December 16, 2008

Sketch Saturday # 29....Baby's First Christmas!

Just a quick post tonight to share this card that I made for a work colleague who is off on maternity leave. I have been meaning to send her a card to congratulate her on the birth of her first baby, a little boy! Well, unfortunately, I kinda got sidetracked with all the Christmas cards that I have been making for everyone at work. Then I got this idea for her card to combine the baby and Christmas card into one!!! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!!

I used this week's sketch #29 from Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. It's such a great sketch and it was a nice change from the same format that I have been using on all my Christmas cards but it also fit in nicely with the overall layout that I have been using and meant that I could still use the papers that I had all pre-cut!

I think Alvin looks so sweet sitting on the Christmas Ornament!

I stamped the Christmas ornament on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with my Copics and Twinkling H2O's. I cut the image with my square Nesties and embossed it. Then I distressed around the image and the edges with my Metallic rub-ons and chestnut roan ink. I stamped Alvin on Georgia pacific paper with my Memento ink and coloured him with my Copics too. I added some white highlights with a Gel pen and acrylic paint. Then I cut him out and pop-dotted on the ornament and added lots of Stickles for a little sparkle!!!

In keeping with all my Christmas cards this year I used the BasicGrey Wassail pp, and American Craft shimmery ribbon. I added the BG buttons and tied hemp twine through them. I had to deviate from the sketch a wee bit and move the buttons over slightly as Alvin's head was in the road, he he he!

Well, there you have it!!! Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!


Kim Piggott said...

Just stunning!!!
I love your card so much. Your image on the bauble looks so sweet.
That paper is just wonderful. I love your ribbon and your use of the sketch is brilliant.
The new mummy will totally adore this.
kim xxx

Mrs Wonka said...

Simply super smashing great!

Mrs W x

Jilli said...

This is adorable! I just love the colours you've used. The bauble looks fab! Jillix

maddy hill said...

Tara your cards are super duper !
love them !

dont ever change your avator , i love your seeing your daughter , it brightens me up !

Chris said...

Hi Tara and WOW, such a beautiful card and very creative to combine the birth card with the first Christmas I know this card will be appreciated so much. Alvin does look wonderful sitting on the bauble and your colouring is superb. Love those papers LOL and the details are stunning. I left a little something for you on my blog. Hugs, Chris

Rach said...

this is a fabulous card and what a wonderful idea to use Alvin on the bauble, so clever..hope you have a wonderful christmas Tara. hugs rachxx

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Fantasic card! Love the creative way you have used the stamps! I'm sure they will be delighted with this card!Gorgeous colouring and embellishments.
Hope you are well!
Judy x

Joey said...

Hi, this is gorgeous!!!!!!! and so different for a first christmas card i loves it!. joey xxx

Tab said...

Well this card is just awesome, I love it! Your copic colouring is amazing as always and I love the colours that you have used. I think I may need to invest in little Alvin, he is such a sweetie! Hugs Tab xxx

sylvia said...

oooohh so lovely

Ali Watson said...

Beautiful card love the colours. just perfect with Alvin sitting on the bauble.

Anki said...

It's just perfect and so cute! Hope you'll have a wonderful X-mas my friend! Kram - Anki

Kristen said...

Ohhh! That card is so sweet and cute and gorgeous all rolled into one card! Love it!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is gorgeous, wonderful Alvin how cute is he and love the papers you've used.

Gill said...

Wow, your blog is fabulous, just had a quick look and everything is stunning

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the papers and I agree Alvin looks so cute, thanks for joining us this week at SS
hugs Gill x

Sharon said...

This is lovely Tara, what a lovely idea for a 1st Christmas card. There is a little something for you on my blog x

Anonymous said...

Hi, wat a sweat Idea. So creativ, i giv my first comment in englich.


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