Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Brides or Babies

Hello, and welcome!

I am so late, getting my post up.....sincere apologies to one and all :)
I have spent the last few days almost setting fire to myself.......my knitting needles have been giving off sparks because I've been trying to finish the blessing blanket for 6 week old Riley's blessing....this Sunday!
It's become a tradition that I make one of  these Victorian inspired blankets for our newest grandkiddles, the first one having been made for our first, Hannah, who is turning 19 next month, and they take me forever!!!
I've pieced the 24 squares  together and now need to finish knitting the 140 inch border....then sew it on, and  weave in all the ends.  It looks like Riley will need it, too, because we still have way below zero temperatures and snow!
I'll try to remember to take some piccies to post here, when it's all  done.

Speaking of babies.......this week's challenge at Perfect Sentiments is a little cracker...........

BRIDES OR BABIES
All you have to do is make a card with or for either a baby or a bride....simples!
Just remember to make sure that there's a sentiment on the front of your creation, too.

Our sponsor is 
and they are generously offering 3 cute digi images to the randomly drawn winner...woohoo!

I decided that I would go with the baby theme and chose the oh-so-cute Little Owl image from the store.......

I wanted to keep the card quite simple and started with a scalloped card base, adding freebie papers with more white card to layer with the yellow gingham......I love blue and yellow for a baby boy.......

This little darlin' was coloured up with Promarkers and cut out with a Spellbinder's Nestie die.........the blue grosgrain ribbon is from my stash......

I'm not sure where I nabbed this lovely digi sentiment from......think I must have got it in the days before I knew that it was important to give credit to the artist.....but I love it!  I used a Nellie Snellen die to cut it out......

The little embellie is simply blue raffia twisted into a circle and stuck onto a small circle of card.....I've got a huge stash of sequins, and have noticed that lots of cards are sporting them, lately, so popped one on....I think I quite like it :).....

More of the same paper to layer inside, and a die-cut message mat....done!

I hope you'll take a peek at all the goodies that my Teamies have prepared for your inspiration on the Perfect Sentiment blog, then make a lovely card and pop it into the challenge....good luck!

Hugs,
Anne-Marie x

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21 comments:

  1. Such a very sweet card. You always add the nices (and most creative) embellies. You'd think, with our cosmic connection, some of that would rub off on me (sigh - not). This is a charmer, quite for sure!

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  2. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the sweet image and such a beautiful sentiment.
    I am looking forward to seeing your completed Blessing Blanket, that is such a lovely tradition and I bet they are all treasured.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. Oooh, yes! Photos will be required now that you've described that beautiful blessing blanket. Your card is lovely. I love the little owl you've colored so well, and the flower is charming.

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  4. Cute card and fun image and flower. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

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  5. Wonderful card anne-marie!!!! You did such a great job. Love the little owl :)

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  6. What a sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  7. Love your idea for this one and the sentiment is beautiful for a new arrival :-) Teresa xx

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  8. This is really sweet, and I'm also very glad that you got your post up. I love getting to come by and see what you've created. Thanks for sharing with us in our challenge this week.
    Blessings,
    karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  9. Beautiful card,fabulous design and gorgeous image.xxx

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  10. Great card, love the raffia flower looks fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  11. fabulous... as always!

    hugs :)

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  12. Anne-Marie...your card is so sweet. I really like the crisp, clean lines. Love the scallop edging. Love your little owl and how you have colored him so perfectly to blend with your choice of papers and. I also like your sweet little shabby wrapped flower. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  13. That's so dinky sweet Anne-Marie!!

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  14. This is adorable! Love that raffia rosette.. so creative! :) Thank you for joining us in "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xxo

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  15. Fabulous card Anne-Marie.
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  16. What a sweet card, i can't wait to see your finished blanket...that is a lot of blankets..i think my mom has done as many as you..but stopped at the great grandkids. :) (Unless someone requests one). I am loving the insides of your card too!

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  17. Thanks so much for also sharing this sweet card with us at Eureka Stamps this week. I just love seeing your sweet cards, and I'm grateful when you are able to share with us. The more places you can share it, the better. It gives me another chance to peek and say hello!
    Blessings,
    karen
    Eureka Stamps

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  18. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges this week! Great card and what a wonderful gift to make a blanket for each grandchild!
    Michelle

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  19. Your card is so lovely. Wonderful coloring of the image and a sweet layout.

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  20. Cute card. Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week!

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  21. Oh, I can't wait to see the blanket! Your card is so sweet! I really like the raffia flower!

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