As much as I adore Stampin’ Up! stamps occassionally I see a design and just have to have it (you know how it is).  This is a set I bought from the US some time ago and it had yet to see ink.  It’s called Once Upon a Time and is from Lizzie Anne Designs. 

Today we are off to celebrate our friend’s daughter’s 6th birthday.  Lara (or Lolly as she is often known) is such a sweet little girl and she really does remind me of a princess.

It was the perfect opportunity to break out this set and give it a whirl.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, it is lots more sparkly in real life with heaps of dazzling diamonds, just as a princess’ card should be.

Couldn’t help myself though the patterned paper is from Stampin’ Up’s Berry Bliss range and the card is Pretty in Pink.  I coloured the princess and the castle using watercolour crayons and an aqua painter.

Here is a close-up of my handiwork.