Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pretty In Pink

I had the best time this morning creating this little girlie!
Her name is Mikala Ann
I just love her and all her pretty pink details.

I created her using The Cutting Cafe Shop new stamp set
When purchasing the stamp set, you also receive a cut
file for the set.  That includes tabs on the clothes
so you can make paper dolls if you want to.
I have always had a love for paper dolls so this set
just 'spoke to me' right away!!

I did an SVG cut file on my Cricut Explore, 
then stamped her image .
I colored her in with Copics and my secret to get
the 'perfect' blush look on her cheeks is to use a
Q-Tip and real blush.
Yep, it's true and I also use it on her skin too...looks so natural.
I stamped her dress, added  new Nuvo Glitter Drops in Sherbert Shimmer.
I used it for the little heart in her hair too.
This stuff is so cool, it makes little enamel dots
and it comes in lots of pretty colors.

The background paper is some I picked up along the way,
a denim print ... so pretty!

I added a banner across the top with a small gingham bow
(had to get some gingham in there somewhere with that!

I also added the cutest little bird and branch
(I will list the products used below.)

The Cutting Cafe Shop has lot of pretty things....
go take a peek....I will be back next week with a another little
girlie from this set...aiming for Tuesday, but it could be any day..stop back!
Entering the following challenges:
Memory Box .... For The Birds
Dragonfly Journeys .... Forever In Blue Jeans
Crafting By Designs .... Pink and Girlie
If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie

Products used:
Stamps:  The Cutting Cafe Everyday Elisha Jean & Friends
Dies:  Memory Box Meadowbird Branch, Banner Parade
Paper:  Paper House Country Girl & scraps
Other:  Nuvo Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer, Rose


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh Diane just realised why you call your blog Nellie's nest, I see its after your darling baby - she is a beautiful spaniel, sending hugs dear new bloggy friend!
I have welcomed you to my blog on today's post just letting you know :D
Trying not to be too green as look at your card.. love the banner die, and also the DP and stamped images are right up my alley!
All very, very pretty elements on your card - you have a great eye for detail!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Ros Crawford said...

Oh she's so cute! Love how you coloured her and paper pieced and the little setting with the bird is perfect!

Lisa said...

She's so beautiful!! I love her pretty dress with the ruffle!! Real blush - never would have thought of it and it looks amazing!! Thanks for the tip!! The background and the details are perfect as always my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, now I think I need the glitter drops. Love those! You have to stop this enabling stuff. Love the bird, the banner, the girl, the paper. Love it ALL!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Diane. I was wondering how you did the background (which I love). Thought you had stamped on it, but wondered how it looked so vivid. Anyway, your darling little girl is precious and decked out so nicely in her glitter drops! Thanks for the tip on the blush too! The little bird is such an awesome finish to this darling card.

Jeannie said...

Hi Diane!! OMG this is so cute I can hardly stand it! There are always so many awesome little details you add that make it simply a "Diane" card; perfect in every way. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Regina Easter said...

REAL BLUSH ON THE CHEEKS what my friend are amazing...

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

Oh gosh, this is just an adorable card. Love the little girl -- you did a great job paper-piecing her dress, and the little trim on the bottom is a super touch. The banner looks great too. Hope you can join the Cookie Challenge again this week. Sandy/Cookie DT
(sorry for the deleted comment; I couldn't stand seeing the misspelled words!)

wannabcre8tive said...

She is just adorable. I love the paper piecing.