Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beautiful Baby


 Good morning friends!  I hope you are all set for a wonderful weekend.  Happy Memorial Day weekend to my fellow Americans!  Thanks so much for coming by my blog today.  I have a "Beautiful Baby" card for you today - that's the challenge theme over at Our Creative Corner.  (Baby is also the theme at The Shabby Tea Room this week - one of my favorite challenge sites).  Sharon Wheet is our hostess and she wants to see baby cards, but not just any baby cards.  Your card must also have something in kraft, some sort of trim (lace, ribbon, etc.) and a button.  Now I didn't think I would have any trouble with those recipe ingredients, but I did struggle a bit.  I really wanted to use the straight doily from my Etsy shop because I thought it was perfect for a baby card.  But then I couldn't seem to work in the trim.  I was tempted to call the lace applique the trim, but finally decided to add a bit of lace to the bottom of the main image.  I hemmed and hawed - laid it on, took it off, laid it back on again and finally when I took it off again, it looked bare without it so out came the glue and when I laid it on again - it was with glue.

The dets:  Brocade Blue CS with old Creative Memories baby blue gingham.  I used a vintage nursery rhyme image from the Graphic Fairy.  I've had the image for a few months and have really been wanting to use it.  The library card stamp is from PTI and the Sweet One stamp is from SU.  I stamped it a second time, cut out Sweet One and popped it up.  Then I stamped it again on Barely Banana, cut out only the moon, glittered it and glued it to the original stamping.  The appliques, doily and lace are all from my Etsy shop. The heart applique is mounted on a scrap of kraft paper twist ribbon, also from my shop.  I'm finding that I'm reaching for that kraft paper twist a lot - adds a nice texture and warm color.  The lace comes in white and I tea dyed it with very weak tea this time.  The vintage image was cut with a PTI die.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by today.  Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend.

Oh, and anybody know what happened to all my followers?  They seem to have left en masse several days ago.  I've been hoping they would return, but no sign of them yet - LOL.  Looks like Blogger is having a little issue again.


Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Baby

23 comments:

Sue said...

Wonderful image and it makes a cute Baby card Linda.
Smiles:)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow!! This is fabulous!! : )

Kristin said...

Mine dissapeared too....hum... Anyway, again you have stopped my heart, this is so gorgeous! I love the kitten and the doily heart, I'm going to have visit your ETSY shop... On a personal note, thanks for your support these last few weeks while I was working on my 'stuff'. It really warms my heart to know I have so much support from my blogging family. Have a great weekend and God bless!

Wendy Janson said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! And I am realizing more and more what a blue freak I am! If it's blue and has gingham, I'm snagged! And you have both! Love it! Sorry you had a long day but you still managed a fabulous card. As always, you have so many wonderful elements on your card and they all combine so well to make a wonderful finished project! Have a great weekend!

scrapbookertink said...

This is gorgeous looks like a mini scrapbook layout, lovely.

LeAnne said...

Be still my heart....this is just lovely!

MarcyK924 said...

Linda, this is GORGEOUS! I have got to find some time to make some Etsy purchases, your pieces are amazing. I LOVE using the Graphics Fairy for images - you found a stunner!

BTW - no one on Blogger that I know has their followers! I lost my flock too....sigh....

Grethe said...

Beautiful babycard! Love the heart!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is darling!!

CraftyC said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous Linda, love it all!
Clairexx

Payne Holler Cards said...

another gorgeus work of art!
hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Nancy said...

Linda, this is gorgeous!! I love all of the elements ... beautiful!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh this is just jaw dropping gorgeous! but don't I say that every time I stop by here?!?! ;)
hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sheri said...

What a wonderful collection of embellishments! Love it all! Thanks for for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Linda R. said...

This is such a cute card. Perfect for a little one.. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

Each week I am always anxious to see what you make. Linda, you are super talented, and this card really show-cases that! I love the graphics fairy image and how you used that wonderful PTI die to cut and scor that 'spiral notebook page'. The whole card is super cute, and sooo lovely! I really didn't mean for this challenge to be so challenging. I thought it would be fun, creative, and look at something new! (along with the shabby tea room) :)

Marjie K said...

Beautiful baby card, Linda! I especially like the stamped library card among all the other softer layers.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I think the paper doily qualified as trim! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sarah Gough said...

I love the sweet cat and the fiddle image - have a wonderful weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage image and stamping on the sentiment tag, lovely lace all around, wonderful card.
I have been having problems with blooger here recently myself

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Linda!! Thanks so much for sharing with the Shabby Tea Room, I hope you play again this week!

Lori Rider said...

This is really sweet, Linda. I love that baby stamp and now I'm wondering if I still have it or already sold it! LOL! Your details are so pretty and I love the doily and lace trim. Just beautiful!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

That straight doily is really great, and your card overall looks fantastic!

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