Tuesday, 11 January 2011

For a child - part two ...

... yesterday I posted a card that I'd made for the One Stop Craft Challenge 113 - which was to make a card for a child, and I told you that I'd actually made two cards.  But I was a tease, and kept one back for today!!  This card was also made using the "Help for Katie" stamp set that is available on Jak Heath's blog - helping to raise funds for Katie and her family.

In the stamp set there are lots of super images, but I feel in love with this whale - designed by Shawn - Studio 313 - it's so cute and has lots of greetings to go with it.  I printed it off and cut it out with my trusty Spellbinders die and coloured with promarkers.  I decided to make the card base the sea - so I coloured it with my distress inks, added some seaweed, an old ship wheel, some fish and mounted the coloured whale image onto some blue fabric (free with a sewing magazine).  I added some faux stitching in green onto the fabric (sewing machine still not out of moth balls yet!).  I added the birthday greeting - using foam pads for a little dimension.

Stamps:  Jak Heath - Help for Katie set (digi-images from lots of designers); Waltzingmouse Stamps - Half Pint Heroes; See D's - Boys Toys; Stampin' Up! - the ship wheel - don't know the name of the set
Inks: Distress - Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China;  Memento - Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Pottered Clay, Antique Linen
Promarkers: Cool Grey 1, 2, 3; Blush, Meadow Green, Bright Green
Spellbinders:  Labels 9 die #5 and #6; Big Scalloped Ovals (S4-251) - die #2

That's all for now.  Lots to do today - which should keep me out of mischief!!  Do drop by again later this evening.


  1. Great fun child's card, love your background :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Fab card for a child - love the cute image and background you've made :o) Lisa x

  3. What a gorgeous card! I really like the way you've blended your inks and added the fish and all the other nautical details.

  4. I love the tesxture & movement in your sea, the coloured fish looks so realistic & the old wheel is a good piece of wreckage, again your background shading is impressive.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Such a lovely and cute card for a child. You did a fabuluos job; the card is beautiful!

  6. Fabulous card i love the image. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  7. A wonderful card for a child

    Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!


  8. Deborah, I love this one... what a fab image!
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at One Stop Crafts this week!


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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