My second card today is again, for a child, although slightly older. He is a football and sport fan as you have probably guessed. The football player image is from Bugaboo, coloured with Letraset Promarkers; the backing paper from the new Ooh La la CD, Boys to Men; sticker and cardstock from my own stash; oval and scalloped Nestabilities; the sentiments on the background were computer generated.
My card today is for a very young neighbour of ours; the digital image, PartyMouse, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, is by Torico and the backing papers from PaperCrafts Inspirations; google eyes and cardstock from my stash.
...another baby card - so many babies around!! :-)
This card is for my partner's little niece who was born a few weeks ago. They are visiting us this weekend so we are all looking forward to meeting the little one.
You probably remember a card of mine with the same layout and similar papers and embellishments. I received so many compliments for it that I decided to re-use the same formula - if it is not broken, don't fix it! ;-)
Yesterday our dear neighbours had a baby boy - this afternoon I had a bit of time to myself and managed to make a card for them. They knew it was going to be a boy and decorated the nursery in white, cream and beige colours so my card follows the same shades; the cute teddy I got for the baby has also these colours, so all well coordinated!
The backing papers are from different sources, all downloaded; the elephant die cut is a Sizzix; the border punch is X-Cut; ribbon and pearls from my own stash.
Hope you like it.
The sketch is from Mojo Monday. I also would like to enter the card onto the following challenges:
Good morning to you all
Another great challenge is starting today until May 1st over at Ooh La la:
Aqua, Bling and Sentiment.
When we were given the theme a few months ago I immediately thought of making a calendar page; for the last 7 or 8 years, every year, at Christmas, I make a calendar for my mum full of photos of the year just ending - photos we have taken on trips, nice photos, and more recently photos of the kids - a scrapbooking sort of calendar, if you like. And every year I plan to make one calendar/family planner for our kitchen too, altered, decorated, etc. but it all ends up with good intentions and I hardly ever decorate our own calendar; ours hangs on the wall, bare of decorations, but full of notes and Must dos. So with this particular challenge I took the opportunity to decorate at least one page of our calendar and I can now proudly say that the April page on our calendar looks good! :-) I got the inspiration from Lisa Jane, here.
The beautiful aqua papers are from different Ooh La la CDs: Passion for Fashion, Silhouette, Fleur d'Imagination and Watercolour Memories. April is typically a fairly rainy month in the norhtern hemisphere, so I thought the aqua colour was ideal for my calendar page. The sentiment is a musical song - April Showers, which you can listen here.
Here's my calendar page. Thanks for your comments.
Apologies for the lack of posting - life has been busy, or busier than usual, I should say :-) I did get to do a tiny bit of crafting in between bottles and nappies - a gift box for a newborn girl, which hopefully I will be able to post soon (as soon as I get the time to take a picture, edit it, etc, that is!), and a couple of cards for upcoming OLL challenges, but I hardly had any time to check out or comment on other blogs :-(
I've been meaning to use this digital image, Alfonzo, from Little Musings for ages - I think it is cute and ideal for a boy's birthday card. I finally got the chance last week when I needed a birthday card for my friend's 9 year old son. The image was coloured with Letraset Promarkers. I also used a digital star paper for the background, and wooden stars as embellishments; added some 3D gloss finish for dimension and a computer generated sentiment. Simple.
I love the vibrant colours in these papers! They are from the All Dressed Up and Floral Extravaganza CDs from Ooh La la Creations; both image and sentiment are free digis (by Hobby Paleis), coloured with Letraset Promarkers.
Why don't you join us this fortnight with your Easter creation - a card, an altered item, a gift box..? The challenge (#77) is open til Sunday 17th April and there are great images and papers to be won!
I hope you find my handmade cards, pieces of jewellery, altered items, scrapbook pages and any of my arty bits featured in this space inspirational. If you do, please leave me a comment and acknowledge it; but I would like to ask you not to copy them. You can use my ideas for personal use, but please don't make them your own - it is fairer if you link your work to my blog. :-) Thanks!