Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Elzy Birthday Wishes.

Another of my new Elzys! This is my first go at paper piecing- it is something I have meant to try for ages and was finally prompted to have a go by the BasicGrey Challenge. All the papers on this card are from the 'Eva' paper pad and the little brads are theirs too. The sketch is from A Spoon Full Of Sugar and was a nice simple one to work with. Cute card Thursday have 'Floral Fantasy' as their theme.I sponged ink on the tips of the mulberry paper flowers to tone them in better with the flowers on the papers and give the illusion of more dimension. Both Our Creative Corner and Pink Elephant have 'recycled items' as their theme this week! I can't remember what I rescued the ribbon off but there it was is my box with the bow already in it which is a huge bonus for me because I'm rubbish at bows! Finally I decorated the inside of the card for the Elzybells Challenge- 'Inside out- co-ordinate the inside with the outside'.

Gosh! That's SIX challenges this card covers- I'm really multi-tasking this week to catch up after the Easter holidays!


tracie said...

Beautiful card Alison, love this sweet Elzy image and the colours and details are so pretty.
Have a great day
Tracie :)x

Dawn said...

I love the soft colors and the stamp you used. Your card is so pretty!!

Ann said...

A beautiful card Alison - love this stamp. My friend has it too and she once made me a gorgeous card using it. So pretty.
Ann xxx

Monica Anderberg said...

Oh, I really love all the details you have. Your intrepretation of the sketch is fantastic! I really love the stuff that you are making. They are gorgeous!!

Monica at

Sonia Kertznus said...

Great way to do so many challenges at once... great card...thank you for visiting my blog...HUGS...SK :)

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge!

Caryn said...

Now I think you may have broken a record! 6 challenges from one card - amazing!
I love your take on the sketch, thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

Caryn xxx

Silke said...

Beautiful card!!! The ribbon is the perfect finishing touch on your card!!!

Thank you for playing the OCCC with us!!! ~S~

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Alison, fabulous colours and great paper piecing.
Thanks for joining us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

Carol said...

Wow! six in one hit...thanks for entering it in our challenge :)

Carol x

debby4000 said...

What a cutie, fabulous card.

Lynne in NI said...

Great card and well done for combining all the challenges!

tina said...


I love all the bright colors & the image! Lovely done.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Alison, Thanks for coming by and leaving a message on my blog. Your card is very sweet. Isn't trying something new fun? I love how you coordinated the inside to match. Take care and I'll see you around!

CraftyC said...

A really sweet card Alison!

Christine said...

Lovely card Alison very pretty papers like the soft effect fab pieceing.

Christine xx

mar1ene said...

Fabulous Alison, love that image and the layout is fab!
hugs, Marlene x

Tricia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your cards are adorable. I especially love the Elzybells dog one. Too cute!!

Robin said...

This is so pretty and your paper piecing is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the OCC and TPE this week!