The challenge theme, to suit this time of the year, is "New Beginnings". You could make it a New Year project, something to celebrate a new house, new car or like me a new baby. I'm sure you can think of more New Beginnings, and they all count :-)
My son's friends have added another little girl to their family, congratulations Sepida and Richard on the arrival of your "Lilly-Rose" and to Ella-Jade on being a big sister :-) Addicted to Stamps has Something New as its challenge theme this time too, so I'm entering there.
I've used another Digistamp Boutique image, actually it's a composition using three of the images in the Baby Animals collection, they're so darling! As this card is "from all of us" I thought a little group was the way to go image wise, lol. I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, I love the soft effect and while I am less proficient with pencils than Copics, I love putting in "extra" effort for special cards... even if the recipient can't tell, I know that there is extra love in my pencilled cards :-) To enter the Digistamp Boutique challenge all you have to do is use a Digistamp Boutique image, too easy! ... I've used three DSB images, but I'll only enter once, lol.
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Lullaby collection Kaisercraft and from my stash. The pink cardstock is American Crafts. All my layers popped up on foam dots, per usual! The flowers are from my stash, and I got my lovely pink Card Candi from Crafts 4 You. I've used some on the front and one piece as the centre of the flower on the inside of the card, I love how the little spots tie in with the spotty paper and the spots on the flowers.
I followed the sketch from the Gem of a challenge, gem of a sketch if you ask me!!
The sentiment is computer generated; Welcome Lilly-Rose, With Love from all of us. I'll have the second part on my freebies page as soon as I can. The current Cutie Pie Challenge is to Use a Sentiment, so I'm entering there.
The inside of the card is finished, as usual, with papers from the front. My "so sweet" paper is just about gone, I'll have to try and get more though it came in a pack so I might just try and make some up in Photoshop...wish me luck!
Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge is "Anything (something old something new) Goes". My papers are "old" and the images are new, so I'm entering there. Simon Says Challenge, Bearly Mine Challenges, Charisma Cardz, Stampin' for the Weekend and The Secret Crafter all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'll be entering there too!
Well I think that's about it for my New Beginnings card, do pop over to the Sweet Stampin' blog and check out the rest of the Team's inspiration, yummy. There's plenty of scope in this challenge, so I look forward to visiting you when you enter it :-) Until next time, hope you have a lovely New Year, Happy Crafting, Donna... and her little friends :-)