Friday, 25 November 2011

Dancing Matilda

For this card I used Ballet Matilda from the DigiStamp Boutique. This seemed the obvious choice for a birthday girl who did quite a bit of ballet dancing when she was even younger than she is today, lol. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and added a Papermania gem to the flower in her hair. IRL this is a very sparkly gem in vibrant turquoise green, a perfect match with the leaves on the PP, but unfortunatly this does not show in the picture.

The birthday sentiment in the punched circle is actually from a Raindrop Echo Design freebie that also includes an image in the middle, but I masked that part by drawing a circle over it in Word. I know how to make these circle sentiments myself, but this was much quicker, lol. The "lace" at the bottom came from a huge sheet that was wrapped around the roses my husband gave me for my birthday. I used my SN alcohol markers to change the colour from grass green to turquoise green to match the PP and applied some double-sided tape to be able to create the pleats. I also used a few circles cut from the same material as a background for my buttons.

Other materials used:
PP - First Edition, Spring Fling
Scalloped circle - Nestability
Number stickers
Papicolour cardstock

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl - 2 pp + coloured cs + buttons + punch/die cut
Sweet Stampin' - Birthday (they're celebrating their 2nd birthday)
Tuesday Throwdown - #75 Lots of circles
Ooh La La - Bingo (buttons, die cut, lace; hope my "lace" qualifies)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - V for Vibrant


  1. Oh so cute! Love this little mouse and the pretty papers. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  2. Fabulicious the colours in the pp, so bright and fresh. Well done recycling the 'lace' looks brilliant. Super cute image :-D xx

  3. So cute!

    Thanks for joining in the birthday celebrations at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan xx

  4. Aww what a real sweetie, I love the colours, really pretty and soft. Thank you also for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xxx

  5. This is so cute love the image.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  6. Super cute card! Love the fun colors and gorgeous papers! Thanks for playing at Some Odd girl!

  7. Super cute card Marianne! Love the mix of papers and the little ballet mouse in pink! Fabulous use of the recipe! :)

  8. Absolutely adorable! Love the dp. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  9. Too cute, great colouring and nice DP, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  10. Congratulations on being a winner this week at Tuesday Throwdown! I loved this card the first time I saw it. :-D
    NanaConnie TT DT