Friday, 16 March 2012

Sweet Friend - another wee card and Arihanna's first photos

Morning Everyone,

From deepest, dampest Ayr, I hope you are all well and perhaps enjoying, if not sunny, at least drier weather wherever you are.

I finally managed to complete this wee card started a couple of weeks ago but the finish delayed due to the move - enough said!

The cute topper is one from an embossing folder, Cindy Loo collections by Cuttlebug, that has four topper shapes included in it - very useful. This one features two woodland friends, a deer and a squirrel in what I think is an orchard ... well, it is an orchard now with gems to represent lovely juicy red apples. I coloured the embossed side with ProMarkers in greens, greys and browns and added tiny gems for eyes. All the edges are inked with yellow DI. The embossed trim along the edge of the card was done using a border folder. This edge was trimmed down and a piece of scalloped edge punched DP adhered.

To conceal the back of the green trim, he inside is trimmed with the other DP, also scalloped edged. The strip of green DP is there to disguise the line that was left during the embossing process.

The back has the patterned paper wrapped around from the front on one side and the leftover half of the scalloped circle from the front too - well, it seemed a shame not to use it :)

Materials used to make this card:

  • Kraft card trimmed to make a 4" square card
  • White card for embossing and the die-cut greeting circle 
  • The paper is from Basic Gray's Out of Print 6"x6" pad - currently one of my favourites because there's a nice mix of designs featuring taken from books and newspapers, I think. The selection includes designs suitable for male and female cards making it a very useful collection to have.
  • Embossing folders all by Cuttlebug, Cindy Loo and Just My Type
  • Die: Spellbinders Splendid Circle
  • Stamp: Everyday Greetings from Wild Rose Studio
  • Inks: TH Scattered Straw, Memento Rich Cocoa
  • ProMarkers, various greens, browns, and greys
  • From stash: card candy, Oranges & Lemons; Anita's gems

It's been long awaited but the EM has finally worked out how to email photos from his mobile to me so here is the first photos of our beloved great-niece Arihanna.

Apologies for the quality - the next job will be discovering how to improve that on his mobile. Arihanna was not too impressed with her great-uncle snapping away.

That's my huge sausage fingers in foreground :(

Yesterday evening she decided to join in her Granny's telephone call to me and proved that she has immensely powerful lungs for one so young :))

Right, I'm off to have elevenses and then I've a layout I want to work on, fitting in some commenting at some point during the day too.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and for those of you who are not feeling so good, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Happy Crafting,


JoZart Designs said...

Arihanna is so sweet, such a shame they are not tiny for longer, they are such a joy!
love your card!
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth, great blog and love your cards. You clearly put in a lot of time and effort into each creation.

Have a good weekend, Rach xx

Craftychris said...

aaaaah what a little cutie! The card is lovely too!! xx

Unknown said...

Elizabeth the card is simply perfect .
The Baby ....she is just a poppet. Have fun Hugs Elaine

Bernie said...

A delightful card but sweet Arihanna steals this show. She is adroable.

Jules said...

Awww .. .. Elizabeth .. .. Arihanna is gorgeous.

I bet she is so lovely to cuddle. I smell the baby powder from here!!

Beautiful card too .. but of course that cute little girlie has stolen the show!!

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and a gorgeous baby :o)
Jackie xx

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~so pretty!!
what adorable pics ~love the knitted cardy ~so sweet!
enjoy your weekend
vanessa xx