Wednesday 12 January 2011

#48 First Birthday Giraffe

 I ♥ Promarker theme - Use Punches

Hi again everyone.  At I ♥ Promarkers this week we are asking you to use punches on your projects.  The prize this week is totally fab from Crafty Individuals - background papers & stamps, all with a seashell, summery feel.  Special or what!  Certainly worth joining in  I reckon - & I am sure it goes without saying now - don't forget to use your Promarkers, (and punches ) in your rush to enter a card.  LOL.

For my card I have chosen an image from Little Musings called 'Fifi' which I thought would be perfect for a first birthday card. I coloured it with Promarkers of course, adding a faux blanket stitch around the 'with love' label with a green fineliner.  The outer circle was also coloured with Promarkers to fully coordinate with the image. The card just had to be light blue really - or should I say as near as sky blue as possible (for a 1 year old Man. City supporter!) whilst still keeping it decidedly baby-like. I chose my papers accordingly, teaming the light blue with pale green (the grass?!?), and created my circular sentiment on the PC to match.  I used a Martha Stewart punch (Doily Lace), to create a decorative strip and then cut into the design nearly up to the top. This was so that I could manipulate it around my circular mat. The papers were then sewn down around the edge of the card using black thread.  The 'buttons' are made from card and whilst I did consider using a Crop-a-Dile punch to make the holes in them, I found the resulting holes too large so ended up using a piercing tool instead.

Well, the theme is punches so I punched a bit more! LOL. This time on the inside of the card using the same MS punch. Having done the top and bottom edges I then did an extra strip to go at the bottom, staggering it against the first and securing at the back. I then made a row of holes with a piercing tool and created a faux stitching row complete with bow on the opposite side to the text. Definitely baby-like to me.

Hope you like my card!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for:
Stamping for the Weekend - new and blue (using image for the first time)
Stamp Challenges - use a digi
Charisma - birthday
Moving along with the times - old and new stash (old papers/new image)
Incy Wincy - go dotty
Paper Sundaes - circles
Kaboodle Doodles - use a digi
Cupcake - something new (digi image)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - baby
Tip Top Tuesday - anything goes.


  1. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Tine ! Your card is adorable and I love your insert ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  2. Awww this is such an adoreable card!

    This would be a fantastic entry into the Top Tip Tuesday 'Anything Goes' Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

    Leanne xx

  3. Hi, this is super, what a sweet wee card. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Hazelxo

  4. beautiful little card - love the use of punches . thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)
    why not enter your card into the Ladybug crafts ink baby themed challenge this week

  5. Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your punching detail is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. THis is really sweet, tine! And I love the lacey stitched effect on the inside too, Terrific card!

  7. aww so cute! Thanks for joining in with Charisma's 2nd Birthday Bash challenge and blog hop! Gemma :)

  8. Really love this cute little image and great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Kaboodle Doodles. Jill

  9. This is totally adorable. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  10. FABULOUS; love the punched borders, so cute!

    Thanks for joining LCI's baby theme this week!


  11. Wow youve done a brilliant job of the inside Christine, love all those punches edges, your front is gorgeous that little giraffe is so sweet and youve coloured him so beautifully to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  12. Awww Christine, how cute, I so want that MS punch!! Have spent far to much money this year already on crafty bits hehe. I love your stitching, very bold to use black but it so works and wow on the inside as well. Have neglected the challenges a bit so far this year but hopefully will try and have a go next week :) xx

  13. This is such a lovely baby card, love the cute little buttons. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT and LCI this week. Pami x

  14. Beautiful card and love the insides too:) Thanks for playing along at LCI.

  15. This is such a darn cute card- love that image.
    Such wonderful background and soft colors.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.

  16. Tooo adorable!! So pleased you could join us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! Thanks for sharing!

    Mary J xxx

  17. To cute!!! Love the image, love the colors. Thanks for playing in the LCI Baby challenge this week!

  18. So cute!! Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge
    Sue xx

  19. what a fantastic image Christine, your colouring is lush and what a brilliant idea with the stitching, it makes the punched edge just like lace
    Mina xxx

  20. This is adorable Tine! I love this super cute image and the lace punch usd to border the image is stunning!!! Such a beautiful card, thank you for joining us this week at LCI

  21. what a cool idea to use paper buttons!!! Never thought of it before!!

  22. I knew I'd seen this card somewhere before! I love this image and your colouring. Its perfect for a first birthday card :)

    Thanks for joining us over at SFTW

    Berni x

  23. Totally sweet! Love the image, colors and the inside too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Tomorrow is Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration! Come and join us!

  24. What an absolutely adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  25. I just love your colors with that adorable giraffe! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!