Saturday 8 January 2011

A Little Grace

Yay.... the weekend.  The house is clean and tidy, the trimmings away, and boy does it feel bare! :) 

Now, not a lot of people know this.... (I tend to keep it quiet :) lol ) but one of my middle names is Grace. (ahem). So when I saw this gorgeous little stamp over on Funky Kits  and found out she was called Grace, knew I would have to have it!  Im pretty sure I was just as adorable as this when I was little.. (not!) :)

Its one of the beautiful new images from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown range and available as a rubber stamp or a digi-download.  This is using a digi-stamp, as they are a cracking bargain at £2. 

I tried for a clean and simple look for this card, and this is probably as clean and simple as I get!  I used Kanban backing card, K & Co DP, and Bazzill basic blue card.  I embossed the white background and punched out the ribbon border and added some white pearl card-candy.

I will be entering this card in the following competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Great sketch by Marlene and great prizes.  Extra option - Embossing.
PaperCraft Planet - Sugar Nellie Forum - Use something new.  I just treated myself to this little SN!
Sundays with Crissy - Digi image and Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the Old - I used some quite old Kanban cardstock.
Moving Along With The Times - Ring out the old, Ring in the new.  Old cardstock, shiney new stamp/digi
Paperplay Challenges - Clean and Simple - I think this looks really clean, and felt quite simple and quick to do.
Do You Stack Up - Cute as a button
Rainbow Ladys Challenge - Its all new to me - I used my new digi-stamp
Stamp Something - Use a Digi Stamp
Stampin For The Weekend - New and Blue
Saturday Challenge - Tons of Texture
2 Sisters Challenge - Gettin Girly
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - All things New - new stamp

Thanks so much for looking


Ali Watson said...

This is fab Alison, very pretty. I agree aren't they Simply Adorable. Beautifully coloured and love the punched border you have added. Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl.

Ali x

Fiona said...

gorgeous card and the image is adorable.


Crafteezee said...

Hi Alison, this is sooooooo gorgeous. Just beautiful. Hugs Tracy x

Paula (PEP) said...

intriguing star layering? behind that sentiment, very effective especially if you think of Grace as "a little star"........... Love the blues & that embossed panel behind the image really does give it a summer feel.
Paula (PEP)

Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning Alison!
Very pretty. The image is adorable and your colouring is fantastic:)
I love it!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Fleur said...

Oh this absolutly heart~melting. Really beautiful
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

This is a very nice card and a sweet image.
Hugs Karla

*Alison* said...

this is such a beautiful creation.. Way to "STACK UP" and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Kim B said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Pauline said...

Wow Alison.... this is stunning.... so beautiful! I love your colours, and details... very GRACEful... Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week!
hugs from Australia,

Denise said...

Beautiful card - just love these new Sugar Nellie stamps. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Danielle Daws said...

So pretty! You've done such a gorgeous job with your layering!

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooo wow alison this is gorgeous, what a coloring.
your color and papers fit sowel together.
it's a beauty.

greetings karin

WencheP said...

This is stunning! Beautiful card, love the colors, love the image, love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Miranda said...

awesome card, like those colours, lovely use of embellishments
thanks for joining us at the do you stack up? challenge blog


McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card, i really like that image and layout.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, that image is gorgeous and the colours are lush! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Alison, I love this Grace image and she is coloured perfectly.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card Allison. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is so incredible beautiful. I love the clean and simple look. This image is so adorable. I had to grab some of these beautys myself and went for the digis since I wanted to play at once.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just gorgeous image & those DP are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Hugs shell xx

Suzilou said...

awwww Alison she is just adorable, and coloured so beautifully. Love the blue's you have used and that lovelly border punch, its all just....well...beautifull! :) xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Alison, love the colours and cute image.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Zoe said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable!! Gorgeous image and beautiful pale colours. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! hugs xxoo

Janna Werner said...

Hi Alison! Very lovely image you chose for this card. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at DYSU!

Unknown said...

what a little sweetheart - why can't they stay that cute?

kitten DYSU team

Liz said...

Wow beautiful card love the stamp
thanks for joining CYDA

Liz xx

Julie said...

This is just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


Kreativmonster said...

Dear Alison Grace (so beautiful names!), this card is marvellous! I would never thought of it as "clean and simple" - honestly! - but it is beautiful in all regards, colours, image, colouring, sweet details...

Curly said...

Wow this is a stunning card and your colouring is beautiful,

thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Jen said...

Beautiful card and I love that image. Must go look. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Erika said...

Alison I love this image, she is so cute and you couldn't not have her also being called Grace...I agree.
Great colour scheme too.
Oh and Gisbourne definitely rocks!!
Thanks for entering the Sugar bowl challenge.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Beautiful card. Love the soft colours and this new image really is adorable. Donna

Unknown said...

Very beautiful and tender!
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

mum of two said...

What a great card! I love the image you chose, your coloring is stunning :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Ah this is great thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady and MAWTT this week Hazelxox

LilyPuss Cards said...

Truly lovely..thank you for joining us at SFTW..

Céline said...

fab card, i love this cute stamp
thanks for playing at Paperplay this week.

tiffany said...

gorgeous card, love your colors! thanks for playing along at 2 sisters!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! The image is adorable.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Mummylade said...

such a lovely creation! Thank you so much for entering our new and blue challenge at SFTW and good luck!

Helen said...

Awww....sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mel X said...

Aww, such a pretty card.

Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away and the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kid's Challenge!


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