Thursday, 23 August 2012

DYSU86 - Fantasy

Hello and welcome to my first post as Design Team member over at the Do You Stack Up (DYSU) weekly blog challenge.

This week the challenge is to create something with a 'Fantasy' theme.

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Here's my take...

DYSU#86 closed view

I decided to create a fairytale castle for my princess.  I should thank my husband for creating the template for me.  I simply printed several times onto cardstock and stamped straight onto it.  I used some MME wood effect paper for the door and several Waltzingmouse Stamps sets to add the detail to the windows and door. 

and inside holds a little birthday surprise...

DYSU#86 Fantasy

The little froggy on the door and the princess inside are both from the Heroines Fairy Princess set by Waltzingmouse. I coloured both of the images using Copics and paper pieced her little dress with more patterned paper from MME.

If you would like to join us this week then visit the DYSU blog for COMPLETE details and for some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT.  Have fun!

Other challenges for this card:

Creative Stamp Friends - Special Card Shape
Craft your passion - Power of 3 (I used 3+ pink pearls)
Marker Pop Challenge - Kids/Back to School
Fashionista Challenge 6 - Card for a Child


Waltzingmouse Stamps: Very Vintage Labels 2 (iron crosses on windows); Nordic Spring (heart border), Heroines - Fairy Princess; Earth Angel (Happy Birthday sentiment); A Cottage Home (ironwork on castle door)
Patterned paper: MME
Ink: Memento Pink Petunia, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Copic Markers
Adhesive pearls


Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning Helen!! That's what I call a team effort, with hubby creating the template! I love the castle shape, and the the sweet little princess behind the door, an amazing card. I would love to see the look on a little girl's face as she opened this beautiful gift!
So glad that you are joining us full time at DYSU with your fab creations! Xx

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Helen, this is adorable. What a great castle card, and your little WMS princess looks so cute with her birthday greetings. A brilliant creation for any little princess in your life. Love the interactive clever!

Sasha said...

Adorable princess and castle card, that any little girl would love to recieve, Helen...gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Hi Helen
You did a gorgeous creation, love it! Great JOB!
Congrats for your new DT at DYSU.
Greetings from Puerto Rico

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Helen,
Wow what an amazing card. Love the castle - clever hubby - and the adorable Princess. So pleased to have you on the team.
Denise xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So adorable Helen! Love the WM castle and the sweet lil' princess inside!

Ren-Yi said...

Hello Helen - let me just say that this is perfect debut card. i'm so glad your joined our little teamie. your creativity and your way to go the extra mile in little details just makes this card perfect. I do love the little frog outside the door...just a perfect fairytale!

NanaConnie said...

This is incredible, Helen, and congrats on the new DT! You're going to love it and they are going to love your fabulous work. :-D

Suzie's Card Den said...

What a great card for a child, just perfect for our challenge Card for a Child, it is a super design.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Suzie xx

JOAN said...

This is an amazing card!! Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU being our guest designer. Hugs, Joan

princesskitten said...

that's such fun

scrap joanny said...

perfect cute card for us challenge- thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

bastelkueken said...

Wow. your little castle is so fantastic and wonderful. I love it.

Thanks for joiing us an Creative Stamps Friends

thescrapmaster said...

I love your card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at! I hope you join us again this week :)