Sunday, March 2, 2014

One Short Weekend - Two Completed Cards (Take 1)

Hello friends! Here it is almost the end of the weekend already.   I was a homebody for most of the weekend due to the cold and snow - it was nice and it sure went by quickly. How does that happen so fast?

I had high hopes to get a lot of crafting time in - which I did, but unfortunately my mojo seemed to be on vacation (probably somewhere warm and sunny) as I only got a couple of cards done in that whole time.  The ideas were there, but there seemed to be a hiccup in the process and end result.  I completely tore apart 2 cards yesterday.  I'm the kind of person who saves every little bit of paper and the discarded elements from cards that did materialize. I hate when it happens that I actually tear it up and toss it - I feel so wasteful!  So...I took a break and tried again this afternoon and was successful in making a couple cards that I'm happy with.    Here's the first one I made with some specific challenges in mind:

I seem to have baby on the brain since finding out that one of the ladies from my card group is having a baby.  She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl.  I made a boy card recently and decided to keep this one generic in case she has a shower before the baby arrives. Now I just have to make a baby girl card and I've covered all possibilities (except twins - but she said she is only having one) :o)/
I stamped the image w/Memento ink (black) and then colored it in with copic markers.  
I hadn't originally intended on fussy cutting around the intricate image but I dropped an inked stamp on the outer edge of the first circle as I was moving things around on my desk and it got messed up.  
Ohhhh...I wanted to cry as I was really happy with how it had turned out. 
And... it wasn't easy coloring those tiny little parts and staying in the lines.   
I just couldn't bring myself to scrap the whole image.  
Sadly, there was no way I was going to be able to hide the boo-boo.  
So... I grabbed my scissors and began the process of fussy cutting and redoing the main circle piece.  
I think I saved it and it's still pretty cute - but what a bummer when that happens :o(.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS (ATCAS) where the code word is BABY

 To save you from having to read through a really long post - I'm going to put my second card from today on a separate post.  Isn't that sweet of me - lol.  

Stay tuned for Part 2.  Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D  


  1. Love your super-cute card Danielle - that image is adorable:) Hugs xx

  2. This is beautiful Danielle! I love the colours...would make a fab first birthday card too! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  3. I love this card! :) Who's stamp is that?

    1. Hi Alycia - thanks for dropping by to visit me. It's a single stamp by Stampin' Up! I can't remember the name right off the top of my head, but I'll look it up tomorrow and come visit your blog and let you know. hugs D

  4. Hi Danielle! Super job on this darling card! As tedious as the fussy cutting must have been, I think it turned out to be a good thing. I really like that it separates the image from the white background and overlaps the purple in a few places. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! I hope you'll join us again soon. :)

  5. Awww this is such an adorable card :) love the layout and colors Thank you for playing with us at ATCAS!!

  6. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  7. Such an adorable image -- love the purple also -Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!


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