Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Nature - I ♥ Promarkers :)



Good Morning :)  Today is the start of our new challenge over on I ♥ Promarkers and our theme is 'Nature'.  We are sponsored this week by the generous Stampeezee who are giving our winner a fab £10 voucher to spend on their online store.

For my DT card, I used a lovely Teddy Bo image, as it was perfect for the theme, and coloured with my PM's.  I cut the below stencil out of bazzill card on my Cameo, and then chalked and inked through onto some plain textured ivory cardstock for my backing.  This is the first time I have tried this technique and was quite pleased with the soft and natural look.  I also sprayed it with perfect pearls from a mister, so its slightly shimmery IRL.  I then bunged the used stencil on the back of the card - waste not, want not! :D

The dies are a mix of Doo-Hickey, Spellbinder and Memory Box, and the quote is from a poem by W.H. Davies, which often seems to rattle around my head when I am walking my dogs.  I still havent seen where a squirrel hides its nuts tho! :D

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Sir Stampalot Challenges - In the Garden
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy February
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today and for all your lovely comments, they really make my day,

48 comments:

ulrike said...

This card is very interesting. It took a while, until I had seen all the beautiful details. Love, how you made the background, I will try this too. Stunning card!

Sara said...

Hi Alison =)
Just finnished my morning coffe while looking at your card, and it made me is such a great mood =D The sentiment is brilliant and it suit the image perfectly!!!!
Love how you did the background!
Have a nice day =)

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, So sweet.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Dotty Jo said...

Wow! fabulous details Alison, love the stitching and the background... and everything! Jo x

coops said...

so stunning alison.your background is gorgeous and i love all your special details and fabulous image ;D

xx coops xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and image and the trellis is beautiful. Great idea, works so well. Donna

Rose Petal said...

Hello Alison. This is so beautiful. Love the design and your colours. Cute image too.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I rather like that snail & your furry colouring of Bo. Those dragonflies are rather special too combined with the delicate swirls. I love your trellis effect down the left side.
Paula (PEP)

Lorraine said...

Great quote, adorable image and beautiful design, Alison! Love the sponged/chalked background and all of the die cuts & embellies! and LOL at the squirrel comment

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This si so gorgeous hun, love this adorable image with him looking at the snail, so cute, the sentiment and the colour scheme are fab and I love the dragonflies
Lindsay xx

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card and love the image and sentiment. love what you have done with the background
x catherine

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Alison! Bo looks So cute and cuddly and I love the shimmery snail. The background is really beautiful and I love all those delish die cuts - the trellis detail looks fab. I love that quote and it's perfect with this card !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
Hope you are well and having a good week!
Big Hugs Sue xx

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Alison - love that Teddy Bo image. Also love how you did the background - will be trying this!!!
Thanks for the help you gave Louise the other night - she really appreciated it and was one happy bunny the next day :0)
Hugs
Denise xx

pinky said...

This is just beautiful, great use of the stencil. I love that quote too. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Gunn`s Kort said...

Such a beautiful card, love all the details in it:)
Hugs
Gunn

Claire said...

Aww Alison, this is absolutely gorgeous hun - I love the image, the colours, the elements - it's so sweet. Hugs, Claire xx

Anna said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, So sweet:) and fabulous details!!
Hugs

Katina said...

Alison, this is so beautiful!! I love all the details; the way you've created the background and the border that looks like trellis. The die cut swirls and flowers are just perfect on the 'trellis'. Perfect image and sentiment too. You've really captured the theme so well. Love it!
xx

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the image it's so sweet. Really like the colour, not really used greens, may have to try using it :) xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooooooooo he is adorable alison.
what a great and beautiful card.
love the colors too.

greetings karin

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, Wow this is stunning love your colours, amazing creation as always big hugs love Pops x x x

MaggieC said...

That is such an effective use of the Cameo. I must try that soon. A beautiful card and such lovely colours. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. xx Maggie

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card! So many details, it is just gorgoeus. Love the image and LOVE your colouring! Hugs, Ivonne

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, adorable image and fabulous details.
Wendy xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww this is soooo gorgeous Alison! Such an adorable image, I love the fab dies and a lovely sentiment too :)
Kelly.x

lainey said...

this is lovely, really like the stitching and one of my fav poems!! lainey x

brenda said...

Stunning Alison and love the cool colours and attention to detail.

Thanks so much for sharing at our Free and Easy February at Allsorts challenge and good luck.

B x

brenda said...

Am I having a abd morning or what Alison, totally forgot to also thank you for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot.

B x

Vee said...

Wow!! Alison this is just so pretty. I love all the stitching detail and the technique with the stencil is so clever and looks brilliant. This whole card has a really soft natural feel to it. Love it!!
xx Vee

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! Now how sweet is this precious thing!! :) Love the coloring and all of the green details on your creation!! TFS! HUGS

Donna Mosley said...

WoW! Alison, this is so sweet. I love the adorable image and the sentiment is so perfect for it. The background is amazing and ooh! all the scrummy details. Gorgeous!

Donna x

ellen vargo said...

Hi Alison - your card is amazing! The image is adorable, beautifully colored, and the background and embellishments are wonderfully detailed and layered. NICE! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

Nicola said...

Stunning card Alison, love the stencilling and that gorgeous image is coloured perfectly!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous. Love all the beautiful stitching and textures on here. I have become a Follower.
Hugs
Desire

applejack cards by sue said...

Hiya, this is my first visit to your lovely blog. I adore this image and how you have made and used the stencil. I think I will go and make a hot chocolate and browse some more...ahh yes! Richard Armitage...a gorgeous photo!

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, oooh gorgeous card. Love the colours, your stenciling and all the little details.

One of my favourite poems as well - always makes me feel like just stopping and taking a breath for a moment, instead of rushing around like I generally do!

Sarah

PS - Didn't know you holidayed local to us, tho you stopped coming here just as we moved up! If you ever feel like taking a trip down memory lane - we've got a holiday cottage for rent!!!!

Abi said...

I love that poem! So apt with that fab image too. Your background is stunning hon & lovely colouring as ever. Re. Sarah's comment above...maybe we should hire the cottage for a crafty get together lol!! Hugs x

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
over at Sir Stampalot this month
and good luck !

Hugs
Francesca

Pauline said...

This is stunning Allison, the stencil is beautiful, and I love the colouring on the bear. Such gorgeous embellishments too, a feast for the eyes!

Tracey T said...

Fabulous card, Alison - gorgeous image, amazing background and the sentiment is beautiful - one of my favourites, I remember this from school! xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow! I love this card. Great colours and the sentiment is perfect for this image. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Alison this is gorgeous! I like that little verse! Judy x

Lilli said...

Oooh, so swwet and totally adorable, gorgeous bear and fantastic coloring :) And all your fabulous details, I adore this :)
Hugs Lilli xx

Theresa said...

This is so fabulous!! I love that you used the negative part of the cut outs. This is the technique I want to feature next month on my blog. Very very cool. Fabulous card. Love those die cuts.

lisa said...

What a great card. I love your cute image and that poem is one of my favorites, it's so true!!
I spotted one of those gorgeous new memory box dies on it too, they are to die for aren't they.
thanks so much for joining in with us at The Stampman this time.
hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgous work x

Ruth said...

I just love this! The whole card is perfect and the sentiment suits the image so well. Thanks for sharing it with us in this month's challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

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