Thursday, 14 April 2011

Blue Birthday

Hope everyone is good today? :)  This will be a short post from me, as I think I slept funny and hurt my neck, its sooooo painful, and will be much better off being busy than sitting in front of my pc ;) lol

Now, I've had this image coloured up for a while (I love colouring LOTV!) and finally got round to doing something with it.  I followed the fabby sketch over on I Love Promarkers, and raided my stash for scraps of HOTP papers, card candy, ribbon and brads, and also used scraps for the flowers.  I added stickles and bling for a bit of sparkle ;)

I am entering this card in this weeks below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Birthdays
I Love Promarkers - Great Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - For a child
Passion for Promakers - Make own embellishments
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Use Brads
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a child
Totally Gorjuss - Fluffy
CES Challenges - Monochrome
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with wings
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Aud Sentiments challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 2 x 2 - 2 flowers, 2 DP
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle and Bling
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Celebration/Birthday
Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe - 1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellies (2 flowers + 1 bow)

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day, and good luck to everyone in the challenges.


craftieodmae said...

gorgeous card, I love every thing, the flowers, those leaves!!!! and of course your fantastic coloring, hope your neck feels better soon, guess we could say you are a pain in the neck today LOL.

Fiona said...

wow Alison...faberooney!! I love how you have coloured that fab little image...on of my favs, you may know that already,so cute!!


Claire said...

Gorgeous card Alison - love the blue tones, so sweet. Hope your neck feels better very soon. Hugs, Claire x

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card. The colors are so pretty and the image are very sweet. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Suzilou said...

Lovely card Alison, gorgeous colours and love the layout. I have had a go at making those flowers but really struggled with them. You will have to post a quick demo :)

I had a go at that C&S with just a bit of red and I was the same as you, got images everywhere with just that bit of red on and didn't like anything so ended up not making one hehe, they are soooo difficult but do enjoy the challenge.

You sound like me with your neck not sure if it has something to do with sitting colouring in hehe

Take care xx

Denise said...

Wow Alison - this is just gorgeous. Love the blue and white combo and that image is just too cute. Sorry to hear you are suffering - had a bad neck myself last week so know how you feel :0( Oh, nearly forgot.....thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs Denise xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card hunni xx

Tracey T said...

Lovin' the blue mono look - it's so beautifully coloured. xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a adorable card alison, lovely color.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

This is the sweetest little girl card. It's just beautiful

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs

CraftyC said...

Hi Alison, sorry to hear your necks hurting, not good for crafting is it. But you've made a beautiful card and I just love the colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV & CES Challenges and hope your feeling better soon!

Lisa Jane said...

Cute little card - love the flowers
Thanks for joining in our celebration challenge at ladybug crafts ink
Lisa x

Miranda said...

hi Alison, gorgeous card, the image is so cute, lovely details and colours too
and I hope your neck is feeling better soon
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge again this week (really missed your entry last week)

Tine said...

Hi Alison. Great card using a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as ever! I would never have thought all blues could look so stunning - will have to try it on one of my less is boring cards soon! xxxx

Mary J said...

Oh Alison, how totally gorgeous!! Brilliant embellishing!

Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J xxx

Tammy said...

WOW Alison this is stunning! I LOVE that sweet LOTV image!! Absolutely gorgeous monochromatic card! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy :)

pinky said...

This is really sweet, love your layered flowers and gorgeous ribbon. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

Lou Mac said...

This is beautiful, I love the colours you've used and those flower embellishments are just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Monochromatic' challenge - good luck.

xo Lou Mac.

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Alison! I totally love your colouring and choice of colours, so beautiful! The image is adorable and all the details are gorgeous! And thank you for the lovely comment you left me earlier too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Unknown said...

Darling card! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Alison, adore this sweet image, lovin' all the blue and pretty flowers too!
Hope your neck is soon better :)

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Alison. Hope your neck is feeling better very soon. Debs xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really beautiful. Love the blue theme, adorable image and the flowers are gorgeous. Hope your neck gets better soon. Good luck with your challenges. Donna

kissinia said...

Fabulous card! I love the colour scheme! Thanks for joining Frosted Designs Challenge this week! Hope to see more of your creations soon!

Marion said...

Wow Alison, Another stunning card and gorgeous sketch. Terrific colouring and adorable image. Loving your flowers.
Hope your neck doesn't give you too much pain. Hope it is better soon.

Shaz said...

Beautiful card alison and fantastic colouring. Hope your neck is better soon. take care. Shaz xx

Jennifer said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for playing at CES Challenges xx Jenny xx (guest designer)

Sylvia Blum said...

oh Alison, your card is so eautiful! LOVE the monochromatic style and the image is adorable :)
Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafts and Me challenges! Hope to see you again next time :)
{hugs} Sylvia

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable Alison, gorgeous card.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Alison! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Your card today is very lovely! Perfect layout, pretty colouring and I love how you've used the Marianne pointsettia petals on your flowers. You have inspired me! Hugs, Lesley

coops said...

gorgeous card alison.i love this sweet image and your colours and embellishments are stunning,
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

oheidia said...

Great image, really nice embellishments and i love all the blue!
Thank you for joining our challenge at PFP:=)

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is sooooo gorgeous love the image your colouring is fabulous hun.
I'm shocked you forgot about your new nestie hun eeeee thats just terrible did you know its the law that all new nesties bought have to be used at least once in their first week!!!
Hope you feel better soon hun mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Ooops bugga I forgot to thank you also for joining us girlies over at CES & Crafts & Me Challenges good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Alison, as always, thanks for joinng us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Heidi said...

Another beautiful card Alison:)
Gorgeous image and your colouring is great. Like the colours you have used.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

Maybe it has something to do with...the moon??...cuz I have had neck problems lately too! It's snowing here again in Nebraska! Can't wait for some warm weather!
What a beautiful card Alison! I love all the blues, sparkles & that image is so cute!

ChickieChirps said...

Gorgeous Alison! I love the blues and those LOTV images are just so cute!


Paula (PEP) said...

Take care of your neck Alison. I love those dark blues you've used & the pairing with your image is delightful - the grey goes so well - it sounds like you colour first then do the card so I think I shall have to give that a go - it might be quicker. I love the way you've added those blue gems & a sparing amount of glitter - it highlights so well when done like that.
Have a good weekend & hope the neck is improved by tomorrow.
Paula (PEP)

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Love all the blue! I find this a difficult colour to use, but you have used it perfectly! Thats a beautiful flower you have used.
Avril xx

Peggysue said...

Beautiful, love the blue & white. Thank you for joining our Scallop challenge at DYSU . Good luck!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, another gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Your handmade embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

An Occasional Genius said...

I usually find a pain in the neck has something to do with hubby lol!

Absolutely adore your card hon. the colouring is amazing & love the papers. Hope your neck is better soon xx

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card Alison,and i,m lovin the blue colours.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me this week.
Trish (-:

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the image and your colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexi's and Papertake Weekly this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kim said...

Cute card. The colors and embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Wiccababe said...

Hi Alison,
absolutely stunning in blue! blue is so under-rated

Gro said...

Beautiful card, Alison. Love your image and your colouring.
Thanks for joining us at PfP.
Hugs :o)

Vicky said...

FREEZE!!!!!!!!!!!! You are under arrest for neglecting your new will be banned from crafting for life unless you adhere to the law which states all new nesties MUST be used within 10 WILL comply to these rules or face the consequences!!!!!!!!!!!
What is your plea......guilty did you say!!!

Vicky said...

mmwah loves ya really hunni but get that nestie used!!!!!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

sammi said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion.

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for following our recipe at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors and design! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Faye said...

I absolutely love the soft blue shades on this very, very pretty card, it's awesome. xxx

WeirdCat said...

This is so pretty, love the blue and white together,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Gurkiss said...

Such a wonderful and beautiful card..

Hugs Gurkiss

Dawny P said...

Oh what a lovely card chick. I love the design and colours you used. Thanks for joining us over at the LOTV, PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) Hugs, Dawny xxx

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card I LOVEEEEEEEE the colours! Thanks for sharing with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time! hugs Samantha :0)

Denimo said...

FABulous card Alison!!! I too love to color up LOTVs and you have done a wonderful job! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Alison


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