Saturday 20 August 2011

Pretty in Pink

This card was made for a grand-niece who is two today.  Little Olivia has been through the wars recently as she needed to have surgery a fortnight ago to have her achilles tendon repaired.  She had an accident whilst on holiday in May and snapped her achilles tendon.  She was back in hospital to have a new cast fitted this week, just a couple of days before her birhday, so hopefully it all went well.  

To make this card I used a Happy Birthday backing paper which is a download from Cuddly Buddly (A Patchwork of Papers - Pink) printed onto pink card and also the Teddy Bear alphabet characters are from a Cuddly Buddly download (Teddy Bears Alphabet - Pink).  I used the Alphabet download in the My Craft Studio Professional programme to spell out Olivia's name and age and then printed it out again so that the name could be decoupaged and small circles for embellishments could be punched out of the remaining images.  I'd intended to make a landscape A5 card for her, as I'd made the same style of card for two other grand-nieces who were two earlier this year, but after printing out the two sheets and preparing the decoupage I discovered that the card base sheet had printed at an angle instead of straight and I hadn't saved the project in Olivia's name.  To have started over again would have meant preparing the decoupage again too as there was no guarantee that I'd have got the letters sized the same the second time around.  

Anyway, as with lots of mishaps, this turned out to be a happy accident.  I squared off the printed sheet as best I could and used it as the front for an easel style card, copied a lot of the elements from the original card and I'm quite chuffed with the result.  Hopefully Olivia has had a happy day in spite of having to cope with her cast.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz x 


  1. A lot of love went into this card, and it turned out super, super (that's 2 supers) cute! I hope Olivia is on the mend.

  2. Gorgeous card for little miss 2yr old... love the dp, and how you have done the name.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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  3. Wow what a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. Jill

  4. oh what a fantastic card ,i love it,great papers and beautifully personalised ,thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  5. oh this is so sweet - love the little letters
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  6. I love this card Liz - the teddy alphas are so cute
    hope Olivia's tendon is sorted soon

  7. What a fabby personal card. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

  8. gorgeous card pink and girly...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  9. wow this is soooo beautiful. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck. Hugs

  10. I thin it turned out beautifully! I love the pink and white together. The sweet teddy letters are awesome. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!! :)

  11. This looks so very pretty! I sure do hope all is well with Olivia! I'm sure she loved this card!

    Thank you for joining us in our Big on Birthdays/sketch challenge over at The Pixie Cottage!


  12. What a great creation with fabulous use of layers for our add some layers challenge. Thank you for joining Ellephantastic this month.
    Good luck
    Helen x

  13. Fabulous layers with an incredibly gorgeous card. love the teddies and their alphabet. Thank you for entering the layers challenge at Ellephantastic.

  14. This is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl this month, we hope to see you again soon