Friday, 9 October 2009

Dreaming Willow

Good morning fellow crafters on a miserable Autumn day. Hopefully I can brighten it up a bit with this beautiful image of Willow. This is my first try out at the Whiff of Joy Challenge where they are having a party - it's there first birthday. They have this great sketch to use as seen below.

I have chosen to use Autumn colours for this card. The papers are a mixture of Funky Seasons and Simply Brushed (Funky Fairys). The sentiment was a freebie from Fonts4Free called Fairytale and it is mounted on black card sprayed with Crafters Companion gold glitter.

The image is coloured using watercolour pencils - I know the picture is not clear enough to show it but the weather is so bad here this is the best I could do - I also chalked around the edge of the image. The flowers are a mixture of different Woodware and Xcut punches layered on top of each other and topped of with a gem from Anita.
The other challenges I am entering are :-

Digital Ink Co - Fall Colours,

Tueday Taggers - Shades of Autumn,

Crafty Calendar - Autumn with an optional extra of plants or vegetation and

By the Cute and Girly - Autumn Glory

The last two challenges are their first ones so hop over and have a look.
Please let me know what you think, I love reading all your comments.



cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous card just adore the papers and that image is charming
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the soft colours you have used and the lovely woj image. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

bumblealsie said...

good card for a bad day. weather up in Scotland fairly good.

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, wonderful image and beautiful colours.

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
What an adorable card this is. I love those Autumn colours and those flowers are fab.
I must get me some WOJ stamps, they are gorgeous aren't they?
Dawn x

stitchy said...

Very pretty card, so soft and subtle..thank you for joining us at Digital-Ink, Co this week, hope to see more of your beautiful designs..Good Luck!!

Teri said...

Wonderful card! Great for our Autumn theme!
Nice to see you here -
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Beryl said...

The colours on this card are just gorgeous. It's perfect for the BTC&G challenge. Thank you for joining in.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Such a pretty Autumn card, your colouring is so soft and I love the frame. Thanks for joining cute and girly. janex

Juls said...

this is such a sweet card!! love the gorgeous soft colours! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!!

pinky said...

Loving your papers and the lovely hue of colours. Thanks for joining us at cute and girly. Pinky

brenda said...

Hi Ali

Beautiful warm rich colours and super image.

Thank you for joining us at BTCG, goos luck with the draws.

B x

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL creation ... very soft and sweet! Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co this week ... hope to see more of your work in the upcoming weeks!!

Caroline said...

Great card! fab colours love the image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Tara said...

Such a gorgeous card Ali and a fab choice of scrummy colours too!
Hugs Tara xx

Georgia said...

Wow, beautiful card Ali! I love this cute image and the colour scheme is lovely! Thank you for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Rach said...

a fablous cad, so sweet, thank you for joining us at woj.xx

Scrappymax said...

What a fab card, I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.

Heather Schlatter said...

Hi Ali,

This is very pretty!!! I have been wanting to get out to your blog because you left several very sweet comments on my blog lately and I have had sick kiddo's so I have not been out anywhere in the last week or so, BUT

I just announced a special surprise just for you and you only on my blog so hop by and see your surprise!!!


Heather Schlatter said...

Oh I forgot to tell you that I adore the colors you used and your layout is perfect for that sketch!!! Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog!!! I love Willow images because I have a daughter named Willow!!!


Yogi said...


Teri said...

Me again!
Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co. this week - hope to see you next time too.
Teri x

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow whata beautiful card so gorgues and fabulous ,love the colours you have used xxx
hugs Dawnxxx

Unknown said...

What a sweet image x Love the colurs too real shades of Autumn x Janet TT

Donna said...

Beautiful card Ali, love the soft colours :) Donna x

Jane said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colour scheme! thanks for joining us at wOJ, hugs, Jane x

Enfys said...

This is so pretty, it has a really misty autumn morning quality that I love
En x

theneon said...

Very beautiful soft fall colors -- and you are so clever to make it fit more than one challenge!

Ruth said...

Beautiful card,lovely muted shades,Ruth- Crafty Calendar Challenges

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card and just love the image and the colourse are superb.
Hugs Linda

Lora said...

Beautiful card. I love the Autumn colours and Willow looks so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G.
Lora x

Bev said...

Fabulous card, such wonderful detail. Thanks so much for joining us at WOJ this week x

Diane Davies said...

Love your card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Digital-Ink Co. challenge blog. : )

TannyP said...

Miserable autumn day?! LOL! Do you live in Edmonton, too?! HAHA I love this card - you've really done a great job on the fall theme. Thanks for joining in the D-I Co fun! Hope to see you tomorrow!

Katie said...

Lovely card!
I love the soft feeling of all of it.
Thanks for joining in the 1st challenge at By The Cute and Girly!

Unknown said...

Fab card, love the image, just perfect for the autumn colours you have used, thanks for playing along with TT, hope to see you back next week. Hugs Avril xxx

Michelle said...

Brilliant entry for our shades of autumn challenge. Thanks for tagging along with us this week
x Michelle

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Ali, a perfect autumn card. Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC. Hope to see you at many more.

Liz x

Jules said...

Hi Ali

My apologies for being late in commenting on your lovely creation. I have been away on holiday for a couple of weeks and am now playing "catch up".

Your card is lovely. Great colours for an autumn project and I love the frame and image you have used.

Thank you for taking part in the very first "By the Cute & Girly" challenge. I hope you play along again next month.

Love Jules xx