Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Little Package

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Hi everyone,

Wow this is the last Saturday of the month … isn’t this year just flying by soooooo quickly. Of course being Saturday it means it is challenge time over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Lynda Benden, our challenge hostess for April has come up with yet another fun challenge for you to play along with.

The challenge is for you to CASE one of the cards the Crazy Girls have posted to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog today.

Being the end of April it means that the time is getting very near for my daughter to give birth to my 1st grandson … I can’t wait!!!! She is due mid May! Anyway with that in mind I decided to create yet another baby card LOL. And of course it had to be blue.

I purchased this darling image sometime back from “Whiff of Joy”, but hadn’t gotten around to use it and figured it was about time I finally did. I paper pieced the girls dress and of course colored the babies outfit in blue … it’s a boy *wink*

I used my Nellie Snellen flower punch to create my flowers, that I punched out of the same designer paper as the dress. I sponged around the edges of the petals using blue  ink and then scrunched them up and then attached two flowers together.

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For the inside of my card I used one of the new baby sentiments from MFT Stamps “Clearly Sentimental About Babies” which is the Triple Scoop set for April (yours free if you purchase 3 full sized stamp sets).  I just love this sentiment and how true it is!

I used the new Nestabilities long oval die for both the image and the sentiment. I wasn’t sure when I first ordered this how much I would use it, but now I think I will be using it a lot. It is perfect for those longer skinner images we have.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Willow with Toddler – Whiff of Joy; Clearly Sentimental About Babies – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Kraft; Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; Long Oval Nestabilities; Button; Nellie Snellen Flower Punch; Brads; MS Cloudy Hearts Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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17 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

sweet...I especially love the sentiment

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Frances.

Sammi said...

This is Gorgeous Frances! So sweet!!
Sammi
xx

Joan said...

Ahhhh, this is so sweet. I just used this paper tonight myself on a project.

LORi said...

WOW Frances...this is one sensational card!!

Silli said...

Frances, your card is so sweet. Love the image and the papers. Happy weekend. HUGS

Barbara said...

Simply adorable, Frances!

Courtney said...

This card is so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

So sweet and beautiful, Frances!!! LOVE those papers and your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Frances! All the extras are perfect right down to the sentiment. :) Tracy

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely stunning!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the vintage look and beautiful color combo!

Mercy said...

this is so beautifully done, frances! love the layout, the paper0piecing, and your coloring. such a precious card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute GF!!! The paper piecing looks awesome. I love the in and outside!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Frances, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! That paper is just perfect for the Mommy's gown! What a beautiful image and fantastic card!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just adorable Hoots!! I love the colors and that image is just the sweetest!!

maryr917 said...

this is such a sweet card frances-I just may case this one for the challenge-I love the dsp