Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Baby Sis

It's was my baby sister's birthday recently. She's the youngest of us seven kiddos, so she's always been loved and spoilt to bits by her six older siblings. She is this petite, Scandinavian-blonde haired beauty and when I saw this fabulous Elisabeth Bell stamp I just knew that was the one I had to colour up for her birthday. It's so HER! The stamp is called 'Willow with coffee to go'.

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The lovely background paper is one called 'Blossoms' from the MME 'Pretty Please' Spring Papers. These papers have been sitting in my craft stash for ages, so it was lovely to get them out for a play and the colours were perfect for this make. All the papers have been edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and I used a 'stitch' stamp from Lili of the Valley to create the faux stitched border on the image.

The sheer silver ribbon and pink grosgrain ribbon were from a lovely pack of ribbons I won recently from the Crafty Catz Challenge. The sweet heart feature corner was a gift a long time back from the girls at Dreamees. They sent me a whole bag of white ones in different sizes, so I coloured this one up with my Cerise Promarker to match the papers and image. I've gone for a monochromatic pink theme with the image colouring, which is so my sis! I used a touch of Glossy Accents on her sunny's and Viva Pearl pen on the bracelet. Her handbag and the heal of her shoe I've touched up with some Glam Pink Stickles for a little sparkle and bling. The pink flat-back pearls are from MeiFlower and the sentiment is from Tina Wenke for Stampavie.

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I had to post it to the US and postal rates here in New Zealand are a bit different to the UK. They're very restrictive for letters and have to meet a very strict width and depth or you have to pay parcel rates, which gets ridiculous! So I used a 'flat' bloom, which would fit inside the letter rate depth. I ended up sending the card with her present however, so it wouldn't have mattered to have gone a bit more 3D with my blooms after all. But I am happy with the finish and think the fabric bloom made up of a few different sizes of fabric petals, a paper bloom, a plastic centre bloom and a glittered brad, actually came up quite nicely and really worked with the pretty paper. I used a spray of pearls to finish the flower, which I bought some time back from the craft section at John Lewis in London.

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All that remains is to show you the utterly gorgeous pressie we found for my baby sis from a wonderful Scottish artist. Such a beautiful translation of her watercolour paintings onto fabric for these limited edition pillows. It has all the perfect colours for my baby sis, who loves the brighter tones and lots of pink! Bluebell Gray is a perfect fit for her.

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Thanks for your visit today. I hope you enjoyed yourself. I'll be back with more crafty makes in the next day or so, so do pop in again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
A Gem of a Challenge: #107 ~ Sparkles
Diva's By Design: November ~ Make it Pretty
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog: #3 ~ Sparkle & Bling
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #69 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #234 ~ Bring On The Bling
Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog: #69 ~ Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog: #87 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog: #1 ~ Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog: Use Your Craft Stash
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: November/December ~ Monochromatic
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #65 ~ Favourite Colour Combo (Pink with Pink!)
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog: #47 Anything Goes (Create Your Own Challenge)

24 comments:

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Wendy. I love the pretty image, beautiful papers and wonderful detailing too.
That's a beautiful pillow, a really special gift idea.
hugs Sue xx

Judith Wright said...

Fab card hun x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is really gorgeous :0) big hugs love Pops x x x

Loopylou. said...

oh Wends this is such a fabulous card, I love the flower with the spray of pearls too, your sister will love it and her cushion is so pretty
huge hugs Lou xxx

Erin Stephenson said...

Wait, they make a faux stitch stamp? And all this time I have been drawing mine on with crookedness? I must get one! Adorable card. Such a beauty. Thanks for playing at Crafting From the Heart. Good luck and we hope to see you next challenge!

Chana said...

Very nice creation, Wendy! Nice papers and beautifully embellished! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Beccalite said...

Such a lovely card, just enough sparkle and bling, sure your sister will love it.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Challenge #3 'Sparkle and Bling' CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx (DT member)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous wendy.fab pretty design and colours and i love this woj image :D

xx coops xx

Michele Cunningham said...

I'll bet your sister loved your card. It is so cute. Thanks for joining us at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/

fiona walker said...

a beautiful card for your sister. Thankyou so much for joining our first challenge at Crafting from the heart challenge blog good luck fiona blog owner. x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

fiona henderson said...

beautiful card...i love the lady.....just fab

fiona DT
TTPH

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card Wendy! Fab image and love those papers, your flower looks gorgeous too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Wendy, I love the fabulous image and beautiful papers.
Such a wonderful gift as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely message.
Pauline
x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Wendy, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Bring on The Bling challenge x

Kelly Neis said...

She will adore your card and pillow! Love your image and the flower is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com. Hugs Kelly

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, your sis is sure to love it. Thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and love the beautiful pressie-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
carol DT x

Jacqui's Crafts said...

lovely card the image is beautiful I bet your sister loved it

Jacqui TTPH DT xxx

Jackie W said...

This is such a beautiful card! I just know your sister will love it! Love the soft colors and design! Thanks for sharing with us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!
Jackie

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lynne said...

Gorgeous card! Fab image and colouring! Thanks for joining us at EBW this month! Hugs
Lynne xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is so pretty sweetie beautiful colours too, thanks for joining us at EBW this time hugs Pops x x

Mary Lou said...

Great card...I am sure your baby sis loved it!!! Something special indeed!!! Thanks for joining us at EBWorld!!! Happy holidays!!!
Hugs

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