Beautiful card Alison, Love the image and the pretty die with the the sparkle.

Sorry to hear blogger has been a challenge for you, hope it's now behaving!!! xx

Anonymous said...

Wooow!!! Fantastic an really magical card, love the sparkle and the fresh colors, could actually feel the fresh air with this MAGNIFICENT card :))) I LOVE IT !!
Hugs Lilli xx

Claire said...

Just gorgeous hun - I love the sweet image and the gorgeous die the image sits in is just stunning. Love it. Hugs, Claire xx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Alison. The added dandelions look fab and the colours are so pretty

Anonymous said...

Alison, this is gorgeous and a very clever interpretation of the theme! I think the flowers tucked behind the die look like a big dandelion clock. The whole thing is just gorgeous.

Lorraine said...

So pretty Alison! I love the purples, your sweet colored image and all of the fab die cuts!

coops said...

so stunning alison.the image is so sweet and i love the beautiful lilac colours and sparkle ;D
i hope blogger is playing nice for you today hun.

xx coops xx

Deb said...

Wow, your card is absolutely stunning Alison, love how you arranged the die cuts around the centre!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Alison, this is amazing hun. I adore your colouring and the gorgeous colour combo. The dandelion clocks look fab.

Donna x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is a really pretty card. Loving the soft colours and beautifully coloured image, one of my favourites. Donna

Michele Spera said...

adorable card:-)Thank you for joining us at CCT

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Your cards are fantastic. I love the colour you've used and the attention to detail. Fabulous x

Shanna Shands said...

Love the card and the springy feel it has. Thanks for playing along with ABC and Paper Sundaes. Hope to see you at our next challenge tomorrow!

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥ Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

Lin said...

Wowsers Ali, another stunner. So, so blingy and just what I wanted to see!

Thanks for joining us at ABC for our Jazz It Up challenge with your gorgeous creation.

Lin xx

kyanos said...

lovely card, I love the dandelion flowers!!!! thank you for playing with us at ABC Challenge


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