Sunday, 10 April 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 57

Another Sunday, another challenge at One Stitch at a Time. This week, the theme is new babies, and we're sponsored by The Stamping Boutique who're offering five digis of the winner's choice.

I was lucky enough this week to be working with one of Sylvie's images - Baby on a Blanket which is available at the Stitchy Bear shop.
Since I don't have any new baby cards in my stash, I decided to be prepared and make two!

Both images are coloured with Promarkers, with spots added to the blanket with a Souffle pen. I've matted onto some patterned paper, and backed with some Co'redinations card. The paler one in each case is Whitewash, while the darker is the standard variety. (I wish I knew how to get hold of some more Whitewash in the UK, preferably a mixed pad. I've been hoarding what I've got, and that's kind of silly since I bought it to use it!) The card has been embossed in my Wizard using an embossing folder. Not sure whose - I didn't keep the packaging, but it's lovely and embosses a bigger area than the Cuttlebug ones - definitely a plus.

The sentiment is hand-written on a nestibility die-cut which I've shaded with distress ink in either Tumbled Glass or Spun Sugar and finished with some ribbon.

The flowers are either ribbon buds I was given for Christmas, or roses I've made using punched shapes and shaded with distress inks in the same shades as above.
When I come to use the cards, I'll probably personalise them with another circle on top of the greeting.

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge where 'R is for Ribbon',
There's Magic in the Air where they want flowers,
Lexi's Creations where they want monochrome,
The Crazy Challenge where they want us to 'just add flowers'
Craft Your Passion where 'anything goes'
The Stamp Man where they want embossing,
Crafty Catz where they want embossing,
Crafty Emma's Challenge where they want monochrome
One Stop Craft Challenge where they want monochrome.


Julye said...

Fab cards and good to be prepared and love the embossing too.

Tamara Morton said...

Fabby cards, love the embossing thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

stitchy said...

These are both just gorgeous, good idea to make one of each lol, you never know :) the flowers, really makes it stand out...


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, love the images & the embossing looks fab!!!

Thank you for joining us at CES & Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Wenda said...

Lovely cards and such nice image!

Hugs Wenda

Made by Mandy said...

That is a lovely image and they are both beautiful cards. I love the ribbon threaded around the nestie die. I just bought that set yesterday so I will be CASEing that idea in the future I am sure :)

Love Mandy xxx

Nikki Byrne said...

These are stunning! I love the embossing, the images ooooh everything really!! Nikki

Marjo said...

Hi Josephine,

I know sounds like a broken record, absolutely gorgalicious! Love the new blog background too.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Miss Molly said...

Love how you did both boy and girl cards - great flower!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes!

Deb said...

what gorgeous creations, I love that you've done one of each and fantastic embossing

lisa said...

What gorgeous cards and I love the two toned embossed background. It sets your images off brilliantly.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax

carol said...

lovely cards, x carol..craftycatz

Unknown said...

Aww these are so sweet Josephine, love how you did the ribbon, great idea xxx

tampatha said...

oh so cute! I love all the embossing and the little flowers. Thanks for joining our challenge at the crazy challenge this week.

lalkygirl said...

wow ,2 stunning cards,i love the image and the beautiful backgrouns,in fact i love everything about them,i am sure whoever recieves these cards will be thrilled.thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful cards. thansk for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Aunty Sue said...

oh these are really sweet and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Josephine these are absolutely gorgeous, that image is lovely i so love the papers and designs super cards.
Lorraine x

sparklingblackrose said...

Really beautiful :-) Elaine-xxx-

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards!

CraftyC said...

So sweet Josephine, his and hers!!! Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Choccy said...

Two gorgeous cards Josephine.

Choccy xx

Unknown said...

Two Beautiful cards!
Thank You for joining us at OSCC this week!

Hugs Kobie - DT OSCC

Julie said...

These are fab - beautiful backing detail and lovely embellies! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! I love your new blog skin, i am so soft for a Butterflies. LOL
Both your cards are gorgeous.
Hugs Nataliya.


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