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Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hi and Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a card that will go towards earning money to support the Comic Relief fundraising this year. My wonderful friend, Debbie Lauder, owner of Crafty Stash and long-time member of the Cardmaking Downloads forum, has pledged to donate cash for every entry made into the MARCH competition at Cardmaking Downloads! Wowzers! So, I am doing my bit, by entering this card, AND hoping that anyone who reads this, might feel tempted to join the fun and take part too! EVERYONE who enters gets a fab freebie download from Sammy Murphy, the super-talented owner of CMD, and there will also be 3 lucky winners who'll receive gift certificates for her shop! What've you got to lose....? NOTHING!

So, here's my card:

As you can see, it's an easel card, and I've used BPs from the Sunday Best 20s Girl download.  I also used the same image from The Paper Shelter, and have paper-pieced her entire outfit to match the, hat, coat and bag in brown, dress, rose and ribbon on her hat in pink floral. her skin was coloured with promarkers.

The panels behind her have been cut with nesties, and all edges distressed with ink. The sentiment was computer generated and cut using the same set of nesties, and the BP beneath was cut using my only Marianne RTP punch! The ribbons and pearls are from my stash, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I also added some cream lace to the base panel, which I thought fitted the vintage feel of the card.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:

I hope you feel inspired to join the crafty fun AND raise money for Comic Relief at the same time.....Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting.


deb.lauder said...

Ali she is just gorgeous! I just saw your entry into the CMD competition and had to swing by here to say a massive


Thanks for spreading the word - fingers crossed we'll achieve our target of £250 for Comic Relief..... it's so exciting :)

Massive big smiley hugs xx

Carol S. said...

A very pretty card, love the soft colouring. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our blog challenge. Carol s. LCDT cc

The Bug said...

Very pretty. Love all those muted colors! Thanks for joining our Pastel with Bling challenge over on the House of Gilli Challenge Blog!
Hugs, Wini

Ann said...

Such a sweet card; I love the whole design! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli challenge.

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely design, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Lynn said...

Gorgeous soft pastels and a fab card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges:)
Lynn xx
And good luck x

Patricia said...

Very pretty love the flowers, thanks so much for joining us in our Flower Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again.

Cammy said...

Love this image! Great easel card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Alicia said...

This is so pretty! I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx

Mina said...

wow this is so gorgeous and I love that cute little vintage girl...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Dionne said...

Super cut card, I love all the paper piecing.
Thanks for playing with us at the House of Gilli.