Thursday, 19 September 2013

Happy 1st Birthday to Twin Girls

Hello there Friends

Today I thought I would share something which does not have a great deal of ink on it and is totally NOT my usual style!  I know a certain someone who will like it as it is pink!

A friend of mine in work asked me if I would make a card for her to send to her great Nieces, twin girls, for their first birthday.  Time to hit the panic button for sure!  I don't do girlie girlie cards as a norm.  I had to rack my brain for a few days and then decided to take a look on my Silhouette images.  Unfortunatly, in the meantime, my friend pulled the date of requirement forward a few days.  I had to get it ready for Friday.  This was Thursday evening!!!!!!!   I saw a fairy castle and then came across some princess images.  And here is what happened...  

I downloaded the princess designs and panic set in as I had a choice of dark haired or blonde princesses.  Never mind, I shall ring her.   No reply!  No reply ALL Evening.  Never mind, I will make 4 princesses (two of each) and just make the card with the princesses ready to place once I knew.
Next panic......when I downloaded the princesses onto the sheet, I could only get the blonde one on there.  Ok!  Let's just hope they are blonde.  All princesses want to be blonde.  You only have to look at Disney!  
I printed and cut multiple copies so I could decoupage them, as well as the castle.  I even printed and cut the banners which I had downloaded before and proceeded to fiddle faddle adding layers, rock candy stickles and diamantes where I could.  The 1s were VOS chipboard and painted with pebeo paints and covered in the stickles.  
I even printed the inside and placed VOS schparkly flutterby stickers on the inside and the envelope.  I put it into a clear cellophane bag as I knew she would show it around the office if she liked it.
My friend didn't like it!  She LOVED it and so did the parents of the little girls, who ARE blonde (phew!!) and it got pride of place on the mantlepiece.  I have since been told it has got a frame to go in which was bought the next day, as soon as they feel it has been on the mantlepiece long enough! Phew! 

There are a few Snippets as well as VOS and NBUS on there so I shall take it over to the Playground.  

I likes a challenge - NOT!

Thanks for looking.  I truly do love my Silhouette.  

Hettie

16 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Very very clever. And there are brown haired Disney princesses because I am one lol! Gorgeous creation, very cleverly done, not one bit surprised that it will end up in a frame x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful castle and the princesses are adorable!

voodoo vixen said...

It may not be your normal style Hettie but you rose to the challenge beeeyootifully!! What a compliment to know that it will be framed (as it should), such a lot of work!!

Pssst, I did translate the blog but the jpeg image with the cutting etc wouldn't translate but it is still easy to follow!! Were you thinking of a maze book? I loved making those a few years back.

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

Wow, is very sweet and beautiful. I love your work. Kisses and hugs

butterfly said...

Lovely make ... no, it's not really my style either, but there's no doubt it fit the brief perfectly, and clearly the recipients were over the moon! The dimension from the decoupaging is fab, and I do like that castle.
Alison x

Di said...

Oooer Sam, this is just fabulous for girls! Yup, I love the pink - and the castle with two princesses is amazing. No wonder it was such a hit and has been framed :)

Hugs, Di xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful creation-so much detail,no wonder they loved it!
Nessa xx

scrappymo! said...

You did a fabulous job on this one! Such a lot of work and beautifully done. Love the 3D layers and the sparkle. Great inside of the card too.

Love that they framed it!

Mrs A. said...

Phew. Job well done methinks. Fancy you being framed!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

p.s. When's me bag of bit coming den? I got lots of frooooggling to do!!
Hugs Mrs A. (No.1)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Moly, Sam, you had me on the very edge of my seat and then, bam, down I went when you said she didn't like it! I just don't have the leg strength I used to for edge-of-the-seat rapture so don't DO that to me! I have Silhouette envy with what you have magically created and I'm not surprised they are going to frame it and treasure it forever!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

What a wonderful card for 2 little darlings. I can see why they all loved it! My hat's off to you for the last minute push & you pulled it off so successfully. Wish I could use my Silhouette as well as you did yours! So many details, & added embellies to your cutouts. Great job! Give yourself a big pat on the back, TFS & hugs

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You rose to the challenge as this is such a sweet creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, perfect for two little girls. Elizabeth xx

Diane said...

Just adorable.

Regards diane