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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dream Valley Challenges #1 Anything Goes

I am delighted to be posting my first design for the brand new Challenge Blog Dream Valley Challenges. We are launching with a nice easy one today, as it’s anything goes.
DV 01 Anything Goes WM
For my card I have used the second of the Marianne cut and emboss dies I mentioned in an earlier post. I think these are so pretty I just couldn’t resist them. You will note a liberal dose of my favourite colour of purple.  The image is an Inklined Digital stamp which I believe I actually got free from Imag-e-nation crafts, and I have coloured it with my promarkers. The die cut element is mounted onto some DCWV card and a scalloped blank.  The butterfly is a Spellbinders die, and all the gems were applied with my hot tool. I hate that thing, one minute they are not stuck and the next the glue is all of a slither and they are slipping and sliding all over my card. I must practice more!
This first challenge is sponsored by Lili of The Valley for the first prize of a £10 voucher
Second prize is the Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy Set of stamps
Third Prize is the Windswept Simply Sassy stamp
So come on folks what you waiting for, head on over to Dream Valley Challenges and join in the fun! I look forward to popping around your blogs to see what you have come up with.
Whilst you are there I am sure my fellow teamies would appreciate you clicking on their links too!
I am also entering my card into
CES (Crafty Emma) Challenges – Flowers and Flutterbys
Crazy 4 Challenges – Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge – Spring Flowers
If The Shoe Fits – Purple
Fussy and Fancy – Embossing and/or paper piecing
Stamp Something – Something with Flowers
By the way, after I finished it, I decided to glitter the peony. What do you think should I have left it as it was, unglittered?
DV 01 Anything Goes Glittered
Don’t forget this first challenge runs for just a week, and thereafter we will be coming at you fortnightly on alternate Sundays.
Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. This is gorgeous! Beautiful colours and I love the embossing :-) So pretty! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. Wowee! Love your beautiful flower and that Stunning butterfly! Its beautiful xx

  3. beautiful card Lin that marianne die is stunning Must try and remember to enter a card into the challenge

  4. This, as usual, is just fabulous. But you do know I've had to go and buy one of these embossing folders now, don't you! LOL. xx

  5. Hi Lin, thanks for the heads up on this challenge, your card is gorgeous, such a lovely debut.....
    Hope your well

  6. Love the embossing and your butterfly Lin!

  7. I think the added glitter is nice! Looks gorgeous, love the embossing especially! xoxo

  8. Hi Lin, absolutely stunning. You really know how to emboss and love the pretty flower.

    Donna x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin. Love everything about your card and I think the butterfly will need to go on my wishlist!! Susie x

  10. Really gorgeous card, love the cutwork from the marianne die - someone next to me is admiring that too! prefer the unglittered version, but both look lovely. Also, the gems are great, the colour is fantastic with all the purple. CoB

  11. This card is just beautiful. I have to look into these cut and emboss dies because they are fantastic!


  12. Wow, this is so gorgeous and elegant! The embossing is like embroidery - lovely, lovely card!

    luv, Mags x

  13. I love the coloring on your flower. And the embossing! Wow!

  14. beautiful! gorgeous flower with fabulous cut work! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  15. Oh Lin
    I just love this! Its amazing, stunning and elegant! Love it all!
    I'm so hyper hee
    Hugs Melly xxx

  16. wow this is gorgeous...I love embossing and this is so crisp and clear...very nice!!


  17. Ohhhh, Lin, this is so pretty! Love your embossing folder (I'll have to add this to my crafty 'need' list LOL!)

  18. A beautiful card and I love the die.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  19. WHOOOHOOA!! I love all the dry embossing.That cute butterfly and FLOWER are scrumptious too!RubyM:)

  20. Wonderful card

    Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge this week and good luck!


  21. Congratulations, you won the last Bee Crafty Challenge 'Hearts' - check out the blog! Your prize is any two Bee Crafty downloads, just browse the shop (via the blog) then email me your choice at

    Bee x

  22. What a pretty card!! Thanks for playing with us at CES xx

  23. Beautiful card! I love the embossing! I'll be sure to check out the new challenge blog. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!


  24. Hi Lin :)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.

    I love your card - Lilac and green is such a fabulous combo and you have coloured beautifully this image. Love the embossed panel too.




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