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Thursday, 7 October 2010

New Baby Card

 A colleague at work had a little girl recently so I have eventually had some time to finish off her card so another colleague can take to her at the week-end.  I have used two different backing papers from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD as I didn't have any suitable baby papers in my stash.  The scalloped digital image is a freebie from Cardmaking Downloads (it should have been a rocker-style card but I stuck the decoupaged layers onto the front of my card).  The image is a new Whiff of Joy stamp which hasn't seen the "light of day" until now and is of Willow holding her baby.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  I printed out various different baby sayings and then cut them out with a Spellbinders die and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's tattered Rose distress ink pad.  I could have done with the help of Joanna Sheen as I decided to make a little floral display in one corner with some babies breath, two hat pins, leaves and various different flowers (can I let you into a secret - some of the smaller flowers have been recycled off a birthday card I was given last year by a customer that she'd had from someone else ie she didn't want to keep the card but had taken things off for me to use).  Think I could certainly do with more experience of flower arranging!!!  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer, various Forever Friends stickers, buttons, ribbon and glittery gel stickers.  Just hope the new mum and dad like it.

This card fits the following challenges:

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Open challenge
Craft Your Days Away - Babies
One Stop Craft - Congratulations
Stampactular Sunday - Layer it on
Paper Sundaes - Something from your stash (a lot of the flowers I have had for 1-2 years and never got to use until now)
Pink Elephant - Childhood
Sarah Hurley - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Ribbons, buttons or rhinestones
The Crazy Challenge - Go green (some flowers recycled from a customer's card)
Stamp and Create - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Passion for Promarkers - Recycle (some flowers recycled from a customer's card)
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' marvellous
For Fun - Something not used before - New stamp
Artistic Stamper - Layers
I Love Promarkers - Think pink
Pixie Dust - Sweet baby.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a sweet card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for taking part in our recycling challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly's Images said...

Just beautiful Kym!

Congratulations on being our Fab Follower at Shelly's Images Blog this week. We will be spotlighting your blog all week! :)

Janis said...

Such sweet cards! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Nisson Family said...

I love your card, it's so pretty! Thanks for participating in the Paper Playtime Challenge!


Karen said...

I love this card!! It looks like there's another Joanna Sheen CD that I simply must have!! hehe.

I'm sure the proud new parents will adore it!

TG said...

Lovely card Kym, and fabulous recycling! Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Lorraine said...

It's lovely, Kym. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

CraftinGranny said...

I'm sure the new parents are going to love this card Kym. It's beautifully done and so tasteful. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Helen Dooley said...

sweet card Kym! Thanks for sharing with us this week at For Fun.

fi's cards and crafts said...

pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card , they will love it
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Rainmac said...

Awwww, this is just adorable Kym, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card love your flower arranging!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tine said...

Hi. Beautiful card and your floral arrangement looks great to me. Fab pink card. Thanks for entering our Think Pink challenge at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
Tine :)

Ashley said...

gorgeous baby card! like all the image glitters flowers, sentiments and the stroller! thanks you so much for joining us at stamptacular this week! also i'm giving away a candy at my blog have a look! hugs ashley

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym this is so beautiful the colours, design and image are wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

This is such a beautiful card - I love that stamp and the whole layout is perfect

Heidi said...

What a sweet card! I love all of the detail you included. Thanks for playing the Stamp and Create Pink/encouragement challenge.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card! I love all of the detail. Thanks for playing the Stamp and Create Pink/encouragement challenge.

Julie said...

Really pretty card, Kym - a great layout! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliex

Julie said...

This is beautiful Kym, a lovely keepsake for the new parents. Your flower arranging looks good to me. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Julie W x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fab card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week. Good Luck.
Hugs, Anja

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Kym. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Debs said...

such a sweet card and fab recycling :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kym,
What a gorgeous card. It's stunning. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

katesacraftybugger said...

lovely keepsake for the new parents ,thanks for joining us at I♥ Promarkers this week -Kate x

France said...

Just Lovely ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

itsabrt said...

Oh this card is magnificent what a treasure! Thanks for playing with the Pixies this week! Beth

Jennie said...

Great card, Kym and thank you for joining in at ASTC :))

Hels Sheridan said...

Pretty card, thanks for joinin in with the AS CT Challenge :O))

Crafting Joanne said...

This is so pretty Kym, love everything about it.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our baby challenge.


Joanne xx

Princess Scary said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fabulous card! So sweet and special! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create Pink Challenge. We have another great challenge for you this month: Christmas!! We hope you can play along again!