Sunday, May 23, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #47 - Shaped Cards

This week's challenge at Magnolia Down Under will get your creative juices flowing for sure - you need to make a "Shaped Card" - and trust me when I say I'm in awe of some of the AMAZING work our DT has come up with - even if there does seem to be a strawberry theme no-one told me about - LOL. Go check out the DTs work HERE.

I had a very special little lady in mind when I made my card. A good friend of mine had a sweet baby girl last week - 8 weeks prem and some extra challenges to face - but she's a fighter and I wanted to make something extra special for her. When I first thought of making a baby carriage card I wasn't sure if it would be for a boy or a girl - but the arrival of baby Maeve meant out came the pink papers, flowers and glitter.

I used THIS tutorial for inspiration - such a simple yet effective idea! I used one of my rectangular nesties to take out the "wedge" shape though - instead of cutting with pattern scissors. The DP is from Magnolia.

It's going to be such a fun and inspiring week of fun shaped cards - I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

xXx

42 comments:

Karen said...

Deb this is absolutely nothing short of GORGEOUS!!! Well done on the challenge!

Karen
x

Jane said...

I love this Debbie!!! Such a gorgeous baby card and an amazing shape!! I love every gorgeous detail and I'm sure it will be so very much admired and appreciated!! hugs, Jane xxx

April Rose said...

Debbie, this is just SO cute and clever! I love the wedge cutout you made with your nesties--much prettier than just cutting with scissors! What a cute baby Tilda, and beautifully colored! I love the gorgeous flowers too!
Hugs,
April

Karen said...

Debbie you know already that I love your card and after reading your blog, now I know just how special it actually is!! I'm sure your friend will treasure it:-) I mean who wouldn't???? its just so darn cute!!
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Kylie said...

Fantastic pram card Deb. Great colours and beautiful flowers. Love baby Tilda sitting on the pram too. Your friend will surely love it.

Kylie xo

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh Debbie this is fabulous. I love the pram - so cute. You have done a wonderful job. Great inspiration. Superb as always.
mwah
Trace

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie - you clever clever chickie!!! I LOVE your pram card - I would never have thought to make a card like this! I LOVE it - the handle is so cute and clever too.
Your friend will be in awe of this amazing card.
Hugs
Kyliek

Deconstructing Jen said...

Holy cow this is awesome Debbie! I wish I'd seen this about two weeks ago when I had 4 new baby cards to make, lol.

Fran said...

Wow Debbie, this is amazing (but no strawberries, hahaha!) and a baby arrived early just to claim it, it must be fate :) The lace and flowers are soooo pretty, I can't stop looing at it, lol!
I hope little Maeve is doing well!!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Debs
Amazing card. Hope Maeve is doing well.
Luvya

Peta's Blog said...

Wow, how cute is this!!! Thanks for the tutorial, will definately have to give this a go :oD Love all the flowers and lace and cute little baby Tingla xoxox

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie,
OMG wowser, your card is beautiful. I love shaped cards but have not seen one this wonderful for a long time. The image is so sweet, coloured perfectly and love the gorgeous papers and flowers. An amazing take on the challenge with so much inspiration for all joining MDUC this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Ewelina said...

Gorgeous card.

Cheryl said...

OMG now this is totally ADORABLE and your attention to detail perfect!!! I just LOVE this!!

Eulanda said...

Goodness gracious are you ever good at this craft!! Wow!

Marcia said...

Oh wow, stunning Debbie .... love this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial too.

:) Marcia

Debra James said...

WOW, this is sooo cute Debbie, Iam deffinetly fileing this one away for baby cards. Very sweet card and so brilliantly made as always, Fabulous!!!!! Hugs xxxx

Bec said...

oh wow Debbie.. this is so adorable.. I just Love it!!! Bec xx

stephanne said...

This is absolutely precious!! Once again, your colouring is fabulous, and the magnolia paper, LOVE IT!! Such a sweet creation, I'm sure it will warm the hearts of the recipients ;)

Christine H said...

Too beautiful Debbie. I am sure it will encourage your friend. Will say a prayer for her little bub. Such a gorgeous card. xo

Melodie said...

I'm lost for words. The stroller is so beautiful
Hugs
Melodie

Kellie Winnell said...

I am almost at a lose for words hehe! I absolutely love this and I am sure your friend will to, make you go naaaaaw, LOVE it!
Hugs Pink Lady xx

Chantelle said...

Oh, wow Debbie - this is so special and gorgeous - I'm sure your friend will just LOVE this - what a great shaped card. Well done for this weeks challenge x

Tracy said...

A really amazing and pretty creation. Totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Emily said...

Oh my Debbie, how incredibly cute!!! Love the image and that lace you added is so perfect as an accent. Your friend will be thrilled.

Kimmi said...

Oh Debbie, this is so sweet. Love Tilda. So sweet. Gorgeous flowers and lace. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Hugs

Kimmi x

Annette Bowes said...

Awww Debbie this is just adorable, such a beautiful keepsake, love the lace trim and flowers, take careX:)

Lena said...

Hello Debbie, this is just so lovely and clever! What a cute baby Tilda, and beautifully colored! Really it's a great job!!
hugs
Lena

scrappyjan said...

Debbie, THIS IS SO CUTE!!!! Very creative and clever!!!
I am going to have to rememember this for when I need a speical little something for a baby.
hugs, Janiel

Leigh said...

Oh love your baby pram card Debbie. Gorgeous. We had a ball at convention this year. Wished you were there.

Stamp and Smile said...

AWWW, Debbie you took my breath away with this adorable baby card! Sure to warm many hearts... and put many SMILES on! Perfect details and 3D effects... TFS!! :)

Sue said...

OMG, this is darling! Love your baby carriage and all the embellishments and papers. Babies Mom is going to love it, so special! Loving this theme, have to put my thinking cap on,

Hugs
Sue

Marlene said...

Isn't this just the CUTEST?!!! WOW! So stinkin' adorable! Will keep your friend's baby in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like she's doing well!

Liam said...

Just perfect. Love baby cards.

Liam

Jackie Thomas said...

OMG Debbie, you are so clever. What a truly amazing card. Love it, hugs Jackie

Emma said...

WOW Debbie, this is Gorgeous! I'm sure this will put a smile on her face! I hope your friends little one is doing well. There is a great website with lots of Premmie information on it if she needs it. It's called Lifes Little Treasures and it is run from Melbourne and it is dedicated to Prems!

Sharon said...

Hi Debbie,

This little pram is just gorgeous. You've done a fabulous job with this challenge ~ beautiful card.

Sharon x

Sue said...

OMG Debbie this is absolutely beautiful, what a great idea and love everything you have used... a real stunner.
hugs
Sue x

Renkata said...

Wow Debbie, great layout . I love the your card. Such a sweet and cute.

Leonie said...

I am the 40th person to comment on this card, so you dont need me to tell you how cute it is, but I still will, the cutest thing I think I ever saw!

Lynda said...

the places you visit Debbie, my head is spinning!! This card is SOOOOOOO cute-to-boot and knowing the speccy bubba that it went to...it fills your heart with warmth and love. I love the way you have uesd another Nestie to cut into the circle....v v clever. You can see this taking pride of place anywhere. ooxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Magnificent!