Monday, 30 April 2012

Pretty Ballerinas

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post


It's time for another challenge over at Lexi's Creations (I really don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone to!) and this time we'd like to see your Lace and Ribbon.

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This is the card I made for inspiration for this challenge using an image by the lovely Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts and a sketch challenge for my layout:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl 300gsm card in Pale Pink cut and folded to a DL size card.
  • Design Papers - all by Summer at Summertime Designs from a set called called Happy Mother's Day
  • Image - Ballerina Trio is by Lexi of Fairy Dust Crafts and is just one of the gorgeous  images that you can find at her store. I brought this hardworking  trio in their nearly matching outfits to life with my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Hair - GB8, GB10, EB5, TN7, TN8
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, EB1, EB2
    • Tutus - PP3, PP4, PP5
    • Outline - GG1
  • Lace and Ribbon - from my stash. I made them into a flower/scrunchie and then used a matching narrow width ribbon to thread through a faux button, made using paper from the same set as my DPs. Check out this fab tutorial by Leesa and find out how you can make sure your button matches your card every time!
I hope you like this card as much as I do! Head on over to Lexi's Creations and check out how the rest of the DT girls used their Lace and Ribbon, and then show us your creations! You've got until Saturday 12th May 2012 to get your cards linked up.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
I hope you have a great week and if, like us, you're under huge downpours of rain, that you dry out soon!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hi Helen. Such a lovely card and so pretty with that cute image too. Beautiful colours and I love how you have made the lacy flower, gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful day.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Helen what a lovely image you have used for your pretty card. I love how you have put the lace and ribbon around your button - lovely hugs Susan x

  3. Oh, Helen, how clever to use the lace with the button! Beautifully done. Marvelous coloring on the ballerinas.

  4. Helen this is gorgeous, love the colour, my favourite. Beautiful embellishments, your lace and ribbon flower is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  5. I always love that pink and brown color combo....perfect for your little ballerinas! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  6. Just gorgeous, one of my fav colour combo's!Fab image, too and your button flower is so lovely.
    Hugs Jo x

  7. What a gorgeous card the image of the 3 ballerina's looks wonderful so does the design, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodles Shop this week.
    Lorraine x

  8. Really pretty...I love their pink tutus! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

  9. This is a lovely card thank yu for joining us at Rubys Rainbows this time
    Jackie x

  10. i love this adorable ballerina-image!
    you added so lovely embellishments! wonderful!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. Hi Helen such a sweet little trio all dancing in a row. Love your pretty colour combo and your wonderful handmade embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  12. So incredibly sweet and I love that flower/scrunchie! Terrific! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  13. I really love the pink and brown color combo. Your image is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  14. Lovely card. I love that ribbon embellishment that you made. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  15. So lovely, I love the ballerinas in their pretty pink tutus. Your lace with the button is wonderful! Terrific card!

  16. Lovely card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our “Brown & Pink ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  17. Hi Helen I love the ballerinas image and papers and the gorgeous flower.
    A gorgeous card.

    Hugs Julie x

  18. Great card, I am fond of the color combo. Your flower is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  19. Such a pretty image, gorgeous colour combo & beautiful little flower.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve SSW-DT

  20. Oh I love your pink and brown combo. Love the image you used and such a sweet flower. Have a sweet day!!!! Arlana@SSW!!

  21. You have used one of my fave color palettes and this is such a fun image, I am in love with your ribbon and button treatment.
    So glad you shared with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/DT

  22. Fantastic card! I love the flip of the sketch and the adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us at SSW this week.
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  23. A gorgeous card. I love the dancers and your lovely lace flower.

    Thank you for joining us at CYDA in our For Children challenge this fortnight .

    Hugs Sarah

  24. Thank you SO much for all your lovely comments ladies - they are very much appreciated! Hugs, Helen x

  25. great card! love the pretty ballerina's! thankyou for joining the fun this time over at CYDA challenge
    Jacqui P x


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Helen x