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Thursday, 13 January 2011

A New Baby! And some advance notice.....








Firstly the advance notice..... Next month is my first Blogaversary! As a celebration, I'm going to be putting together a little candy :-) Oooooh! I'm so excited. I've not done this before so I'll be putting a little bit more thought into it before I post about it but watch this space.....!
This card is for a friend of mine who had just had a tiny, little baby girl. And I do mean tiny, little! Born a little earlier than expected and weighing only 4lb 5oz, but doing very well :-) I won this goooorgeous image from Sugar Nellie a while back and I've been dying for a reason to use it! I coloured her with my promarkers and added a little holographic embossing powder for sparkle. The paper is Forever Friends "Hugs and Cuddles" and I've used a new embossing folder I just got on the front of the latest Docrafts mag. The pink thread is from my stash - had it for yeeeears, but all gone now :-( Then I added a swirl which is Sizzix decorative swirl #4 cut on my Bigshot with a little detail using a white gel pen and some pearls from ebay. I decided to make a matching candle gift to go with it and added a little scrap of ribbon around the bottom to finish it off.
Sorry one of the pictures is sideways but they took aaaaages to upload so I wasn't about to delete them and start again!
Challenges:
Sarah Hurley - New beginnings
Saturday Challenge - Tons of texture
Totally gorjuss - Fab sketch (I've turned it on its side)
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - New things (Embossing folder)
Paperplay - Cutie Patootie
Anyway, lots to do and some candy to organise! :-)
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx


26 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah what a cute wee card. Ohh she will just be like a dolly at that size. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Hazelxox

Lisa Jane said...

oh its so gorgeous .. i love the little flourish and pearls .. thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley and MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)
ps - you could also enter the baby themed challenge at Ladybug crafts ink challenges

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful take on our theme this week over at MAWTT, great card and candle, thanks for taking part, good luck! Heidi x

coops said...

gorgeous card mel.the image is adorable and i love the colours and fab swirl.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aww... how sweet! Thank you for joining Paper Play in the Cutie Patootie challenge! :)

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a sweet and pretty card :o) Glad your friend's baby is doing well. Lisa x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card and candle

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mel, what an adorable baby card and matching candle. The image is so sweet and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Melly said...

Hi Mel

Oh oh oh I just love it hee! the card and colouring is amazing oh oh and that fabby candle hee!
Wow, cant beleive its been a wee year for you already ........... mmmm candy as well! Your too good to us!!

Thanks for joing Sarah Hurley Challenges and hugs from wee me hee!!
Hugs melly xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creations with such texture thank you so much for sharing it with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Mel X said...

Fabulous pair of creations. Love the card design and super cute image.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Pami said...

HI Mel, what a lovely little girl card! The embossing looks great and its such a lovely image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Mandy said...

Hey hun, these are adorable Mel, that is such a sweet image. Aww that is a tiny babby, my Jodie wasn't much heavier & she was also early, jeeeeze these girls are impatient lol
OMG I can't believe it's almost a year since you joined us here, it's scary how time flys.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

clare brown said...

I am lost for words, has it really been a year since you first started to blog.Where has the time gone x

p.s love the card hee hee

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, what a beautiful card and matching gift. Adorable image and fab colouring. Very pretty.

Donna x

jude said...

Mel this is an adorable cards and glad you found some use for the stamp as thats just sooo cute not to use!Beautiful im sure the new mum will love it !My eldest was that weight when she was born and did well with out going into baby unit.Im sure she will thrieve also!
Have fab weekend
hugs judex

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Mel, such a sweet image and love the fab matching candle too.
luv
Debby

Helen said...

Beautiful card....sweet candle too!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mary J said...

So sweet! So pleased you could join us at Totally Gorjuss!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary J xxx

Liz, said...

Two fabulous makes, must try a candle some day.

Liz x

Jennifer said...

Sooo sweet Mel...I have this stamp and haven't inked it up yet!xx Jenny xx

uksharon said...

Adorable image and fabulous card and project.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the image

Brenda Brown said...

These are so gorgeous. Thankyou for sharing them with us at MAWTT this week.
I hope you are having a good week and that all your dreams come true.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sarah Hurley said...

lovely card and candle! thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week

Sarah x

Suzanne said...

Such a lovely card and candle, hun x