Thursday 31 January 2013

Lili's Little Fairies DT - Anything But A Square

Good morning Lili lovers, and welcome to another Lili's Little Fairies Challenge. Thnaks as always to everyone who entered last week - fab creations, and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won the prize.

This week we are back into our Team A and B rotation, and it is Team B's turn to host the challenge  :-) This week we would like to see

Anything But A Square

Don't forget to be eligible for our weekly prize you need to use a LotV image or die cut topper on your creation, and most importantly have fun!

This week's inspiration from the team really does come in all shapes and sizes .. here is my effort.

Now I have to admit that when I saw this theme on the challenge list I was filled with trepidation and horror ... I make square cards! It's what I do!! The truth is that don't have a large die cutting machine so don't have the equipment to cut out eg. mega sized nesties in assorted shapes and sizes!

However after a bit of racking my brain I  decided to go with a stepper card, and as luck would have it my local Hobbycraft had a pack of pre-cut ones that were exactly what I had in mind! (The one and only other time I made a stepper card I cut out my own ... let me tell you what a performance that was!! I copied the suggested measurements EXACTLY but it still looked wonky on the first God-knows-how-many attempts lol!!)

Having eliminated the faff of cutting out the card template, I really enjoyed myself once I got going. It did take me a loooooong time to make this card though as I got very embroiled in cutting various sized bits of paper for the steps and deciding on my embellishments. Mind you ... following from my previous Promarker storage box project (here), finding my pens was a lot quicker and easier :-) .

Here's a close up of some of the embellishment detail - I should mention that the flowers super-imposed on the stems of the flower border are actually a more lilacy-pink than the picture suggests!.

Stamps: LotV "Thomas - Big Bunch of Flowers" and "Everyday Grungy Messages";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: LotV "Nitwits - Bonnets and Bowties";
Supplies: pre-cut stepper card by Craft Creations from Hobbycraft; most flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; green edged blossom and all pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: "floral ovals" nestabilities; Simon Says "Harrington Vine" die; Memory Box "Summer Border"; Magnolia Doohickey "Lovely Fence"; X-Cut small butterfly punch.

Wild Orchid Crafts #69 - Anything Goes
Dies To Die For - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting, and hope you will be able to join in with the challenge this week.


Debbie said...

Good Morning Pauline.
A gorgeous card form you today, just love the shape and that image is super. Love the little fence, must check that die out.
I am waiting for my DJ Case (for Pro-Markers) to be delivered today, thank you so much for the post about it....genius.
I am off to toen to get little stickers for the pens.
I did managed to get mine from Tesco Direct Online (black version) and although this case was £24 in Maplins (I actually went to the shop to look at it) the Tesco case was £14.99 and it is sent from...Maplins.
How that works I don't know, but I got a bargain so quite happy.
Thank you. Debbiex

Milnie said...

Your card is extremely cute; love the pastel colors!

Jennifer said...

Completely and totally gorgeous, Pauline!!!!! Love the adorable image (beautifully coloured of course), love the pastel colours, love all the embellishments, and great to see you have got your Floral Oval Dies at last.

What is there not to love about this card????

Jennifer. x

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow stunning is this, I love cute Thomas too! Your stepper card is wonderful, so much yumminess to look at..Ruby x

Crafty Lark said...

This card is so gorgeous, beautiful colouring and embellishing. xx Flora

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. The image is so cute and I love the colours and all the dies.
Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Hanneke said...

Hi Pauline, what a great card! I love the shape you created and that image you used is adorable. Lovely colors as well. Hugs, Hanneke

cheiron said...

So pretty. Love this card shape and the soft colors. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

The Stamp Basket said...

Goregous colours and such a cute image! Hugs, Janet

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is a fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Dies to die for challenge this month, huggles Pops x x x

Bev said...

Wow, this is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at D2D4 this month x

Judy Tuck said...

Wow! What can I say but amazing!