Friday, 10 June 2011

Baby Boy

I made this card a couple of days ago and I had it scheduled here, just in case, but have come home briefly so will be able to link it up. I'm waiting for a phone call to go back though, my sister is on her way down and it wont be long now. Unfortunately I had a bird strike on the windscreen going across Bodmin Moor yesterday and pulled up sharp - the belt held my shoulder back but I snapped my neck and now I'm in agony, all for a little brown bird.

The image on my card is Lili of the Valley Baby Boy coloured with my Copics then cut out with a fancy Nestie. I've got a pack of scallop base cards but wasn't sure how to decorate so in the end settled for a pretty blue patterned paper and added the white line and pricking faux stitches around the edge. I was liking the fresh clean look so just diecut layers of Marianne daisy flowers to layer up and top off with a pretty blue gem - job done!

And here is the inside of the card. I don't usually do much inside, just stamp a greeting and perhaps a few swirls etc. As I was tidying up this scrap of paper refused to fall in the bin so I did the faux stitching around the edge then stamped out the LOTV circular greeting I just got in their sale, matted with a scallop circle embossed white card. I think it would make for a birth announcement and there's till space on the front fly flap for chatting.

The Papertake Weekly challenge is anything goes, but with an option to keep with white plus one other colour, in addition to skin and hair. Paperplay are looking for Dad or boy cards so I'll enter with them too.

I nearly forgot to tell you my Copic colours - in addition to my usual skin tones I used touches of E50 and E51 for his hair, the blues are B21, 23 and 45, and I've used the palest of the cool greys to shadow his white clothing and colour the dog.


  1. So gorgeous card Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. oh i hope your neck feels better soon - it must have been a shock too,
    LOve this sweet little card
    Lisa x

  3. what a sweet card annie ~just perfect!!
    look after yourself ~ sending lots of hugs!!
    vanessa xx

  4. Your card is adorable Annie, I just love that cute littel LOTV baby boy.

    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, I'm here any time if you need a shoulder.

  5. Annie - you're much in my thoughts & you know where I am. Take care of the neck & don't overestimate what you yourself can do - easier said than done I know only too well. With much love to you all.
    I love the way that nestie picks up the scallops on your card base & the wheels on his little dog.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. This is gorgeous... I've always like that image & I love how you've coloured it and put it together with all the blues. Hope your neck is better... whiplash can be very painful.

  7. such a beautiful card Annie, the image is so adorable, fabulously coloured too! Hope your neck is better soon, take care! hugs Debx

  8. oh Annie it's gorgeous!!!

  9. Ugh on having to hit the breaks so hard....hoping your neck will get better soon!!
    Lovely, beautiful card!! I love the scallops!!
    Dutch Tulip

  10. Oh my goodness what a precious image that is!! Love the blues and your frame is lovely too!! :) Enjoy your weekend friend!! Smiles

  11. sooooo swet Annie and beautifully coloured

  12. Awwwh!! Is he not just the sweetest thing?! I love the muted colours you've used and the stamp on the inside is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

    xo Lou Mac.

  13. Lovely card, Annie! Perfect for a baby welcome or announcement. Thinking of you. Hugs, Lesley

  14. Hi Annie, Gorgeous card and I love this little image. You could have done without the extra pain at the moment. Hope you don't suffer too much.
    Thinking of you.

  15. Aw another gorgeously sweet card, this image is so adorable and I love the frame too!
    Hope your neck is better soon, take care and don't overdo it.

  16. Sweet card love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x


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