Sunday, 8 January 2012

First Dream Valley Challenge of 2012 - Anything Goes!

Hi guys! I hope you're all settled into the New Year now that all the excitement is over! Welcome to the first Dream Valley Challenge of 2012, where Anything Goes!

Our first sponsor for 2012 is One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher for the store. There's a Clearance Sale on at the moment, too!

You don't have to make a card, either, just craft to your heart's content! We do ask that you submit no more than 3 times, and that you link to the Challenge blog. And no backlinking, please!!

Ok, you'll be astonished to know that I made a Baby Girl card to celebrate the arrival of my granddaughter Lillie!

The image is by Woodware, coloured in Promarkers - I forgot to write down which, but I think I used most of the pink range!! The bubbles, water and puddles have been stickled. The image and mat were cut with Go Kreate Frilly dies. The Wild Orchid Sweetheart flowers are popped on top of green flowers cut with a Magnolia Doohickey die to give the effect of leaves, and the card candy is (are?) stickers from Paperchase. The ribbon and bow are recycled from a present!

The paper is Pink Petticoat from my Snippets Box, so I'm entering Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge 2. Yes, Di has taken over the keys to the playground from Jules - and if you don't know what I'm talking about, skip across to Di's blog

Jules features as Top Blogger in this month's 'Quick Cards Made Easy' and it's thoroughly deserved!

I'm also entering my card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is 'Anything Goes' with the option of 'Something New' - for instance, a new baby granddaughter lol!

Ok, enough waffle, Margaret! I hope you'll all hop across to Dream Valley and see the gorgeous makes from my dear teamies, you'll be inspired!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Lynne in NI said...

Hi Mags, sorry - I've been a very bad blogger recently and missed the arrival of your beautiful granddaughter! Congratulations! Little Lillie is a smasher (lovely name too) and your card is gorgeous!

Susie said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Lillie! And your card is gorgeous! Susie x

Di said...

Terrific card Mags - absolutely right for little Lillie's arrival. Love the duckie on her head :) Di xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card Mags.

melsanford said...

Oh Mags! What a gorgeous card! Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter - how exciting! I hope you had a lovely Christmas :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.the image is so sweet and i love your pretty papers and details ;D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A gorgeous card to celebrate the arrival of lovely Lillie.

Lots of lovely layers and such a stunning bow.

I don't think I would ever realistically be able to list what colour promarkers I use. By the time I have finished using them I feel like every pen I own is scattered across my workspace LOL!!!

Thank you for your lovely comment about QCME .. .. you made me blush!!

Have a great week.

Love Jules xx

Sarn said...

Very cute! xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink theme & that Magnolia doe is on my wish list lol x

Anonymous said...

Just adorable. xx

Christine L said...

Awwww love this image and your card is soooooooo cute! I bet they loved it!
Christine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mags this is totally gorgeous I just love that cute image and what a beautiful design. Super card.
Lorraine x

Ribbon Girl said...

Conratulations on your new grand daughter! Thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge at Papertake Weekly. Mary G x

Carrie's Corner said...

Absolutely adorable card! Congrats on your new grandbaby!


Khristen said...

ADORABLE! I love that stamp, and you did a great job coloring that cute little baby in. Love the colors! Congrats, soon-to-be grandma!!


Hettie said...

Aw!! Gorgeous card!

Lin said...

Mags, congratulations Granny! I bet little Lillie will be running you ragged and filling your heart in no time at all.

Great card too!

Happy New Year (a bit superfluous really when you have a gorgeous soft smelling baby to heap love on!)


Junie said...

Hey Mags !!!
Love your card that image is sooooo cute !!!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is fabulous I love the colours you have used, hugs pops x

Debs said...

gorgeous card hon..great to be working with you..hugs Debs x

Bernie said...

Sweet card! The little duck makes me smile. Conratulations on your new grand daughter! She is adorable. I'd never hear of the grandparents/grandchildrens job being to adore one another but having 13 grands and 4 great grands I can say you are right it's not hard.
Blessings Bernie

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That is a very cute card, just perfect for a new arrival. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. My craft knife is as safe as any can be - it is the Fiskars finger blade, and moves with your finger so you have considerable control. I rarely use anything else now for the tiny bits and pieces. Maggie #105

Elizabeth said...

Smashing snippet make, Mags - love the duck perched on baby's head and the ribbon is super. Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter :) Elizabeth x

Mandy said...

Such a sweet image,a beautiful card...Congrats on your new Grand Daughter....
Mandy x