Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Pretty as a Princess...

...todays post is for a card I made for my friend,
It is her daughters birthday and she asked me to make the card for her,
NO pressure then...
I think I pulled it out the bag,
a beautiful card for a beautiful girl.

My colour inspiration is the classic presumption of
what little girl doesn't love pink.
The design papers for this piece are 'vintage chic' by Craftwork Cards.
The glittery silver cardstock is one by Limetree Crafts.
This gorjuss princess is just what I said ... gorgeous!
She is one of the gorjuss girls range by Sugar Nellies
Once again coloured using my beloved promarkers.

The little ticket shape is a die by Whimsy Stamps,
they also do coordinating rubber stamps to match.
I used stickles 'stardust' for added bling.
For her name I used strips of white cardstock,
 mixed up some red and white acrylic paint with a splash of water
and using a sponge coloured them in.
I then stamped the letters using Dew Drop Brilliance ink in 'platinum planet'.
I used a promarker fine liner to fill in the centres of each letter.

This pretty pink sheer ribbon is one from my stash,
I usually purchase all my ribbons from the local market 
or from Boyes bargain box.
This effect was pretty easy to do
I cut a strip of pale pink papermania cardstock, 
placed double sided tape down the length of the card 
roughly matching the width if the ribbon.
Then I just gathered the ribbon sticking it down as I went along.

I cut out the number 7 free-hand.
I used a wash of the acrylic paint mix to colour some shimmery paper.
I used these beautiful pink self adhesive gems,
 from my stash, for that extra sparkle.

These delicious hearts are a cut and emboss die by Marianne design 
the 'creatables' range.
They look just divine in this silver cardstock.
The flower brad is one I picked up from my local craft store.
The love heart charm is one from my stash.

This exquisite circle flourish is a very intricate die by Memory box.
 It is 'la Rue Flourish'.
The little pink pearl heart in the centre is from Add some sparkle.

All I hope for now is that Maisie loves this card as much as I loved making it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts challenge107  - my favourite things (pearls and gems)

Sugar Nellies Facebook challenge  - anything goes

Paper Sundaes challenge 111  - feminine flair

CES challenge 76  - charmed

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft x


  1. This is so beautiful, love the colours and sweet image.. your friend and her daughter will love it. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  2. Hi, and what 7 year old shouldn't be as pretty as a princess. Lovely card & I am sure your friend & her daughter will love it. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Tine :)

  3. Oh I'm sure Maisie will love it, what 7 yr old girl wouldn't!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Really pretty card - love the way you added the name.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  5. Beautifully done and very feminine, I love all the die cuts. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Pretty card with the fab colors and cute image. :)

    stretch mark treatment

  7. wonderful card - thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
    Lisa x