Sunday 10 June 2012

Scrapbook Boutique June Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge


Are  you ready for the Scrapbook Boutique June Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge?  

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Sue K's  blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Sunday17th June. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Monday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

Evelyn has picked another fabulous stamp set as the Blog Hop prize this month -  Darkroom Door's Butterfly Garden   Ooh the things you could do with this beautiful collage stamp :)

Why not play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration and "make it fit for a princess" You could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.
(Link your project on the SB Blog before 30/6/12)

Here's mine this first side step card.......I know, where have I been :)

My Favourite Things - All dressed up Jolinne  coloured with Prisma's.  Some paper piecing, stitching, pearls, die cut flowers, swirls and butterfly I hope, make this card fit for a Princess. 

 Now why haven't I tried one of these fancy cut cards before???? Think you might be seeing a couple more.....  Check the link for a tutorial on how to cut and fold the base card.......decorating is up to you but if you love embellishments you can have stacks of fun!

Here's how I decorated mine......

Trim Blue card base to 8.5" x 4.5" cut, score and fold to make the side step base card.
Stamp image to smooth white card using Memento tuxedo black ink. Colour image with Prisma Pencils. (I masked and stamped the body a second time to some dp, hand cut then paper pieced the top of her dress.)
Stamp sentiment to smooth white card using Versafine Onyx black ink. Die cut with small circle die.
Trim a selection of dp to add one layer over the image panel and the three side steps. Adhere the side steps into position ready to decorate.
To the image panel wrap some hand dyed seam binding and tie to the left side in a bow adding a button with white cord.  (I used Ranger's broken China spritzed with water to die my ribbon.)
Adhere the coloured image to the main panel and using a sewing machine threaded with yellow cotton, machine around all four sides (keeping the ribbon bow away from the sewing needle:)). Adhere this to the base card.

From Blue card die cut the following:
Die-namics - Fancy Flourish
Memory Box - Kaleidoscope Butterfly - (Body only)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fleur De Lis Accents - Fancy round tag. (Trim off the bottom Flourish for the crown)

From DP  Lilybeedesign Buttercup cut the following:
CC Designs - Phlox Flowers - 3 x 3 layer petals and 2 x 2 layer petals. 
Memory Box - Kaleidoscope Butterfly - Butterfly wings.

Assemble the three  phlox flowers, adding a pearl to the centre of each.
Trim the flourish to adhere some to the first and second steps. Add two assembled flowers to the first step with the remaining flower to the second step.
Add the sentiment to the trimmed fancy tag and adhere this to the third step.
Decorate the crown with pearls and add to image.   Finally adhere the butterfly body to it's wings and position to the edge of main panel.

Hope you can join us again this month........Til next time.............



Angela said...

This card is AWESOME Sue!! Love the design and colours are perfect!!

Loz said...

hehe - LOVE your blog title! So true! I've never made a side step card either.. so you've still beaten me :)

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card - I love how you have made this! Hugs x x

Lorraine said...

yes where have you been ! this is an amazing side step card I think we need to see some more LOL

Unknown said...

Side step cards are a fav of mine too and you have done this so nicely...lovely colours too..x

Granmargaret said...

Beautiful card. I love the stamp.
Have a good week

dizzydeb said...

I am not normally a card maker but I can't wait to check out the tutorial - I think your card is a little masterpiece.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Super cute Sue! I love the image and the wonderful shaped card :) I also have some candy over at my blog if you are interested :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super adorable Sue! Perfect design!

craftieodmae said...

WOW!!!!! Eye popping gorgeous!!

Tammy Hanlon said...

Love the way you took on the theme and mixed up the colours
Tam x

Cathy said...

Wow! This card is incredible, I love the colours and the textures. Thanks for sharing this technique, something new to try!!

Julie H said...

I'm sure any little (or big!) princess would love to receive this card. Great challenge as always!

Elaine coustley said...

Love your card, great design the embelishments you have used are really pretty, just right for a princess

Kerry Fellowes said...

Love the card, and the tiara is so cute. Kerry xx

lostinpaper said...

This is sooo pretty Sue, love that sweet tiara! I have a confession... I've never made a sidestep card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gail said...

This is such a sweet card ( I was expecting some pink colours ).I love the DP mix n match ,great choice.Clever idea to use the fleur de lis for the crown ,I will store that idea in my memory bank.

Janet O'Brien said...

LOL yes where have you been with regards to the step cards ... I suspect you were somewhere near me as I have yet to do one but since you provided a link to a tutorial I will have to have a go at one now! But this is such a gorgeous card.

Jose said...

Very pretty card Sue.

Narelle said...

Wow! I love the shape of the card with the side steps! Awesome!

Sue said...

this is divine Sue!! I have never made a step card either, we can be in the dark together! You have made it look so easy, will have to give it a whirl too! :)

spikeyjen said...

Wow Sue, that card is amazing. Its such a gorgeous card for a little tween princess, and the side steps look so good.

Unknown said...

Am loving this card. Just gorgeous.