Thursday, 20 October 2011

A new baby!

My youngest sister became the first of the three of us sisters to become a Grandma this week - her stepson Jim and his wife have had a gorgeous little boy - Cameron Ewan, only problem is that I made a baby girl card! I knew that the baby would arrive this week as the due date had passed and Sarah had been given a day to be induced so because I had a challenge card I needed to get on with I decided to make it a baby card but which sex to do? Well I knew that whichever one I picked the baby was going to be the opposite - Sod's Law isn't it!!

The Charisma Cardz challenge is all about Embossing this week and I decided to go for a quilted effect for my dt card, I embossed the two colours with two different embossing folders then cut the card into squares, stuck them onto more of the cardstock and (particularly proud of this bit) stitched them with my sewing machine which I happened to have out this week as I'm busy making sock monkeys for craft fairs at the moment. I coloured the Meljens image with Promarkers, and made some pretty bunting with my new die set from Whimsy Stamps - love it! 

Of course I also had to do it all over again in blue :o)

Challenges entered:
Anything Goes Challenge - To The Letter
Creative Craft Challenges - Congratulations 
Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It
Kaboodle Doodles - Squares or Inchies
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
By the Cute & GirlyAnything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - Stars
I Love Promarkers - Cute 

25 comments:

Marjorie said...

AW!! I just love this image, I have it too. You have done it proud, it is gorgeous...I'm sure some lovely mum who has a little girl will love this!! It gives you a chance to make a lovely boys card now:) Congrats to the new mum!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Jenni...love your colouring and darling image.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Marjorie said...

Sorry hun, forgot to mention I saw it on MIM, I have really enjoyed looking at some gorgeous cards, and have got carried away lol!! probably forgot to put I saw it on MIM on most of them lol!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Linda w said...

What a pretty card, you have one on hand now for the next girl to arrive. I love how you have made the patchwork using two embossing folders, a great idea. Congrats on the new addition to the family. Hugs lin

Joanie said...

This is a fab card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes, Joanie

Merlyn said...

Hi..Popping from MIM..Very very cute card:) Love the image so much..

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Sylvia x said...

thank you for joining in the fun over at creative craft challenges with your great baby card. Bet the little boy one was just as cute!!!

Sylvia x

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic jenni, love that bunting its awesome xxx

Sheila said...

Congrats to all the family - what a lovely Scottish name they have given him too! Gorgeous card Jenni! Sheila:)X

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jenni

What a gorgeous and oh so cute card!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

What a lovely baby card! I just love how you embossed your inchies and adhered them close together in perfect blocking style!

It sure makes a sweet welcome card to a baby girl! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles' Inchies or Squares Challenge!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Tine said...

Hi Jenni. Well the card will come in handy at some point I am sure. LOL. It certainly fits in with our 'cute' criteria. Lovely. I especially like your banners. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Lisa M said...

LOL..never fails. You zig, they zag and visa versa, but in the end, you have a wonderfully beautiful card with gorgeous textures, DPs and that darling baby image. :) Surely someone somewhere will have a girl sometime! ;)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Gillian said...

Beautiful Jenni I'm sure it looks just as good in blue too. Love Gill X

Loz said...

Soo Adorable Jenni.. I am sure that someone you know will have a baby girl just to receive this card..Popped over from Make-it-Monday for a look..Loz

Lena B E said...

What a lovely card, very beautiful!
I love the image, it´s soo sweet. :)
I saw your card on MIM.
Hugs Lena

Cheryl said...

What a sweet card! Congratulations to your sister! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

Leanne said...

Such a sweet card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

Hugs
Leanne xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Isn't that just the way! Gorgeous card regardless. :) Hoe exciting for a new family member to join the clan!! Thanks for sharing this baby girl card with us at Top Tip Tuesday! :)

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Jenni - great image and a beautiful design!! And conrats on the new baby in your family!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Carly said...

what a gorgeous image and such a beautiful card. I love those soft colours. Thankyou so much for playing with us over at Creative Craft Challenges :)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxxo Carly

Wishcraft said...

Ah well, a good excuse to make a sweet baby boy card too! Love your card, it's so cute and pretty. The bunting looks fab. Thanks for joining in at PFP :o) Lisa x

My name is Wynneth said...

Awww... what a sweet card, such a cute image and I love the bunting across the top. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Kathleen said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the pretty image and what a fab idea with the 'quilt'. I have this die too and I am the same as you, I love it, I would have every card with bunting on it if I didnt stop myself!!!lol
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Hope you enjoyed our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

Hugzzz
Tammy xx

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