Saturday, 4 February 2012

Free and Easy At Allsorts

Good morning. 
Throughout the month of February at

we are having the theme


Our sponsor this week is 
and they are offering 1 lucky winner picked at random 

Here's what I did:

I created an inky background - using Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage Distress Inks - for the Kanban floral image - stamped with Archival Black Ink
I then framed the image using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangles - the aperture was cut out using Spellbinders plain rectangles.
A few adhesive pearls added to the flower heads for some definition.

The spotty Design Paper is from my 200 sheet stash from Craftwork Cards - sale bargain :o) used as the backing for the framed image and also to make the rolled rose -die cut using Marianne English Rose die.
Leaves - Memory Box Gentle Leaf
Ribbons from stash.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards - inked with Spiced Marmalade
Card Base - Craftwork Cards - another sale bargain :o)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to see the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed :o)
Hope you can find some time to be 'Free & Easy' with us this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Sketch n Stash - Sketch #40 
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
DRS Designs - Birthdays
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Inky Impressions - Pearls or Bling
Die-Cutting Diva's - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Flowers
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Polka Dots

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


brenda said...

Morning Debs

Your card is lovely, I love the colours, so warm and inviting.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Kim Dellow said...

That is so pretty Debs, lovely work. Kim

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous ... i just love the colours .. and the frame and the image .. i guess i love it all
Hope you are a lot better today
Thanks for joining us at Diva's
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Debs,Hun this is simply stunning your detail is just fantastic oh really love this card Hun those colours work beautifully,hugs cherylxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Debs

This is gorgeous.

Love your colour combo and that stunning flower with the memory box leaves.

Those dies keep calling in my ear!!! Must get some ear defenders!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Shelia said...

This is such a lovely birthday card. Gorgeous color combo and I love that ribbon!! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs.

Wishcraft said...

Ooh such gorgeous colours Debs and fab design, this is lovely! Love everything about it :o) Lisa x

Joey said...

Debs this is stunning, gorgeous colours and love the layout. thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Pat N. said...

Wow, your card is just beautiful! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week.--Pat N.

Rene said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
Rene :D

Claire said...

I absolutely love this card, gorgeous colours, love the frame and all the pretty detail - stunning card. Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend - we have snow! :O( Hugs, Claire xx

Trish and Treasure said...

I love this Marianne English Rose die you used, such an elegant card and such pretty pearls.
Trish Munro

Sue said...

What a great card!! Love the frame!

Thanks for visiting DRS Designs - good luck in the contest!

Jacq said...

Hi Debs,
Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Just Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Fleur said...

Debs this is perfect. I love the colours ~ my faves.
Have a great weekend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is awesome Debs! what a gorgeous colour combo! I love the floral stamp and it looks so beautiful with the soft background and those delish pearls! I love everything about this card - what a stunner!
Hope you are keeping warm and snug! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wow Debs, this is so amazing. Love the image and the details are absolutely gorgeous. Hope you're ok hun.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Debs this is awesome, wow, the colours you have used on the main image are wonderful, the image itself the frame and design are perfection.
Lorraine x

Craftdee said...

This is absolutely gorgeous: so elegant. I love everything about it, and you added another tick by having bargains involved - I LOVE a bargain :-) TFS, Donna

lalkygirl said...

stunning and elegant card ,such pretty colours ....i love it
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Sylvia x said...

Stunning project...well done and thanks for sharing with us at Poodles Parlour

Sylvia x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous sweetie, fabulous colours too, big hugs love Pops x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, great embellishments. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Poodles Parlour.
Good Luck Cheers Sue N x

Nicola said...

Absolutely stunning card Debs, I love the frame and the image within it! Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge have currently got a Polka Dot challenge which this card fits with perfectly...
Hugs Nicola xxx

Dawn Mercedes said...

Thank you for inky it up with the Inkettes this week at Inky Impressions!

Jo Channon said...

Hi Debs,

Really loving this card, I am not normally a green person but as soon as I saw it I loved it. I have this stamp too and it is so versatile. Hope you have enjoyed the snow!! Bye for now Jo xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Debs lovely card hun, love the muted soft colours, the frame looks brill, hugs Liz xx

Donna said...

Wow Debs, this is totally gorge and I love the ornate border, fab colours too hun :) Donna ♥ x

Joanna said...

Really love the frame! Your card is amazing. Thanks so much for joining in the inky fun this week with Inky Impressions.

ribenaruby said...

I Love evryhting about your card Debs, it's soooo stunning and those colours go really well! Ruby x

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is GORGEOUS! Love the frame and your sponging!

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning!  Smiles. :0)

Krafty Karen DT for Poodles Parlour.xx