Monday, March 2, 2015

Guest Designer at The Pink Elephant...TPE #288~Girly Girl, LIM #231~This Makes Me Happy, Cucake Onspirations #300~Sparkle, Addicted to CAS~Distress

Happy Monday to all,

I'm tickled pink - literally -  this morning, because today is my first of a series of month long Guest Designer posts for The Pink Elephant!  I'm a mix of honoured, thrilled and, of course, nervous, because this is one amazing team I've been invited to play alongside.  Thank you to Sheri and the rest of the team for welcoming me into your midst. Happy dancing wildly!

TPE #288 is yet another fun, fabulous challenge:


*GIRLY GIRL*

I admit to an initial fluster-fest with this challenge, because 'girly' specific images are nowhere to be found in my stash (except for some darling ballerina die cuts, sent by sweet, wonderful Bev, which I'm saving until I learn how to colour like an expert!).  So, I adapted, interpreting the theme through two cards that feature my 'girly girl' associations...

My first card is heading to the cutest, most adorable, most fantastic girly-girl I know: Ms. T, my niece, who is turning 5 (FIVE!!) on March 3rd.  No, I didn't create a Frozen card for her (now there's girly-girl for you!); rather, I went with her 'second' fascination: fairies.  One die cut fairy, using sparkle paper, with a sponged distress ink background (yes, you read that right: the DIs and I are trying a reconciliation...for a while) sprinkled with white pigment inked stenciled stars.  A W&W happy cutaway and birthday stamp...and ta dahhh.  One card winging its way north. When I visit next, I'm taking her on a birthday shopping date - just her and I! No mom or dad to say "You don't need this, or that, or the other thing." Aunty C is going to treat her special gal to an outfit with accessories...her choice! I'm excited!


The 'girly girl' on my second card: colours, butterflies and a first-time-for-me attempt at bokeh...


That's it from me;  please visit the awesome creations by 

leave them some love, then pull out your girly-girl goodies and join us in the gallery! I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

I'm also sharing at 
Less Is More #231~This Makes Me Happy: I 'sort of ' reunited with my distress inks!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #300~Sparkle: my fairy is pure sparkle, paired with a W&W cutaway.
 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

34 comments:

  1. Carol, your niece is going to love this adorable and pretty fairy card! The background is gorgeous! It seems that DI's and you are getting along splendidly! Also love the colors and bokeh background on the second card! Well done! And congrats on your GD spot!

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  2. Beautiful cards, Carol!! So glad you're joining us this month at TPE! Hugs! kadie

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  3. WOW WOW WOW ................WOW............Your niece is one lucky girl...this is super, loving that background and the fairy....bet she will adore it. Can I gate crash the shopping trip it sounds fun?!!
    Your second card...well I have to admit to not knowing what bokeh is......groan .I know get with it and all that!( must look it up) but it is so vibrant and happy and I love the little butterfly. Hugs xx

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  4. c!!! This sparkly little fairy will truly be loved! Congratulations to you, and to Pink Elephant for their wise decision to invite you! Are you sure this is your first attempt? it looks really well done to me! And the sparklers on that cupcake were intended for only YOU! Well done...
    =] Michele

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  5. You just settle those nerves right down because you are every bit as talented at the DT!!! You will be a great asset for the month and then some. I love your girly card, that fairy is adorable! I can't believe Ms T will be 5!! Of course I can't believe the ages of my own grandchildren. lol The background on this card is just beautiful. I love the way the stars shine through. Just beautiful! I haven't gotten brave enough to try the bokeh technique yet but so want to. You did a fabulous job with it! Another stunning card for sure with your beloved butterflies! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Congratulations on your guest spot! How fabulous! And your cards are both just beautiful! Very girly, if I may say so myself :) Your little MissT is going to love her fairy card! Too cute!! Both of the backgrounds are SO pretty!! Have a happy week my friend! (hugs)

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  7. Ooooh, such pretty cards! Congrats on Guesting!

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  8. Firstly, I want to say CONGRATS on your well deserved Guest DT spot!!! I really LOVE your fairy and your background is gorgeous! The sparkle and white pigment stars are just beautiful, Carol! I also love your butterflies on the 2nd card, and your bokeh background is amazing! You've done a really great job on your Girly Girl designs, and I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!
    And...Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS :)

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  9. I'm sure Miss T will love that fairy card as much as I do. I have reason to love the inky, star scattered background. ;-) I love the bokeh, too. GFY for trying it because it looks fabulous. Congrats on the GD assignment.

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  10. Congrats, Carol and welcome! Your cards are gorgeous and right on target! Love that fairy die and painted backgroun! And, you're one step ahead of me -- I have yet to try the bokeh technique. Yours turned out fabulous! Hope you have a ball with us this month!

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  11. Such pretty cards! I love that background on your fairy card - such a cool technique! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

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  12. Congrats on your GD gig! Fabulous cards! The EP (eye policeman) is on patrol so....XX OO

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  13. Morning sweetie, these are gorgeous, I am so loving the background so dreamy, gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous :0)) hugs Pops x

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  14. Gorgeous cards Carol:) And congrats on the guest spot such a thrill isn't it? Im of to check them out now.
    Kate xx

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  15. Yay YOU!!!!!!! congrats and both of your cards are absolutely SWEET!

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  16. Well how very exciting and deserving (from where I sit) for you! Congratulations!! Oh my how wonderful are these cards? I love, love, really like, what you have done on both. Your fairy one is magical and your bokeh one is fabulous! Well done and congrats again!

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  17. Congrats on your GDT spot - you deserve it! Girly girl - I would have a problem with that.... you solved it beautifully! Lets hope the next challenge is Tomboy - I am up for that! Ha ha....Love the Bokeh - so beautiful! No I will check out that challenge - just in case...

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  18. Two super gorgeous cards Carol. Love the inky backgrounds as they enhance the elements so well.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  19. Congrats on the GDT gig :) Was so excited when I saw your card chosen as their winner. Love the fairy die and gorgeous background. Adore the butterfly one :)

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  20. Two gorgeous cards Carol. I'm sure Ms. T will be thrilled with her sparkly fairy!! :) Great job with the sponged backgrounds on both cards. Looks like you and DI's have finally become friends ... I hope it lasts a lifetime :) Love the mix of colours .... especially the orange and pink (my favourite combination!). Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. Both these cards would be perfect for the HLS March CAS Challenge - Sponging! I hope you'll enter them! Loll xx

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  21. We are super excited to have you join us this month at TPE!! Your cards are gorgeous cards and I know that Ms. T is going to love her sparkly fairy card! I love the bokeh backgrounds you've created and am inspired to give that technique a try. Have a wonderful week! Big Hugs!!

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  22. I absolutely love, love, love those watercolored backgrounds. So girly and wonderful! I'm with you on the expert coloring thing. Why does it have to be so haaaaaard. :D

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  23. Congrats Carol on you guest design! Two adorable cards. I am over the moon with that sparkly fairy die cut. It looks like the one in my jewelry box growing up and beautiful sponged background! Now the bokeh is breathtaking and I can only image even more so in person--LOVE!

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  24. I just tried bokeh too... it's fun!
    Fun card too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  25. So pretty!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge!
    Sandy, DT Sweetie

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  26. Congratulations on your GD spot, Carol ... what a pair of fabulous cards you made your debut with! Miss T will fall head over heels in love with that sweet shimmery fairy set against that gorgeous sponged background! Way to do with the bokeh ... soft, subtle and so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. Wow....a big congrats to you! and 2 amazing and beautiful cards too. So pretty and yes, Miss T will be over the moon!

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  28. Congrats on Guest Designing! Love both cards & know Ms T loved hers! How fun to take her shopping--such a great auntie you are!

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  29. Congrats on the guest spot!! They are lucky to have you!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I Love the fairy, so pretty and perfect for your niece!! AND the background on the second card!!!!! Gorgeous!!

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  30. Sorry I'm so late with this but....WELCOME to The Pink Elephant this month girl! WAHOOO! We're so happy to have you and your GORGEOUS creations! Your "girly girl" cards are amazing - can't wait to see what you have next week for us! Again, welcome, welcome!!! xoxoxox

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  31. Wonderful card. Love the way you have color your card. Thank you for sharing with 300th Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva -

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  32. wooow stunning soft BG you made
    the first one I love that little fairy
    and as I told you I always love your butterfly card..
    this is so feminin and girly
    love love love this miss C

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  33. Beautiful- ideal for a little girl. 50. Thanks for playing along with ATCAS, Rebecca x

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  34. So sweet! Thank you so much for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations for our 300th Challenge Celebration. :) -Alycia

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