Monday 6 May 2013

Card Mania challenge …




Hi everybody, thanks so much for stopping by


I didn’t have a prize blog in the Lili of the Valley hop    …but as promised I’ve drawn a winner from the comments on my Papertake Weekly card last week and the lucky name is…




Email me your address Rachel and I’ll send you some candy

Thanks to Rachel and to everyone who leaves me comments, I love to read them




There’s a new card challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog this week and it’s a lovely one – use a button!

As always there are prizes up for grabs and some fabulous inspiration from the amazing design team





Lili of the Valley are sponsoring the Card Mania challenge today and I’m thrilled to join them as a Guest Designer

The theme for the challenge is Flower Power  …what could be nicer!!

It gave me license to go mad with the blooms and although this is a bit fussier than my usual style I was very pleased with it…




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The image is Fairy With Dove, this was coloured in by the fabulous Dena for advertising and it seemed such a shame not to make it into a card


The gorgeous papers are from a  K&Co pad, I love these bright colours

The border die and the tag are Manolia Doo Hickey dies, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch

I did take another picture to try and show the tulle but it wasn’t very sharp, I put a full layer of tulle over the backing papers, you can just see it and I really like the texture it gives

Most of the other bits are from The Ribbon Girl; bakers twine, flatback pearls, liquid pearls, cosmos daisies, sweetheart blossoms, tulle, seam binding, Jute Mesh Ribbon





Hope you like it, enjoy your Monday








  1. Wow, so pretty Anne. I love the image so softly coloured.
    Have a fab bank holiday. We're going to try to have a 'garden day' too, but I suspect when my back and legs start aching my craft desk, a latte and the cookie jar will beckon!!!

  2. Gorgeous card Anne. Dena's colouring always looks fab and I love what you've done with her. The flowers are really pretty too.
    Have a lovely bank holiday
    Lorraine x

  3. Such a gorgeous card Anne. I love that image and the colours and details you have added are so beautiful
    I hope you have a lovely day
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Beautiful card Anne, such a sweet image and your colours and design are just gorgeous, kate x

  5. What lovely bright and cheery colours Anne love your card
    jacqui x

  6. Hi Anne - love your card - lush colours and such a pretty design - woo hoo and I'm your very lucky candy winner - thankyou so much - will email you shortly! Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Oh oh oh this is so pretty Anne. I love the gorgeous colours and the image is just so pretty. hugs! Mojca

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful colours. Hugs, Claire x

  9. So beautiful this work of art.. and the color choce is great!
    Greets Patrice

  10. Such a beautiful card,gorgeous colors and the image so beautifuly coloured too. Jacqueline.S

  11. Oh this is so gorgeous.

  12. Beautiful card Anne. Your colouring looks so perfect too. I think I need to practice more. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  13. Gorgeous card Anne :-) ,,,, so very pretty,,LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. Such a gorgeous card Anne!!! I love all the colors...And the image is adorable ... beautifully embellished!!..:)


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