Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome Card for Kaitlin

Well I finally decided to drag one of the cards out of my Drafts... it's not the oldest one mind you, even though it was to welcome my nephew and his partner's little girl Kaitlin -  in DECEMBER!!
Baby's mum Sarah really doesn't like "frou frou" so I made it pretty CAS. My Mums Craft Shop has a CAS challenge this time around, so I'm entering there. 
The digi image is one of the Sweet November Sleeping Baby Fairies (available here), actually the one I used on this card I made from my Mum and Dad for the twins' arrival, so cute. I coloured with some Copics but mainly Prismacolor pencils.  The Paper Shelter wants us to Go Digital (never a problem for me) so I'm in, while Little Miss Muffet has Baby Baby, so in there too.  Digi Sketch Challenge has Fairies as their theme - this is a baby fairy so I'm entering- and I'm pretty close to the sketch too, especially when you factor in the little name tag I added at the bottom of the image panel, bonus!
I had just got the fabulous Nestabilites A2 Borders dies and couldn't wait to get using them.  I thought I'd cut the edge of the front for interest, of course I hadn't used them before at that point and didn't realize how fiddly it would be lining all the edges up on the four layers, using different dies for the scalloped and non-scalloped edge!  I used scraps from my stash - the pink has a pattern on it, but I have no idea where it's from, and I embossed the white with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots folder.  Hiding in my Craft Room has a Scrap Saturday challenge and both Little Red Wagon and Gem of a Challenge have Embossing challenges so I'm entering them.
Then, just 'cause I thought I'd had enough... I did it all again on the inside - a couple less layers though!  I cut the image panel with Nestabilities Standard Circles and the mat with Nestabilities Scalloped Circles.  I ran a string of pearls from my stash around the edge of the uppermost panel and some individual pearls, also from my stash around the scalloped circle.  The tag (printed in tiny font on my computer and cut by hand) was attached with very fine gold thread.  Through the Craftroom DoorBearly Mine ChallengesStamping SensationsCrafty CalendarCrafty Girls ChallengeDelightful ChallengesCrafts 4 Eternity and Papertake Weekly all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
Well that's it for my "Kaitlin Card", I'm glad I got it blogged - I'll have to be getting on to her birthday card soon, lol. I did use these dies again (in much the same layering fashion, I learned nothing from this experience I - am something of a slow learner, lol) to make a stationery set; it's in my drafts, I'll drag that out soon too, it is a fiddly job, but I do like the effect.
I hope to get to do some blog visiting in the next few days, I have been spending plenty of time on the lappy in the evening, trying to hone my digital scrapbooking skills - not sure how successful I've been to be honest, so it'll be nice to get back to seeing what you've all been up to :-)  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Donna. The image is adorable and I love the pretty border die.
Lorraine x

Sandi said...

Awwwwww, this is truly a lovely card.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image and fab design.

Donna x

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us this month
at BEARLY-MINE x carol

Joey said...

Donna this is beautiful, the design of that edge is stunning. Joey x

JanR said...

Sweet image! I love the shape of this. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “Anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

Pat K said...

Beautiful card how you've coloured this cutie..especially her face...awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. Pat K x

michele said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Lena said...

Such a sweet image. Love those card edgers. Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Cards By MI said...

Really lovely. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Donna! The image is precious and I love the borders! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet Baby Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and so gorgeous too.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is stunning hunnie, love the colours & the dies!
Hugs Shell xx

Teresa said...

Lovely card - thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Girls - good luck x

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x