I've been a very busy bee with my little creation I'm sharing with you all today. A lovely friend asked me to make her an 8" x 8" birthday card and candle set for her sister, Wendy. Her sister lives in Canada and so, as you can imagine, they don't get to see each other as often as they would like and so I really wanted to make this an extra special keepsake .......
First up is the card - I have used another of the 'Simply Adorable' Sugar Nellie stamps from Funkykits and this little lady is called Victoria. I coloured her up with Copics and, as she is so very beautiful, I felt she deserved to be surrounded by beautiful papers and embellishments too :) The gorgeous papers are from the Pion collection and you can find them here at Live and Love Crafts. I distressed each edge and inked as well as adding cheesecloth to the back of each mat. I also inked and stamped up a doily and popped it behind Victoria.
Have you spotted the little spools? How adorable? These cuties, along with the string pearls at the side and central flower can also be found in LLC. I've admired the spools for a while now and just HAD to get me some :) For Wendy's name I printed letters (miniscule ...... like 7mm square), cut them out and even went as far as distressing the tiny edges - well ...... they had to fit in with the theme didn't they ;)
I used my Martha Stewart punch on the second mat and elevated it to make a pocket for Wendy's birthday poem, which I made a tag for. I stamped the birthday greeting for the top, cut out and added 3d foam for dimension then added a bow of seam binding ribbon and twine - also from LLC (boy I LOVE that store) - plus my lovely roses from The Hobby House.
I coloured the candle image in exactly the same colours as the card - although it does darken once the image has been heated onto the candle. I added the tag poem also onto the back of the candle and added adhesive cream lace around the top and bottom.
Copics ingredients are:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R11
Hair: E33, E51, E53
Hat & Jacket: E21, E33, E35, E37
Hat flowers: E04, R20 RV95
I'd like to enter into the following:
Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers and Pearls
CMC Copic Challenge #62 - Girly Time
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Bingo (I've used Pearls, Punches & Ribbon)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Letter 'B' (I have Bow, Butterfly, Brad, Browns)
Live and Love Crafts - Tina's Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Lace and Pearl (plus a sentiment)
Simply Create Too - Mother's Day or For a Female
The Sugar Bowl - Any craft using a Sugar Nellie stamp
613 Avenue Create - Brown/Pink/Cream or White
Thank you so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx