Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 1



Here's my very first DT offering! The Dream Valley Challenge theme is s nice simple one: Anything Goes!

Here's a description of what's wanted and the yummy prizes:

Well our first challenge is finally here and what an exciting day it is for us and hopefully for you too. For our first wee Challenge we want you to make anything you like! Its that easy! Normally our Challenges will run fortnightly but this challenge will be for only one week!

All you have to do is make anything you like, card, scrapbook page, altered item jewellery etc, ANYTHING GOES!! We have some fab prizes up for grabs for 3 lucky winners!

1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy


There are pictures on the blog if you want more details.

USUALLY THE CHALLENGES WILL BE FORTNIGHTLY, BUT THIS ONE ONLY LASTS A WEEK!!

Ok, on to my card at last!

The image is Melinda with a Basket of Muffins from Whiff of Joy's Guardian Angels set. I was very wicked this month and indulged in some new stamps - well, there are sales to take advantage of! So this is the first time I've inked this Melinda, and I must say she was a joy to colour with Promarkers. I smothered her wings with Icicle stickles!

I cut her out and popped her on foam pads on an oval cut with a Nestie, and I distressed the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

The papers are Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, the heart shaped gems are from stash, the ribbon is recycled from a set of bath bubbles I got for Christmas, the flowers are Wild Orchid - except for the green 'leaves' under the smallest roses, which are Prima. I dabbed some magenta glitter glue here and there on the flowers, but it isn't showing up very well!

I've made this card for my daughter, who makes delicious cupcakes - and leaves splashes of icing on the tiles, the counter, the floor, the sink... She's very enthusiastic!

Ok, thanks for looking, and do hop over to the Challenge blog to see what my teamies (it's still a thrill to say that!!) have created, and I hope you'll join in.

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa; Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Lush Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest; Satin; Cocktail Pink; Burnt Orange (just a dot on the candle flame!)

19 comments:

Jack said...

Such a fabulous stamp I can't see how you could have resisted, lol. And what a beautiful card too. xx

Kendra said...

Beautiful card! Love the spring look!

Khristen said...

Great coloring, and wow, the Stickles really add to the beauty of this baby :) Love your card, and that yummy Nook & Pantry (I, too, love to leave icing all over the kitchen LOL)

SusieLou said...

It's beautiful, Mags and the papers are perfect for this image! Susie x

melsanford said...

Oh this card is beautiful! The image is gorgeous and those papers are yummy :-) Fab first DT card! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole of Brum said...

hiya teamie! Love your card, that shade of green is my favourite colour. Bet your daughter will be thrilled with this. CoB

Lin said...

Just what you need when you are on a diet, a load of cupcakes! Fabulous BP and that image is perfect.

Lin xx

Carrie's Corner said...

What a sweet card, no pun intended! Love your image and the DP is a perfect touch! Great job!

Hugs
Carrie

Woman of Many Thoughts said...

Love the cupcake paper! And the image goes so well with it!

Melly said...

Oh Mags

I love it! The image the paper the wee addded flowers, its all stunning!!
So glad I'm not a cakey person or I would be sending hubby out for some hee!
Hugs melly xxx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

yes know what you mean about the sales! Loving this card and image, what a doll, and so beautifully coloured, love that background paper, so tasty!
Great work!!!!

NGCARDS said...

This is a very pretty card hun xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmmmmm .... yummy card Mags!! Love your colours and you've reminded me that I have some of that gorgeous DP .... well its in the cupboard somewhere!!

Sharon said...

Love those stickles! You picked such a good paper to go with the image. A great card.
Sharon xx

Enfys said...

This is really lovely Mags, what a great little image
hugs
Enfys x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Your first DT card is fantastic.

Love your paper choices and your beautifully coloured image.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, sweet card Mags.
luv
Debby

coops said...

stunning card mags.i love the fab image and gorgeous papers and colours :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super card, lovely image and very yummy papers. janex