Wednesday 6 January 2010

I spy ... with my little eye ....

.... Something beginning with "B" ... That's what we were asked to use for this week's One Stop Craft Challenge #61, so I couldn't resist using my brand new Lili of the Valley Teddy Bear with Bouquet, BasicGrey paper, BasicGrey opaline pearls and pearl Brads :-)

I also spied several other challenges that I tried to incorporate into this card. I followed the fab sketch for this week's Sketch Saturday #84

I also used a few of my favourite things ... as Crafty Cardmakers #11 wants to know what were our fave new products and/or techniques for 2009. Well I have lots, but would have to include use of multiple flowers with spacers and Leone Em punched leaves - it just adds so much more dimension and interest to the card (as well as postage charges lol!!) Also during 2009 I discovered Hobbycraft raffia lace, which I just love to weave with narrow ribbon to co-ordinate with my papers!

I also used some new items of stash for this card, which puts it into the frame for a few more challenges. My LotV teddy stamp was a Secret Santa gift from a group of crafty friends (awww!); and I bought my "labels 4" nesties several weeks before Christmas but bizarrely have never used them until now! So I would like to enter this card for
Stamp Something - New Somethings
Fussy & Fancy #1 - New
Papertake Weekly - New Beginnings (can include something new on the card :-) )

I also decided to make a Thankyou card to enter for Totally Gorjuss Challenge #11, now that cards don't have to always contain a Gorjuss Girl stamp. Last but not least, I have done a bit of smudgy distressing on the edges of the image, in line with the challenges from Corrosive #46 and from Creative Card Crew #42 ... and yay!! I've just popped over there and discovered I've been picked for their DT call - woo hoo! So I guess I'd better enter this challenge whilst I still can lol!

Edited: Thursday morning (7/1) I have spotted that the new LotV challenge #44 is Thankyou. Now I know that backlinking is naughty and I never normally do it .... but seeing as this card was posted only a few hours before the challenge started, it is my first ever LotV card using my adorable first ever LotV stamp (first of many I hope!!) , and LotV is a "fun" rather than a "prize" challenge this week ... I hope they'll let me share it ;-)

Main image: Lili of the Valley teddy with bouquet, watercoloured and decorated with Stickles and BasicGrey pearls;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Salutations" transparent set;
Paper: BasicGrey "two Scoops";
Supplies: Flowers by Petaloo and Woodware; raffia lace from hobbycraft; pearl brads and spacers from The Hobby House; dragonfly brad , ribbon & corner peel-offs from my stash;
Tools: nestabilities "labels four"; Leone Em "Ash Family" punch; Fiskars paper trimmer "Victorian" blade.


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous work as usual Pauline. You never fail to amaze with the details you add to your images - love the pearls and glitz on this one. Stunning creation. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Pauline and such a pretty image and papers, the flower arrangement is stunning too! Thanks for playing along with us at PTW :) Donna x

Helen said...

Awwww..this is so sweet...I 'need' that teddy!!!!! ;0)
Congrats on making the CCC DT - looking forward to being inspired by you! :0)
Helen x

PS - I posted you the ABC blog hop candy hopefully it will be with you soon...and not too squished! lol

Cathy said...

Awww such a cute card Pauline and that image is adorable!!
Cathy xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow this si so pretty, the perfect spring card! Great coloing and love those flowers and pearls!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Pauline
This is beautiful, love the colours and the raffia ribbon.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week, good luck.

Carole said...

Happy New Year Pauline.
Thank you so much for your beautiful card...I do have something for you...I have been such a terrible card maker and blogger these past two months...Here's hoping that 2010 will be a better crafting year for me.
Your card is just gorgeous.
Carole x

Nilla said...

Gorgeous, love the pastels! The image is so cute with the pearls! Hugs Nilla

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I love all the details.
Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Michele Roos said...

Such an adorable card Pauline. Love the papers you've used and the embellies also. Hugs Michele x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Pauline dear this is such a fabulous card I adore everything about it especially your colouring thansk for joining us at LOTV this week dear
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, love the ribbon laced through the raffia. Sweet fairy too.

Rach said...

your card is gorgeous Pauline, love the adorable stamp that you have used, and such pretty colours. x

Mimi said...

Hi Pauline!
Very beatiful card! And a very charmed bear! Love those colours!
Kisses from Argentine. Mimi.

Denimo said...

I really love this card Pauline! You've done a great job!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Pauline! love the pearls!!!
blessings, Maria

Michele Spera said...

Oh Pauline
I love all the added embellishments to the card here:-) very nice colors have been used! Thank you for joining TG this week

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. Beautiful colours and lots of lovely details. Thanks for joining us at TG and hope to see you again.

Kat x

Marcea said...

OMG this is too gorgeous!!! I seriously LOVE it babe

Nicola said...

Wowee your card is stunning Pauline, such fabulous colouring. Love your floral detail, lace, corner treatment and those pearls are ultra gorgeous.
Thank you for playing along with us at Lily of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Unknown said...

this is lovely, love the colouring thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Made by Mandy said...

Lots of lovely detail in this card

Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

Made By Mandy xxx

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous card love the soft colour combo great embellies thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenge ...

Hugs Christine xx

Vixykins said...

Beeeeautiful Pauline, so much detailling! Fab!

Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and please pop by to check out our NEW challenge x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Pauline and a great choice of stamp. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge

Sam said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the cute image and the pearl detail in the bouquet. Thanks for playing along at CCC, congrats on joining the team, looking forward to working with you.
Sam x

Paula said...

Wow Pauline this is beautiful i adore the image and all the fabulous detail. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge this week and welcome to the team.
Paula xxxx