Friday, 8 May 2009

A baby card for Friday Sketchers

Hope everyone is having a great day. I haven't done much today except run back and forth to the kids school. They moved to their new school yesterday because their old schools are getting knocked down. It's great because now all 3 kids are at the same school but it is much further away. Chiara is only at nursery for 2 and a half hours so by the time I drop her off in the morning with her brother and sister and get back home, it's just about time for me to leave again to pick her up. Then by the time we get back home and get Chiara her lunch it's almost time for me to leave again to pick the other 2 up. I can't wait till next year when they are all at school!
I did get time today to make a card for Friday Sketchers though :)

I have used one of the images I won in Tindaloos blog candy but I am not sure where it is from.
I decided to leave the little banner blank so I can personalise it later when I need to.
The colours on the image look much darker here, but the orange is more like the orange in the papers.
For all the layers at different angles I used papers from K&Co hopscotch mat stack and the swirls are punched from some of the scraps I had left over. The backing is baby checks by Paper Adventures.
The plain orange flower is from a Prima "bigger" bag and the others are Prima Sweet N Sassy Cinderella. I got them all from Aries Crafts online store. Flower gems and spacer are from my stash.
I am going to try get another challenge card done tonight but it's not looking likely. The kids are all still up when they should be fast asleep, well the youngest 2 should be at least, and they are all fighting with each other for the slightest thing because they are tired.
Hopefully they will nod off soon and I get get some peace and quiet to do some crafting.........

Lora x


Marjanne said...

I am happy my childeren are grown ups now... but sometimes I regret the days when they were young. Soooo cute, hut I don't miss the fights! (i ve also three)

I like your card very much!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Motherhood. Ah yes. I remember it well. Enoy it because boy-o-boy do they grow up too fast!

The card is lovely. I love the backgrounds and the colors and it's good that you left the banner blank. Great job.


karen said...

hope they settled for you, i remember those days my eldest 2 would argue about a shadow on the wall!!!!!! now its the granchildrens turn to argue. we love them enyway though, i would have them young again at the drop of a hat...i love the card the giraffe is gorg. happy crafting x karen pop by and visit me sometime x

brenda said...

Hi Lora, really pretty card, like the soft pastel colours.

Have a good weekend.

Brenda x

Anonymous said...

awww he's well cute!! Great card hun super sweet x

Jacque said...

Lora, what a cute card!!! Those colors are so soft and pretty and that image is the cutest!! Thanks for joining us on Friday Sketchers...Hugs..Jacque

strawberry fields said...

This is adorable! I promise to post pics as soon as the baby arrives..... 7 weeks to go! x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lora.

Hugs Riet.x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lora :-) Love the giraffe, very cute and the papers look just fab too !
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card, thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole :-)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great card!

Tracey said...

Fab card, love the details :o)


wendy said...

great card!


Rica said...

Hi Lora - fab card - gorgeous colours and what a cute little giraffe. I've just made a card using those papers - but it could be sat there forever waiting for a sentiment - I'm useless with sentiements.
hugs Heather xx