Monday, October 08, 2012

Ice Cream and Pickles to Celebrate

I have a "special" card today; it's special for a number of reasons... it is a card to celebrate a pregnancy, always special, and in this case it is my Son and Daughter in Law that are going to become parents - so, EXTRA special..... and they're expecting TWINS so EXTRA EXTRA special, lol
 I made a Joy Fold card, to make it more special, lol, here's a tutorial by Beate Johns, like all her tutes it's very easy to follow.  Joy Folds are pretty straightforward to make... hard to photograph though, so I've erred on the side of what the heck and taken LOTS :-)
The fabby image is Ice Cream and Pickles from Saturated Canary, perfect blend of Sassy and Cute, isn't she?  I've coloured with Copics adding gloss to the cherry and the eyes.  Colour Me Copic has Bright Colours as their theme,  and Deep Ocean Challenge is to Use More Than Two Colours, I have in my image, I'm in!! 
The Patterned paper is from DCWV All Glittered Up Mat Stack, which I've had for years!  I don't keep my mat stack pads with the rest of my paper so I keep forgetting I've got them, which is a shame as they're so lush, there's loads of glittery goodness too, without being too "shouty", lol  I used the colours on the photo Cupcake Inspirations have as inspiration for their challenge this time around, Simon Says Challenge has Glimmer and Sparkle and Paper Play Challenges have Shine On, so I'm entering there.

The sentiment on the front is from Craftworks Cards, the flowers are from my stash as is the  (Metallique) Card Candi.  The challenge theme at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog is to use office supplies, I've used a lovely acrylic bulldog clip from Officeworks, it's decorative and it keeps the card shut!  Divas by Design want us to use Texture (Flowers.... or bulldog clips, lol) so I'm entering there.
Totally Gorjuss has an Anything Goes theme and Papertake Weekly has Anything Goes, optional theme Celebrate I'm in on both counts ;-)
The sentiment on the inside I made up on the computer, feel free to grab it!  I added a jotting panel to the inside front and the card was done, tada!  All the ovals are Nestabilities Classic Ovals.  I added some faux stitching with gel pen.  Cutie Pie Challenge is to Use a Digi, which is never a challenge for me, lol, and they'd like you to have regularly entered their challenges (and to mention which ones) - I checked: I've entered challenges # 2,7,9,11,12,13,15,19,20,25 and 26 - I've even had a few wins, hope that makes me regular enough :-)  BTW, checking was much more of a challenge!
Matt and Elaine have been together for eleven years, and we didn't think they were going to have kids, as my youngest son is gay and Australian Law not kind to gay men in regard to adoption, we thought our chances of becoming grandparents were slim at best; we are SOOO pleased that we are getting the chance to join this "club", the twins bit is admittedly scary but I'm sure we'll adapt, lol.  We've had to wait until now to share this great news, my DIL is at the age where "the 13 week scan" holds significance, but it's all good so I'm blabbin'!! Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday is a good place to "blab" ;-)
That's it for today's card, and my bit of news.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna.... (a thought: I've always been AuntDee am I now going to be Nannaonnna? lol) 


Loz said...

Oh WOW! Congratulations! To you and to them... I love your colouring!!! Oh, and a tip from a mother of twins... make 2 cards when they're born, one each. I put all the boys' cards in their keepsake boxes and had to half the 'joint' cards into each! Congrats again, wishing them all the very best and a very safe pregnancy x

Lisa xx said...

Oh how exciting for you all, Congrats on this news! Gorgeous card Donna, Well done and thank you for joining in with the cutie pies on our first birthday challenge, hope we see you again xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna and what wonderful news.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Donna and what an occasion !! Woo Hoo !! Congratulations !! :-)
We will be looking forward to seeing piccy's in a few months :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

ooh ,,, I meant to add more about your card too ,,, I love making Joy Fold cards and your idea to use a bulldog clip is just BRILIANT !! ,,, am going to have to find some nice ones now ,,, :-) I am sure your son and DIL will love this :-)
Good Luck xx :-)

Sue said...

Awww Congratulations Donna, how exciting!

Your card is gorgeous. I love the image, your beautiful colouring and fabulous design. My favourite colour too!!

hugs Sue

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love the image, colours and fabulous design. Congratulations, grandma to twins... good luck.
Caz x

Anonymous said...

Firstly CONGRATS on being an Expectant grandparent!! Wooo hoooo!! TWINS! that's Fabulous! Secondly! your card is Super special! LOVE the colours and that you have No Black line either! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, For our Anything Goes challenge!!

hugs Samantha :0)

Supri said...

so sweet

Tina said...

how exciting, i just beacame granmdma myself and its a lovely feeling...this is so beautiful amazing colors and beautiful details and image....thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

sweetie dt

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful job on this wonderful card:-) Congrats to you and your family:-)
Thank you for joining us at CMC

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!!! That is such exciting news! Your card is gorgeous - I love that image and you've coloured it beautifully. Gorgeous colours and sparkly papers and the little clip to hold it all closed is brilliant. A perfect little quote to finish it all off.

Hugs, Dawn

Sharon Caudle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us and helping us celebrate our 5th Birthday at Papertake Weekly! Please be sure you've commented on all the designers blogs for the biggest chance of winning one of the amazing prizes! Hope to see you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, ooooh how exciting for you and great big congrats for your son / d-i-l!

What a fabulous card you have made for them as well. Gorgeous image beautifully coloured.

Thanks for going back and checking how many times you've entered over at The Cutie Pies as well - it's appreciated.

Thank you as well for joining in this week with us.


Heather said...

A gorgeous card, your design is fabulous and your colours are stunning. Your SC image is adorable and such beautifully coloured.
A huge big congratulations to your self and your family - how exciting!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is so gorgeous, perfect sweetie, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this week huggles Pops x x x

Donna Mosley said...

Huge Congrats on the fab news Donna. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and the design & details are fab. Love it!

Donna x

Sarah-Jane said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. I love your card. Great image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card and wonderful news. Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

Jo Nevill said...

Many congrats on your family's news !

Love your card, what a great image !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x

Vicky said...

Love this fabulous card the design of it is awesome.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, hope you will join us again hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS all around. What fantastic news! And what a lovely card to celebrate. Love it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your card and special news with us this week in the SMT fun.

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Donna, you must be so excited, it's wonderful news and you'll love being a Grandparent it's lovely.
Great scan piccy! Hugs Teresa xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

O, lovely.Card is The best.
Congrats, love can only multiply. Good luck to all.