Sunday, 12 August 2012

Fifty Shades of ..... Pink!

Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying your weekend. I have spent quite a portion of this past week glued to the Olympics on TV and cheering on our athletes to ever-greater glory - wow what a Games it's been!! I'm rather sad that it's all coming to a close .. just the Closing Ceremony to go, so I'll be popping in front of the TV one last time to watch in a little while.

Meanwhile I spotted a new challenge about a week ago devoted to lovers of pink - woo hoo!! That's me for sure!!  In between watching Tom Daley diving and Mo Farah and Usain Bolt running last night, here's the birthday card I made for my mum.

Not a great picture as easel cards are always so difficult to photograph - here's a closer view of the front.

It all started from this adorable Wild Rose Studio elephant stamp which I was determined to use on my mum's card. Originally I intended making an 8" * 8" card, but this image was a bit too small for that, so I maximized my space by making an easel card instead.

Stamps: Wild Rose Studio "Bella With Butterfly"; LotV sentiment circle;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; die cut letters and butterflies dusted with glamour dust;
Papers: Papermania "Lucy Cromwell";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "large monarch butterfly" punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch; Cheery Lynn "Lace Flourish Corners" die; Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet dies.

In the Pink #1 - Fifty Shades of Pink
Sweet Stampin' - Things With Wings
Divas By Design #47 - For A Female
Simon Says - Bingo! 
(ribbon / gems / punches OR punches / glitter / blooms)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

That's all for me for today - thanks for looking.


  1. Hi Pauline
    Fabulous card the image ...socute and the easel card ....your mum will love it ...
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful!! Love all of the flowers and gorgeous image! Rach Xx

  3. Hello there fellow Pink lover. Isn't it fabulous about the launch of In the Pink? I stopped in for a closer look at your card. I'm linked at #1 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

    Oh my, what a fabulously stunning card Pauline. Gorgeous in every detail. I love the shimmer on your leaves, butterflies and Mum. I've just become your newest follower!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Your cards just get prettier, and prettier, Pauline. This one is sublime! Your Mum is sure to LOVE it.

    Jennifer. x

  5. A fabulous easel card Pauline - your Mum will be thrilled. The embellishments are delicious!

    Thank you for sharing with us at our first ITP challenge - hope to see you again next time! Sylvia x

  6. Love your gorgeous Pink card Pauline.

  7. Oh hun, this is just so pretty! Your mum is gonna adore it. Hugs Sxx PS. Can't see Samantha playing this challenge!!!

  8. Hello there,
    Fabulous pink creation, love it.
    Isn't it great to be able to use pink freely and not keep it as a guilty pleasure. lol
    Chris x

  9. Wowww I love this card.... your image and colouring are fab.... and all those gorgeous embellies.... and the butterflies and MUM inside... perfect!

    Thank you for joining in our very first challenge.... We're really excited to see so many people joining in - good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Christine (ITP)

  10. What a beautiful,feminine card, Pauline. Your mum will love it! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  11. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Fabulous card. Love the colours and gorgeous flowers. I'm sure your Mum will love it.

    Thanks for joining us at the Papertake Weekly challenge. Pat K.x

  13. This just so pretty. Very feminine and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's


  14. So beautiful and elegant, every detail is so eye catching... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  15. Absolutely gorgeous card. Very elegant in pink with beautiful details and image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Things with Wings” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  16. Beautiful card Pauline - I'm sure your Mum loved/will love it! Bella is soooo cute - thanks so much for sending me my very own Bella stamp - so sweet of you - can't wait to ink her up!
    Helen x

  17. This is just so so pretty. I cant stop looking at all the fabulous detail. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. x

  18. Oh this is gorgeous! Love that super cute little elephant, and your papers and details are all so pretty - fab card! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. Oh My this is so beautiful Pauline you mum WILL love it for sure!! Its gorgeous! hugs me x


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Pauline x