Sunday, 5 June 2011

Tiny Dancer for Sentimental Sundays

Good morning everybody

This is my first post for  Sentimental SundaysI am so excited to be part of this team, and there are some great challenges coming up over the next few months which I am really looking forward to.

The prize for this challenge will be four individual sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection.

Please pop to Sentimental Sundays and have a look at all the fabulous pieces of work there, and don't forget that there are sentimental freebies offered as well - 5 this week, all worth having to embellish your projects.

The theme this week is Inspired by Song, which can give rise to many ideas, but also difficulties, which I had trying to choose between several that I wanted to use.  We want to see your creations Inspired by Song, and make sure to include a sentiment. Also make sure to let us know how the song inspired your project.

Anyhow, my song is Tiny Dancer by Elton John, and friends know that I have been a lifelong fan of his music,  It also seems appropriate to me that I have chosen an Elton John song, as I am going to see Elton John in Cardiff on Wednesday, with some of the best seats ever!  I just hope my knee holds up, I don't think I can do any more damage than I have to it this week.

My main images are both digis, the dancer is from A Day for Daisies, and the piano from Stitchy Stamps.  The piano key stamp is Clarity stamps, which I stamped and then embossed the black keys.  The dancer is coloured with Copics, and then I have brushed distress inks around here.  The sentiment is a The sentiment is one from the Raindrop Echo Whimsy Stamps range designed by Ann Vento.  They are available here   The background paper is Prima, as is the flower, which represents the flamboyant floral embroidery Elton John always has on the right sleeve of whatever he is wearing on stage.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest - Flowers
Crafty Ann's - Use more than one image
Delicious Doodles - Texture - I have embossed the piano keys and dry embossed the stars on the side panel
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - What'eva + DT Call
Paper Sundaes - Let's get sentimental
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. Hi Val, A fantastic card , brilliant image withthe piano keys. Gorgeous colouring. Have a great time on Wednesday.

  2. Beautiful card Val, I love that flower :)
    Hope your knee is ok.

  3. Gorgeous card Val, love the images and the whole delicate feel of the card. What a lovely project for your first DT entry! Love it! Hugs, Joanna xx

  4. Super card, Val. I do hope you have a lovely time at the EJ concert.

    Janet xx

  5. Just so beautiful Val...

    have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

  6. Fabulous Val, love the colours and design and congrats on your DT position.
    Have a great time at the Elton concert, we are off to the Isle of Wight festival next weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. lovely card Val,so pretty love Dorothy xx

  8. Beautiful card! Have fun at the concert!

  9. Awww WOW Val, your card is so gorgeous, I love your Piano and your lady and that flower is so beautiful too:-)

  10. Oh WOW Val this is gorgeous, love all the stamps you've used and great colours too.

  11. What a beautiful card!!. Love the colours you have used!! Thanks for joining us at PC for the Anything Goes challenge!!Hugs xx

  12. Fabulous card Val, I love how you've combined the images. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's and I hope yo have a fabulous time at the concert.
    Ann x

  13. Have a wonderful time at the concert!!

    I love your card and the gorgeous bloom really finishes it off for me, I love it!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Texture challenge at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn :)

  14. Lovely card. I really like the dreamy image, piano keys, and flower. I hope that you have a great time at the concert!

  15. What a beautiful clever card Val. I love the colours especially and your colouring of the lovely image is beautiful.

    Lesley Xx

    PS Pure coincidence but the card in my post last night made me think of one of my fave songs.

  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles with your great work! Good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  17. What a great creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x

  18. Val this is a striking creation! I love how you used the digi keyboard with your image...beautiful coordination hon. That flower is awesome!



  19. Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member

  20. Love the combination of images to create a fabulous scene! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

  21. Val, what a gorgeous and elegant card you have made here. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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