Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Penny Black: Bundle of joy - baby girls are so sweet!

Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net It  feels like forever since I last posted.  It all started when I dropped a Spellbinders die down the back of my chest of drawers which holds most of my craft stuff.....nuts.......which meant I had to move my plastic boxes which contain more craft stuff off the top of the chest of drawers so I could move the drawers away from the wall....and then I thought I should have a tidy-up while I was at it......yadda yadda yadda.....and before I knew it, a week had gone by before I finally retrieved my die!  But, my craft room looks so much neater and I was able to get together a nice pile of crafting magazines which I put in the magazine swap box at my local library.  I was so pleased that after I dropped the magazines off and went into the library for a browse, by the time I came out, most of the magazines had already been snapped up by a very happy little group of ladies Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Anyway - onto my card........  I made this CAS (Clean and Simple) card for our family's Osteopath and his partner who have just become a parents for the first time to a little girl (obviously).  He and his partner had a bit of rough time with the pregnancy and the baby came very early and is still in hospital in a humidicrib.  The baby is doing very well but they are not allowed to hold the baby yet and had to go home without the baby!  I can't imagine how that must feel - to go home without the baby - but they are keeping busy buying baby things and setting up the baby's room as they had virtually nothing ready.

The gorgeous embossing on the pink cardstock was done with one of my fav folders by K Kingdom (I have a link to the folder at Fat Cat's Card Corner in the Card Recipe below).  I coloured the image with OMS and Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and added some Kindyglitz Crystalina to the teddy's bow and the nappy pin on the hedgie.  I cut out the image and popped it up on 1mm doublesided foam squares. 

The tag is a fabby new die and clear stamp set by My Favorite Things.  The set comes with several sets of dies apart from the tag itself including the baby growsuit which I have used on my tag.  There is also a variety of sentiments and other images in the stamp set.  Love it!  The dies use the same sandwich in your Cuttlebug as for Spellbinder dies.  I added a strip of pink rhinestones underneath the sentiment.

Once I tied on the ribbon, I glued part of the tag to the ribbon so it would stay in the right place then glued a heart-shaped button to the bow centre.  Here is a little close-up peek:

This card fits the following Challenges:

ABC Challenge - V is for variety - use 3 different types of embellishments on your card.  I have used rhinestones, the button and the ribbon.

Splitcoaststampers - Ways to use it WT325 - Dying for Diecuts - where you have to show them your diecuts.  Of course, I used my new tag die set.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by  Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net  


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black - Bundle of Joy 30-043 clear set, My Favorite things Notched Tag clear stamp set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, K Kingdom KEM117 Flowers and Dots embossing folder, My Favorite Things Die-namics Notched Tag die set, pink gingham ribbon, pink heart button (Spotlight), Kindyglitz Crystalina, Basic Grey bling-it rhinestones, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Derwent Coloursoft pencils, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, 1mm double-sided foam squares, Cardstock:  pink, KW Doggett Knight white, American Crafts kraft

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner


Anonymous said...

such a cute card for a baby girl! i had a preemie; such a worrying time so keeping busy helps.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear!! this is super cute! i really love the colour of the hedgie. i have derwent soft colour also but i am unable to blend it nicely. probably the paper that i use wrong? :P.
btw i am sooo in love with a cute touch of the baby clothes. it is just sooooo adorable :)

happy to see that you finish cleaned up you place:) more creativity flow now :)

yenni --scrapcollector :)

Merry said...

This is such a cute card...the embossing in the background is so pretty. So glad to hear you have a nice a tidy work area now.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Jo bear love the little pink hedgie so very cute gorgeous card thanks for sharing how are you these days? love Shaz in oz.x

Anonymous said...

Simply adorable!

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