Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 36 - Anything but a square!

Good afternoon, all! *peers through curtain of rain to make sure it's still afternoon, not twilight*

It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge! This time the challenge is simple - Anything But A Square.  So you can go for a circle card, or a rectangular card, or push the boat out and make a hexagon-shaped one!

Our lovely sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts

 They are offering a £10.00 voucher for their store.

  and Meljens Designs


is offering 4 images of their choice. Great prizes!

Here is my card, which was made for a lad who has just turned 15 - it's no time at all since he was a baby!



I went for a circular Easel card. I used this lovely Meljen Cupcake Birthday image, it's suitable for so many ages! The base, papers and mats were cut with Nesties and Grand Nesties - whatever did we do before die-cutting?

Here's a side view:


Papers are an ancient pad by Papermania, I like the cheerful yellow! The sentiment/stop is LotV.

I put Glossy Accents on the icing, gold Liquid Pearls on the stars, and glitter on the ribbon, it's very shiny!

You know when you start something and wish halfway through you hadn't started? I put a dot of stickles on each of the little flowers and after a while my hand really ached! So instead I put a blob of stickles on my craft sheet and used an embossing tool to pick it up and dot on the paper - much, much easier!!

I'm entering this into the challenge at Chocolate Coffee and Cards where the challenge is Anything Goes

So there we are! Go and have a look at my teamies' fab work, I hope they'll inspire you to have a go and create Anything But A Square!

Have a great week, chaps!

love Mags B x

Apologies, I can't find my list of pens I used. Sorry! x

15 comments:

Joey said...

Fabulous card Mags, love the touch of glossy accents. Joey x

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Mags. I love the image - I agree it could be used for many ages. Fab shape too and the all the touches of sparkle look wonderful

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Mags,love the image.xxx

Donna said...

Fab card Mags, love the circular designs and teh scrummy cupcake! No need to apologise for being a bad blogger as I haven't been that great either lol! :) Donna ♥ x

mags said...

A lovely easel card Mags. Great papers and all the touches of sparkle are wonderful.
Mags
x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

awesome easel card, lov ethe orange and stars, perfection!

Mrs F said...

Such a lovely card Mags with great colours and a pleasant change from the usual rectangles l usually make. Will hop over to Dream Valley and have a nose.

Have a lovely evening xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mags hope your having a brilliant birthday and loving your easel card. Hope you got lots of crafty goddies. Hugs Sue xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Finally catching up with you .. .. and what a busy lady you have been since I was here last. Where did that week go?!?!?

I was really chuffed to read your exciting news. Woo hoo!!! Have fun with your DT work.

Loving your circular easel card too. That cupcake is great and I love the added sparkle.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.fab yummy image and i love the circulat shape :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the shape & the colours are perfect for them awkward males!
Hugs Shell xx

Janette said...

Love your card Mags, looks brilliant, thanks so much for your fab comments on my blog, really appreciate the visit.xx

Christine L said...

Hi Mags

I love this circular card... and what a fab image you've used too.... yummy or what?!! And all that fab sparkle too...

Hugs
Christine x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Yummy card!!!! Love it! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!
~DEANNE~

Eva Marie said...

Fab card!
Hugs :)