A Baby Girl

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Hello to you all and Happy Christmas Eve!

What a rough night we had to bring in Christmas eve, the winds were mighty!  I've seen some snow falling but nothing lying here... yet!  I would hate to have to go to shops or anywhere today, it's much nicer staying in in that weather!

We have our last challenge of the year today at the Creative Card Crew and we are being sponsored by The Scrapping Center


The challenge we have for you to enjoy over the festive season is a really hard one, cos we really wanted to challenge you, it is...

Anything Goes!

Oh, no, that's not too difficult!!  Lol!  We have an extended challenge this time and it's lasting for 3 weeks, so plenty of time to enjoy Christmas and enter the challenge! ;)

So, here's my card which I made for my best friend after she had her first baby:

I made a circular easel card - and I made it with pearly card so it was a pain to photograph!

The image is by Sugar Nellie and I coloured it with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hat & blanket; R24,22,21,20. Background; E42,41,40.  I was always a bit intimidated by this image cos it's so realistic and I was afraid to colour it, I'm not sure if I did it justice, but at least I tried!

I used Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities Circles for the base of the card and an ordinary small one (although the biggest one in that set) to cut out the middle of the moon to make the crescent shape.  Other dies used are heart and scallop heart and labels 14 (all Spellbinders).
After I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose distress inks, I used a Umount swirl stamp with super sparkle holographic embossing powder to add a bit of interest and that all-important bling!  I then added pink Frantage embossing powder around the edges and sprinkled some through the middle and heated from underneath so it didn't go everywhere!

The sentiments are all computer generated and the font is Lainie Day.  All the sentiment pieces got the same ink/frantage treatment as the base.  I used a couple of eyelets and jump rings to attach the heart to the moon.  I also added a wee diamante swirl on the base of the card where you can see through the crescent shape when the card is closed.

 The inside of the card got the same processes applied to it with space left for my greeting.

So please pop over to the Creative Card Crew blog to take part in our last challenge of the year and to see what the rest of our talented DT have made!

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

4 Crafty Chicks; Distressing
613 Avenue Create; Anything goes
Bearly Mine; Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity; Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenges; Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday; Celebrations
Divas By Design; Anything goes
Drunkers Stampers; Embossing
A Gem Of A Challenge; Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time; Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday; Anything goes
Simon Says Challenges; Anything goes
Stamp & Create; Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle; Anything goes
Stamin' For The Weekend; Anything goes
The Pink Elephant; Anything goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge; New Beginnings - new stuff: Pink Frantage

I'd like to wish you all the Very Merriest of Christmasses and if I don't see you before then a Wonderfully Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking!


Mimi said...

What an absolutely stunning card Sheena, your friend is going to love this creation and keep it for many years. I can't get over your colouring of the Sugar Nellie Bambino digi, I honestly had to have a closer look as I could hardly believe it was had coloured, fabulous and a super big congratulation :) :) :) Good luck in our month long OSAAT 'Anything Goes' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Chana Malkah said...

Your card is stunning, Sheena! No worries about how you colored the image, it is outstanding. Fabulous keepsake for your friend! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create. We were delighted to find it there!
Chana, Owner

Ingrid Mason said...

You coloured the cutest baby? Wow Sheena, I thought you'd used a beautiful print which, given all the thought and detail you have put into creating this wonderful New Baby card, could have worked but that you coloured your image so incredibly .....I'm blown away. Oh your friend must have been so excited receiving such a special card to mark the arrival of her first daughter. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy some cuddles with little Leah Mae. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous; fabulous detail. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Sandy said...

Beautiful baby card! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays. Happy Holidays! - Sandy, DT Member

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the vintage look it has and that gorgeous baby image! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! I wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2014! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

What an incredible keepsake! This is just stunning. And the unique cut! I really love it :) (And I hear you on the snow...we've had 80+ cm in the last week & a half here, plus ice storms...yucky!)
Thanks so much for playing with us at Drunken Stampers!

CraftyGirl said...

Oh, I just love this easel card. Your coloring is amazing and the hanging heart is just so pretty. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Debbie Adams said...

Wow, your coloring is amazing, I love how you captured the light and did the shadowing. You did an awesome job. I also love the sparkle and glitter you added to the card it made it so elegant and just perfect for a new born baby card. :D Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

michele said...

Lovely card Sheena thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Donna said...

What a beautiful card to welcome a new baby...I think you did an amazing job colouring that image! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week for the Embossing challenge!

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning! Fabulous shape and the image is coloured beautifully! Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs


Unknown said...

aw thats so cute, Thank you for joining in at OSAAT & good luck Pam DT xx

Tracie said...

Absolutely adorable card. I loved how you made the card stand up so you could display this piece of art. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lindsey said...

Your colouring is fabulous! I thought it might be a commercial die cut, it looks so good. ;) So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers for the embossing challenge!

Mary said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is just amazing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

Annette said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love the easel shape, It's just stunning.
Hugs and a very Happy New Year
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

SallyB. said...

a wonderful card creation, I like this moon easel card

Unknown said...

Oh my what a beautiful card you have created. That image is adorable. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp n Doodle!

Julie said...

Such a pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge - hope you can join us again soon!


Julie x