Saturday, 25 September 2010


Its a gorgeous day here today, so its seemed it a bit odd making this winter-white card :) however I struggled on (lol) and so this is my card inspired by the Sugar Nellie - PCP forum challenge.  I was wanting to get a few more cards made before my studies resume this week.

The challenge was pretty self-explanatory, and I really, really enjoyed making this.  Sometimes the most brilliant ideas are the simple ones, so thanks Fiona for the inspiration for this card.  I wont be making many christmassy cards for challenges as I found I have a box of about 200 (ahem) ready made for Christmas in the cloakroom! ;) and my xmas craft stash is still boxed up and out of reach.

I used a Sugar Nellie stamp called 'snowflake' which is totally gorgeous, and followed the sketch on the Bunny Zoe Crafts Blog which I really liked the look of.

I dry embossed the white panels, and edged with stickles.  I used 3 different types of ribbon, silver vellum and white card snowflakes (also edged with stickles) and I hand-stitched the back panel with silver thread.  I coloured this lightly with pro-markers and also stickled the image.  Its quite a bit more glittery than it looks.

I will be entering this card in the following competitions:

Colour Create - White
Wild Orchid Challenges - Ribbons and bows
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Fab Sketch by Moni
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
I Love ProMarkers - White on White
One Stop Craft challenge - Snowflakes in September
The Craft Pad - Embossing

Thanks so much for looking, and good luck to anyone entering these challenges :) xxalisonxx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Back to Basics

This week on the Sugar Nellie - PCP Challenge, we had a challenge to make a card without DP!... So I went back to basics on this card, and not only have I used Mirri Board (despite vowing never to use it again) I have also stamped and emobssed my own background!..  (go me!) :D

It was quite a challenge but really nice to reconnect with a side of stamping I often forget.
I used a digi-stamp from Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie and I die cut my leaves.

This is the one challenge I like to make sure I enter each week, as it has 3 great Sugar Nellie stamps (free choice) up for grabs.  Its a small forum type challenge and really friendly. :)

I am also entering this card in the following competitions:

Colour Create Challenge - Red, Gold and White
PaperPlay Challenges - Autumnal colours
Totally Gorjuss - Use Flowers
Allsorts challenge - Colours of Autumn

Thanks so much for looking xxalisonxx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Butterfly Charm

Awww, I made this card for the LOTV weekly challenge, but I think I might have missed the deadline :(
I used one of my favourite stamps and followed Bevs sketch from the challenge.

I was aiming for a china blue feel to the card, and used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearl Pin from Quixotic, and papers from K&Co.

I am also entering this card in the following competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Bevs Sketch
Die cut Dreams Challenge - Pearls and Pins
Wild Orchid Crafts - Pins and Pearls
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power - I layered flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts with ribbon flowers.
Magical Mondays - Lace - I used Martha Steward Lace Punch
ABC Challenge - Charms
Stamp Something - Something Cute

Friday, 3 September 2010

Pink Princess

This is the first card I have made in a couple of weeks, after celebrating my wedding anniversary and catching up with friends and family over the  holidays.   It seems the gorgeous sunny weather is here to stay a little longer though, so yay! :D

Anyway, I made this card for a few challenges, but firstly for the Sugar Nellie PCP challenge .  This is a great little weekly challenge with some gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps as prizes, and its held via a forum challenge, so we actually share ideas and inspiration, and well worth a look!..
This week the theme was pink, and I have been desperate to use this new manga princess stamp for ages.

I layered the stamped image on patterned paper (3 layers) and added additional shading with pro-markers.  I went for a pastel/shabby vintage look, with distressed edges, vintage feel papers and sanding on the embossed panels.
I used lots of pearls, glitter, stickles and ribbon flowers and an organza bow.  I used a MS punch for the lace panels and mat.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Lilians Sketch and pearls
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Die Cut Dreams - Soft shades of Vintage
Bunny Zoes Craft - Vintage
Lexis Creations - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp and show - Layers - I layered the stamp 3 times
Papertake Weekly - Just the One - one pearl pin, one bow, one image
Simon Says Stamp - Pearls and lace
Cute Card Thursday - Material Girl - I used ribbon and fabric on the layered flowers and an organza bow.

Good luck to everyone in these challenges, and thanks for looking xxalisonxx


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