Hello Everyone. I have mentioned before on my blog that I am not just a card maker. Well today I am sharing photos of the Baby Wrap that I crocheted and the card that I made as well.
This was made for Matt and Amy some wonderful friends of my family who are expecting their first child – a baby girl – in Nov/Dec of this year.
It is made from a Variegated Cotton yarn for the main body of the wrap and a White Cotton Yarn for the edging. As this baby is going to be born at the beginning of our Australian Summer I wanted it to be useful both now and when it gets cooler. The wrap is approximately 90cm squared and all done in Double Crochet stitch using a 5mm hook.
And this is also the card that I made for the baby shower.
I printed the background with a sentiment that has always been a favourite of mine. And I used an adorable elephant image from My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants Stamp set and coloured him in with my Copic markers.
I had such fun making both of these. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
This is so true. A bond between Mother and Child is a powerful one. I am lucky to be called Mum by two wonderful humans. They will always be and will always have my love.
Have a Happy Crafty Wonderful Kind of Day,
PS If your still lucky to have your Mum around give her a call! She will love hearing from you. This is the one thing that I did more often with my own Mum especially since we live so far apart from each other.
The card that I made today could be used for many occassions. But I think that I like this card sketch though … it’s simple but can be taken in so many directions.
The sketch come from Case this Sketch and its Sketch #292 and it was designed by Brian. And this is the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the above card
The papers that I used are from Kasiercrafts’ Stargazer 6X6 paper pad. The sentiment I actually cut with my Scan and Cut machine … my machine and I are on speaking terms again after a very extended break from each other. I am making a lot of use of this machine of late due to my fingers becoming more sore from cutting images and such.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought
I have to try and live more in the moment of what is happening and not second guessing what is coming. Living with a Chronic Illness changes your outlook on life. The way I thought that my life was going to go is nothing like how it is.
Have a Happy Crafty Accepting Kind of Day,
I have been a little quite lately due to stuff going on in my world but I was able to get back into my craft space and I got to use some new products. To make my card crafting go a little smoother I started with a sketch to help me get into my new 6X6 paper pad. And here is the sketch from CASe this Sketch #290 by Chrissy
I had so much fun playing with this sketch that I actually made two cards using it. I will share my 2nd creation in another post. This time around though I used a new paper pad from Kasiercraft called Stargazer.
I loved the blues of this set and I thought it had some different papers in it. I used black card stock for the matting. The sentiment is actually included in the pack. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my creation. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
I have had to tell myself this a lot lately. It really isn’t my fault for a lot of what is going on but then I forget this and the stuff I can control gets out of control. So this is a shout out to everyone who fights each day for the health that they do have. This is one thing that I don’t take for granted anymore and you shouldn’t either. Life can change before your very eyes.
Have a Happy Crafty “You Can Do It” Kind of Day,
Yes I am using my laptop after sitting at my card making desk! (((YEAH))) Wondering why I am celebrating check out my “Why am I missing?” post.
It felt so good to be at my desk that I actually made 2 cards for the same challenge but using 2 different sketches. And along with the card crafting I actually felt like doing some colouring as well. But my foot is feeling a little sore now from being down for so long – well actually it hates being in the boot!!
Any-who onto the card!
This image Heart Melt is from Power Poppy and its part of the Va-Va Valentine Collection. Isn’t it great! I loved it as soon as I saw it I had to colour it up for the Power Poppy & Page Maps Collaboration Challenge
So as you can see I used this Horizontal card map
Now that I have been introduced to this company I will be stopping by often to see the new “Maps” that they come up with. This is one of my favourite places to start when making a card project.
The image was coloured with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, I love using this colouring medium.
(I hope to be able to take up colouring classes with Alyce from Kit and Clowder again one day so that I can improve even more. I can highly recommend any of the classes presented by Alyce. She is the BEST teacher on the internet by far!! What you pay is worth so much more than she charges.)
Since I made this card for my Hubby for Valentines Day I decided to use more masculine papers too make the actual card. So good to use up some stash papers.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Before you leave as always I would like to leave you with this thought
In the last 6 months I have experienced all of this and it is through the love of my God plus my family and friends that I am able to keep moving forward. Even if at the moment it is at a slow pace.