Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby Girl

The current challenge at SUO Challenges is "Welcome Baby", so I've created something pink and girly.  I am NOT good at boy cards, as evidenced by the lack of them in my blog and SCS gallery.

I just received the designer paper the other day in a package of blog candy from Savannah O'Gwynn'.  Isn't it great paper?  Savannah is my new teammate at the Play Date Cafe.  What a cheerful, talented and generous lady she is. 

At EtsyInspired challenges, the current inspiration is LaPomme.  I used this photo to guide me:


The lace tablecloth reminded me of some old paper doilies I have in the napkin drawer.  I've seen others use doilies on their cards, and now I had my turn.   It was fun!  I see more in my future.

I made another version of this card with different designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  It's an oldie, I think:


I kind of like the gray and pink scheme for a baby card.  It is still feminine, but not at all baby-ish; a little more sophisticated.


Thanks for joining me today.  I always appreciate your visits!  And please come play with me and the rest of the new team at The Play Date Cafe, too.   Can't wait to see what you make!

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:   For A Friend
Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, designer paper from SU, and unknown pink and green
Ink:  Basic Black
Punch:  1 3/8" square
Other:  doily, white sheer dotted ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, SU markers, dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot

18 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Soooo cute! Love those fabby papers! You lucky girl :) Really cute card!

Stella said...

Both cards are beautiful and these doilies are stunning. Perfect for a soft and feminine card :). The second one is my favorite; I love that touch of grey!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, love it!

Emily Keaton said...

OK, now I've GOT to go get some paper doilies!! I've seen so many stunning creations made with them recently--and yours take the cake. This is such a pretty design!! And I love your EIC inspiration. Perfect! :)

Benzi said...

Colleen, I'm in love with both versions of this adorable card. The way you've used that doily is just divine. The papers are yummy. You really know how to use your inspiration.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love how you've used the doilys, I never know what to do with mine!

Bonnie said...

Sweet baby cards! I think cards for girls are most fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHH! These are sooooooo cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used these papers! I am so jealous that you are so talented and clever! LOOOOOOOOOVE it!

Tammy said...

I just bought my first pack of doilies last weekend figuring I might get on board with the trend when I do craft again, but look how unique your find is!!! It matches your inspiration photo PERFECT. How do you do that all the time?

Ruby said...

These are lovely Colleen! Gorgeous cards! Like Pauline I never know what to do with my doilies either! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC!

Tracey said...

PURE SWEETNESS!!!!!

Deb said...

Such a sweet card! Love the creative use of a doily. Thanks for playing at SUO Challenge.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful combination of texture and patterns! Love them!

Maria said...

That baby card is adorable! Just love how you placed the doily! You are very talented! And big congrats to you on joining PDCC DT team...awesome!!!

Amy Fink said...

I love the daintyness the doily adds! Thanks for playing at SUO Challenges :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love these baby cards, so adorable and great use of the patterned paper squares!

Jen Timko said...

The gray/pink really is lovely! I am glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

Melina said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at SUO Challenges!

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