Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tiny Dancer Card 30

I have what I hope is a fun post for you today. I am this fortnight's guest designer at The Butterfly Challenge. I was so happy when my blogging friend Mrs A, started this challenge.  I love to use butterflies on my cards and judging by how popular this challenge is, many of you do too!

The theme for challenge #9 is Monochromatic. I chose to work with a sort of salmony pink colour. From light salmon to dark, with some extra shades in between...that was my goal.

This Ballerina Birthday card is for a friend of my youngest daughter. They went to High School together and her friend  danced as a ballerina. She has just had her first baby and has taken up ballet class once again.


I think she will enjoy this Tiny Dancer. I had fun making it as I have not made this type of fold before. In fact I have not been very brave in the past and have hardly made any fancier folds!

The ballerina embellishments are K&Co 3Dimensional stickers and they have lovely sparkly lines. These were all left over from a scrapbook page I made for little Miss C, when she was in ballet class.


Hope you will check out Mrs A and The Butterfly Challenge. It is a fun challenge with a friendly bunch of crafters taking part. You will feel welcome, I know! The challenge starts on June 18th and runs for two weeks.

Recipe
Card base and envelope - card is hand cut from my heavy weight card stash, envelope from stash
DP - word paper is Colorbok Bright Ideas; the print is an unknown snippet
Card stock - salmony pink card from my stash
Die - Spellbinders Eyelet Squares
K&Co 3Dimensional stickers of ballet dress, shoes, flower and butterflies...all from my stash
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the die cut and the sentiment strip were snippets)

26 comments:

  1. A gorgeous girly card Maureen. Lovely stickers and love the fold! Susan x

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  2. Oh boy is this one gorgeous sweet and girly card...love it.xx ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  3. WHat a gorgeous card for a little ballet dancer...you've embellished it beautifully

    Anne

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  4. Gorgeous card, I adore the design... beautiful dress & shoes...Love the butterflies too...of course it's Pink... Love it all... Hugs May x x

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  5. Beautiful the butterflies look gorgeous and I love the pinks what a pretty card!!

    Vic x

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  6. This is so pretty Mo and such lovely shades of pink and beautifully unusual shape too, also congrats on being guest designer over at the butterfly challenge. x

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  7. Stunning!!!! Love the color you selected for this and your card is outstanding. Loving those wonderful butterflies too. Congrats on the guest designer spot!
    Lynn

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  8. Thank you for your kind words Mo and I hope you will have a go at a box card, they are really easy!! Love your easel card and what gorgeous stickers, particularly the diddy ballet shoes!! Sarah

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  9. Beautifully designed card Mo love the colour and all the embellishments you have used.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  10. Fabulous shades of pink and the papers are lovely, love the shoes and the dress. Brill card.

    Kath x

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  11. This is a beautiful card Maureen, such pretty pinks and gorgeous ballerina embellishments and butterflies.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. ah dear Maureen this one cracker of a card.... so well done, love the design and elements!
    ... and am sure it was great hit. Shaz in oz.x

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  13. Oh Mo, this is totally adorable! I LOVE the little tut and shoes, great shape and of course it's pink! Well done of the DT spot for Mrs A's super challenge too.

    I have a stamp set very similar to this one in the toy box as a future prize! Spooky :)

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, life got a bit busy!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. Oh Maureen this is just such a beautiful card! gorgeous shades of pink and such a girly card!! stunning...lots of huggles Sue xx

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  15. Hi Mo,
    what a very beautiful card. I love all the embellies used and of course it's pink my fav colour.
    Thank you for continuing to visit me when I was ill.
    Trying a little blogging now I am feeling so much better, but I am not over doing it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. This is gorgeous Mo. So pretty.
    Hugs
    xx

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  18. What a sweet and adorable girly card :) Love the butterflies and the shimmer :)

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  19. Hi Mo . . . have emailed you . . . but not received reply. Not sure if I've used correct address. Look forward to hearing from you.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  20. Congrats on being the guest designer :)
    Great card :)
    Love the colours you chose, very pretty.

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  21. Wonderful card. I love all the embellies and congrats on the Guest Designer spot Love the pink...Hugs, joann

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  22. Saw this pretty card highlighted over at the Butterfly challenge and Hooray for you! Well deserved too. Love all the little girl froo-froo on this - even the slippers too. It's just adorable and so perfect for a little girl who loves pink. I think they all do at a certain age. Heck, I still do. Loved the shape of this one too, and wowsers on all the decorations that made this a winner at Mrs. A's. TFS & Hugs

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  23. This is just magnificent! All I can think of is Elton John's Tiny Dancer song when I see this! It's adorable!!

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  24. That's just adorable - how my (dancing) niece would love it!
    Alison x

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  25. So feminine and beautiful, love the pink shades and all the dimensional stickers! wow!

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