Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Happy Birth-day

My husbands best friend is due to become a father for the second time very soon so I thought I had better make his Birth-day card in case he arrives early.
I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Doodle Dragon Studios - A birthday card with 2 colours from the blog header (I have used brown from the moose and blue from the top of the blog
Mojo Monday - the sketch below (I substituted the bow for the sentiment)
A gem of a challenge - pearls and swirls (pearls in the flowers and swirls on the PP)
Paper Sundae - Use 2 elements. I used pearls, sparkle and die-cuts. 
Pollycraft - fun and games - who can't have fun on a rocking horse?

Here is the sketch from Mojo monday :

Now here come the photo's, sorry but there are quite a few.
 This photo was taken before the card was finished to show the PP I made using my fiskars baby stamps, my embossing pad and some blue mica powder. I didn't have any baby PP so was pleased with the outcome of this.
So this is how I made this card.
I cut 2 circles from blue card stock.  One at 22cm and one at 21cm.  As I said above I made my own PP and finished both circles off with some hand drawn stitching in blue sakura glaze pen.  I used my fiskars bracket border punch on some of the leftover blue card from the circle and then edged them in blue using a pigment ink pad. I then cut this metallic paper 6cm wide and attached the border strip to it, and mounted it flat onto the card.  It was then trimmed to fit.

Next I printed the really cute baby teddy on his rocking horse onto a circle of card and coloured him    with copics and sakura stardust pens.  I did the hand drawn stitching to it.
The scalloped circle was cut on my cricut using Make the Cut.  This was also hand stitched.

Next came the flowers.  I used my new large flower squeeze punch.  I've not used one of these before as I've always had the usual kind.  Well I LOVE this way of punching shapes.  It really is so much easier to use than the normal punches.  The flowers were punched from some of the left over blue papers.  Some of them I used my perfect pearl mist on to give the flowers a bit of shimmer.
Then I used my embossing stylus to give the flowers some shape and glued 2 together to make each flower.
The centre of each flower has a big shiny silver pearl surrounded by 6 tiny blue pearls.  The tiny pearls were originally white but I coloured them with my copics to match the colour scheme.
They were mounted on foam pads and I then added some brown leaves using my woodware grasses punch.
The sentiment was computered generated.
I had seen a card the other day that had this phrase (sorry I can't remember where) and thought it was a great phrase to use on a card for a new born.

 This card did take me quite a long time to do today as it was a very involved design.

I hope you like and that you come back agin soon to see more of my creations.
I also want to thank everyone who came on the SSC blog hop and left me some amazing comments.
Reading those really spurs me on to do my next card,
H xx



How wonderful is this card?,love,love it!! The coloring is gorgeous, the personally printed paper is adorable and those flowers just blew me away. Wow!


Beautiful card....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Jennifer Dove

So Darn Creative!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Playground (again)


gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Pike's playground :)


Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous card... I love your designs girl. You are so creative..BTW you asked me how I made my clouds.. you can find the tutorial on my blog hope I explained it clearly. Be safe.


Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Lisa M.

A lovely card and perfect for a new baby! thanks fo rjoining us this week at Paper Sundaes!


Perfect card to celebrate a new baby. Love the super cute image and cool shape. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week :)


Wow! Great work, thanks for joining us in the playground ~ Jane


This card rocks!!! (litterally, lol!) I love it and I love your colors - perfect!

Ri Holley

Lots of love went into this card and it shows.


Well look at this fabulous creation! Love the blue and brown together and the shape of the card is so unique! Great job with Dustin's bear and your flowers too! Awesome job!
Thanks for joining us this week!

Magento Themes

wow...awesome!!! I just love this card. I like this design and blue color. The horse with the rocking teddy is looking beautiful and cute. These flowers are really great to see. Thanks for this wonderful work.
Magento Themes


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