Thursday, 31 March 2011

LOTV card for a few challenges

Don't look too close at this card because I think the glue's still a bit wet.  I wanted to post this card that I made this morning because it seems like ages since I've made any cards.  So, time to stop looking through my new crafty stash and start getting down to some serious card making again!

This one is made with my new Lili of the Valley stamps that I bought last week at the NEC show.  I love their new circular sentiment stamps too!  The image has been coloured with pro markers and the papers are some of my neglected Kay & Co papers.  The ribbon slider was from Crafty Emma's Store and the peach flowers are Prisma.  The other bits are from my stash.

TOP TIP: One thing that I forgot to buy at the NEC was blending sponges because I love the soft inked effect around edges of images.  So I thought I'd try make up sponges to see if they were any good - and they worked brilliantly.  At £1.60 these Boots ones were much cheaper than the craft ones.  I think I could probably get them even cheaper next time if I shop around (will try Poundland or somewhere similar).  So, I had a try inking around the edges of this circle.  Its quite subtle and you can only just make it out on this picture.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday throwdown - Floral
Top Tip Tuesday - Nature (+ make up sponges tip)
Fab 'n' Funky - Shabby Chic
ABC Challenge - R is for Roses (backing paper and flowers)
Patties Creations - Flowers and pearls
Ambers Crafts - Flowers
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Lili of the Valley - Spring

Thanks for looking,



mulberry station said...

AJ, your card is gorgeous and I love your new Lily of the Valley stamp and sentiment. I love the soft pastel feel of your card. Thanks for the tip about using the sponge. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Cleota said...

Very nicely done! I love flower, the background papers, and what a great idea to use makeup sponges instead of craft ones. They are definitely cheaper. Thanks for the tip and for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week!

DT Member

cebelica said...

What a cute card! I love this image and you colored it beautifully!


Anonymous said...

Lovely card Amanda, the image is fab ! Thanks for joining us at The ABC challenge. Sue C x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Amanda - such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Flowers OR Flowers and Pearls' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Jennifer said...

Hi Amanda. This is stunning. Love the buckle and bow. Thanks for joining us at F'n'F too! xx Jenny xx

Anniebee said...

This is such a sweet card! The image is adorable and the papers and layout go with it perfectly. Thanks for playing with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again very soon.


Unknown said...

This is so sweet, love the soft colours and the cute LOTV stamp... mmmmm fab idea for the sponges :) Thanks xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Amanda and the papers are so pretty. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Pattie G said...

What a sweet card! I love how you used our flower theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Davi said...

Very that image and the dps you combined. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

Very cute. Such a sweet image.

Thanks for playing along with our Flower Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will come back next Wednesday for Challenge #4!


sweetbloominscraps said...

Love the soft look of your Lily of the Valley stamp! Your sponged effect is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Kathie said...

Hi Amanda, I haven't seen you for a while so glad your back. Love your card and the soft tones you've used. Very pretty image and embellishments great job.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Kathie SW-Design Team

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just adorable! I love the soft pastel colors. Thanks for the blending tip too! Thanks for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Ginny said...

very cute, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh such a cute card with your beautifully colored image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

PCM said...

What a sweet image. I love your coloring and the flower is perfect. Thanks for participating in my challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Anonymous said...

Hey ya, Cute card, and adorable image... Great tip! please remember to add Tip next to your name when linking to the challenge via linky,

I have passed on your tip this time so your ok for this challenge thanks :0)

Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, Hugs Samantha :0)

Arlana 11426 said...

What a beautiful card. Love all your sweet detail. Arlana @ssw!!!

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Amanda!
I'm so glad you've entered this card at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's a beautiful card with such a sweet LOTV image. I love the softness of the colors and the pretty papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon :)