Monday 21 May 2012

Baby makes 3 and a second Top 5

Happy Monday!
And can you believe it?? I am sooo happy - I've been picked in the Top 5 again over at Fashionista!!
We're now at the 'peoples choice' stage again so please take pity on me cos I didn't win last time and pop over and vote for me... promise to share my lottery winnings with you if you do...when my numbers come up that
You may even win the goodies that Fashionista have put up for one lucky voter!
I've had a mad busy weekend and managed yesterday to find a spare hour to finish this for a lady at the Bowls club who has just added another grandchild to her family. I used the same image and colour scheme as one I did a few months ago - but made this one as an easel. This LOTV image rates amongst one of my favourites.

I stamped the image with Versamark onto white textured paper and paper pieced the little blanket. The tiny piece at the top across baby's little shoulder was a bit fiddly to cut out but managed it! Coloured the rest with promarkers, cut out the image with a nestie and stitched onto the scalloped frame.

The papers are all 'My Baby Love' from Raspberry Road and I think the soft blues and lemons work really well together and are great for a baby boy card where you want to escape from just blue!
I stitched most of the papers and last week I bought this ribbon in a tiny haberdashers in my local market town - she had lots of new ribbon in lovely colours and designs and I spent rather a lot of money - and before you ask - Of Course I NEEDED it............ lol

The sentiment on the front is by TLC, (I think it's just right for a new baby) and popped on some tiny lemon pearls in the bottom right corner, a couple of 'baby blue' buttons and a pram buttton from my stash.
I decided to put the new arrival's name on the easel base instead of the front - and tied a smaller bow using a thinner piece of the same ribbon, adding a tiny metal heart charm which says 'Made With Love'- the lemon teddy is also from the same button pack and then I put three more lemon pearls onto the base prop.

My desk unfortunately looks like an absolute bomb site and I have precisely two inches of space left, the floor is littered with all kinds of bits and I HAVE to clear up before I do anything else - which is really annoying - as I have three images somewhere under the pile that are waiting to be done ( if I find them and they're messed up I'll be cursing!!)

Challenges -
Fussy and Fancy - New Baby
CRAFT - Easel Card
Charisma - Use a Metal charm
I Did It - Anything Goes
The sun is shining brightly here and it's quite warm - I did a pile of washing and was just about to hang it on the line when my lovely farmer neighbour decided to muck spread the field opposite with some unmentionable concoction that smells what can only be described as 'less than pleasant'... and that's being polite!! But at least it's an excuse for me not to go and work outside - don't want to risk being gassed do I? So the craft desk and the floor it is..............any excuse????? You're darn right!
Enjoy your day!


Unknown said...

aw..just so darn the colours ..shes gonna be bowled over with it lol!!!lvs sassxxxxxxxxx

Jan said...

I've gone and done it..... voted, that is! Am I surprised that you are a contender again? NO!
LOVE the new baby card.... I'm sure it will be kept and treasured.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and great

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, adorable image...Congrats on getting into Top 5 again and good luck.
Wendy xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is very sweet and I like your colour combination. I've just popped over to Fashionista and LOVE your card! Have had a lovely browse here and really like your male cards too. Vicky x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card and live your colour combo Viv gorgeous sweet card


June Nelson said...

OOh this is such a cutie vivvy babe and I love how you have pierced the blanket, its beautiful actually but I dont wanna go overboard do I!!!!! so anyhoo this is a very nice card Vivienne he he he he, love it duck!!!!!!

June Nelson said...

OOOh and I forgot you need to get me some of that ribbon next time your out I loves it, and Iwould pay for it dont want it for nowt!!!!! lol have a lovely evening hunnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hehe I have just voted for you!! I think your white card is fabulous and I voted before I came here! Good luck I think you deserve to win. I love this baby card it is so adorable. Fabulous ribbon and bow and what a cute image - love it all! Hugs Susan x

annesyme said...

Stunning card Viv, love the image, cute without being too cutsie if you know what I mean and the colours are gorgeous as are the background papers.
Anne x

Val said...

Stunning card Viv - so cute and I adore the colour combo. Thank you so much for your visits.

happyscrapper said...

Outstanding card. The yellow and blue fit perfectly with this image. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at Robyn's Fetish

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Viv.
Congratulations, I have voted :o)
Jackie xx

kyms kards said...

This is a lovely card and the color tone is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish challenge this week
Kym DT

coops said...

so adorable viv.gorgeous soft colour combo and stunning image and design :D
i`ve voted too and huge congrats on the GDT spot ;D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
This is soo sweet ... Love it ..... Gorgeous image ...
Hugs Sylvie

Mel said...

What a stunning creation!
Gorjuss colours and love your sweet wee image! Fab wee creation for our metal charm Challenge!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Charisma Cardz this time
Hugs Melly xxx

Viv said...

Of course I will vote for you Viv, how could I not with a name like that :)lovely card again, sure I have that image somewhere too lol.Glad someone else makes a mess crafting too. I have to make stuff on my keyboard if I get desperate for space sometimes lol.:) Viv xx

Pia S said...

Such a sweet card! Love the ribbon you have used. All the papers and elements are gorgeous together, and love the soft look of it all.

Aunty Sue said...

So glad you shared this lovely easel card with us at CRAFT this week. Good luck.

Bubbles said...

Totally gorgeous card, every detail is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Krafty Kows said...

A very sweet easel card. Love the bows, colours used and the image. Really cute. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

carrie-lee said...

Absolutly stunning baby card xxx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I love this very, very much!!

My kind of card!

Fabulous colours and scrummy ribbon!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Leah l'Orange said...

utterly BEAUTIFUL. i love love LOVE the colour scheme and that fabby ribbon! thanks so much for sharing your sweet project with the Charisma Galz this week!! :)

Sheryl said...

Oh my gosh! How sweet is this card? I love it! That ribbon is gorgeous with the blue and yellow dp! And what an adorable image with the paper pieced blanket! PRECIOUS! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Teresa said...

Utterly adorable. xx

Anonymous said...

soo cute lovely image papers and everything x

Shelby said...

These are the sweets and softest colors and you've done an absolutely amazing job with this card. Love all of the little baby charms and the paper pieced blanket is perfect.


Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

awwwww such a cute card and a cute image - love those papers - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Sazzle said...

Congratulations Viv you've been hand picked in our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy. Please pop over and pick up the details to contact us.

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Sheryl said...

Hi Viv! Congratulations on winning Top 5 with us at Fussy and Fancy! Your card is absolutely STUNNING!
I hope that your enjoying your weekend!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl