Tuesday, 8 October 2013

She's a Princess!

Once the girls cards for the baby shower were done and dusted, I needed to make a card from DH and I.
I'm sure you can spy that I used the cupcake liners from the party banner once again! Yes, I pulled out the iron and pressed a couple more of those babies. I am getting my mileage out  of that dollar purchase!

This time I layered two cupcake liners over a snippet of hot pink Bazzil dotted card. I added a hot pink scalloped die with a doily over top. The scalloped circle was to prevent the doily from getting lost in the damask pattern.

Now I had a little giggle here as I found the butterfly I searched for when I made the last card. I did not vacuum it up after all! It was just hiding, wanting to perch on my card instead! I added a pink shimmery chipboard princess sign and tucked three teensy flowers on the bottom left, to give some balance to the butterfly.
Sorry about the picture...I know it is not very straight! Just when I learned how to straighten on my old computer...I am now on windows eight with only the photo editing that came with it... and I have not figured it out yet! lol
The inside of my card is a bit different for me.
The Mum-to-be went to a Catholic, private school with my daughters. I wanted my message to be prayer based but did not want to make any of the other girls feel preached at.   I decided to make the sentiment a hidden message.
I tucked in a tiny envelope and placed the prayer inside. I then signed the back of the prayer!
Here is how it looked...
The little prayer/poem read as follows...

Two little eyes to look at God
Two little ears to hear His Word
Two little lips to sing His praise
Two little feet to walk His ways
Two little hands to do His will

It was from one of my Grandchildren's books and I have always loved those words. The book has a poem/prayer hidden in teensy envelopes on each page.  I decided to steal the idea and go with the envelope system too!

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


brenda said...

What wow colours Maureen, I always think pink and black go so well together and especially these hot pinks. Love it.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Mo, I like the text the design the colours and the butterfly.
Kevin xx

Hettie said...

This is so lovely Mo and that Butterfly knew it would end up on just the perfect card if it could hide just long enough. Love that prayer too.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
fabulous card. lovely design and fab inside too.
I tried to comment on Saturdays card,
but blogger wouldn't go to your comments box.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

So glad you found the missing butterfly - it looks great on this sweet cards's front! I think you did such a great job decorating the inside as well - it's actually so well done that it could even be the front of a second card!

Sue said...

Awww Maureen what a beautiful card and that private prayer inside is totally lovely huggles hun hope you and hubby are okay Sue and Paul xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So pretty!
And I love the cupcake liner idea!

Karen Petitt said...

It's gorgeous! I will have to remember to keep a look out for pretty cupcake liners x

Di said...

I love this card Mo - just perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

Anonymous said...

So pretty Mo, love the cupcake used as DP! Glad the butterfly turned up.


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Mo, love the colours and butterfly.xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is divine.
So pretty in pink!
Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Hi Maureen, I'm behind in visitin' yet again! Popped over to enjoy your sweet card. What a wonderful use of a cupcake liner (and aren't you clever to do so!). Loved the delicate doily in the center. So very bright & pretty. I especially loved how you did the interior and thank you for sharing the little prayer. I remember that from childhood myself (we won't say how long ago). A new baby is truly one of God's blessings to a couple. They are also blessed to have a friend make such a lovely, handmade card to celebrate with them in this wondrous occasion. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

This is one fantastic card, and I love the special way you tucked in those special words just for her in that awesome envie! Beautiful, just beautiful! (and so thoughtful too!)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mo, I love the little prayer and the envelope holding it is a fantastic idea, Cathy x

Mary said...

A beautiful card. Great use of cupcake liners. I really like the hidden message idea. I attend many BD parties and sometimes I just want a note that is private. Great idea!

Asha said...

WOW!!! What a super cute card, Mo. Love the sweet colours. Enjoy the weekend, my friend!
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Bonnie said...

This has got to be the most gorgeous baby card ever! I love the idea of enclosing a prayer in the envelope. Many years from now I imagine this little girl looking through her baby cards and being excited to find something hidden in this card!

Sarah said...

Hi ya, what a fabulous card! Love the colour combo and the butterflies are gorgeous!

Have you considered using PhotoScape for your picture editing? Another blogger recommended it to me a couple of years ago and I've used it since. It's easy enough to use and best of all it's free!!!


Tracy said...

Such a pretty card :)
Happy you didn't vacuum the butterfly up, it looks perfect on your card.

Shoshi said...

Beautiful cards, Maureen, and what a sweet little poem!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - my legs are gradually improving and I am having rest periods throughout the day. There's still a lot to do in the house, unpacking and sorting everything, and over the past couple of days I've made great progress sorting in my ARTHaven, and although there's stilll a lot to do, I can at least get into the room and identify the separate work zones - I am so looking forward to getting stuck in in there, and start creating again!!


Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant use of the cupcake liner which made a perfect backdrop for the butterfly and princess layers, Maureen! The prayer/poem is so tender and so appropriate!! Hugs, Darnell

Connie Mercer said...

adorable cards!!!Love the poem!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just wonderful Maureen - great idea.. maybe let her know there is poem in there thoguh cos not all non crafters think there would be rather like easel cards, they dont know think it is part of decoration!! thanks for popping over :D you made my day dont forget candy too :D Shaz in oz.x

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, this is super hun, love the colours and the butterfly is just perfect.
Hugs Sue W.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love that you take the time to iron out the cupcake liners, waste not want not :) The making of a pocket in which to put a hidden message is so clever that I must do that for those cards I send to the youngsters in my family. They will love it. Fabulous card Mo!

Mrs A. said...

I love your use of the cupcake liners and the prayer enclosed in the envelope inside makes the card very special indeed. Thanks for your well wishes. My hip is not as painful as it was and I have been keeping it warm which has helped a lot. Hugs Mrs A.

MagsB said...

What a lovely card! The pink and black colour combo is gorgeous - and I love how you used the cupcake liners!

The little prayer is so beautiful, too!

love Mags B x

kay said...

This is fab and I like the idea of a hidden message x

Craftyhugs said...

This is stunning!
Love all the details and the color
What a lovely family you all are at the snippets playground!
Hugs xx

Erika said...

Hi Mo, what a lovely poem and a great idea to pop it inside with it's own little envelope.
Beautiful card I'm sure it will be loved.
Happy crafting and great to hear from you, hugs Erika. x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous design and details, this is fabulous hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

nwilliams6 said...

This is just lovely! Great princess card - love the layers, colors, and positive feeling. Cute, cute, cute! Hugz!

Lynn said...

This is simply beautiful, and I love the die-cut words. Such a wonderful idea to put the verse in a card. A truly special card for a special occasion. Lynn x