06 September 2010

Summer, Ribbons, Girly - Card

Hi everyone, I’m back with another card.
I just had to make a pink card over the weekend!
So here we go:
I totally love easel cards and here is another one!
To celebrate spring in the Southern Hemisphere, (I’m living in Cape Town, South Africa) I decided to go for this lovely, fruity, floral paper.

I used the stunning sketch from Whiff of Joy Challenge by Jane.
I really like it!

I used one of my favourite stamps, a Whiff of Joy stamp called: Willow with Strawberry basket.
I coloured her with the following Promarkers:
Henna – for her hair
Blush and Dusky – for her skin
Rose Pink – for her dress
Sky blue – for the apron’s strip at the top and bottom
Carmine – for the apples on her apron
Lilac – for the apron and hair band
Sandstone – for the basket
Berry Red - for the strawberries in the basket
Apple – for the leaves, and bottom of the apron
Cool grey 1 – for all around the stamp
Then I took a white gel pen to create a three dimensional effect.
I also made fake stitches with the white gel pen around the light pink scolloped circle.

I put three flowers in the bottom right of the image and six little pearls on sticks on both sides of the flowers.
I decorated a pink butterfly with dark pink glitter and two gems and positioned it such, that it looks like the butterfly is flying towards the flowers.
I wrote: “With Love” as a sentiment.
I blocked it with two scalloped circles and finished it off with two ribbons.
Here I punched two eyelets, threaded two different ribbons through and made them into a bow.

Then I punched holes in the inside of the card or base of the easel card. I chose three different ribbons and tied them through the holes, repeating them again and again.
I used to use this technique of the ribbons on my Scrapbook pages and today I decided to try it on a card, for the first time!
Here is a full picture of the inside of the card.
I’ve put the printed paper with ribbons on pop-ups to ‘anchor' the inside of the card so that the top of the card can catch onto it.
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:
One Stitch At A Time -Blooms, Butterflies and/or Bling
Sundays with Chrissy - sparkle and shine
Craft Your Days Away - girly and glitter
Crafty Emma - Floral Frenzy
Aly's Sunday Challenge - use pink on your project
Paper Play - stitches
Alice in Wonderland - what makes you shine or sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - use some material
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - use a sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky - use material (ribbon, lace or material)
Anything Goes - say it with flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Ribbon with a twist
Die Cut Dreams - Pearls and Pins
Little hands do Crafts - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations  - Flower Power
Wild Orchid  - Pearls and Pins

Now as I said it is spring in South Africa and the trees are starting to bloom.
We have a vegetable garden and here are some pictures:
On Thursday we replanted our baby strawberries into baskets.
David age 3

Daniel age 2 in deep concentration

Some of the peas which sprouted in seedling trays.

Last year’s strawberries.
They were great, but not nearly enough for 7 children!
Some of the tomatoes from last years’ harvest.

Tomatoes, purple peas, basil and lettuce
We are eagerly looking forward to this year’s harvest!

Have a blessed week
Crafty Greetings


  1. Your project is marvelous!!!!
    Thanks for writing a message with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

    DT Coordinato

  2. VEry pretty, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  3. That is absolutely beautiful and I love the coloring too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT

  4. Lovely card - beautiful bright colours.


  5. gorgeous card and real fruity colours, beautiful, thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

    Thanks so much for playing with us at the majic OSAAT challenges this week Please note the great candy at the top of the challenge blog Please join in

    Liz xx

  7. Heidi this is just beautiful. I love the colours, they are bright and attractive. Love your blooms, bling and butterfly.
    Thanks for sharing your super card with us at OSAAT this week and thanks for sharing your photos. As we are starting to come into autumn it is strange to see you planting out, but goodluck with it all.
    Luv Brenda xxx

  8. What a gorgeous card, love the strawberries! Thanks for playing along at Fab N Funky

  9. Beautiful card....love the colors and all the fun bows. thanks for sharing with us at TT this week. :)

  10. What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB!


  11. Love the faux stitching, great card. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

  12. What a stunning card - I love how you've used the ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week at CES Challenge! Sheena xx

  13. Love this :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and what handsome boys!

  14. Gorgeous card hun, I love the LO & those DP are just yummy
    Thanks for joining us this week at CES Challenges & OSAAT!
    hugs shell xx

  15. Totally scrummy card. It is beautiful and the veg looks good too...lol. Thnaks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  16. A beautiful card, lovely colour combo and lo, thanks for joining us at Lexis creations

  17. Very pretty card, thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week.

    Pamela x

  18. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. fabulous card, love the gardening pics too, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  20. Hello Heidi! This is my first visit to your blog, but certainly not the last. I am deeply impressed with your talents, your cards are really marvellous!

  21. Wow! Heidi, I am blown away by your fabulous card and your yummy vegetables you and your family have grown. How lucky you are to haveso many brothers and sisters! If I ever have kids I want to home school them...it looks like so much fun!
    Alicia xx

  22. Oops forgot to say thank you for joining us this week at Paper Play.
    Alicia xx

  23. The Sky Blue & Lilac ProMarkers really have a dramatic effect in making the image stand out from the rest - very interesting use of colour - & of course those ribbons are very original. I found your creation so full of intriguing detail.
    Thanks for joinin us at Whiff Of Joy Challenges.
    Paula (PEP)

  24. Really great vibrant colors, nice to see all those ribbons and your coloring is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  25. Hey Heidi,
    I don't know what to say when I see all these wonderful cards, they are so amazing and beautiful!
    I'm a follower of your blog now and I look forward to your next cards.

    Hugs, Sandra

  26. Stunning! Gorgeous colours and i love the layout :D thanks for playing at :C

    hugs Lexi xxx

  27. This is absolutely lovely. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

  28. These papers look soooo good with this image and I love all the ribbon, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.
    I have some yummy Blog Candy at www.justsoducky.blogspot.com if you're interested.

  29. Wonderful card. Your image is so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
    Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!


  30. wow! What a gorgeous card! LOVE it!! Great colouring :D Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!
    PS. Loved looking at your garden photos too!!

  31. Fantastic card Heidi, the paper is beautiful as is your image. The colours you have chosen look fab. I love your idea for the ribbons they look wonderful.

    It looks like everyone in the family likes gardening and enjoying the fruits of their labour. I think this makes thing taste even better.

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and I hope we will see you next week at our Christmas Cards for Soldiers event. :-) xx

  32. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this month!

  33. WOW! What a fantastic card. Your papers are beautiful and you colored your image perfectly! Great job!
    Love your garden pictures!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  34. So beautiful! You really should consider entering some of your pretty projects over at Papercraft Star. It's a unique challenge blog that allow participants and the public to vote on their favorites, the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to get your projects ready and you can win prizes too! http://www.papercraftstar.blogpsot.com

  35. Nice and girlie card. Like all the strawberries on you card and I eat them a lot too.

    Thanks for joining the CYDA challenge

    Hugs Renate

  36. oh wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at LHDC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  37. Gorgeous creation,
    love from France, Kianel.

  38. Absolutely stunning and the papers you used are perfect!! Thanks for sharing your lovely card and for playing along at Sundays With Crissy!!
    Sarah :D

  39. lovely job!really sweet! Love the bling you put on it:-)Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

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