Sunday, 17 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 5 DT card 'Easter'

We had loads of fantastic creations for the last Challenge at Dream Valley, thank you everyone who joined in!

This fortnight's Challenge is nice and topical - it's 'Easter'. You don't have to make a card - an ATC or tag or Easter bonnet or jewellery or a box or... Wherever your mojo takes you, really!

Our sponsors are the fab Stitchy Bear Stamps and the prize is a $10.00 voucher to spend in their shop.

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

Have a look, there are some very cute images there!

Ok, on to my card!Brace yourselves, chaps, this is rather bright!

I used Easter Lillie with Tulips - don't you love her sweet expression? And she's ideal for my neighbour's Easter card, so thank you Stitchy Bear!

The papers are a recent Nitwits download called Eggstra Special (I love the name, I have a weakness for incredibly lame puns!!) It's full of lovely bright springtime colours. The sentiment is Nitwits, too. The sketch is an old Mojo Monday one because when I made the card I forgot that that particular challenge would be long over when I posted it! Wot a plonker! It's a very nice sketch, though!

I stickled the edges, and also Lillie's cute bow. I managed to get the ribbon bow (ribbon from Hobbycraft) at just the same angle! The flowers are made with a Retro punch, and I curled the petals and covered them with Glossy Accents, then added a gem in the centres. Leaves are done with my faithful Woodware punch, and I also used dear old Martha's doily lace punch.

Do pop over to see the luscious creations the DT has made, and feel free to join in - we'd love to see what you make!

Ok, nearly time to zoom to Saino's for a quick shop. Dear Daughter is away this week, so it's only the old man and me, so we may have a romantic diner a deux tonight!

Thanks for looking, sorry about the long post! Have a good Sunday!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Buttercup, Canary, Mustard; Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink, Dusky Rose, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Honeycomb, Burnt Orange


Fiona said...

oh Mags...isn't this just so cute..fab colours and I love your flowers!!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours and papers you've used. xx

Carole of Brum said...

This is scrummy, Mags, I just love the colours on this, those papers are gorgeous too. Love the image and how you coloured it.CoB

Mel said...

Mags ohhh love it!!
Its stunning petal, just so happy and springy! love the bright colours!
Hugs M xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww so pretty Mags .... those papers are gorgeous and I'm lovin your sparkly edges too! Hope you enjoyed your romantic dinner!

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute card Mags! The colors/papers you chose feel like spring. Great card.


Lin said...

Love your Design Mags. Particularly like that your little flowers match one of your BPs, and it's beautifully coloured too.

Lin xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous. Such a cute image ans I love those flowers :-) Have a lovely dinner! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jennie said...

A-DORABLE!!! I absolutely love this image too and your card is smashing! xx