Wednesday, 3 February 2010

To Be or Not to Be.......

My card today is another Rusty Pickles image and also comes with some news from Michelle, the owner of Rusty Pickles. Things have not worked out the way she had hoped so she has decided to make the Rusty Pickles images free (date to be announced). 
 I have used the beautiful Flourish Leaves in my card from Rusty Pickles Digital Delights Shop.

I have used the sketch at Crafty Sentiments which is shown below.

I have adjusted it slightly but you can still see the sketch there - I hope!!!

I have glittered the image with pink, white and blue and then shaded the edge with pink chalk. The larger nestability is from glitter card - I do like a bit of bling!!!!
The background paper is one of Summer Driggs kits called Happiness - they are gorgeous and free but please send her a donation.
I did some smaller versions of the image and flipped them to make a border at the bottom and I really like the effect - what do you think?

The flower was made from Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock sanded down and then I added a bead - I bought it from a local Haberdashery - isn't it amazing what you can find - over 100 beads for 69p!

Please check out my team mate Dawns creation at Cards For every Occasion.  

Now the challenges I am entering this card in are

Colour Create - Pale pink, pale blue, white and silver,

Totally Papercrafts - Friends

Alphabet Challenge Blog N is for new (image and nesability),

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Open, and

Practical Scrappers - Die cuts.

Well there you have it guys, thanks fo rstopping by and don't forget to check out the post below - it has my favourite new stamp.



Squirrel x said...

Classy, pretty and elegant, what more could a girl want?! Gorgeous. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Unknown said...

Hiya Ali,
Gorgeous card hun, love the way you have used the image across the bottom! Love that chalking effect around the edge - you must have picked up that little trick from someone pretty clever eh????
Loadza hugs hun
Dawn xx

Teri said...

This is so gorgeous, love the soft colours of the papers, and the image is really elegant.
Oh, congrats on the win over at Jude's (crafts international) - I am green with envy!
Teri xx

Juls said...

so beautiful and elegant!! Love it!!

Linda said...

Lovely Ali, many thanks for joining in with us again :)

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Very pretty card, I like the sparkle. Thank you for playing with us this week at Practical Scrappers.

Sue said...

very pretty card lovely flourish, fabby papers, thank you for joining us on our first challenge at Totally Papercrafts, hope to see you next week, good luck, sue.x

Liz McGuire, said...


Hope you're good. Luvin' this one.

Liz x

Anne said...

Nice card, those papers are gorgeous!!
Thanks for playing along on the first challenge on Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Heather Schlatter said...


You did a super duper job on your "Sneak" Peak I am sorry things have worked out the way that they have!!!! You are so worthy of DT work and I am glad that you are taking Tracy up on her offer over at Sugar Creek Hallow!!!

Gorgeous creation I love that you added glitter to so much of your card what kind of stuff do you use to add all of your glitter it always looks totally awesome!!!


Sherri said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely stunning :-) I love the image and the colours you used ,,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts and ABC Challenges :-)
Lols x x

Nadya 's World!!! said...

Beautiful card!!! :) Gorgeous flower!! :) Thanks for playing at PS this week! :)

Mel said...

Hi Ali
i foung your wee blog via the Rak and just ahd to tell you how much i love your creations! They are just stunning, your very talented indeed!
Look forward to seeing them all in the future
Hugs Melly xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Ali, love all the sparkle!

Suzette said...

This is fab, love the papers and the image is lovely thanks for joining is at CS this week.


Amy said...

This is a very cute card!! Thanks for sharing it.

Nancy said...

Very pretty, Ali!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Ali,
What a beautiful card. The detail is fabulous and I love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Fiona x

Lisa said...

Great Job playing along with all of us at Crafty Sentiments! You did a wonderful job!

Harriet H said...

Your cards are so pretty.... I love your designs and the colors you have glad to have you as part of Digital-Ink Co, Design Team


Emma said...

Beautiful card and so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Emma x

Unknown said...

This really is so pretty Ali and your pink flower is delish!
Hugs Tara xx

Tara said...

Oooops, sorry Ali.... the previous comment was from me but I was signed into Google on my daughter's account by accident.... sorry!
Hugs Tara xx

Spyder said...

Love the image and the 'flipping bit' was a really good idea!!
(Lovely colours too)

Dena said...

Beautiful card! I love the glitter frame.
Thanks for joining Colour Create this week!
Hugs, Dena

Anonymous said...

I love this card! This is gorgeous.
Love all the sparkle and beautiful details.
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Love the bling too!! I like how you used the same image along the bottom of your card, really creative. Just gorgeous!


Marjorie said...

Such a pretty card! Those sweet pastels make me ready for spring to get here! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!