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Feb 20, 2014

Sweet Flower Girl

Can you believe it??!! Another card from me in less than 24 hours?? That's what happens when my stamp desk is clean and I want to get inky :-)  Wouldn't have happened if I left the mess after yesterday's card. I NEED to start cleaning my mess right after making it!!

I used the super cute stamp "Flower Girl" from Whimsy's Time for Tea Designs collection on today's card. The background paper that she is layered on was hand stamped as well, using stamps from Whimsy's new set "All you need is love" and a large music sheet background stamp.

The image has been colored using copic markers, and fussy cut. I used distress inks to stamp the background. What you see stamped along the edges of the white paper is the same "amour" stamp that I used on the top right. I just love how this turned out.
The dark brown paper is from MME, layered onto a kraft card base. Added a little bit of glitter to the flower in her hair and the shoe laces, and some twine.

I was trying to decide who to give this card to, since Valentines Day is over. Then I was thinking...very soon I will be going to my first ever Bryan Adams concert. YESSSS!!! I am so excited about that, as he has been my most favorite singer since I was a teenager (and still is). We will be in row 4 right in the front part, and maybe, just maybe I can write a few notes inside and slip it onto the stage?? I know this sounds like something a teenager would do, but since I didn't get to see him then, I have to do it now, right? LOL .

Anyway, I'd love to enter my card to the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
 MilkCoffee Challenge- Girly
 Paper Crafting Journey -  Love is in the Air
 Sweet Stamps -Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Use Kraft Paper
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Girly Girl

Have a fabulous day and happy stamping!!


Products used:
Stamps : Flower Girl, All you need is love (both whimsy stamps), music background stamp
Inks: distress, memento
Tools: ink applicator, distressing tool, cutterbee scissors, sewing machine
Embellishments: glitter, twine 


  1. Gorgeous stamping of both the image and your background paper, really effective and beautiful CAS card xx Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x
    Little Pear Tree

  2. This is lovely! I love your own made background, it looks great paneled onto DP and decorated with twine. Beautiful coloring and great fussy cutting too!

  3. Hi Ellie

    Yep .. .. my desk can look like a disaster area after just one make!! Surprising how much stash we get out just for one creation LOL!!!

    Been having a little look over your blog as it is some time since I had chance to visit (sorry) .. .. and you have been creating some gorgeous projects.

    Love this card. Hope you get to pass it Bryan Adams' way!

    Enjoy the concert when it happens .. .. and your weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Gorgeous card Ellie, beautiful stamp and love you background too. Enjoy the concert he has a great voice, bet it will be amazing x Susan x

  5. Beautifully coloured Ellie and I really like the subtle patterned background which really lets to image pop.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous card Ellie, I like the sweet image the background and the twine.
    Kevin xx

  7. Gorgeous card! I love the background and sentiment with that image!

  8. This is such a delight. Gorgeous stitching. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.


  9. Absolutely stunning. Love the twine and sewing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. Just precious hun!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge and good luck!

    Karen. DT.xx

  11. Oh she is so cute.
    I love your card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I've had a really crafty day today, too.
    tee hee hee.
    Crafty hugs,

  12. Anonymous17:59

    Beautifully stamped background and equally beautifully coloured image.A true delight.I'm going to encourage simply must pass this on to Bryan Adams:)Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Very sweet - love the colors and that stamp... :)

  14. Such an adorable card Ellie. Love the stamped background and your colouring is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions kraft challenge :)


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