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Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Beginnings.

Good evening girls, I hope you are all feeling fine in spite of this very wintry weather. Today I have been very good - I can hear you thinking "for once!" Yeah, you're right. But today I have done my ironing in the afternoon,made tea, made sandwiches for hubby who goes back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off (lucky thing I only get 2 days each week) and now there is a BIG pot of tattie and leek soup simmering away on the cooker for tomorrow. I don't want to go near the kitchen now because I know the smell will be just fantastic. The pot is just full of potatoes and leeks and beef. It was made with a lovely piece of beef and it is all in the soup now. A meal in one pot! I'm just about drooling typing this lol!

Anyway I digress.....as usual! I just wanted to show you a card I made yesterday evening for a few challenges. I followed the lovely sketch from Sketch and Stash. Nothing like a good sketch to start off with. I coloured this lovely image from Pink Gem Designs. They have some beautiful images and they are a dream to colour with Promarkers. I used the lovely DP from Basic Grey and some peachy pink card for matting. This wasn't the colour of pink I intended to use but it seemed to go with the DP. I was a bit unsure about the wheels as I thought black would have been too dark with a pink and white pram. I suppose I could have used grey but this fawny sort of colour seemed to fit with the DP. The lovely lace is from Quixotic Paperie . Elaine has some lovely lace and I have this one in 3 different colours. Unfortunately you can't see it very well because the image is quite big and the picture is a bit wishy washy. I thought maybe I'd get a decent photo today as it was nice and bright...but no...it was too bright!! Not sure about the blue brads in the Prima flowers. The Basic Grey challenge is cream, pink and blue and although there are blue flowers in the DP I got it into my head that there was not enough blue in the card! I used nesties to cut out the image and the scalloped mat and a Stampin up edge punch to edge the pink card on the left.

I'm hoping to enter the following challenges with this card:-

Sketch and Stash :- Sketch and new stash - new Pink Gem image.
Stamp Something :- New somethings - new image, new baby card.
Basic Grey :- Basic Grey DP and cream, pink and blue.
Cupcake craft challenge :- Celebration.
Charisma Cardz :- Celebration.
Secret Crafter :- New beginnings.
Paperplay :- New beginnings.
Stamping for the weekend :- New beginnings.
By the Cute and Girly :- New - new stamp, new baby.
Fussy and Fancy :- New - new stamp, new baby.
Daring Cardmakers :- New beginnings.

I hope I've got all these right and that I'm in time. Maybe it would have been more smart to post this in the afternoon after all! Not to worry, I enjoyed making the card and it's always useful to have a spare new baby card in the house. I'll go and see if I've done everything right to enter these challenges.

Kat xx


  1. This is beautiful! Great coloring. Love that stamp! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

  2. Oh how cute is this :-) I love this image and you coloured it beautifully, the papers are gorgeous too :-) Lovely card :-)

    Thanks for joining us at the Sketch and Stash :-)
    Lols x x

  3. AWWW this is so cute, Kat:O) Love the adorable image, beautiful colouring. Gorgeous papers, great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  4. Lovely card hun, so cute! Lisa x

  5. Very cute card, Kat. Love the little one peeping out of the pram. There are a lot of new babies around atm!! I know of three (haven't made any cards for them yet, though!!)

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again.

    Julie :o)

  6. Fabulous card.Love the cute image. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck with the blog hop. Happy New year!!
    xx Vee

  7. Cute baby card, love the DP.

    Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

  8. This is adorable, love the colors and papers.
    Thanks for joining us on the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  9. Kat this is so sweet, glad to see i am not the only one trying to get into all the challenges early this year.
    i wish i was there enjoying the snow, they say be careful what you wish for, i wish it would snow here in Africa, right now its hot as hades

  10. Hi Kat,
    This is such a beautiful new baby card. I love the DP you have used. I think the fawn wheels look just right on this adorable image.
    Ooh your soup sounds wonderful! I am going to look up a recipe today and have a go a making some.
    Clare x

  11. very cute Kat and I love the flowery paper, great layout.thanks for sharing with by the cute and girly. janex

  12. so so adorable!! I just Love it!! Hugs Juls

  13. A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  14. cute card
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  15. Fabulously adorable card. Thank you for joining us at our Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop Challenge.

  16. Beautiful card, and such a cute image.
    Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
    Cathy xx

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  18. Lovely paper, gorgeous image. Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this week and good luck.

  19. HI KAt

    Glad to see you've joined us again this week, loving the card, you seem to be on a very good roll with your crafting at the moment, hope this snow isn't keeping you housebound cause that would be such a shame to have to stay in and craft all day.
    Good Luck and THanks

    Fiona x

  20. Sooo sweet..thank you for joining us at SFTW...

  21. Beautiful card, and such a cute image.

    Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers.

  22. This is gorgeous Kat, love that little cute image. Thanks for joinin in with the first Fussy and Fancy challenge, good luck

  23. So cute! What a sweet image! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  24. What a sweet card! Love the softness and that adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

  25. Simply adorable! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  26. aww this is so cute. Love the papers you have used and the image is really cute.
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
    Lora x


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