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Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Hurray! It's Wednesday, which means I can now post a pic of my 1st 'For Fun Challenges' DT card! The theme is a 'recipe' to include: 1 image, 2 buttons or brads and 3 different backing papers. I used the recipe to make a birthday card for a friend whose birthday it is next week, so Suz, apologies (I know you follow my blog, so if you'd rather get a surprise in the post next week, please avert your eyes!!!!)

As you can see, I made an easel card (one of my fave all-time styles.) The image is from a collection called 'Girl Talk Shopping' purchased from Aimee Asher Elite and is coloured with Promarkers.

The BPs are Dovecraft, and are layered up on lilac and pink card. I used my nesties and new border punch and added paper roses along with the 2 required buttons. The sentiment is computer generated (font: Cool Dots.) The ribbon was recycled from a gift-wrapped pair of PJs I had for Christmas!

I followed last weeks Friday Sketchers layout, as I often find it easier than starting from scratch. Pop on over to the FOR FUN CHALLENGES blog, and check out the great cards that the other DT members have made......and why not enter a card yourself too!

I would like my card to be considered for the following challenges:


Dawn said...

Absolutely Brill Card Ali!!! I love it ! Might just pop over & see what's what if I get the time!!!
Dawn xxx

Suz Brill said...

Oooops! Saw it before I realised!! Very lovely, thank you. Can't wait for it to arrive!! :-)
Suz xx

Pauline said...

What a delight Ali! Love your embellishments and punch detail... a great debut at For Fun!
hugs and blessings,

Faye said...

Congrats on your first DT Card, which is awesome, I love easel cards. xxx

Kathleen said...

What a fun card, great layout and colour choice, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Happy Days said...

Congratulatons on your 1st DT card and a stunner it is too. Thanks for playing along with us over at Delicious Doodles this week. Claire x

Angel said...

Hi There...

Congrats on your DT spot...
Fabbie card, gorgeous layout..

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Julie said...

Pretty card and fabulous colors. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Tracy said...

Very pretty! Lovely soft colors and a beautifully done image. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

heidy said...

Oh this is so lovely,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Claire said...

Fab card, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Teri said...

Sweet card hun!
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card and well done on your DT spot.
Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Karen said...

Very nice, love the colours you've used too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

jackiescrafts said...

This is a fab card I'm sure your friend will love it
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Cute. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Tine said...

Hi and what a fun card for a 'girly girl' or just a shopaholic! I am sure your friend will like it. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous colouring and I love the flowers and buttons clusters x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Wanda said...

Sooo cute. Love the image and the colors. Thank you for joining in on the fun at Delightful Challenges! Huggles

Jen said...

Lovely colour palate, well done on your first DT challenge.( me too this week) Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty card, love the punches, thank you for joining us this week at I♥Promarkers
Ruth x

Caroline said...

Cute card!!! love the pastel colours and the image is lush. Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew..
Caroline x

Lorraine said...

Great card, Ali. I'm sure Suz will love it (if she doesn't already, lol). Love your colours. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

My name is Wynneth said...

Ooo... one of my fav pastimes!!!! Great card and fabby colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Christine said...

My favourite colours, super card, congrats on your DT spot and thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week.
Christine x

Jóna said...

Super great card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

craftybunny said...

Love the pretty colours.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja