Sunday, 24 July 2011


Once again it's Dream Valley Challenges time and this fortnight's theme is "SURPRISE!"

You can make a pop-up card, or include a hidden tag, or have a lift-the-flap element - there are links on the Dream Valley blog to sites with examples and tutorials to whet the appetite!

The sponsor is

They're offering a $10 Canadian dollars voucher to spend in their shop so do stroll across and have a dekko at what's there!

I've been away in North Wales this last week, so didn't have time to use one of the digis, unfortunately. Instead I used a Lili of the Valley image called Sprinkled With Sugar isn't it adorable? The tag and sentiment are also LotV.

The papers are Basic Grey 'Nook and Pantry' (I think - they were in my snippets box!) I used foam pads to stick the image onto the front, leaving the side open to insert the tag. I die-cut the scrolled base of the tag using a Nestie in the same card that I used for matting, so it would look like part of the decoration!

The flowers are Wild Orchid and the leaves are a Magnolia doohickey die. I scattered white Flower Soft and Glamour Dust on the icing sugar to give some texture and bling - unusually for me, there's no other glitter!

The lace is a scrap of lace which I used on a dress I made for my daughter when she was 3. It was a long time ago - this card is for her 25th birthday!!!

Anyway, I hope you like it. Go and have a look at the gorgeous 'surprises' my teamies have made - they're an ingenious and talented bunch!

Now I'm off to Saino's, but hopefully I'll be back to catch up with your lovely blogs.

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Cool Grey 1 - 3, Honeycomb, Vanilla, Tan, Caramel, Ruby, Blossom, Pink Carnation, Lime Green, Leaf Green


Anonymous said...

Absolutely GORGOEOUS card love it xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Sorry hun my fingers go to quick for my brain, got a few windows open to get my comments done faster so i can go play, lets start again...

I love this crad sweetie, your colours are fantastic and the flowers are a perfect finishing touch, hugs pops x x x x

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.i love the fab sweet image and your colours and design are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

I love all the different papers you've pulled together with fab results here. Super doop card. xxx

Amy said...

This is beautiful! The LoTV image is adorable...I don't think I've seen this one before! Great mix of papers and I love how you did the tag! Awesome work!

Lin said...

Beautiful card with lots of lovely detail. Clever use of dimension on the icing sugar.

Lin xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Mags, love the image and papers.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, and I love that birthday recipe. xx

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Mags!
Christine x

Carole of Brum said...

This is lovely, Mags, and I like how you disguised your tag as part of the card decoration, it would be a nice surprise to find that it was actually a tag! CoB

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely idea to add that little recipe! Love your LOTV image too ... don't think I've seen that one before, its adorable!

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card and love the hidden recipe!


Tini A. said...

OOohhhhh Mags... this is a beautiful card! Very nice colors and design.... love it!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness this is really too cute! I love it! Very unique!