Friday, 20 May 2011

The Godfather



I made this card for a friend who had just been asked to be a godfather to a little baby girl. :) Awww. 

I told him that 'confirmed bachelors' often get asked to be godfathers, as it gives them someone to leave their 'misers' fortune to, instead of spending it all on Dr Who figures! ;) lol  (He will kill me if he reads this!)

Now I wasnt really sure about Christening cards, but I got heaps of really useful advice from my teamies at I ♥ Promarkers, and white on white seemed a popular choice.  The card is slightly softer looking in RL as the mirri board looked black until I brightened the picture a little.

I hand stitched and beaded the lace border.  I made the flowers using Marianne Dies and pearl paper, and also used spellbinders dies and card candi for lots of dimension.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine
Craft Your Days Away - White + one (pink)
Dream Valley - Old (pearl paper) New - Leaf die
One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo insp, monochrome + pink
Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Fab n' Funky - Make own Blooms
PaperPlay - Sparkle
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and good luck to everyone entering these challenges.


35 comments:

Fiona said...

wow alison...this is absolutely stunning. Your friend will love it!!

Fi
x

Denise and Louise said...

This is totally gorgeous. You certainly know how to do white on white. Stunning! Hugs Denise xx

Bridget said...

Beautiful Alison! That lace border goes so well with your image!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really stunning. Sweet image and the white on white is gorgeous and you have it done so beautifully and with great detail. Donna

Olga said...

Alison, this is absolutely beautiful!!! So soft and elegant!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow I like this alison, it's very beautiful.
cute stamp too.

greetings karin

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning Alison!
Love it:)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Deb said...

oh wow, this is just stunning, love the WOW, so elegant and so perfect for this occasion!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Abi said...

Alison, this is stunning, I do love the white on white & you've made such a fab job of it. perfect stitching too x

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a time this week.

Katina said...

Alison, you've really made me chuckle with the Dr Who figures! I know a 'confirmed spinster' who loves Dr Who and Star Trek and collects the stuff!! Maybe we should introduce them, lol!! Absolutely adore this card; white on white is just perfect for a christening card. Your beautiful stitching and flowers makes it even more special. xxx

Marion said...

Wow Alison, This is absolutely stunning. The stitched beaded border is awesome. Love it.
hugs
Marion

Paula said...

And now I know how to spell that candi! Brilliant white on white & utterly right for this. Love your use of silver with those hints of pink - just so classy.
Paula (PEP)

Paula said...

forgot to sayt hat the punched border makes me think of Broderie Anglaise & the die-cut panel reminds me of lace - very apt for a baby's christening gown.
Paula (PEP)

coops said...

wow!!!!! this is absolutely stunning alison.adorable image and the white on white is fantastic.i really love your beautiful details and design :D

xx coops xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx
p.s I have candy! :-)

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just beautiful Alison! Adore this LOTV image, lovin' all the white, gorgeous flowers and I love all the fabulous dies and punches you've used too!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Kelly.x

Janna Werner said...

fantastic monochrome card, Alison!

uksharon said...

Beautiful card and just right for a Christening. Love the white on white.
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Louise said...

Oh my - this is absolutely stunning Alison, the white on white is fantastic. Love the hand-stitching and beading too! I've had to sit through three episodes of Dr. Who this evening as DH and DD play catch-up. Not my thing at all.

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a sweet card, i'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for sharing with the Shabby Tea Room!

having a {me} day said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love the white on white effect and the added details. Your comment re confirmed bachelors made me smile also. So true! keeleyxx

Elise said...

Wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! such beautiful SOFT colors .. everything on here is STUNNING!

hUGS,
Elise

andrea said...

Stunning card,beautiful image and gorgeous detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW Alison this is simply sunning!! I love all the detail and the image is gorgeous. Please please do a tutorial on how you do your flowers, I have tried and tried and just can't seem to make them :) xx

Vicky said...

Another WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW from me this is soooo gorgeous beautful amazing fantastci & I'm spelling half me worsd wrong cus I'm that stunned by this. This I think has become my fave.....ok ok its in my top 5 well you do so many gorgeous cards......actually I love the other 2 that you've shown today...ok its in my top 10.........oh darn it its bloody gorgeous... I can actually see some green on there tho.......oh no its just my envious eye reflecting.....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Theresa said...

Alison this is stunning. I opened your blog and I have just been gasping. This one took my breath away. I'm not into baby cards...but this is just amazing. Love those flowers.

Sheri said...

GORGEOUS! So elegant and pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Mags said...

Oh so elegant! All that texture is just delicious! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

luv, Mags x

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love white on white and this stamp is wonderful....but the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge requires you to us an animal as the focal point of your card. Still time to enter a card, challenge runs through the entire month of May.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely lovely! I love all the detail in the white items you used!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Lesley said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Such a beautiful piece of work Alison.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Kendra said...

great use of die cuts and punches! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Shelley said...

Just gorgeous huni...Thanks for joining in the Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

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