Sunday, 30 October 2011

Dream Valley DT

Hi, guys! It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley. There were lots of lovely entries for the Halloween Challenge last time, with spooky characters and spiders and bats and pumpkins!

This time the challenge is 'Anything Goes!' Make anything, not necessarily a card - go wherever your mojo takes you! Unfortunately we haven't heard from our sponsors, so the lovely Melly is giving a £10 voucher for either Crafty Emma's Store which is full of the most gorgeously tempting stuff; or for Saturated Canary's Etsy shop of digital images.

If you haven't yet come across Saturated Canary, do go and look! If you like the images Krista does for the Simply Sassy range for Sugar Nellie, you'll love these, too!

Okiedokie, cut the cackle, Mags, what about the card?

This is for my dad's birthday, which is today! We've just come back from Derby and a family lunch, which is why this post is so late!

The lovely image is LotV, of course. My Dad always likes to do the crossword, so the newspaper is ideal! The papers are Basic Grey Origins, and I distressed the edges - not with a posh distresser but with a set of very solid nail scissors designed for tough nails!!

I distressed round the image in Bundled Sage, and stickled all the edges. The LotV sentiment is also stickled. Gems from stash and a strip of paper ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, et voila! Fini! I'm glad to say he liked it!

I'm entering this into the Lili of the Valley Challenge which this week has a fabulous sketch.

I hope you'll troll over to Dream Vally, have a look at my teamies' great creations, and join in! Remember, Anything Goes!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

luv, Mags x

Speccies: Greens 175, 48, 42, 43; Browns: 104, 100, 92; Skin Tones: 142, 169, 196; Cool Grey CG1


debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, gorgeous card Mags, love the sweet image.

coops said...

stunning male card mags.great colours and design and i love the fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Mel said...

Perfect wee male card honey!
The image is coloured beautiful and I adore these papers!
M xxx

Katarina said...

Beautiful card, love the papers you've chosen, thank you for playing along with us in the LOTV challenge!

Mandy said...

Fabulous man's card,love the colours and the image is perfect....Bet your Dad loved it....Thank you so much for your lovely comment...
Mandy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, I am drinking honey and lemon like there is no tomorrow but not the Whiskey, lol. I am so loving your card I adore LOTV stamps they are so cute and adorable you cannot help but fall in love with them, the colours and design of this one is superb.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

LOVE this cute LOTV card. Very nice indeed.


Sally said...

Hi Mags, I love everything about this card. The colour combo, the image & all the embellies. A perfect design for your Dad.
Sally x

Lynne in NI said...

Aww, fabulous card Mags ... hope your Dad had a great Birthday!

Carrie's Corner said...

Love your image and what a great masculine card!


Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie x x x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A great card for your Dad .. .. I hope he had a lovely birthday.

Love your backing papers and the distressing!

Love Jules xx

melsanford said...

This is gorgeous! I looove this image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Junie said...

Hi Mags
Just LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet card !!! Has always been one of my fav male images !!! you have wonder a beautiful job colouring