Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Gem of A Challenge - All the B's!!

Did you have fun with our Gem of A Challenge Blog Hop? We now have a team of little elves, behind the scenes, checking and collating and checking again, to see who the winners are. Keep your fingers crossed and check with A Gem of a Challenge on Sunday morning to see if you are on the list!

Onto the new challenge and Mandy is our host again, with the theme

Buttons, Brads, Beads and Bows

you can use one, two, three - or, if you're feeling really adventurous, all of them!

I was feeling adventurous   :o)
Well, I was when I started this card, but after several botched attempts, a bin full of discarded paper and quite a lot of swearing, I wasn't so sure. I propped the card up for the photos, (it really sits flat, like the usual easel card) but they're still not great, the light is awful here at the moment, but you get the idea.

 I saw a fabulous teapot easel card by April in the Magnolia Ink Mag.(Autumn) and I wanted to give it a go.  The teapot template was included but there were no instructions, so my attempt was trial and error - mainly error!! :o)
Once I had made the basic card, I covered it with Pink Gem Springtime Digi Papers - stitched in place.
Then I added my embellies and Spring Chloe (available as a polymer stamp).
I used invisible thread to stitch on some little pearl beads.

The teapot lid is tucked into a little pocket, so it lifts out easily to reveal the sentiment.

Challenges -
Top Tip - All Stitched Up
Charisma Cardz - Spring Has Sprung.

Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch.  Happy Birthday Scroll & Sentiment from Papermania.       'May all your dreams come true' text from WOJ Aladin Set.
Beads, Blooms, Buttons, Bows, Brads  from my stash. Leaves - XCut punch.


chrissy xx said...

WoW!!!!! It's just Stunning. LOve how the Sentiment is in the top of the teapot.

Poppy said...

aww such a pretty caed,love the colours.

Christine said...

Awww LOVE this T pot..pretty Chloe gorgeous colours great take on the chall. Caroline..

smiles Christine xx

Vicky said...

Wow! thsi is fabulous hun and such pretty colours too ~ gorgeous :O)

hugs Vicky xx

Janet said...

This is just so clever Caroline.....beautiful colouring too! x

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness!! What a fabulous creation again! Don't know how you do it!! xx

Allison said...

cute card
Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

Sandra said...

Beautiful card,i so love shaped cards and this one is brilliant...lovely work!

Take care
San x

Vee said...

A really gorgeous card.Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Rebekah said...

I just love this the colours are stunning and the teapot gives it all such a pretty feel with fabulous dimension hugs Rebekah xx

Juls said...

too gorgeous for words!!!! I adore the teapot design!!! Hugs Juls

Pink Sunshine said...

Beautiful spring card, love the tea pot. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. x

Jackie said...

This is such a clever idea... beautifully put together and love your coloring... Hugz Jackie x

Pauline said...

This is amazing! Love the teapot image with the sentiment panel, fabulous! Love the background papers and your colouring is beautiful.

Anne said...

What a fun card, well done for creating it with template but no instructions, looks a challenge but you did great:)
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!