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Sunday, 23 January 2011

..A 'FAIRY' Happy Birthday!

Today I have made my mum's birthday's next Saturday and I didn't want to do what I usually do and leave family cards til the last minute.
I knew I wanted to use a girly image, but also wanted to use vibrant colours. Here's what I did......

The image is a digi called Fearne (sorry but I can't remember where she is from....thought it was Pollycraft but can't find her there....)and has been coloured with my Promarkers. I don't have all that many (yet!) so I did the best I could to match the colours to the DP, which is Dovecraft 'Wild Blossom' by Kate Knight.

I went over her wings and picked out details of her dress with a Sakura Stardust Clear Star pen.

I cut a glittercard border circle using my nesties, and because I loved the backing paper so much, I didn't want to cover most of it up, so placed the image to the LHS. I added some punched leaves and corners too.
I cut out some flowers from the DP and distressed them, then double-layered and finished them off with some Stickles in the centre. The spotty ribbon, sentiment and card used for the matting are all from my stash. I die cut the 'm-u-m' letters, and the butterflies which are double layered, and placed them so as not to cover too much detail of the DP.
I am really pleased with how it has turned out, the only thing I might change in hindsight, is to turn the image so that she is facing the left, rather than looking 'out' of the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for popping by!


Dawn said...

Ali, she's delightful!!! I love every little detail, especially the little heart on the end of her hat!!!

Miranda said...

wonderful card, love those colours and you've added nice details
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Love crafts forever said...

Your card are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Denise and Louise said...

Really lovely card. Your Mum will love it! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Ali, you have coloured the image in brilliantly and love your butterflies. :) Your mum will adore her card. :)
Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)


Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Jayne said...

This is lovely Ali, I think your Mum's gonna love it! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT.

Hands On said...

Love the colours, the dsp and the main image. Beautiful double layer butterflies. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Sandra Farrell said...

So cute. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Catherine said...

Oh Ali, this is a gorgeous card ! I love those colours ! Fantastic embellishments too ! May I ask where you get the corner and the butterfly punches from ? I think they are gorgeous ! Hugs and love from Catherine

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, very cute image. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! Love the DP you have used, the colours are lush!

Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xxx

Jo said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU!


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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card. I love the bright colours and those butterflies look amazing.
Thanks for joining our 'heart' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

*Alison* said...

I love the butterfly you added too.. Way to "Stack Up" and bring out the PINK in your creation.. Thanks for playing with us at can't wait to see what you create next week..


Your Mum will be thrilled with this beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous, and I love the adorable girly image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

li-bee-ti said...

Great card! I love the colors and the image is so beautiful.
Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create, and I hope you'll join us on our new challenge too.

Spyder said...

Another lovely card Ali, thank you for joining Quirky Crafts, don't forget to pop back Friday to vote for your favourite and ask your blogging friends to vote for you too
(Lyn) sorry if this is here twice, I came before but can't see my comment!

Janna said...

hey ali! thanks so much for sharing this lovely and detailled pink card with us at DYSU! janna

princesskitten said...

What a dear little thing - love all that pink

kitten - DYSU team

deb.lauder said...

WOW WOW WOW! Just love this card, it's so vibrant and yet still delicate. Fantastic crafting Ali x

Anne said...

Fantastic, I'm sure your Mum will love it! Thanks for linking up with us at OSAAT this week. Hugs x

WeirdCat said...

Great card,your colour choice is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week
Ruth x

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! Adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Caro said...

That is so cute Ali! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky crafts again.

Suzanne said...

A fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

Maria (inkymits) said...

Great project, i really love it! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. x

A.J. said...

Lovely card - it is a Pollycraft image, I have it too!
Thanks for playing along with our As You Like It challenge this time over at OSAAT!

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