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Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Arrival

How are you today? I hope you have had a good day and all is well in your part of the world. I had a quiet morning at home and then joined 3 other friends for our Thursday craft group, We started off at the church I attended hoping to meet a need in the community but it just never got off the ground. The area is only five minutes from the city and I suppose a lot of people worked and those that didn't just weren't interested. I am the co-ordinator of the group and as I no longer attend that church we meet at Jane's house as she has a nice big table and LOL, air-conditioning!!! We started off with about 8 people and some of them have moved on and been replaced by a couple of others. There were 7 of us last year and now we usually have between 3-5 regulars. We always enjoy our get togethers.
I don't usually make cards during class time, but mainly stamp and colour images for later use, today I shocked the girls by finishing a whole card, LOL.
Here it is, I made it for a young couple at church who have just had a baby boy named Samuel.
I started with SU Night of Navy for the cardbase, a layer of SU Bashful blue, distressed the edges. The Dp is a scrap from stash. I then layered another scrap of a different DP onto Bashful blue and again onto Night of Navy, Both these pieces of card were distressed. I tied a strip of ribbon around this little layer and then took another length of ribbon and threaded it through the first ribbon and tied a bow, a new way of making a ribbon for me. The image is from SU called "Bringing the Baby" and was borrowed from Jane, I coloured little sections with Copic Markers and matted with the two blue cardstocks which I distressed as well. Sentiment is from a retired SU set and inked in Pacific Blue. I used the word window punch and the decorative label punch and added some bright blue bling to finish it off.
All card except for the basecard was also from my scrap stash, hope this qualifies for Pixie's Challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following,
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - "What's new Pussycat"
Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge - no. 5
The pic with the stork is the front of the card and the other pic is the inside.
By the way, I just found out one of my cards was picked in the top three for a sketch challenge at Come and Get it Challenges. Thanks Jane for letting me know.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
inside of card

card front


  1. Hi there Sandy .
    Might have to see Jane and beg an invite to visit you all one Thursday..
    Love your baby card .Lovely image with the distressing on the frame adding some texture too .

  2. Lovely cards! I love the colors! Sounds like your crafty group is a lot of fun! I would love to have a crafty group but I don't know people in the neighborhood who craft. Hugs, Hanneke

  3. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  4. Great welcome baby card!
    Love the colors!

  5. Love your card Sandy,love the

  6. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. This is adorable Sandy, love the shade of blue you've used. Hope hubby is doing okay. Carol x
    PS thanks for sharing at Crafty Ann's too!

  8. Oh, this is sweet. I love a small group where you can do your own thing. My group often justs colors images for later use. I hope the new couple knows how special this card is.

  9. A lovely card Sandy...such sweet images and lovely blue colour tones.
    Its so nice to craft in a group and to share ideas and techniques.
    Thank your for your lovely comments on my blog and I will also join you as a follower.


  10. Your little team sounds fab - wish I could come along too!

    What a wonderful baby card - the inside is lovely too!

  11. Gorgeous card, how you did the inside....makes it even more special!

  12. Gorgeous card, Sandy. Those little feet are so precious!
    A group of us that were on the same forum and lived fairly local to each other used to meet up for a crafty day in a craft shop that was owned by another forum member. When the shop closed the group disbanded but I kept in touch with a couple of ladies who I can say have turned out to be very dear friends. They would come and visit me, I don't drive and it wouldn't be practical for me health-wise to visit them. We used to do crafty things but we soon ended up not unpacking stash and ended up just having a nice day together with lots of nattering and lunch thrown in! We occasionally craft but only if we want to borrow each others stuff lol
    Margaret xx

  13. Really sweet card Sandy.Perfect for a new arrival and decorating the inside is a lovely touch - super use of snippets too of course :) Di xx

  14. Hi, Sandy! What a lovely sweet card! Love the color. Love the images and sentiments. Love the polka dot background as well!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and left me such a lovely comment!

  15. Such beauty, love the color of blue polk a dots and image.Storke is soaring. Very nice

  16. Brilliant new baby card. I love the way you've decorated the card inside AND outside! It's gorgeous and I'm sure they're very pleased with it. xxx

  17. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x


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