Saturday 3 January 2015

Something New

Well it's my first post for 2015 and, as usual at this time of year, everyone is thinking about new beginnings etc, so I thought I would post up a New Baby card.

I love to make these kind of cards, but don't often get the opportunity, so this lovely SWALK image had it's first outing when I stamped this card, even though I had bought it years ago!

As you can see from the close up image, I stamped and paper pieced the mother's dress and them coloured the rest of the card to coordinate with the backing papers that I had chosen.
I kept the card very simple to focus on the image and managed to part with the very last of my dummy charms…something which I had picked up years ago and never seen again!

I enjoyed using this colour combination as it was a little different from the usual pastel pinks, blues and yellows, and could be for either a boy or a girl I think.

There are lots of lovely challenges to enter this week so here they are:

A happy new year to everyone reading this post, and thank you for stopping by today.

Sharon x


  1. Such a sweet card, I like that it is suitable for either a boy or girl. Lovely idea of paper piecing the dress. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC. Caz

  2. A gorgeous card Sharon. love the sweet image and cas design
    Lorraine x

  3. Love the CAS design and such a sweet image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Your card is darling. I love the colors and the adorable image! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again!

  5. Lovely card, beautiful colour combo, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers over the festive period,
    Ruth x

  6. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Shiny & New challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  7. Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image and the colours,Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  8. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

  9. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "New Beginning” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  10. Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells January with your lovely crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  11. Happy new year Sharon -I love this pretty card, the image is so cute - I think we must be the people who make the stamp companies rich - lots of profits in stamps that never get used lol - I've got boxes full!! hugs Judith

  12. What a cute image, and so beautifully coloured!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge this week. Pop back soon to see if you’re a winner, and to join in the new challenge here at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog.
    Jen Leeflang (BUGABOO STAMPS)

  13. What a gorgeous card. Perfect for our shiny and new theme at Graph'It Markers. Thanks for joining us.
    Penni ( DT )

  14. I also thought new baby for the challenge theme, glad to see I was not alone! Lovely card and so sweet!
    Thanks very much for joining in the theme of 'Shiny & New' at Graph'It Marker Challenge Blog!

    Yvonne (DT)

  15. This is gorgeous love your colouring. I am now following and looking forward to getting started over on FNF xx Jan

  16. Wonderful card! I love these stamps and you have made it look perfect!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles this month. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon