Friday, October 22, 2010

New baby blues/greys/black/white

Had one of my random moments this evening whilst looking at various challenge blogs, and even as I made the card, I was thinking "what am I doing?". I have random moments a lot in everyday life too....

The blogs I was looking at were as follows:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Monochrome
Polka Doodles Weekly Challenge - New Baby
365 Cards - 5 elements
Anything Goes - Black & White

Now, here's the random bit, when you think of new baby cards do you think of black and white? Not very often I suspect! Well here's one I made earlier....

I actually think it looks quite cool, it seems like everyone I know is pregnant so I'm sure it will come in handy, and to be perfectly truthful I have printed off another Fifi Giraffe so if I need it to be pink, it can be done!

I have used the Friday Freebie from SJ's Little Musings and coloured it in with blue and grey promarkers, I had some aluminium art metal which I've cut with a Nestie Label 1 and then embossed with some swirls (bit hazardous - cut my fingers twice). I made up the sentiment on the computer along with the background paper, and the flower is from the Sunbonnet Girls download, which I use incessantly, but I have changed the colour from blue gingham to grey.

I'm not sure if the card works for a couple of the challenges - not sure if I have to use a Polka Doodles image in theirs. Also in the 365 Cards I have to use 5 elements including the background paper, and by my reckoning it fits:

1. Background paper - 1 layer (although before I printed it off I did add the black border and dotted line)
2. Aluminium Nestie
3. Fifi Giraffe
4. Sentiment
5. Flower

Hope you have a great weekend! x


  1. Your card is adorable ! Thanks for playing along with 365 cards' challenge !

  2. Its really cool and very different - love the giraffe. Hugs, Claire (PS. You can use any image in Polkadoodles) x

  3. Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTCATZ, x carol

  5. This is so stinkin' cute! I love it! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

  6. Awww, that giraffe is adorable! Great card.

  7. This is great Claire. Thanks for joining in with us at Polkadoodles
    Enfys x

  8. Hi there

    What a super card, thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

    B x

  9. You've done a lovely job, thanks for joining us on the 365 Cards challenge :)

  10. Lovely card, the colours work really well, thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week, Em.x

  11. Hi Claire!
    Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
    Linds x

  12. Lovely card - the colours look fab. Thanks for joining in the PolkaDoodle challenge

  13. I like the colour combo a lot! A lovely baby card. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles this week.

  14. Wonderful card and the colours work so well! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  15. Lovely card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  16. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our baby challenge! Great Project - Cheers Claire x

  17. A really sweet card.
    Thanks so much for joining in with the Polka Doodles New Baby challenge and hope to see you again.