Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Princess Bride

This week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge movie is The Princess Bride:

Now, through some unbelievable turn of luck we happen to own The Princess Bride (considering we own about five non-animated movies, that's pretty darn amazing), BUT, it is on a VHS tape.....go to your local museum if you don't know what I am talking about. I was worried we wouldn't have anything here to play it on, but as luck would have it our DVD unit has a second slot (I had always assumed this slot was just for the <3 year olds to post vegemite toast in).

So I popped it in this morning while hubby was having a sleep-in (sheeeeeesh, its a nice life for some ;-). I was a bit concerned about how Miss almost-five would handle the torture we fast-forwarded through them (and the attack of the mutant oversized rodent...AND the screaming eels [I'd forgotten all about them Kim]). I hope we don't have nightmares tonight. It really was like watching an ancient film though...all that VHS fuzzy crackliness...Gee I don't miss that at all!

SIDETRACKED...AGAIN! I'll get to the point. I really loved Buttercup's lovely Wedding Day crown:

I was mesmerised by it in fact. All those pretty silver flowers and leaves and I used that as my inspiration, and here is my creation:

The final card measures approximately 4.5 x 5 inches, and opens from the bottom (A-frame). I used an oval punch to create the scalloped top, being careful not to scallop it all as this also forms the hinge of the card IYKWIM? I've used a truckload of Clear Rhinestone Brads, from the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit. I thought it would be a lovely card for a little girl's birthday...especially if the party theme was Princesses...and it is probably safe to bet that there'll be one of those sooner or later (in fact five princess parties doesn't seem out of the question).

Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Cardstock: Brushed Silver cardstock
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Spring Bouquet punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Pretties Kit, glue dots, SNAIL, Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder.

Now, if you are on a diet..AVERT YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what hubby brought home for me for afternoon tea yesterday:

(DON"T SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU) It was soooooo YUMMY...what a sweet guy! I had to get the camera out. I figure I should be able to dine out on the picture alone for a few days at least :-).

Hope you are having a peaceful weekend.


PS. Check out this site that Carol recommended...great for some close-up shots :-)

Now you can actually see what the real crown looks like!


Carol Dunstan said...

wow Sam this is fabulous! The crown caught my eye too

"Post the toast mummy!"

Louise said...

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You Killed my father. Prepare to die." I love that movie, sigh.
And I LOVE your card - sheer brilliance.

Sankari W. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sam/antha (sorry - i still have to type that because it totally makes me smile :)

what a fabulous idea! love the sparkles and the real 3-D flowers like the crown - soooo beautiful - JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

and I love all the stories that you share as you post your card - I love getting sidetracked with you - its always a total delight - this week's favorite quote I liked was :"vegemite toast" in the DVD player with the unknown second slot :)

lovely cupcake from your DH! lucky!!! hope you had an awesome afternoon tea! Thank you so much for playing along this week Samantha - its always a pleasure and a delight!!

lots of love
sankari :)

Kristie said...

Oh WOW...this is just amazing!!! If you don't get invited to any princess parties you can send it to me for my birthday ;) Totally gorgeous Sam ♥

Danneil Linardi said...

JUST AMAZING SAM!!! I love this! You are just soooo clever! (I think that I tell you that a lot!).
Hope you don't mind if I case this one day? I have a troop of little girls in this house that would just love a princess crown card!

KimB said...

HI Sam,

great idea - any little or big girl;) would just die for it.

BTW it was the screaming eels bit that always freaked Ellie out.

talk soon.


Debbie Pamment said...

Can't say anything else but WOW - just wish I could type it in huge bold letters!!! LOL

Cheryl Joshua said...

Just beautiful!!! You are very creative Sam!!!

Ann said...

Love this card, Sam! It's perfect for any princess (five-year-old or not)! ;)

Dani Fender said...

I love the princess bride and have always loved her crown. I think you did a FAB job at re-creating it!

I'm pregnant at the moment and that cupcake looks so delish I could lick my computer screen! I wish my partner would bring me home one of those! :(


Corie said...

WOW -- this card is FANTASTIC!!! Did hubby bring the cupcake home, 'cuz he slept in ;) it looks delicious

Melanie said...

oh how beautiful! great choice for the inspiration piece!

Karen said...

Hey there Sam................all I can say is WOW!!!!! That crown is flamin' unreal!!
You never cease to amaze me!!


SharonD said...

I love your card Sam. Very cool! I think the Princess Bride could well be one of my favourite movies of all time.

And as for the cupcakes - I loooove cupcakes...check out what I've been doing lately at ...I'll see your cupcake and raise you eight!

~* Tracy *~ said...

OMG Sam, this card is beyond divine. Just gorgeous. I think I shall be a princess just so I can have that card!
Beautiful work Sam.
oh, I bet that divine cupcake has gluten in it? *sigh* I am off to sulk now...

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

That is so gorgeous! I love that Brushed Silver CS & so clever to make it into a crown, unbelievable, as always!

Brooke S said...

What a absolutely beautiful card.. The Princess that receives this card with keep it for ever... Great inspiration.. You matched the pearl-essence perfectly.

I can just see the scene where Princess Buttercup is being presented to her subjects coming through the arch with the soft dreams lighting and then all the booing starts... Nothing is serious for very long in this movie before the comedy sets in... Got to love it!

Thanks for playing with us we Love OUR SAM.. Don't you love that we claim you as our SAM...


Jaimee said...

love this Sam it is so beautiful...the silver flowers are lovely

Vicki said...

I absolutely LOVE that card, Sam!! WOW! t is beautiful! You gals just amaze me with your imaginations and creativity!!