Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy New... Baby!

Hello everyone... hope you're all settling into 2019, I know I am; it's like the Holidays never happened, lol.
The card I have to share today celebrates a New Beginning too... one of our work colleagues (a scheduler for one of the companies we contract for) had a beautiful bub called Ryker and I made this card in a box to celebrate the event
I love this style of card, they fit flat for posting (and/or...hopefully... storing as a keepsake!) yet provide a "lot" of card for your buck when open.  
I used this gorgeous Lee Holland digi called Elephant with Flower, available here, coloured with Prismacolor pencils... I love the soft pastel effect pencils give for baby images.  There's a little bit of glittery goodness in the flower centre.... just because :-)
I fussy cut the image and mounted it on little grassy mounds made using a Dienamics border die (Grassy Edges, I think)
I cut the letters of Ryker's name from the same blue card used for all the matting (sorry can't remember the die set, think it's Cottage Cutz) and added them to acetate "stalks" at the back of one of the "cross bars", leaving them dancing merrily away behind the image to the left.  On the other side I added a cute little acrylic blue dragonfly to balance it out.
I used multicoloured cube beads to spell out the word Welcome and strung that up on twine on the back upright panel.
The Ten Little Fingers verse on the front flap is from a Kaisercraft 6" pad "Lullaby"
The rest of the papers are just gorgeous in real life... they're from First Edition's It's a Boy pad, there's lots of fine detail and plenty of foil.  I actually used five different patterns of this paper, but that was because I only had a few snippets left of the butterfly pattern, they all go together so well though that it doesn't look like you've run out of one pattern!  It does mean I can enter the challenge at Pixies Snippets Playground, always a bonus :-)
 I added a velcro closer to the bellyband covered that with a rectangular panel and decorated that with a cute laser cut wooden rocking horse.
I added little silver flatbacks to every corner of every panel... which took a surprisingly long time!
As I do with all these cards I put the jotting panel on the back, I added a small panel of patterned paper at the bottom trimmed with some spotty gros grain ribbon from my stash
 .... and THAT's it for Ryker's card.  I'd like to enter in the following challenges
The Paper Shelter and Fab'n'Funky Challenges have New Beginnings
Cuttlebug ManiaDie Cut Divas and Cute Card Thursday have Something New
Crazy 4 Challenges has Favourite Type of Card (shape, theme etc) I LOVE cards in a box
As You Like It,  Through the Craftroom DoorDigi ChoosdayCrafty  CreationsCrafting With Friends Challenge #77Li'l Patch of Crafty FriendsPolkadoodlesA Perfect Time to CraftCreatalicious ChallengesCrafting With Attitude and Corrosive Challenge All have Anything Goes
Ona personal note, thanks to those who left me best wishes regarding my little friend Rocky... he is still with us; he had surgery last week and came through it really well; we did do an assessment re quality of life with the vet and he scored surprisingly high - a long way off euthenasia being "the" only answer.  Of course it may eventually come to that, but for the time being he is ticking along quite nicely (about which I am very happy and much relieved!) 
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Julie said...

What a super sweet project
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge
Julie T

Joy Wilson said...

Such a great card in the box! I love your coloring ! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A wonderful card which I am sure will be treasured!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter Challengs, good luck! x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is gorgeous Donna. Love the box card design and sweet image. Super cute hun. Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my Anniversaries post! I wish you a wonderful anniversary when yours rolls around and hope you do use that image. It's lovely isn't it? Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sandy Palmer said...

This is just beautiful and adorable! I am sure it will be treasured forever! Good to hear about your little friend Rocky! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Shirley-Anne said...

Made with love , me thinks .A treasured keepsake , definately . Love the image and the fabulous combination of papers . Thanks for sharing with us here at
Good luck with your entry
Shirley-Anne DT

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your make with us for this Anything Goes theme, just fabulous, fun, and gorgeous! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

Brenda said...

Oh, my goodness!!! This is just too cute, what a lucky little one. Amazing work! Thanks so much for joining us over at As You Like It Challenge!

ScrappyHorses said...

This is such a fun design and the focal is adorable! Beautiful papers and coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Di said...

Utterly fabulous card Donna! I bet Mum will keep that one for when baby grows up - so lovely and as always beautifully made.


Di xx

Anna said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Anna DT

Angela B. said...

So beautiful! We would love to have one of your projects submitted for an upcoming issue of the magazine! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Angie Scrapchild said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Arlene said...

Just darling and I love the shading on the elephant and coloring on the flower which made it a nice soft welcoming card for a baby. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Tone K. said...

Really beautiful! The elephant is so cute :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious :)

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

Carmen Aurora said...

Espectacular tu tarjeta, me encanta muy tierna, gracias por participar en Corrosive Challenge.
Carmen Aurora DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

Lisa J said...

I just saw this over at K & C and just had to come and leave you a comment. Its a wonderful project and keepsake. Lisa x

Lisa J said...

Forgot to say would love for you to come and play along with this card at Crafty Animals Challenge