Sunday, 16 February 2014

With flowers that brighten as thy footstep falls...

I have a sweet card made with an equally sweet image, Persephone Lola, from Simply B Stamps’ Teen Scene Gods in Love collection.

This card is going to my cousin’s daughter for her 5th birthday, hence all the pink girlie details.  I followed the current sketch at Outlawz to make the card but I did swap out the heart elements for the butterfly and a simple rectangle.  I don’t know why I thought fussy cutting Persephone Lola was going to be a good idea but I did and therefore didn’t leave enough white space around her to frame her with my die cut rectangle.

Savvy Handmade Cards have a challenge to use your favourite item, I love my flowers, particularly the mulberry ones, and I also love my Fran-tage and both work really well for a girlie card.  And with my flowers I’m also entering this at Stampin for the Weekend’s current challenge.

I always think polka dots on a soft background is the perfect designer paper for a girlie card and the grosgrain ribbon with dots ties the foreground with the background of my card.  Spots and dots are also the current theme at Creative Knockouts so I’m entering my card in their challenge. I’ve also got numerous butterflies (what little girl doesn’t like chasing butterflies?) so am also linking this at Digi Galore for their wings’ challenge.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E35, Y26, 0
Lips R29
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress & Flowers RV 52, RV63, R66, RV69
Shoes Y23, Y26, Y28
Leaves G05, G07, G09
Tree Branch E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Swing E23, E25, E27, T4
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Ochre, Aged Rose & Shabby White
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ A2 Curved Matting Basics
Kaisercraft Sparklets ~ Crimson
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Scattered Straw & Tattered Rose
Uni Posca ~ Gold
Wink of Stella ~ Dark Pink, Gold & Silver
DCWV ~ The Garden Party
My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ~ Market Street
Pink Cardstock from stash
Ribbons & Trims etc
American Crafts Grosgrain Dots Ribbon ~ Bubblegum with White

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful! The coloring on your image is fantastic. I love how you colored her hair and made it look like highlights. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  3. I think this is perfect for a 5 yr old girl, she's going to love it. That cute image is going to make her want to dress up just like her.
    Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.


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