Thursday, 8 September 2011

OLW is back .....

... after their summer break, Susan and Jennifer are back hosting One Layer Wednesday - one of the first challenges I ever took part in.  This week's challenge is being hosted by Jennifer, OLW63 - We're back baby!  Jennifer would like us to make a baby card - the usual rules apply - the main one being is that you're NOT allowed to use layers!  And this week there is a chance to win some goodies from A-muse.

Now this challenge couldn't have been better timed for me.  I told you all that when Mum went home I let her help herself to some cards from my stash - well she totally cleared me out of sympathy, wedding and baby cards.  I'm still working on replacing them.  And not only that, I need a card to welcome a new little lady to our extended family - well not directly related to me, but to my Aunt's new great niece.

Grace Madeline was born on Saturday 3rd of September - she's absolutely beautiful.  And this card is for Emma and Tony - her very proud parents.  I hope to see them all later this year.



I couldn't decide what to use for this card - I've several sweet teddy images, but going through my stamp catalogue I came across this giraffe and thought it was really cute and a bit different.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position it centrally on the card.  Next I added this circle of hearts which seems just perfect for a baby card.  I inked up the both stamps with Versamark, added colour and stamped, and heat embossed with clear powder.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.  Finally I added a simple sentiment.  The card will be in the post today!

Stamps:  The Wild Ones (Giraffe) - Free with Quick Cards Made Easy; Waltzingmouse - L'il Buddies
Inks: Versamark;  Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso
Promarkers: Cerise, Baby Pink, Pale Pink, Leaf Green, Tan, Cinnamon, Terracotta, Warm Grey 1
Accessories:  Card from stash

Don't forget that today is your last opportunity to register for a chance to win my Blogversary Candy!   The link closes at midnight today and I'll be selecting the winner using Mr Random and posting details tomorrow.  That's all for now.  See you soon!

17 comments:

Jackie said...

A beautiful one layer card, very sweet image :o)
Jackie xx

Elborgi said...

so sweet! Just a wonderful card for a babygirl
Have to make one too- will have a grandchildgirl in October!
elma

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a sweet card Deborah...

Anne

Pauline said...

How lovely, such a cute image!

Michelle said...

Very cute, Deb! I'm working on my OLW card tonight. I'd forgotten how challenging I find one-layer! You've done a great job of it.

Paula (PEP) said...

This is delightful - nice to see something a bit different & I love giraffes.
Paula (PEP)

GinaA said...

Gorgeous baby girl card, love the giraffe.

Yvette said...

what a sweet card for a new baby, i really like what you have done with it :-)

Patrice said...

So cute!

Jenny said...

What a sweet card for a little cutie!
Love the circle of hearts framing the giraffe :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is very sweet and unusual!

Mynnette said...

This is such a sweet and wonderful card! I love using giraffes for baby cards...I used a giraffe image on my card, too! :) Thanks for sharing!!!!!

kingstonmama said...

Sweet card, Deborah. I love how the hearts frame that cute little giraffe. Ann

Pauline said...

This card is way too cute. Perfect for this challenge. TFS
Hugs
Pauline

Carol said...

Such a sweet, sweet card....adorable giraffe!

carol@copperashill.com said...

It's a cuddle in a card-- so wonderful!!
--coco

Jennifer Styles said...

Hearts and flowers and a giraffe oh my!

A totally sweet little baby card! Love it!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW63!

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