Monday, 15 February 2010

Welcome To The World

One of my very best friends of all time called me last weekend to announce the long awaited arrival of her first grandchild, so I had to make a card to send to the proud and happy parents.
The little bear is a cute Patchwork Pals die cut character from a QVC Kanban kit, as are the sentiments.  The button background card is a panel from one of the 3 fold aperture cards included in the kit with the circle removed and mounted onto a textured cream card blank, which was embossed with dots. 
I then divided the aperture circle into quarters and used a couple of pieces to decorate inside the card.  Simple but effective and very quick to make.

Keep It Simple is the challenge theme at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week so this is perfect timing and The Pink Elephant Challenge is to use Ribbon.  I know it is only a tiny piece knotted around the side ... but it's ribbon isn't it?  Charisma Cardz are having a Male theme and a baby boy is definitely male so I can join in there too. 
Can I just say how much I appreciate it that so many challenge blogs are now relaxing their rules by allowing us to enter different challenges with one card AND many of them no longer demand that their products must be included.  Makes it so much easier to play along and join in the fun ... and that's what it's supposed to be all about.  


Lilacanglia said...

Great card,
Happy Birthday for yesterday,
Sorry its late, was busy with my dad,

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card... and a cute bear!

Irene said...


This is so cute and gorgeous I am sure your friend will be thrilled.

4 Sleeps !!!!


tracy said...

what a lovely card. love the bear and colours
tracy x

Donna said...

Super sweet card, little teddy is so sweet...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card!! The teddy bear is so sweet!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Ann said...

Squeak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! four sleeps
oh and a really lovely card too but I can't think straight at the moment cause I 'm just toooooooooooo excited.
Ann xxx

Pixie said...

Aww that is such a cute card :)

Catherine said...

What a cute card ! And the inside is lovely as well ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smile from Catherine

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, I love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Max, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Annie said...

such a cute card and perfect for a new baby boy.
hugs, annie x

Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake

Hugs Victoria

LORi said...

Adorable!!! Adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!!