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Sunday 15 April 2012

Dream Valley Earth Tones

Hi Folks
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Dream Valley.  Thank you all for your entries for our last challenge 'Wedding/Love'.  They were all gorgeous and you made our job very difficult choosing a Top 3.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Bead Crafty who have generously offered £20 to spend in store.
So what is the challenge I hear you all asking.  The theme this time around is EARTH TONES.  You have two weeks to enter and we welcome all sorts of crafts, not just cardmaking.
Here's what I came up with.

The toppers are some that I got free in an issue of Making Cards many months ago.  I thought the colour tones on them fitted the challenge theme quite nicely.  As you can see I made a double twisted easel card.  Simply matted and layered the toppers using coredinations and some brown patterned paper that I had in my stash.  I went round the edge of each topper doing some faux stitching.  The stopper for the easel was done using one of my spellbinder dies to create the lace border.  Some ribbon, bows, card candy, a large flower and sentiment finished the card.
Why not pop over to Dream Valley and check out the awesome work of the rest of my teamies. Such a talented bunch.  Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Easel cards r easy
Paperplay - Things with wings
Charisma Cardz - Fancy folds
Delightful Challenges - Stitching
Crafty Catz - Animals (hope the owl is a suitable animal - if not, please delete)
Digi Doodle - Paper Lace

Thanks for popping by.
Take care


Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Mags, I love the design and the gorgeous toppers.

Donna x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gosh Mags I have never seen this type of card before it is so effective. What lovely images you have chosen too xx

MagsB said...

My, your Double Twisted Easel card looks fantastic! The toppers are so sweet, and the gorgeous orange flower just zings!

I hope you had a good journey home yesterday, it was so lovely to meet you and your mum! We must do it again!!

love Mags B x

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous design, lovely image, beautifully coloured. Gorgeous!
Caz x

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Mags, love the double easel design and the images are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps, good luck with the challenge x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Mags,love the image and your design.xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card. What great free toppers. xx

Aunty Sue said...

wow this is fab I have never done a twisted easel never mind a double one.

Hazel said...

Awesome card Mags - love the image with those colours too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Ren-Yi said...

Lovely coloring. And i love this mono-chromatic, earth -toned color scheme. Thanks for playing along with us at PaperPlay.

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love the images and fab design.
Wendy xx

Karen said...

wonderful easel card love the colours, thanks for joining us at Digi doodles shop challenge, good luck, Karen L

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, fab colours, brilliant fold and I love those owls
Lindsay xx

Susie said...

Wow, this looks stunning, Mags- I love the double easel card idea! Susie x

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card! Love the double easel and those wonderful owls!


Kathy said...

Wow, this is cool, I've never done a double easel, looks great. Fun owl images too.

catherine said...

Fantastic card Mags and love the toppers you have used. The colours are super
x catherine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous double easel card, I like the owls, the punch work and the bows.
Kevin xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Incredible double easel card. fine and delicate work.Nice picture. I like the symmetry. Very good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Shelby said...

Beautiful double easel card! Love the rich earth tones and the bows are wonderful.


happyscrapper said...

Love the colors you did this in. Those owls are fabulous. Great double esael card. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back.
Christine Dt at Delightful Sketches

Unknown said...

This is so awesome. I really love the colors.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Janette said...

Hi Mags, what a beautiful card, love the design and images...Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx


Hi Mags
A gorgeous card love the design and fabulous images ,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Jasmine said...

Ack! So much adorableness in one card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the owls. Super duper cute.

Leah l'Orange said...

double easel?! seriously?! awesome! love the little owlies, and all the yummy neutrals here. thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with the Charisma Galz!

lalkygirl said...

what a fantastic easel card ,love the earth tones and cute images...fab bows too
thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
tracey x