Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Simon Says Stamps Challenge DT - New Beginnings

My second post of the day!! It is time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamps challenge and starting from this challenge the generous Heidi is offering a $50 vourcher for the Simon Says Stamp store!!! How amazing is that for a prize??? This will be our prize every week!!! Thank you Heidi!!

Our challenge this week is "New Beginnings". This could be a new baby, new home, new job or even new year!! I must say it was so nice to be able to do a pink girly card after all the Christmas cards!! This is a possible card for my cousin. She is expecting a baby soon but we do not know if it is a boy or a girl so I thought I'd get ahead and make one of each LOL!! I had the idea for this card for a while now. I thought it would be lovely to make a card with Tilda blowing bubbles over the sleeping baby! It also meant I could make an acetate card which I love doing!! The card base is acetate and I have stamped the new years swirl from Magnolia around the edge with white stazon. Bubbling Tilda was coloured with copics and cut out. I also stamped her with white stazon onto the acetate so that I had the bubbles on the acetate. I have then covered the bubbles with stickles. I think you can just see the bubbles on this photo!

I added a tulle bow together with some Prima flowers and basic grey buttons from my stash directly onto the acetate front.

To make the card neat from all angles I glued Bubbling Tilda to a piece of patterned paper before I cut her out so that the back of her looks pretty too.
Underneath the acetate is the sweet sleeping baby from Magnolia. I have followed the gorgeous sketch from The Sweet Stop for the layout. Most of the papers are by Magnolia and i have sewn them and inked with victorian velvet distress ink. The lace border is a doo hickey die and the crumpled ribbon and doiley are from my stash.

On the back of the card i added some more Magnolia paper and the sentimnt is from Whiff of Joy's baby sentiments collection.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Say Stamps challenge! Thanks for looking! x


Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

Your selection of cards is absolutely amazing!! Love them all !

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

Your selection of cards is absolutely amazing!! Love them all !

Debbie said...

Another stunner of a card...Love how the angel is blowing "kisses" (bubbles) over the sweet...Great job

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Jane, this card is absolutely gorgeous, bubbling Tilda is my favourite Tilda of all (I only have 2!)and by putting her on acetate you've made your card so special. Love the colours and the bow is so pretty:0) xxx

Shazza said...

what a lovely idea and a beautiful card, love it Jane x

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Jane,

I have just one word GOR-GÉ-OUS !!!!!


Teresa said...

Happy New Year, love Teresa xx

Andrea C said...

gorgeous work as always x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Jane!! I just love your design with the acetate front and the images!! You are so talented girl!! Love everything about this creation!

Teresa said...

Really pretty Jane so sweeeet!
Teresa x

Mandy said...

Happy New Year hun.
Your card is stunning, so many beautiful details to look at, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Aussie Loz said...

this is gorgeous Jane, the bubbling Tilda on the acetate is a great idea and I just love all the pink! ♥

Ultramum said...

What a fabulous card for a new baby :-)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous as ever Jane. Just love how you have put the two stamps together and your clever design. Love it !

Happy New Year.


Jo xxx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Jane :-) very cute images and I love the way you made this ,,, brilliant !!! :-)

Lols x x x

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Jane, the combination of the two images and the clever way you accomplished the finished look with the acetate inspires me, thanks for sharing xxx

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Such stunning work, Jane!! I love the layout, stitching, lace and of course the gorgeous images from Magnolia. You put it together so beautifully!

Happy New Year!
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