Bibs And Heffalumps

Friday, 10 May 2013

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're well.
Hasn't the weather been atrocious!  There was even reports of snow a bit further north from here yesterday!  We've had plenty of rain and hail and wind with the odd break of sunshine to lull you into a false sense of security that the worst is over! lol!

So why not take the good of the horrible weather and stay in and craft!  Sounds like a plan to me!  And to help you in this matter, how about a new challenge?  A new fortnight at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and the turn of Team A to host the challenge!

Our theme for you for the next fortnight is...

G for Glitter And Gems!

So lot's of sparkly bling for us!  Yay!

At this point I'm gonna tell Laura to look away as I have made this card for her and even though it should have been sent off ages ago, it's still sitting on my desk!  But I'm hoping to get it posted at some point today.

So here is my card:

Just making sure Laura isn't looking?...

OK, here it is then!

I made a bib card!  The image is a real oldie by Stamposaurus called Elle No. 3.  I coloured her (?) with the following pro & flexmarkers: Salmon pink, Pastel pink, Pale pink, Apple, Emerald, Olive green, Bright green, Shale, Lilac, Spring lilac & Pink lavender.  I used Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord distress inks around the image and then a white gel pen for a bit of interest.  I added some glamour dust to the elephants ears and the flower.

I saw this tutorial ages ago and have wanted to make one ever since so I more or less followed it.  I added a panel onto the back so as it stands up.  Queue weird photo of the back of the card!

The papers I have used are Echo Park Country Drive.   I used Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One and Go Kreate XXL plain circle for the base of the card and Spellbinders circle and big scallop circle for the image and the little collar at the "neck" of the bib.  The sentiments are computer generated and I added loads of swarovski crystals.  The ribbon is from my stash.

 So go take a look at what the rest of the DT have done at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and have a go yourself - remember, we now pick a top 3, so it could be you!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog; Shaped, but not square
Crafts 4 Eternity; Tic Tac Toe - 3rd column: pink, 3 sentiment strips, bling
Crafty Boots Challenges; Use a stamped character
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog; Use a sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges; No squares allowed
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge; Pastel colours
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog; Oh baby
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; You can say that again!
ABC Challenges; M for make is sparkle

Thanks for looking!


Mrs.B said...

Hi Sheena, This is so gorgeous, love the shape.
Avril x

coops said...

aw so gorgeous sheena.adorable sweet image and your design is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Sarah-Jane said...

So adorable! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
Sarah-Jane xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is so sweet, I love the shape and you image is so cute.

Thank you for joining in the fun with Crafty Boots 'Use a Stamped Character' Challenge.


Susan said...

Oh very cute - what a lovely idea. Love the way you have done the sentiments coming out on individual tabs.
Thank you for joining us at Ladybugcraftsink xxx

Jules said...

This is brilliant Sheena.

A fabulous shape and I love the font you have personalised it with.

Very special!

Love Jules xxx

Sandra H said...

Morning Oh wow what a beautiful card and thank you for joining our challenge at Forever Friends "PASTELS" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so pretty and cheerful. Love the cute ellie.
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Chris said...

Beautiful new baby card! What a gorgeous shape! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this time.

Diane said...

Just adorable Sheena !! Such a sweet baby bib card to welcome baby Charlotte into the world !! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Jenn said...

This is such a cute card, I'll have to remember this tutorial the next time I need a baby card, it's adorable! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Ang said...

Very cute card, love the image, thanks for joining us over at the The ABC Challenge
ABC Challenge Blog DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Dora said...

Awww what a cute card, love the sweet image and all the detail. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

How adorable is this! I have never seen this design before but it is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Sentiment Challenge! I hope we see your wonderful work again and good luck! Hugs Susan x

Joanie said...

Sooo cute. Lovely new baby card.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes


michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. what a fab design
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
Don't forget to leave a comment on the DT's post for the chance to win one of the new images
Lisa x

Blankina said...

Thanks for joining with your cute pink elephant card at FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE,

Goodluck and hope to see you soon with another card,

HUgs FF DT Blankina