Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pretty Ballerina

Oh it's so refreshing to make a card that's not Christmas related. I don't know about you, but I left my Christmas card making way too late, so it was a frantic race to the finish.

I had coloured a beautiful La La Land image for the last Sparkles Forum challenge of the year, but unfortunately didn't get a chance to finish it due to family dramas. I couldn't leave this little ballerina merely coloured, so this morning I spent some time turning her into a card.

A couple of weekends ago, my best friend's husband Josh and I got very carried away remembering the Hans Christian Anderson song "Thumbelina" as sung by Danny Kaye. Now I know this isn't a 'thumbelina' but a real ballerina, but I simply couldn't stop singing that song while making her.

This card was pulled together using leftover scraps from three different DPs, a teeny bit of lace that is part of the stash I got from my grandmother, and some pearl and jewel stick-ons for bling. The butterfly is a lovely feathery, jewelled glittery creation that I bought once upon a time and never used.

To walk down memory lane with Josh and I - here's a link to the Thumbelina song from the movie here.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas
Flutterby Wednesdays - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
The Paper Shelter - The Look of Lace
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - 3 different papers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Sweet Treats in Pastels
The Poodles Parlour - Inspired by a song

and added of course to the La-La Land Customer Gallery for December.

Until next time,


Carla S. said...

This is so sweet, Tracey! I love this darling ballerina and the papers you paired with her are so pretty!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Tracey.So pretty ,love her hairpiece with bling and the combination of papers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh this is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and good luck with the Challenge.

Diane said...

What a cutie Tracey !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Linda said...

This is just adorable.. thanks for sharing it with us at TPS.. Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us for song title week at poodles parlour.


Tracy said...

Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my blog. I hope you can find some things there that inspire or help you. :-)
Your little ballerina is adorable! Your papers are so pretty and that butterfly is the perfect little extra. :-)
Thanks for the link to the Danny Kaye song. He was such a talented man. My daughter and I watched White Christmas with he and Bing Crosby about five times this year. LOL
I have some blog candy up for grabs for my followers if your interested. Just check my sidebar for the link.
Have a wonderful week and new year to come!

May said...

Such a cute card, love the image, Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place, Good Luck, Hugs May x x x

That Craft Place said...

Wow, I agree with May. Gorgeous card Tracey.
Good luck at Tha Craft Place challenge.
Lisa xxx

Hanneke said...

This looks lovely, that image is adorable! Saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

Jessica Griffin said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio! xo

Doreen said...

What a great card.I saw this on MIM.xxx