Thursday, January 02, 2014

A Special Card



Hi everyone.  I'm sharing a special card that I gave to my DS and DDIL to celebrate the birth of their first child.  I had so much fun making this card!! :)

I'm getting back into the swing of things and have made a few cards the past few days.  It's so nice to be back in the studio creating.  I'm hoping to have time to play more later today, but have the task of taking down the Christmas tree and decorations today ... always do it on Jan. 2.  Time to move into the new year.

I'm also hoping to clean and organize my studio over the next while.  I have bought/received many new toys lately and need to made room for them.  I was hoping hubby would agree to taking down a wall and me expanding my space ... but apparently, he doesn't think that's a good idea :)  So I need to make do with the room I have and that means getting rid of some items that I've been holding on to for along time, but never use.  Time to downsize!

More about today's card ... the digi image is from Tiddly Inks and the large sentiment I found on a site called Gottapixel.net.  I just googled "a star is born digital stamp" and this came up - perfect!

I printed the image onto my card front and colored it with Copics.  I stamped the gingham pattern in Pool Party ink and paper pieced the blanket and added a strip on the side - love these colors together.

I added some dazzling diamonds to all the stars to give them some sparkle and shine.

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Before I go, here's another picture of my beautiful grandson Cooper ... just six days old in this photo.  Isn't he precious??




Stamps:  Sleep Tight Baby (Tiddly Inks); A Star is Born (Gottapixel.net); Gingham wheel (SU!)
Paper:  White
Inks:  Pool Party; Copics:  Y21, Y32, YR24, E00, E01
Accessories & Tools:  dazzling diamonds, Caribbean twine (The Twinery), adhesives, and dimensionals


I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Simon Say's Something New challenge
Inkspirational #46 - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground #105
Little Red Wagon #218 - New Beginnings



26 comments:

MaryH said...

Lovely new grandson, and thanks so much for sharing this sweetness with us. Lucky you, to have a new baby to play with & enjoy along with your new craft goodies. Really sweet card too, & I predict it will be saved in his baby book. Hope your New Year was lovely and can't wait to see your new creations. TFS & Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson, Loll! He's BEAUTIFUL!!! May God Bless him always!

I love your card, too! Perfect for a new baby boy! The sentiment is perfect, and I love that you added a bit of sparkle to it as well!

Good luck with all of your cleaning and organizing...I'm dreading it myself, but it must be done!

Karen B said...

Loll, this card is almost as precious as Cooper........you can feel the love that went into making it.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Oh Loll, how adorable. Both the card and the child with that little bit of light hair!

Nonni said...

Cooper looks very very cute! Congratulations again. Yous card is great, the image and sentiment go so well together. xx

Deepti said...

oh wow! your card is as cute as Cooper :), Love it

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats on your gorgeous grandson, Cooper! He's simply adorable, Loll! What a wonderful card for his parents...love the paper pieced blanket!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A gorgeous card and a gorgeous Grandson Loll - he looks soooooo cuddly - bet you had the best Christmas ever!!
Sylvia xxx

Bonnie said...

A darling card for a beautiful baby boy! I hope you're getting lots of cuddle time.

Susan said...

What a perfectly adorable card for your sweet little grandson! You must be enjoying him so much!

Jayne said...

Such a sweet card and Congrats on being a Grandma.....what a great Christmas present! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Little Red Wagon this week and a Happy New Year to you.

Gramma Sarah said...

Congratulations on your first grandchild - Cooper is so adorable. Love the card too. Glad you are back from a restful (?) holiday! By the way, my favorite of your 5 is the first one - oval with the flowers. I used the idea for a card for a daughter last year.

sandie said...

Cooper sure looks like a star to me and so very cute! Love the gingham touch on the blanket x

Laura Sterckx said...

Fabulous card! The baby image is colored beautifully and I love the way you did the twine! :) The photo of Cooper is so adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Heather said...

An adorable card Loll, a lovely design and such a sweet image. Cooper is a real sweetie!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Danielle Vincent said...

So cute Loll - I'm sure they will love this card. The gingham blanket is such a wonderful touch. Hugs D

kay said...

Adorable card and congratulations on the arrival of your grandson x

Di said...

Oh Loll - what a gorgeous card, and I so agree that the paper pieced blanket is just perfect.

Even more perfect is baby Cooper - a little star indeed!

Hugs, Di xx

Anonymous said...

So adorable, Loll ... that's Cooper and your card ... I love the sentiment! Anita :)

Barbara Murphy said...

Cooper is so handsome!!! Only the best parents get to become grandparents :)

This card is perfection! I love the gingham panel, the sentiment and the bits of sparkle!

Karen M said...

Happy new year Loll and I wish you every happiness for 2014! I love your gorgeous card...those colours are so pretty & little cooper is totally adorable - I bet you are enjoying him! Hugs xx

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Congrats on the birth of your grandson. Happy New Year to you and yours.

LOVE the card you made for the new arrival. Very stylish.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen D said...

Good luck with the downsize Loll. This card is just so sweet, your DS and DDIL will love it. Wee Cooper is a cutie.:-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Loll!!!! Isn't being a grandma the BEST thing ever?!!! He's a cutie for sure! I love your card too! Adorably colored and designed… so sweet! oh wow, downsize? I don't know how to do that. I just keep piling up and walking over.. ugh. Fortunately it's just my stamp stuff and not the whole house like that! lol Happy 2014 to you and yours! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Benzi said...

Oh, your card is adorable but Cooper takes the show. What a precious baby. I know you're just in heaven with this little bundle to love. I do love your card and the little blankie is just so sweet.

Lisa Lara said...

A huge congratulations Loll. Oh Cooper is so sweet. I am so happy you showed a pic of him. You deserve the joy. I love that sweet card. I am just now getting caught up....