Friday, 18 March 2011

Swinging Sweetheart

I have made this card to enter some challenges.  I love pink cards, so decided to use some Designer paper I have had for a while.  This one is called 'Cutie Patootie "Coverall"', I managed to find some lace that was a similar shape to the scalloping at the bottom of the paper.  I finished that off with a pink satin ribbon and bow.  The frame behind the swing is an oval and scalloped oval nestabilities done with the white one that I embossed  with my cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder.  The tilda and swing were stamped and then coloured with water colour pencils.  The 3 butterflies were also stamped with some 'stamp effects' emony shimmer embossing power.  The flowers are ones I have made with punches that I learned from Angie at Penny Flowers.  3 different shades of pink ultimate roses.  3 bell flowers with pearl stamens, a couple of punched little blossom flowers also with pearl centres.  Finally 3 leaves punched with the Ash Family leaves punch that I bought from Fat cats card corner.  I made the tag on the computer and then cut out the shape with a template I have.  Then I cut a border in the pale green around it to finish the tag.

Lastly I made a box with my Martha Steward Scoreboard, and then decorated it with the same designer paper and green contrast.  Finally I did the inside with the same designer paper and contrast paper.      
The challenges I have entered with this card are:
Papertake Weekly challenge,'Triple-Tastic' - 3 of something on the card
Sir Stampalot, 'Spring is in the air' - Make a card with fresh greens, yellows and/or blossom pinks
Truly Scrumptious -'Tag it' - tags, tag-shaped cards, cards with tags on them.



17 comments:

Maryann said...

My goodness Helen, you have just made a masterpiece here again. I sooooooo LOVE this one here. It´s so gorgeous and sooo romantic. Really a piece of art, that´s for sure. Have a great week-end hun and lots of crafty fun.

Rica said...

Beautiful card Helen, such pretty colours and papers, Tilda looks adorable on her swing and your flowers and lace are divine!!

So happy you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs
Heather xx

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful creation - love the layout and the way you have framed in Miss Tilda. I don't think a card could possibly be any sweeter then this. The embossing goes perfectly with your paper. Love it!!
Sandy

Elle said...

What a sweet, sweet card. I love the lace trim and how it fits with the scallop edge-perfection! Elle

Madge H. said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the feminine touches -- so very pretty. (Actually drop-dead gorgeous!!) TFS
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
Madge

pinky said...

Helen its just beautiful inside and out. Love your little flowers, must check that out. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Nana E said...

Love your card Helen, so pretty. Always a little bit envious of a fab card maker, good to see another "Nelsonian" putting their work forward!!!

brenda said...

Hi Helen

What a delightful creation, the image and colours are just perfect for our Spring theme.

Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot chellenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

chris said...

wow so special, love this its very verry pretty.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge Hugs Chris xx

Tracy said...

A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

A wonderful spring creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is beautiful and I love all the details you p ut into it. You made those awesome flowers, really nice!

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Helen. Love the colours and the cute image. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

sue said...

A stunning card!! I LOVE those flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Autumn said...

A beautiful creation! Great job on those roses, they are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SG!
xxAutumn

Francesca said...

What a stunning and beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card, I love your colour.
Hugs Renate

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