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Monday, 17 May 2010

Pink Summery Special With Cream

   front of card  

close-up of image showing glittered detail & crystal buttons

inside of card

This is essentially a girl's birthday card, however it could be used for other celebrations as the sentiment inside is specific only in that it is for a special occasion or special person (it might be given to a friend you're meeting up with for the first time in years). Nonetheless,  the card  is undoubtedly feminine owing to the pinkness & the image itself. 

I cut off the strawberry border on the pink designer paper & used that as an embellishment in place of the sentiment on the sketch. I had neither appropriately coloured gems or ProMarkers so coloured the various shades of green square gems I did have with a Dufex Brush Pen. For a long time I've been rather wary of using what I thought were gems with holes, but the recipe in A Spoon Full of Sugar has provided enlightenment - they're buttons!

Recipe
Stamps Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Up Up & Away (image), Stampendous Cupcake Numbers SSC178 (sentiment).
Inks etc...Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick) for inking cardstock & paper edges & also for sentiment.
Colouring ProMarkers, ProMarker Black Fine Liner Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Lime Green), Dufex Brush Pen (see above).
Cardstock Semi-glossy white from "stash".
Papers Nancy Watt Collection from Making Cards July 2008.
Punches Woodware scalloped squares.
Embellishments Pearls (Kanban); gems & buttons from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Allsorts Wk 52 - Birthdays
A Spoon Full of Sugar #103 - Recipe: 3 Designer Papers & 3 Buttons (papers - strawberry bordered pink, peach with small strawberry clusters, large strawberry cluster repeating pattern & pink crystal buttons) 
Charisma Cardz #19 - Sweet Treats! (strawberry images)
Crafty Carmakers #21 - Inside Out
Crafty Catz #32 - Petals & Pearls (petals in strawberry clusters & pearls to embellish)
Cute Card Thursday #112 - Someone Special! (see above)
I Love ProMarkers #14 - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge #80 - Summer Breeze
Passion For ProMarkers Wk 51 - "Strawberries & Cream"
Stampavie & More #94 - Pink
Stamp Something - Celebrate Something

23 comments:

Lorraine said...

hi huni this is super cute and you have coloured her beautifully papers are gorgeous too by the way.goodluck for the challenges hun xx

Karen said...

Lovely Paula, I love that image and I love how you've positioned her. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Paula
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

katesacraftybugger said...

very pretty ,she is coloured beautifully .Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Elaine said...

Hi Paula,
A gorgeous card. Love the image and she's beautifully coloured.
Love Elaine xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lorraine said...

That's lovely. Super image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Paula. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Emma said...

Aw such a gorgeous card, I love the image and papers.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Suzie said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

LISA said...

Lovely card and BP's. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
Hugs Lisa xx

Annie said...

wow you hit the challenge jackpot with this pretty gorjuss card! and love those buttony gemy things!
hugs, annie x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Paula ! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

brenda said...

Hi Paul

A very pretty card adn beautifully decorated insode as wwll, it makes it that extra bit special.

Thanks for joining in our Birthday fun at Allsorts and good luck with the draws.

B x

Fleur said...

Such a pretty card.
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week & good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Ali - Crafty Ribbons said...

Very pretty card, great colours.
Good luck with winning the ribbons.
Ali
Crafty Ribbons

Mummylade said...

really cute! I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts birthday celebration and good luck!

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful and perfect for our challenge!
Thanks for joining us on OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous summery card! Love the image and all the sparkle!
Hugs Judy xx

gina g said...

Fabulous card love the image, fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Julie Riley said...

Lovely card, the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Carmakers xx

MiMi said...

your card is gorgeous!!

I love the stamp and paper.... and colours you chose!!