Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Check this out!!!

Good evening everyone and you will be pleased to know that normal service has been resumed - tons of challenges for this one!! I have had this image coloured for a while now so I am so glad to be using it.

You may have guessed it by now that this is a Penny Black image so I shall be entering the challenge at Penny Black Saturday where they would like you to use check papers, ribbon etc. Well, I found these fab gingham papers at Elemental Pixie, she has loads more so have a peak. I'm afraid I went overboard  and made the flowers with the papers too - all punched flowers with the large one being a punched scalloped circle, I snipped the edges - feathering I think you call it? I then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick (note to self get some more of these!!).


The buttons in the middle are from a Papermania set called Capsule Collection - Red hot. I tried to shape the flowers and put foam pads in between for height. The image and gingham papers are mounted on blue glitter card.
I eventually found a sketch that suited this image at Posh Designs and it is shown below.

Now for the other challenges I am entering

Flutterby Wednesdays - Sparkle plus a butterfly , angel or fairy,

Simon Says Challenge Card for a child,

My Time To Craft - On the Spot,

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Make your own flowers,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge, Meljens Designs and One Stitch at a Time all have "Anything goes" themes,

Magical Crafts - Animal Antics,

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Sugar and Spice - well I think this is sweet, and,

Our Creative Corner - Break out the buttons.

Hope you like it, please let me know.



Clare *Littlebear* said...

Very cute card and fabulous flowers.
Clare x

Juls said...

just too cute!! the layout works perfectly!! and I love the gingham..especially the flower! Hugs Juls

Barb Hardeman said...

This is as cute as a button! Those little kitties peaking out of the boxes is adorable. Your flowers are a most beautiful adornment! Thanks for playing with SSC this week, hope you'll join us again next week! Barb

Sue said...

Hi Ali,what a cute card,great colouring and the flowers look fab,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Posh Designs said...

Super cute card! Fabulous take on the sketch! The stamped image works perfectly for this challenge! Thanks for playing along with us over at Posh Designs! ~ Nini xoxo

Nancy said...

Ali, this is great!! I love the flowers, and the image is awesome!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

bumblealsie said...

like the feathered edges,reminded me of a popular 80s hair style

Chrissie said...

What a lot of challenges for this card! Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week!

CJ said...


Cheryl said...

this is a great image love all the detail and such super colouring too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sarah said...

Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, beautiful card and image fabulous colours too, hope to see you back here on Sunday for next weeks challenge, Good Luck

Sarah DT

Teri said...

Loving those huge flowers hun! Fabulous!
Teri x

Diane Gilbert said...

What a fun card!!! Love those tiny buttons! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Shana said...

What a beautiful image and flowers! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's - hope to see you again next week!

live, love, laugh said...

Beautiful card!!! I love that stamp very cute!!

Harriet Skelly said...

That is such a cute image - and a great layout! Thanks for playing with us at FBW!!

Danni said...

So cute!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Lisa Jane said...

what a lovely card , cute image and gorgeous gingham flowers
Lisa ;)

Sprytebyrd said...

So cute! What a fun image and it looks like a great sketch, too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)

kath said...

super duper cute and i love your gingham flowers.....thanks for joining in the fun this week art PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Gemma said...

What a sweet card, those naughty kittens peeping out of the boxes are just adorable and what a lovely flowers you used!Thanks for playing along at SSC, hope you will join us again next week! Gemma

craftykitten said...

HI Ali,
Cute card hun. Love the image - must get some Penny Black stamps!!! F A B U L O U S Flowers!!
Dawn xx

Liz said...

Thanks for joining OSAAT with this beautiful work Hope you pop back soon

Liz x

Shannon said...

very cute, Thank you for joing Meljen's first challenge. Good Luck!

Lauretta See said...

Gorgeous :)) love those flowers

Thank you for joining the first MELJEN'S DESIGN challenge :))


Loretta said...

Your card is terrific! I just LOVE those itty bitty polka dottie buttons!!!

Thank-you so much for playing along with us on the OCC this week!

Carol Ann said...

Great card your image works well for the page map these cats are wee cuties. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card and your flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sarah Gough said...

So cute!

Dena said...

Wow you were able to enter a lot of challenges, I'm glad you squeezed us in! ha ha!
Super cute gingham card with such a fun image. I love kitties!
Thanks for joining Simon Says, I hope you will join again next week!
Hugs, Dena

Graphicat said...

Oooooh! Kitten in boxes! It doesn't get much better! LOL Great take on the sketch! love it!

Thanks for joining in our girly challenge this week at Stamptacular!

Marianne-db said...

So cute! Love the flowers and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular!

Paula said...

Love the paper you used on your flowers and the kitty's are so sweet...I just love penny black images! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Dana Grothaus said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

stitchy said...

What a cute card. The coloring is brilliant and the image is so adorable...Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT.

Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

stitchy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Carolyn said...

Adorable card. Love your flowers. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card, love the PB image.

Thanks for joining us over at Magical Crafts and Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Terry said...

Hiya Ali, first of all thanks so much for you're very sweet words on my blog and yep I absolutely like you're image, coloring and choice of're card is georgous Hugs Terry xxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ali, so sweet and I love your flowers
hugs Mandy xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow I love the checkered paper and
flowers and the coloring of that adorable image!!Awesome!!Love it!!
Thanks for playing with flutter by this week!!