Tuesday 25 October 2011

Shanna - for you

Well, I actually managed to squeeze in another card this week. I am sure that you will all recognise 'Sorry Shanna'  by Mo Manning & I paper pieced her dress having coloured her with my beloved Promarkers. She is so adorable, don't you think?

I chose to use the interesting sketch offered by Sketch Saturday this week & cleared my head of all these autumnal colours with fresh, spring-like papers instead. Of course, choosing pink is also so relevant this month as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As such, I am dedicating this card to the memory of a dear friend who had discovered BC, had it treated only to find some while later that it had in fact spread - & it was this secondary cancer that took it's toll on her.  She passed away this time last year.  Please remember to keep yourselves safe.

Back on the subject of the card, I rotated the sketch so that the oval was on the other side - so basically, the sketch was now upside down. Never managing to make life easy for myself, I chose this Nellie's oval die to use behind Shana & layer it up. I cut it out of both green & pink card so that I could inlay the tiny pink triangles. As this die doesn't cut an outer oval shape I had to freehand cut the white oval I placed behind.  This acted as a base to adhere the die cut & those tiny triangles to as well as allowing white to peep through where I hadn't inlaid the pink.  I typed up the 'for you' sentiment on the PC & then die cut the oval (again, a Nellie's die) which already had the slots in ready for the narrow ribbon.  I made the 3 flowers using a Marianne Creatables die but treated them differently than usual, cutting slits to the centre of the flower shapes & folding the resulting petals down the centre which gave the flowers a different look. I then popped a gem into the centre for good measure.

See you all again tomorrow.

Tine :)

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Mo's Digital - use your favourite Mo image + sentiment (how do you choose? LOL)
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Marianne's Design Divas - use MC die (flower)
Squirrel & the Fox - one for the girls
Critter Sketch - 3 different dps
My Partner In Crafting Crime - colour palette (white, mint, green, bright pink, light pink)
Clearly I Stamp - pink
Papercutz - in the pink
Whimsie Doodles - think pink
Outlawz - Greeting - breast cancer/pink awareness
Crafter's Companion - pink/green breast awareness (CC product used - permanent glue tape runner)
Emerald Faerie Garden - flowers
Catered Crop - FTR23 recipe (I used: pattern paper, polka dots, thread,ribbon, paper piecing, sewing, die cuts).


  1. Oh Tine, this is GORGEOUS! I love the paper you chose for her dress, it looks so realistic. Very cool! AND you used the SS sketch, you brave woman you.lol I have to admit when I was given the sketch I had a sharp intake of breath followed by the word, "YIKES". But once it was done up it was really awesome.
    Love your card and I'm so glad to see you using your Mo stamps, you always rocked them.
    Thanks for playing with us at Mo's!

  2. Oh how lovely, Tine! Thanks so much for playing along in CIC38 :D

  3. Gorgeous, love the paper piecing and love the Marianne Designs flowers. Another one for my list. Thanks for joining Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

  4. Wow super beautiful job! Love those pretty papers and the image is just adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  5. For me?!! Why Thank You I LOVE this Tine! Just kidding on the for me part, but I do love this! The spring colors are a refreshing sight! The papers are gorgeous too! I have this image too and love it! Have not paper pieced the dress, and yours is gorgeous!! The flowers and layers are all perfect!

  6. oh this is cute as a button, love it
    Thanks for playing along with TPC and good luck
    Anne x

  7. How cute! Love those designer papers you chose. Thank you for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  8. The patterned paper you used is perfect for the dress. What a nice way to honor the memory of your friend. Thanks for playing along with us for this month's Whimsie Doodles challenge.

  9. This is wonderful! I love your coloring, and the paper-pieceing is perfect. Great flowers, too! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  10. Wooww Tine, what a lovely card!!! That stamp is soooo cute and the colors you used are beautifull!!!

    gr. arjette.

  11. Hi Tine,
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the dp's, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  12. Hi Tine,
    Also Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  13. WOW! What a pretty card!!! Your coloring and paper piecing are stunning :) Thank you so much for playing along in the "Think Pink" October Challenge over on the Whimsie Doodles Blog!

  14. How sweet!! Love Shana and the different bg papers!!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!! :)

  15. Utterly adorable, love the sweet image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries Garden this week.
    Suzi x

  16. So super cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime,

  17. What an adorable image! Love the sketch, too- very creative. So glad you could play along with us on Whimsie Doodles!

  18. I like how you laid out all the paper. cute card.

    Thanks for going "pink" with us at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
    Hope to see you on Nov 4th when the new challenge is posted.

  19. How adorable! I love your choice of DP's, thanks for playing along with Critter Sketch.

  20. Hi Tine,
    So cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

  21. This is such a great card. The image is made up so nicely and I love your paper choices. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz and Critter Sketch this week. NancyD

  22. How you made this lovely images on the card and how you arrange the flower on this paper card,i think you can use the multicolor flowers on this paper card for enhancing the value of card!!!
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  23. This is a very pretty card I love those big boots thank you for playing along with us at MPCC. Janet

  24. Such a cute image & I love how you paper pieced her dress. Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

  25. What an amazing card. Love the design and colours. So nice of you to join us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona