Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Friday Sketchers – Alva little and large lol

A solo challenge today - I'm slipping lol! I loved the sketch on Friday Sketchers but am not keen on DL cards so stayed in my comfort zone and went with the usual square card - no surprises there then!

I've been wanting to use my Marrakesh pad for weeks and not got round to it so was determined to use to yesterday on this card. I love the soft sage colours on these papers, and think the touch of black and orange work well with them.
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The inside is kept nice and simple although I added the little mini stamp that Rach got me, thanks sweetie xx. I was terrified to colour it at first, thought I would really struggle as it is so small but not at all, it was a breeze to colour. I hope that Magnolia are going to do more of these little stamps AND put them on their website else I will not have a hope in hell’s chance of getting my little mitts on any more. Sooo, I'm keeping me fingers crossed that they do.
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Recipe:
Magnolia stamps coloured with distress inks and H2O's (forgot to write down the colours cos I was rushing, sorry). Sentiment is from a Scrappy Cat Birthday set. Inside is stamped with a La Blanche foam stamp off QVC, and the flourish stamp is Autumn Leaves
Papers - Basic Grey Marrakesh, and Stampin Up Soft Sage card stock
Tools: EK Success large swirl flourish punch, Nestibilities Labels 4
Embellishments: Prima flowers, new spacers from The Hobby House (will be up on the website next week), Paper Cellar raffia ribbon, Papermania brads


Recipe

Thanks for looking,

97 comments:

  1. What a great great card...love the papers...wondering if they have those foam stamps you've been using here on QVC...off to check it out...

    There is an award waiting for you on my blog, wanted to let you know you always make me smile with your beautiful creations...

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  2. wow i love this and the little stamp is so cute - i want one so badly now xxx

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  3. This is beautiful & the colours are luvly :o)x

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  4. OMG this one is fab card, love the colours you used and the paper is fantastic and your colouring is just fab! love all details and great layout! Hug,moni

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  5. Fab card, Bev! Love the color combo, the orange just brightens everything up. :) And I love these little stamps, I hope Magnolia puts them on their web site for sale.
    x Natasha x

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  6. Hiya Bev, gorgeous contrast of colours, love the blue papers, dopey me picked that pad up saturday and put it down looking at something else duh!. Love the little and large fabulous idea. Joey.xxx

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  7. oh those papers are gorgeous ~love the splash of orange!!~oh that image is so sweet!!another amazing card bev
    vanessa xx

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  8. Oh Bev, this is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! I also love those sage colors, and I agree that the black and oranges are Purrrrfect color combos for Sage. I love your Alva, and holy cow, a mini Alva, I never knew, that would be SOOOO Very cool if Magnolia would sell those mini's too. =)
    Man I just love this card... Can I have just a teeny weeny bit of your talent? LOL
    Okay I'm yapping... I'll shut up now!
    Hugs
    Lynda =)

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  9. Ooooooh exquisite card. Love those colors. I have had that pad for ages and haven't used it yet. Now you have inspired me to drag it out and get busy.

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  10. lovely colourways Bev, sweet little image! {hugs} Nettie xx

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  11. Beautiful card!
    I realy like the coluors :)

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  12. She is just adorable the colours are exquisite.Another great card Bev
    Sue ccs

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  13. What beautiful papers, lovingt he colours you have used. And the stamped image, coloured beautifully as always x

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  14. Fabulous Bev! These are great colors! Love the mini on the inside, just perfect!
    take care
    blessings, Maria

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  15. This is so beautiful, love the colours you used. So beautiful put together and perfectly finished.
    Pinky

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  16. Wow wonderful Bev :) I do like this stamp, so cute.
    Hugs Sonia x

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  17. I do love this color combination. It is just beautiful. I really like the extras you put on here.

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  18. Wow Bev this is a great card and yhe little bit of orange just sets it off lovely

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  19. Oh Beverly..... I know I left a comment here already, but this is for something all together different. I have a little something for you on my blog.
    HUGS
    Lynda =)

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  20. soooo cute luv your colour choices and i am with you i looove square cards
    inspirational as always
    linniex

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  21. absolutely stunning,hugs andrea xx

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  22. This is beautiful! Fab colour combo, The image is adorable:O) Looks gorgeous with the orange flowers against the blue background.

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  23. Another fabulous card,the colour combo is stunning!!! I love it!
    Hugs xx

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  24. Fabulous card Bev love the stunning colours,Hugs Debbie x

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  25. Gorgeous colors on your card and it is perfect in every way! I second the motion re the mini Magnolias.....Hugs Jeanette

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  26. Gorgeous card Bev, I just love that colour combo. Alva looks so cute, and the ickle one is fab too!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  27. Wow! I love the colours, very unusual combo of teal and orange but I like it! Cute image too, well done! Katy x

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  28. Just amazing as always Bev (been lurking for a while but thought I'd make my presence known this time LOL) Hugs, Steph xxx

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  29. beautiful card, love the colours you have used, ant the image looks so good coloured in xxx

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  30. What a gorgeous card Bev! Love the colours and your perfectly colouring. Great layout too!
    Hugs
    Moni

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  31. A brilliant colour combination and great papers too. Lovely card.
    Beryl xx

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  32. Gorgeous Alva card Bev...so pretty and I love the orange flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at FS.
    Carole x

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  33. Hi Bev thank so much for the kind comment you left on my blog it means alot to me that you think my card are good. Just love to vist you to see your lastest card designs keep up the great work you are doing!!!!!

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  34. A fab card Bev, Gorgeous colouring and Papers. I Love the cute Alva image and the mini is fab too...I do hope they start selling them on the website soon. Debbie x

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  35. Love your card Beb, the bits of orange really set it off! Have a nice day! ~Hugs

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  36. Oh Bev.
    I adore this one hun, she is soo cute and I love the colours you've choosen to do her in.
    Hugs as always
    Sheila xx

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  37. gorgeous card bev those new nesties go so well with the marakesch papers and that ikkle stamp is adorable fabulous colour choice too
    hugs
    helen x

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  38. oohh bev your card is so fabulous, I love those colors they are my favorite
    hugs Lia

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  39. OH..La..la...This is absolutely gorgeous, Bev!!!
    I love your composition.
    Fantastic colours and details.
    Marvellous Work, my friend.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  40. I love all your cards...
    On this card, I particulary love pearls on flowers !!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Hugs xx
    CaroleB

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  41. Gorgeous card, I love the little image inside, she is so sweet! Great paper and colours are lovely too! love the splash of Orange,
    Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

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  42. Wow Bev that card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the stamped image what a poppet. I agree with you over the mini Tilda's they are lovely arnt they, I did manage to get a few at the NEC but I do hope they bring more out as I would have got more if Id realised how much they are. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  43. Stunning.
    Gorgeous subtle colours.
    The mini magnolias are so cute!!! :O)
    I just adore them!

    Love Fern xx

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  44. Your card is so pretty Bev! I love the contrasting colors and Alva is a joy to look at! Great job!!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  45. ohhh wowwww Bev,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
    so beautiful papers.

    Hugs Riet.xxx

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  46. Hi babe,
    love the card that you have made is is gorgeous, fantastic colours they work so well together.. oh and i asked about them selling the mini's online in the future and was told that it was to much work so they would only be availible via the craft shows.. so sad cause they would be so popular..
    big hugs rachxx

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  47. gorgeous card bev, I love those papers too and the image is so sweet
    x

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  48. Beautiful Bev! Love the papers and colors, especially the splashes of orange! Great layout and accents as well. :)

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  49. this is so pretty! i love that soft green. i think this wee elf is my fave magnolia, i love how she has a mouth!!
    i haven't seen the smaller version before! so cute!!
    love tina x

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  50. Wow stunning card Bev and the papers are fabulous. Cute image love everything about this card.

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  51. Super pretty Bev, really loving the BG paper. Your mini Magnolia is so sweet, fingers crossed they add them ~♥~

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  52. Just stunning Bev!
    Your colouring is awesome and such beautiful paper and detail!
    hugs
    kim x

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  53. Very beautiful card as usual! I love your coloring and the soft colors in this card. The pop of orange is unexpected, but awesome!
    PS I just got my order in for my spacers!! I've been dying to get some since you started using them! Thanks :-)
    ~Lacey

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  54. beautiful card Bev and how cute is that little magnolia stamp? hugs Jill xx

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  55. The colour combination is beautiful!
    And that`s what your card is, too, Bev!
    Hugs, Renate

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  56. Such a gorgeous card Bev. Love this cute image and the papers youve used are lovely!
    Hugs, Vicky x

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  57. Love the card :)

    I have put you down as one of my Top 10 Favs, please take a look at my site jenislack.blogspot.com

    best ~Jeni

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  58. Stunning card Bev and the splash of orange sets this card alight, its gorgeous :) Donna x

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  59. What a beautiful card Bev, great colors.

    Hug Suze

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  60. This is gorgeous Bev, the colours work really well together.
    Barbara
    x

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  61. oh Bev this is wonderful, I love those papers. I shall be keeping my beady lil eyes on he Hobby House site next week for those new charms, you've got me hooked now....lol!!! Thanks Bev xx vicki xx

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  62. Oh Bev your card is fabulous! Love little Alva and look how sweet the little mini on is!!! Oh I so wish that they do put them on their site, I would love some, hee hee! Delish papers, love the colours!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  63. Hi Bev!! I hope you day is going well. :) Your card is gorgeous and I love the little Magnolia too! They need to stop making so many cute things or I am going to go BROKE!! :)
    Hugs to you~
    Andrea

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  64. oooh I love the black and orange with the green, it fabbylicious!!

    great image too, so cute to have the matching mini stamp inside

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  65. another great card Bev and oooh how sweet that little Magnoliastamp

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  66. Fabulous card love the little and large images!
    Have a great evening, Debx

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  67. Absolute `stunning` card Bev..Those colours are delicious chickie..
    Hope your enjoying your weekend:)♥

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  68. Gorgeous card, love the cute image and the BG papers look fab. Love the colour combo.
    Lyndsey xx

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  69. WOW - What a sweet card. I love the wee stamp inside. I didnt know Magnolia did the small stamps! Gives it that little extra!

    Kim xx

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  70. Seriously, I don't know how you do it. One beautiful card after another. This one is no exception. Gorgeous! xx

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  71. Hi Babes - rofpmsl ! had to use that one as I love it! lol This card is so gorgeous - i love the three colour combo and they do work so well together. Not one I would have thought of (well my brain does do that much thinkingg as you well know!).
    I looked at these papers, but wasn't sure but as always you have made a stunning job of them hun.

    Love the inside too!

    Big Hugs
    Julie

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  72. She's really sweet Bev - I love the miniature one!

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  73. Stunning as always Bev love those papers you have used they are beautiful and the image is so cute.
    Paula xxxx

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  74. Love the colors you used.
    Linda Peterson

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  75. Very nice card. Love the inside too.

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  76. Bev this is AMAZING! Love the new nesties....I soooo need to order those as I have wanted them for a while! LOL! And love the little Alva inside....I am crossing my fingers that Magnolia puts them on their website!!! :) Love the BG with the black....beautiful work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  77. Fabulous card Bev, love the wee Alva!! I am so loving those nesties...good thing I am off to the city tomorrow, I just may have to find some!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  78. Absolutely stunning card Bev - fair took my lreath away xx

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  79. Just gorgeous, Bev.
    Your coloring is fabulous, love the orange accent.
    Beautiful!!

    Karen x

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  80. Bev, I love your "gang" of spaniels! (OK, I do love all of your papercrafting stuff,too...) We had a "flock of cocker spaniels" awhile back, and still miss 'em terribly...yours are just adorable!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  81. Stunning card Bev....i love your colour combo on this one and that mini Magnolia...how cute is that,
    San x

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  82. Lovely card Bev, the image is so sweet, and the papers are devine. Love this colour combo. Lou x

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  83. Great card Bev, I love the little and large images. x

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  84. Gorgeous card hun xx Just love the colours you have used, really stunning xx Clare x

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  85. wow bev, that looks so funny and really lovely. alva in my fave colours looks so pretty and gorgeous.
    big hugs, bea

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  86. Beautilicious Bev. You are so right, the touch of black and orange works well with this BG range. And what a novel idea of issuing a mini replica stamp of the original for use on the inside of cards. Hugs from Desire

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  87. Awesome....as always. I love the black accent, it really makes your card *pop*!! Have a great week, Leslie

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  88. How adorable....I *heart* the teeny weeny Alva...so cute!

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  89. Very beauitful card! I love the papers you used!

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  90. Simply stunning and I love this image and your fabulous papers. -x-

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  91. Your card is stunning, I love the colours and those Marakesh papers are gorgeous, I feel another spend coming on! xx

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  92. What a cute image, I love it....
    That's a beautiful card!

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  93. Awesome card Bev! Alva is so cute!Loving the colour scheme and your colouring, those flowers bring a beautiful flash of colour
    love tasha xx

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