Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Doilies Challenge & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3


Hi and Good Morning  :)  Alison here today.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last weeks challenge of  'Use A Letter'.  Again we had some really creative, original and stunning entries and the Top 3 picked by our DT in order of entry are:


Well done ladies, gorgeous work!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


My card today uses a stunning doily die from our New Releases called Notre Dame Cathedral .  I knew when I saw this doily that it would be perfect for fantasy images and oh my does it cut crisply - its fabulous!

I stitched Prima papers to American Crafts white textured cardstock before layering and sticking to a 6 x 6 card base.  I also used the same textured card for the rest of die cuts and it worked beautifully.  After adding the doily, I criss-crossed the centre weave of the stunning celtic chain border - (officially my new favourite border!), and added some leaves to the corner.

I then created the carnation using the Build a Flower #2 carnation petals and leaves.  I cut approximately 16 petals, inked the edges and then just  scrunched and layered them adding the leaves lastly and securing with a white brad.  You can create endless types of flowers with these dies and they have such impact.  I stamped my greeting on one of the Sentiment Frames and for the finishing touches I added some beautiful Mini Dimensional Butterflies and white pearls

All dies used on this card are:


Doilies make such elegant additions to your projects, so I hope you find time to enter our challenge this week.  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


10 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

How stunning this beauty is...

Donna said...

Beautiful card Alison, love the dies you've chosen and a wonderful image, colored beautifully.
hugs
Donna xx

Eileen said...

I hate your blog Alison !!!!!!!!!!!
Every time I look at it I want ALL THE DIES. Oh my are the doily and border beautiful and they go with your gorgeous image perfectly.
Love it
Eileen x

Penny said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Alison! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What a gorgeous Card. So much detail. You did a fabulous job on this!

Bonnie Brown said...

This so pretty Alison!! I love the Notre Dame Doily too!! Love the frame with Celtic Chain!!

Denise said...

Simply gorgeous love this card and how you used the fantasy image, and how you just have a flare to put just the right dies to use what can I say you create such wonderful work, love seeing what come next. Hugs Denise xx

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card!!! The image fits perfectly in the doily, like they were made for each other!!! looove how your flower turned out!! Now, I NEED that border!!

beadz said...

I love all of the details on this Alison! And it is so soft and ethereal. Gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini

Kianel said...

Love the fantasy card and the celtic borders are awesome!
Love, Kianel.