Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Thank You... Kind Friend...

Afternoon all, well stressy day today, have a friends 60th birthday party on Saturday and were are meant to be dressing up.... I cant find anything to wear! I have tried everywhere, fancy dress costumes come up so small, and I dont have time to make one myself! But I will be in town tomorrow so hope to find something! 

So in-between stressing I have made my friend a special card, she has been 'using' me as her 'party planner'. I have had so much fun with all the planning, its going to be so much fun! I wanted to make her something a little special, I have tried!!! 

This is 'Butterflies and Pigtails' available over at Funky Kits, i think she is so sweet! I haven't finished the card yes as I have lined the inside with paper too and would like to decorate the inside like the front... but I think I may keep it a bit more simple! 

The die cut has been done using a marianne die, I love this butterfly, I have covered it with stickles although you cant see that in the picture! I also used my nestabilities to cut out the cloud paper my image is sat on.  I cut the red paper slightly larger and rounded the corners off.

Here are the flowers I added too, I felt it needed them to take the harshness from the edge of the die cuts. I tried to keep the colours to the red and blue.  I also added some crystals and some white buds that have been sat in my stash for ages! I added a double layer of thin lace that followed one of the challenges that I would like to enter this to. 

I also added some self adhesive pearls around the edge of my die cut, mainly because i felt they looked good!

Here is my beauty up close, i coloured her using my pro-markers for her dress and shoes I used all Ice Greys for her shoes and apron and Crimson, Poppy and Cardinal red for her dress, ribbons and parts of her shoes, I lilac to colour in the butterflies.  I coloured her hair using her watercolour pencils. 

Well I hope you like her, i would like to enter her into the following challenges;

Anita Be Stampin - Pearls and Lace
Bearly Mine - Die Cuts and Lace
My Time to Craft - Use Die Cuts
Pro-Mrker Challenge - use 2 (two papers, two colour flowers, 2 lines of lace)
The Stampin Boutique - Red White and blue
Craft your Passion - Let it all Hang Out

If you have time I would love to know what you think



Trina said...

I know your friend will love this! It's so pretty!

Brenda said...

just gorgeous. I love the butterfly, the image is gorgeous and colored beautifully!!
thanks for playing at Anita Be Stampin!!

Collette said...

Very sweet card - love your layers and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

coops said...

fabulous card.i love this gorgeous sassy and your colours and details are stunning.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Tracy S said...

Happy Birthday to your friend! Sounds like the party is going to be fun! I hope you found a dress for it!! The card is beyond adorable. I am sure your friend is going to love it!! Thanks for joining us over at Anita Be Stampin!!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..
Hugs Judith

Debs said...

great the Sassy image :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck!!..hugs Debs x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Trina, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

LaJanette said...

Hi Trina,

Oh such a sweet card! I too am in love with the simply sassy girls:)... I love that great big butterfly, just perfect.

Thanks for visiting my blog and joining on my candy:)

Janette :)

tiggertastic said...

what a cute image and very big - stunning butterfly wow wee

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Heather "Hev" said...

So beautiful :)

Love Hev xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing!
Hey, i have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card Katrina!!!

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