Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Brand Spankin' New!

Here's another card I made during my recent mega craft session.

Before Christmas I bought a few of the new LotV stamps, but rather naughtily I then proceeded to neglect them completely due to the Christmas rush! I thought now would be a good time to start inking them up, as the next lot are due out next week!!

I didn't go mad on new stash at Christmas, but I did get a couple of presents, so I decided to use them too - my new MS "wildflowers" punch-around-the-page which was a present from my darling husband (thanks hun!), and the two-tone lilac gardenia was part of a yummy "not-so-secret Santa" present pack (many thanks to Lynda :-) )

Main image: LotV "Hello Cupcake", coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiments: Penny Black transparent set "Salutations";
Paper: Paper Pzazz;
Supplies: all flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, decorated with Stardust Stickles;
Tools: border punched using Martha Stewart "Wildflowers" PATP; swirls from Marianne D Creatables "Ribbon Flower" set; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf punch.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

LotV #78 - New Beginnings
(includes use of new stash)
Creative Inspirations #50 - Use Something New on Your Project
Paper Sundaes #50 - Something New
Pile It On - Brand Spankin' New!
Stamp Something - Glitter
By the Cute & Girly (January) - Bling It On!
Simon Says - Time to Party / Celebrate
(the little girl looks to me like she is on the brink of celebrating her birthday big time lol!!)
Shabby Tea Room #43 - 11 elements
(base cardstock; bazzill; patterned paper; stamping card; stamped image; Promarker pens; paper flowers; die cut swirls; edge punch; punched leaves; glitter).
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #99 - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

By the time this post goes live I daresay I will have struggled through my first day back in work after an 11 day break. Christmas already seems like a distant memory .....


  1. gorgeous card!!! sweet image!
    xx petra

  2. Wow - this is stunning Pauline - love the LOTV image, and your colouring is beautiful. That flower is delish!
    x Sylvia x

  3. I did exactly the same with my new LOTV stamps too but I'm enjoying using them now! This is absolutely beautiful Pauline; the flowers are stunning too. Speak soon xxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous hunny! Love your new LOTV (not had chance to play with mine either) stamp and the lilac suits her perfectly. In love with your new MS punch. Simply perfect. Hugs, Sxx

  5. Love it! The colors are so refreshing after all the Christmas cards!! ;-) Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes and hope to see you back with us next week!
    Tracy V

  6. so very pretty! I know its not my birthday until July but you can save this card for me! wink wink!! tehheehe!! No really its so pretty! love it! and you know me Pauline I don't do pink :0)
    hugs Samantha :0)

  7. This is beautiful Pauline...really pretty! Lve your new stamp...and the punch looks fab too!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  8. A gorgeous card, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining our ‘New Beginnings’ challenge at LOTV this week, hope to see you next week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  9. So so pretty Pauline, love the LOTV image, love your colouring, pretty border and papers. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.xx

  10. Adorable cute card Pauline, fab colours and sweet image.

  11. So beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. What a precious image and lovely card ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  13. Gorgeous card :-) the image is fab and the colours and sparkle are beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something, Simon Says Stamp snd PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Fab new punch Pauline and such a beautiful card, all pink & swirly... lovely!
    Kaz xx

  15. Gorjuss card Pauline, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly.
    Shell xx GDT

  16. beautiful card. love the colors, the swirls and the composition.

    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Pile It On

  17. Oh Pauline I love all the different elements of this card! Beautiful! Glad that you've dusted these off (in time for the new release this week!)! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again!

  18. Beautiful glittery flowers, lovely card. Thanks for entering it at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again next month.

    ** Kate **


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Pauline x