Sunday 16 August 2015

Hello Grandparents

Hi Everyone, well I told you I would be back soon haha. So remember the first baby card I made well the proud Mom asked me if I could make a card she could send to her Mom & Dad sort of saying hello from the little one and she could send some pics with. I gave her an idea of what I had in mind and she said it was just what she was thinking of so off I went.

The card is as usual an 8x8 card (watch this space, there will a different size coming soon (0: )

The papers are a mix mainly from pixel scrapper but not sure which ones, for the LO I used a sketch from a very talented crafting lady Jules from Always with a heart. Where this lady gets her time to make sketches let alone anything else with all the lovely wedding invites she makes (plus we all know her from quick cards mag etc)is beyond me if you don’t know of her head over to her blog you’ll love it.

Anyway here is the sketch I used I think it is No 8 in the list but don’t hold me to it.
I held back from usual urge to distress the edges I did however have to ink them (you know how I hate white edges) I used worn lipstick (haha my dodgy one I’ll explain in a mo)and bundled sage.

Right my story with the worn lipstick ink pad well I was doing some inking and my spun sugar was a little dry so I got out my re-inker so that I could .. re ink it only in my haste to do so I had forgotten that I had just used worn lipstick and not put the lad back on so I poured my spun sugar reinker all over my worn lipstick ink pad. (Hhhhhhmmmmm I was NOT happy)but I should expect nothing less from myself I am blonde after all (hahaha)so I had to purchase a lovely new moist fresh worn lipstick (and a couple of others to keep it company in the post)and my lesson is learned (for now) always put the lids on!!!!!!!!!

Anyhoo back to the card I punch  6 hearts out 3 in 2 different sizes and inked with clear ink the frantaged and embossed with holographic embossing powder (so a large frantaged heart had a small holographic one in the centre and vise versa) then I added a gem the the small one set aside to be added later

The image is a mo manning called ‘fairy sleepy’ I love Mo’s fairies and this one is perfect for baby cards. I coloured her in (her because it’s a girl card) with pro markers and polychrome pencils (taking tips from some of the very talented ladies over at mo’s) Now I know a lot of people when they colour this image do the base a grass (I think that’s how it’s intended) but I was thinking more of a fluffy soft rug which is why mine is pink. Then it was on to the background for this I used old paper, antique linen, frayed burlap pumice stone and a touch of walnut stain.

Once coloured in I die cut the image with a circle die (xcuts) then glittered the wings, I then added string pearls to the edges (which I did distress  only because I needed a lip to adhere the pearls to) Oh I forgot to say I had added the sentiment to the image before printing off.

I then added the hearts I had made earlier and a double fussy bow made with green organza and pink satin ribbon and that was all I did embellishing wise I didn’t want to crowd the image to much and I think I did pretty well in holding back (haha)

The insert was made using matching papers and I did the same as I did in my last card in that I used a faded out image to go behind the verses.
As this card was a sort of congratulations to the Grandparents as well as hello I found a couple of verses that seemed to fit so I decided to use both (well why not?).

And there you have it job done I hope you like it and I will see you very soon
I will leave you with a list of challenges I would like to enter it into and another look at the gorgeous image 

Thanks for popping over and leaving some love
Happy crafting

 Challenges Frame it New beginnings (new baby) celebrations Use something new(stamp was new for this design) Fairies ATG Bright and beautiful 


Dortesjs said...

waue, great cards love the way you colour, sweet sweet

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacki. Oh well, what a beauty this is. I love the Sketch that you have used, its just perfect for your card. Great choice of papers and I just love the added textures with the hearts and beads. What a wonderful keepsake it is. I am sure the recipients will love it.
Cant wait for the next creation now, and its a different size too, hahahahahahaha.
Have a lovely evening. No crafting for me today, body will not let me. Will speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

KandA said...

Hi Jacki, what a fabulous card and the image is so sweet xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this is so very beautiful and so very girly, I'm sure the Grandparents will shed a little tear when they get this. Love the colours you used too and a such beautiful verse.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I have already said I love this so pretty card . so with my DT hat on, I will just say - Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Claire said...

Gorgeous! That image is adorable and beautifully coloured too. Thanks so much for joining our 'Something new' Challenge over at Polkadoodles
Claire xx

Jules said...

Ahh Jacki .. .. your card is super beautiful!

I love that sweet image with all its sparkle. I have never made a card from a baby to grandparents .. what a lovely thought.

Your use of my sketch is brilliant. So pleased you like them enough to want to use them. Thank you for the shout out too. You are very kind and have even made me blush a little.

Had to smile at your distress ink pad story. I have just had a new one called "something amber". It feels so heavy compared to my others. Think I need to do some re-inking!!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

p.s. loving your pencil cursor too!!

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card Jacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

~ginny said...

Ahh Jacki - what a great choice of an image for this purpose - and you made her so wonderful with the glitter on her wings & putting her on a fluffy pink rug! Beautiful coloring! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#137 – ATG / no Twist]
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Naomi Johnson said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely sentiment too. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Tina said...

Gorgeous absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT) x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a brilliant image and lovely colours.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

coops said...

so gorgeous jacki.really pretty design and image and i love your fabulous bows ;D

xx coops xx

Bev said...

such a gorgeous image and a lovely soft finish to the card thanks for joining in the 'Something New' challenge over at Polkadoodles

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Jacki - such a sweet image - lovely work - Michelle x

Penny said...

My first thoughts were WOW, then i looked further and I have to say this is just beautiful, such a stunning card. Thanks so much for playing in the use something new challenge with Polkadoodles Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.