I hope you're all well? I'm not :( My chest infection/flu took a hold and I've been unwell all week. Thankfully I had a better nights sleep last night and I think (touch wood!) that I'm starting to feel a little bit better today :)
On another note, I can't believe it's a year today since my accident, it really doesn't seem like a whole year though!
We have a new challenge today at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and our lovely Jennifer has chosen the theme for the next fortnight. She has chosen...
Q for Quilt!
I was a bit stumped as to what to do for this challenge as I don't normally do that kind of thing, but then my cousin became a daddy last week and I thought that it would be a great technique to use on a baby card, cos it could look lovely and soft!
Here's what I did:
The papers I have used are all Pink Petticoat in 6 different designs and all in the colour Pebble (or the new version is Pebble Lagoon) I printed out a couple of plain coloured sheets in the same colour for my matting and layering. I cut the papers into 3.5cm squares (to fit the 14cm for my card.) and arranged the squares to suit the patterns. I then took a firm foam pad and a large ball embossing tool and shaped each of the squares. I attached the squares to my card (I lightly drew a grid on the card to make sure I got the squares lined up properly) with foam stickies, so my quilted background looks and feels soft and springy!
The dies I used are Spellbinders circle and large scallop circle, Marianne Design "Baby" and Memory Box Precious Hearts. A few diamantés and pearls were added to finish it off.
The image I have used is also from Pink Petticoat and I paper-pieced the elephant with another Pink Petticoat paper. I used a few copics to fill in the gaps - BV23 and YG11,13 for the grass. A little gem in the centre of the flower was added for a bit of bling! The sentiment comes along with the image.
The inside got the same quilting treatment and a plain circle for my greetings.
Here's a close up of the quilting.
I do hope you can join us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog this fortnight for this challenge and I hope you have as much fun with it as I did! Check out what the rest of the DT did for more fab inspiration!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts; Something blue
Charisma Cardz Challenges; Inside
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog; Monochrome
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog; For a baby
Divas By Design; Monochrome
Here Come The Boys Challenges; Baby boy
Papercrafting Journey; For a boy
Patties Creations Challenges; Animals
ABC Challenges; V for Very cute
Totally Gorjuss; Dotty
Thanks for looking!