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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Flowers for You & Latest Followers!

Good Morning and a very Happy Mother's Day to all you mums, nans, aunties and lovely ladies out there.....I hope you are being thoroughly spoilt by your loved ones!

At THE CRAFTY PAD this week we want to see FLOWERS!
Spring is on its way, and I have been enjoying the arrival of the daffodils....I just LOVE 'em!

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store....the winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend in her store.

This week the DT have used one of Debbie's wonderful 'WINDOW' images......I chose 'Dog in Window.' Click the link and take a look at all of the wonderful 'window' images.

As you can see, I made an easel card. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and chalks, and paper-pieced the shutters and curtains in the same/co-ordinating DPs to those used on the card.

I pinched Lorraine's fab idea from another card and made the shutters moveable by folding them open for a 3D effect (thanks Lorraine! You can see Lorraine's card HERE.)
My DPs are digi (again!) and from a Spring collection. I used my nesties, butterfly punch and corner-flourish die to cut embellishments for the main easel card front, then added a ribbon and some gems from my stash.

I made a 3D pleated rosette flower as the stopper for the easel (you can find tutes on You Tube.) I added a button and gem to decorate.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
And Finally...........a big warm welcome to my latest followers: Amber, Leesa (The Navy Wife,) Debbie, Deb's Creations, Jenny, Maggie, Shirley-Anne, Caroline. So lovely to see you all, please go visit these amazing blogs.....they're awesome!

Thanks for popping by!


Sammibug said...

So cute! Love the way you used the handmade medallion. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Cec said...

What a great easel card, especially with that rosette flower. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Debbie said...

Hi Ali thank you for another beautiful the colouring and digi papers you have used and your flower is perfect. :)


Debra said...

Hi Ali, what a wonderful image, beautifully done :) I like your easel and the rosette flower. Great intricate detail.

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Claire said...

Beautiful card Ali, really gorgeous. I love the delicate colours you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
Claire xx

EVIL twin said...

Aww, cute puppy! I love those corner die cuts! Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's crafts & stuff.


Joy said...

cute! thanks for playing with bugaboo! joy dt

redwasher1 said...

What a cute easel card!!
Thanks for sharing with Speedy's Friends.

Sarah Rice said...

lovely card!! youve inspired me to try an easel card

thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl

Gill McCall said...

WOW this is such an adorable cutey card - love it. the colours are great and the flourishes and little butterflies are so sweet. Thanks for playing along in my challege - good luck and hope to see you back again soon.

Miranda said...

very cute Ali, lovely flower
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Bettina said...

what a wonderful vard. i love all the fab embellies you have added. and the 3d window. im so glad you joined us over at SGC

Jenn said...

What a uniques flower! Cute card.

Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you back this week!


Patchi said...

Cute card! The image is adorable! Thanks for joining our Party this week! I hope to see you back soon!


Vicki B. said...

So pretty, love the colors and cute image and the flower is so sweet!! Thanks for joining us this week on the OCC girl power challenge!

Carlie M. said...

This is adorable! Great take on our pleating challenge! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

LisaG said...

What a gorgeous card. My favourite colours, a cute doggy, flowers, and an easel card! Amazing work done here.

Well done

Lisa - the design team

Miss Molly said...

I really just love the folds of the flower - great job!
Thank you so much for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Molly - DT Member

Hestia's Helper said...

The image is adorable!
I love your pleated flower, too! Very creative!
You have entered some great challenges this week!
Good Luck!!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very clever design to your card! It's really lovely - the pinks and the purples are perfect for a girly card and that little doggie is adorable! Beautiful rosette too! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a fancy card! Must've taken hours to complete it. Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends at Mark's Finest Papers. :)

Caz said...

Cute card, thanks for joining our challenge on Some Odd Girl.

Pamela said...

Hi Ali

I'm Pamela from Gills Design Team and thanks for entering Gills challenge, I really like easel cards and this one is so cute

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! love the butterflies. thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Heide said...

How much is that doggy in the window?
What a great easel card. Fun embellishments and great flower. Thanks for joining us at TSB.
Hugs, Heide

Susan Raihala said...

Awesome detail and what a cute little pup! That window is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

April said...

Oh My...that is just tooooo cute!!! I love your flower!!! Thanks for joining TSB challenge!