Sunday, 29 May 2011

CR84FN30 ....

.... another week has simply flown by, and we're here for this week's colour challenge at CR84FN


I do like the soft, gentle colours of this week's palette - light blue, light yellow and kraft.  Now when I first saw these colours I thought of beaches, sand dunes, soft seas - that kind of thing.  But, I couldn't come up with a design I liked.  So I went back to the inspiration photos - courtesy of Martha Stewart - and looked at the clothes - the pale blue shorts made me think of clothes for a baby boy. 

So my card was born!!  A sweet baby card.  I embossed some pale blue card with one of my Cuttlebug folders and matted that onto some light yellow pearl paper.  I stamped a circle of hearts in kraft ink which I embossed with clear powder so that it would be easy to colour the image with Promarkers.  I cut a mat layer in kraft card using my pinking circles.  The little teddy was stamped directly onto the circle and again on another piece of card so that I could layer the image and give a little depth.  I  added a simple sentiment using kraft ink.  It was only when I'd finished the card that I realised the teddy was just a little high up!  So to fix that I added a sweet blue nappy pin!!




Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - L'il Buddies;  Docrafts - Forever Friends Baby (FFS9061016S)
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake; Versamark
Promarkers:  Powder Blue, Pastel Yellow, Satin
Spellbinders:  Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) die #5; Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) die #5
Accessoreis:  Cuttlebug folder - Bloom Dots;  Ribbon and pin from stash




You can see the depth - very subtle, but it's there - on the teddy in this picture - love that circle of hearts!!

For more inspiration using these really pretty colours go and check out the Design Teams' blogs - we've great cards to share with you.

 
It's also time for us to say goodbye and thank you to Lin - our brilliant Guest Designer for May - I've really enjoyed seeing her cards and sharing her inspiration this month.  Please do check out her blog and leave some love.

Lin - Guest Designer for May

That's all from me for today.  I plan on having a day out with my children - I think we're going out for a special lunch.  I'll see you tomorrow - I should have a card or three to share :)  Have a good day.

34 comments:

Davi said...

Such a precious baby card you have created! Happy Birthday...hope your day is filled with joy!

pink latte said...

Beautiful baby card!

Happy Birthday Deborah!!! )))))

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Birthday Deb!! What a sweet card! The embossed background looks great and that little safety pin is THE perfect embellishment for your baby card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day:0)
Love your pretty card, smashing colours and lots of texture, lovely:0) xxx

Pauline said...

Such a sweet baby card, love Forever Friends, a lovely image. Happy birthday, have a lovely lunch out with your children, hope you get spoilt rotten! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

So pretty - and such lovely soft colours too. Vx

Jenny said...

I think a baby boy card is spot on for those colours too, super cute card Deborah. Have a great day and Happy Birthday :)
Jenny x

Sue Ann said...

LOVE this baby card and the embossing is just perfect. Happy Birthday TO YOU!!!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Such a darling image. I love your details- the pin, your use of circles throughout and the pinking circle makes it really pop.

Suzanne C said...

Happy Happy Birthday week! Love that you are going to celebrate all week. Beautiful sweet baby card. The little bear is adorable and the pin the perfect touch!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Your card is precious! I just love the pinking circles! It really makes the bear pop!
Happy birthday to Deborah! Happy birthday to yooooooooooooo!

Regina said...

such a sweet card!
Regina*

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, what a sweet sweet card! Love the embossed background. And Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is full of good things.

carole said...

Hey Deborah, I've heard that it is your birthday tooday, so happy birthday !!!!!!
And also grat card, very soft !

GinaA said...

This is georgeous, I love the ribbon extending over the card.

Katiejane said...

You sure were right to go with the "baby boy" theme, this looks FAB!
Katie x

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a sweet baby card, love the popped up image and the wonderful embossing! Enjoy your birthday week!

Sue Lelli said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday Dear Debra! Happy Birthday to You!!!!
LOVE your baby card and the nappy pin is such a great detail! LOVE all of the embossing, too! Super FAB card!

Paula said...

I like the layered pinking circles - really effective with that hearts circle. The depth on the image is a lovely touch & that was good thinking with the safety pin - had you not said no-one would have been any wiser. Hope you've had a good family lunch too.
Paula (PEP)

Shannon White said...

Wishing you And Absolutely Fabulous Birthday Miss Deborah!
Love your Darling Baby card! Just Wonderful!

Hugs!
Shannon

Lin said...

Such a sweet card - love the little pin and the hearts surrounding the Teddy.
And I hope your birthday is a very special one!

Andrea M said...

Hope you have a great birthday this week Deb!!!
Your card is so darn cute! I LOVE the safety pin!!! Really beautiful baby card! I though the same thing when I saw these colors - great minds think alike :) Great work!

Maria said...

What a sweet baby card! The added safety pin is too cute!!! Wishing you a wonderful happy birthday!:-))

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a sweet card, Deb! Love the darling image and safety pin embellie!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! Hugs!

Susan Hogan said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you....etc. Hope the special lunch was a good one and that the day was spectacular! Love your card also. So sweet.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love the textures created by the embossing :o)
Jackie xx

Grace said...

happy birthday to you!!
happy birthday to you!!
happy birthday dear deb!!
happy birthday to you!!

lynn said...

have a wonderful bd, deb! adorable bear on your very sweet card!

kelly said...

great baby card, I love the Crumb cake trim around the circle.
Kelly xx

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!!! Love that sweet image & embossing :) Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Alex said...

Love this adorable baby card, great job with this Deborah :)

Alex x

Silke Ledlow said...

Deb, this is one super sweet baby card! Happy belated birthday to you...hope you had a fabulous day! Hugs ~S~

Deb Hickman said...

Happy Birthady !!!! Such a sweet baby card, love the cute image.xxx

Dru said...

So so cute ~ love the sweet little image...

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