Saturday, 18 July 2009

Another 'Dancing Maggie' card!

After making Mary's retirement card I could not help myself from using this lovely Sugar Nellie stamp again! While finding the papers for my last card I also printed these out. They are a free download from Raspberry Road Designs and are great for this stamp because most sets include at least one tartan!

Pink Elephant have red, light blue and darker blue as their challenge this week and I am entering this even though my red is rather orangey! Hope I'm still allowed!
Cupcake Craft Challenges have 'blossoms and butterflies' as their theme. The large butterfly is cut from some of the paper I printed out and I can't believe the camera has actually picked up the sparkle I added with a stardust pen! The tiny flowers and the butterflies inside are made with punches. It has been a feature of my cards for a while now that I add a little stamped element to the back of my envelope if I have anything suitable. I was having a clear plate made up a while ago so I added lots of tiny stamps taken from dings to fill in any spaces- waste not want not! This butterfly is one of those.
I followed the sketch on Friday Sketchers for this card, drawing around a side plate for my circle!
Stampin' for the Weekend had some song titles for inspiration this week. I chose 'Tangled up in Blue' for this card because it fits nicely with my colour scheme.
This card is now on its way to my dear friend Helen who I've known since college and had to leave in Kent when we moved to Yorkshire. Happy Birthday Helen! Hope it gets there on time!

17 comments:

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a pretty card. Love the image and the tartan paper is perfect. The glittery butterfly is fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

crafty amy said...

Hiya Alison,
This is super cute I love the paper piecing and that sparkly butterfly. WEll done for combining all these challenges and I also love the way there is that tiny butterfly on the envelope it is such a lovely touch!
Thank you for joining us ata stampin' for the weekend and good luck with all the challenges.

X Amy X

Nancy said...

WOW Alison, your card is so cute:O) Love the SN image, and your colouring is brilliant! The papers are great, love the wonderful butterfly.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for thw Weekend this week. Good luck!
Nancy;O)

Sheila said...

Hi Alison.
This is a great card, cute image & I love the tartan paper it's just gorgeous!!, great layout too.
Thanks for joining us this week on SFTW.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Liza said...

Really cute card, I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

cats whiskers said...

What a beautiful card, such a lovely colour scheme and perfect colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Ann said...

Oh Alison this is such a fabulous clean looking card - love it.

Having huge problems viewing blogs at the moment and Mr Linky is playing up alarmingly - please don't desert us at the Pink Elephant while we get this sorted.

Ann xxx

Valems said...

This is a fabulous card, Alison! The SN image is adorable and I love the paper you have used. Gorgeous flowers and the butterfly is such a lovely detail.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)
Vanja

POPPET said...

Hi Alison i love this super cute image, and the way you have done the skirt it looks fab, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

Donna said...

Stunning card Alison, love the image and tartan papers, they perfect together and this card fits this weeks challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC this week :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Alison, love the backing paper and matches Maggie perfectly. Great colours and pretty embellishments. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW
Clairex

Carol said...

Cute image and the tartan is great! Thanks for joining our challenge this week, hope you will be back for #24 :)

Hugs
carol x

Ida / Little said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card you have created, the colours are really pretty and the image is adorable! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC! :)

Hugs Ida

Donna said...

Hi Alison what a fabulous job you've done on the paper piecing, great butterfly too, and love the layout and paper.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Tara said...

This is really yummy Alison - fabulous colours and papers and your image is coloured beautifully! xx

Vicki said...

Hiya Alison. Your card is beautiful, i love the layout and such lovely crisp colour schemes. The cute lil SN image has been coloured in beautifully. Thank you for joining us for this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

Kimmi said...

Awe theres little Maggie, Such a cute image! Beautiful card and I like that little butterfly. The image is coloured beautifully and I love the tartan papers!

Thank you for joining us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun making you card, and that you come back for many more challenges!

Kimmi