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Tuesday 14 August 2012

Sweet Baby Girl ♥

Oh dear! I did say I would be catching up in blogland last weekend, but things were thrown a little off kilter, and blogging was the last thing on my mind.
My dad was taken poorly on Thursday and everything else went out of the window. Dad is 84 and Mum 80 and I guess you just think they will always be around, until you get a reminder that they are not getting any younger :(
Thankfully, Dad is now much better and he's got an appointment on Friday at the Stroke clinic, so we should hopefully know more after then.
48 and still Daddy's girl, guess I always will be.

I had a card almost finished and some candy to post too..need to take a photo of it yet, hopefully over the weekend I'll get myself sorted out and back on top of things again.

I rarely make baby cards, I rarely need to make baby cards, but we seem to be having a run on pregnant ladies, and they are all having pink ones so I thought I'd better make a start on some cards.
You know how slow I am, the little ones will be starting pre-school before I get around to making a birth card!

And just for a change, out came a Tilda! As always, she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
DI Colours:
Skin - Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.
Pink Shades - Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany.
Blue Shades - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans.
The papers are Inkido Forever Collection (yes, again! I loves these papers a lot!)
Lots of dies used on this card...image is cut with a nestie and scallop nestie, butterfly is a set of MFT dies, flowers and leaf are Magnolia Clover and Vintage Daisy.
SU punches for the sentiment and SU Sizzix die for the strip in the middle..phew!

I'm sure I can enter my card into a challenge or two:
In The Pink challenge is 50 shades of pink...I'm sorry Christine that it didn't turn out quite as pink as I was hoping it to be, but I had to enter your 1st challenge :)
Totally Tilda challenge is to use Kraft.
Sweet Stampin' is Things With Wings.
Die-ing for a challenge is a fab sketch from Hazel :)

Thanks for looking, and always a huge thank you for any comments you may leave, even more so when I am so far behind myself!


  1. Gorgeous card Elaine, I also love those papers and your fab colouring. I'm so glad your Dad is on the mend.
    Suzi x

  2. Such a gorgous baby card and a fabulous image.
    Hope your dad is soon recovered... it is such a worry and a shock isn't it. My dad is 92 this year and has a had a triple heart bypass a very bad stroke and upteen other things wrong - but luckily he still manages to keep going xx

  3. oh wow this card is so beautiful i just love it huni,so so sorry to hear your dad is poorly i hope it all goes well on friday bless him i know what you mean i too think my parents will be there forever.
    Have a good evening huni xx

  4. glad your dad is much girls will probably always be our daddy's girls!!

    Fabby card as always...that baby Tilda is actually very cute! Gorgeous papers too.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  5. This is so sweet! :) I'm sending happy, healing thoughts to your dad!

    Annie Rose

  6. Oh it's so sweet Elaine! Wishing your Dad a quick recovery. don't think it matters how old we get, we're still Daddy's girls!

  7. Sorry to hear about your dad Elaine,hope it is nothing serious!!
    Your card is gorgeous as always!!
    Big XXX Heidy

  8. Awww too cute Elaine! Love the beautiful colouring as always :)

  9. Beautiful card Elaine. Hope your Dad feels better soon.

  10. Oh, this is too cute. I'm sure that whoever receives this card will love it. Fab coloring too! Hugs! xx

  11. production may not be fast lol, but they are always worth the wait,.... beautiful!!
    I hope your Dad continues his progress to good health one more

  12. Oh i hope your dad is ok.. i know what you mean - my mum is 85 .
    Love this cute little card .. and i am sure Christine will let you off lol
    Lisa x

  13. Beautiful baby card Elaine. Love the image, which you've coloured beautifully (as always) and the layout is lovely.
    Caz x

  14. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeutiful sweetie ♥♥♥

  15. Hi Elaine..

    Hmmmmm you don't think that's pink enough???? Well I do!! I think it's STUNNING..... I love everything about it - your colouring as always is perfect, those papers are LUSH (don't know how you could bear to use them..), that image is soooo gorgeous and your layout is fab! Those flowers are the perfect finishing touch too.... think I may have to treat myself (YET AGAIN lol!)

    Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at In The Pink and for all your support.. we are so excited to see so many pink lovers sharing their passion.. Hope to see you in our future challenges too!

    Big hugs
    Christine (AKA Posh..) x
    In The Pink

  16. Take care of yourself midst the stress & hope things improve for your Dad. Your precision placing of patterned paper is brilliantly showcased with this one & I always love seeing your colouring & the way you combine kraft elements seamlessly into the whole.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Hey Elaine

    Such a beautiful baby card - love it.

    I do hope your Dad is feeling better soon.

    Thank you for joining us at Die-ing For a Challenge and the very best of luck.

    Take care


    Hazel x

  18. Awwwww - this is so sweet Elaine! Love the Tilda image and the background papers. Great colouring too!

    Thank you for joining us at the first ITP challenge - I hope we will see you again next time!
    Sylvia x

  19. Wowzer cute baby Tilda creation Elaine..gorgeous image & papers fab design..defo need to make more..

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda KRAFT chall

    smiles Christine x

  20. Hello there fellow Pink lover. Isn't it fabulous about the launch of In the Pink? I stopped in for a closer look at your card. I'm linked at #1 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

    Elaine this is stunning, such a lovely sweet image and gorgeous card design.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  21. so stunning elaine.really gorgeous image and design and your colours are beautiful :D
    i hope your dad is feeling better soon.

    xx coops xx

  22. Beauuuutiful! I just love the blue wavy layer, both the paper and the shape is perfect!
    Amazing colors of course, and lovely pearls and dies. :)

    I hope your dad will be okay!
    Lots of hugs, Anne.

  23. Such a sweet baby card you have created, Elaine, I love the soft colours.
    Glad to hear your Dad is better, strange how we think they will last forever..
    Take care,
    hugs Dorte

  24. Hi Elaine, just me popping back sweetie to say thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda with your beautiful card.
    Suzi x
    Gdt Totally Tilda

  25. Lovely Elaine and I love the curved blue striped border, just a nice touch not to make it over the top with the pink. Keeping your dad in my thoughts too. Really loving the kraft cardstock too, such a nice neutral.

  26. Sorry to hear about your dad Elaine, glad he's doing better now xx

    Aww I just love how you've coloured this sweet little image - so soft and pretty! Gorgeous papers and love all those fab dies too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  27. Hi Elaine, what a gorgeous creation. Love the colors and those papers are fab. Beautiful coloring aswell.
    Hugs, Yvon

  28. Hey my sweet friend. So sorry tohear about your dad. Hope he's on the mend. And, for what it's worth, I think being your dad's "little girl" (even at your "advanced" age...hehe) is precious!! I think about you often and miss you bunches! And this baby card is perfection! I LOVE it! You just have all kinds os surprises up your sleeve, don'tcha?! Hugs. Pat Frank

  29. So adorable I love your fantastic coloring, thanks so much for joining us at totally tilda!

  30. OMG another Tilda - careful you will catch the bug!!!! Coloured beautfully as ever.
    Hope you are well.

    Hugs Ali x

  31. This is simply stunning, what more can I say. Love this baby image. xx

  32. Beautiful card. Gorgeous colouring of cute image and lovely design paper with details.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Things with Wings” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  33. Soooo adorable and I love the papers and fab layout.
    Denise xx

  34. Beautiful card, this is utterly adorable! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  35. Oh this is so beautiful. xxx

  36. gorgeous card Elaine, hope your dad is okay x

  37. Hi Elaine, sorry to hear about your Dad being ill but glad he's on the mend. Your card is beautiful, love the soft vintage papers & beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

  38. Hi sweetie this is absolutely stunning gorgeous, thank you for joining me on my last challenge at Die-ing for a challenge hugs pops x x

  39. I would rather make baby cards than sympathy cards. I have a few of those to make...ugh! Love your sweet version of pink...and your coloring is fabulous!

  40. Elaine the card is gorgeous,love it!
    and i do hope your dad is ok now!

  41. I never thought I'd see the day where I would have the pleasure of leaving a Totally Tilda DT comment my lovely friends card, good job I'm sitting down lol.
    Stunning card Elaine, so delicate and pretty and you know how much I admire your colouring :)
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
    hugs Mandy xx


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