Friday, 18 March 2011

The Busy Little Girl Card

Hi again,


Two posts in one day - for me that's quite an accomplishment : ) I thought I'd just get this card posted tonight because we are going off on a jaunt tomorrow - the weather forecast is good.

So here she is, and yes, Julia, I went with the pink but teamed it up with the pale coffee colour which seemed in keeping with the vintage theme.



I found some card candy that picked up the colours of the dress and, another first for me, I spritzed the coffee coloured seam binding, tinted it a little with pink distressed ink, and left it trendily crinkled.



The matting layers are made up of a coffee & cream card, design paper covered in tiny pink, cream & coffee daisies, and cream pearlescent card, all matted on to a Kraft base.  The very pretty DP is punched along the edge on the front, the inside and also on the back.



And that is it - I almost put a flower on the bottom left corner but decided against it because I like the simplicity of the card as it is.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Kraft card for base; cream/coffee gingham patterned card & cream pearlescent card for matting; Daler & Rowney watercolour card for stamped image
  • Design Paper: Flutterbyes, Small Daisies All Over paper, edge punched with a Woodware edge punch
  • Stamp: Sheena Douglass' Busy Doing Nothing coloured with Aquamarkers and sentiment stamped in Memento ink pad Rich Cocoa and the edges distressed with TH's Spun Sugar ink pad
  • Embellishments: Seam binding, Camels Hair from The Ribbon Girl; Card candy in coffee and pink/white polka dots

That's me for tonight - time for bed, methinks.

Happy crafting,



  1. ah so very cute Elisabeth thanks for your cheery words on my blog you make my day .. Shaz in Oz.x

  2. This card is stunning Elizabeth. Have a wonderful day out xxx

  3. What a beautiful card, so sweet :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Such a beautiful card Elizabeth just love the colours Hugs Jeanxx

  5. love the colour scheme. gorgeous card

  6. I love the coffee and pink, Elizabeth. It's a beautiful combination and your seam binding looks great. I must have a play with mine!!
    I met the wonderful Sheena today and had a lesson on PF leaves, the bit I struggle with and came home with a Sheena original which I am chuffed to bits with. What a lovely lady she is in real life, just like on the telly!!
    How are you getting on?
    Enjoy your jaunt out tomorrow, it looks cloudy here so more of a crafty day I think!!!
    Hugs Lisax

  7. stunning card elizabeth.i love the soft vintage colours and the image is so adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  8. What a pretty card and love the colours you have chosen they compliment each other perfectly,



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