Saturday 3 January 2015

A Gem of a Challenge - Something New

Happy New Year!  Wow, what a busy time I had over the festive season, what with Christmas and family birthdays too  It was lovely, but I'm glad it's all over for another year, the decorations are down, and I can get back to a bit of crafting!
We have a new challenge starting today over at A Gem of a Challenge, where our theme is, appropriately enough, "Something New".  I've gone for a new baby card, to celebrate the arrival of our great niece, Catherine, who was born yesterday.  I've used Baby Boy Bear from the Pink Gem shop, which, as you can see, can be coloured up for either sex, or done in neutrals, as I have.  The pre-coloured digi is, however in blue.
 I coloured the image with Promarkers, die cut with a Grand Spellbinder die, inked the edge with Old Paper Distress Ink, then added tiny dots of white Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue round the edge.  I then layered this onto a another die cut, this time cut with a Floral Oval Spellbinder.
The card is a 5x7, onto which I layered some Papermania, Lincoln Linen, spotty paper.  On top of that I added an embossed panel, done with a Darice folder that I got for Christmas.  It's a fab folder, A6 in size, that adds distressed edges, leaving the middle blank, it'll be perfect for stamped images too.  I inked this with more Old Paper ink, and embellished with white, wooden buttons.
The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, then die cut with another die from the Floral Ovals set, and I finished off with some white organza ribbon and my ubiquitous bow.

I'm entering this in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #260 - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - #1 - Tic Tac Toe -  The only thing I'm missing from the whole board is stitching!
4 Crafty Chicks - #227 - Celebration
The Crafter's Cafe - #97 - New
Eureka - #121 - Something Old, Something New - Old paper and dies, new embossing folder and buttons
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #127 - Bears


  1. Happy New Year to you Wendy and your Family! I hope it will be kind one for you.
    Gorgeous card, love the adorable image and your neutral shades, Kate x

  2. Adorable card Wendy - gorgeous colour.
    Happy New Year - hope 2015 is a good one for you.
    Debs xx

  3. such a cute card, love the colours and layout. Gail xx

  4. Oh, this is so precious. What a sweet and darling card.

  5. Awwww...this card is just adorable, Wendy! I love that image and you've colored it so well. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and Happy New Year!

  6. Awesome card, adorable image, beautiful coloring and great finishing touches. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Old/New Challenge.
    Karal DT

  7. Such a cute baby card, it's adorable thanks for,joining us at ABC Challenge
    Andrea x

  8. Hi Wendy gorgeous card love your colouring and your card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  9. Wow Wendy what a gorgeous card. Love that adorable image and its beautifully coloured too. Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  10. lovely cute image on your card thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

  11. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Polkadoodles DT

  12. sooooo sweet
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles , hope you join us again soon


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