Friday, December 30, 2011

New Beginnings at Sweet Stampin'

Today  I have my last card as Guest Designer for Sweet Stampin'.  Thanks ladies, it's been a real pleasure being your guest - hope you'll have me "over" again some time.
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 ChallengeBearly Mine ChallengesCharisma CardzStampin' 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 :-)  


catherine said...

I love this card and the colours are stunning. I have become your newest follower. Happy new year
x catherine

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Donna,

What a fabulous card ! Your work of colours on yours nice animals is magnificent ! Intersting layout. Beautiful papers. The inside is also successful as the outside. Delicate and well-kept work ! Simple and clean style as I like !!!! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Merry New Year’s Eve !
Hugs from France.

Vicky said...

So cute Donna...and wishing you a happy new year too sweetie... :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

ScrappyKsue said...

OMG! These images are adorable!!!!! I just went to the DigiStamp Boutique and made an order. HAD TO HAVE THEM! Thanks.

Tracy S said...

oh my goodness... cute, cute, CUTE! Love that you added her name to the front. How cool and personalized.

Lisa xx said...

Oh wow, this is just adorable! Gorgeous card, Happy New Year and thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you for these some words in French, that touches me.

Hugs from France.

Teresa said...

This has to be the cutest baby card I've ever seen, it's gorgeous! Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at ATSC hugs Teresa xx

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, Such a sweet card - love the images and the colours are just gorgeous!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a great 2012.


Helen said...

Awww...this is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers sue n x

laney said...

Super Card !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

Dodici said...

Great new baby card!Love the image!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

Karen said...

That is so pretty, love your gentle touch on the colouring Karen x

Natali said...

Absolutely lovely "pinky" baby card.

Jackie said...

Stunning card, and soooo cute.. adore those images. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. Jackie x

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Donna! I look forward to working with you!

Take care,

Abi said...

Hi Donna, Thank you for being our guest designer. What stunning cards, this one being no exception! The soft pencil colouring is amazing! We've loved having you with us & look forward to seeing you play along in the challenges.


Abi xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at DS4J this fortnight
Love Jan