Monday, April 4, 2011

A La Card Monkey

Happy Monday! I got an invitation to a new challenge blog called A La Card Monkey! There's a name for you! They have a lovely first challenge featuring nature, with this sweet little photo:
I know the design team used some of these same stamps for their samples, but I took it a step further and used the same colors of the inspiration photo of Almost Amethyst and Old Olive. And I apologize; my computer keyboard died, so I am forced to use Blogger on my laptop instead of LiveWriter for my posts. (Don't ask me how much I dislike Blogger!) So my posts may not be quite the same-- please bear with me until I get my issue resolved! So here is my creation:

I used some BG paper from the Wisteria line, stamped with some images from Nature Walk; the new Four Frames stamp set along with a retired sentiment, and some shabby seam binding I dyed Old Olive. A sweet little touch is the tiny dragonfly charm! I found it at a yard sale and this seemed like the perfect time to use it. I made a "frame" for my image using the Decorative Label punch on some Old Olive Patterns paper and cutting it in half, separating it, and attaching it behind the image.

The final touch was a little shabby flower. Hope you like it! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the ColourQ!!

  • Stamps: Four Frames, Nature Walk, Inspired by Nature, Small Sayings
  • Paper: Confetti White, Almost Amethyst, Old Olive Patterns DP, BG Wisteria
  • Ink: Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
  • Acc: Decorative Label, Eyelet Border & Boho Blossoms Punches, Seam Binding, Brad, Charm


Doris said...

Beautiful card and even more beautiful granddaughter! Did you make that gorgeous jumper she's wearing?

Ruthie said...

ohhhhhhh! this is soooo pretty! and the granddaughter is such a sweetie!
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Terry and Shirley SU said...

So glad you've entered our challenge Leanne! I love that you dyed the seam binding olive, and that charm is adorable. Nice card!

A La Card Monkey

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love the colours...sorry to hear about your computer!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

leanne your card is Shabby Beautiful! The Dyied ribbon is to Die for.... lol. I love the mini flower too. I love the colors and everything about it. Thanks again for doing our first challenge at A La Card Monkey.


Martha said...


This card really does say "nature" and "spring" all at the same time. I love the vertical design on the BP and the different elements. Just beautiful!

Love and blessings, Martha

Elise said...

Well, of COURSE we are ALL excited by this fabby piece of beauty: that BABY knows excellent card craft when she sees it, for SURE! Yipeeee!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love it Leanne! Love the colors, the shabby flower and of course the charm! Thanks for sharing- you are such an inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so pretty, and I love how you always end your post with a great big smile, what a cutie!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and crinkle ribbon!!

jaydee said...

LeAnne, gorgeous card... it really is so pretty!
Thanks for pointing us to a new challenge site, too. I need to go check it out!

Carol L said...

I keep scrolling up/down from your card to Cassidy because they're both so much fun to see! :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I just wanted to tell you that I posted a Picture of the Basket of Goodies for the winner of the A La Card Monkey Nature Challenge. Make sure you are sitting down when you look... it's a wower!!!


And thank you leanne for leaving so many comments on the cards.

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