Sunday, 10 February 2013

Happily Ever After

Hello and Welcome! Thank-you for stopping by. I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Today it's a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and Sheena has chosen the theme of 'Girly'. Any project that suggests 'Girly' to you is more than welcome in the challenge here. A special Happy Birthday to Sheena's little sister today (occasion being the inspiration for challenge theme).



The base CS is Bazzill - I've shaped the top with a Tim Holtz On The Edge 'Ornate' die. The next pink layer has been embossed with a Cheery Lynn plate 'Petite Hearts' and its corners are shaped with a Fiskars punch. I then wrapped it in white tulle to resemble a cummerbund. The dress is a stamp by Stampington and Company (Apron S7342) stamped in Archival ink (Rose Madder) and embossed with Ranger Antiquities EP (Rose Quartz). I've edged that white card using Magnolia's Old Swedish lace die. I also used Cheery Lynn's Sophia's Heart die to cut a pink doily - I snipped out just the outer edge and used it to frame the dress layer. The Prince is from my printer (a free vintage printable) - he is layered on some cheesecloth. The 'Cinderella' label is from an Impression Obsession stamp (Cinderella Shoes D6543) also stamped and embossed as before. I coated all layers liberally with Frantage (Shabby Pink and Shabby White embossing enamel, pink colour fragments and glass glitter). For definition I ran a cotton bud inked with Archival Rose Madder around most edges. The finishing touches are several flourishes made using Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish die, rosebuds and prima fairytale rose, May Arts silk ribbon and charms from stash. (The crown charm was toned down with some pewter stain and the shoe is propped on a punched heart). That shoe charm was a perfect fit for Cinderella - I hope your Prince is good to you this Valentine's Day and brings you lots of 'shoes'!

Don't forget to check out Eclectic Ellapu's 'Girly' Challenge - the Pink Team have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you here. We look forward to oodles of prettiness, or maybe not, just pop over with whatever 'Girly' means to you!

Nicola x

Thank-you to the Hosts, Sponsors and Design Teams at the following challenges that I wish to enter;
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Ever After
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Add A Flourish
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
No Matter Which Challenges - Ribbons and Bows
In The Pink – Pink Valentines
Simon Says Stamp - Have A Heart
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Metal
Inspiration Emporium - Spread some L.O.V.E.

38 comments:

  1. this is a really beautiful make, love how you have created all the colours on her dress! trace x

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  2. Hi Nicola, this is a beautiful project, the stamps you've used are fab and the frantage really gives it that fairy tale sparkle. Hope you're having a good weekend and thanks for joining us at NMWC this month too
    Claire xx

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  3. Totally gorgeous !!! I will show your card to my two little daughters, sure they will LOVE it too !! And the big shot was definitely a perfect gift for you Lol! Is the Charming Prince a free image of the net?.. Have a fab end of week-end, hope you have not too much snow in Dublin... Here only rain, but a lot !! Coco xx

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  4. Hi Nicola, who would not feel like Cinderella in that gorgeous dress! I love the way you shaped the card, it looks very regal and also the way you have added the Prince on cheesecloth. A very girly card indeed. Hugs, Anne x

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  5. STUNNING! !Beautiful card, What a wonderful design & detail... Simply Perfect girly card.. Hugs May x x x

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  6. Wow, wow, wow! What a beauty! Gorgeous card Nicola and you have certainly created a fairy tale look to it. And I so loooove a touch of Frantage - just stunning hun! xx

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  7. Beautiful Nicola! :) Lovely layering and details, its so pretty! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  8. Wow, wow, wow! What a beauty! Gorgeous card Nicola and you have certainly created a fairy tale look to it. And I so loooove a touch of Frantage - just stunning hun! xx

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  9. Hi Nicola what a magical card you've created, beautiful dies, ribbons and gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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  10. How fabulous is this! Love your colours and that bright red ink! Very dream like and definitely happy ever after - love it. Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

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  11. Hi my dear friend^_^
    What a stunning card, beautiful details around the stamped^_^
    Classy creation^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  12. oh wow so stunning Nicola.really love your pretty design and details and the colours are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. What a stunning project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Pinky

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  14. HI Nicola...what a fab make. I so love the images and the layers created here. Stunning !!!


    Good luck in your challenges.

    Annie x

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  15. Beautiful card! So many lovely feminine details and texture. :) Thanks for joining us in the "Have a Heart" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xox

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  16. Oh my Nicola! This is breath taking! So elegant and fancy! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. As above ... yes it is breathtakingly beautiful. Fabuolous and so pleased you are now an Eclectic xxx

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  18. Wow, such an elegant card - so many wonderful details.

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  19. This is fabulous Nicola, I like the stamps the crown, and all the gorgeous embellishments.
    Kevin xx

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  20. WOW! This is stunning. I love the design and the colours and details are wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue

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  21. A beautiful card for a little princess. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
    Joann

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  22. You are rocking the pinky red combo at the moment... this is amazing! Love the blingy tailcoat, and wonderfully theatrical look to the whole!
    Alison x

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  23. What not to love about this piece of magically beauty! That dress is gorgeous, and the shape of the card is FANTASTIC! Love the embossed lady...all is magical! Oh Cinderella...to have her after life! Thanks for showing us your magic at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

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  24. this is really adorable. Good luck at the challange and hope you see your artwork again at NMWC

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  25. Enchanting! Candy floss meets fairy tale! Love all the lovely details. Thanks for sharing your talent so generously.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  26. WOW! You've really succeeded in creating the Cinderella scene, with the kneeling figure and shoe. Love the dress and the shape of your card too. Seems like you're enjoying playing with your dies - isn't it fun?

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  27. Extremely beautiful and such a lot of gorgeous detail to look at :) A real fairytale of a creation - lovely!

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  28. Hi, this is breathtaking, so elegant, just simply stunning. I love the scene and all of the embellies and details.
    Hugs

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  29. Nicola
    This is an exctptional card you have created.
    I have two stamps from that range and although I haven't stamped them for a wee while I still adore them (I don't own this one - honestly if it were possibly I'd have purchased all in that range!!!).
    The addition of the Prince is so dreamy, in fact the whole card is a dream.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and comment when I have been absent from blogland - I appreciate it so much Nicola.

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  30. Your card is adorable! Good luck with your entry!

    Gaby xo

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  31. Such a delicate and feminine fairytale project Nicola. I adore that fabulous dress stamp and the wonderous fairy princess. Hugs, Jenny x

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  32. Wow.. Nicola, this card is gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful colors and all the fabulous details. Thank you for sharing ... :)

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  33. WOW! What a beautiful card. It's just perfect!

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  34. Such a delightful card with all those gorgeous layers and embellishments.
    Did you know if you enter your lovely card into our "pink, pearly and swirly" challenge at Penny Black and More you will be in with a chance to win one of several craft prizes up for grabs.

    Shirley

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  35. Stunning project. Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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  36. LOVE this! Thanks for Playing with us at IE....

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