Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Baby bundle

Halloooo! Just a quick post today. My back is a bit better today so I felt up to some crafting. I'm waiting to hear back from the hospital today to see when I can get an x-ray so I'm hoping we'll find out what's wrong soon cos it's getting to be a major pain (literally!)

I made this card for a friend of our's who's just had a little baby boy. They live in Canada now so I want to get it off in the post sharpish!!

I picked this gorgeous hedgie naptime stamp from Penny Black and when I saw that the challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts was to do an unusual shaped card, I knew instantly what I wanted to do- the problem was just working out how to do it to ensure the whole thing didn't collapse!! I'm really pleased with how it turned out- do you likey?!

Image is coloured with watercolour and lyra pencils and a dab of copics on the daisies. I cut round the image using my decoupage scissors and craft knife in the tricky bits. The sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

The bottom part of the image is sandwiched between two pieces of cardstock to make up the sentiment to give strength both to the sentiment and image really.

Wheeeeee!

A little close up!

I'd like to enter this into:
Pollycraft- boys to men
Crafty Creations- anything goes
Simon Says- look what the stork brought
Divas by Design- anything goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges- babies & animals

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Penny Black, Papertrey Ink); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Flowers; Buttons; Stickles

30 comments:

brenda said...

Hello Steph

What a gorgeous creation and such a clever shape.

It's sure to be a real keepsake for your friend.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

B x

Holly said...

oh gosh this turned out darling! She is going to love it.

KraftyKaren said...

Wow that is awesome and stunning - just love all the cutting out, you must have the patience of a saint and a very steady hand too - I would have chopped straight through one of the daisy stems.

Tina said...

wow so beautiful...i love these colors...and the image is so adorable

Tina

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really gorgeous Steph.
Clare x

Sally said...

Wow this is just stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the way you have cut out the image.
Hugs Sally xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous, it's a treasure,
original way to use this stamp and create a shape.
Lovely colouring too.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

angelwhispers said...

Hi Steph hope the back pain is a little better!!!

Just love the card. You have created an adorable easel card here how fabulous and such perfect colours!! Chanelle xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Ooh! Great work! I love the image you used and how it's standing up!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Oh yes!!! I likey very much!!

What a lot of patience you have to cut all of your image out to make such a special card.

Your friend will keep that for always!

Hope your X-Ray comes through soon and you get your back sorted.

Love Jules xx

Katina said...

This is stunning Steph and very clever! Love it! Hope you get your back sorted soon. x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Steph ! the image is adorable and the design is brilliant !! I am sure your friends will LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Ebru Vatansever said...

oh my word, this is one awesome keepsake. I am certain your friend will treasure it to no end !! Thanks for sharing !!

Liz, said...

Like it? I love it! It's gorgeous,

Liz x

HandmadebyTLC said...

This hedgehog from Penny Black is one of my favorite! trimming it out is brilliant! Very new and fresh not to mention the die cut flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

Sue said...

Very creative! Love how you made your card. Coloring of the image is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. A new Mom and little one in Canada are very lucky to be getting this wonderful creation.

Hugs
Sue

Peggysuez said...

This is a work of art! I'm tempted to have a baby now myself! LOL! Thanks for playing along with Divas' first challenge!

scrapperjulia said...

THis is super sweet! Great easel card! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

Saskia said...

Wow! So gorgeous!! Great to see your work at Crafty Creations! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

marilynprestonn said...

So very sweet! I just love this original looking card and the hedgie baby...aaaawww darling. Thank you for playing Anything goes at Crafty Creations Challenge this week. Come again, it's always a joy. :)Peggy

Tracy said...

Totally Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrapperjulia said...

What a beautiful easel card! This took a lot of work and it shows! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Bad blogger! I know I've done this once already but in case you didn't get it before blogger ate it, Great job, love Penny Black hedgehog! He's so cute and love that you cut it out, so original! Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design. Good luck!

Pink Sunshine said...

Ehat a gorgeous and brilliant card, so imaginative, good luck with the DT call.
Sally. x

Violets Corner said...

I like it a lot Steph, it's fabulous, love your super beautiful colouring and the shape of the card, I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck with the draw.

Love
Maarit

Karla said...

Gorgeous card!

Ellie said...

Wow, this is amazing!! Love how you cut out the image. And your coloring is just fabulous.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts!!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Steph this is stunning, fabulous design. It must have taken you ages but well worth the time.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "Look what the stork brought" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

stephanne said...

Oh, me likey alright!!! I like it a-lotttt!! This is adorable, your colouring is sensational and I love the design here, what a clever idea!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TFWC this month!!
hugs, stephanne

Kylie said...

Oh wow! This is just adorable! I love this card,
Thanks so much for sharing at TFWC this month!
Hugs
Kylie