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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Ally Pally and Sweet Little Daisy

Well, had such  a brilliant day at Ally Pally yesterday, with my great friend, Lesley, and bought a ton of lovely goodies!  Met up with loads of lovely people too, including Alex (Eisbaerin), met Jacqui aka Cat's Whiskers who was demoing on the Whiff of Joy stall.  Fab  colouring skills! Katharina from Whiff of Joy of course- so lovely to see all the stamps in one place!!  Also met Lousette Ashton who creates for Craft Stamper magazine - sorry we interrupted your lunch!!  Oh, and also met my long time crafting Cyber sister, the lovely Laura (Fairielore)!  Yayyhh - so nice to finally meet you, sweet, even though it was only for a few minutes!  Looks like I missed a load more lovely peeps too, who I would have loved to say hello to - next time!
 Anyway, I've been working on this card for a few days, just a bit each night but couldn't quite find the finishing touch.  Then I bought this lovely Water Lily Punch by Martha Stewart yesterday which seems perfect.
  I love its 3D design!!  I coloured Daisy with Distress Inks, embossed the background mat with my Daisy CB folder and then layered it up with this pretty Blue daisy paper.  The pink borders are another fabbie MS punch and the leaves are a sizzix die.  The card is for my stock so will add sentiment when I know who it's going to.

I'm entering this for the following challenges:

Everybody Art - Sketch
Quixotic Paperie - The Joys of Spring
Simon Says - A Card for a Child

That's it from me today, can't decide whether to keep crafting or start packing up my room for it's make over!!  Mammoth task!

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13 comments:

Rach said...

gorgeous card Julie, fab colours.xx

Dena said...

Julie! OOOOOh that water little it perfect! I love the leaves with it too!!! Such amazing coloring skills on the Daisy image. Love it!
I wish I could have gone with you and Lesley, how fun!!! Maybe one day!
Hugs, Dena

Pascale said...

Hi Julie I probrably walked past you at some point in the day and not known it was you. Glad you had a great day and this card is so gorgeous hugs Pascale

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Eisbärin said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I knew you would put the Ally Pally stash to great use! I am so sad I missed Laura, would have loved to say hello, but at least I had some time with you and Lesley!

Love, Alex

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Julie, this is so cute.
luv
Debby

Faerielore said...

Hey hun this card is gorgeous, i spent wayyyyyy too much at ally pally hahahahahaha havent had a chance to play with any of it though yet as i had a craft fair yesterday. Was lovely seeing you darling although it wasnt for long, next time we will have to make it a little longer for a good old chin wag hehehehe just look for the tiny person, it will be me hahahahaha xxxx

coops said...

hiya julie, a gorgeous card hun, really love the colour combo and i love your new ms punch and the leaves are fab.luv coops.xx

gina g said...

Hiya hunny this is a beautiful card love the colours you've used. Lucky you going to the Ally Pally wish i could have gone, never mind maybe next time. Thanks for your lovely comments. luv gina xx

kay said...

sounds like you had a fab time,and your card is gorgeous,x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I can see that the card needed another £20 spent on it!! It's a lovley punch for sure, the card is gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

beautiful card Julie. I'm so jealous i didn't get to go to AP and meet up with you all. Boo hoo!!!
what's with the room makeover - what you doing to it? extension???

Grenouille Greetings said...

You are right, Julie, that MS punch is the perfect finishing touch to this pretty card. Great colour scheme (very different colours to your usual style) and I love the leafy fronds too! Beautiful image, beautifully coloured, beautiful card! Love Lesley