Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Today is the very first challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges and I am thrilled to say that I have been picked for the design team.  Normally the challenge will run every fortnight but the first week is for one week only and Melly is offering some absolutely super prizes for our initial week.

1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

 2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy

How's that for amazing prizes!  And all you have to do is make something that fits the theme which this week is ANYTHING GOES! 
I've gone for an Oriental card and used a stamp from Simple Expressions The Orient plate stamped in Versafine Sepia onto cream card which I tore and then distressed with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and added a tiny bit of gold embossing powder.  She is then mounted onto brown card that has gold embossing powder too.  The background is a piece of pink card I ran through the cuttlebug (twice!) with the D'vine Swirls plate and then wiped my Versamark pad over and added more gold embossing powder (yep, two types of embossing, lol).  The little fans were strips of Dovecraft Eastern Promise paper that I crinkled with a Papercrimper then folded.  I thought this bit would be easy but I ended up covered in glue while they stuck!  The fabulous ribbon came from a box of equally fabulous Belgian chocolates and the swirl was cut with a QuicKutz flourish die.  Then all I did was add some Wild Orchid flowers and a few pearls.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Embossing and/or paper piecing


Carole of Brum said...

Really lovely card, Jack, and lots of work gone into it with all that embossing and glueing. is there anything better than enjoying choccies and then recycling the nice bits in a spot of crafting? :) CoB

Kendra said...

Love the fans on the card! Great job Jack!

Khristen said...

Love all of the gold on this, and those fans are perfect! Gorgeous card :)

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jack, very lovely card. Beautiful embossing and fans.

Donna x

SusieLou said...

It looks so effective! Fab card! Susie x

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! I love the embossing (both types!) - lovely colours too :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card! I really like the gold embossing over your cuttlebugged paper.


Mags said...

Konnichiwa! (I think that's how you spell it!) This is a wonderful work of art, I love the vintage look, it could have come from a Victorian album! Fabulous!


luv, Mags x

Lin said...

Hi there sticky fingers! What a gorgeous piece of art. Love your little fans, well worth the gummy bits! Is this like double embossing, instead of normal or triple! Grinzzzz

Lin xx

Dawn said...

I really like the techniques you have used they look fab

love Dawn xx

Woman of Many Thoughts said...

Wow! Love all the embossing and great way to recycle something sweet (eh hem *pun*)

Miranda said...

very pretty card Jack, gorgeous image and papers
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

cockney blonde said...

Congrats on DT Jack. Way to go... I love a new challenge so just linked myself up as a follower, x

Melly said...

Oh Jack
I just love this! Its stunning!
Oriental is my fave and this just gorjuss!
Hee so exciting!!
Hugs Melly xxx

WencheP said...

Such a wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Beverly Gotthardt said...

I'm not usually a fan of asian style, but this turned out really pretty.

Fiona said...

wow this is lovely...I love all that gold embossing it's very effective!!


Lynne in NI said...

Great card Jack ... love the gold theme - your embossed BP is fabulous!

Céline said...

wonderful card, love the chinese look
thanks to share with us for our challenge.
céline F&F DT

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Lovely card. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin'.

Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations on another DT gig Jack, you've done a fabulous job with this.

Thanks very much for joining in our challenge this week at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges

Terry said...

So beautiful and elegant! Love the colors and those fans are the perfect embellishment! Have a great evening!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Congrats on the DT assignment! I love your card! Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

hazel said...

Lovely card Jack. Congratulations on making the DT.
xxx Hazel.

gillyflower said...

love the card jack it's gorgeous

as for those silhouette peel offs i'm sure i got them from qvc in a kit ages ago came with some rainbow paper and magic tape not sure if this was the exact kit but it's very similar
you could just buy some black peel offs though you can often get hold of some on ebay and imag-e-nation do them too
gill x

Janna said...

Hi Jack! Fabulous card, absolutely love the style! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU this week! Janna

stampdiva said...

Jack, huge congratulations that you are on another DT - well deserved. Your star is certainly rising.
Gorgeous card.

Dora said...

This is so elegant and pretty .. I just got that embossing folder, love it xx

Michele said...

love the card Jack. lovely colors and pleasing layout. xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Congrats on making the DT and Lovely Asian card too!
hugs Lynn

Lisette Morris said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.