1 March 2014

'Eleanor the Ballerina'

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my creation for My Time To Craft!

It's time for my second challenge as a DT member over at The Craft Garden. I am absolutely loving the challenges that are being set & it gives me the chance to use stamps & papers that I have never used! Shhh don't tell Nige lol!

So what's March's challenge I hear you ask? Well its a fab one, I had so much fun making this card. I must admit I have used a stamp I have had for ages but have never used & I love her. Right our challenge for March is.....


I don't know about you but I tend to use at least one bold colour on my creations, so this was definitely a challenge for me lol!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Stella Says Sketch- fabulous sketch
Card Makin Mama's- stack it up!
Left of Centre- die cuts
Aud Sentiments- any sentiment for a girl
In The Pink- pink + blue

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Eleanor' from the 'Angelica' collection by Crafters Companion 
Promarker & Flexmarker
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Tim Holtz distress inks
Bobble, Tutu & Shoes- fired brick & worn lipstick
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Boofle' 12 x 12 stack from Docrafts
'So Cute' from the 'Tab With Text' set by Marianne D COL1315
Turquoise dew drops
My stash- pink card & ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Classic Petal' Edgeabilities die cut by Spellbinder from Natalie & Amy's
'Rectangle #3' die cut by Nellie Snellon MFD048
'Tab with Text' die cut by Marianne D COL1315
'5" scalloped square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's
'Stix 2' pick up pencil from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, happy 1st of the month. Please pop over to the main Craft Garden challenge blog & see what fab creations the DT have made to inspire you 
hugs xx


Jo said...

Lovely card Shell, so pretty!
hugs Jo x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the way you have used the ribbon around the die cut rectangle.
thanks for joining us at LOC! We have facebook page if you would like to check it out

Debbie said...

So pretty.Love pastel colours.Beautiful colouring too.Hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Shell, I love the sweet image and pretty colours. The ribbon looks so beautiful too.
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

Sweet card Shell - love the pastel colours and the ribbon intertwined around the image. Hugs, Claire x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Awww Shell your card is fab and so girly. Love what you did with the ribbon. Susan xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh love it, Me xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty is this image Shell such a beautiful card and l like how you have threaded your ribbon through that fabulous die cut truly is stunning xx

~ginny said...

Hi Shell! You carried off the pastels beautifully! I like the layers, the satin ribbon around the focal image and the double bow! Nicely done - I appreciate that you shared your project & creativity with us!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #101 "Any Sentiment for a Girl"
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Suzanne K said...

Very sweet card, lovely layout and colour choice. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Card Makin Mamas, good luck with the challenge. Suzanne DT

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Shell…. your colouring is beautiful and I love the soft coloured papers and embellies… it's a really pretty and delicate card! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs Sue xx

maureenjscott said...

Oh that is totally cute! i love the threaded ribbon and your dies! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this fortnight! Be sure to join us again on the 7th of March for our Anything Goes Anniversary Challenge and we'd love to see you in our Facebook group too - https://www.facebook.com/groups/366516863488820/?bookmark_t=group Thanks for sharing! mo dt coordinator xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges for our current fortnightly challenge "Diecuts".

What a pretty feminine card. The image is lovely and coloured wonderfully. Great card layout and your diecut elements are fabulous and really add to the card.

I hope you will join us for more of our future challenges, as well as other events we have coming up.
We have a new Facebook group, where you can find more details of our challenges and DT. We hope you can join: https://m.facebook.com/groups/366516863488820?refid=18&ref=bookmark&_ft_ feel free to invite your friends.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

Faith A said...

Oh! this is such a feminine little image and card I love it.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my card.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Beautiful card Shell, I love the ribbon stitching around the image.
:) Chris / CS Designs

coops said...

so beautiful shell.gorgeous pretty image and design and i love your soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Astrid said...

Such a sweet card !

Kat W said...

Very sweet and girly - love the soft pastel pink and blue :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet, sweet card! Love the ribbon. Thanks for playing in our Stella Says Sketch Challenge at CTB.

MagsB said...

What a pretty card! Just perfect for a girl! The little ballerina is so cute, and you coloured her beautifully - the tutu especially looks fab!

love Mags B x

Erin Stephenson said...

I love how you used the ribbon. It looks amazing! Great coloring on the image. Lovely job. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Jennyfer L said...

A beautiful sweet card Shell.
Thank you for playing with AudSentiments this week.