Sunday, 27 February 2011

It's Finally Here

It's Here! It's Finally Here!
The very first challenge at

Anything Goes!
For our first challenge! That is only lasting a week! These challenges will be fortnightly! We are asking to create absolutely anything and share it with us :)

And our fabulous leader Melly is offering fabulous prizes for our opening week! Whooo Hooo
1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

 2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy

Yummy or what!

So come and join us! We would love to see your creations! Now onto mine! I created a treat for you guys today! So shake it with me and check out my first....

Shaker Card!!!!

 Isn't this fabulous little elephant the CUTEST!

This fabulous elephant is from the awesome Tiddly Inks! 

I used thread for the balloon string hehehe! And this also shows you the shaky shaky elements!!!!
I love a) How simple this looks and b) How easy it was to do!! IT was sooo easy! 

Don't forget to check out my fabbie teammates creations! you can find the link to their blogs over on the left hand side! You can find the Dream Valley Homepage HERE

I would like to thank the following challenges for their inspiration for this card :)

Tiddly Inks: Shaker Card (A massive inspiration and the source of this cute, cute image)
Card Making Mamas: Happy Birthday
Crafty Anns: Birthday Card
Fussy and Fancy: Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Fuzzy Wuzzy: Animal and Birthday
DYSU: Anything goes
Paper romance: Anything Goes
High Hopes: Birthday

The Ingredients:

Stamp: Image freebie from Tiddly Inks

Inks and things: Paper pieced

Papers: Gingham and Striped paper from Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods: Thread from stash, microbeads from stash, acetate from stash

Lots of love xxxxxxxxxx


  1. Oh this is sooo cute! I love shaker cards :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. I love what you have done with that Tiddly Ink image - and love how you can see through the shaker. Thanks for playing with us over at Tiddly Inks this week.

  3. This has to be the cutest shaker card ever! I love it. xx

  4. Oh wow, jennie, this is the most professional shaker card I've ever neat! Great fun too, such a cute elephant. CoB

  5. This is a very cute shaker card! Love the elephant!

  6. Adorable shaker card, I just love that elephant!

  7. I love this card - it makes me smile! Love the shaker bit and the gingham elephant. Susie x

  8. What an adorable elephant! This is such a fun card!

    luv, Mags x

  9. Beyond cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  10. Jennie, this is just the cutest thing. What a fun card, that Ellie is adorable.

    Lin xx

  11. Great shaker card! Love the little elephant holding the balloons. Very cute!


  12. I love the elephant! I need to learn how to paper piece. It looks so professionally done!

  13. OH MY GOSH - this is adorable!! I LOVE how you paper pieced little Tiddly Ellie!!! She looks adorable in that pink gingham. Thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!!!

  14. very cute card Jennie, the image is very lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  15. Oh Jennie
    I just love it! Its super cute, the sweetest shaker I've seen hee!
    Its so exciting all this hee!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  16. How cute is this!? Love the shakers :)

    Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

    Sandra P

  17. So sweet Jennie, love the little pink elephant!

  18. What a very cute shaker card! I love that cute elephant holding the balloons! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

  19. super cute shaker card...I am not very good at these...the stuff ususlly shakes out!!


  20. Fabulous card, love the pink elephant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  21. Ohhh, this is absolutely adorable! What a sweet little ellie!

  22. hiyah jennie! oh this is so super cute hun, i love ellie's real strings too!! thank you for coming to play with the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xx

  23. Yup, that's the cutest elephant! Super job on the card Jennie. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

  24. Aw... love your super duper adorable shaker card!! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers!!

  25. This is so adorable! I love the colors that you used and the image is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  26. What a gorgeous elephant and a very clever, lovely card! Cheers Claire x

  27. Wonderful, sweet card.

  28. So cute! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next time!

  29. Jennie - this is AMAZING!!! I'm blown away and in love with Ellie in the adorable pink gingham print!!

    Thanks SO much for joining us at TI this week!!

    Such a great job!!!


  30. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining the High Hopes Challenge. Unfortunately, you did not use a High Hopes image so your card can not be entered into the drawing for the prize. There is still another week if you would like to re-enter using a High Hopes image.
    High Hopes DT

  31. Aw, this is adorable! Love your shakers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

  32. Love the clean & simple elements of your card- & that elephant is the cutest all in pink :)

    Thanks for joining us @Tiddly Inks!

  33. Oh this is an adorable image and love that you did a shaker card with it.Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

  34. super cute..thanks for playing with LRW

  35. Absolutely 100% adorable . Love everything about it!

    You asked about the hougie board. Like any other board it has it's pro's and con's. Ideally I would have liked the incremants to be slightly smaller i.e 1/4 cm instead of 1/2 cm and 1/8th inch instead of every 1/2 , but thats only a small minus really. I love the fact that's it double sided though , so much better value for money and no need to faff around storing loads of boards. As you can see I use it alot , one of the best crafty buys i have had so far.
    kerry x

  36. OOOOh precious! Love that pink checkered elephant and th eway you did the balloons. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

  37. Such a sweet card, Jennie!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  38. Oh this is so sweet! I lobe the gingham elephant, such a great idea!


  39. Oh, this is fantastic!!! I love how you set up the elephant and the string is great!

  40. Oh, this is Kellie's birthday card!!! I received it today and it is just as fantastic in person!!! Thanks so much!

  41. Thanks for playing along with Fussy & Fancy!


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