Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sweet Stampin - Scallops




Morning :)  I hope everyone has some fabby plans for the weekend and that the weather might give us a break!  The flash flooding here on Thursday night was horrendous, it just came from nowhere.  Luckily we live quite a bit higher than the river and it has to cross a field or two before it reaches us, but the cottage further down the lane got 3 foot of it as it broke down fencing and took all the path away as well as a couple of trees!

Anyway, my card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin where this week our theme is 'Scallops'.  We are sponsored by the brilliant Crafts & Me, and also our montly sponsor is the ever-generous Joanna Sheen, so a chance to win a lovely prize too!

I used a gorgeous image I bought a while ago called Moon Glow by Hannah Lynn, and this was just fabulous to colour.  I hand-stitched MME papers onto white bazzil card and used an MS PATP for the scallopey border. I used Spellbinder, Memory Box, Marianne and Doo Hickey dies on this and the gorgeous flower is from WOC.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Wild Orchid Challenge - Punch it Out
Crafts & Me - Birthdays - this card is intended for my nieces birthday on 18th July :)
Crafty Catz - Show us your metal - pins

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I am doing my best to catch up with everyone and hope to grab a few hours over the next couple of days - in the meantime have a smashing weekend!

60 comments:

Claire said...

Just beautiful Alison, love the image, gorgeous colours and papers and more of your fabulous dies - love it. Have a fab day! Hugs, Claire x

Desire Fourie said...

This is full of gorgeousness. Just love it. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

Alyce said...

Alison this is just so pretty! I love how you have coloured this sweet image in those soft tones. The bling in her hair is a really nice touch too :)

Lozzapops said...

This is beautiful Alison! Love the muted colours and the layout is fab! Happy weekend! Laura x

Annette said...

Beautiful soft colours, and lovely shimmery effect on her hair and wings. Love those dainty pins too.
Gorgeous, as always.
Annette
xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is so beautiful oh her hair is amazing,and the dies,you have used,really showcase the image to perfection, brilliant soft colours too,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Little K Smith said...

A stunning card Alison, I love the gorgeous image, beautiful soft colours and I love the dies too :)
Kelly.x

Faye said...

Love, love, love, love this card. The soft pretty colours are perfect. Have a great weekend. xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the patchwork effect of your stitched matting & that floral/pearl embellishing really brings out the peachy colours. This is going to be just delightful for your niece.
Hope the mop & bucket has been for Hector not for leaks.........or even BOTH?
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

I love the touch of shimmer on your beautifully coloured image, Alison. Fabulous use of dies and super stitching xx

Heidi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kim said...

Gorgeous, such a soft, feminine feel to this, I love the sparkle!

Anna said...

Hi Alison!
Thank you very much for your kind words on my blog. It really warms my heart that you are still popping by my blog, even if I don't do so many posts right now. But I hope I will be able to do more in the coming weeks.
My health has not been the best this spring, hard to explain in English but some of my problem is that I periodically have incredible pain in my hands, so that I can not make cards, post comments, etc. and can not work as I sit in front of the computer all day long This has meant that I have put it all enegi I had on work so one does not get completely broke :)
But now it has turned for the better and I hope it stays that way. And it's only one week left until I go on holiday, five wonderful weeks. :)
So even though I have not commented on your posts, I've been here and looked on all the nice things you do, it's really inspiring :) And so fun to watch. You make me so happy all the colors and everything nice you paint and decorate :)
Thank you very much
Wishing you a great weekend with lots of sun.
Hugs

Rose said...

Alison, your softly colored and wonderfully sparkled Moon Glow image looks absolutely stunning on this beautiful card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Birthdays challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Caroline said...

Hi Alison gorgeous card the image is gorgeous and coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Alison! I was hoping you were ok with the floods and am relieved to hear you say that you are. Have a lovely weekend, Judy x

Lorraine said...

Love the image, love the soft colours and love all those dies!! Gorgeous card Alison.
Hope all that water stays away too.
Lorraine x

Denise and Louise said...

This is totally gorgeous. Love how you have coloured this beauty and all the pretty sparkle. Fabby papers and die cuts to.
Hugs
Denise xx

sue - bearhouse said...

wow!! This is totally stunning. I LOVE that image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The colours and embellishments all co-ordinate perfectly.
I have just added myself as a new follower, hope that's o.k.

Sue

Kim said...

Alison this is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful card and amazing used of dies and punches!!! Thank you so very much for joining us at WOCC!
Hugs~ Kim

rosie said...

this is stunning. love the image. fab colouring in. superb use of your dies too x

catherine said...

Beautiful card Alison and love the soft colours. Hope the weather has improved for you and enjoy the rest of your weekend
x catherine

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow just another gorgeous card alison.

greetings karin

Theresa said...

She's gorgeous! What a beautiful card. I have that paper pack and I don't think I could make it look that great. The lace oval is gorgeous. Your cards just bring me so much happiness. Beautiful work friend.

Tina said...

beautiful card xxx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the soft colours, design, the die cuts and sparkle.We've been quite lucky today up here. Sunny and warm for a change. Carolxx

Debbie said...

Alison, I love the colors on this. It is really gorgeous!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what a sweet image and your colouring is beautiful !! I love her shimmery hair! The papers and embellies are so pretty - it's a stunning card!
This freak weather is awful ! - so many people have had floods - it's really scary!! Stay Safe hun!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing card Alison, love all the die cuts, glitter in her hair and the sweet little bow. Debs xx

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the layout and soft colours. Chris xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Stunning, love the whole thing especially the layout and the image is great.
Now following
Janet

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card! Helen x

Abbie721 said...

Stunning card hun, love the image and great colors xx

coops said...

oh wow this is so pretty alison.beautiful pretty colours and diecuts and i love how you coloured this beauties hair.thanks also for joining us this week at the crafts and me challenge :D
the woman in black is not gory at all just very spooky and made me jump.lol.

xx coops xx

Zoe said...

A stunning card, so many elements to it xxx

debbi taylor said...

this is so pretty I love the layout!

Jo Davies said...

Really pretty card Alison love the colours and image, fab!!!!... Big hugs Jo xxxx

she3655 said...

Such delicate colours Alison, I love it, love the flower and the pins xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Alison..gorgeous image and colouring, love her sparkling hair...so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Anneke klerks said...

Prachtige kaart weer
happy sunday
anneke

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card, fab image and love your colouring and layout! thanks for joining us at craftycatz this week
Kim x

June Nelson said...

Wow Alison this just so stunning darlin ,I love the pastel shades and yoru colouring is a delight to behold lol, just fantastic me darlin huggies Juen xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning as always sweetie, beautiful image, the soft colours and shimmer look gorgeous and the die cuts, flower and layout are all soooo pretty
Lindsay xx

Vicky said...

I love the soft pastel shades of this pretty card, the image is gorgeous and that one flower is simply beautiful

hugs Vicky x x x

pam said...

beautiful card..love your colouring...such a gorgeous image pam

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Beautiful colours and how fabulous is this image Alison Hugs Elaine

Blankina said...

Wow..I love this card!! It's simply perfect!! Love the image, the colouring , the die cuts, flowers and pins.
Nice to visit your personal blog,normally I see your work at Charisma Cardz...
Blankina

Debbie said...

This is such a pretty card Alison. I love the papers and your colours and details are beautiful.
Debbie x

having a {me} day said...

Oh! your card is stunningly beautiful as always. Love the simple colours and you have a fab thing goining on with those diecuts. keeleyxx

Natali said...

Hello "dies queen" ))) lol Another amazing card you`ve created.. This is really beautiful!!
Hugs
Natali

Jenny said...

I think that it has all been said. But I will say it again - lovely lovely card! x

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0)

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, I love these gorgeous images (I must get one myself!) your colouring is fab, and I love the pretty papers and fantastic layering and stitching.
Well, it's still raining here! So dull, and wet, I really hope it cheers up for the school holidays, or we will all be climbing the walls!

June Nelson said...

This is beautiful love the aqua and peach its a perfect match just goreous xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, fabulous card (as always). Love the colours and Pom Pom is up there in my top 5 LoTV favs.

Love the cards in your previous posts as well - especially the stars and stripes one!

Sarah

Lorraine said...

So pretty Alison! I love the soft colors you used, your coloring of that beautiful image, the dies and the sparkle!

Kelly said...

So beautiful xxx

Dora said...

Awww another beautiful card Alison, so elegant and pretty, love the image and soft colours.. sorry to hear about the weather and floods over there, hope it's nicer now xxx

Suzilou said...

Hmm missed this one as well but did see your frosty one - weird.

Loveing the sparkle and soft colours and that is a great colour combination :) xx

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