Saturday, 2 June 2012

Favourite Stamp - Sweet Stampin

Corrrrr! This was a tough choice!!

This week over at Sweet Stampin the theme for our new challenge is 'Favourite Stamp'.  We are sponsored by the fabulous Letraset and the ever-generous Joanna Sheen so some really corking prizes! :)

This is also a brilliant excuse to get out those much loved (and oft neglected) stamps and have a play with some old favourites! :)  I spent a good hour looking through my LOTV box and it was such a hard choice, but I finally settled on 'Maisie' on a shroom as I love this little pudding :D lol.

I used MME and Prima papers, Kraft card, added some ric-rac ribbon, a wooden flower and coloured my image with PM's then 'Ta-da', it was all done.  Really quick and simple for me eh? ;)  - Wot! No dies, no punched borders, no flourishes, swirls and flowers?  lol :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything Goes
The Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope everyone has a smashing weekend!  I will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee by making Red, White and Blue Cupcakes, serving salmon and cucumber sandwiches (minus crusts) for tea on Sunday and other random very british things.  Many generations of us Brits have only ever known what its like to live in the UK under the reign of one monarch, so hats off to Lizzy for 60 years public service - a remarkable achievement Ma'am! :)


Desire Fourie said...

Loving this creation. Enjoy your Saturday – hopefully with being a bit crafty on the side.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Claire said...

WOW hun, this is just adorable - gorgeous image, colours and papers and your colouring is just brilliant. Great card. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire xx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card Alison - it's beautiful and Maisie is definitely one of my favourites too (although I am ashamed to say I have yet to ink her up!!).
Have a brilliant Jubilee weekend and enjoy those cupcakes and salmon and cucumber sandwiches.
Denise xx

Lozzapops said...

This is fab! I love it! Love the colours .. Hope you have a fab weekend. Laura x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the deep rich red colour, and fabulous image..fabulous die and love the pearls around it...gorgeous.


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Paula (PEP) said...

I can proudly wave my Naturalisation Papers!!!!!
Love the whole of this with the colours & your glorious colouring giving her such life.Your pearls around the die circle are gorgeous & I love how your spotty paper picks up on the spotty ribbon. Love the way the ricrac & the wooden flower add such charm to this.
Paula (PEP)

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card - I LOVE the image and the colours are just fab!
Have a good bank holiday
Lorraine x

Sasha said...

I love the colours you chose for your card, Alison. Your sweet little image is coloured beautifully x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Alison. She's so sweet!!

Susan xx

Cheryl said...

oh what a brilliant image,and the colours,and the whole layout is just stunning hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...I love this image and she looks so comfy sat there on her toadstool. Beautiful colouring.
Debbie x

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and very beautiful alison.

greetings karin

Wendy said...

Adorable card Alison, love the sweet image and the colours & details are gorgeous...enjoy the long weekend.
Wendy xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Alison, how on earth did you choose lol. Enjoy your weekend, cupcakes sound yummy but I'm afraid you can keep your salmon and cucumber, 2 of my least favourite things lol. Heavens have just opened here and it looks like it is staying for a while :( Debs xx

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the colours you've used and as always, your colouring is just perfect. Lovin' the sound of Sunday tea as well! Salmon and cucumber sandwiches take me right back - my mum used to soak the cucumber and salmon in vinegar first (I still don't know why) but it didn't put me off! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Tracey xx

Anna said...

Hi Alison! A realy cute card:) I can understand how this is one of your favorit images...she is so cute:)
wishing you a lovely evening

Abi said...

Absolutely love & adore this card Alison, it's just gorgeous! Jubilee celebrations sound fab at your house! Have fun xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always Alison but don't know how you managed to narrow it down to just one stamp!

Have a lovely weekend.

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
The image is so cute.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, wonderful card - love the image and your colouring is just perfect.

Great die as well and brilliant colour combo.

Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful high tea tomorrow. I think I would pass on the sarnies - if you'd made cheese and cucumber you'd have had to hide them from me tho!!!


Sarah said...

Ah and I forgot - Crafters Pick, it's just a brand of glue that Wild Orchid Crafts sell. Someone recommended it a couple years ago, after the glue I'd been using failed me and I've used it ever since for glueing on my flowers - it really grabs and sticks!!!!!!!


Karen said...

Gorgeous Alison and how brave to go with such strong colours, such a cute image too.


coops said...

so gorgeous alison.i love the lush rich red colours and she is an adorable image :D
enjoy your weekend hun.i am back in work on tuesday so not

xx coops xx

catherine said...

This is so gorgeous Alison and the colours are just beautiful. I have this image and it would be in my fave pile as well
Hope you have a good weekend
x catherine

Anonymous said...

Totally GORGEOUS card hunny! LOVE it love the colours and LOVE the style too! thanks for stopping by my blog too! hugs Samantha :0)

Lorraine said...

Aw this is adorable! I love that sweet image and the colors you used w/ the striped background paper!

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Alison, so cute.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is brilliant Alison, it makes me want to get my older stamps out again! I did this too just a week ago! It can be really inspiring! Have a happy little Sunday! Judy x

Gunn`s Kort said...

Sweet image and a beautiful card, Alison:)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous sweetie, I love this cute image and your colouring is stunning, the Kraft cardstock looks fab with the red and the die cuts and layout are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Donna Mosley said...

A very good choice Alison, she is so cute and you've coloured her perfectly. Love the papers and design. Gorgeous!

Donna x

June Nelson said...

Wow I think this is amazing, the reds are so rich, and that little image is a darlin, lve it, have a great sunday darlin xxxxxxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

WOWZA'S on this one, I love the vibrant reds on this and that nestie is gorgeous!!!!


P.S enjoy your jubilee celebration never had a cucumber sandwich sounds delish!!!

Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Alison, your colouring is fantastic!

Hope you're enjoying the festivities today, salmon sandwiches sounds wonderful!

Warm hugs

Claudia said...

Wow, Alison, thatßs a fantastic card. Just so great and amazing.
Thanks also for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what a mega cute image! I love those lush papers and the beautiful frame with the pearls - and all the embellies are just perfect - it's a real stunner!!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card - fab colour combo and the image is so sweet
Doreen xx

Val said...

Fabulous - as always!

Natali said...

Adree with Val ))lol Like always gorgeous!!

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful project -Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight for our anything goes challenge

Sandra said...

Wonderful card Alison. I love the way you photograph your creations for your blog. They always look so clear.
Sandra x

Ivonne said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. Love the layout, the color combo, the papers, everything. The image is so sweet and your colouring is gorgeous. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Faye said...

Oh Alison this is really pretty. Love the perals around the edge of the image and the rich colours. xx

Wedgie said...

Ohhhh Alison, gorgeous card! That image is just so cute and I love your papers! Wedgie xxx

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous card. The image is adorable and the colour palette you have chosen works so well and makes for a more unusual card than using bright red for the toadstool. Thank you for entering our make it girlie challenge at Ooh La La creations.

Alli x

Mina said...

gorgeous card Alison, fab colouring...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Ann-Marie said...

Ooh cupcakes and little cucumber sandwiches - wish I was round yours for tea!!! Beautiful card though, love the colours you've used and great layout. Really hope you enjoy your celebrations, take care Ann-Marie.

Sonia said...

Lovely card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Hugs Sonia xx

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous, love the papers, and the sweet image, great layering too!

having a {me} day said...

Awww, this is stunning! Isn't she adorable and I love your colour combo. Made me laugh when you said you spent an hour looking through your stamp box. That's the sort of thing I'd do, no wonder it takes so long to make anything! Hope you enjoyed your Jubilee celebrations. keeleyxx


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