Xmas 2015


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Monday, 11 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers & More challenge 155 New: Baby, Marriage, Home etc...

As it's a brand new year we thought we would go with a 'new' challenge. So you can interpret that in many differrent ways, it could be to welcome a new baby, a new home, marriage etc. I am sure you can think of many different 'news' you can inspire us with. This challenge is being hosted by Sally so it will be her job to choose our winner and Top 5.  

I am still on a mission to use up my stash, so my "New baby" card this time used a sheet I  think I printed off at some time from a crafters companion or Debbie Moore cd (but it might have been one from a kit).

Sometimes, you need a card in a hurry and there is no shame in making use of something ready prepared.  Sometimes I do that by printing off a card kit from a cd and sometimes I use a sheet I have already.

This card uses my favourite 6 x 6 square base, with the corners rounded off.  I don't know why, but it seems to look a bit more professional when I do that...!  The base layer has "layers" already incorporated into it (probably using the shadow tools, such as those in Serifs Craft artist).  However, I cut out and added the pocket and tag separately myself, and the teddy bear topper, at a jaunty angle. The baby's name was added using silver letter peel offs.  

I don't really use peel offs any more (although I suspect their use will be resurrected in time as most things come round again, *grins*) but I do use the border and letters still.