Wednesday 2 March 2011


Hello bloggers,

Ruth from A Passion for Stamps has got a few new digis out and I couldn't resist this lovely snowdrop image from her spring flowers release. It just is beautiful!

I used a plain white card base that I embossed with polka dots (Papermania embossing folder) and then just coloured the images with Copics and decoupaged some of the petals to give it dimension on the card. I raised the panel with foam dots and added some detail with piercing an edge around the panel. The ribbon is from Stampin' up, as is the sentiment. 
Here is another view so you can see the dimension a bit better:

As I also wanted to play with my new PTI goodies I thought a little bag with those snowdrops would be nice, so I made this:

I printed the snowdrops and coloured them, then cut out with my new mat stack die. I put another SU stamped sentiment on and adhered it to the front of the Favor-it box (also PTI).
Here is the back, where I used my new blooms dies from PTI:

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Paper Romance Challenges - Anything goes
Guylous Inimitability - Anything goes
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Feeling a little green
Little Claires Designs - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything goes
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - Anything goes
House of Gilli - Use green
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring flowers

I feel like I am cheating a bit with all these "anything goes" challenges, but what the heck *lol*


Nancy said...

What a beautiful is so delicate just like the flower!! Lovely! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Sarpreet said...

so beautiful - i love the papers and the image


Hi Alex
A gorgeous card and i love the little bag you have made,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dorcas said...

How beautiful! Love the purse!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful project. It's a lovely image. Elaine

Ruth said...

Wow! What a beautiful project! Lovely and fresh and absolutely delightful, Ruth x

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning work as always alex love the simple lines.

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

WOWW Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge this week.
hugss Ria

Linda said...

Love this Alex, so pretty, Linda xx

Sandra P said...

Oh this is so so lovely! Love the simplicity of it all :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Janette said...

Hi Alex, Hope all is well with you and yours.....your creations are gorgeous,really lovely...xxxxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Alex wow love these!! stunning work!!!!

Unknown said...

Adorable. Love the elegance of the card and the purse is great! Thanks for joining us at the House of Gilli and hope to see you again.

Ann said...

OMG ~ What a beautiful project ~ thanks so much for entering the House of Gilli challenge!

G Peplow said...

OOh, gorgeous, love both cards, simple beautiful colours perfect for spring:0) xxx

coops said...

these are fantastic alex.the image is stunning.
thanks so much for the award you have given me too :D

xx coops xx

Trina said...

I thought the card was beautiful then I saw you weren't finished! Absolutely beautiful projects! I love how you popped up some of the flower heads!

Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of creations. They quite put me in the mood for Spring which is thankfully just around the corner, although you wouldn't think so today as it has been icy cold here.

Thanks for joining in with our first ever challenge at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous projects! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Unknown said...

Super card, Thank you for joining us for Little Claires 1st challenge. Mary x

Kendra said...

I love the white on white with the card! Great set! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!

Carole of Brum said...

Your card and bag look so fresh and clean, Alex, and I love the way you combine these images with the SU sentiments, they really complement each other well. thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley challenges this week. CoB

Dionne said...

I love how clean and simple and elegant this card is. Very nice.
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli.

pickle said...

what a pretty little card Alex and that bag is a real stunner
kerry x

Vivi Casale said...

wow, that is so elegant and pretty!
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

ps.: stop by on my blog to enter the blog candy, as you are joining the challenge, if you follow the rules you can have 2 chances to win 2 Gilli stamps!

Vivi Casale said...

wow, that is so elegant and pretty!
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

ps.: stop by on my blog to enter the blog candy, as you are joining the challenge, if you follow the rules you can have 2 chances to win 2 Gilli stamps!

Marcea said...

What a fabulous card. Love your image and design.... stunning. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW

Grenouille Greetings said...

Did I miss these too? I LOVE your snow drops and your oh so cute gift bag. Fabulous, Alex! Love Lesley

sunnydale1uk said...

Hi There,just saw your snowdrops card and it is fab!
Can I ask if you used the papermania MINI polka dots folder as this is the only one I could find. Although it doesnt look like mini dots on your card (if you know what I mean)