Monday, 7 January 2013

Moon Baby

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post

Good Morning again my crafty friends!

It's time for the first challenge of 2013 over at Lexi's Creations and Susan is really easing us into the New Year gently as our challenge topic this week is Anything Goes ... so there can be NO excuses for not coming over and sharing your projects with us this fortnight!!!

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is our very own Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts  - your one-stop shop for all of Lexi's gorgeous digital images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. With postage and packing at just £1.50 and Free if you spend over £10, make sure you check out those goodies!  The prize for this week's lucky winner is 5 of Lexi's lovely digital images from the On-line Store. 

As usual, the DT has also been let loose in there (thanks Lexi!) and this is the card I have made to show to you today using one of Lexi's wonderful sentiments:

I'm sorry but it's another grey day, and it's playing havoc with my ability to take better photos.

My card recipe is as follows:

  •  Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White, which I cut, scored and folded (using my Clevercut) to make a 15cm square card
  •  Design Papers - are from the Strawberry Kisses CD-Rom and I have tweaked them using the in-built 'Colouriser' to get the shades of lemon and lilac that I wanted.
  • Image - is by Stef H (Glitterbabe) and is called Asleep on the Moon - this is the first time I've printed out this "oh so cute small one", even though I won it in the 2011-12 Holiday Open House at The Crafter's Cafe! Unfortunately this digi has now been retired, although you can find some of Stef's other creations at Floppy Latte Digital Designs. I brought this little sleepy head to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - EB1, EB2
    • BabyGro - LV1, LV2
    • Moon - GB3, GB4, GB5
    • Outline - IG1
    • Clouds - Chalk in Royal Blue
    • Stars & a bit of sparkle added to Moon - Versamark Pen and Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Sentiments - the large one is called "Sugar 'n' Spice" and it is by Lexi of Fairy Dust Crafts - just perfect for a card for a new baby girl!!! I exported the image into my word processing package and then resized it so it fitted a shape I was happy with.  The "New Baby" tape is one I've used before and it comes from the Baby Tags Set by Claire Keay of Jellypark - I got this when I was a GDT with the Jellypark Challenge Team in April.. I then tool distressed the edges of them both, and colour distressed them using Chalk in Violet.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a good day!
Hugs, Helen x


    1. Beautiful card Helen, love the image and the sentiment.

      Hugs Julie x

    2. What an adorable card for a new baby Helen. The sentiment is perfect with it xx

    3. fabulous card Helen - hope you had a good Christmas and wishing you a fabulous 2013 xx

    4. Gorgeous card!
      Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
      Helen x

    5. This is such a pretty card Helen, such a cute image and sweet sentiment.

    6. What a sweet moon baby and I love how you've done the sentiments. Thanks for playing along with the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

    7. Fabulous card and I adore your clouds, they really make this wondeful image stand out!

    8. A wonderful card. I love the image and the clouds are fab.
      Nikki x

    9. Another awesome card for the new challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. Those clouds look fabulous with the blue chalk. It's always a delight to see chalk used in paper raft land:)

    10. Beautiful sweet card. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

      Pam x

    11. Beautiful Baby card,I love the image and your cloud background is fabulous....Thank you for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and for entering the DT call,good luck...
      Mandy x

    12. Beautiful - I love that little image and the way you've coloured it.

      Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem.

      Helen x


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    Helen x