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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Dream Valley #12 Surprise

This fortnight at Dream Valley we want to see a surprise element on your card. A hidden flap, a pop up, something hidden …. if you pop on over to the blog you will find some links to tutorials for various ‘surprise’ ideas for your creations.

We are sponsored by image with a $10 gift certificate for their store, where you will find lots of lovely Digis to choose from.

So onto my Surprise card.

DV 12 1 WM I started with some paper from a freebie stack I got with a Craft Magazine. One of the prettiest freebies I have seen in ages, all the papers co-ordinated so beautifully together. Having distressed the edge I layered this onto some DCWV textured card. I cut a large white mat with a Marianne die and from the same set I cut a co-ordinating paper from the stack.

My image is from Crafters Companion’s Humphrey range. Isn’t she just too cute?!? I coloured her with promarkers, and trimmed her out with the smallest of the set of Marianne Dies.

I stuck the whole matted image slightly off centre, leaving an area unglued for my surprise. This was created with another Marianne die and a sentiment stamp which went with the floral theme of the card.DV 12 2 WM

DV 12 3a WM Flower

I plaited together a long length of three pastel satin ribbons and framed the corner of the card with it. And the flower was made up of various petals from my stash and some gem pics, hat pins and a habib pin.

Why not pop on over to Dream Valley and show us your surprise!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Charisma Cardz Challenges - #29 Sunshine colours

Craft Us Crazy – #13 Anything Goes

Crafts and Me - #44 Add a Flower

Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog - #45 Embossing (lots of dry embossed areas on the die cuts)

Kaboodle Doodle - #76 Embossing (lots of dry embossed areas on the die cuts)

Paper Cutz Challenge - #101 Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly – Getting Cute

Pattie’s Creations - #26 Glitter or Bling

Stampin’ For the Weekend - #13 Paws for Thought – Anything with 4 legs (elephants have 4 legs, even cute ones)

Totally Gorjuss - #90 Punch or Die


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  1. Lin - cute image and pretty bling!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  2. Super cute and sweet!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  3. WOW, this is so cute! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  4. Hi Lin great card as always loving the hidden tag very sweet image to love it
    Jacki xx

  5. Love the little elephant - and the colours you've used are perfect!

  6. Such a pretty card, I love the soft colours you've used. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. Honestly Lin this is just gorgeous. And all those extra bits - ribbon, flowers, matting. REally a work of art. xx

  8. Hi Lin!! What a cute & adorable card! What a cute image!! Love the soft colors and pretty details! have a fab day! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  9. Aww just so very pretty, Lin, I love this. the metalwork in the flower and the plaited ribbons are perfect little touches too. CoB

  10. Such a pretty card, love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  11. Fabulous card and a lovely choice of colours. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  12. So sweet. Love the plaited ribbons and the overall colour combo. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  13. Hi Lin, hat a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Aww what a cutie! And your blingy flower is soooo pretty too!

  15. Very sweet card! Love the little elephant! The bling in yoru flower is not something I've seen before but it's wonderful!


  16. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Papertake. Hugs Tracy GDT x


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