Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baby Love

The card I've got today will be going to my son for one of his friends who is due her baby any day...we know it's a girl so I went VERY pink!!
The image is one of the digis I bought recently from Some Odd Girl, this is Snuggly Baby Kaylee...ain't she cute?!
I coloured Kaylee with Prismacolor pencils, I still have a way to go before I'm completely happy with the results, (still doesn't come close to Copics) but I do feel I'm improving and as I am about to expand my collection considerably that should help.  Mainly I am determined to master pencil colouring!!
I've used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I love symmetry so this is definitely the sketch for me!  
Stampin' for the Weekend has Tickled Pink as its challenge this time, so I'm entering there.  Simon Says Challenge this time is Sing it and The Secret Crafter has Inspired by a song, the song for this card is by the Supremes:  Baby Love which is Pollycraft's challenge this time so I'm in there too.
I inked the edge of the card with Kaisercraft ink then used a panel of quilted white card that has a lovely ultra smooth finish.  The patterned paper is from my stash. the pink matting is from Grace Taylor. 
I used Nestabilities Labels Four to cut and emboss the image panel, the border piece down the middle is one of the goodies I got from Poppys Cabin along with some doilies, Teresa uses them so beautifully I thought I'd have a go (now... I dunno!), thanks Teresa for the link! 

The "Girl" on the front is from Kaisercrafts Lullaby collection, originally that was the paper I was going to use for the card, but in the end this is all that I used.  I was also going to use another of the tags from the pad, but it wasn't quite strong enough in colour, so I made my own version:  I typed the sentiment on the computer, cut out the tag shape freehand and stamped pale pink dots all over it; then darker pink around the edge with one of my border stamps (that I've had for ages, finally cracked it out)  The four little pearls, from my stash, mirror the four pearls on the outside.
I changed the centre of the flowers to these lovely Sparklets from
Kaisercraft.  Moving Along With The Times has Sparkle as its challenge theme so I'm entering there. Craft Your Passion has Use The F Word as its challenge theme...I've used Flowers as MY F Word!
I made the pins up using some textured heart beads, seed beads and a couple of Swarowski crystals...I've finally bought some longer pins, but I think these ones are long enough in this "arrangement".
Creatalicious Challenges has Anything Goes, so I'm in...Stamp Something has Anything Goes as its theme this time too -as it is their last challenge I will be entering there for the very last time :-(
That's it for my card today, I'll be back in a few days with my next Here Come The Boys card... or before with yet another baby card for another of my (same) sons friends who is due a baby (don't know whether to go pink or blue at this stage so I may do TWO more baby cards, lol)
Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee


Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Donna, so pretty :o) Love the colours and fab image. Lisa x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Donna...and super layout too hun...and thank you for your kind words too...

big hugs Vicky xx

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous creation, love the color choice and thank you for sharing with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate
PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Donna I think your colouring is FAB and I love your pins!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our 'Sparkle' challenge and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

Gaynor Greaves said...

I have this image and haven't used it yet but that will change, I love your card, your colouring is fab and great embellishments, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Jeannie said...

What a lovely keepsake for mom and baby! Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Donna this is a lovely baby card your son's friend will love it. Cute image, pretty design papers and colours. I love how you finished your card off inside. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Patti P. said...

What beautiful details to your lovely card and I am sure it will be appreciated by the expecting parents. Love the sweet pinks and lovely dp. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Mary J said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love your take on taht sketch!

Thx for playing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Michelle's Blog and Cards said...

Hi - This is so gorgeous. I love everything about it. The image is just perfect and cute and the pins that you made are so pretty. The quilted effect backing paper is lovely. In fact I like everything about this card plus your beautifully decorated inside bit of it. Well done and thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Michelle SSW DT

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

PS - I have candy on offer on my blog at the moment if you're interested :0)

Linda Anderson said...

Such a precious card! Lovely image and such wonderful embellishments! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


mulberry station said...

What a gorgeous card. I think you have done a wonderful job with the coloring. Your added embleshments are darling. thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is a beautiful card Donna. Your son's friend will adore it. Your coloring is fabulous and the papers and incredible embellishments and that wonderful textured harlequin background are all beautiful touches. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Arlana 11426 said...

Love your card and the colors are so sweet!!! So are your added embelishments.

Tracey said...

This is fabulous, I love everything!
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, there is so much to look at. I love the quilted paper, then there is the pins, and of course this amazingly colored image, and then the inside is spectacular as well!! I LOVE it!!

Pami said...

Super card, I love the soft colours and the pins are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Jackie Randolph said...

Donna, this is so sweet! I love your soft colors with this image. Such a fab baby card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Janne said...

Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Hugs, Janne