Sunday, 20 December 2009

Baby's 1st Christmas - a commission.

Happy Sunday afternoon everyone.
Well, I don't know about you but I've been freezing all weekend.  I have seen some fab piccys of snow in other parts of the country - but we've only got ice and cold. Brrrrrrrrr!
Anyway, just thought I would show you this card I was asked to make for a friend at work.  This will be the first Christmas for her grand-daughter and she asked me to make her a card.  I hope she likes it.
Firstly I chose an image from Cuddly Buddly where alot of the digital designs are free - if you haven't been - you really should pay a visit, there are some gorgeous images. 

I chose the Winter Bear and I coloured him in using watercolour pencils, the frame is coloured using one of my Sakura Gelly Glaze pens and then the frame is chalked with pink and purple chalk to match the colours of his outfit.

I printed out a sheet of toppers from the Crafter's Companion Occasions Double CD and then printed "Baby's 1st Christmas" so that it fitted into one of the boxes on the topper sheets, then cut it out and stuck it on.  The Backing Paper is one of several sheets I received in a RAK parcel from my friend Clare - thanks Clare!  I made a ribbon bow in purple to match the rest of the card and I placed a Christmas Greeting down the side of the inside back of the card (which I'm not sure you can quite see on these photo's - sorry)

So the challenges I shall be entering this card for are:
Artful Inkables - Think Ink Tuesday - Make a CAS card (Clean and Simple) - well I think it fits!
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Free for all
Dare U 2 digi stamp - Last minute christmas cards
Magical Crafts fortnightly challenge - Special Birthday or Christmas card
My Time to Craft - Yuletide wishes
One stop craft challenge - Christmas love
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Sophisticat Challenge - xmas theme anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Winter and/or Christmas