Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Twice as Nice

Today I have the card I gave to my Son and Daughter in Law on the birth of their twins... my grandchildren - still getting my  head around that one ;)
 As soon as I found out they were having twins, I knew the image I wanted for their card, this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp comes with the sentiment and is one of the sweetest images out there for twins.  Gem of a Challenge want us to Make It Cute and Crafts 4 Eternity want as Cute as You Like - I'm in, lol.
I don't "do" stamping very often, being a lover of digistamps (so much more forgiving than rubber... I must have stamped that sentiment 20 times before I got a good one, lol) I used Stazon ink, but I think I'll have to get some Memento as that's what seems to be the go.
I've used a fold I often use, I don't really know what it's called - really it's just a normal fold with half the front cut away :)  in this case I decorated the inside to match the front exactly, ensuring the ribbon and square doilies were aligned then added a dragonfly (from my stash) on the front doily in exactly the same spot as the one on the inside so that you could see a pink and a blue dragonfly with the card open or closed.
I coloured with Prismacolor pencils and (the devil being in the detail, lol) added an extra "roll" to the little girl's middle because in "our" twins case she is significantly chubbier than the boy :)  The papers are from Kaisercraft's Lullaby pad, Totally Gorjuss has Something Blue for it's challenge; I hope HALF blue is enough :p
I embossed the edges of the image panel, sentiment panel and square doily with iridescent embossing powder, giving the same treatment to the Card Candi (stash) on the bow on the front; looks lovely IRL!  The 2 Sisters Challenge is Sparkly and the Catch the Bug challenge this time around is Cardstock + Bling - I'm in!
As I said I finished the inside to match the front, I waited until the babies were born then printed their names and birthweights on tiny tags to add to the bow on the inside; I love little personal touches like that - my DIL does too. Love to Create wants us to use a tag somewhere on our project... hope this counts :)
The little pacifier charms on the front were from Pink Gem DesignsDivas by Design want us to Use Some Metal, as does Totally Papercrafts, so I'm entering there.
The ribbon came twice this width (I think it was from the Ribbon Girl) and I cut it down to a more manageable size.  Paper Crafting Journey has Ribbon or Lace - this is kinda both! - and the  Lili's Little Fairies  challenge is Buttons and Bows so I'm entering there too.  The Pink Elephant wants us to use Decorative Paper (easy) + our Favourite Embellishment - not so easy... I don't use a lot of embellishments, but ribbon and Card Candi are my "go to" so I'm entering there.
Cutie Pie Challenge's theme is Your Favourite Film, to be honest it's not my Favourite, but I was thinking of Twins with this card... there is a significant weight difference between our twinnies, I hope they don't end up like Arnie and Danny - 'specially as Emily is the bigger twin :))
Creative Craft Challenges has All About the Kids (babies are small kids, and these ones are MY kid's kids, lol) Aud Sentiments has For a Child as does Paper Pretties, so I'm entering there; The Paper Shelter and Simon Says Challenge both have Anything Goes themes so I'm entering there too.
I thought I'd share a photo (or three!) of the twins... I promise this won't keep happening, it is a craft blog after all - but they are so gorgeous - they've had a few issues with weight loss, so we are still not allowed to hold them :(  Daddy can - he's staying in the hospital full time, so he gets to "help", his reward is a cuddle!  Don't worry, I'll get my cuddle-fix when they're well enough;)
Hope they'll soon fit their size 0000 suits!
Well that's it for today's card.  I've got a card that I made for my mum and dad to give for the twins, so I'll be back with that in a day or so.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna.


paper fun said...

They are precious!! Congratulations on such cute grandchild!!

Your card is cute too. Sorry, I was distracted by the beautiful babies.

Thanks for joining our "cute" challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Unknown said...

Such a lovely card, and beautiful grandchildren, congratulations

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card for wonderful babies Ginny x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and such a perfect image.
What wonderful pics too, post them all you want.

Christine L said...

Hi... wow, what a fabulous card for the twins - and yes, we'll accept the blue half for our 'something blue' challenge!

Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time.

Christine x
PS..... wonderful photos of those gorgeous babies.. you must be so proud! Thanks for sharing them..

Jacki Daniels said...

Congrats to you and your fsmily on your new additions they are adorable
and so is your card how sweet is that image thankyou for playing along with us at PCJ this time and we hope to see you again soon enjoy the twins
Jacki xx (papercrafting journey DT)


Carol Willis said...

Beautiful baby card Donna, love it. And the twins are gorgeous too. Congratulations to the very proud parents and grand parents.
Caz x

Sue said...

Oh my goodness, this has got to be the most beautiful new baby card ever!! I love the cute image and the way you have mixed the delicate shades of pink and blue looks so pretty. The little tags you have added is such a lovely touch.
Awwwwww such adorable photos, thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa xx said...

Aaawwww how gorgeous are these too......you must be such a proud grandma. Beautiful card too xx

Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card and congratulations on the birth of your grandchildren.
Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Donna, your Grandchildren are gorgeous hun. Love your beautiful card, the image and design are wonderful. :o)

Donna x

mags said...

A beautiful card. Such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.
Congratulations on such cute grandchildren too.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, those little babies are gorgeous. Love the way they are laying together, such a sweet photo. Hope you get to hold them soon.

Your card is amazing. Beautifully colored, fun fold and I love the way you inked the mat half pink and half blue, it's beautiful Thanks for joining us for our ABC recipe challenge at Catch the Bug.

Laine said...

So many congratulations on the birth of these beautiful babies. Your card is fabulous. Love the design and detail and the fabulous image. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hunnie they are just gorgeous, I hope you get loads of snuggly cuddles real soon!
Gorgeous card love the colour switching looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a stunning card and big congrats on the arrival of your grandchildren. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Lili’s Little Fairies this time and BIG congratulations on the birth of your adorable grandchildren. Hugs Christine x

Shea said...

OMG, I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this card and totally enjoyed your blog post describing all the details! And what beautiful details they are, too! LOVE the extra little "roll" on the girl image, and the real life twins are little dolls! Thank you for a delightful card, post and also for joining us at AGOAC this week!

Dawn said...

Oh, they are so sweet! And you have made the perfect card - so personal and detailed. It is just gorgeous.

Hugs, Dawn

mulberry station said...

Congrats grandma!!! They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures of them.
I love your sweet card. It is absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Nancy Guest Designer CTB

Cheryl First said...

Oh my, how absolutely adorable! I love your little charms and dragonflies!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Teresa said...

Aww Donna they are adorable! They look so cute, I love how the they look like they are holding hands bless them, and doesn't he look like a proud daddy.
Your card is stunning, beautiful work Donna. Hugs Teresa xx

Sheri Gilson said...

Precious card...congratulations on your beautiful grandchildren! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandma.
love your card it just perfect.Thank you for playing along with us at Cutie Pie.