Monday, 15 June 2009

An Apple a Day

Made originally for a forum challenge - we were given these lovely digi-stamps to work with - the apples in a bowl and the two borders, one large and one small - but it also fits the one at Stampin' for the Weekend.

I created a frame for the apple bowl with the smaller border and used the larger one as an embellishment on the side. The red gingham backing paper was created in PSP and the whole thing was coloured with promarkers and mounted on a dark green card.

You will be able to buy the stamps at Crafty Ann's at some time in the future but why not take a look now? She already has other lovely ones for sale.


  1. When I first saw this card Ali, my immediate reaction was WOW!! You have made a simple bowl of apples look so special - even using all three elements on the sheet on one card and each one complimenting the others beautifully. Your red gingham backing paper is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for taking up the challenge.
    Ann x

  2. Love anything with gingham. This is adorable.

  3. Hi Ali - This is my third attempt to leave a comment so I hope it works this time.
    Your card is brilliant - I just love how you have made all the elements work together. Just wow.

    Ann xxx

  4. Hi Ali,
    Wow your colouring on these images is wonderful, the apples look ready to eat!
    I love the frame you have created and the gingham paper gives the card a homely feel.
    Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge this week.
    Jen x

  5. I like the custom brushes in PSP and PS. You know you can make your own, too! It's easy!

    That card is just the "apple" of my eye!

  6. Wow Ali, what a great card and how clever are you to use PSP. The image is superb and great colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

  7. Wow your colouring is fantastic Ali and I love how you have utilised the border to frame this gorgeous bowl of apples. The red gingham is such a pretty compliment ... well done creating your own.
    Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us next week too.
    Nicola -x-

  8. Fab card. Love this bowl of apples. Keep seeing it for this challenge! Great border and love the apples down the side. Fab colours!

    Thanks for joining us this week at SftW


  9. Hi Ali!Your card is gorgeous! I love how you coloured the apples and how you created a frame for the apple bowl with the smaller border, it's so lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)


  10. Love this Ali. Looks like someonbe's been polishing those apples.
    I couldn't leave a comment on here earlier either.
    Beryl xx

  11. Hi Ali, your card looks fab, I love the pattern paper you have used with these gorgeous apples, it just reminds me so much of summer and the fabric lids my grandmother used to put on top of apple jam glasses :) A great match for you card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week :)

    Hugs Ida

  12. Hi Ali this is fab i love how you have created the border and down the side to match the main image, has a real summery feel to it...

    Thank you for joining us at SFTW hugs pops x x x

  13. Hi Ali

    I love the simplicity of this card, the image is lovely and coloured to perfection, those apples look good enough to eat. How clever are you to make that fab gingham paper, it's brill and a perfect match for those apples. Thank you for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, hopefuly you will be able to join in with many more of our challenges, good luck xx vicki xx

  14. Brilliant card I love the layout and how great to have got the images for free.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  15. What a wonderful card Ali, it looks so good. The apples are so beautifully coloured too, and your border just finishes it off perfectly. Hugs Rita xxx

  16. Love the colours, Ali

  17. Love the apple image Ali, and I love the frame you have created for it. plus the additional apples along the side. You've done and marvelous job on coloring it all.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
    Donna xx


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