Sunday, 4 December 2011

LotV - Anything But a Christmas Card


What with the Christmas rush I don't seem to have made anything other than Chrimbo cards recently. However my best friend from school has her birthday coming up this next week; so this week's LotV challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use my fave LotV fairy, and also some very girly but slightly eclectic papers I bought at Port Sunlight craft fair a couple of months ago and haven't yet had chance to use yet!  :-)   I also decided to follow the fab sketch at this month's Quixotic Paperie challenge - I flipped it vertically as I felt that was more appropriate given the way the fairy is facing,  but I hope you can still see the basic layout :-)


I absolutely adore this pretty fairy and never tire of colouring her - probably because I also adore fluffy dandelion clocks. As this card was for my oldest friend I did rather go to town on it, so I hope you'll excuse the large number of photos.


I also decorated the inside which is rather unusual for me nowadays - here's a pic.


Stamps: LotV "Dandelion Clock";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on dandelion clocks and fairy wings;
Papers: Crafty Individuals "Springtime";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Crafts4u2Do; lace from The Ribbon Box; pearls and large pearl brad from The Hobby House; sentiment by Craftwork Cards; two-tone organza ribbon from my stash.
Tools: Martha Stewart "wildflowers" PATP edge punch; X-Cut small butterfly punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.


Challenges::
LotV #123 - Anything But A Christmas Card
DYSU #48 - Ribbon (2nd entry)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel #16 - Anything Goes
Quixotic Paperie #2 - Sketch


Crafty Pad #150 - Give It A Punch (at least 3 punched shapes)
(not sure whether this meant 3 different shapes ... I have 2 small butterflies, 2 larger leaves, 1 smaller leaf, and 1 edge punch flower ...)
Thanks for visiting. Hope you're having a great day :-)

22 comments:

  1. Stunning card Pauline!! Those papers are gorgeous.
    xx

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  2. Aww this is beautiful Pauline, you can tell such a lot of hard work has gone into it. Debs xx

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  3. What a wonderful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. A really pretty card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

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  5. I adore this image. A very pretty card indeed love it

    Ali x

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  6. This is just adorable - beautifully coloured and great colour combo.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More, hope to see you again.
    Lynn X
    DT

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  7. Hi Pauline
    what a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Hotshot Craft on our first ever challenge. I love this stamp.I hope you will continue to play along with us on all our other challenges too
    hugs Sarah x

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  8. What a beautiful card Pauline the colours are just gorgeous.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  9. Gorgeous card, I totally adore this. The colours looks fabulous and the image is so sweet. Love your colouring too..... Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  10. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) your friend will love this ,, so very pretty ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  11. Pauline,
    I bet your friend will be delighted with her card! It's adorable!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Give It A Punch Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the roses and the papers - look awesome together! Those sparkly butterflies are so pretty!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  13. Just adorable Pauline and the decorated inside really is a beautiful finishing touch.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month, good luck with all the prizes on offer and have a wonderful Christmas.

    B x

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  14. Pauline this is just stunning. Beautiful detail. :) Yes it is perfect for our Give it a Punch challenge - thank you for sharing it with us. :)

    Debbiexx

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  15. beautiful card, Pauline, great colour combination! thank you for joining us at Quixotic Paperie!
    Hugs, Alina

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  16. This is just dreamy and beautiful. I love the sheer ribbon to compliment the card! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  17. A stunning card Pauline, so pretty
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at LOTV this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  18. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! So pretty with beautiful detail.
    Hugs
    Kaz xx

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  19. Gorgeously pretty. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Sketch challenge this month. Kim

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  20. This is really beautiful Pauline and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

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  21. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x