Saturday 23 February 2013

For My Daughter

Two posts in as many days! Don't get used to it!!!! LOL.

Back to the 'girly' cards, (much safer territory, LOL) and as you can see by the title, this one is for my daughter.  Back too, to the plethora of cut-files which I just love creating. The image, from A Day for Daisies  is called 'Birthday Balloons' was chosen by my daughter herself - I put my file of digis up on screen & told her to choose one! LOL. I then got out my Promarkers to colour it in using the photo from 'The Shabby Tea Room' as inspiration. My digi papers printed out a little more blue than they had appeared on screen but that is sadly beyond my control. The required 'brown' element is her hair & I picked out the pinky undertones of that brown for a couple of balloons to 'lift' it slightly, if you know what I mean. That said, I do happen to see pinky tones in the photo in the shadows of the cyclamen - but that could just be my imagination or dodgy eyesight! LOL

The sketch I decided to use this time around is from 'Sketch 'n' Stash' which I thought pretty versatile & would lend itself to my style of crafting - or at least to me making loads of cut-files for it. :) There is one cut-file which I didn't create & that was the border strip which is from svgcuts. The rest - the card base itself, the 'daughter' fretwork & mat, etc are all my own.  The cutting around the balloon strings I wouldn't have dared do by hand but having tweeked the nodes around them to give me a tad more space, my Cameo didn't let me down. The card base and some of the layers, were cut from my favourite pearlescent card and even more sparkle & shine comes from the silver mirri board mats.

More cut-files too for the back/inside of my card, layered up to complement the front design rather than copying it & I added a sentiment to my oval centrepiece leaving me enough room to write at the bottom later. I didn't replicate the pearls that are on the front exactly either - opting for tiny circles cut from my pearlescent card but coloured using Promarkers for no other reason that it means the inside of the card is then more or less flat whilst still giving the same overall effect.

Thanks visiting my blog and thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Sketch 'n' Stash - design sketch
Shabby Tea Room - colour palette from inspirational photo + silver
A Day for Daisies - die cuts (+ ADFD image) - used a Silhouette Cameo digital cutter
Crafty Catz - dies/punches
Crafting For All Seasons - dies/punches
Card Makin' Mamas - birthday
Broken Box Stock - birthday
Digistamps4joy - birthday
Creative Card Crew - birthday
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day or birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Mother's Day or special lady (my daughter is my special lady)
Paper Shelter - any celebration
Happy Campers - a favourite stamp (my daughter's favourite digi)
Sweet Pea Stampers - digital stamp
Aud Sentiments - inner sentiment
Deep Ocean - b (is for balloons)
Stampavie & More - lots of layers
Eureka - inspired by a song (Daughter by Bread)
My Time To Craft - inspired by a film or song (Daughter by Bread)
Word Art Wednesdays- anything goes using scripture or sentiment.


  1. Hi Tine, fab card. Love the blues and the image is so sweet.
    Hugs Sue W.

  2. Tine, your daughter will love this card. The DPs are gorgeous - just a hint of color - and I like how you chose to use a little pink in the balloons to make the pale blues pop out. Pretty layers, and the use of "circles and dots" look great with the balloons. It's a gorgeous card!

  3. This is amazing - the inside is just as pretty as the outside. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge and have a blessed and relaxing weekend.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. The challenge over at Creative Card Crew is BIRTHDAY!!!

  4. Another super card Tine...the image is lovely and I'm so jealous of how you do your inserts I love them...!!

  5. Hello...such a pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  6. Love your card and all the detail. The papers are gorgeous too. I am sure your daughter was very happy.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  7. Very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  8. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Your card is wonderful!
    An adorable image and beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  10. Beautiful card inside and out. Love the colours and your colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month and hope you will join us again.
    Lozzy x

  11. Hi Tine
    A beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  12. Wonderful card, I love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  13. Stunning card both in and out,very tactile.
    Thanks for joining us in our birthday challenge at Creative Card Crew.

  14. What a pretty card, Tine! Your colouring is fantastic! Thank you for playing along at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal

  15. Beautiful card, Tine - inside and out!! Love the image, your gorgeous colour scheme and all the lovely detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash this fortnigth, Juliexx

  16. Wow, stunning card love all the cutting detail and gorgeous image, cc

  17. Oops that cc should have said thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac GDT sorry

  18. I had to come look at the card again. Your tag that says Daughter I assume the words are attached to the tag. I think this is well over my head of trying to make this.

    Have you seen any sites that may have tags with granddaughter or daughter similar to yours that I could purchase? I looked around this morning but did not find any.

    You are super good at making the card, love all the great details.

  19. Love your card, I really like the tag with the words and wanted to use something similar for granddaughters and daughters cards that I am working on.

    Print and cut is about my limit of understanding the Silhouette. Have you seen any sites where I might be able to purchase a tag with words? I looked around this morning but did not find any tags.

    You do an awesome work on your cards.

  20. Gorgeous! The soft pastel blues add to the delicate and intricate design. Your daughter will forever cherish this.

  21. I just love this card - the papers and that fabulous image are just perfect and I just love the verse inside - thank you for playing along at MTTC this week hugs Judith x

  22. Tine, Another Gorgeous Card! I love the Shades of blue! I'm sure your daughter will LOVE this!! Thank you for playing with us at Eureka Stamps! Can't wait to see what you will create for our viewing pleasure next time!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina - Eureka DT

  23. Great take on the sketch and the color. You have colored the image beautifully and love the layering on your card. It's amazing! So glad you blessed us with your wonderful project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Big hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  24. Super pretty card - cute image and fabulous layers.
    Thanks for playing along with us at SAM this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  25. A gorgeous girlie card. Love all the layers you have used.
    Thanks for joining in with our ‘Celebrations’ challenge at TPS this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  26. What a beautiful card and just a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  27. This is a fabulous card, such pretty blues.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  28. Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  29. A very lovely looking card. Great work. Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter and our celebrations challenge last week. We have a brand new one up now, please come and join us.
    Love n hugs

  30. Your card is so sweet and delicate. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Iwona

  31. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the “Use a Digi” Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  32. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  33. Gorgeous card. Beautiful colour combinations and sweet image. Love your "daughter" cuts.. sooo lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Mother`s day/For a Special Lady” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  34. Oooh! I love how you have cut those balloons and fabulous die cuts and embossing too. Thanks so much for joining in our Special Lady/Mothers Day challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

  35. What a super sweet and cute card! Thanks for joining us for the ADFD die cut challenge!