Thursday, October 21, 2010

A very pink birthday

As a mother with 2 boys, it is quite remarkable how often I end up needing a "pink fix". Last night was one of those times so I created this very, very pink & girly card.
The image is one I coloured several weeks ago after getting it as a limited time freebie from Mo's Digital Pencil (it really pays to be a follower of Mo's Facebook page). I used the current challenge sketch from Critter Sketch as my inspiration for the card design. I used a green Bazzil cardstock for the cardbase - and although it isn't obvious from the picture, the card is actually a bi-fold (opening in the center). Each square is cut from pink flowered paper then matted on a distressed white cardstock, both from Basic Grey "Olivia". I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centres because everything is better with glitter! I also added Stickles to several elements of the image (the sash, party hat, present).

I would have liked to use just one ribbon for the card but I didn't have enough of either the white ruffled ribbon or the wider pink ribbon. My solution was to use the white ribbon horizontally and the pink ribbon for the bow. A largish raspberry button pulls together the lighter pink of the ribbon and the darker pink flowers.

Critter Sketch - it's hip to be square sketch
Our Creative Corner - use 3 or more types of embellishments (button, ribbon, Stickles)
Totally Gorjuss - pink
All Sorts Challenge - let's play Bingo (I chose the middle row - buttons, flowers, stickles)
Paper Sundaes - for someone little (this will be great for a little girl)
ABC Challenge - "F" is for flowers


  1. fab card...those papers are so delish!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  2. this is just lovely. So glad you liked my bingo challenge at Allsorts this week. Thanks for playing and good luck!

  3. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  4. Oh Shelley, a perfect card for a girl! Brilliant use of colour!

    Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope you can share more inspiration with us at our next challenge!

  5. How cute! Love the colors you used too. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch

  6. Very pretty card
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sudnaes" this week!
    hugs Nana

  7. cute card, love the flowered dp. thanks for playing the Critter sketch challenge.

  8. Pretty!

    Sorry I'm so late in in commenting, but I lost my internet last week, and it took my service provider so long to get it fixed.. I'm finally getting caught up!!

    Thanks for playing with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog last week.. Hope to see you again this week!!!

  9. Very pretty!!! Thank-you for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!!! Good luck!!! Hoping to see you for next weeks challenge!!!