Thursday, 10 November 2011


I have a couple of makes to post today - spent a couple of hours yesterday clearing up leaves in the garden - looked real tidy - come out today and it doesn't look like I did any tidying up at all!!!
Anyway after the exertions with the rake I treated myself to some crafting time.
First one for today is another commisioned card for a baby born this year and am still on the 'do non traditional colours' theme!
I remembered seeing a Mo Manning image of a baby and a bauble........... when I went to Mo's new shop I couldn't find it!! So I emailed her and asked her where it was - it was still in her old shop and she put it in the new one for me - how good was that?  After all that effort I hope I've done it justice for her!

I didn't want to colour the baby's clothes in 'traditional' colours as I thought it would be too 'in your face'!. I tried paper piecing which again looked too strong and bold. So I opted for the mustard yellow which I hope is not too wishy washy or 'unbabylike'.

I wanted to make the bauble sparkly so I used two different colours of GlitterMagic fine glitter. I dusted the edges of the image with distress ink to take away the stark white and them framed it onto dark gold pearlised cardstock.
I went completely overboard with the glitter and stickles on this card - I attacked the doily, the edges of the image, the edges of the sentiments and the ribbon! Nothing escaped the glitter maniac.............. not even the colour co-ordinated inside.
I finished by dabbing some random dots using a white gel pen on the background of the image and popped a couple of flat backed pearls in the bottom right corner and resisted the urge to stickle them too.......
Am hoping this baby likes sparkles!

Challenges -
C.R.A.F.T - Cute
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sugar and Spice
Scrapbook Sisters - Baby
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (and I chose Glitter/Punch or Dies/Ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
Partyime Tuesday - Bling It On


kim edmonds said...

great project, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

coops said...

aw this is gorgeous viv.i love the adorable image and your colours and design are stunning :D

xx coops xx

sara said...

really sweet card love all the sparkle thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Shelby said...

Cute cute image and just an overall adorable card! Thanks for joining us at MMCS sugar and spice challenge.


cebelica said...

Awww, this is sooooooo cute!!! I love this image and how you added glitters on the Christmas bauble. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

dawnmercedes said...

Thank you for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays!! I hope to see you again soon!!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow I just love this card! The image is adorable and love the colours and all the detail.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
Diane xx

Andrea said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x