Friday, 23 September 2011

Baby girl card for CTD#160

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It is a stunningly beautiful day here today, and I am on holidays! Yippee!  

Yesterday I spent the day with a couple of stamping friends, and got a lot of chatting accomplished, but not a lot of stamping, LOL.  I did stamp out some friendship jars, so hopefully I'll do something with those elements soon.  

Today I actually did some housework BEFORE starting stamping. Yes, floors and bathrooms are sparkling, a load of washing is swinging in the breeze, and I even emptied and reloaded the dishwasher.  The kids played around taking photos. I haven't looked at the photos yet, I'm a bit scared of what they might have come up with...

This card was supposed to be an entry into the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, but when I got to the point of making my circle, I realised I gave back my borrowed circle cutters yesterday. . . oh well.  

It is also supposed to be an entry into Color Throwdown #160, and despite one very obvious flaw, I am still going to enter it, and I am going to ask you all to pretend that the white is Very Vanilla *wink*.  These are the colours:
I'll probably have to make another card, because I truly LOVE this colour combo, I just forgot that I was supposed to be using vanilla and got all excited and carried away with how nicely my card was turning out.

This is my card:
Mmm, that looks a bit out of focus. . . let's try another one:
I really like how this turned out.  I hand-folded that ribbon and stuck it down with lots of sticky strip. I like it. I think I'll do that more. I paper-pieced the little birds, they're so sweet.

What I used:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles Garden Friends, PTI Inside and Out: Babies (sentiment)
Card: SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU! retired DSPs with Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: Regal Rose grosgrain

So, what do you think?

Oh, I wanted to say thank-you to everyone who has been nice enough to leave me comments recently. I have made an effort to get back to visit everyone, I hope I didn't miss anyone.  It took me a while because I got distracted by all the beautiful blogs that I ended up visiting. Isn't it always the way?



Cassandra said...

Love the card, may have to CAS that one to use up some DSP. Completely agree with you on the colour combination, one of my favourites. May have to squeeze it in before I tackle birthday book No. 3

Jay Gee said...

So sweet Michelle and a perfect colour combination for a babies card :)

Jenny said...

What a cute sentiment for a baby card and I love that pleated ribbon :)
I take my hat off to you getting the household chores done before's probably the best way round to do it tho!
Jenny x

Janine said...

So very pretty - love your birds and that ribbon treatment

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love the ruffle under the image.