Saturday, 27 October 2012

Christmas for the girls

Good Afternoon folks,
 Here we are again and today's Second project is a  nice and simple card , No hard hats required for this one just a selection of pro markers and Spectrum Noirs to colour in our darling little Ballerina. This is not her first outing to the blog you will find she also guested in 'A Christmas Kiss' a previous blog post I did for J and C Creations. She is one of my favourite stamps from Slapstick Stamps and an absolute joy to work with. The rubber stamp measures 13cm x 11.5cm so be prepared to make a bigger card than the norm this one is on an 8" square base card!!
To make this card you will need
8" white card blank
White, Gold and pink card
Alcohol Pens
Martha Stewart hearts edging punch
silver mesh
silk flowers
Large Red Ribbon
3 dew drops
First you need to stamp out your image you can use memento or stazon but sometimes I like to stamp it in black versamark and then emboss over the top of the image with a clear fine embossing powder to seal the lines. if you don't do this with the embossing powder the versamark will bleed into your Alcohol pens and spoil your finished result. To colour this young lady I used a selection of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
Face and flesh - Promarkers Almond , satin, dusky pink and blush
Cheeks - Spectrum Noirs PP1
Hair - Cocoa, GB5
Dress- PP1,PL1, PL2, PP3
Bauble and leavesCG1 CG2 DG2 DG3
Shoes and berries DR3
When she is coloured cut her out in a large Circle and dust round the edge with aTim Holts 'Worn Lipstick' ink pad and then mount onto some light pink card and put lace under the circle , when that's done mount onto a square of gold card.
  Take some cerise pink card and edge with your Martha Stewart punch to go on the card blank as your base card, then using your Martha Stewart punch again make some corners  in white. Add these and some silver mesh in opposite corners to balance your card out. stick onto the pink card and then mount circle onto that.

 Now all you have left are the 4 corners to decorate. Put a large bow in one, the sentiment and flowers in the others and not forgetting the 3 dewdrops in the last corner.
Last month I was lucky enough to win the ABCChristmas September Challenge with one of my little Santa's in Training Cards and so next week I plan to do lots of cards using my Bugaloo images which were the first prize
 watch out for those

This card is entering into the following Challenges



  1. Its a gorgeous card and I love the girlie theme. In order to enter at Lili's Little Fairies though you need to have used a Lili of the Valley image so unfortunately your lovely creation won't quality to win but it is very pretty. Hope to see you join in our challenge again with a LOTV image soon.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Lili’s Little Fairies.

  2. Opps!! Sorry Annette must remember to put glasses on when entering Challenges , Happy not to be in the draw as I'm a J & C Creations DT member , just thought the Card was ideal for your challenge, Good luck to all the entries, it looks a great Challenge and I will be popping over to LOTV to check out their stamps xx

    1. It is gorgeous so I was more than happy to stop by honey.

  3. This is gorgeous. Love that adorable image and the lace edging.
    Thanks for joining us at In The Pink this week xx

  4. Found your Blog by accident and boy I really like your creations. Love this image and card is really girly. Will be back to see what else you come up with, bet I won't be disappointed.

    Wilma x

  5. Such a beautiful card, love the image x Thanks for joining in at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Kelly x

  6. She is a very pretty girl!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  7. This is so pretty and fun! I love the colors, she looks lovely. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge for Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Bugaboo DT

  8. Hi Tracey Anne - fabulous colouring and layout, and an adorable image. Love the lush ribbon and flowers.
    Thank you so much for joining in the fun at In The Pink - hope we will see you again!
    Sylvia xxx

  9. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  10. I love your project! Thanks so much for joining our Recipe challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  11. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  12. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  13. What a gorgeous image and such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us in our Recipe Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our current challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT


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