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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Aqua The Stork Delivers

Some friends of ours (finally) had their little baby last Wednesday - we will have no excuse to forget that birthday as the poor mite shares a birthday with my hubby now!

The little baby, a boy, is called Max and I just had to use this super-cute image from The Clipart Fairy - especially after what I saw Kerry had done with it.

The digi image, The Stork Delivers, was coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51
  • Hair: E11, E13
  • Blanket: BG11, BG32, B00
  • Stork - Feathers: E40, E41
  • Stork: Bill/Legs: R20, E40
The corners of the panel were rounded using the large XCut corner rounder punch and then matted onto a panel of aqua card from the DCWV Brights Mat Stack, die cut using a Labels 1 Nestabilities die.

A length of cream broderie anglaise and aqua Dovecraft grosgrain ribbon were wrapped around the join of two patterned papers from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy mat stack and then matted onto the same aqua card.

A computer-generated sentiment was die cut using a classic circle die from Nestabilities and matted onto a circle of the blossom paper and a scalloped circle of the aqua card.

Three cream paper flowers from the Prima Botanicals Mix were adhered over the bottom left corner of the image and aqua dewdrops (Patti's Pretties) were added in their centres. The sentiment was added over the bottom right corner of the image.

I also decorated the inside of the card, but kept it simple, just using strips of the aqua card and the blossom paper.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:


Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful card - love the bright fresh colours
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors!

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Crafty_Fairie said...

The colours you have used are just georgeous thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT.

Kerry x

Shaz said...

Fab card kathleen. Gorgeous image and i love the colour you have chosenx

uksharon said...

Just gorgeous, lovely Baby card and fabulous flowers.
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Betty said...

Beautiful card love the colours and image, thanks for sharing this adorable card at C.R.A.F.T this week.
Betty X
(GDT for April at CRAFT.)

kay said...

its so sweet kathleen,now stop showing off with your challenge

Pooh Bear said...

Super card Kathleen loving the colours

Ali (DC Albongo)

Sheila said...

Beautiful card and love everything about it! Wish your friends all the best with new babe! Sheila:)X

email: said...

Wow!! Any new mother would be lucky to have such a fantastic card! I love everything about it : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Josephine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card love the colours... Chris xx

EVIL twin said...

Just lovely. Turquoise/aqua is my favorite color too!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts And Stuff.

(A.C.A.S. Design Team)

Nana Connie said...

This is a perfect new baby boy card! Very nice work with the dp you chose. Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Teresa said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous, what a great baby card. xx

Peggysue said...

Beautiful card Kathleen! Love those flowers with the dewdrops. Thanks so much for kidding along with us at Card Ideas. Please come back next week!

pinky said...

Its beautiful Kathleen, I just love the Clipart Fairy, great job. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

Dawn said...

Such a lovely card kathleen! I love the colours that you've used!
A wonderful job! Thank you for joining us at My Grafico once again!
Good luck!
Dawn xx

Vicki Romaine said...

This is a cute rendition of "Are We There Yet?. You did a beautiful job on the coloring. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, love the layout and the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

theCook said...

This is such a great baby boy card, love your DP. Thanks for playing with us at LCI celebrate challenge!

MiamiKel said...

How absolutley darling! Lovely design and a very pretty color choice! Thanks for joining us at the FBD Challenge BLog this week! x0x0

Theresa said...

great card! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Chris said...

This is so beautiful, if the recipient is anything like me, she'll keep it forever. I love the flowers with the glass centers. and your coloring is great. then there's the lace. I just love, love, love this card.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Sweet and lovely. The stork is completely perfect ! Thank you for joining us this week at Papercraft Star !

Yuveria said...

I love your card!! The colors are very pretty. Thanks for joining us at "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Anita said...

Such a sweet card. Love the pretty colors. Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kathleen.

Tracy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. That aqua is just so pretty and you colored the image perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Michelle said...


Gorgeous card, such a sweet image, Your colouring is wonderful. I love the co-ordinating rhinestone centres for the flowers too.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Just a reminder that there is a new prize up for grabs this week, in addition to the regular featured blogger. To encourage everyone to share a little blog love, someone’s comment on one of the entries to this week’s linky party will be randomly chosen as the winner.

The only criteria is that you have to mention that you saw their creation on the Make It Monday linky party in your comment.

So the more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck.

Michelle :-)

Linda said...

This is Beautiful, such a delicate colour, I love it xx

Regan said...

What a beautiful card Kathleen! I am so loving that image. Wonderful work! Thank you so much for joining us at Papercraft Star!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great Card, I love the colours you have chosen as they are not the "usual" baby card ones, its so sweet, thanks for playing on OSAAT this week Hazelxo

BarbaraW said...

Cute image and wonderful colors. Great card. Thanks for sharing it in the Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, papers & textures you used.

Thank you for joining our “Treasured Memories” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


**Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

Donna said...

Fantastic card Kathleen, such a fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at CES this week :) Donna x

pickle said...

Another little beaut kathleen. Love the aquae colourway it's so fresh xx

Mary J said...

Oh Kathleen, this is beautiful! Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and that sweet image! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Bea said...

What a beautiful card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Really like the color palette you used on this. Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA.

Val said...

This is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at OSCC this week.

Christine said...

Fantastic card!! Love the soft colors you used and the fabulous flower embellishment. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

sparklingblackrose said...

This is lovely Kathleen :-) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine xxx OSAAT DT (and sparklingblackrose on docrafts ;-))

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Dorcas said...

Oh my! This is really precious! I love it! I’m so glad you could play along with us at SS this week! We really appreciate your sharing your creation with us.

Ps) I have blog candy on my blog if you’d like to check it out!

lalkygirl said...

stunning creations ,love the colours,image papers and flowerss.....heck i love everything!!!!! ,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

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The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhhh, how sweet is that!!!!!! Definitely cute and sweet, just what the challenge asked for! Thanks for joining us at FBD.


Brenda said...

Super Cute Card!! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Anita Be Stampin!

Lynn's scraps said...

What a beautiful baby card,Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges Lynnm

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, that image is adorable :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week & Good Luck!

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card Kathleen.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me this week.
Trish (-:

jonim52 said...

Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin and sharing this adorable card.

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for following our recipe at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Kim Duran said...

This is such a lovely card. Soft blues and aqua's are some of my favorites! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Jacqueline said...

I love the colours paired with that image. Adorable. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, the colours are just beautiful - Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!!

Yara said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Anita said...

This card looks so soft and pretty! The colors are just perfect. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Fiona Keel said...

stunning card Kathleen, love that you've used aqua for a boy's card, Fi x

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, so sweet! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

Pankti said...

Very sweet and cute baby card. Thanks for playing in "Anything Goes" with "My Grafico".


Ellis said...

Adorable card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's favorite challenge!
Hugs, Elenor

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I LOVE the widdle baby toes.

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

Shannon said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the different textures. Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Stampin Mindy said...

Love the papers and the lace. Darling card!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Hugs, Mindy

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