Tuesday, 19 June 2012

GDT at Top Tip Tuesday - Stars & Stripes




Good morning :)  I am so excited to have been asked to be the GDT for Top Tip Tuesday after being picked for 'Who caught our eye'  in a previous challenge  - I am thrilled and honoured ladies, thank you! :)

So, the new challenge for the next fortnight is 'Independence Day and/or Stars & Stripes' and this is open to interpretation - it doesnt have to be red, white & blue!  We are sponsored this time by the generous Crimson Cloud and the brilliant Bugaboo Stamps who were kind enough to give me this wonderful image - Jesse Moon - to play with.

I opted for a shaped easel card and hand-stitched MME & K&Co papers.  The dies are a mix of Spellbinder & Memory Box and the punch is MS.   I found some old perspex stars in my stash, some were clear and some were gold, so I coloured the gold ones with metallic green PM's and twisted wire on them to make them look like shooting stars.  The sentiment is LOTV.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

 Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Glitter, Die-cuts, Free
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters Challenge - Spots &/or Stripes

Thanks for popping by my blog today, and I hope everyone has a smashing day! :)

42 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oooo how lovely Alison! So well deserved too! I just love this card, and those twisted wires look brilliant! They really add tht extra something to it! Brilliant! Judy x

Sara H said...

Hi Alison =)
This is so precious!!! The wires with the stars hanging is such a wonderful idea, it looks sooooooo cute =))I love how you pay attention to details, your cards are always perfect and made with care ^^
Love it A LOT =)
Hugs,
Sara

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what sweet and beautiful card alison.

greetings karin

Claudia said...

Hi Alison

What a fantastic card. I love it, it is just stunning. Coloration is great and the dies you used, are amazing.

Hugs Claudia

Cheryl said...

Oh gosh Hun this is stunning just love the beautiful colour tones,you have used,and the detail is just fantastic love the image and those gorgeous dies,you have used,brilliant hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

Oh sorry Hun meant to say,your spot was so so well deserved too,as you sure are some talented lady hugs Cherylxxxxx

catherine said...

Well done Alison on your GDT spot you so deserve it with your beautiful cards. This is stunning and love the use of die cuts
x catherine

Paula (PEP) said...

A very different ake on Stars & Stripes - superbly effective with those perspex stars & I bet this really 'moves' & 'hum's in real life.
I love seeing your soft pastel creations & your combination of patterns intrigues me.
Paula (PEP)

Kim said...

Gorgeous! You are so creative! Love how you hung the stars!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,what a fab image...coloured perfectly.Love all your details.xxx

Anneke klerks said...

very nice and pretty card

liefs anneke

Ivonne said...

Beautiful as always! I love the color combo, so delicate, and the way you use your dies, stunning. Love the glitter in the moon and the stars. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Lorraine said...

I'm not surprised that your cards 'catch their eye' - they are stunning!
This one is gorgeous too - love all the details.
Have a good week
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

Hi Alison thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .
Well done on your guest designer spot Alison your cards are just stunning .
I love each one on this page and they are all so different , fabulous work.
Well done Hugs Elaine

Olga said...

How amazing! Just love those dangling stars and the bit of glitter!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous colours and beautifully embellished, as always, Alison. Congratulations on your GD spot, too...well deserved! x

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the image and all the details you've added.

Congratulations on your GDT spot too!

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

Pink Dandelion said...

Ooh I love this Alison. Great take on the stars and stripes. I think I have some of those gold stars in my stash somewhere. Never thought to colour them doh! Thanks for joining in with the Nutcrafters challenge this week and good luck. Debs xxx

Wedgie said...

Sweet card Alison! Wedgie xxx

June Nelson said...

Congrats hun no wonder you were picked your cards are fantastic, and this one is brilliant , I love the little stars on wires, just brilliant , huggies june xxxx

Flowergirl said...

Wonderful card! Love all the dies you've used! They look so pretty x
Wendy x

Annette said...

Beautiful card honey, I love the little stars on their springs. The image is adorable too, and the colour is so subtle and pretty smoky blue. Love the little pearls on the die cuts. So glad to have you join us as guest designer this at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
Annette
xx

HelenR said...

Lovely card! HelenR x

coops said...

gorgeous card alison.i love your fabulous design and stunning sweet image and sparkle.really love how you have done rhe stars too :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

EEK I love the stars on wires! and the sweet little image and the fabby papers & die cuts! Great design!

Theresa said...

Hi Alison - this is such a fabulously fun card. I love all the curly q's with the stars. I have to order that flourish die. Simply beautiful my friend.

Samantha said...

Totally Beautiful card hunny, love its uniqueness and the colours too! Fabulous to have you as a Guest Designer too at Top Tip Tuesday this time hugs Samantha :0)

Denise and Louise said...

Congrats on being asked to be a Guest Designer. Love this fun card. Those stars on the wires are brilliant and that is one cute image.
Hugs
Denise xx

pam said...

such a gorgeous card...love it pam

Ann-Marie said...

Wow, what a stunning card. Really do love how you use all your dies - lots of inspiration, just fab. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx.

Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is a real stunner, gorgeous colours and fab stars love it!

Well done on your GDT spot, it's well deserved, you make the most beautiful cards.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sue said...

Ooh Congratulations on your GDT Alison!! very well deserved!!
and Wow! your card is absolutely stunning!! what a fab design - I love the Easel Layout and the gorgeous image with the sparkly moon!! and those stars on wires are genius - they look SO good!! Love all the scrummy papers and die cuts - it's a real corker of a card!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation Alison good luck with the GDT call thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

NGCARDS said...

This is such a pretty creation hun :) Thanks for joining in with the fun at PTW! xxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Alison, love your take on stars and stripes too, and such pretty colours.

xx

Lisa M said...

Alison, your card is sensational!!! I'm so happy you're a GDT with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Your cards are ALWAYS so incredibly inspirational. This card is exceptional with so many amazing details.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Gemma said...
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Gemma said...

Sorry had to delete last message!!

Absolutely stunning hun...just love everything about it :o)

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters & good luck!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Pauline said...

Wow! This is stunning Alison, I love the twirly stars, and the easel shape, the pretty papers and that delightful image! What a wonderful card!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the twirly stars. fab image too x

having a {me} day said...

This is stunning and I'm not surprised you caught everyone's eye! keeleyxx

Kelly said...

Ohhhh!!!! So cute! You are very talented Alison xxx

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