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Monday, 22 February 2010

Oh baby!

Have you seen Karen's latest Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #57 yet? When I first saw it I thought, "uh oh, another difficult challenge", but then I imagined graduated colours and considered doing a sunset card (yellow to deep orange). I got very excited! And then I thought it would be a good way to showcase some stitching. So I umm'ed and ahhh'ed and landed on this...








The stitching didn't come out brilliantly, but I don't suppose you can expect much from a £20 mini sewing machine! I really wanted to do the graduated colours, but I didn't have the right cardstock. Perhaps I should have inked up some white cardstock. Hey ho, nevermind, perhaps I'll do it later in the week.

Oh, and in case you read my blog yesterday, I ended having a good day at work, albeit it being mega busy - my mojo came back just in time!


Papers/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie papers
Mediums: Distress Tea Dye ink
Stamps: none
Accents: lace ribbon (from Bunny Zoe's Crafts
here), ribbon from stash
Tools: Nestabilities blossom and classic circle, Fiskars Apron border punch

33 comments:

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is darling, Mary!! Great way to showcase some pretty DP! I love the idea about doing the graduated colors, too!

Jennifer Styles said...

This is so pretty!

Love the colours!

Charlene said...

So adorable!! I love the Cosmo paper you used!

Lisa Jane said...

Glad you are feeling much better today - and that you had a decent day at work.
Your idea for your card was great. Its really effective.It reminds me of an old american quilt.
Lisa ;)

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute! love the frills:)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my, I luv this...great job with this sketch...have a fabulous wek!

enjoy *~*

SnappyStamper said...

Ooooh, your card is beautiful! I love those papers! Great minds DO think alike!

Puddle Jumpers Studio said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and trim. Just saw the sketch today and will be giving it a shot tomorrow I think. Have to go to bed early for rise in the am.

Silli said...

OMG a sweet babycard, love the image and the little heart, love the colors... Very pretty Mary!!! Big hugs!

Lea L. said...

Such a sweet little card!! The papers are a wonderful choice, and I love that cute little onesie! Great job with the sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Mary,
me again - just wanted to thank you for the helpful hints and web links. I willd efinitely check them out.
I have had a few people mention the sansador. It seems to be the thing to use,will have to invest
Hope you had another good day
Lisa ;)

Dallas said...

This is a beautiful -- I love it!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mary this is DARLING!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my! This is oh so cute!!! Love that mix of papers and that sweet baby onesie!! FAbulous job with the challenge!

Helen said...

Such a beautiful and sweet card, Mary! Love the onesie and lace and colors!

Stamp and Smile said...

SWEET card! Love all the layers of DP's and how you nailed the challenge PERFECTLY... YOU ROCK! Just blown away... SMILES! :)

Pretty-In-Ink said...

This is so cute Mary J! I like the sound of your sunset idea, but I really love this! The mix of papers is just perfect!
Hugs
Nicola

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful stitching and papers!

Rae said...

Hi Mary,
Your card is so adorable! I love these colors.

Monique said...

What a absolutly adorable card!! I love all your stiching and the cute little baby jamies..!!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment :) I cant believe u are making 100 cards thats crazy!!! I hope they are fairly simple ones :)

Nana Diana said...

Great card Mary. I love the colours you used and the stitching. We're getting lots of snow right now, my hubby is sick of shoveling. Come on spring!!

dannisdoodles said...

oh that onesie, this is so absolutely adorable, loooove it!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi mary - thanks for the comments - yes my partner pointed out that the top of the card looked like a basque lol! I was only following the sketch !
But like you say a little bit of sexy never goes amiss!
Not sure whetehr you saw the post below - with our camper van weekend pics. We had a fab time.
Hows the wedding stationary going - i hope we are going to get to see it ? I bet you are doing a great job.
Lisa ;)

Melody said...

Just sweet! Sweet papers, sweet lace!

Karen B. said...

Your choice of patterned papers on this one card is amazing, I have a hard time with patterns so this is quite an inspiration. Love that onesie too!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Mary - thank you for your lovely comments over the past couple of days. Not sure you saw my good news yesterday... i wont tell you i will let you read it!
Hope the wedding stationary is coming along. It is a mammoth task - but will be really appreciated . can't wait to see it
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

Thank you once again - and it will be great to see some of my friends over on the B the Cute and Girly challenge. One of the things that interested me in it was that you can submit other crafts than just cards. I have neglected some of my other skills since i started cardmaking and its a shame. So i look forward to using existing and new skills.
They seem a great set of girls and although i am a little nervous about the technical side of things i am excited too.
Your comments have been appreciated and gave me the confidence to apply.
Crafters are all such lovely people
Lisa ;)

Helen F. said...

This is so sweet, Mary! Love the pretty DP and the the lace and the little onesie is adorable. PS, I like the way the stitching came out too :o)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love all the different paper combinations. Cute card!

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