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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

It's Mardi Gras Party Time!!

Gooooooooooooooooooooood Morning everyone,

It's Wednesday, so halfway through the week.....Yay! Today I have a party-card to share with you. The challenge over at FOR FUN CHALLENGES this week is inspired by Mardi Gras, to use the colours
Here's my creation.....

I wanted to try and capture the fun party feel of Mardi Gras......hope I've done ok?!

The image is by the oh-so-talented Mo Manning, and is called ROSA . You can find her and so many other amazing digis in Mo's Digital Pencil store.

She is coloured with Promarkers and although I was a bit daunted by the thought of that initially, I really enjoyed colouring her and am pleased with the finished result!

I cut around the image and added some gold Stickles to give her a party feel too, before attaching her using foam pads.
 The DPs are Pink Petticoat Little Swirls collection, and I have added some gems, ribbon, gold thread, funky fibres, a brad, a die-cut flourish a computer generated sentiment and some card candy to complete!

I would really like to enter my card into:
  •  I Love Promarkers challenge #55 this week, which is to use the colour combo GREEN & PURPLE (I hope its ok that I used gold too?!)
  •  Digis With Attitude! challenge #19 this week, which is 'Wishful Thinking!' Where do you wish you were right now? I can't think of anywhere better than celebrating Mardi Gras-style with those nearest and dearest to me, so that's where I'D like to be right now!
  • Creations by Gill M #2 - Mardi Gras!

Please pop over to the FOR FUN challenge blog and join the fun this week, and check out the other DT cards too....there's even a Mardi Gras mask to see too! And if you like what you see, don't forget to leave them a comment too.....we all know how good it feels to have your work admired and appreciated!

Thanks for Looking, and Happy Crafting folks!


Lorraine said...

By gum, Ali. You're quick off the mark, lol. Great card and well done with the PM's. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

katesacraftybugger said...

Wow that was quick ! lovely card .Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week-Kate x

Tine said...

Hi Ali. Lovely card using a lovely Mo image. The swirls of the dp really help to convey the movement. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Helen Dooley said...

I think I forgot where I was- if not delete this huh?
I love this card! You did an awesome job for this challenge. Thanks for being you!

Lilys Mum said...

fabulous card, love the colouring in. I'd love to go to Mardi Gras.

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Ali ! Great image and fantastic colours ! I love it !

Dawn said...

Wowsers, can I go to the partaaay too!!! She's scrummy!!! Love it love it love it!!!
Dawn xxxx

Gowiththeflo said...

Hey Ali!!! Hugs from across the pond! I miss you so much! And the rest of the girls over at I am thinking about designing again. I'll be sure to pop in on the board. Love your beautiful card today, you are so talented. Keep it up!

Tammy :-)

Dawn said...

Sorry it's a bit late but thanks for playing along at DWA!
I really do love this card!!!
Dawn xxx

Dawn said...

I knew I had seen a challenge that your card was perfect for somewhere!
Here's the link
Dawn xxx

Gill McCall said...

What a lovely creation and fits the mardi gras challenge well - thanks for playing along. thanks to Dawn too for highlighting my challenge. hope to see you back again.

LisaG said...

Hi Ali

Im Lisa, I'm on the Creations By Gill M Design Team.

Wow! Your card is amazing! Rosa is beautfiul, so cute in her flouncydress. The gold stickles really make the dress stand out. And obviously, it meets all the criteria of the challenge!

Keep up the good work.


Pamela said...

Hello Ali

I'm Pamela and I'm on the Creation by Gill M design team.

Your card is great, I particularly love the skirt it's so pretty and swishy.

Catherine said...

Love this card...what a great stamp :-)