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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

....One Card, More than One Challenge!

OK, so today's my birthday, and I have FINALLY joined the 21st century and am the proud owner of my very first Martha Stewart around the page punch!!! I dropped plenty of hints, including sending the link to the one I wanted from ebay to my DH, and he actually got it for me! Of course, I just HAD to have a play, so here is my first card made using my first MS punch :)

I followed the sketch and am entering the card into the Truly Scrumptious challenge #47 with the optional extra of 'Frame It!' (Weds 5th Jan.) The image is one of Paula's latest from Pollycraft, called Aurelia with Christmas Basket . I coloured her with my Promarkers and made the 'frame' using the new MS punch.

The DPs are Dovecraft Xmas ones (from last year....or maybe the year before....) and the ribbon, sentiment and card candy are from my stash. I used a Sakura 'clear star' pen to add some shimmery highlights and a white glaze gel pen to add faux stitching around the edge of the dark blue mat as it looked a bit stark without. (My faux stitching needs a bit of practise though!!!)

I am also entering the card into:
 Crafts & Me challenge #19 - 'Moody Blues.' (Wed 22nd Dec.)
Tip Top Tuesday challenge #13 - 'Use a Ribbon.'
Whoopsi Daisy challenge 'Ribbons & Bows.'
A Spoonfull of Sugar challenge #133 - 'A Christmas Card.' (Tues 11th Jan)
Papertake weekly challenge  - 'Red & Green must NOT be seen!'
Stamptacular Sunday challenges - 'Blue Blue Christmas.'
Dotties World challenge - 'Anything Goes-BLUE.' (Fri 31st Dec)

I must also thank my wonderful online friends for all their birthday cards and really are A FAB BUNCH OF PEOPLE!

Big Birthday Smiles from Ali x


Dawn said...

Great card Ali, WTG your OH for getting you just what you wanted!!!
Good luck in the challenges
Dawn xxx

aqualeiga said...

Wow Dawn! That was quick!!! You commented just 5 minutes after I posted, I am impressed! Hugs, Ali x

claire7q said...

Wow! What a great hubby, mine just offered to buy me a scalpel for Christmas, hmmmm. Hope you had a great birthday, and your card looks fab, faux stitching an all! Maybe for Christmas he'll get you some Nesties, eh? Thanks for the heads up about SCSC, my router imploded so been offline, borrowed one off the neighbour today!

Dawn said...

Well belated Happy Birthday sweetie! Hope your day was grand.
This is adorable and such nice coloring.Love the border also.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Rleen said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week!
Hugs, Rleen

brenda said...

Hi there

Lucky girl with a new MS punch, they really are lovely aren't they.

And you have created a very pretty mat for your image with it.

Thank you for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week and good luck.

B x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very pretty card, love the colors and the cute image. Really wonderful layout you have chosen and love the way you have used the punch. Thanks so much for joining WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week:)

Danielle Champagne said...

Very lovely card, this MS punch makes quite a beautiful job! Hem... I shall put it on my wishlist! Cute little image, perfect coloring in shades of blue!Background paper is gorgeous.
Thank's for sharing your project with us this week at Stamptacularfor our Blue Blue Christmas challenge.

Rica said...

A belated 'Happy Birthday' hope you had a great day. You've framed the cute image fabulously with you new punch!! Love your colours, papers and lovely details.

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs Heather xx

Vixykins said...

Beautiful creation, thank you for playing the Moody Blues challenge at Crafts & Me! Good Luck and have a lovely Christmas x

Sande said...

Your card is very beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Happy New Year!

Hugs, Sande