Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Blanket of Security!

Some friends of ours have recently had a baby so I took the opportunity to make a card using one of my favourite LOTV stamps - (actually I love all LOTV stamps so I can't choose a favourite - so they're ALL my favourites - LOL!)

But I like the simplicity of this baby stamp which looks equally at home on a clean and simple card as well as a more fussy and fancy one.
All the papers used on this offering are from Raspberry Road.
I coloured the stamp with promarkers and brushed some distress ink around the image. I thought at first I may have been a bit heavy handed with the ink but when I'd layered the image onto the blue and yellow die cuts and stitched it, decided it looked OK.
I paper pieced his little blanket and the sentiment on the front is a freebie from TLC which I cut out with one of my 'christmas presents to myself' nestie dies and I thought it just fitted perfectly with our little boy who is obviously getting lots of comfort from his blanket!

I confess that I have stitched everything in sight on this card!
Not content with decorating the front I carried on the theme into the inside.
Please click on the pic to enlarge it for a better view.
The ribbon under the space for the greeting is from my stash. I have had it for at least 5 years and have never used it - how bad is that?
The ticket sentiment was printed out and I used the duster brush on it again to make it a soft shade of blue. It says -
'Other than a dimple in a cute little chin, What is more adorable that a toothless grin?'
I considered the usual flowers, pearls, organza ribbon etc that I always end up putting on my baby cards but decided to just leave the front as it is as for a change.
Those who know me know I am most definitley NOT a baby person - but I really like making baby cards!!!

Challenges -
Crafty Boots - New Beginnings
Ooh La La - New Beginnings
By the Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
LOTV - Favourite Stamp
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Use Something New (my nestie labels)
CYDA - New Beginnings
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting - a big hello to my new followers, it's lovely to see you! And to all of you who call in regularly and leave comments, i appreciate each and every one of them.

Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you're doing.  x

25 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet card - I love the touch of cream/yellow with the blue - gives it such a lovely soft result.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

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  2. Wow, this is a really sweet card, awesome stitching and great colours.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  3. Fabulous card. Lovely soft colours and the sentiment is brilliant.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Beautiful card Viv. I like the image, the papers and the lovely sentiment.
    Kevin xx

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  5. That is just the most adorable card.
    Thank you for using some TLC.

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  6. Hi Vivvy darlin this is gorgeous, and I love how you have carried it on to the inside mine are just white and boring lol have a good day xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. This is just stunning. Gorgeous image and the pastel colours are perfect. The inside is also a treat. x

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  8. Love it!
    And the inside is top notch also ;o)

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  9. What a delightful card and image :o)
    Jackie xx

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  10. aw gorgeous card viv.i love this sweet image and your soft colours are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  11. WOW, I love your card!!! The colouring is beautiful and his little paper pieced blanket is perfect! Thanks for joining us this month at By the Cute & Girly and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  12. I could tell from the thumbnail that I was gonna love this card. It has such a soft quality. The fabric effect papers are gorgeous and the image is as well. Thank you for joining in for the New Beginnings theme at Crafty Boots Challenges. xx Denise

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  13. How adorable is this image... and the sentiment touched my heart.

    Monica xxx

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  14. This is so so cute lovely image and beautiful card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  15. A beautiful card, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Lili’s Little Fairies this time. Hugs Christine x

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  16. Oh this is is sooooooo gorgeous! Love all the little details and the stitching is brill. For the record Ithink I have sentiments mucholder than 5 years. And don't even talk to me about alphabet stickers. What was I thinking? Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy xx

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  17. Oh Viv .. .. how super cute is this?!?!?

    I love everything about it!!

    Fantastic details and amazing stitching .. and the sentiment is just so lovely!!!

    Perfect!!

    Love Jules xx

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  18. Just beautiful, love this image and layout, thanks for joining us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

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  19. This is gorgeous sweetie and what fantastic stitching. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Days Away this week and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  20. Fab card, and a lovely image, thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB x

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  21. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

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  22. gorgeous card. love everything.

    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

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  23. WOW! This card is SOOO precious! So many details! Amazing job! So glad I found your site! XXXX~DigiDarla

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  24. Adorable card and such a great sentiment. Just perfect!
    Thank you for joining us at BTC&G's "New Beginnings" challenge.
    Geraldine

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  25. Awww......This is so soft and pretty! Perfect for a baby boy. That design paper actually looks like fabric! It's gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New"
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

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