Sunday, 6 March 2011

Wadda you make for someone who collects snowglobes!!

Hi, hope you are all OK and are enjoying the weekend :-)

On Saturday afternoon and evening we had a few friends round to celebrate James' birthday on Monday (no haven't made his card yet - yikes!!) so has been a busy day, and the house is showing the signs of having been inhabited by eight spirited children for 7 hours :-)  Friday night I went to Scrapbook Sisters for a shop crop, and predictably didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but had a great night anyway :-)

Following on from the word card I shared in my last post, today I am showing the second card that was ordered by one of my friend at work.  All I had to go on was that she was going to be 21 and was girly (easier for me than the non-girly request of the word card!!).  As I was leaving the office my colleague mentioned that the recipient collected snow globes and that was all the inspiration I needed to create this little lovely :-)

I used some more of my lovely Echo Park papers, and kept the design fairly simple, but couldn't resist adding some Marianne Creatables and Sizzix swirls, plus some lovely tulle and a pink button.  The sentiment made up from my Paula Pascal set.  I cut the frame out of grey cs and pink paper with the cricut - much easier than me getting myself in a muddle with my measurements!!

I stamped up Mermaid Nikki and coloured her in with copics.  Annoyingly the pink bled out on me ...WHY do I have so much trouble colouring in pink!!, but time was against me and I had to let it go (plus my skin tone is on it's last legs, and I wasn't sure it was up to the job of colouring another image!!) then added stickles to her outfit and glossy accents to her purse, the fish and the bubbles.  I stamped her up again and cut out and used as a mask while I smudged blue chalk round the edge, and then went round the image with a blue copic pen.

I then assembled the shaker with foam tape and some micro beads and decorated the inside with the pink paper and a greeting panel with read Happy 21st Birthday (stupidly forgot to take a picture of this though!!).  A couple of gems finished it off :-)

My friend at work was delighted with it and it got shown around the office who all loved it too, fingers crossed the recipient will like it!! :-)

I'd like to enter this card for these challenges
Ooh La La Challenge - Pink, Pink and more Pink ( I hope my card is pink enough!)
Totally Stampalicious - 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (hoping my tulle counts as ribbon and the beads, gems, and button count as the embellishments)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (I went with the optional extra as my packet of acetate is at least a couple of years old!!) 
Fairy Fun Friday - Inspired by a Song (Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great Sunday!!

Sue xx


Amanda R said...

Pretty card Sue! Love the flourishes, I have the hardest time deciding where to put them so just usually leave them off.

Bettina said...

what a beautiful and girly shaker card. i love the swirls and the tyll. im so glad you joined us over at FFF. hugs

theCook said...

What a great, great idea for someone who collects snowglobes! She's bound to love it!!!


Hi Sue
A beautiful card love the paper's,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Wendi said...

Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous I love the embellishments
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous Sue.. i bet she will absolutely love it... i love the mermaid Nikki image and she looks fab in Pink
Wow 8 spirited children.. it would have been my worst nightmare lol..but you sounded to have lots of fun !
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Wow this is fabulous Sue, no wonder everybody loved it!! Pami x

Anita said...

Sue, this is gorgeous. I love shaker cards (but I've never made one lol). Love that paper and the tulle. I'm sure the recipient loved it!

Suzanne said...

A fantastic card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Lisa said...

Fab! Love the swirls and the idea of making a shaker card for a snow globe collector is brilliant!

Suzie said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just as cute as can be! It's sure to be a hit Love all the pink and the tulle flower. Thanks for "singing" along with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!