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.

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 :-)


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

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

  3. What a wonderful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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

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

    Ali x

  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

  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

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

  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.


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

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

  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
    Dawn xx

  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!

  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

  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. :)


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

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

  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

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

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

  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

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


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Pauline x