Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cheer Up!!

It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘A Card for a Child.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

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If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

When I saw the theme for this challenge I knew exactly which image I wanted to use. This image makes me think of my youngest daughter who is 13 years old. Those that know her will understand. The image is called A Little Bit Grumpy.


I’ve printed my image onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers. I’ve then cut the image out using Spellbinder Nestabilities Label Twenty-Two. The pretty papers I’ve used are from My Mind’s Eye and are from their 6’ x 6’ Designer Paper Pad - Collectable ‘Memorable’. The colours are so pretty. I’ve edged my main card using the Flourish Lace ‘Around the Page’ Punch from Marthat Stewart. The Butterfly Punch is also from Martha Stewart and is the Monarch Butterfly.

My sentiments are both computer generated and then punched out using the Curvy Label Punch and Decorative Label Punch from Stampin’ Up.

Here’s a close up of the image.


The colours I’ve used are: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; E49, E47, E44, E43, E41, E40; Clothes & Wings - BG72, BG70, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, R22, R21, R20.

I’ve added a touch of Dazzling Details to the wings of the image and also the the butterfly. I’ve also added some Liquid Pearls around the image.

Here’s another photo…


A spray of flowers, some ribbon, lace and pearls complete my card.

Stamps: A Little Bit Grumpy (The Paper Shelter), Sentiments (computer generated)
Card: Naturals White, Island Indigo (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White 
Papers: Collectable ‘Memorable’ (My Mind’s Eye)
Ink & Markers: Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Labels Twenty-Two (Spellbinders), Monarch Butterfly, Flourish Lace ‘Around the Page’ Punch (Martha Stewart), Curvy Label & Decorative Label Punches (Stampin’ Up)
Accessories: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Lace (The Ribbon Girl), White Organza Ribbon, Basic Jewels - Pears, Dazzling Details (Stampin’ Up)

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Partake Weekly - Sooooooo Girlie

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday - 3 or more papers

Card Mania - #60 Use a Digi

Dream Valley Challenges - #95 Anything Goes


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Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, a really beautifully coloured image, your card design is stunning, you really are so talented and I think the papers are fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

soooooo sweet xx

Sandra van Blaricum said...

gorgeous Nikki!!, Love everything about it!!
thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie, great job on the hair Nikki

Elaine Stark said...

Very sweet and pretty. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

MagsB said...

Oh so cute! What a fabulous image! I love your girly colours and embellies, too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Thanks for dropping your stunning creation off at Dream Valley this week. Big hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT