Friday, January 10, 2014

Welcome Baby! with Popcorn.

G'day again!
Those of you that stop by regularly know that I used the same stamp (Popcorn Bear - Shooting Star by Crafters Companion) yesterday... in fact i coloured two simultaneously as I have so many cards that need making for the year! This card took me a while to put together since I had NEVER made a rosette before... ta da!  I went looking for my stork stamp.... *gone* asked Mr T who always knows where everything is in my office (funny that!)... "Yes Mum you have one." "Where?" *shrug* ... at that point I called off the search and put it down that the stork has hopefully gone across the road to the neighbours house to deliver a baby... I hope for her sake! (That's who the card is for.)
So online I went... and woo hoo SVG file... that works with my Silhouette Cameo... so the Stork freebie is from craft gossip - thank you so much for having that online!  So it got resized, traced, drawn (I LOVE my new pen holder!), offset and cut (times 2) and then coloured with my trusty Faber Castell Pencils.

I then scored the card base and cut it using my Ultimate Crafter's Companion.  I then cut the white "mats"merging the biggest base one with "Crocheted Lace"Silhouette file which I edited to give a more finished look - rather than ending ragged at the edges.
I then spent some time looking for my silicone embossing mat... only to remember I gave it to a friend lol... so to the kitchen!?!  Yes really... to the kitchen!  Grabbed a square silicone baking tray I had picked up at the $2 shop.  Grabbed some scissors and hacked out the base (Hubby's face was a picture at this point - baring in mind it was 9pm and I am in my PJs lol)... Quick explanation and back to the craft room.
I grab my Fiskars plates and find the one called "Prints" which is a baby foot and hand print type design.  I had never used this particular one before so that is another craft item that has now been used! :-)  (For my Cuttlebuggers... A plate, Fiskars Texture Plate, cardstock, Embossing Mat [baking tray lol], C plate).  This does not give as deep an impression as the embossing folders but it does suffice! 

I used the Provocraft / Cuttlebug "Vintage" die to make the two corners as it needed something and being a "boy" card... no flowers!  Then it was just a matter of sticking it all together.



 
 Ok so todays Challenges (I am really going to pile them on this time sorry but it is Anything Goes month hehe):
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Blues.
Crafty Card Makers - Bear with me.
Our Creative Corner - No more shopping sins. I used my Fiskars Texture plate "Prints"and the "Crocheted Lace" Silhouette file I hadn't used before.
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes.
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes.
Scrapbooking Stamp Society Challenge - Anything goes (with a stamp).
Lej Design Challenge Blog - Anything Goes!
4kraftygirlzchallenges - Anything goes.
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge - Anything goes.
Pennys Challenges - Anything goes! 
Stamp n Doodle - Happy New... BABY!
Emerald Faeries - things with wings... 2 storks and a duck!
Ali-Craft Monthly Challenge - anything goes.
Cards Galore - Anything Goes.
Fantasy Stampers Favourite Stamp... Popcorn is my current favourite ;-)  He is just too cute!
Crafting by Design - Anything goes.
Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything goes. (With a stamp!)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes.
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes!
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes.
Inky Chicks - Anything goes.
Crafty Boots Challenges - Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look see.... Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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50 comments:

  1. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? I don't think so. Fabulous card, great shape and fab stamp.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Dionne. Too much of a good thing? Only where calories are involved hehe... Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  2. Morning Sarah, a great idea to colour more than one stamp at a time & good to use the same stamp.....wee never use them enough otherwise, Such a cute card & coloured beautifully, have a great day xxx

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    1. Thanks for stopping in again Debbie! Hope you have a great day too, Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  3. what a cute bear and card Sarah.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Karin! Hopefully I get time to join in another challenge again soon! Happy Crafting! *hugs* Sarah

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  4. A lovely card for a new baby, I love your rosette Sarah! Thanks for joining us at Lexis, Susan x

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    1. Thanks for the feed back Susan... I hope to join in at Lexis' again soon! *hugs* Happy Crafting, Sarah.

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  5. What a lovely design, Sarah - I can see why this would be a 'favourite' stamp and congratulations on your first rosette. Thanx for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for our first challenge - good luck and hope to see you again next time.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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    1. Thanks for coming by Jan, Popcorn the bear is just adorable isn't he? Happy Crafting, *hugs* Sarah

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  6. I know what you mean about rosettes. I always get mine ready but some how they unravel before the glue sets! Love your choice of stamp and thanks for joining our first challenge over at Fantasy Stampers. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Julie! What glue are you using? I use PVA to join the ends then let it dry then hot glue in the middle and hold it firm until it sets. Hope this helps *hugs* Happy Crafting, Sarah

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  7. What a lovely card! Love the adorable bear image! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Lovely of you to stop by Gerda! Thanks for all the inspirations at SCT. Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  8. My, this is cute! Such a gorgeous baby card! :)
    Thank you for sharing your lovely make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thanks Claudia! It is lovely to have the opportunity to make a New Baby card :-) *hugs* Happy Crafting, Sarah

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  9. You have made a wonderful Popcorn Bear card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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    1. Hi Kym, I hope to be in a lot more challenges this year! Thanks for stopping by *hugs* Sarah

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  10. Adorable easel card I have yet to try one! (LOL) Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

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    1. Hi Angie, Easel cards are nice and easy... I look forward to seeing on in your DT inspirations ;-) Happy Crafting! *hugs* Sarah

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  11. love the easel card and cute bear and stork images and great rosette-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

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    1. Thanks for coming by Carol... see you next challenge! Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  12. How sweet! Thanks for joining SND challenge!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shirl! Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  13. Hi, Sarah: Like your easel card especially your adorable image. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for the challenge :-) Happy Crafting, *hugs* Sarah

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  14. Lovely card!
    Thank for joinin us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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    1. Thanks Kalja, see you next challenge! *hugs* Sarah

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  15. Beautiful card love Popcorn, the rosette is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie! Can't wait for the next challenge :-) Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  16. Such a sweet card! The rosette is a wonderful embellishment. And beautifully done too! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

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    1. Thanks a lot Michelle, hope you have a wonderful day. *hugs* Happy Crafting, Sarah

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  17. Aww so sweet love the card and colours, beautifully done.
    Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

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    1. Thanks for taking a look Denise. Have a great day *hugs* Sarah

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  18. You have made a wonderful bear card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Sylvia, DT-member

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. I look forward to some new challenges! Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  19. Gorgeous card, and well done on your first rosette!, it looks fantastic. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 and Good Luck! xx

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    1. Thanks Del. Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  20. It is lovely to see Popcorn again and I love the beautiful rosette that you made. Another lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us again at Our Creative Corner this month. Anne x

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    1. Thanks Anne.. Popcorn is just plain cute! See you next challenge *hugs* Happy Crafting, Sarah.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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    1. Thanks Hazel, see you next challenge... Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

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  22. Very cute card, thankyou for joining the Scribble and Scrap Challenge - hugs Lynn DT

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynn, have a great day. *hugs* Happy Crafting... Sarah

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  23. just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

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  24. Cute cardMany thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

    Tina DT

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  25. So cute. Great attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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