Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For Someone Special

When I saw that Hazel was challenging us to make a Christmas card for someone special, I imediately thought of my new great-grandson Isaac. As his mum doesn't follow my blog, I feel quite safe in making a card for him and posting it here. So first of all here is Isaac, who obviously is going to be encouraged to share his mum's love of Disney videos, and her favourite Tigger.

And here is the card I have made for him.

I have used a MoManning digi stamp for the main image, called 'Baby's first Christmas', and coloured it with copics. The backing paper was from my stash, a magazine freebie I think, and the red is a very old sheet from when I had a phase of printing Christmas music as backers. I reversed it and used the back for the frames. The bauble was a bit insignificant so I gave it some shine with glossy accents. This has cracked slightly overnight so I may have another go using UTEE instead. I thought it would be fun to sit the baby in a flower, so the poinsettia and fir branch are Marianne dies and the script bauble was made with nesties circle dies, and computer generated words.

I am entering this card in:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 44: For someone special. Bah! Humbug! Challenge 43: Use Die cuts.
Make it Monday 61: All papercrafts.

And I am linking it to
Stamping for Joy so that Shirley Anne can add it to my tally.


Hazel said...

Isaac is such a cutie - and so is this special card for him - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 44 - hope to see you again soon. x

Jean Straw said...

I love the cute baby image. It's a gorgeous "special christmas card". Jean x

Di said...

Spot on with this one Kate - really adorable! I love the whole card - and so clever to print the music onto red card then make a poinsettia. Isaac is such a cutie - def. going to be a Tigger fan! Di xx

Saskia said...

Awwww, supercute!

Shirley-anne said...

Kate this is stunning I imagine that it will become a keepsake .
Will add to your tally of Christmas cards made .
hugs Shirley-anne

Ann said...

oh totally gorgeous card. We love it and how cute is he? Bless him.
Thanks so much for sharing with us again at Humbug Hall.
Ann and Max xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Lisa M said...

It could not get any cuter! Wonderful coloring job and the shades on that adorable baby's head look fantastic. Perfect 1st Christmas layout on your card. Love all the 3D images. :)

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Lisa xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your link on MIM
The leaves look so real!! And the image so cute. Such a gorgeous festive card

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Ruth said...

Such a cute baby! And, your card is quite cute, too! I love that the baby is sitting in a flower.

fatmonica said...

This is just stunning!I love it-and what a great memory it'll be for Isaac when he looks back on it in years to come.

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and it looks like him! saw it on mim x

Di said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for the lovely comment about the wreath card. I thought Blogger wouldn't let me zoom in too until I spotted something just the other day. If you're getting the image on that horrible black background (why ever did they change!!) when you first click on it - then look down to the bottom left of the black background. You need to have full screen to see this - there's a little bit of text which says something like 'view original'. If you click on that you then get the image on a white background sort of to the top left of the screen. Hover over the image with your mouse and there will be a plus sign. Click on that and the image enlarges :)) VERY useful for having a good ole nosy :)) Di xxx

Perfect Crafts said...

Hi Katie,
This is fabulous card.
I saw it on MIM.
Thak you for your comment.
Justyna x