Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Spoon for a Child... and Baby photos!

Hello and Good Tuesday. It is time for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge! And this week as I said is just about some fun cards. The Challenge this week we would love you to make a card for a child and we have a fab prize this week which has very kindly been donated by Summer from
Roses on paper . Now that is just plain fun. Kids cards are all about fun and color right?

Well my card I decided to use a Rachelle Anne Miller image "Playtime". I love these turtles! And one main reason I wanted to use this image is to say CONGRATS to Rachelle Anne herself! I don't know if you have heard but she gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy last week! You can see photos of her, her husband, Brad and beautiful baby Isaac Alexander on her blog HERE.

My card is all done in greens and blues in honor of the baby Isaac. I love the glitter papers from DCWV Nursery Baby Boy. I chose three patterns... you ask where are three? Well the stripe, dots and then that scallop with the "ribbon" that matches the dot paper, well that is a section from the third pattern, I just cut it down! I sewed down everything with a light green thread.

I colored Playtime with my Copic Markers and white gel pen, then cut it with my oval Nestibilities die. I layered a scalloped cut die behind that and gel pen stitched it down. I stamped the Happy Birthday from Papertrey Ink.. I think... directly onto the image. Now how much do you love those felt buttons? I thought they were perfect for a kids cards. They are from Buttons Galore & More I found them at the Expo I went to last month, and they came in lots of colors. I tied a glitter ribbon through each one and then stuck them down with glue dots.

Now at this point I thought my card was all done... but then remembered I had purchased some new glitter glue last week was the exact color of the paper. This glue is from Studio G.... I was not impressed! Very sticky, won't let go of the bottle. But I got all my dots on each scallop and things looked good. I set the card aside, when I picked the card up a couple of hours later... I nearly cried! The dots ran, and just look horrible. But it was too late to do anything about it. So I will probably by giving that stuff to the kids to play with! So sad.... Other than that I hope you like my card.

And make sure to run over to the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge blog and see the other DT cards, oh my they are really cute!

Now for a couple of baby photos - I went out this morning and took 24 photos of Freddie.... these were the only two that 1/2 way came out. This little guy is going to be a blurr! Always moving, jumping, jerking his head in excitement... and putting his ears back and running to me. Very difficult to photograph, but a pure joy to be around!

Doc came out yesterday and gave both him and Momma a clean bill of health and loved all over them. He is amazed as we are over all of the stripes on his legs. I am telling you they are just gorgeous! He said he had never seen anything like that on a Donkey before, and his father bred donkeys for decades. I keep calling him "FRED my Zonkey"... and yes there is a such thing, they cross donkeys with Zebras....

One more thing today. If you could please add a special prayer for my 6 year old nephew, Tagen. He is having surgery on both legs/ankles today to correct some tendon, muscle and bone problems. He has a rare form of CP.. no I can't spell that out. He has had lots of medical issues, but this kid is an amazing child, he really is an inspiration to keep on going and smile the entire time. He is a pure blessing to all of us, but today he is really going through something tough, and it will be a long 3 or 4 months of full leg cast to regular cast, to braces... and then hopefully no braces and walking normally. So please say a prayer for him, and my sister and her husband during this time.

Thanks so much -

I hope you have a great Tuesday and have some time to get inky-
HUGS and-


V Colbourne said...

I loved the card- can't even notice the running that you were talking about. I think its super cute.

Sending my best wishes to your family and your nephew. That's so sad, but his strength will change lives and will continue to amaze you.

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, such a cute image and i love your beautiful colouring. Freddie looks so cute. Hope your nephews surgery goes well best wishes to you and your family. Hugs Nikki x

Loreen said...

I will definitely say a prayer for your nephew. Congrats on your new baby too! He is adorable =) As always, great work on the card! Your blog is truly worth subscribing to. Thank you for doing such wonderful work.

Heidi said...

The card is beautiful my friend, and wow those buttons are so great. I think I have to order some. The coloring is stunning and I also love the papers. I have them and are going to use them soon.
Sorry to hear about the glitter - its not fun when things not work like you want!!

Michelle can you please send me Freddy so I can cuddle him? He is soooooo cute.

Hugs from

TA Carbone said...

Prayers will be said and sending good thoughts for your nephew.

So are you going to keep Freddie?


ribenaruby said...

Your card is perfect, the little Freddy is so cute, and all the best for your little nephew. His strength and smiles will get him through the difficult times. Best wishes.

Annie said...

keeping Tagen, his family and doctors in my thoughts. And how about those stripey legs, they really show up in your photo today! And I mustn't forget the card you made, just so cute and love those felt buttons - very strokable! hugs, annie x

Anita said...

Cute card! TFS the cute baby photos. I will keep your nephew and his family in prayers.

DawnMarie said...

Hi Michelle, I love this image of the turtles, so cute, your card is gorgeous as always.

I am really pleased that Bella and Fred are doing so well, and Bella is feeling better after her labour.

Please pass my thoughts and prayers on to your sister and her family, kids are so resilient, and I'm sure Tagen (gorgeous name by the way)will be the joy he always is soon. DawnM.x

PaperSunshine said...

Awww he's such a cute zonkey :) prayers for your nephew and family!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card and just right for a little one.Freddie is gorgeous but I am sure he is really a Zebra from the knees down!!! Sending a great big hug and lots of love to your nephew and all the family... it is so hard to see little ones suffer you wish you could have the pain and discomfort for them. Sue :o)

Happy Crafter said...

Great card Michelle Fab image love it :)
Awe Freddie is gorgeous thanks for sharing the photo's with us all.
Val xxx

Donalda said...

Michelle this card is just gorgeous I have thought so many times about ordering this stamp when I see it being used then I always forget to get it but your colors and coloring is just beautiful dear.

Oh and I just love the pic's dear. I can see the stripes very well and he is just a doll.

I will sure keep him in my prayers dear. He must be a strong little boy to go through what he has dear.

Rach said...

awww awww awww.. so sweet, both your card and your cute baby Freddie, his legs look amazing. wow!

i will keep your sweet nephew in my thoughts. biggest hugs to you. Rachxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

I think this is a lovely card, I didn't notice anything wrong with the glitter. Freddie is so cute! And I love his stripy 'socks'. :) I will keep Tagen & his family in my thoughts & prayers. kirsten x.

retiredheather said...

Great card. I will email you for his address to mail him a little card. Mail always makes a person feel better.

Sally said...

What a fabulous card for a child. It is one any child would love to receive. The papers and colors you have chosen are fantastic and I love the patchwork coloring on the turtle.

Lilian said...

This card is totally beautiful. I have always thought of buying this stamp but never really "checked-out" lol! You've colored it beautifully too. I love everything about your card specially the felt buttons. :) Will be checking out the site you linked. I am also sending your nephew get well wishes and lots of prayer. Take care!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle I love the cute turtles,Hope your Nephews surgery goes well,Hugs Debbie x

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Love this turtle. The card is stunning. Well done.

x Natasha x

Heidi said...

Prayers going out for Tagen Michelle. I also sent an updated baby photo to my husband and gave him an update on Freddie! LOL!
Your card is GORJUS girl, and so happy for Rachelle (everyone is having babies of some sort!)

Diana said...

OMG I have been looking for Fab buttons and never thought to ask you thanks and the card as always is soooooooo way cute ...wONDERFUL !

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I've always loved the turtle, reminds me of a patchwork quilt.
Freddie is so cute!! Lovely pic of him and his mum.
Best wishes to Tagen and his family , hope he makes a quick recovery.

Frances said...

cute card Michelle but Freddie steals the show - what a cutie! and those legs!! xx

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Freddie is absolutely wonderful! I know the joys these special guys bring into your world! Congrats from Pino and donkeys at Apifera Farm. And I hope your nephew is doing ok - if a card from Pino would cheer him up let me know - but then again he has so much donkey love already!

flatis stempelwelt said...

Wonderful card, the image is lovely and your coloring is beautiful.

Hugs, Sonja xx