Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 24 - Animals


Firstly I want to thank you all for all your lovely comments and suggestions on my dodgy CAS card :-) Many of you would like me to extend the branch so it's not floating so when I get a chance I'm going to have a go and then show you the results :-) Wish me luck!

Anyway I'm back with another challenge from Dream Valley! This week we would love to see some ANIMALS!!!
And we have a fab SURPRISE parcel waiting for the lucky winner.....

Now I was planning on using some gorgeous little jungle animal digis I've got and be extra organised making George's birthday card, but alas.... my printer had other ideas!  Luckily, in my box of images I found this gorgeous little Fairytale Tilda with a cute little froggy sent to me by the lovely Mandy - thank you :-)

Just lately everything's been a bit pink (there are more pink cards I haven't posted on here yet!) and although this is still pink, I wanted to use slightly more subtle shades.....

And just because my lovely new daylight lamp picks out the sparkle so nicely in photos.....

I've used my xcut leafy lace border die snipped at intervals along it to be able to curve it around the oval to make a border for my image.  And then I had a go at making a rose using my new rolled flower die that I had for Christmas.... Not bad but I think I need a few more practices before I get it just right. (I have since made another in material and that has worked out much better - look out for it on a future card!)

I used:
Xcut leafy lace border punch
Rolled rose die
Crealies leaf die
Ribbon and pearls from stash

Moving along with the Times - Things with wings
Paperplay Challenges - Ribbon every which way
Pollycraft - Bingo (Ribbon, sparkle, flowers)
Totally Tilda - Tilda with a non-domesticated animal

Now don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley to see the beautiful creations made by the rest of the DT! Back again soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Shari said...

Woohoo, I do believe that this comment is going to go through, so that being said, I love your muted colors on this amazing card! And a big thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog - I am still rather down after my mom's passing and love the encouragement you always share with me!! Thank you so very much!!!

craftykitten said...

Awww what a cute card Mel. Love the soft colours you've used.
Dawn xxxx

Janette said...

Oh this is lovely Mel, a sweet card.xx

Sally said...

Love it Mel! Nice soft colours & a sweet image. The rolled rose looks fab & the idea to use snip the border to form an oval is brill. Clever you.
Sally x

Dawn said...

Lovely soft colours & a fab Tilda. x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so cute what a great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week with our Things with Wings Challenge,


Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Mel, this is just so gorgeous hun. I love this very sweet Tilda and you've coloured her so beautifully. Love the scrummy papers and rolled flower.

Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a stunner Mel! Lovin all your sparkle and FAB job with your fancy edge!

Jack said...

Fab card. I love the image and can imagine Tilda giving the frog a big wet sloppy kiss, lol. xx

coops said...

so stunning mel.really love your colours and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Mel :o) Super sweet image and love the pretty papers and all your fab details. Lisa x

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

How beautiful, this is one of my favourite stamps, love how her wings glisten,
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay,
Hugz Kenzie xx

Liz, said...

Hey! You won my TeddyBo blog hop prize, hop over to my blog!

Liz x
PS - gorgeous card - love the colours and a great touch of fairy sparkle.

Carole of Brum said...

hiya Mel, happy new year to you, I hope you had a fun christmas with your family. I love this card, what a great colour combo, I do love green and pink. CoB

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card and I love the muted colors!


Lisa Jane said...

oh i love the cute little image and the pretty papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for a our Things with Wings challenge
Lisa x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a cute image and love the glittered wings. Gorgeous oval nestie and the flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.
Diane xx

Jennifer said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Mel! xx Jenny xx

Lottie said...

Wow - how gorgeous is this! you colour so well