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

17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Hi there

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

    B x

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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