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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Ahh, a weekend to relax!  Hardly!
I was away last weekend on my friends hen party in Cardiff.  We had an absolute blast, but I must admit that it took a wee while to recover!

So the last hen party means that I’m getting ever closer to the 2 weddings that I’ve been working on – both at the very start of September.  I’m working on orders of service and placenames, and I’m getting there, slowly but surely.

I was delighted to learn that my neighbours just had their wee baby last week too, and even more delighted to be able to make a card that has nothing to do with weddings!!

So here it is

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I used a Motivet stamp that I’ve had for ages but had never used, it’s called Doraline with Baby Carriage.  I coloured her up with my copics and prisma-pencils.

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The papers are Echo Park, Blossoms and Gingham Gaby.
I used an edge punch along the bottom of the card before I cut the base card for a bit of interest.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for one of the panels which I then roughly painted the edges with some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint.
The lettering is a sizzix die set called Tina Thinks You’re Cute.  I dug out my sewing machine and went around the edges in a very arty way (only because I can’t sew in a straight line! Lol) and added a few Swarovski crystals to finish.

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I used the same layout on the inside and used the sewing machine again.

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Craft Us Crazy – Anything Goes in August
Delightful Challenges – Stitching
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – A is for Auburn
The Shabby Tea Room – Mix & Match (I’m hoping my embossed layer counts as a third paper, if not I’ll delete my entry)

Thanks for looking!
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17 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Sheena glad to hear you are coming to the end of all those invitations etc. A new baby - how lovely and the card you have made is gorgeous as always I am in envy of your colouring skills. Have to get my thinking cap on re baby cards my nephew and wife are expecting their first baby in October and a dear friend is due to be a grandma for the first time in September she is so excited. Anne x

mulberry station said...

Oh my Sheena, this is gorgeous. What a wonderful keepsake and work of art. I love every little detail. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! That's what this card is!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.

Linda

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous sheena.love the super cute image and your colours and design are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Super cute ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Kathie said...

Hi Sheena, this is a lovely card, very cute and what wonderful details and colours you've used. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

So beautiful and cute! Your coloring is great and it's a very sweet new little baby card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Genevieve said...

Well Hello there! Hope you are well. Another beautiful card Sheena, gorgeous inside & out. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

sari said...

Oh my....What a sweet & fantastic card! That is such a lovely image that you have colored so well! Such sweet details too! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Kathy D. said...

OMG that image is too cute!!! Great coloring and sewing on the card!! Just got my sewing machine back again so hope to use it soon....of course only for scrap projects!!
Thanks for going Auburn with us at The ABC Challenge.

Splashbunny said...

Fabulous work hun!
Thank you for playing with us at Delightful Challenges this week for our stitching challenge,
Good luck
hugs
Zahreen
xxx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, ribbon and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

Kathy D. said...

Wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update www.abc-challenge.blogspot.com

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Really sweet!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Andria said...

AWWWWWWWW super super cute card, amazing colouring and the wording is adorable :). Gorgeous baby card x

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

I love this card♥. Cute image and the colouring is perfect♥.

Hugs Marita♫♫

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So cute! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. Look forward to working with you on the DT!