Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Baby Boy Blue


Hello!! I noticed this week there are alot of challenges involving the word "New" for the New Year I guess, so I thought it would be fun to see how many I could do on this card! I used a new stamp that I've had for awhile and never used. It's by Inkadinkado. I cut out my image with the Label 4 nesties. I love the Label nesties but the sizes are so far apart for layering so for my brown layer I traced the die and cut it out by hand so that it would be a closer fit. To help hide my hand cutting I used my distressing tool on it and several of the other layers as well, to give it that worn look. I also sponged/distressed some brown ink on my DP layer as well. I wrapped some twine around it an added a button tied with some gingham ribbon. I added some pearls in the one corner to finish it off. I used a Quickutz folder on the bottom blue panel. I wish I had some of this same DP in Pink and Brown to make a little girl card but the pink version uses black instead and I'm not sure about a Pink & Black baby card??!! I'll add a link list to all the challenges. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think, I Love reading your comments!
My Time to Craft ~ Color Challenge ~ Blue & Brown
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Something Beginning with "B" ~ Boy, Blue, Brown,Button
Creative Card Crew ~ Distressing
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Bling it up
Paperplay Challenges ~ New Beginnings
Papertake Weekly ~ New Beginnings
Secret Crafter ~ New Beginnings
Stamp Something ~ New Somethings
~Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Inkadinkado
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, Bashful Blue, The Paper Studio DP
Ink ~ Memento Rich Cocoa
Copics ~ B21, E44
Accessories ~ Quickutz embossing folder, SU Top Note Die, Labels 4 nesties, Twine, Button, Ribbon, Pearls

53 comments:

Carol said...

Janice this is just as sweet and adorable as it can be. Your coloring and color choices are superb. Your die cuts are sensational. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week. Have a happy creative week!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

JenMarie said...

Oh how sweet!

craftieodamae said...

Oh wow, I love him, he is so adorable! Love your layout too!

PaperDaisies said...

What a beautiful card. It is stunning

Priscilla said...

WOW you are a power house with these sketches. You really did rock the sketch this week for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and your card came out beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us this week.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Ann said...

Such a sweet and adorable baby card!! Thanks for joining in my challenge this week!!

Donnas Den said...

Love this card, Janice. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna xx

Patti said...

Just adorable!

Sew Many Cards said...

Awe, Love this card. Blue and brown and the giraffe-it's perfect!

Angela
Sew Many Cards

Sally said...

Adorable card. Love the giraffe. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Shannah said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Janice!!! It's so sweet and perfect in every way!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Janice - way to go with those challenges - you must feel pretty good!! Love this adorable baby card - the colours are gorgeous, perfect with the Nesties!! Love the mix of Nesties too! I would love the girl cards with pink and black - it would be stunning!! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love seeing your cards and look forward to seeing you next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Chrissie said...

Goodness, what a lot of challenges! And a beautiful card too!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at My Time to Craft!
Chrissie

Viv said...

Wow you did manage a lot of challenges Janice.
Fantastic! I love this card. THe frame within a frame works so well. Especially with the paper in the Labels 4 frame. Perfect!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck.
Viv xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. I love the image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Janice, wow what a lovely image, I love giraffe at the best of times, but this one is so cute. Love the papers as well, thank you so much for joining us at Cards for Men challenge, and good luck. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rach said...

way cute, what a fantastic card, i adore the image that you have used. hugs rachxx

Lynn Mercurio said...

Girl - you win! I've never seen so many challenges rolled into one EVER. YOU ROCK!

Lenas kort said...

Super cute baby card :-)

Deirdre said...

Sweet card - love the colours you used and adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us at Paperplay this week.

Denise said...

Now that's a great baby boy card! And all the challenges... very impressive!!
Thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Biscuitlid said...

what an adorable card, I love the blue and brown together

Fab to see you at Cupcake Crafts, Creative Card Crew and Paperplay
Victoria
x

Grace said...

How sweet is this! It couldn't be any cuteer! Love the color combo!!! Fun and happy! Thanks for playing along on the MMSC! Hope to see you again next week!

Liz said...

Lovely project good luck in the draw Thanks for playing along with Paperplay Hope you try again next time

Liz xx

Sharon said...

An adorable card Janice. The firbres are great and it is such a beautiful colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Allison said...

great card, love the colours
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma
AllisonX

Julie M said...

Wow - Janice - so many challenges!! A lovely card - love the soft colouring and brown and blue colour scheme.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay.

Julie :o)

Lesley said...

Fabulous card and so many challenges! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Liz said...

Thanks for joining Incy Wincy Challenges with this lovely Project Beautifully made

Liz xx

Regina said...

beautiful. love the blue and brown! thanks for playing along at SSS

peggysue said...

That is adorable, great color choices! So glad you could play along this week with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Janice! Such a sweet and adorable card! Beautiful take on our sketch this week and BRAVO at all the challenges you were able to combine! WOW!

Sue
MMDT

Helen said...

Awwww....such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous baby card, sweet image and colours.
luv
Debby

Beryl said...

I know what you mean about the nestie labels but I think you've done a brilliant job. I do wish they did the job for us though as I'm rubbish with scissors. Your card is lovely. I love the variety of bp's and the image used. Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Mummylade said...

What a nice image,lovely coloured. Thank you for joining the SFTW challenge this week.

Juls said...

gorgeous!!Love the image and the shapes of your mats! very stylish card! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Nancy said...

This is so cute, Janice:O) Love the colours and great layout. That image is just adorable.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

crafty amy said...

I don't think this could be any cuter! I love the image and the pearls in the corner are a perfect touch. I think that it woule look great in pink and brown too and even if there is some black I am sure you could pull it off :D

Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Liza said...

Such a cute baby card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Daniele said...

ahh this is so sweet thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fabulous card, love the colour combo and cute image. Thanks for sharing with by the cute and girly. janex

Donna said...

Beautiful baby card for our challenge at Cupcake this week, thanks for playing along with us :) Donna x

pinky said...

Excellent use of that fab sketch, makes for a beautiful baby card. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.
Pinky

Sam said...

WOW that must be a record number of challenges with one card, and what a cute card it is....
Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
Sam x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet!! Love your color combo with the sweet Giraffe!! The embossing and panel shapes are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at MMSC.

Sharon Caudle said...

What a cute card! And wow did you enter some challenges! :) That's so awesome! That giraffe is just too precious! Great job! Thanks for joining us at PTW! hugs!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

What an adorable Baby Boy card! That giraffe is so cute and wonderful layering:) Thanks so much for joining us at MMSC, xox Jeni & MMSC DT

TwistedWitch said...

Congratulations on making the Top 5 at Cupcake Challenges.

I did too and am all excited.

Thought I would share what I do with nesties. I often cut around the inside line which is meant to be embossed and get a nice close mat that way. I know exactly what you mean about them being too widely spaced. I quite often do the above when I am on the largest die and there is no other size to mat onto. I wish they would make bigger ones.

TwistedWitch said...

Ooops forgot to say, your card was gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous card and well done on your top 5 placing at cupcake
from a fellow top 5 placement
hugs kate x

cindy said...

Adorable!

MrsK said...

What a gorgeous card!! Its cute yet grown up with the colour combo its fab!

Take care Sal x