Saturday, 9 March 2013

Its a Boy!

Hi and Good Morning! :)

Today sees the start of our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin, where this week our theme is 'Its a Man Thing'.  We are sponsored by Cuddly Buddly, and also our monthly sponsor - The Ribbon Girl.  Awesome prizes, so well worth playing along.
I dont make a lot of male cards, but this week was rather special - we had a long-awaited new arrival in our family (all the way over in Oz), and thanks to the wonders of modern technology (Facebook - lol) I was able to see baby pics within minutes of his birth and I was so proud !  Welcome to the world little Tom ! :)
I layered MME papers onto Kraft cardstock and coloured in this sweet Mo Manning image with PM's.  The mesh die and sentiment are Cheery Lynn, and the other dies are a mix of Memory Box, Marianne and spellbinders. The colours look a little less grubby IRL, but it was such a dark day when I took the photo, I just couldnt seem to get it in a decent light.
Now I want to apologise for being a bit of a bad blogger in returning my visits again lately :(  We still have the same problems with our internet, and its so slow its almost like pulling teeth.  It can take me an hour to get round just a handful of blogs, but I do try to catch up with everyone at least once a week.  Certain times of the month (and certain times of the day) we get throttled and its a real struggle trying to make our allowance last till the end of the month.   
I really do appreciate every visit and every comment :)
Hoping you have a smashing weekend!


Claire said...

This is so adorable hun - love the image, gorgeous elements and colours. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Congratulations on the new arrival Alison..and I just adore your card, love the colour combo and such a cute image and fantastic the dies and design...gorgeous.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Congratulations on the new addition Alison and what a gorgeous card to celebrate the arrival! Hugs Susan x

Faye said...

Alison, I really like the limited colour palette you've used on this cutie. X

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS new baby card. Congrats on getting a new family member!

Sarn xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is super cute and a fantastic card Alison.

greetings karin

Annette said...

Awww, so cute. I'm hopeless at male cards. Love this image. Congrats on the new arrival.

jackid said...

Hi Alison well congrats on your new arrival this card is adorable love the sweet image and your detail gorgeous

Teresa said...

Oh this is by far the cutest little boys card I've seen, isn't he sweet and gorgeous colour choice Alison, really love it. xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightfully special image for your new arrival & I love your use of the kraft with those papers. Don't worry about return visits - you give plenty with your creations & your 'virtual' friendship. Take care of yourself & all the boys who are probably quite a handful - especially the little one, who probably isn't so little any more (I am refferring to the 4-legged lads by the way).
Paula (PEP)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww I love that cute image. The colours and details are gorgeous.
Congrats on the new baby in the family.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

mixamatoasties said...

I love this. And I'm sure baby Tom will too.

Have a good weekend.

Susan xx

Brigitte said...

It's a fabulous card Jan!!!! Love the soft blues with the kraft cardstock! Just stunning! Hugs, Brigitte

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,gorgeous image and

Blankina said...

Hi Alison, your baby card is perfect!! LOve the colour combo, the image, lay out and die cuts..

Hugs Blankina

Marilyn said...

I love this card! What a fabulous use of kraft paper and the image is adorable. Fabulous colour choices, dies and sentiments

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
The image is so cute :)
Beautiful design.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

catherine said...

A fantastic card Alison and a super image. Love the colours you have used
x catherine

Lorraine said...

Brilliant boys card Alison. I love teh image, the colours and all those dies.
Congratulations on the new arrival, Tom...what a great name!! :-)
Enjoy the rest of teh weekend
Lorraine x

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours.
Congratulations on the new arrival.
Nikki x

Jewelsmae said...

An adorable image indeed and your colouring is just great, love everything about this one

pam said...

gorgeous card Alison, love this image and beautiful colours, fabulous design as always. pam

coops said...

so gorgeous alison.i love your blue and brown colours and really sweet image and details ;D
huge congrats on the safe arrival of baby Tom too hun.

xx coops xx

Gail said...

This is tooo cute for words. LOVE the image and the die cuts are fabulous! Wonderful card!!! --Gail

SusanLotus said...

Veru sweet card!
I like the dies with words on.

Happy sunday to you!

Natali said...

This boy image cuties ever!! ))) Gorgeous combinations with kraft and amazing playing with dies (look like I telling you that every time )) nothing new ))) Adorable card!!

Sue said...

Aww he is SO cute Alison! I love your soft colouring… so perfect with the pretty papers… the colours are fab… I love the trellis border and die cuts!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

So adorable Alison! Love everything about this.

Kim said...

so sweet, love the soft colors.

Wedgie said...

So sweet Alison!
I love the image and the gorgeous layout.

Wedgie xxx

Mau xx said...

Totally adorable! gorgeous colours together.
Hugs Mau xx


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