Sunday, June 03, 2012

Teddy Hello for Baby

Today I have a card for a new baby......girl, in case you couldn't tell, lol.
The cute image is "Louie and Teddy" from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I meant to feminise the little teddy by adding a flower to "her" hair, but forgot... oh well, she is PINK - that's pretty feminine! Digistamp Boutique's challenge every month is simply to use one of their images, never a problem with cuties like these :-)  Sweet Stampin' want us to use our Favourite stamp.... I'm still hoping "one of" our favourite stamps will do (how can you choose between your children, lol)  Craft Your Passion has For a Baby as its challenge theme, so I'm entering there, and Fab'n'funky Challenges has Celebrations so I'm entering there too.  Bearly Mine Challenges has Animal Kingdom as their theme, now I'm not sure everyone would consider Teddies to be part of the animal kingdom, but I do so I'm entering there, just let me know if I don't qualify. 
The designer paper is from Kaisercraft's Lullaby collection, the sheet on the front is flocked and I didn't even realise until after the card was finished that there are storks on the pattern... they could just as easily have ended up standing on their heads, luckily they didn't, lol.  
The paper on the inside is not flocked and reverse colour... same storks though ;-)  I reversed the colour way of the lattice panel to match in better.
The image panel (and the jotting panel) was cut with Standard Circle Nestabilities, matted on an Mpress Scalloped Flower die.  The lattice panel was cut with one of my new Memory Box dies, Tessatina Border.  It cuts a dream! there are two and a half "cuts" on this panel. The Cutie Pie Challenge theme this time around is Die Cuts and Punches, plenty of die cuts here so I'm in, and the circle image and jotting panels means I'm entering the Crafty Creations Circles challenge.
The chipboard flourish is from Make It Crafty, I painted it in pale pink then embossed it with irridescent sparkle EP.  I cut the flowers from the same American Crafts Weave cardstock I matted with, using a Nellie Snellen punch set, I dampened the petals before giving them some extra texture using a ball tool.  Crafty Calendar has Flowers in Bloom, with the optional extra of using flourishes or swirls, so I'm entering there.  My Time to Craft has It Takes Two (use two of something) and Paper Play Challenges has Double Delight - same sort of thing-  as their challenge themes, so I'm entering there (apart from the two flowers, I do have two cute teddies on my image, lol)
I used a button as a slider on the front of the card and a teddy button on the inside.  By the Cute and Girly has Cute as a Button as its challenge theme so I'm entering there.  The buttons, ribbon and pearls are from my stash Waste Not Wednesdays so I'm entering Lisa's challenge to use Stash and The Crafty Pad's Ribbon challenge.
Divas by Design and Simon Says Challenge have Anything Goes challenges running, woohoo! so I'm entering those too.
Well that's about it for today's card, it's a long weekend here, and so far it's been a lazy one - in a good way, lol.  We're doing a bit of painting and decorating at the moment, tomorrow's mission should we choose to accept it, is to paint the front door~ we've done the cr**py stripping of the old paint using my heat gun and the special glass protection nozzle I bought... and we've replaced the glass in the sidelight that the special glass protection nozzle didn't protect!  "Only" three coats of paint and new door furniture to go!  
I may even get a bit of crafting in on our holiday, hahahahahaha who am I kidding......Until next time, Happy Crafting Donna


Pat K said...

Absolutely adorable Donna, inside and out. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend and I'm sure all your hard work will be worth it in the end. Hugs, Pat K.

Doreen said...

This is wonderful! Lovely design and really gorgeous image!xxx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, sweet simage and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

debbi taylor said...

adorable image and card! love the colouring!
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Creations by Shirl said...

What a sweet baby the colouring and layout of your card...

Creations by Shirl said...

What a sweet baby the colouring and layout of your card...

Lindsey said...

What a sweet card, perfect for the arrival of a new little girl. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful baby girl card Donna, love Teddy bears and love this image, so adorable. Beautiful design and colouring...


nnalorac said...

Donna, love your adorable sweet card. Gorgeous papers and just adore your image. Thanks for playing along with us this month, perfect Cute as a button creation. Carolxx

Laney Delaney said...

Gorgeous and so sweet beautiful in pink!!
Thanks for joining us at BMC

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

ScrappyKsue said...

OMG this is so stinkin cute. I love love love the image. And the lattice cute is great - may have to get that one! Great job! ~hugs~ Karen Sue

Dawn said...

How cute are those little bears!!!!
I love your colouring, the papers are fab & the design in great!
Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this time! Hope to see you again!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow beautiful card, lovely embellishments, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Vicky said...

Such a sweet, pretty card for a baby girl! Thank you for joining our celebrations challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck

hugs Vicky x x x

Rach83 said...

Wonderful inside and out! Really great colouring, Donna. Your papers are fab and love your glittery flourish.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Hope to see you again soon.

Rachel x

Céline said...

really really cute card! love the kaisercraft papers!
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

aqualeiga said...

Donna I am so in love with this card, it is just PERFECT! I love all the details and at the same time its not overdone! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, pleaqse come back again soon.
Hugs, Ali x

Lynn said...

What a lovely card for a little girl. I've got the Tessatina border die too - love how you've used it to make a larger pannel.

Lynn x

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna. Love this image, beautiful colouring and fab details.
Caz x

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

This card is just the sweetest! I love the coloring, it looks so soft and huggeble.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

emilysnan said...

hiya gorgeous baby card , very sweet and angelic x tfs

Joy said...

How adorable is this card, squealing with delight, love your colouring, just everything about this sweet card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous details and lovely pink.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Your Favourite Stamp” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Kathya said...

Aww, this is such a sweet card! The image is wonderful and you did a great job coloring.

Tracy S said...

oh my goodness! Thi is the sweetest card, Evah! So stinkin' adorable.

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card Donna, love all the soft colours and details and a gorgeous image! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Katharina Frei said...

Aww, this is such an adorable card!
Katharina ♥

Angela said...

This is too sweet Donna, just simply adorable. I love the white and pink color combo so sweet and elegant.

Aideen said...

Love the button slider :)and of course all the pink!

Thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month :) x