Thursday, 6 December 2012

Marvelous Magnolia - Snowflakes

Good Morning, I hope everyone is having a good week :) 

Well the snow still hasnt gone (we had over 6 inches fall from Sunday) and its frozen so hard its absolutely lethal - even my doggies were skating on it when they charged out this morning - lol! :)

My card today is for our new challenge over at Marvelous Magnolia where this week our theme is 'Snowflakes' .  Rather fitting really!  We have 2 fabby sponsors and great prizes, so well worth joining in.

I layered MME papers onto white Bazzil card and coloured the image with PM's.  The dies are mix of Doo Hickey, and Marianne and the lamp-post and snowflakes are Cheery Lynn.  The ornate gate is spellbinders and took absolute age to get right, then I remembered a tip that was left in my comments box a couple of weeks ago suggesting I try talcum powder - BRILLIANT tip! :)  It literally fell out with such ease, I was amazed! Thank you :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

**** - Christmas card competition - check out the link to enter with a chance to win an iPad, or hobbycraft vouchers.

Tildas Town - Celebrate Christmas
7 Kids Challenge - Holiday Inspired
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - So this is Christmas
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today and I will be trying to catch up visiting back later :)


Desire Fourie said...

Alison this is just beautiful. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away.
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Chris x said...

Fabulous card, Love it
Chris xxx

Fleur said...

WOW Alison your card is stunning. Those snowflakes are beautiful
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sasha said...

Another little beauty, Alison! Fabulous die work, as always!

Nat said...

This is just gorgeous! Love all the lovely details!

Wendy said...

Adorable and absolutely gorgeous Alison.
Wendy xx

Caroline said...

Alison this is stunning the image and layout are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Awww this is SO sweet Alison… what a cute Tilda image.. Love the gorgeous shades of ice blue with the white on white embellishments… the die cuts look awesome!!
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Alison. I love the sweet image and all your fantastic detailing.

Take care in the snow
Hugs Sue

Denise said...

Totally gorgeous as always Alison. Love that adorable image.
Denise xx

Brigitte said...

Absolutely magical Alison!!! I lvoe your colouring and the gorgeous snowflakes! Hugs, Brigitte

Susan Flynn said...

My my Alison this is just superb! There is so much gorgeous detail on it, its a real masterpiece! xx

Tracey T said...

Another gorgeous card, Alison. The snowflakes are absolutely beautiful and the blue/white combination is perfect for your image. Hugs, Tracey x

catherine said...

Just stunning Alison. love the image and the layout
x catherine

Dawny P said...

Oh my life, what a fabulous card chick :) I love the image and all the detail and the colours are lovely. A stunner! Thank you for joining us over the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning christmas card Alison, beautiful made.

greetings karin

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw Alison this is smashing! I love the Wintery feel to it, and all your lovely details. Judy x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw Alison this is smashing! I love the Wintery feel to it, and all your lovely details. Judy x

Carla Burger said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous wintercard! Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges this week and good luck! Hugs Carla.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Just stunning Alison, love those snowflakes they are gorgeous and Tilda looks so sweet. Wow 6" of snow - wow you can keep it lol.
Hope you are well and Christmas preparations are going well.
Suzie xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the image and all your fabby dies, they look great.
6 inch of snow, my son would be loving that!!

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers too.
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Gorgeous snowflakes Alison and I love all the other white embellies.

pam said...

another beautiful card Alison, cute image & fabulous die cutting put so well together..pam

Paula (PEP) said...

that definitely looks icy to me - amazing how the colours one uses combined with white can give such a wintery look - plus there's white & then there's white!!
Take care with the snow & ice- we've escaped so far.
That ornate gate looks quite something & very very fiddly.
Paula (PEP)

Rene said...

This is gorgeous! Such beautiful design work! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! I hope to see you back tomorrow!
Rene ;D

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Alison. I love all the dies you have used and the gorgeous image has been beautifully coloured.

Hugs Sarahxx

Ivonne said...

Stunning, as always. Love the colors, the dies and ribbons. It is absolutly beautiful. Hugs, Ivonne

Katie K said...

Simply gorgeous Alison. This is one of my favorite Tilda, she and the snowman are just adorable. Lovely blue and white color combo and those snowflakes are just perfect.

Christy Designs said...

This is gorgeous Alison! Your coloring, layout and snowflakes die are fabulous.
Love all the lovely details!

Olga said...

mind blowing gorgeous!!!!

Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card as always ... really gorgeous...everything
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Tina Makuc said...

I love this Alison!!
Your colouring is fantastic and there are so many amazing details on this card.. Gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges!!
Hugs, Tina

coops said...

so stunning alison.fabulous icy colours and i love your pretty details and adorable image :D

xx coops xx

Eileen said...

It's tilda :( but have to say love what you have done with it Alison. Fabulous card, beautifully coloured and GORGEOUS EMBELLIES AND DIECUTS
Eileen x

Abi said...

So beautiful Alison, & such perfect cold & frosty colours too. Loving all the wonderful dies. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

A stunning card Alison! You've really captured the snowy, frosty feel. Love all the diecuts.

Lexie said...

This is stunning! Need to go and put my coat on now, it's that frosty. Really fab card.

Karen said...

HI Alison, sorry I've not been by in a while, don't know where the hours go.... lol.
This card is just gorgeous and I love those snowflakes. thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Lorraine said...

Running our of words for you Alison. Dare I say it's rubbish????? Pmsl. Nope, 'cause it's just stunning! Love your stuff and always wish I could do what you do. xxx

Nancie Quah said...

Brilliant card!! I love your wonderful image and fab colouring.
Hugs, Nancie

Eva Marie said...

I love all your fab diecuts on this card, wich is sooo gorgeous ♥
Love the layout.
Hugs :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

wow! Absolutely amazing, I so need this sweet tilda image and the die cuts and layout are absolutely breathtaking, exceptional design, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Lozzapops said...

This is stunning Alison! I absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck! Laura x

Carisa said...

Stunning! I love all the layers and the soft subtle color. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenges! :)

Kim Bell said...

Very pretty card layout! Your details are beautiful. Thanks for joining 7 Kids College Fund


Colleen Holmes said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and your details, beautiful coloring! thank you for playing at 7 Kids College Fund! Hugz, Colleen

Jude said...

Stunning! Love everything about it!


Theresa said...

I just love all the cuts you have on this card. Those snowflakes are so delicate looking. I almost missed the lamp light - your card is flawless.



Pauline said...

Fantastic layers Alison, I counted at least 7, not including the snowflakes! Just beautiful!


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