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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

First Time Grandma Card

Now my friends, I would really appreciate your comments on this one - one of my work colleagues, and a very dear friend, is about to become a grandma for the first time and I cannot express here just how excited she is. Her son and his partner live a five hour drive away so she's had her suitcase in the back of the car for over a week. Baby Girl is due to make an appearance this Friday but knowing first babies she could well be overdue.

Anyway, as a department at work we wanted to give her a card and I was asked to make it to celebrate the occasion. I wanted the card to be sweet but not over-the-top sugary so I was rummaging amongst my stamps and unearthed a House Mouse stamp that had never seen ink and I thought it was spot-on.

I coloured the House Mouse with ProMarkers and spent a bit of time fiddling around to get the image to fall outside of the Nestability die.

Other items used are Papermania Regency papers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Quicklets, Prima flowers, Dovecraft brads, ribbon and lettering from stash.

What do you think? Is it suitable for the occasion? I'm entering this into the "Celebration" challenge No 52 over at The Secret Crafter as a new grandchild is certainly cause to celebrate!

Thanks for dropping in, always lovely to see you.
Squirrel xx


TallyTalulah said...

This is one of the sweetest cards I've ever seen - the image is perfect for what you want and you've decorated it gloriously - well done



A gorgeous card Squirrel,
Hugs Dianne xx

alison59 said...

OMG Squirrel this is GORGEOUS :) :)

Pauline C said...

This is pretty much as adorable as they come!! I want .. nay NEED that stamp !!
Pauline x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Squirrel...that stamp is just adorable...and I love the way you've cut it out!
Helen x

Aunty Sue said...

oh i love this image and you have done a stunning job with the colouring. Love it if it isnt suitable can i be 1st on your list for a good home. lol

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, love the gentle colours. Yes it's suitable :o)
Jackie xx

~MudpieMouse said...

Very sweet card. I love the layout and your soft coloring. Keep on stampin' on!

Enfys said...

This is adorable Squirrel, soft, pretty and beautiful. I have never seen that HM image (I am a bit of a fan of those stamps, although I have a thing about the ones with the big feet!!)
Anybody would be thrilled to get this,
En xx

Debs said...

This is a perfect card for the occasion. I love this image and how you have coloured it. She will love it. Good luck with the challenge. Debs xx

Caroljenks said...

OMG Squirrel this card is just gorgeous! That image is just so perfect!
The way you have cut the section out really shows off the image - I LOVE it - and shame on you not inking that adorable little thing before - I bet there is no-one else here who has stamps that have yet to fulfill their purpose ;)

Carol x

brenda b said...

wow what a beautiful card

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