Sunday 24 March 2013

A new challenge at Dream Valley

Good morning blogger friends.

Today sees a new challenge over at Dream Valley.  We are being sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary and the theme is lace and pearls. The DT members have some wonderful  cards to inspire you so please head on over there and enter this fabulous challenge.  

Before I show you today's card I thought I would share with you the crafty stash I purchased at the NEC.

I thought I would make my journey worthwhile seen as at one point didn't think we would make it. Russ decided that he would top the car up with oil before we left. A mile or so down the motorway smoke was billowing out of the exhaust. We carried on a few miles and it subsided. Our car then started juddering and losing speed whilst in 5th gear. We turned into the  hard shoulder and cruised along until we reached a service station so that I could ring the garage for advice. They told us that the problem would be too much oil and it would eventually burn the surplass oil and be fine. All I kept thinking was please let us get to the NEC. Sure enough when we set  off the car was fine but we were then faced with delays due to an accident. 
We eventually made it and as I said earlier - I made the trip worthwhile. I actually didn't buy anything on my shopping list which was ribbon and embellishments. Never mind. 

So, on to my challenge card. I have used the gorgeous Saturated Canary's Parade

I have coloured the image with a combination of Copic and Pro Markers. The papers are from Nitwit Collections.

The butterfly, clouds and flower die are both Memory Box available from many on-line stores. 

I have recently bought the Scor Bug Embosser which I love. No more worries about straight lines using as sewing machine.

The lace and pearls are from my own stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Card Makin Mamas - Spring
Sweet Pea Stampers - Spring Colours
CMC Copic Challenge. - Spring Colours
One Stop Craft Challenge - Recipe
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Spring and Pastel Colours
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Bring on Spring
Nutcrafters - Spring is here
Di's Digi Design -  Easter/Spring

I will see you later when I can catch up with some blog hopping. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


tilly said...

so pretty in the spring colours and nice new stash

Unknown said...

Hi Sharon

This card is stunning,love how you have added all of the embellishments to the card. Love the flower die must put that on my wish list.

Glad you made it to the NEC and got lots of nice goodies.

Happy crafting

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card, really pretty. I like the fresh Spring colours and die cuts.
Sarah-Jane xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous. Super colouring of the image and love the colours and details. Glad you got to the NEC and you certainly did have to make it worthwhile. Enjoy using your new goodies.

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Sharon well it's like an adventure lol so glad it wasn't anything serious
I hardly ever get anything from my list when I go to the NEC either you get there and there is just so much it just goes out the window looks like you did make it worthwhile though I will have to wait till Nov for my trip
beautiful card love your colouring and the design enjoy he rest of the weekend
Jacki xx

Tammi said...

A gorgeous card Sharon, pretty colors! So glad you made it to NEC you got some amazing goodies to play with! ~hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

Gorgeous card you have made Sharon and beautiful goodies you have bought.

greetings karin

susiestacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous,,, looks like you had a good spend too x Susan x

Debs said...

Stunning card Sharon - amazing colours and I love all the fabulous dies.
Looks like you had a great shopping spree - can't wait to see what you make with it all :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Renee B. said...

Wow, you had quite the adventure trying to get to NEC but looks like you made up for lost time when you did finally arrive! I recently attended my very first show which was in Mesa, Arizona & I was totally overwhelmed! So many goodies & just not enough money!!! Your card is beautiful as always...I see you have used your new dies on it.
Hugs, Renee

Wendy said...

Adorable and absolutely gorgeous Sharon...enjoy your new goodies.
Hugs Wendy xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and gorgeous colours and you also have a fab selection of stash from the NEC hun. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and love the spring colours!
Helen x

Sue said...

This so beautiful Sharon. I love the cute image, pretty colours and such gorgeous detailing
Hugs Sue xx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. ~I love the spring colour theme.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. The image looks fabulous and so beautifully coloured. I love all the pretty embellies too.
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Sharon. Such a sweet image and love the colours and pretty details. Ooh your new goodies look fab! Hugs, Lisa x

Anke said...

Lovely spring card. Jummy goodies!!
hugs Anke

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and design..Thank you for joining us this month at Sweet Pea Stampers and hope to see you again. Good luck..
Lozzy x

MagsB said...

Oh no, it's so scary when the car doesn't behave! I'm glad you got to the NEC ok, you definitely made it all worthwhile with your gorgeous new stash!

Your card is just lovely, hun, such pretty colours and the die-cuts are fab!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Love all your new got some pretty MB dies!

Your card is wonderful...beautiful colouring and such a pretty design.

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon, gorgeous image and I love your colour choice and fabulous embellishments.
I'm glad you managed to get to the NEC OK, it certainly looks like you made the trip worth while, I look forward to seeing what you make with your lovely goodies.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. I love all the spring colours, cute scene and wonderful detail. x

Jenny said...

Beautiful creation hun. What a fabby haul of crafty goodies too. Looks like you will be having lots of fun creating with this lot :) Jen xxx

My Creative Therapy said...

What an adventure and you definitely put those new supplies to good use!! I love the design, papers, embellishments and your coloring is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator
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Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Sharon. I love the image and your gorgeous spring like colours. Just wish it felt more spring like outside !

Thanks for joining us this week at the One Stop Crafts challenge and good luck.

Hugs Sarahxx

Kelly said...

I love your image! The yellows and greens are beautiful together and the embellishments are really sweet too. your card is delightful!
Hugs Kelly

Penny said...

Sorry about your trip--what a lot of trouble, huh? But you certainly made it worthwhile! Love all your goodies! :^)
And your card is just fantastic! Love the image, coloring, design, die cuts, papers, colors & embellies! Just fantastic! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous! Beautifully done! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at CMC.


Janine said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love the fresh spring colours and all your embellishments. Fab colouring of Krista's lovely image.
Hugs, Janine xx

Heather said...

A beautiful card Sharon, such wonderful fresh colours, your SC image is adorable and I love your fabulous embellishments.

Heather xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the colours and layout are so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Joanne said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love your image and how you've placed her is such a sweet scene! Love all your die cuts, they look FAB! Super job! So happy to have you join us at CC&CC for our Bring On Spring challenge! Joanne.

Jenn Bedient said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and your layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Home sweet home said...


Beautiful and stunning card,love the image and all the great details:)

Fab work:)

Happy Easter


June Nelson said...

Wow hunnie this is stunning love your colour combo, it would be great to enter into our challenge at saturated canary too, its pretty pastels, just gorgeous hun,have a happy easter big huggies June xxxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning and thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Sharon, I love the fresh spring colours, a super sweet image and fab dies too!
Glad you made it to the NEC! Enjoy your new goodies and have a lovely Easter :)

Nicola said...

Utterly adorable card Sharon, love the perfectly coloured image, stunning memory box dies and beautiful coloured papers!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Liliya said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you for joining Card Makin' Mamas Challenge! Lilia DT

Susie said...

Glad you made it to get your lovely goodies! Beautiful card - love the colours and dies you've used! Susie x

Chitra Nair said...

Such a cute card, Love the SC image and the colors are so lovely, spring color.. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC..

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love this image and the colour scheme for the card is lovely. Hugs, Wends x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “Spring colours” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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