Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Baby card for Alison

If you have seen Katharina and the Whiff of Joy DT's blogs this week you will know that they would love lots of baby cards to be sent to Alison Acton, the fabulous designer of party animals and Henry mouse stamps at Whiff of Joy! I just had to join in! Imagine how great it will be when Alison opens all this mail!

I decided to try colouring Lou Celebrating Monkey in baby boy colours to see if it would work as I really wanted to use one of Alison's own images and the only others I have are Henry Christmas Mouse! I was a bit worried it wouldn't look like a new baby card but I'm really pleased with the result so went ahead and used Lou!

The "So Sweet" is from Sugar Nellie, perfect for a baby card don't you think? The cord I have recycled from something, don't know what now, I recycle so many bits of cord from labels and things LOL!
Hanging from the cord is this gorgeous baby shoe charm from The Hobby House, it is so cute!
The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey Wisteria and I have torn them and distressed them with antique linen and faded jeans distress inks and done a double row of stitching. I also used my doiley lace punch along the edge of the cream paper where it overlaps the blue paper. The sentiment is from the Whiff of Joy baby sentiments set, stamped with faded jeans distress ink.
The flowers have been spritzed with glimmer mist and the roses I rubbed with faded jeans ink before spritzing, they were plain white originally.

Inside I carried my sketch through and stamped "Congratulations on your bundle of joy" from the Whiff of Joy sentiments set and added a couple of flowers.
I used part of Willow with toddler in an oval on the inside also.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking. This is winging its way to Alison and her husband Jim now so hopefully she will have her beautiful little boy by the time it gets there! It is so exciting to think how many cards she will receive! x


Claire Ellen Designs said...

This is lovely Jane, I am sure Alison will adore it, great details, hugs, Claire xx

joey said...

Oh Jane this is absolutely gorgeous, fantastic detail, love the follow through to the inside.

Marga said...

Ohh I love your card Jane! Your style is fabulous. I love how you decorated the inside too, and all the details, its just breathtaking!
xx Marga

Rach said...

gorgeous sweetie, a really beautiful card, i am sure that Alison and Jim will treasure it.xx

Juls said...

wow this is just gorgeous!!

having a {me} day said...

Ohhh tooo cute! I love it and so much detail. Gorgeous card. kxx

cats whiskers said...

Oj Jane Alison and Jim are just going to adore this wonderful card, you are amazing hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim. said...

Such a beautiful card Jane, love the colours, the image used is a great one for a boy and how you have carried the design through. Its gorgeous.
Kim xXx

Marina said...

Wow! What a nice card Jane!
So beautiful colours and details, colouring and design are gorgeous.


Giò said...

ohhh!! Jane I love your card .... it's soooo sweet!! The inside is beautiful too:)


Scrapmumur said...

OH...this is gorgeous card!
Lovely details and colours.
Thank you so much for joining in special challenge.
Alison will love your card.
Hugs, mumur.

Frances said...

simply stunning Jane and it was so thoughtful of you to try and use one of Alison's own images on the front - it works beautifully. Thanks for taking part. Fran x