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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Just Playing

My DH made the remark last week "You don't seem to make cards for yourself now - just for challenges". Yes said I, but they all get used and I enjoy making them.
But it made me think - I haven't had a 'play day' for ages, so Friday became Play Day!
I played with a few old stamps new card shapes and some different techniques and now I have lots of 'bits' just waiting to go together, but one I have finished is for my son's friends wife who has just had a baby girl. I have made it as a pocket card and he can write the sentiment on the tag.

I have used a PSX stamp which I love,coloured as usual with Promarkers and I have added stardust stickles after colouring the moon with Satin. The papers are from the Pink Petticoat freebies in last months Quick Cards mag. I chalked around the image but it looks very pale in the photo, better IRL.
I have found a few challenges for this card (well it would be a waste if I didn't)

Oldie but a Goodie - For a Baby - Had this stamp for ages)
Everybody Art - Baby
I Love Promarkers - Babies
Bling it On - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dream Valley - New Beginnings

That's it for me, thanks for looking and if you like what you see, please leave a comment and I'll visit you.

Avril x


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Avril,such a pretty card.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

such a pretty card - delightful image and love all the punched borders
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

How delicate and pretty Avril - just perfect for a new baby card! It would also hold a gift card beautifully I think. xx

Sarah said...

Lovely card, such a sweet image, gorgeous colours, hugs, Sarah x

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Avril, its so elegant and pretty, love the tag too
Laurie x

Fiona said...

lovely card and I love the scallops...very delicate!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


xxxtglxxx said...

I have never made a pocket card Avril - this looks amazing.

The beautiful lace punch is perfect for this, and thats such a cute little image. Soft, delicate and very sweet card.



Francesca said...

Adorable card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE challenge and good luck!


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Avril.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, what a great stamp. Love the tag idea. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley.xx

Jenny said...

A beautiful delicate card. The punched detail makes it so elegant.
Thanks for joining EAC.

katesacraftybugger said...

very pretty card ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Kate xx

Shirl said...

Clever idea about leaving the tag blank for writing on and the card is so soft, floaty and whimsical looking just right for a baby. The image is just perfect.
Hugs Shirley x x

Cazza said...

Sooooo pretty Avril and what a great idea with the tag :o)

Mary J said...

How wonderful Avril!!! Those soft colours are perfect with that image!

Julie said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Julie W x

Patsi said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at bling it on.... X

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Sorry I have been MIA for a while, but had to just say I love this idea, never seen a pocket card before, but what a terrific idea..may have to borrow this one Avril
Love Jenni

shell said...

what a lovely card Avril, thanks for joining us at bling it on.
Shell xx

Annie said...

such a beautiful baby girl card. thank you for joining in my baby challenge on the Oldie but a Goodie blog.
hugs, annie x

Sharon said...

Such a pretty baby card. The colour is so muted and delicate. Fabulous
Thanks for joining us at the Bling It On challenge.
Sharon xx