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.

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)


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

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

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


  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

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

    Vic x

  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

  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!

  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

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

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

    Kath x

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

  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

  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

  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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

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

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


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