Happy Birthday Holly!

Sunday 25 November 2012

Good morning everyone!

And a beautiful morning it is too - the sun is shining and the sky is blue.  It's cold but that's ok - only 1 month to Christmas so it's not going to be warm!  I wonder how long the sun will stay?
On another bright note, my face is a lot better - movement wise, I can now smile!  It's still a bit awkward with eating and drinking but it's getting there!  The only thing is that it's very painful, from my cheekbone, down in front of my ear and along my jawline.  But if that means it's getting better then I don't care!
My back is still not great, but I'm still going to physio so at least it's getting worked on.  So hopefully it won't be too long til I'm back to being myself again!

But, today is Sunday and you know what that means???  Yep, it's time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu - and it's the Pink team's turn this week and the lovely Laurian's turn to host the challenge!  The theme Laurian chose for this weeks challenge is....

Celebrate with sparkle!

What a fun challenge!

So my card was made for my gorgeous wee niece Holly who had her 4th birthday last week and she goes to the local playschool.  At playschool, each child is allocated a symbol and Holly's symbol is an igloo.  So this is my card for her winter birthday:

The image is from MayzyArt and is called Adeline with Penguins.  I coloured her with the following promarkers: Skin;Sunkissed pinnk, Oatmeal, Blush, Pastel pink. Dress;Midnight blue, Cornflower, Denim blue.  Fur;Pink lobster, Fuchsia pink, Rose pink.  Hair;Umber, Burnt sienna, Caramel. Penguin;Black, Coolgrey 5 & 4.  I used a glue pen to add glamour dust to the fur on her coat and boots.

For the igloo I used a Large circle die from Go Kreate and left part of the circle with none of the blue card in it.  I then used spellbinders petite ovals in large to cut the door - a larger one and a smaller one for the light blue and just a large one for the navy blue card.  I attached the light blue ring to the navy blue oval with foam pads.
I used a pencil to draw lines on the large part-circle and then went over them with Light Cerulean Blue Prisma pencil and then highlighted the blocks with a White Prisma pencil,  I then went over the blue pencil with my glue pen and covered with glamour dust and did the same with the door.  I lined the door up where I wanted and stuck it onto the igloo and trimmed off the excess.  The snowflakes are peel-offs and the sparkly 4 is one I bought in Birmingham which I attached to a Papermania mini card spring.  I had to trim some of the card off the spring and I coloured the base with a promarker.
I printed the sentiment off the computer and cut a flag shape out by hand.  I attached it to the card on a wooden skewer.  Adeline was attached with foam pads.

For the inside I had to cut out a small card and attach with foam pads to allow for the skewer at the top!  More peel-offs were used and a Wild Rose Studio sentiment stamped with Lilac Posies Memento ink.

So pop over to Eclectic Ellapu to see some fab inspiration from the rest of the team!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog; Bring on the bling
Bearly Mine Challenge Blog; Snowflakes
CRAFT Challenge; Colour combo
Crazy Amigos Challenge; Colours of winter
Cute Card Thursday; Girls only
DYSU Challenge Blog; Numbers
Fussy And Fancy; Feeling blue
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; Anything goes excluding Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog; Snowflakes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges; Shaped cards
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Winter Bliss
The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog; Add some glitter
Top Tip Tuesday; Kids and teens
Totally Gorjuss; Don't be square

Thanks for looking!  I'm off to watch the last Formula One Grand Prix of the year - it's so exciting!  Who's gonna win..Alonso or Vettel?  I hope Alonso gets it, but it's gonna be difficult for him - there's not much longer to wait to find out!!


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Diamond-Sky said...

That is gorgeous, your colouring is amazing x

Sandra said...

What an absolutely brilliant creation Sheena! You are certainly one creative lady and I'll bet your sweet niece was beside herself when she received it too!!
You've coloured Mayzy's image fantastic,and thank you for explaining how you created the igloo, well done.

Andria said...

Awwwwwwwww a super gorgeously sparkly card, bet Holly loved it :) x

gina g said...

Fabulous creation hun i love the image. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time and Good Luck. luv gina xx

scrappymo! said...

She is so going to love this card! If i was 4 i would be in wonder of my talented Aunt!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wonderfully creative card - the igloo looks fantastic and I love the pink glitter, too cute :)
Great last race of the season - not the championship result I wanted but never mind, roll on 2013 season!

Mary said...

AMAZING...this card is absolutely adorable. I love everything about it. Great job on the igloo it looks so real and that image is super cute and perfectly coloured.

Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


Pam said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you designed the igloo. Love the sweet banner at the top! Adorable card.

Thank you so very much for joining us for the Winter Bliss Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!
:) Pam

coops said...

wow so stunning sheena.gorgeous pretty colours and image and i love your igloo shape :D

xx coops xx

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card, just love all the glitter! Your colouring is so beautiful and the image is really cute!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Jessica

Basslady said...

your card is incredibly sweet and adorable!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pauline said...

This is amazing sheena! i love your colouring on this fab image, and the igloo shaped card is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Fabulous card.Loved the glitter and the beautiful image.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Patricia said...

I think Holly is a very lucky girl to get such a pretty card. Great job!

shaz earl said...

Wow!! a stunning card
Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our *Shaped Cards * challenge
Hugs Shaz x

heidy said...

What a cute card!!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!!
Hugs Heidy

Dawn said...

Such an adorable little card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this time & for Adding Some Glitter!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

This card is just so AWESOME!!! I LOVE the igloo!! Just amazing.. and your detail.. I love it.. I absolutely love it!!!

Chana Malkah said...

Sheena, this is fabulous! That igloo is wonderful and all the pink fur around your darling little Eskimo is just wonderful! Very Nicely Done!

Annette said...

This is super cute. I love the cute penguin. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

Alyx said...

This is just adorable. Love the image.

Thanks for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.