Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome Little One

Well, another baby boy card!  As I said a few months ago, there were babies on the horizon, and they were all boys!  
This is a card I have made for my niece, as of today she is 4 days overdue - it's nice to have a card ready instead of scrambling as I usually am!  I'm superstitious though (thanks to my Celtic/Gaelic background, lol) so I haven't made it "for Rachel" exactly: it's just a baby boy card that I can use when needed :-)
The sketch I've used is for Cute Card Thursday's challenge this week: this is my penultimate project as Guest DT, I can't believe how quickly it's gone!  It is a great sketch, you know I love the straightforward ones!  Why don't you pop over and have a look at the other DT inspiration, and have a go at the challenge yourself.
I've done an easel card, which is the challenge theme for Creative Inspirations this time.  I really loved how easily it came together and don't know why I don't use them more often. I popped everything up on foam dots because I really like my cards to be 3D, which is Delicious Doodles challenge theme this week, I hope this is 3D enough!
The image is another Tiddly Inks image; "Sleep Tight" from the Baby Inks range.  Digi, of course - you know I AM a digi kinda gal!  Coloured with Copics, again - Copic kinda etc.... I've added some Stickles to the stars and the swirls, of course it looks much nicer in real life: anyone who has EVER posted pics with bling knows how it never shows up, lol.
The yellow paper is from Inque Boutique's Cabana collection and the blue "oh boy" paper is from a pack from BigW! The blue card I used for matting is from American Crafts "weave" range, Creatalicious Challenges has "Two Tone" as it's theme this time, so I'll be entering there.  
The circle is blue vellum embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder, this is the first time I've used vellum on the front of a card - except for a sentiment panel -  and I like how it adds a layer without adding any real "weight", if you know what I mean!   Using this panel was going to help this card fit two challenges, then I realized it didn't satisfy the other criteria for EITHER of them, oh well, it made me try something "new".
The Baby Boy embellishment came in a pack with some other cuties - they will probably feature very soon on the next baby boy card!  The pearls are on a strip by Bella - how much easier is it to add them on a strip than one at a time like I usually do?!?  
Pollycraft has "Swirls and Pearls" as it's challenge theme, and as this card has both I'll enter there, The Crafty Pad has "Use a Digi", easy peasy for measy!!!  
Tuesday Morning Sketches has "KIDS: Keep It Delightfully Simple, with a kid theme" for it's challenge, cute!  I think this fits the brief, it is certainly simple and babies are kids, so why not, lol.  Sweet Stampin' has "Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails" as it's theme, and that's what little boys are made of, so I'm entering there.
Finally, but not leastly (as they more or less say) I'd like to thank those of you who left your best wishes on the post for my Mums Get Well Card, it really cheered her up and she is well and truly on the road to recovery - she'll probably even come to the football with us on Sunday - though she is such a fanatic, she'd probably leave her deathbed to go!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


Wishcraft said...

Adorable baby card :o) Love the sweet image and great layout. Lisa x

Teri said...

Cute card hun!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Tracey T said...

This is gorgeous, Dee. I love the sweet baby image and you've coloured him beautifully. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week - hope to see you again! Tracey x

♥ jojo ♥ said...

this is lovely. the image is really cute :)

Abi said...

This is such a sweet baby card, the image is great & you've coloured beautifully. I love your vellum circle too. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card,such a cute image...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Brenda said...

My goodness this is gorgeous!! I love the design, the papers are perfect with your perfectly colored image!! If you decide to give it to Rachel she will love it! :)Bren

Barbara said...

Darling baby boy card. I love the image that you colored so perfectly and all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "Use a Digi" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

4 days overdue! Oh I was ready to kick all mine out 4 weeks before they were due (preggers in summer) so I am feeling for your niece! This is beautiful and I am sure she will love it! Great to have things ready too specially with a new bubs you can be straight off to visit and have cuddles! Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

Melissa Craig said...

Neice or nephew - the card is adorable! I hope she had decided to make her arrival already. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kiehn said...

such a cute card, im a new follower...i love your blog creations


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card.

Cheryl said...

ADORABLE,a beautiful colour combo and such a sweet image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

This is just gorgeous. :)
Love the colors! :)