Monday 6 May 2019

Naming Day

Morning and we have a new ATG/Embellish at Artistic Inspirations and we are sponsored by Colour of Love I had a request for a non-religious naming day card -NOW- I have made baby cards/Christening cards galore with no problem-but this one caused me such a headache???
Whether it was the fact it wasn't a Christening card I have no idea but this card was my actual 4th attempt after two weeks of deliberating what to do--finally I resorted to Google and Pinterest and bingo-just make a baby card and add the appropriate sentiment-now how simple is that??? Well obviously not!!!

I decided on the image Georgie Giraffe distress inked round the edges-that was too dark-print out again and rethink the layout-added ribbon and was just about to add the bow when I realised the sheer ribbon---which was stuck down at this point changed colour when I moved from the desk to near the window and nowhere near matched,found some more hidden at bottom of ribbon boxand as the ribbon went round card I had to glue some on narrow card and stick on the top.

Image was coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents,I embossed the background with a Tattered Lace EF,dies from Marianne and spellbinders/balloon die was a gift so no idea of make(Thank you Lisa)ribbon and button from stash and sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.
crafty sentiments-lace and/or ribbon
passion for promarkers-lots of layers
I love promarkers-add a ribbon/bow---------WINNER/TOP 3
word art Wednesday-ATG
scribbles designs-pastels
as you like it-flowers or ribbon-I prefer ribbon as sometimes when I use flowers they never look right(more practise needed lol)
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-use more than one die
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
2 sisters on the blog-mood board
crafting with an attitude-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft dee-bowz-ATG
craft rocket-newborn(?)
the paper funday-ATG
through the purple haze-I've got the blues
classic design team-ATG
Dragonfly dreams-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated,hope you can join us this month
Carol x x


Cath Wilson said...

And what a beauty it is, Carol. You are so versatile. I think I'd have struggled, too - first time I've ever heard of a 'Naming Day'.
Happy Bank Holiday!
Cath x

meg said...

Beautifully coloured image Carol, showcased perfectly with the dies and embossing folder,

Janette said...

It was worth all the effort Carol, a beautiful card, still not sure what the difference is with this but will 'Google', haha.xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Completely different with a WOW! factor and I LOVE it.
Faith x

Monica C. said...

Despite all your struggles, your card is beautiful! Great detail on it and the die cuts are beautiful!.
Hugs Monica

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carol! Thank you so much for bringing "naming day" to my attention. I hadn't heard of it before, and thoroughly enjoyed reading one family's Naming Day traditions. So sweet, and is a delightful way of sharing the family's special love of a new addition with the rest of their family and friends! Your card is adorable, and I know it will be kept as a keepsake, since it is hand made with lots of lovingkindness! The balloons, delicate dies, and lovely satin ribbons make this an especially pretty card! Thanks again for educating me! hugs, de

Carol L said...

You remind me of myself - I agonize for days over something (I think I just overthink things) and then a light bulb moment happens and it all comes together in the wink of an eye! lol This turned out absolutely adorable and I love all that pretty blue color! It was worth all the time because it's just perfect :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh what a cute card Carol so beautifullllllllll
Gr Karin

Viv said...

What a great card for a child's Naming Day! The giraffe is brilliant and your colours and layout are lovely!

Margreet said...

Beautiful card and great coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.
xxx Margreet DT

brenda said...

It's a lovely card for a baby boy and a naming day is something unusual as well so I think I would have been stumped as well.

B x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is absolutely precious Carol!! LOVE the blue colors and the cute giraffe with all of the elegant edging and details! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

creationsnz said...

After all that hard work you got a super card in the end - well worth the effort. CarolG

*Vicki* said...

Also forgot to say thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Pia S said...

Sometimes I just complicate things too:). It turned out darling with lots of textures and details to make it all gorgeous!

Ella's Design said...

Another fab card, Carol! Love all the pretty die cuts, sweet image and simple colour scheme. Thanks again for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa

Michelle said...

You did a great job in the end with this Carol - it is gorgeous - the image is so sweet and so is the sentiment - Michelle x

Caroline said...

Lovely card in beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining our challenge at 2Sistersontheblog.
Caroline DT

Chrissy said...

Turned out so adorable Carol, and I know where you are coming from..I make cards..tags..canvases, but I cannot get my head around a journal page!!!
I love this sweet Giraffe and I love the way he is cut on the angle with the oval die..beautiful card.


Joy Wilson said...

Such a darling card! I love that little giraffe and your bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Have a great week!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends DT

Furrbster said...

This is beautiful,

Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

Hugz Tinz

PS. so sorry to hear about the crow you were looking after hun - what a shame. He obviously had something wrong internally, but at least you gave him a good ending.

As for the spiders - yup keeping them all voluntarily haha. They are amazingly addictive!

Tone K. said...

This is just so adorable ♥
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

pinky said...

Either naming days are tricky Carol or we make them tricky. I have done a few in my day but you have aced it with this gorgeous creation!

Beebeebabs said...

Sooooooo cute - love it thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol, this is precious. Love the dies with the adorable image. It's just too cute.

Cards By MI said...

Cute card with Lovely colour combo. Looks Lovely. Thanks for joining us over at passion for promarkers this week.
Love n hugs

Alex said...

Beautiful boy card. Like the colors and the cute image!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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cotnob said...

An adorable card Carol, such a sweet image and lovely pastel blues.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

dutchess said...

So cute Carol...what a great fun image and such wonderful vibrant

Janny's Cards Creations said...

So cute. I love him. Janny

Brenda said...

I spotted this one on FB and loved it. It is so beautifully designed and executed, perfect for any baby occasion.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a fabulous card and I wouldn't have known that you struggled with it. I love the stamp that you've used and the composition is just perfect. I've just had to make a card for a friend of our Daughter who's just given birth to triplets (Three boys.) I ended up making an 8x8 card to fit three blue prams on. She had them at 32 weeks, three weeks ago. The bigger two are now at home but the smallest is still in high dependency but is doing really well. He only weighed 1lb 12oz, bless him. They just wanted a second baby to complete their family but ended up with three more. It will be hard work for them but they are truly blessed and I know that they'll do a great job with the help of family and friends. I guess life is full of surprises x

Regina said...

Your card is totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us this month.
Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

Glenda Atkins said...

You did a bang up job on this card. I would have been at a loss to begin with also as I did not know of a 'naming day' lol! Your card is quite wonderful and I am sure they were very pleased with it.

Monika Reeck said...

I think I see many cardmaker using this lovely Images and you did it so lovely Carol
cute all in blue
and the ribbon is perfecto

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ribbon make with us - this is so pretty (why do my bows never look that fab?)! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx AYLI

Brenda said...

Carol, you already know I love this card so I'll just say, thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

Jackie C said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, so cute! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ ttph

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh, oh, oh - I cannot tell you how much I love this card, it is stunning. As you know, we have a baby boy on the way, I am so tempted to 'borrow' your gorgeous design and try to re-create it, I hope that is OK? I already have the balloons (mine are by 'Tanser') and the embossing folder, just need Georgie and your knack for bow making.

Dionne xx

CaroleAnn said...

So can relate to your dilemma that turned out to be a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

Nicolette said...

A very nice card.
Thank you for jonining us at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

My my Carol, you had a time with this one, but it looks perfect. I had to chuckle. As an American Anglican (Episcopalian), I feel your pain on the Naming Day. I have friends who have had them for their grandchildren. You were smart to Google first. I sent a card for my first experience that had a Christening sentiment. Oh the horror! lolol I was lectured about that one! I soon wised up and now just put some sort of Welcome affection... xoxo

Lisa Andersson said...

Wonderful card for a baby boy and absolutely adore the fun image. Gorgeous design and pretty details.
Hugs, LIsa

Diane Louise J said...

Hello, Thanks for joining our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge with your beautiful naming day card. Great use of dies too. Hope you can join us for our next challenge too.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Suze said...

Cute baby card. Love that you personalised it. Thank you for joining in the Pastels Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

rachel said...

great card Carol - lovely to see a 'naming day' card xx

lalkygirl said...

Super , love that sweet image
Thank you for joining us at Craftdeebowz
Tracey x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "more than one die” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

Lisa J said...

Well worth the headache! Its absolutely Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

Donna Walls said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

Irene said...

I like so much, digi stamp, coloring, hearts and a great bow...all is perfect!
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Irene DT said...

I love this card, beautifully made and this giraffe is simply adorable with his different coloured eyes. Congratulations by the way, well deserved. Michelle x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Carol

You probably thought that I did not bother to try to repeat your beautiful baby card, in fact I had not forgotten, my great nephew is now a couple of weeks old and I am going to see him for the first time in the morning. I have wrapped all of the little cardigans I have made for him (plus a few bought bits and bobs) and today was to be my day for making my version of your card.

However, I have spent most of today sorting through all of my dies, and I now have 3 rhetorical questions i) why do we crafters buy so many dies? ii) I have tried several different ways of storing them and none work that well so, when you have so many, what is the best way to store them? and iii) why do these little bits of metal weigh so much? My arms and shoulders ache so much this evening from lifting heavy boxes.

I have been meaning to sort out my dies for ages, I have so many that, so time ago, they split the large box I had them in .... and I have since bought more. Unable to find another large, strong box, I have taped up the old box and it now contains all my Bigz dies and my Big Shot accessories. I recently bought a nesting set of shoe box sized boxes and I have re-purposed these to hold most of the other dies and embossing folders. So, where there was one box there are now 4 and in all honesty there is not a lot of spare room in any of them. I have also been out this afternoon and bought a ring binder and several magnetic sheets and these now have all of my nesting Spellbinder dies - there must be almost 20 sets, bought when I first got my Big Shot and hardly ever used. And in all of these die sets I have discovered that none are as pretty as yours nor will the overlap in the way you have done here!

I suspect that my card will, by necessity, look nothing like yours but I thank you for your inspiration. I guess now I really should actually start making my card as I have to be up very early tomorrow and cannot stay up all night crafting. Fingers crossed I actually get a card made and photographed for my blog, so you an see the end result. I am tempted to pose these questions there to see whether anyone attempts to answer my questions, ha ha!

I hope you have a good week.

Dionne xx