Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tulip Baby Welcome

Hi everyone!
I tend not to combine challenges and then, if I'm ever brilliant enough to do so it is usually a maximum of 2 different challenges.  So you can imagine my surprise when I realized that I could combine 4 different challenges without my head exploding!  LOL!

First up, the CAS-ual Fridays challenge was to make a baby card. Also, Use it Tuesday's challenge is also to make a baby card - in celebration of Heather's new arrival Clarie!  As it just so happens, I need one!


Then I saw these lovely soft colours on the Play Date Cafe challenge ... that would work!


and finally over at Our Creative Corner the challenge is Over the Edge, which I love but rarely think to do....(and I see I am too late to link it up for the challenge ... sigh!)

In the end, it all came together with this card:


Featuring 2 of my own hand-created stamps.  The background image is a new one - a starburst of sorts, and then my flower image - which I think can be used as a rose (see yesterday's card) or as a tulip as shown here.  It also features my home-made template for the Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!) panel across the front (looks way more kraft in the image but is a much softer sand colour in real life!).


Here is a close up of the dimension.  Senitment if from Round and Round (Papertrey Ink anniversary stamp set).

This card was so much fun to make!!! Now I'm off to load it up and check out what all the other challenge go'ers made with these challenges.
Donelda

18 comments:

Alicia said...

ok... this card is really cool. I really like how graphic is is, while still be soft. Well done! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

Sarah C said...

So great! I love your clean, graphic elements. Lovely work!!

Michele Gross said...

This is awesome!! I love the tulips for a baby card and your design work is excellent :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Juanita said...

What a cool layout. I love that wide panel with the sentiment and the focal point. Great work.

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful and just lovely soft colors. Perfect colors for a baby card and you did a beautiful job on it. Love it!

Angela said...

Wow, way to rock the challenges! Love the stamp you have created too....

Tracey McNeely said...

The tulips are fantastic for a baby card!

Sonya said...

What a beautiful card...so glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

Katy said...

Very pretty! Love the tulips!

Dana said...

Oh this is so pretty. I love that BG and the bold kraft panel too. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

Barb said...

beautiful! i love your stamps...coming out with your own line soon? :D

Sandy said...

Lovely!!! I cannot get over you making those stamps. The colors are beautiful!
Sandy

Donna said...

I haven't stopped by here in quite awhile and that's a shame because I can see that I've been missing tons of cool stuff. LOVE all of your hand carved stamps! You are amazing.

Lindsey said...

This is a gorgeous card, Donelda. I am still in awe of this self-crafted flower stamp, by the way!

Stacy said...

What a sweet baby card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Denise said...

So pretty! I love the background you created... I would BUY that image! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us in the Cafe!

Lisa said...

Very pretty; what fun tulips!

Irini said...

Wow what a beautiful elegant card!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday
hugz
irini