Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Alexander Palace and Creative Card Crew Challenge Week 4 - Texture

Week 4 over at the Creative Crew Challenge already, can you believe it? We are all so impressed with the entries that we get every week. In my book every one is a winner, unfortunately we don't have enough prizes for everyone! This weeks prize is a gift certificate for $20 at the Bella website.

The challenge this week is to add texture to your cards. I used this christmas bella image, its one of my favourites, and i have used snow writer to highlight the fur around her coat and on her boots. I have also embossed the background using my snowflakes embossing folder, with sequin icicles with gem centres.

I hope many of you will join us again this week, and i look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations.


Over the weekend i did mention that i might be going to Ally Pally this month with Anna-Marie Designs. Well yesterday i got the confirmation that its all going ahead. My friend who runs Anna-Marie designs will be doing another craft event in Belfast that weekend, so myself and my lovely friend Katy will be doing Ally Pally by ourselves. I have to say i am very excited, as well as nervous!!! We will be selling Anna's own design templates and packs of both A4 and A3 double sided pearlescent card and a felt finish card. All of these cards are excellent quality and excellent value.

So if any of you lovely blogging friends are going to Ally Pally it would be lovely to say hi to you ! maybe you could drop me an email or leave a comment and i will be sure to look out for you.

This sunday there is a craft show at Thetford, my friend Katy and i are going for a look, Anna-Marie designs will be there but we are not working. If anyone else is going and would like to meet up for a cuppa please drop me a line, it would be good to meet you!

Not much else been happening my end, oooh other than i got my new Clio this afternoon. As some of you, i hadn't been particularly excited, but now its here im loving it. It is a dream to drive, although i am nervous too, as im scared of damaging it. You all know about my accidents in October, so understandably i am a little nervous.

I have nearly finished my easter cards thank goodness, just a couple more to work on which should be done by this evening, fingers crossed, will post them at the weekend.

I hope you are all having a good weekend, and look forward to catching up again later in the week, when i will also get round to visiting all your beautiful blogs.

Hugs for now Linda x


Natalie said...

Great card Linda, I hope you have a great time at Ally Pally. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card hun, luv the layout.
Joey and me will be at Ally Pally on the saturday, will stop n say hi, look forward to seeing you, sue.x

Moni said...

It is gorgeous card, love the theme and the image! Hugs, Moni

Crafting Joanne said...

Fantastic card hun, love the layout and all them textures. Bella looks so snug.

Good Luck with the show at Ally Pally!!

Joanne x

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous card Linda, love the colours. sounds like your going to be a busy bee at the ally pally. hugs rachxx

Danni said...

Very nice card!!

Annie said...

A great Bella crimbo card Linda and love the embossed snowflake panel and the puffy stuff! hope all goes well at Ally Pally, hugs, annie x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, the cards are really something else, especially the images, I love the colours and the texture they are outstanding. Good Luck with Ally Pally, its a bit far for me to visit but I hope you enjoy it. Well done love and Hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Liza said...

Great card Linda, love the layout.

Liza x

Pinklilac said...

Hi Linda great news about Ally Pally and wow your new car too.
Beautiful card and I love the way you textured it.
Hugs Linda

Riet said...

wowww Linda,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, what a lovely card. Hope you enjoy yourself at Alexander Palce. Would have loved to have met you and the cards sounds delightful but I'll be with you in spirit. Hope you continue to enjoy your new car. Best wishes. Kym xxx

Denise said...

Wow Linda,
You have been busy creating. Love this card. You always inspire me.

Rleen said...

Linda, your card is stunning! I really love the texture. TFS!
Have a great day my friend.

Jamee said...

your card is so cute! i like the colors :)
i made a card with one of the images you sent my mom, i have it up on my page!

The twins mum said...

Hi Linda so sorry I haven't popped by lately. Your cards are very beautiful I love the image of the "snow lady"
best wishes always

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the texture.
Not sure if I'm going to Ally Pally yet but if I do I make sure I will drop by.

Sharon said...

Your card is fabulous Linda. Such a gorgeous image and wow! all your texture. Beautiful colour scheme. Good luck at Ally Pally & glad you're enjoying the new car.
Sharon xx

Steph said...

I LOVE this card, Linda! You know I'm a sucker for any Bella!! I love the use of the snow writer- fab. Wow, congrats on your job at Ally Pally, how exciting. I hope you'll have time to wander around and grab some bits for yourself!! x

bumblebee creations said...

This is totally adorable!!! Your creations are always so well thought out and inspiring! Hope all is well!!

fairymadjo said...

gorgeous card hun, good luck for week end hunny huggs jo x

Sadia Hussain said...

Very pretty cards! Love the little trimmings and the color.
Take care and have a nice weekend.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous Linda, I love the embossing detail. have fun at the Ally Pally

gina said...

Hope you are well Linda, this is a gorgeous card, I can not believe where the time is going, hope you had a good time at ally pally
Gina xxx

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
This is simply stunning,hun!!
Love the colours and the details!!
Hugs from Maya :)

Shelley said...

Hi Linda, gorgeous card I love the texture and the colouring is lovely.
Shelley xx

Tasha said...

Linda i love this card - its so beautiful! The image is fab and i love the embossing - you have made it all go together with fabulous detail
love tasha xx

ella bella said...

gorgeous card Linda love the image and fab layout
Tracy x

Sandra said...

Hi Linda....gorgeous card,love the image and great textured background,love your colour scheme too.
Have a great time at Ally Pally,
Take care
San xx

Jodi said...

Great card!! Love the lace and the details you added to your bella!!
Jodi =)

Simone said...

Such a fabulous card, Linda! I love this Bella image!

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