Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Bundle of Joy - five challenges

Bizzy Bec's is a new challenge blog launching on 15 August (see my earlier post for candy details). They have an opening for two Design team members and have asked those interested to make a card using their sketch. I've stretched the card a tad into a rectangle, I wanted to use my new Elizabeth Bell stamp and didn't have a large enough square card to make my idea work :)

I've used masking on my image and am entering it for the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge, as well as Pile It On, whose extra challenge this week is watercolours. My Time to Craft has the theme Floral Frenzy, which fits the flowers in the image and the lovely Prima flowers added on. Lastly Papertake has a colour combi challenge - I've used yellow, pink, green from their list.

So... I caved in and bought one of the exquisite new Women's stamps from Whiff of Joy. I kept passing them over as I didn't have any weddings/new mums/babies to make cards for but in the end I had to get one :). I wanted to give Willow some background so I masked her off and added trees from Elusive Images, grass from Stamps by Judith and flowers from Craftwork Cards. The sentiment is from a big squashy stamp that I was given when I began stamping, looks like a magazine giveaway stamp. The trees and grass use Versafine Olmpic Green ink and I've used Antique Sepia Versafine for Willow. She's watercoloured with Distress Inks and a waterbrush, baby's gown is Worn Lipstick, Willow is Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed. The Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick are both used around the edges.

The papers are Basic Grey's Porcelain collection, just so soft and pretty. I've shaped the image, papers and card with my Martha Stewart Flourish punch. To get things to line up I measured and drew pencil lines on the back! The flowers are Prima and the brads Papermania. Love the image, I'm wishing I bought more of the collection, even if my credit card isn't :).


  1. WOW!! This is such a stunning card.. Beautiful image..Very lovely work.. Best wishes on the DT call..
    Hugs, Linda

  2. Love this card Anne, please pop over to my log, there's something there for you! Judith x

  3. Anne this is beautiful, I love the lace background. Thanks for playing along this week at Pile It On!

    Jennifer GDT@PIO

  4. Oh this is lovely. I love that sweet image and your choice of colours chick. Thank you for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xx

  5. This is beautiful, I love how you have used your MS Flourish punch around the edges. Gorgeous choice of papers and your masking technique is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week over at SFTW, good luck and hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more of our challenges. xx vicki xx

  6. This is so gorgeous Anne. I'm not surprised you couldn't resist those WOJ stamps, they are stunning. I love the way you've used the EI trees. I've been tempted by this plate but wasn't sure how I would use it. You have really inspired me now.


  7. Great card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  8. This is so stunning Anne! There's so much detail in here! The colours are wonderful. Did you use a nestie shape to cut the card frame, if so which one is it? You did great 'piling it on'. Love Rowena

  9. A beautiful card Anne, love how you've masked Willow with Baby and the trees behind, creates a very lovely scene, the papers are lovely and your flower arrangement is gorgeous.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
    Donna xx

  10. Fabulous card Anne - Lovely masking and your colouring is lovely. Great take on the sketch!

    Good Luck with the DT call!

    and Thank you for joining us at "Stampin' for the Weekend", we hope you had fun making your card and that you come back and join us again this coming Friday. Good Luck.


  11. Great card Ann fab job masking willow with those trees.
    Thanks for joing us this week on SFTW.
    Sheila xx

  12. Your card is wonderful, Anne:O) Love that image, the background papers are stunning! Good luck on the DT call.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week. Good luck!

  13. Wow, this is such a beautiful card, Anne! I love the cute WoJ image and you did a fabulous job with masking. The papers you have used and the flowers are gorgeous. Good luck with the DT call!
    And thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  14. What a beautiful card.. I love how you have stretched the layout.. Great take on the sketch.. Thanks for your entry for the DT Call.. Bec xx

  15. This card is just stunning I love the way she is walking in the woods that is such a lovely idea. The colour combo is perfect and well done for combining the challenges.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck

    X Amy X

  16. Gorgeous,love the papers and the scene you have created,fabulous take on the sketch!!! Thanks for entering the Creatalicious DT challenge!!
    Hugs xx

  17. Gorgeous card Anne, love the lace backgound and a great choice of stamp. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW, good luck with the DT call!

  18. Wonderful job on all the challenges! This card is beautiful and I love what you've done with the watercolor. Thanks for joining us this week :D
    - Ann @ Pile It On!

  19. Beautiful card Anne. Love that sweet image and your coloring. Thanks for joining in a Pile It On! ~ Denise :)

  20. ooo i love this, great technique use!

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

  21. oh anne, I can see why you "needed" that image , it is gorgeous! I love the way you did the watercolor... you rocked our challenge girl!

    Thanks for Playing with us @ Pile It On!

    -- dalis

  22. Just gorgeous! Great job with the coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  23. That is just gorgeous - thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

  24. Oh wow, so pretty!

    Thanks for playing!

    Dee fr Pile It On DT


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