Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ladybird Birthday Card



Yesterday my daughter requested a card for a girl's 3rd birthday tomorrow (ie now today), and I didn't have much time to do it in.

So, here's my top tips for making a 'bespoke' card quickly:

1) Use an image from a company that you know suits your 'audience' . I know Jellypark make great 'little girl' digis, so I looked through my collection of their images.

2) Use a tried and tested technique. I love paper-piecing and so I went with that. I found this paper , which is a magazine freebie from years ago and the ladybirds gave me my theme.

3) Use a sketch. I used this one from House of Cards Challenge, and, although it changed a bit in the making, it was a great starting point.

I'd like to enter:
House of Cards Challenge Cute and Fun / sketch
Corrosive Challenges It's only a number
Sentimental Sundays Child's play
Polkadoodles Challenge Birthday girl
Hobbycutz Card for a child
Crazy 4 Challenges Paper-piecing    

10 comments:

  1. Great tips, wonderful card and love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

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  2. Super cute! Love how you put the number on her balloon! Great paper piecing too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  3. Marina, this is absolutely DARLING! LOVE the paper pieced dress to match the panel behind and I adore the ladybug theme!!! Thanks for joining us at HOC--come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

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  4. Sweet card and I absolutely love your tutorial on how to make one on short notice. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Come back soon.

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  5. I always love your paper piecing and this is no exception, absolutely gorgeous, and at short notice, would have taken me ages!!! Michelle x

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  6. Adorable! The image looks fantastic paper pieced. So glad you joined us at HOC!

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  7. What a cute card! Love your colours!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.........
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    xox
    http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Such a cute card - love your ladybird embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the House of Cards Challenge this week. Hope to see you back soon.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

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  9. This is great Marina! Your coloring on the image is great and this is such a fun use of lady bugs! Glad to have you play at House of Cards!
    - Shauna

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  10. Now that's a sweet little card! Thanks for playing along with us.
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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