Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fingers, Toes, Arms and Legs crossed...

For what you ask??? Well in December last year Elizabeth Bell introduced us to Elphine House - a new online shop selling Elisabeth Bell stamps and a blog run by Helen and Lew up in Brisbane Australia .!! As soon as I read this I became a follower immediately!!! I even bought a stamp "Fairy Play" very early on and to be honest never used it... She was so beautiful but I didn't think I could do it any justice by colouring it, so put it aside in my stash of stamps that is forever growing!! But over the last few days I have coloured and sparkled and created what iI think is one of the best cards I have made. The reason for this is because last week Elphine House announced that they were looking for 10 people to join their DT as Elizabeth is busy creating exclusive stamps for Elphine House!!! I knew straight away that I  wanted to apply and after being successful and making the Design Team over at Paper Crafting Journey with Lisa and the other talented DT members I thought I had a shot at this one!! Well you've gotta be in it to win it right????
So here is what I  created!!!

Front view

Side view
Another angle so you can see the all the elements

Close up of the image

I coloured "Fairy Play"with my Tria Markers ( V245, R247, C119, O225, G139, O729, BL), copics (E57, E31, E02) , pearlized top coat smooch, clear atyou spica pen, and pearlized chalks.
I layered the wings three times and I wanted to give the dress a bit of life so I stamped it again and cut it so that it looked like it really was flowing!!! I was so super excited with the way it turned out that I had to share it with someone so I  took a photo of it and sent it to my most talented friend Sam!!  I then had the task of how to show her off!! I eventually chose to use The Sweet Stop Sketch because I thought she wouldn't be overshadowed with too many layers or embellishments!! (well I tried anyway - LOL!!)
I used some Kaisercraft SB papers and Kaszazz CS and made the flowers with those papers also. I used the Stampin Up eyelet border punch and I had to add buttons and bling!!
So what do you think... Good enough for a DT position!! Well everything is crossed so I will let you know next weekend when I will either share some exciting news or be a blubbering mess!!! LOL!!

So as well as making this card for The Elphine House DT call I have also entered it in to the following challenges:
* The Sweet Stop - Sketch
* Catch the Bug - May flowers and pastel colours
* Totally Gorjuss - 123
* Stamp Something  - Things with Wings
* Cute Card Thursday - Sketch ( I have used The Sweet Stop Sketch)
* Flutterby Wednesdays  - Use 3 flowers, 2 patterned/designer papers, 1 button
* Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
*  Scrap Creations - Flowers
* Tiddly Inks - April Showers bring May Flowers
* Corrosive Challenge Blog - Turquoise and Pink

Until Next Time ... Enjoy!! xx


  1. sweet card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge:)

  2. Lovely card! Such gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  3. It's beautiful! Good luck! :)

  4. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at the TG challenge:) Bettina

  5. Very pretty! Love all the layers and buttons

  6. Very pretty, thanks for playing along with us this week.

  7. How pretty! Love your choice of colors and flowers. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love all the layers!

  9. A lovely card, you got a terrific amount of dimension and texture in it, makes me want to reach out and touch it. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  10. Pretty card! love the buttons! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  11. WOW this card is stunning.
    I hope you will join us on the ABC DT CHallenge FLOWERS.

    You have a chance to win a gift certificate! Use CTHS-01 for a 10% discount too!

  12. Wow what a beauty Alethea! Good luck with the DT application too!

    Lisa x


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