Friday, March 2, 2012

Total Girl!

Hello to all my friends,

I have to admit that I have chosen comfort over fashion for most of my life, but there is still a part of me that drawn in by the really girlie apparel.  I love the look of it but it screams uncomfortable to me!  I have on occasion bought it anyway, knowing that it suited a purpose or event.  But I have always been impressed with the women out there that can pull off the look flawlessly.  I dress my girls much the same as me, but they love to dress up for church or birthdays in their really fancy clothes.  When I put together this card, the girls have made it their favourite! This card has been entered in Lady Bug Crafts Ink Challenge - Girly Card, Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Girly and Total Paper Crafts Challenge - Favourites, my favourite things being the colour pink and pearls.

I saw this technique in a book and just had to try it out!  You simple punch out 3 sizes of scalloped ovals and fold them in half and then bring the sides in to meet the middle.  Then you layer them on top of each other and punch one last oval for the top.  I added ricrac ribbon for the detail.  Next time if  I'm going to use this ribbon I'll punch regular ovals instead.  I used some fancy lace ribbon and sponged it a colour to match the paper.  I used a SB die for the matte and my SU border punch along with a CB folder for the embossing.  All beautiful things have to have flowers and pearls to finish the look!  I have entered this card in the Outlawz Greeting Challenge - Pearls and Lace.

Love to look at it, or even see it on my girls.  Would I wear it, probably not!  How about you?  Are you a girlie girl or you in to what's comfortable?  Thanks for sharing a piece of your time with me today, I really appreciate it!


  1. This is such a cute card! I am so not a girlie girl! I wear jeans and collared shirts to work and jeans or shorts and t-shirts any other time!

  2. Love this card! Beautiful embellishments and beautiful card.

  3. Really pretty card Darlene. Very girly. Everything goes perfectly here.

  4. Beautiful card. Love the layout, papers and colours. Fab! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges this week. good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  5. This is really fabulous and I love how you made it with the scallopeed circles.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this time.

  7. Gorgeous card, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing at Crafty Purple Frog.
    Hugs Nataliya

  9. this is so awesome, I need to try this technique, ty for sharing Darlene. I like to be comfy, but also love to dress up but only get to if there is an occassion, I am 99% of the time in jeans or comfy clothes :)


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