Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome Baby!!!

Hello all, today I want to show you a card I made up for a little guy who should be arriving any day now -hah! We have been saying any day now for nearly 4 weeks... apparently he is not in a hurry any more! Our friends are expecting their second child and it has been a difficult pregnancy, so much so that our friend had to have stitches put in at around 16 weeks, I think, anyways... those stitches were taken out just over 2 weeks before xmas and the doctors said he should come shooting out not long after they are removed (not the Dr.'s ACTUAL words, I'm sure. I am hoping he put it a little more tastefully than that, although just before my boys were born I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. 'I will just stick my hand in there, grab a foot and pull it out'!! so perhaps not all doctors are as eloquent as you would hope, lol!) so, the stitches are long gone but the little guy is still hanging in there, it would be a little funny if after his initial eagerness to greet the world poor mum has to be induced (ok, perhaps not that funny for mum)

Anyways... here's the card :)I have used the gorgeous sleeping bub stamp form Magnolia, have had it for a couple of months now (even coloured up 3 images, and then lost them) and this is my first hard with him/her... today it's a him :D I got some new nesties from Santa this xmas, I was sooo excited to receive crafty stuff, LOL, so they had to come out for a play. All the DP's are magnolia and the tag is a magnolia doohickey (I totally love this one). I have glittered all my edges (which you can actually see... miracle...) and the bubbies wings (with I then slathered with glossy accents so they would bee lovely and smooth as well as super sparkly) I have also used some pearl glimmer mist on the flowers and leaves but even in real life it is difficult to see... bummer.
In the bottom pic you can see the tag, it slips into a little pocket behind the die cut circle.
All magnolia product were purchased from Tickled Pink Stamps... who may or may not be having a new release very soon... keep your eyes peeled for that one, but you didn't hear it from me, OK? :)

I am entering this little baby (haha) into the following challenges:

7 kids college fund - anything goes

Creative Inspirations - Use something new

Creative craft challenges - anything goes

Dutch dare challenges - New beginnings

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar - Anything goes

Magnolia Stamp lovers - Blues

Paper Sundaes - Something new

Pile it on - Brand spankin' new

Simon says stamp and show - show your newest stamp

Stamp something - Something with glitter

Totally Gorjuss - For someone special

*phew* ok, thanks for making it this far, I seem to have acquired a bad case of the waffles lately, lol!


Kathy said...

Oh Fran this card is absolutely gorgeous!! the colors are beautiful together and all your details are breathtakingly sweet! Love this!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Magnolia!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG Fran this is GORGEOUS!!!! Such a sweet baby boy card!!
Kristy xo

Renkata said...

Fran this is the most lovely and tender card I have seen.
Wow love the tag and all sparkle.
Beautiful layout.
Happy New Year!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!

Cindy2 said...

Just lovely. Hope the little guy shows up soon. The last month always takes a 'year'. Thanks so much for sharing at the MSL 'blues' challenge, please join us on Jan. 16th for the "Sentiment Focus" challenge. C2

Debs said...

Wow fabulous creation, I love your blues and ribbon, great details, I'm sure your friend will love it, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge, Happy 2011

Jane said...

Oh it is stunning hun!! gorgeous design and details! Hope baby arrives for your friend soon! I remember being overdue - not fun! hugs, Jane xxx

uksharon said...

Fabulous card.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Terry said...

Hiya Fran, hope it will be any day now for the baby....love your colors, the sparkles and the stamp that you have used. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxx

Leanne said...

What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Handmade by Vivi said...

wow, this is adorable!!!! love it!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! They will love it! Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again for our 1/16 Sentiment challenge.

Cor* said...

omword this is just sweet & priceless. Great coloring and layout. Let's hope he has made a safe arrival!! (without the pulling of legs & such)lol Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

my little scrapping corner said...

this is awesome. love it, love it, love it. What a pretty card, I love everything about it.

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On

my little scrappingcorner
DT Pile It On

Linda Elbourne said...

A real cutie of a card - Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!