Thursday 14 July 2011

It's a girl!

A day's holiday today, so I can do what I like :-)   I made this card for someone in work, who's wife is expecting a girl in about 2 weeks.  Now I'm not really one for digis as I love stamping and embossing etc, although there are some fab images, but I couldn't resist this (and another which is completely different) digi image from Funky Kits:

I thought it would be nice to leave it as greyscale as much as possible, but just added some pink, using Promarkers, for the hat and blanket.  Paper is Pink Petticoat and I also added some clear spica pen on the bobbles of the hat and the ribbing on the turned up cuff, but I don't think that's visible on the photo - it does give it a lovely subtle glimmer though.  Some broderie anglaise and a little charm to finish it off.

I hope you like it, and I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Divas by Design - Pastels
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Old or New (used new digi image)
KB Challenges - Something Cute
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Maria x


email: said...

I really enjoyed the framing around the baby! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your work with Simon Says Stamp!

:) Fran
Simon Says Stamp

hazel said...

A beautiful card Maria - the image is adorable.
xxx Hazel.

Josephine said...

So sweet - absoutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a time this week.

Anita said...

Aww, this is so sweet and beautiful. Thank you for playing in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Debi said...

Maria- very cute- great Digi image :-) Deb x

Anonymous said...

OH my! What a sweet, sweet card. It's gorgeous! That image is precious and I love your papers. Thanks so much for playing at Shopping Our Stash this week. - Heather B

Dr Sonia S V said...

Maria what an adorable baby it looks so lovely in black and white with only a part colored!

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and I love that image its so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is stunning :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s Please feel free to pop by my blog and enter my candy :-)

Renee said...

I love your card. This digi and your coloring is too good. Thanx for playing with us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.
Renee DT

gina g said...

Aww what a sweet card Maria. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

CarlaKH said...

This is soo pretty and I love how the pink looks with the greyscale! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Unknown said...

So cute and pretty. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck.

Jackie said...

Fabby card and adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. Good Luck. Hugs J x

Esther said...

aww..this is so sweet.I don't do digis either..have never ever used one, it feels like a betrayal to my inks lol - but I can see why you were tempted by this one...and the card you've made with it is gorgeous! Hope you've had a good weekend...Esther xx

Cards By MI said...

Very cute. The image is adorable and the card is so sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Unknown said...

So pretty.

Dolly Daydreams said...

OOH so lovely !!! What a pretty card nit just the image but the beautiful backdrop you have created.


Mervi said...

just so sweet!
you won my candy!!!
i'll send it next week if i had your addy!!?
happy weekend;-))m

Gio said...

Maria , this card is so sweet and cute!

Kim B said...

This card is sooooo very pretty! Magical!
Congrats on winning, I love to win something handmade! Hope you have a great Sunday! Hugs, Kim