Monday, April 4, 2011

I am so proud of this card!!!

My boys are outside screaming their lungs out, so I thought I'd let them stay out there and I would make a start on this post !! LOL!  I only have one card to show ( you'll have to wait to see that till the end) but I have lots of news to share!!!
So let's begin!!!
Firstly a reminder that The Tartan Blog Hop starts on Wednesday (9.30am UK time) HERE at Gill's Blog!! There may be prizes along the way so join in the fun!!!
Also I am excited to tell you that I won first prize over at Polka Doodles Challenge Blog and won Public Vote at Quirky Crafts! I also got top three at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings!! This was all for my first ever corner bookmark which you can see a couple of posts below!! 
As a result of winning public vote at Quirky crafts, I have been invited to be a Guest designer for their next challenge so I am super excited about that!! I only hope that I can make a card worthy of the position!! I'm sure that I can though especially after making this card:

This would have to be one of my favourite cards so far!! I feel like I have stepped it up to another level with my creativity!! After seeing my friend Sam's card where she used her chalks to create a sky on one of her recent cards, I decided to have a go at creating a sky using a punched out scallop circle and my chalks!! I also used chalk to create some grass but you can't see it behind the picket fence!! When I originally put this card together I didn't have the houses behind the fence but I felt the card was missing something so I coloured them up and added them and pop! they just made the card!! I then stuck Tilda on and added the flowers! That is where I left it but the next morning when I looked at it I felt it needed something to fill the gap between the houses and Tilda so I added the butterflies!! I coloured Tilda and the houses in with my Tria Markers, copics and H20's. (if you would like to know what colours I used please feel free to contact me!!) I've added kindyglitz to the flower tilda is holding and on the butterflies!!.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Just Magnolia - Anything goes (with option of buttons)
* Polka Doodles - No printed backing papers
* Tip Top Tuesday - Nature Inspired
* The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Pastel Colours
* Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
* Allsorts - Blooming Blossoms
* CCEE Stampers - Buttons, Buckles, Bows, Brads...NOT!!

OOHH, I almost forgot.. I was given another award last week from Trina over at Trina Makes Stuff. Thanks Trina!!! 
This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their work. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.
As a recipient of this award I must share the love and pay it forward by:

1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & and reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!

So who will I pass this award onto you ask?
Well of course first  is my wonderful friend Sam over at Sew Many Crafts So Little Time. She makes the most gorgeous cards and her colouring is so amazing but not many people get to see her fabulous talent!!! The second person I give this award to is Angela over at It's all about me! and a little about them.... Angela does so many gorgeous cards and scrapbooking layouts, you'll get plenty of inspiraton there!!
And the third person I give this award to is Fiona over at Creative Kaszazz Butterfly!! Fiona makes some amazing cards and off the page projects!!
I know I have given these three talented ladies an award before but I believe they deserve to be awarded again and you will see why when you visit their blogs. So please head on over and show Sam. Angela and Fiona your appreciation by leaving them a comment and becoming a follower!!
One more thing before I go!! I just won some more blog candy!! Yippee for me!! I just won this gorgeous prize from Amy over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper: Thank you Amy!!

How cute is this little guy?? He's part of the new Sweet November stamps that have been released today at All that Scraps  so if you'd like to get your hands on him or any of the other fabulous stamps they stock then head over there now!!

Well I really need to start on my card for the Tartan Blog Hop so that is all from me!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx


  1. what a fabulous card! the layers are perfect. thank you so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime.

    hugs :)

  2. Oh my goodness! Thanks so much, Alethea! My blog is having a facelift at the moment so I hope to get some more new projects up during this week and it all sorted before weeks end. The lovely Grace Holzhauser is doing the redesign so it will be GREAT when it's all done!
    Thanks again!

  3. What a pretty scene you have created on your card.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  4. What a gorgeous card. I love the flowers on the fence. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  5. Thank you Alethea!!! what a lovely surprise to wake up to!!! I must say I totally agree with you, that card is sensational!!! love the little flowers outside the fence! I cannot believe you have won more blog candy! Well done you are a lucky person (might have to let you pick my lotto numbers this week! lol)
    just had a quick looksie at your earlier posts and I just love all you are producing now! your colours are fabulous and creativity is inspirational! well done xxxxx

  6. Thank you so much Leath you are a wonderful friend. I love your card it looks amazing, great work. Congratulations with the Blog Candy win, love the stamp. I can't wait to see your creations with him, he is super cute and I love the cricket.

  7. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with your lovely card! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  8. wow this is amazing! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge and for trying out for the DT:)

  9. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. Lovely Image sweet card thanks for sharing with us at PPC good luck. Janet

  11. Wonderful card! Such an adorable image and I love the scene you've created with it! The fence and flowers are a sweet touch! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge and for your interest in the design team spot! :)

  12. Lovely card!, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  13. Wow! I love this scenery that you've created! Very very gorgeous!!!


  14. Wonderful card, Aletha! The sky is very well done! hard to believe it is your first attempt!
    Thank you for playing in our "anything Goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion!

  15. Really lovely project.
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles No Printed Papers challenge and good luck.
    PS: Looks like good things are on a roll at the moment!

  16. Wow, this is gorgeous, thanks for entering our no DP challenge this week at Polkadoodles,

  17. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!


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