Soft As A Babies Bum!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Good morning everyone!

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!


Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Sheena I'm glad you're feeling a little better
This card is gorgeous I actually thought it was quilted till I had a very closer look brilliantly put together and that image is adorable hope you have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Sandi said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing in our "Animals" Challenge #76!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
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Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

This looks fabulous!! One of the nest paper quilts I've seen - so clever and I love the baby blue colours, gorgeous :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards, your quilt details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sheena, sorry you are not well. hope you are feeling fully recovered very soon. Your card is gorgeous, I too thought it was quilted, you clever thing! Take care.

G-ma said...

Gorgeous and looks so like a real quilt. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations Animal Challenge


Mojca said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge and Here Comes The Boys. hugs! Mojca

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Animals” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Stunning card. Your papers are fabulous and I love your sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. I hope we'll see you again.

Julie Beech said...

Love the way you have made the paper look just like real quilting. I thought it was until I read further.

Aunty Sue said...

totally adoraable and thanks for sharing at Divas for design this week

Stacey Schofield said...

wow! that background is amazing! I would so love to try that the effect is stunning! It looks so soft.

Stacey Schofield said...

thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys

Mirella said...

This is a fab idea! It looks like a real quilt! I am so going to have to rob that ;-) Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

Woo said...

Gorgeous!! I love the quilted effect that overlapping the paper creates! thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys hugs Woo & Sharon xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and quilt effect, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

cebelica said...

This is so pretty! I really like the design! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Sheena. I love the quiliting and thank you for sharing how you did that :) i saw your card this morning at Here Come The Boys Challenge and that won. Congrats xx

~@ngie~ said...

hey Sheena.... my first time here... I saw your winning card on HCTB Blog & just had to leave you a comment lol
Your card is amazing... the quilting I thought woz actually real until I read your description section... its such a cute card too.... I love baby cards & if its ok with you... I would like to try the 'quilting' effect next time I make a baby card lol... thank you so much for the inspiration & I am now following you on Bloglovin ;) hehehe... Have a great week :)

love n hugz Angie xXx
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Nicoletta said...

WOw! i love your card and the quiltin background are fabulousù1
thenks for joining us at Deep ocean Challentge!