Monday, 29 March 2010

Fred She Said March challenge - Spring

Warning, this will be a long post!!
It's time for another Fred She Said challenge and this month the theme is Spring, and we want to see your creations loaded with pretty pastel colours :)
I used one of the older images for my card but also a pricking pattern from one of the new sets.

I used the cute Little Miss Bitty and coloured her with my Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor, and I also used part of the pricking pattern from the new Spring Flowers set. I just printed the pattern out then used 2 of the corner pieces to do the top corners on my card.

Here's a close up of the pricking :)

The pricking was actually an after thought lol. I had the card all done when I decided that I would do some pricking, hence why the pricking doesn't fit properly in the corner and goes over a bit of my image mat, but it looks ok in real life :)
 The papers are a total mish mash, the spotty strip is papermania (I think), the blue paper is a freebie from a magazine and I can't remember who makes the checked paper.
 The pretty pink rose is from Hobby craft and the white ones are from a local florist warehouse and I added some leaves to them which I found in my flower box (they had fallen off other roses, so waste not want not lol). The gold wire and bead spray is also from the florist warehouse, and the lace is from my local haberdashery, it's really sparkly but you can't see the sparkle here.

I took a close up pic of the pretty flowers,  just cause I felt like it lol.

Remember to pop pover to the challenge blog to see the other girls cards, as always they have done a fab job! And of course if you join in with the challenge, you could win a $20 voucher to spend in the FSS store! Imagine how much "pretties" you could buy with that !! ;)
You must use a FSS image on your creation so if you don't have any, why not check out some of the new Spring releases which are all perfect for this challenge? or you could use one of the many FSS freebies which can all be viewed here.

Well that's the card done for today, now I'm off to see if I can get some goodies for Chiara's birthday party.
My baby will be 5 on the 7th of April and she has never had a proper party and as her birthday is in the middle of the Spring break I was just going to take her to the fun fair or something and then go for something to eat or whatever she wanted to do, but on Thursday I was talking to her and she said she really wanted a party, so I phoned everywhere and finally got a space in a local community centre :)
They didn't have any weekend dates but as the kids are on holiday it didn't really matter, so we got the Thursday afternoon, which is the day after her birthday, so now I have to get all the stuff for the party and her birthday pressies.
I wanted it to be a special party for her as it's her first and she is now old enough to play games with etc so I looked into getting a clown or a magician or something like that, but although I could of got a few even at this short notice, I decided against it as the kids are aged between 3 and 5 so some may not sit to watch a magician and some of the younger ones may be a bit scared of the clown as they tend to be really noisy so in the end I went for a facepainter :)
I could of probably painted the kids faces myself, but I don't want to be painting faces and trying to play games with them etc, so I hired a professional face painter. She seems like a lovely lady and I am quite looking forward to the party now lol. I may even get my face painted and take a pic for you all to have a laugh at lol.

If anyone has any ideas about what else we could do at her party to make it a bit different from the normal pass the parcel etc or something "special" I could do (preferably something that doesn't cost a fortune because I am running out of! lol) then I am all ears :)
The majority of kids will be nursery age (3-5) so needs to be something suitable for that age group and there will be a mix of girls and boys so nothing too girly, although I would love to have a real girly party lol.
Oh and there is already a big bouncy castle at the community centre for us to use :)

Right I'm signing off now before I send you off to sleep! lol
Thanks for stopping by and please do leave me a comment or email me if you have any ideas because I really do need them! :)



Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh the card is absolutely beautiful and i love the reason you took a close up of the flowers!!! you go girl!

wow! ciara is 5 already???? where does the time go? i think a face painter is PERFECT! all little girls love having their face painted - i know jade does!

BTW - when does the cute & girly challenges start? i'm still seeing the DT call and it doesn't refresh to anything more recent than march 2! just curious!

hugs :)

Carolivy said...

Very pretty card Lora! Love the colors you have used with Miss Bitty!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! love the soft colours and the paper pricking!! Hugs Juls

mariska said...

Heeej Lora!!

What a gorjuss fairy card!
She is sooo cute!!

Greets mariska

coldwaters2 said...

Lovely card Lora the colours are just great please give a big hug to the birthday girl from me.
Lorraine x

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

What a pretty and really cute card! You baby will be 5? Wow! I am trying to think of some party ideas. What about a mad hatter tea party ( Tell guests to wear a decorative or crazy hat) I googled and saw ideas for treasure hunt or a fish pond ( fishing for prizes) Or a princes party with princess colouring or activity sheets ( from net) make a bead necklace or a tiara?

Maria Matter said...

adorable Lora!!!
Blessings, Maria