Thursday 31 January 2013


How's this one for an antidote to all the male creations of the past few weeks! Definitely feminine - well, I hope so! LOL. This one is for a good friend of mine who has a birthday in a couple of weeks - she is positively 'ancient' as she is a whole week & a half older than me, LOL.

Using the adorable Saturated Canary image called 'Ava' (coloured with Promarkers), I created 'oodles' of layers to go onto my pearlescent card-base, created using my Silhouette Cameo to give me a gorgeously lacy feel to add to all the girlishness. For some of these layers I also distressed the edges just a little & as you may have spotted, also paper-pierced, the odd one too.  (Yes, pierced not pieced this time around).
Tag front.
Tag reverse

Peeping out behind one of those layers is a tag & even this has lots more layers of it's own. Firstly, I added a frame to it, cutting out the oval middle & then added an initial to layer underneath so it would show through. I then created a layered back for the tag featuring a sentiment - finishing it all off with a nice bit of lace from Fantastic Ribbons.  The layer immediately in front of the tag has foam tape on it to give no only a bit of dimension but also a place for the tag to 'sit' so it stays in the same position until it is taken out.  I then made the three flowers to embellish the front & dotted the 3 clear crystal gems to their allotted corners.

For the inside of my card I layered up once more - though not as many, using matching papers - adding my friend's initial once more, this time to a lightened version of the image so I can write who the card is from over the top of it just before I send it. I then popped on three more flowers as embellishment - but this time 'flat' ones or the card wouldn't close! LOL. The two smaller inner layers of each of these flowers were not cut using the Cameo this time but I got out my now little-used Fiskars punches for those. A couple more gems & voila!

Hope you have a great week, everyone & thanks for visiting my blog.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:

Penny's - one for the girls
Paper Crafting Journey - for a girl
Cute & Girly - cute & girly!
Anything Goes - monochrome
Craft Room - monochrome
OSAAT - use a digi
Whimsy - fancy edges
Passion for Promarkers - add sparkle (glimmering pearlescent card & gems)
Forever Friends (fortnightly) - ribbon or lace
Creative Belli - rhinestones
Sparkles Monthly - die cuts & flowers
Crafts & Me - favourite embellishment (flowers)
Perfect Sentiment - die cuts +sentiment on the front (hiding on the tag)
Moving Along with the Times - punch it out (two small flower punches +digi cutter)
Inky Chicks - bingo (diagonally - die cuts, image, flowers)
Scrap It Girl - bling, glitter, shine & sparkles (glimmering pearlescent card & gems)
Love to Create - anything goes with a sentiment (on tag as well as on inside of card)
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes using a sentiment
Happy Campers - anything goes +digital (image, papers & cutter)
Die Cutting Divas - anything goes
Lady Anne's - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - always anything goes.


  1. I love it Tine...a really lovely card...the flowers are fact the whole card is...!!

    Maureen x

  2. What a beautiful card Tine.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. You did a beautiful job on this Tine!!

  4. Hi Christine! This is beautiful, and I love how you've decorated the inside and lovely as the outside. Very elegant and beautiful. I tried decorating the inside of mine this week, but it sure didn't turn out this lovely! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card in our challenge this week, and please come back soon. I just love seeing your wonderful creations!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. A gorgeous card Tine. The image is fabulous and I love the soft colours and all the layers.
    Lorraine x

  6. gorgeous card Tine, I love the image anf your flowers are Gorgeous x Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers

  7. Such a soft and pretty card!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!!

  8. So elegant. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

  9. This is a beautiful card, Tine! Love the image, your coloring, the pretty papers, layers, design & embellies. That tag is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Gorgeous card with beautiful colouring on this sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs,x

  11. Wow this is so beautiful! Great coloring (I love SC images!) and all the little bits are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  12. Simply stunning Tine. Outstanding colouring. Tine you have a beautiful talent.

  13. Gorgeous card♥ and i love the cute flowers♥. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week♥.

    Hugs, Marita

  14. So beautiful. I love this image. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  15. Stunning, just love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. definitely feminine and definitely cute...thanks for taking the Scrap It Girl sparkly challenge!

  17. Tine, this is a fabulous card. You always add the prefect embellishments and bring every image to life with your amazing coloring. xxx-Debbie

  18. So beautiful and cute card. Love it!!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl Blog Challenge.

  19. Lovely coloring on this sweet image!

  20. This is absolutely beautiful! You have a lot of lovely details on your card. I especially adore the way you colored your image. Thanks for sharing your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

  21. hello to you i love the design of your card for inky chicks challange. please may i have permission to do something simlar ,but not exactaly the same as of copy right law. love bluebell-flowerwood.

  22. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles

    Hugs Shaz x

  23. Awwwwww......Wow this is beautiful your image is a stunner and your colouring is so beautifully done lovely layout too......Thank you for joining our Ribbons/And or lace challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the draw and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  24. Christine,
    Those oodles of layers are such a beautiful base for your image. It's beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  25. Sooo cute, your colouring is amazing!

    Thanks for joing us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and I hope we see you again soon!


  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  27. Hi Christine, what a gorgeously girly card. I love the image and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining in with our "add sparkle" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  28. Omg what a gorgeous card you made!
    Im jelous of the bday girl when she'll open the envelope!
    The coloring you did is absolutely fabulous!
    Ill cross my fingers for you in the draw over at foreverfriends where you joined our ribbon/ lace challenge!
    Hope you'll join us with your lovely work next time aswell!
    Linda DTFF

  29. A beautiful card, a fabulous image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Craaft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  30. gorgeous card, love the details and layout. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Inspires! Kim x

  31. What a beautifully colored and designed card. Very eye catching!


  32. Hi Tine, love this fab image and the colours are super, sooo sweet and girly.
    Hugs Sue W.

  33. This is a lovely card and such a fab image.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  34. This is just gorgeous Tine, beautiful image and design. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps x

  35. Wow! What a gorgeous card - Love the colour pallette you have used. Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x