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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Pearls & Swirls at The Crafty Pad

Me again!
Over at The Crafty Pad this week we have a brand new challenge for you, with a theme I just KNOW is going to inspire you all....


Yes, it's going to be a popular one, and to celebrate, we have the very wonderful CRAFTY RIBBONS with these gorgeous 'Bursting Blooms' ribbons.....mmmmmmmm!

This week the DT have used one of the wonderful new Fairies digi stamps from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS. Those of you who follow our challenge blog will already know that we offered some of these (and more!) as FREEBIES this week in our mid-week post! If you missed them, you can still grab them HERE, and don't forget to leave Debbie a thank you.

Here's my card, I used the super Fairy Chloe on Daisies and she has of course been coloured with Promarkers.

My DPs are from The Paper Shelter, and are called Shopping Girl. I followed this week's sketch from Papertake Weekly, and matted/layered with Bazzill card in co-ordinating colours. I used my Martha Stewart border punch for some added detail. 

My 'swirls' are made using flat-backed pearls, and I have tried to create a trail for my butterfly (which is double-layered using a craft-tonic punch.) I am not 100% sure they really work, think I need some more practise tbh!!

I finished off by adding some 'dot' detail to some of the layers with my white gel pen.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Don't forget to pop over and join the fun at THE CRAFTY PAD and leave some love for DT who have made some amazing creations this week.

Thanks for popping by!


KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Ali ! Love the soft flowers and the embellies ! Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week and good luck !

ahlers5 said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at DDBS.

Gill McCall said...

What a gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at DDSB

maxine said...

Hi Ali this is a lovely card so pretty hugs maxine x

Dawn said...

Fab card! I soo love the soft colours you've used! Everything works soo well together!
Dawn xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

this is so sweet and pretty! :) I love the soft candy colours, and what a great image. You cant beat pearls and swirls!! :)



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours & DP!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!!
hugs shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fab card lovely soft colour palette you have used.
Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT for Pami's 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Such soft pretty colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

sgc said...

How pretty! Love your choice of colors and flowers. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Tracey Brossart said...

Truly beautiful! The pearls are amazing! :D

Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" and good luck! :D

xx Tracey/DT xx

Lori said...

Ali, this card is GORGEOUS. I love the pastels that you used and your coloring of the flowers is amazing. Great embellies too. :) Great job on combining so many challenges into one card. Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of them! I hope you'll join us again.

Kelly said...

Very soft colors make such an attractive card. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

deb.lauder said...

Gorgeous Card Ali. Such soft delicate colours which are really enhanced with your gems. Perfectly dreamy! x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the soft colours - and the sweetnes that the image brings! :)

Thanks for entering the FFF challenge! :D

Hugs, Hege

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, love the soft colors! Thanks for playing at Catch-The-Bug!

Miranda said...

very cute card again Ali, very lovely
thanks for playing along at the TSB challenge this week