Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Pretty In Pink...

... awww, I love that film... and now I shall be singing that song alllll day!  The pretty in pink in question is this card I made for my friend Andrea to give to her daughter on her 21st birthday.  Blimey, the years go soooo quickly, I can't believe that Sophie is 21 already!!!



I am well into my Fresco Paints at the moment and used them, along with some Grungepaste, to make the background for the card... and using Nougat for the middle and Very Berry for the outsidey bits of the base, applying with Cut & Dry foam to get a nice even blend all around the base.   Good old AlfieCat has been scoffing his way through boxes of Gourmet catfood (like he is bothered lol) as the cardboard of these boxes is the ideal thickness and the corrugations are mini sized... purrrrfect you could say *groans* 
I bought some Prima embellies yonks ago at a craft show and they have been lurking in the Room of Stash so I liberated them from their dusty home and popped them onto the card, making a nice florally bouquet to go with them... and adding some Treasure Gold for bling and Alphaparts for the numbers... and there you have it...



In other news... me and Sue have been getting our heads together and have picked a date for the end of January for another Hels' on Tour Workshop weekend in Middlesbrough.  However, those dates have filled up mega fast and because we now have so many peeps on the "waitlist" we have decided to run the weekend again, the following weekend, so there are a few spaces available for 1st and 2nd February 14.   If you fancy spending a weekend making arty things and having a blast, please do pop me over and email and I can let you know the details etc and put you in touch with Sue who is doing all the hard work organising the weekend.  

That's all from me for today... I am going to be doing the dreaded "tidy up, sort it out and make it look nice again" to the Room of Stash today... I fear I am going in ever decreasing circles trying to sort out the amount of junk I seem to hoard... I mean really, I know I loves cardboard but do I really need a black bag full of it?  Probably not but....    Thanks for looking, have a grand day! TTFN

Hels x

25 comments:

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Gorgeous card Hels, this is definitely your signature using the corrugated cardboard, I love what you do with it. You might need all that cardboard - how many Birthdays for the January Workshop??? Sam

Angela Young said...

Hiya Hels,
This is truly beautiful, those fresco paints are rather good, oh yes indeedy....I am liking them too. The Nougat is such a pretty colour & the Very Berry compliments it very well at the edges....as you say all in all....."purrfect!"( oh sorry...I couldn't resist putting that in...he he :-)...hi Alfie x )
Hugs,
Angela xx

voodoo vixen said...

Love this pink card Hels, it isn't 'pretty pretty' which makes it awesome!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Gorgeous, gorgeous, card, loving the corrugated edges, loving the colours, they are yummy, and especially love the flowers with green stalks, they look like crystals, they are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, a truly stunning card
loving the fresco paints the pink isn't
too sickly as some are have been keeping
all my boxes so have stacks not
used any yet but they are there for
when I get around to them.
Watched both your shows yesterday
and as usual they were great loved
the shrink plastic in the
melt pot wish I was nearer for your
workshop they must be a blast.
Nancyd xx

Joanne said...

This is so lovely and will be 'treasured' for many years I'm sure
Xx

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous card which I'm sure is much appreciated and treasured.

rachel said...

absolutely stunning |hels - I bet sophie loved it to bits! Big Hugs rachel x

nannapat said...

What a fab 21st card Hels - that will be a keepsake Sophie will treasure I'm sure. I love the colours - that Very Berry looks delish. Pat x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love the card .x

nattyboots said...

Simply gorgeous

Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful card Hels, love all the flowers and twirls. Emma

carol e said...

Hi Hels a really beautiful card. Love the background and the flowers are amazing. Think I must look at Fresco paint the colours are fab x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and very different from your normal stuff but still luv it xx GailT xx

Zoe said...

Gorgeous creation as usual Hels, love the spriggy bits on ya floral spray, looks fab xx

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Carole Z said...

Aah Pretty in Pink and all those other Brat Pack movies I couldn't get enough of 'back in the day' lol! Your card is stunning, I've been using these fresco paints..love 'em! Carole Z X

Joanne K said...

Oh thats pretty Hels, very girly for you. Kind regards Joanne K x

Linda Simpson said...

This is lovely Hels, I am sure she will love it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card--love the colours you have chosen

Chrissie x

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Hels!

Wendy said...

Hi Hels

Beautiful love the idea of using corrugated card.

I watched your shows on C&C I was the lady who emailed in about using magnets in the bezels. Can you tell me where you bought the beautiful napkins you used on the show you be perfect for a couple of projects I have in mind. If you know the manufacturer that you be great too.

Many thanks

Wendy

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

That should say would be great too. Opps.

Andrea Kennard said...

She just loved the card and most certainly will treasure it, thankyou Hels for doing this for me :-) and I to can not believe she is 21 x x

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