Sunday, 9 January 2011

Wow - 2 posts in 2 days!!!!

Morning all, ooh very frosty here this morning looks too slippy to venture out. So trying to magic things to make for lunch as dont want to go to the supermarket - hmm this could make for an interesting lunch - lol!!

So to take my mind of this crisis I'll just blog this card that I made last night. I have taken advantage of the Sizzix sale and ordered just a few things (honest I was really good and didn't go mad!!). This card is one of the new dies I had ordered - except I hadnt thought about the envelope situation to go with this - honestly if I had brains I'd be dangerous!!! Also because of the flowers on it I am going to have a go later at making a box for it - hmm very blue peter :-)

This is for my oh's niece who is getting married in March:

This is it closed, as I have put little gems on the inside of the card that will show through the flowers when closed (does that make sense??)

And this is it standing - I have used a Lily of the Valley square die cut and matted it onto some lovely handmade (not by my hand though) pink paper that I received from Linda at Pink Lilacs -I have just slightly distressed the edges and then added some flowers that I got for 29p in the Hobbycraft sale.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp
- New beginnings.
Ellephantastic - New beginnings.
Quirky Crafts challenge - New beginnings.
CT's challenge on Mse - flowers.
Creative Cottage - Something new (my new sizzix die)

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Beautiful card, loved the die cut edge, and the image is gorgeous. Your OH niece will love it xx

  2. Beautiful card. Good luck with the box and lunch :)

  3. Gorgeous card love the die cut edge

  4. Really love that LOTV image and your card is so nice! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month and hope to see you again. Jill

  5. Your card is beautiful and I love the die cut edge, it makes the card very special.

  6. Wow, what a fab way to use your new sizzix die. love the way you have put the gems on the inside so they fit perfectly into the circles and of course the LOTV image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Ellephantastic this month.

    Tamara Ellie DT

  7. Oooo! that's lovely, pretty & delicate - methinks I should have looked more carefully at the Sissix Sale! x

  8. Hiya Ali!

    Gorgeous card hun!, ohhh I do love this image and what a lovely border too :o)

    Good luck with lunch lol and the box!!!

    Hugs Vicky xx

  9. ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh! This is fab! I LOVE that die cut edge!
    Good luck with the magic lunch.....I know that feeling only too well. Toast again boys?!
    Linds x

  10. Lovely card, that image is beautiful

  11. Hello Ali,
    Thanks for popping over from Fayes blog. I must say your Wedding card is terrific. I love that cut edge. Have not seen that done before. I scrolled down looking for your sewing machine. I see it is a Bush.Impressive. Would that be the Bush that do televisions? My machine is a very simple Singer which I regret buying now but can't really justify going and buying a better model as you then end up with 2 and it is never easy trying to flog the old one. Got my I on an overlocker. I think I could squeeze that past baggage control!!! lol.

  12. Beautiful, what a gorgeous edge x

  13. Beautiful, elegant and classy. Your die cut edge is perfect for this card xx

  14. Hi ya
    a gorgeous card, luv the edging, beautiful colouring, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  15. Love your gorgeous wedding card, super LOTV image, love your design, a real keepsake. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's "New Beginnings" Challenge this time round, hope to see you again, don't forget to come back and vote on Friday for your favourite card and ask your blogging friends to vote for you!!


  16. So adorable! I love that image & you've coloured it beautifully. Loving the pretty edge too.. Thank you for entering the Ellephantastic challenge. Hugs Helen x

  17. Wow - stunning, the die cut edge looks fantastic Ali, I must have missed that die in the sale!!!

  18. Beautiful card, so delicate looking and the image is so cute! Thanks for joining us this month at Ellephantastic. Hope to see you again for next months challenge. Good Luck
    Elle DT

  19. ooh, I really like this! lovely cut out design.
    I am waaay behind my tinterweb cstching up hence starting off on your older posts - not enough hours in the day at the mo!

    Bh x