Sunday 17 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #5 - Easter

Hello everyone and happy Sunday to you all. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far.

It's our 5th challenge at Dream Valley, and this fortnight the theme is EASTER. Nice and easy, so come and join in the fun. Our sponsor this time is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. and you can win a $10.00 voucher for their store.  Many of the Design Team have used images from them on our cards this week. 

This is my DT card: as you can see, my love affair with box cards continues, lol. I thought I'd be a bit more adventurous and adapted the design to make an octagonal window, which wasn't as tricky as it looks. The image you can see inside it is one from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear; it's called Easter Lillie with Tulips and the designer is Lexis Creations. If you are very sharp-eyed, you might notice that the poor creature's feet have been paper-pieced on! I made such a mess of them first time round, but I liked everything else on the colouring so didn't want to start again.

Image: Easter Lillie with Tulips, by Lexis Creations, available from Stitchy Bear
DP: K&Co
Colouring: Copic markers
Flowers: Prima and Wild Orchid
Computer-generated sentiment, font is LT Nutshell Library

I am entering this in these challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Cute & Cuddly Animals (I hope my easter bird counts!)
Ooh La La Creations - Happy Easter
Pollycraft Craft Challenge - Easter
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Spoonful of Sugar - All Creatures Great and Small
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Penny's Challenges - Easter
The Paper Variety - Add flowers to your creation
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Little Claire - Animals
ABC DT Challenge - Easter card
The Crafty Pad - Easter
Creatalicious Challenges - Easter, including pink, green, yellow and blue
Bee Crafty - Easter
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter
Delightful Challenges - Easter

Happy Easter and happy crafting!
Carole x


Fiona said...

gorgeous how you have coloured Easter Lillie!!


Bron said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous - and thankyou for another link to a digi stamps store - I am off to peruse, drool and possibly purchase. My creativity thanks you and my DH is rolling his eyes and groaning!

Doreen said...

Love the design of this Carole,your colouring is superb.such a gorgeous Easter

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, but where's Tilda? Bet she's gone on her hols, the lucky thing!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is truly stunning Carole! I luv the colors and the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Renkata said...

wow Carol you become master in this shadowbox cards.
Such a great shape dear.
Very beautifly coloured image and amazing layout.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh what a fabby card! I love these little box cards but not tried one yet. Don't expect I will match your beautiful standards though. xx

Caroline said...

Beautiful card - love the image and your colouring is magnificent!

Janne said...

WOW, so creative! Very cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at the creatalicious challenges♥

Heidi said...

This is adorable, would love to do it.
Thanks for joining the ABC DT challenge.

MagsB said...

This is stunning!! Absolutely fantastic, a true work of art!

luv, Mags x

Rachel x said...

This is gorgeous, Carole- the image is adorable and I love the soft colours!! :) I love these box cards- will have to have a go myself soon (easter cards all still to be made first though so no time for experimenting!! :S) Might stick with a square first time though!!lol Love that you were honest about the duck's feet, too- I'd never have noticed- I ruined an otherwise perfectly okay image last night with the last detail... but didn't think of this way out!! :(
hugs, Rachel x

Mel said...

Oh Carole
Another stunning boxie card thingy!! I so adore these and you always make them look so beautiful! Its gorjuss honey!!
You really have to do a wee tutorial on this so us wee folk can try hee!
Hugs M xxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Carole, What a Fabulous box card. It's a great shape with a great image in it!! I LOve everything about it.

Chris said...

WOW This is stunning Carole love it all...Chris xx

Dawn said...

Such a cute little box card! I do love that little ducky!
Thank you for sharing it with us at The Craft Pad this week for our Easter challenge!
Good luck
Dawn xxx

sharon said...

What a fabulous Easter card, I love the box design and what great colouring. Thanks for sharing it at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Aunty Sue said...

lovely easter card and thanks for sharing with Creative inspirations wednesday challenge blog

Unknown said...

Wow this is awesome, I love how you did the centre all popped inside, it's stunning and such a cute stamp xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely fabulous card Carole, the image is so sweet and coloured beautifully.
Kevin xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card CXarole, love the cute image and amazing colouring. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sorry Carole, forgot to say thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cutie! Your colouring is stunning as usual Carole!

xxxtglxxx said...

Awww, this is the second time I have seen this adorable image today - I think I love it! :)

Your card is fabulous, bright and cheery! :)



papertrails leaver said...

Gasp! This is amazing! Love the window that you created for the image. thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

Carrie's Corner said...

Carole, this is awesome! I love the dimension not to mention the wonderful coloring and pretty papers. Top notch!


Lori said...

Wonderful it. Thanks for joining us at ABC DT Challenge.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

Lin said...

OMG you already know what I think of this absolute stunner. Gorgeous design, love that shape, and so fabulously coloured as usual. I am in awe..........

If you have any measurements for the box bit I would be really grateful.

Lin xx

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Carole and that duck is so cute :o)
Jackie xx

Betty said...

Gorgeous card, love the design the colours and that so cute image.
Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week with this adorable card.

Betty x
I'm GD for the month of April at C.R.A.F.T

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous Easter Project hun! Thanks for joining in with our Easter Challenge over at Creative Wednesday's Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Joan Ervin said...

What a precious image, Carole, and your coloring is sooo gorgeous, as always!!!! I looove the box card design, are becoming quite the expert with those!!! I couldn't tell that you paper pieced the duck's feet....that's why I love this craft so much....there's not such a thing as a mistake, just opportunities to be creative...LOL!!!

Sylvia Blum said...

WOW this is gorgeous, Carole! Love the shape and design and box and of course your colouring.. it's just PERFECT
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges this week. Hope to see you again next time :)
{hugs} Sylvia

cheryl said...

oh wow this is just one,gorgeous card such amazing detail on this too,bless you for playing at creatalicious,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This is just gorgeous!!!! Love these box cards and your colouring is beautiful. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole S said...

This is BRILLIANT, love it, "HER", Carole xxx

Suzanne said...

Oh Wow Carole your cards are amazing , such fantastic colouring. I have been looking around your blog and have become a follower. Cant wait to see more of your brilliant cards. You have such a talent. Have you done any colouring tutorials, I'd love to see some.
Hugs Sue x

Suzy Nurmainy said...

Very cute card! love the image and great coloring! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety, come back again tomorrow for new challenge!:)

Teresa said...

Oh WOW!!!! This is fantastic Carol, you really are a clever one, I love your cards they are so different and the colouring is brilliant!
Thanks for the Ooh la la blog, I'd not heard of that one...I'm on there now! Thanks
Hugs Teresa xx

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations Carole Youv'e done it again girl. Well Done.

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole just love the design of your card....such a fab creation.


Leigh Ann Baird said...

Awesome card!Thanks for joining us in the ABC DT Easter card challenge!

Lynne in NI said...

Hey Carole, congratulations on your win at Creative Inspirations!

Teresa said...

Congrats Carole I knew this was a winner when I saw it, LOVE IT! xx

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous card, love that window shape, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

Julie said...

What a fun project! Thanks for joining us in our birthday celebration at Aud Sentimetns

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This is just so beautiful and so different! YOur image is just to cute as well! Thank you for sharing &playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Easter Challenge. Check back with us on Sunday to see if you’re a lucky winner & our next challenge theme. Fair winds & following seas, The Navy Wife.

Becca Fabozzi said...

Wowzers, this is an amazing creation! I LOVE every single detail. Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious for our Easter challenge.

Jennie said...

:O <---- Is how my face looks!

This is so so so so beautiful! I absolutely love the shape of your box card, I tried it once and it came out looking awful! Yours is truly beautiful and you have teamed it up with such gorgeous colour selections!! xxx

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful card - really lovely!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!


Greta said...

Wonderful card! Congrats on the top 3 at ABC DT!

China said...

What a fab box card. Love the octagonal frame looks great. Lillie's feet look fab too - would not have known they were pieced on. Not tried one of these box cards myself, so your's is very inspirational.