Monday, 19 January 2009

I'm Blue


It does seem a rather appropriate title as this is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year -- but look on the bright side, things can only get better! But I did, in fact, make this for The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge this week and I think it'll do for the Papertake Weekly Challenge too.

The base card is pale blue Tapestry card to which I added some K & Co paper in a gorgeous bluey paisley mix. I then added a strip of dark blue textured card topped with a strip of white linen paper with the edges decorated using Martha Stewart's 'Doiley' border punch. Then a piece of navy blue organza ribbon knotted either side of a heart of pale blue Alchemy card run through the cuttlebug with the 'Script' folder and the embossing enhanced with Archival Ink in 'Cobalt'.

I printed out the sentiment 'I'm blue without you' on the computer and mounted it on a dark blue homemade ribbon slider with the same navy ribbon knotted on the sides.

The other embellishments are little blue acrylic stone hearts by Habico and a couple of punched out hearts with little blue pearls on them.

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Ali - the balance is perfect
    Ann x

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  2. Forgot to say - love the new look blog!
    Ann x

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  3. Gorgeous card honey & love your kitty too..

    Thanks for joining in my blog candy..

    Hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  4. Stunning card Ali, the colours are great.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  5. great card, love the embossed heart :)

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  6. Great card Alison, thanks for joining in with us for this week's challenge.

    Mandy

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  7. I should anyone who got this card would definitely not be 'blue'. It's really lovely.
    Beryl xx

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  8. Ali

    What a gorgeous card .. love it the blues are just so pretty.

    Debbie
    :-))

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  9. Hi Ali, what a stunning card very striking. This blue is just fab and so much lovely detail on here! hugs Linda x

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  10. Hi Alison I have been looking at your blog and its lovely you have come a long way in 3 years your cards are beautiful and I love your cat.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  11. Nice one again, Ali, and I like the new look of YOUR blogspot too!!!
    xx

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  12. Lovely card. I like all the different blues and LOVE the lacey look too!

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  13. That's lovely Alison - the embossed eart looks great! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

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  14. fabulous card Ali,
    great colour. hugs rachxx

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  15. Me again Ali (turning up like a bad penny on this post!!) There's a couple of awards for you on my blog :)

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  16. Fabulous card Ali xx Love the embossed heart and punched border. Thanks for joining us at PTW xxx

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  17. Fabulous card - love the blues and all the papers. Greatheart.
    Cathy x

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  18. Beautiful card Ali! The blue tones are really lovely and I love the embossing & inking over the heart - gorgeous!
    Peace & love
    Alison xx

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  19. Fab card, luv all the shades of blue, sue.x

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  20. Fabulous card Ali, great design and I love all the shades of blue you have combined. Debbie x

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  21. beautifully done. I love the colors.. thank you for visiting us at TheCuttleybug Spot.

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  22. beautiful card for the challenge Ali...love the blue colourway and all the details
    Hugs
    kath
    xxxxx

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  23. This is awesome love everything about it
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  24. Gorgeous card, pretty colour. Jillix

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  25. Wonderful card Ali, the colours are fab!

    hugs Bev x

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Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I do appreciate your comments (usually!)
Ali xx