Sunday, 30 January 2011

New Baby

Hi there! What a glorious day?! Hope you are outside and enjoying yourself. I have to admit that I've actually been wrapped up indoors crafting. Well, I had to.... it was an emergency! One of my best friends gave birth to a little girl late last night and I just realised that, despite 9 months warning, I hadn't yet made a card! Now, some people love making baby cards. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them and really struggle to make them. I hope this one fits the bill though...


I decided to whip out my sewing machine and I'm really glad I did as I had forgotten how much I enjoy playing with it! 


As this card is for a special occasion, I also decorated the inside. Not something I would normally do but I really like how it has turned out. Simple but effective :o)

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Smile' - Popcorn the Bear - available from Dies to Die For.
Paper: 'Ducks in a Row' -  October Afternoon.
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG23, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, YR23, Y17, Y21, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Tools & Embellishments: Sewing machine, Whimsy Stamps Sentiment, pearls from stash.

I am going to enter this in to this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge - 'Animal Antics'. As I've used quite a few DP's here, I think I am also safe to enter this one in to Do You Stack Up's 'Patterned Paper' challenge.
Okey-dokey, time for me to skiddaddle and get the roast chicken on!

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19 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, great colouring :o)
It's not glorious here near Derby, it's wall to wall grey and very cold brrrrrrrr
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Stacey, the colours are stunning. Love how you've decorated the inside, very effective. Been a lovely day here in the Midlands although still very cold.x

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning, I have to have that stamp now, love the brightly coloured baloons, TFS.X

Debbie said...

Stacey considering you said you do not like to do baby cards, you have made this one and it looks stunning, I lov 4the image and love the papers, especially the three strips. I too love using my sewing machine, I put it away at Christmas, but after seeing your card, I am going to go get it now. Debbiexx

WencheP said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Your coloring is fabulous and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Miranda said...

awesome card Stacey, great colours and that image you've used is adorable and your colouring is very pretty
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

hugs
Miranda

Julie said...

This is such a cute image Stacey,works so well for the occasion. I do wish I had a craft room so that I could keep my sewing machine to hand,it really gives cards an extra special look! Love the simple stripes you've added to the inside of your card too! Glad you've had a good day,Julie.x

Rach said...

Stacey you did a fabulous job with your baby card, i love it.xx

Crystal said...

Oh my Stacey this is just precious, LOVE your colors and those balloons look terrific!!!! FABULOUS creation!

jules said...

oh love this! just gorgeous!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, love the sweet bear and pretty colours too. I think this is a perfect baby card.
luv
Debby

Mary J said...

Totally gorgeous Stacey!!

Jo said...

I love this card and can't believe you struggled, it is beautiful! I just saw that you live in Southampton, that's where I am from and all our family still live there, what a coincidence! Anyway back to the card! I love your use of patterned paper! The image is too too cute! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at DYSU! Hope to see you next time!

Karen said...

Hi Stacey,

What a fab card and theses papers are just gorgeous. I have the same mental block when asked to do male cards.
Have a great week
Karen x

Janna said...

Stacey, your card is stunning, I love the stitches and the colours, the image you chose - everything. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at DYSU! Janna

Beth said...

Aww this is so cute! I love that you've kept your bright and funky style insetad of going with the usual pastels! Such a cute bear and delish papers as always!

Love Beth xx

princesskitten said...

He is lovely - those balloons look really round

kitten DYSU team

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! fabulous colouring! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge, hugs, Jane x

Kellylouj said...

a beautiful card x