Sunday, 15 January 2012

Woo Hoo We're Back!

Woo Hoo, it's Sunday & we're back!!!
It's finally time for the first challenge of 2012 over at 
The theme for our challenge #153 is New Year Sparkle!
The design team were asked to make a project using one of the latest
Crafty Pad images, Lulu with Cake!
She's a delightful little lady & look at that cake!
She's on Special Offer too at just 59p!!!

I made an A6 gatefold card.
I used a piece of green A5 cardstock for the base.
Scored & folded then added matts of "Celebrations" patterned paper
 from The Paper Cellar to each panel, inside & out.

I coloured little Lulu up with my promarkers & added more than 
a touch of Diamond Sparkles. 
I then cut her out with an oval Nestie, inked the edges with an Ink It Up 
ink pad & added more glitter too.
I matted the image onto a scalloped oval, cut from the green card!

I cut out the sentiment ticket 
(A Freebie on the challenge blog this week)
then edged with the ink pad & glitter before matting 
onto the green card.

This is a close up of the mulberry paper roses which I added glitter to.
Not sure you can make it out very well & the pic does look a bit odd 
as there's a bit of glare from the glitter!

Next I added the computer generated greeting,
which I made using the same font as the sentiment ticket(Vivaldi)
The little black circle you can see is a magnet which is used to keep the card closed.
It's the first time I've used these & I'm really happy with the result!

Here's a close up of the greeting which I cut out with the oval nestie & 
matted on to a scalloped oval of the green cardstock!
I added a few little self adhesive gems just to keep the theme going!
Don't forget to stop by & check out the other DT projects for a bit of inspiration!
I do hope you'll find the time to join in our 
Forgot to mention our lovely Sponsor for this week.

The prize is £10 to spend in the Online Store

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Pan Pastel Anything Goes
Sparkles New Crafting Goodies (Magnets & Papers)
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Something New Magnets & Papers)
Catch The Bug Birthday Challenge
Sweet Stampin All That Glitters
Totally Gorjuss Use A Star Somewhere
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Something New (Magnets & Papers)
Just Inspirational Challenge Photo Inspiration
Sassy Studio Designs Let's Celebrate
Some Odd Girl Bling It Up
My Mum's Craft Shop Here Come The Girls
Whimsy Inspiration Happy Birthday
Paper Take Weekly Die Cute Special
Passion For Promarkers Inspired by a song (Happy Birthday)


  1. Wow what a wonderful way to start the new year!!!! Your card is just adorable!1!! Image colors and sentiment are all perfect together!!!! Way to go Dawn!!!!!

  2. Beautiful card Dawn I bet your sister will absolutely love this.

    Linda xxx

  3. This is so pretty, love that shade of green, it give's the card a real fresh look
    Lindsay xx

  4. A great pretty card lovely fresh spring colours x

  5. A great pretty card, love the fresh spring coloursx

  6. Dawn, this is just beautiful! Love the colors you selected and those gorgeous flowers and leaves just top it off.
    So pretty.

  7. I'm just drooling over that paper, Dawn! Your flower embellishments are fantastic, as is your coloring. I love everything about this one!

  8. Hi Dawn, Wow this is so stunning just love the image and those flowers are just so gorgeous:) Sandra H

  9. Hi Dawn
    loving the shades of green and the image takes me back to when my daughter was a little girl i also like how you have decorated the inside of your card too thank you for joining us at the panpastel uk linda x

  10. So pretty, such lovely pastel colors! Really like the paper that you used, very nice card! So glad you played along with us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne.

  11. Hi Dawn, this is really pretty, love the colours, I'm sure your sister will love this.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  12. lovely card...pretty image.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  13. Hi Dawn, back again, really love this card with it's fresh look as I said earlier, the fold is fab too. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog.
    Lindsay xx

  14. BEautiful card Dawn, I love the cute image and the colours are so fresh and pretty. Thanks for joining our challenge at PanPastel UK and good luck
    Claire xx

  15. Wow really pretty i especially like the sparkle you have added.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  16. sweet sweet card !
    thanks for joining us over @ PfP inspired by a song challenge . Hugs xx

  17. Smashing card Dawn. Love your colours. :o)

  18. Adorable image. Love the gatefold too. Thanks for joining in our "sparkle" challenge at Southern Girls.

  19. Such a Sweet Card. I love how you colored her and the flowers are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.


  20. What a sweet card! Love the fun colors, Dawn! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation in our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us in our mini challenges, this week, too! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

  21. Love the touches of glitter! Thanks for playing along with Southern Girls.

  22. Fabulous card

    Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

  23. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  24. Beautiful! So detailed and pretty. Thankyou for sharing all the extra photos and information ..... lovely!

    xoxoxo Carly (Whimsy DT)

  25. Oh your card is so lovely, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  26. Your card is beautiful, lovely little image. Beautifully finished inside too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  27. Another adorable little girl card - love it! Great coloring too! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  28. love the colours and the card Dawn..good luck with the challenges.

  29. Very sweet, love the image and colouring, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  30. So pretty, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational

    Caroline xx

  31. Beautiful creation, such a lovely image and sentiment, thanks so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again real soon

  32. Really cute card! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

  33. Lovely Card - stunning colours! Thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

  34. Wonderful card Dawn - I love the colour combination - really pretty.

    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our next challenge.

    Hazel x

  35. I absolutely love your project!!! Simply adorable! Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Challenge, I hope you will join us again very soon!

  36. Gorgeous card with a lovely, well coloured image.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  37. Lovely soft colours, and great use of the bling!
    Thanks for playing along at Some Odd Girl!

  38. Hi Dawn,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is fabulous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Challenge and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  39. This is such a pretty card, great layout and wonderful colour scheme, it's got a real spring feel to it - lovely :D xx


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Dawn xx