Friday, November 11, 2011

Rock-A-Bye Baby…

It's been so long since I’ve posted a card, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. LOL.  It has been a while; I just haven’t felt up to par.  I think I’ve just been in a blue mood, and I’m trying to pull myself up out of it.  The cooler weather hasn’t helped with my joints, etc.  Oh well enough about me.

This is one of four baby cards I’m working on at the moment.  I’ve got one more boy card and then two girls’.  It’s not that I know that many different babies who’ve been born, but I know the grandparents better than I do the parents, so I’m doing one for the parent and one for the grandparents.

This precious thing is going to the grandparents of the boy.  It’s a Penny Black stamp that I’ve had forever.  Isn’t it adorable?

I thought I’d show the close up first.  One thing that I like about this stamp, is that it can be used for either gender (as you will see soon in another post).  I cut a circle out of the card, and then him.  I then used twine to make him swing, and then I worked with it so it looked more 3D. The round blue frame is embossed with tiny polka dots, as well as the scallop, it just doesn’t show up.  (Boo, hisss!) 


On the bottom of the easel card, I’ve used a pale blue vellum that has baby foot prints on it, unfortunately you can’t see them. 

I have a new “tool” that I bought at Joann’s on-line, called the “Sew Easy” by We R Memory Makers.  It has interchangeable heads that you can use to pierce different patterns on the paper then you can "sew" or just leave the piercing on the project. On this card I’ve used a couple of  different stitches.  With embroidery thread, the one on top is a straight stitch (at least it’s supposed to be), and the one on the bottom is scalloped, that I’ve added “candy” brads to.  The yellow ribbon is some that I bought at Michaels years ago.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Blog – anything
Crafty Boots Challenges – young at heart
Dream Valley Challenges – anything
Gingerloft Challenges – bingo – embossing, dp, twine
Heart Song Inspirations – anything
Incy Wincy Designs – stitching
Ooh La La Creations – stitching
Southern Girls Challenge – song: Rock-A-Bye
Crafty Sentiments – baby and a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks – baby
Crafting For All Seasons – texture (distressing)
Paper Pretties – buttons
The Pixie Cottage – blue for a boy
Scrapbook Sisters – baby
Truly Scrumptious – bingo – embossing, buttons, ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – cute
Do You Stack Up – song: Rock-A-Bye Baby
Stampin’ For the Weekend – sketch
Daisy Doodle – anything
Creative Belli Blog – paper piercing (under all of the stitches
Paper Crafting Journey – embossing
Lily Pad Cards – texture
Forever Friends – something old: ribbon; something new: Sew Easy
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - texture 
Sew Many Cards - vellum 
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - try something new - used "Sew Easy" for the first time
Stamp and Create Blog - easel or middle step card

Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a lovely comment.  I is very encouraging to hear what you think.  Have a great weekend. 


dj1952 (Debra)


Denise and Louise said...

This is so sweet Debra - that image is really cute and I love how you have it swinging in the aperture.
Take care.
Denise xoxoxoxo

Babs said...

Really cute card Debra! Luv the image and the 3d look. I've seen the "sew easy" but never really looked closely at it, I like what it does, I'll have to get one. TFS & have a lovely day. Hope you feel better soon.
Luv, Babs xo

Linda w said...

Such a sweet card Dj, love the image sitting in the aperture, really makes it pop being cut out too. Great colouring. I keep looking at the sew easy, this is the first time I've seen it used on a card and I really like the look. Great distressing too. Hugs lin

Dorcas said...

It came out lovely, Debbie! I love that PB stamp. I love the porcy quills or hedgie quills sticking out of the blanket. :-)
Yes, your post comes up as from blogger now, too. :-)

Erni said...

what a sweet lovely card !I like the way you let him swing,and like Dorcas said,the things coming through the blanket:I never noticed that before..cute!
hope,you feel better soon.hugs from Vienna Erni

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Dj, what an adorable card! I love this stamp, too, since Dorcas sent me a card with it about a year ago... the hedgehog is too cute - and so relaxed ;-)
And I love those torn edges since just recently - they add a special touch to a card.
Have a nice weekend , Dj!!

Bunny said...

Awww what a lovely card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck,

Caz xx
Crafty Sentiments GDT

Catherine said...

This is so cute, love the way you have layered the image...

kim edmonds said...

cute card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Adorable Debbie! The easel card is great and all the embellies are a great touch The image is adorable and perfect for a baby card! The twine is a nice idea too! Love the straps and buttons!

Arlene said...

I love the image of the little one and the coloring is wonderful. The flowers just seem to speak to me.

WencheP said...

Adorable card, love those little teddybears. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Miranda said...

such a sweetie Debra, your card is very cute
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the image so sweet!
I've got the same sewing thingy & I love it....must use it more tho lol!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sheryl Hare said...

What a fabulous card. You are right the image is gorgeous and your stitching effects a lovely. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Hugs Liv

Canne said...

gorgeous card, love they detail that makes up the texture, and thanks for joining us at cardmadfariy's digi days challenge!

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is a really lovely card Debra. There is nothing quite like creating a thing of beauty to lift your spirits.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Anita Kejriwal said...

,m glad that I came across your blog!!! This is a beautiful card!!!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Debra, love the colours and cute image

Gabrielle said...

Wow! What a great make! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots x

Davi said...

Fabulous CARD!! I love the precious image and the way you cut it out!All the wonderful embellies and layers are just wonderful!! So glad you shared it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Leanne said...

Lovely, thanks for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Sentiments
Love Jan

cotnob said...

This is a pretty card, I love the cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Tamie said...

Super awesome cards. The image just makes me smile and the layout of the easel card is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Sammibug said...

Very very cute! Absolutely love it! You should be posting cards more often, lady! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our anything goes challenge at Daisy's Doodles.

Lizy said...

This is GORGEOUS DJ! I love how you have cut it out too! :)
Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
Lizy DT x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous cared with an adorable image, so cute!! Lovely little bears on the edge! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious, hugs, Marlies

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

awww - so cute - I had a chuckle too when I notice his spikes are poking thru the hammock! too adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage. xxx Steph

Mary Jo said...

How sweet is this?!? Love how the hammock seems ready for a push! Great job. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Lori said...

Gorgeous baby card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

lisbeth said...

Love your card. thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Shelly K. said...

This card is adorable!!!

Mary Lou said...

Awhh DJ --I am sad to read you are feeling blue but I have to say that your blue card is extremely gorgeous!!! Great great card!!!!!! Hope you feel better and better each day :) Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and do hope you find time to join us again!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Carmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge.


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