Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Exceptionaly Beautiful!

Here it is .... the project that kept me busy for such a long time. The birthday invitations for my 4yo granddaughter's birthday. In her words they are 'exceptionaly beautiful'! Nothing like a 4yo's praise to make all the work worthwhile.
The idea started brewing in my head while I was in hospital. When i got home it was the first thing I started working on and like I said, I love the end result.
The first photo is one I took of all of them lined up on my diningroom table, all 23 of them.

I had strict instructions that they had to be pink and purple.. I made exploding boxes with a ballerina in the middle. The image is a freebie that I got ages ago from Marjie's Malarkies ( ) I printed her with a mirror image, coloured her with my Copic markers, cut her out and stuck her to a piece of acetate, making her stand up straight.
I used a lot of flowers at her base, just to make sure she doesn't fall over. The four sides were cut with Nesties and contains the actual invitation. They were chalked (Haven't used my chalks in years, but I like the softness it gave) and even more flowers were addded.

The lids were covered in ribbon and flowers again and a handwritten sentiment with a charm and a blingy butterfly was added,

Here is a close up of the dancing girl. This truly is the stuff little girls' dreams are made of.
The cardstock is Bazzil, dp is Melissa Francis and Bo Bunny and the flowers all come from the local Chinese dealer. The acetate is the covers they use when they copy projects at Post Net - the normal transparency was too thin for the job.
I am entering this one for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge which calls for twq are better than one. ( )
Hope you like my little boxes as much as I do.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the lovely play date I had with my blogging friend Paola this morning and show you a card I made while she was here.


  1. WOW...they are indeed exceptionally beautiful....what a lot of hard work to make them...but obviously a labour of love!

    Marjie x

  2. DEfinitely exceptionally beautiful..... What a lucky little girl. Hope all her friends enjoy the invitation, never mind the party.

  3. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely FABULOUS Tertia. I would love to try this sometime, as I need to step out the box, so to speak. Am getting bored with just making plain old cards. Well done!

  4. Wow...what a lot of work and a labour of love that went into these!! They are beautiful....thats alot of boxes....very stunning!!

  5. These are absolutely much work but well worth the effort....I adore the image, thanks for adding the link

  6. >speechless< Jaw droppingly gorgeous! Kudos to you for this labor of true love! Spectacular! Thanks for sharing with us at SSC this week.

  7. dear,
    lovely...a very beautiful little dancing girl.........hats off ...

  8. I am simply in awe of your project! I know how time consuming these are and for you to do 23 is mind boggling! And on top of that, you did them so beautifully! They are truly spectacular and so much work! You are amazing! Best, Curt

  9. OMG!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!?! You made 23 of these???!?!?! WOW! Ive had my chin resting on my chest while reading your post. These are BREATHTAKING!! I cant even tell which part is my favorite!!! ?Your grandaughter is so lucky to have you to make these for her.

    Thank you so much for entering them in our challenge over at Stamptacular!

  10. Wow Tertia!! Jy was 'n baie besige Ouma! Maar dit is verseker BAIE mooi! Daar is nie regtig woorde om dit te beskryf nie - soos die juffertjie sê - exceptionally beautiful - is heeltemal reg!

  11. Wow...your grandaughter was right! Absolutely beautiful...wanna adopt me? (big grin!)... love all the flowers and the popping ballerina! I'm so glad you could join our Two's Better Than One challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  12. OMG how many of this beauties have you done. Adorable projects.

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