Friday, 3 September 2010

Pink Princess

This is the first card I have made in a couple of weeks, after celebrating my wedding anniversary and catching up with friends and family over the  holidays.   It seems the gorgeous sunny weather is here to stay a little longer though, so yay! :D

Anyway, I made this card for a few challenges, but firstly for the Sugar Nellie PCP challenge .  This is a great little weekly challenge with some gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps as prizes, and its held via a forum challenge, so we actually share ideas and inspiration, and well worth a look!..
This week the theme was pink, and I have been desperate to use this new manga princess stamp for ages.

I layered the stamped image on patterned paper (3 layers) and added additional shading with pro-markers.  I went for a pastel/shabby vintage look, with distressed edges, vintage feel papers and sanding on the embossed panels.
I used lots of pearls, glitter, stickles and ribbon flowers and an organza bow.  I used a MS punch for the lace panels and mat.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Lilians Sketch and pearls
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Die Cut Dreams - Soft shades of Vintage
Bunny Zoes Craft - Vintage
Lexis Creations - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp and show - Layers - I layered the stamp 3 times
Papertake Weekly - Just the One - one pearl pin, one bow, one image
Simon Says Stamp - Pearls and lace
Cute Card Thursday - Material Girl - I used ribbon and fabric on the layered flowers and an organza bow.

Good luck to everyone in these challenges, and thanks for looking xxalisonxx


Debs said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous Alison. Love everything about it. Debs xx

Heidi said...

Hi Alison, nice to have you back:)
Oh this is a beautiful card! The princess is adorable and your colouring is perfect.
I love the colours and the way you have put it all together:)
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda said...

Alison this is soo.... pretty well done. Am off to have a look and see wht stamp I can come up with and get it done over the weekend hopefully

Paula said...

Love the layering & the sanding on the embossed areas - your pin, pearls & fluff really makes it luxurious too - glad to have my Great Leveller fix back.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

Oh My, Alison! This is absolutely stunning.
I love the image, colours, papers, embellies.
Such a totally beautiful card.
Thanks for playing in the Sugar Bowl challenge.
Love Elaine xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh so pretty - soft and feminine. Such pretty color and the glitter is wonderful. I love what you did with the hem of her dress! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Pamela said...

Such a pretty card, beautiful colours, a great entry for our challenge at DCD, thak you for joining us.

Pamela x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Alison, very pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

that was along time
congratulations with your wedding anniversary
this card is looking great with all her details
lovely colors and great coloring
it's really a princess

greetings and hugs from karin

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, this is gorgeous lovely colours,thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

LynneForsythe said...

your card is just SOOO SWEET!!!
thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Kat said...

Hi from sunny Aberdeenshire Alison. Love this card, it's just gorgeous. The image is so pretty and the punched edges so delicate and lacy. Thanks for joining our spotlight challenge at CCM.

Kat x

Bev said...

Your card is totally gorgeous Alison, love the soft pretty colours! I have sorted your entry out for you on WOC, you're number 519. x

maxine said...

This is so cute and a lovely lo, thanks for joining us at Lexis creations this week.

Josephine said...

That's so pretty! Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Lilian said...

Yowzers! Your card is just perfectly made for the lovely princess image! Beauitful coloring and color combination! The frilly edges and the embellishments are perfect! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

email: said...

I love the pearls you used!! Such a pretty card! :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Marcea said...

so pretty and girly
Thankyou so much for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp. Remember lots of the DT have candy up for grabs also sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and the flowers.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
Hugs, Vanja


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