Sunday, 1 May 2011

Blue for a Boy

Good morning. Hope you are all well and enjoying the fabulous weather we are continuing to have.
I have a busy day ahead - it's my birthday and I will be having a special visit from my scrummy Grandson and his Mum & Dad and it will be our first outing with him to a restaurant for dinner!
Katy is also here for the weekend and is in full bloom - expected delivery date for my Grand-daughter is in 3 weeks time and as Aaron & Kerry have had Oliver and Jordan & Helen (my nephew and his wife) have had their son Ethan (3 days ago) Katy is getting super excited and can hardly wait - as so are we lol!!
Anyway with all the babies arriving in our family lately I had no excuse to share a card with you that fits the new challenge theme at Secret Crafter this week.

I have made an easel style book - using an interactive  Book A Easel kit from Clipart Fairy
and the adorable teddy image is from Anne Bodil - it's the one I used for Aaron & Kerry's thank you cards - see this post here  
I paper-pieced the bear's outfit and coloured the rest of the image with PM's.

I loved making this card - not just because of the event it was for but the style is one I haven't tried before.

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - Fancy Folds
Crafty Catz - Congratulations
Fabulous Friday - Stripes & Polka Dots
Sew Many Cards - Easel Card

Before I go - a quick reminder that my blog candy is still open until midnight tonight - see full details here

Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.


Curlybear said...

OMGosh Debs this is so beautiful, I love the book shape design of your easel card and the image is adorable
its just perfect for our challenge theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Congratulations/ Special Occasion Card Challenge,

Good Luck,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

lindyloo said...

Good morning Debs
wow what a simply stunning card I love the design perfect for our congratulations theme at crafty catz this week thank you for joining us
huggies linda x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning oh,how amazing is this you are so,great at detail and colors hun,wishing you a lovely day and a very happy birthday to love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a beautiful creation... i love the book easel idea.. and the colours are so soft
Lisa x

scrappingmom73 said...

What a precious card! You did a fantastic job. So glad you joined us at Frosted Designs this week!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely beautiful and will be treasured. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very sweet card - love the shape

Thanks for joining us on our "For a Baby" Challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Claire x said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Hope you have a fabulous day hun (I have your card here ready to post, but due to Bank Hols, will be late! Sorry). This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love the look of the book layout and to have that as an easel makes it stand out so well - so cute. I had forgotten that you have a third baby to arrive yet too - goodness you will be all babied out LOL. Enjoy the Bank Holiday hun and have a great day. Birthday hugs, Claire xxx

Vicki said...

Oooow I just love babies and your card is beautiful Deb, I'm sure they will be delighted with it.

Vicki x

Aunty Sue said...

great card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty Debs! I really love the layout.
Lisa xx

carol said...

aaah adorable. so pretty, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at craftycatz, x carol

pinky said...

Thats so sweet Debs, love the soft colours and great shape. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Wishcraft said...

This is so sweet :o) An adorable baby card and a fab design. Lisa x

Claire said...

What a gorgeous card, love the design and its so beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Fleur said...

Hi Debs, your card is stunning, just perfect. It sounds like the stork is on over-time lol.
Hope you had an absolute fantastic birthday ~ I will get your card in the post.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sarah said...

Deb this is stunning! I love that it looks like a book. What a beautiful card you have created. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SMC.
Sarah C

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debs this is so beautiful what a wonderful book design this will be treasured for many years to come.
Lorraine x

Kelly Green said...

This is adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, Hope to see you again soon!

~Kelly :)

Erin R said...

what a great project!! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

michele said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - that's a fabulous shape!
Thanks for joining as at the SCSC!
Helen x