Friday, 25 April 2014

Pretty in Pink

... or perhaps this post should read "Pretty Pink"!

I'm sooooooo sorry - I'd scheduled this post, but naughty Blogger hasn't posted it! "Hanging head in shame here cos it means this post is late :o( Hope this post finds you well. Yesterday was my first day back at work after the Easter break and boy, what a day it was. I came down from my holiday cloud with a bump yesterday morning!

This is my last post as a Guest Designer for Delicious Doodles :o( - very sad face being worn here! The month of April has flown by, and I would like to thank Teri and her Design Teams for having me this month - I have had a blast!!!!!! I hope that the Guest Designers for May have as much fun creating with Teri's images as I have had!

If you read last week's post at Delicious Doodles, you'll know that we're raising Breast Cancer Awareness and this week we'd love to see your creations that are Pink and Girly!

Teri again opened the doors to the Delicious Doodles Shop and allowed me to choose some digis to show you this week, so here goes with my second "pink" card (although I'm not sure it's 100% girly!):

This will be another card for the box of cards I'm making as a raffle prize for the Shades Charity Ball that my friend Karen is organising in October - the proceeds from this will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is Centura Pearl in Snow White Silver which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 16cm square card. 
  • Design Papers - are both part of the April "Blog Train" at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking. The pink leaves paper is by Whispy Willow Lane, and the white paper with the floral and flourish border is by Designs by Magnolia. As usual, I resized the papers to my requirements using my word processing package, and digitally put a faux mat and layer around them in a rich pink colour.
  • Image - is by Teri at Delicious Doodles and it is the utterly gorgeous Celtic Fairy and I have brought her to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours (click on the pic to supersize it, and check out the sparkly pink hair and wings!):
    • Hair - BP2, BP3, BP4, BP5, White Glitter
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, PP3, BP2
    • Jewellery - Silver Gel Pen
    • Dress - BP1, Colourless Blender
    • Wings - BP1, Silver Gel Pen, White Glitter
    • Outline - BT1
  • Sentiment - is by Teri at Delicious Doodles and it is the heart from the Awareness Ribbon Set. The ribbon set is a freebie (thanks to Teri's generosity), so why not treat yourself to another digi as well .... 2 for the price of 1! I imported the heart into my word processing package three times, and lined up a text box over each heart to write the sentiment. I then coloured these using my Spectrum Noir Pens in colours BP1, BP5, BP7 and Colourless Blender, trying to get an ombre effect!
  • Ribbon - is recycled from, I think, a toiletries package. It's been lurking around for a while, and I think this is the perfect project for it!
  • Buttons - are from  a "grab bag" of mixed bright buttons I picked up at Hobbycraft a few months ago.

I hope you'll come over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and enjoy the wonderful Pink and Girly creations from Teri's talented Design Team and my fellow guests. Don't forget to then come back and show us your creations - you don't need to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter the challenge but if you do, you get a second entry in the draw to win 5 of Teri's images AND your work may be Spotlighted on the challenge blog! This challenge will end on Thursday 1st May 2014 at 6pm BST (UK time!) 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
  • Bingo at Catch the Bug - I've chosen the far middle vertical line of Hot Pink, Players Choice (Glitter and Button) and Recycled Item (Pink Ribbon was part of the wrapping on some toiletries)
  • Challenge #208 - Square Cards at Robyn's Fetish
  • White + 1 at Papertake Weekly
  • Monday Challenge #134 - Shake it On! at My Craft Spot
  • Sparkle! at Crafty Boots Challenge
  • Favourite Item to Recycle and Why at As You Like It - Oh ladies! I am sooooo with Annette .... ribbons are my favourite item to recycle. You get them in all types (satin, grosgrain, sheer, printed) on various purchases and gifts. The one in this project came from a gift pack of toiletries, but I also save them from clothes, presents (as part of the gift wrap) and even from an enamel jug of flowers (the flowers have died, the jug now holds some fake blooms, and the ribbon's in my stash!!!!)

That's it from me today - hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. What a beautifully pink creation for such a lovely cause! :o) The image is lovely and the white glitter looks amazing. The way you divided the sentiment among the hearts is so pretty. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. beautiful card Helen - love the glittery hair - looks fab! Big Hugs rachel xx

  3. Great card! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “April Bingo” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  4. She's fab Helen, and I love how you've done the sentiment in the hearts.

  5. Loving The Pink Hair .. :-) Beautiful Card .Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge . Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyns Fetish DT

  6. Fab card, I love the pink sparkly hair and the lovely heart embellishments. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Fab card Helen, your ribbon is a great bit of recycling, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Very striking! The glitter is so fun on the pink! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!


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Helen x