Friday, 14 January 2011

First card this year - Whose Babies Are You?

Hi everyone, at last I have a card to show! My mojo went AWOL what with Christmas and the flu and everything, but a challenge set by my good crafting friend Sara (SaraBee from DoCrafts) to use a photograph on a card got the inspiration going.  I also had some fab new digi papers that I won in a blog candy that I was really eager to use and this tempted my mojo back home.

Renkata from Scrap & Stamp With Friends (don't you think that's the nicest blog title?) offered some blog candy recently which I was lucky enough to win.  She gave gift certificates from as candy, so I bought a bundle of papers and scrapping images which you'll see on my card - the 2 papers, the patchwork border and the hearts were all part of the bundle. They're so yummy and just beg to be used.  Thanks again, Renkata, I love the candy :)   I added a bit of bling in the form of pearls to finish it all off.

Now, can you guess who the little girl is?  You might have seen her photo in blogland already, lol.  I thought this would be a fun idea for a valentines card for the little boy, what do you think? 

I am entering this card in a few challenges.
Using the new papers I got from the blog candy:
Pollycraft Challenge - New Things
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Something New
Creative Cottage - Something New

The Love theme:
The Secret Crafter - With Love
Lexis Creations - Say It With Love
Southern Girls - Totally Loved Up

The pearls:
Ooh La La Creations Challenges - Bling It On

The sentiment:
Aud Sentiment Challenge - 2-word sentiment

Happy New Year to you all. 

Carole x


chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. LOve your papers.
You haven't change a bit?

McCrafty's Cards said...

wow Carole it is absolutely fabulous, I love the papers and the photo's and lovely , and the frilled lace, I could go on and on.
glad your better.
Kevin xx

Janette said...

Awwww, Carole, this is so beautiful, what a lovely idea, sweet and mushy and perfect for Valentines day..xxxxxxx

Joan Ervin said...

Hi Carole...I'm sooo glad you are feeling better!!! Your Valentine is just wonderful and heartfelt to use the pictures and I love all the beautiful details you added!!!! This will be a real keepsake for many years to come!!!

Jackie said...

It's brilliant Carole, great idea and the photographs are lovely :o)
Jackie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a lovely card with some very pretty images. Well done on your blog candy!

Teresa said...

Hi Carole, Your card is so beautiful, I've only just found Nitwit papers and totally love them, can't get enough! I love the little hearts on your card too. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Teresa xx

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Carole! I love the images, gorgeous papers and wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges and good luck! Delphine xx

Doreen said...

Hi Carole I love your card the layout is the photo's.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La

lindyloo said...

Hello Carole I love your card what a super layout thanks for playing along with us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

sue said...

Beautiful! And I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Carole, what a gorgeous card. The photos are so sweet and I love your new papers. Thanks for joining in with my “something new” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Renkata said...

wow Carole, this is so romantic and lovely.
The papers are very cute,mmmmm I think I must go shopping :) You have done stunning work dear.
I am so happy that you won.
Yes you can have the last one :) I am feeling a bit gilty that I eat them all :)

Vicky said...

Totally adorable Carole!
Love the cute photo's and gorgeous papers too :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is so very beautiful, lovely work. Kim

Julie said...

Helloooo!!!! This is so wonderfully vintage, Carole - great papers and I love the ruched lace!! So glad I found you in blog land, I'm a bad cyber sis!! Sorry to hear you were struck with the flu, but glad to hear you're on the mend!! Juliexx

Jami said...

Carole, glad you are back to blogging! I missed you! Such a lovely card - beautiful papers and love how you tucked the lace in there!!

Lexi said...

Oh bless this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful Creation!!!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations Challenges. Good luck!

lalkygirl said...

what a fantastic idea for a card ,i love it,love the embellies you chose they are perfect
thabks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Julie said...

This is just so sweet and precious! Beautiful pics and papers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, I love the design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Carol, such a keepsake
Thanks for joining us at Creative Cottage this week

mandi xx

Miria said...

Hi, Carole. What a special card, I love the papers and how you used the photos! Thank you for joining Lexi's Creations, Miria xx

Audrey said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Wendi said...

Wow this is gorgeous I love that lace border
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Unknown said...

This is so cute and romantic! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for "All Loved Up" and good luck!
Alicia xx

jeanie g said...

Oh I just found this card Carole, it's beatiful, I don't think you've changed a bit!! I love the whole thing but the side photo really shows of the lovley detailing you've done. xx