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Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Beginnings at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning to you all my lovely blogging buddies

I hope you are well and for those who are not I hope you feel better soon. There seem to be so many nasty bugs going around at the moment.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge
this time the theme picked by the lovely Donna is

New Beginnings

The prize for the winner will be....
4 Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).....


So, I decided to make a card for a new baby boy as the last new baby card I made was for a girl. 
Pink Gems Designs has loads of cute images suitable for new babies, I was really spoilt for choice.
I also used a wonderful Pink Gem's Designs sentiment which can be written to personalise the card and make it extra special.


 Close up of the cute image


Items used:
Digi stamp - Pink Gem Designs Moon Baby coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Up and Away
Seam binding, twine and charm from stash
Embossing folder ~ Crafts Too Stars
Stickles ~ Stardust

If you take a look at the A Gem of a Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations make by the Design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

There is also a DT call, if you think you may be interested in working with some gorgeous images and being part of a friendly team click here for more details

I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges
Sandy's crafty creations - Anything Goes plus use blue and/or white
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Totally Papercrafts - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - New
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
4crafty chicks- ribbon and bows
My Time to Crafty - all about the new
Creative Inspirations - Celebration
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time once again to look at my blog today. It really does mean a lot to me
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
Hugs

Sue


153 comments:

Wendy L said...

Another beauty, so cute. xxx

Judith said...

Aw this is so cute sue - love that little image hugs Judith x

kenli said...

Oh, Sue! This is soooo cute!!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable Sue. Gorgeous layout and colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet ... i love the embossed stars
Thanks for joining us at CS
Lisa x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh so sweet

jacqui x

Donna said...

Super sweet card sue, love these papers and your fab colouring. I think blue and lemon are my fav colours for baby boy cards :) Donna ♥ x

Stamps and Paper said...

Sue this is adorable..such a lovely image and soft colours...

Anne

marion said...

This is so sweet and lovely, like this one a lot, have a fab weekend, hugs, Marion

Susan Flynn said...

What a sweetie Sue, love that adorable image. The embossed stars background is gorgeous too! x

Lisa xx said...

This is adorable Sue, so sweet......we have a new baby in the family, so I think I may well be joining in with this one xx

Carol said...

This is so sweet Sue, love it. Carol x

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Sue, such a cute image and love the layout
Kimx

aussie aNNie said...

Sue you have captured the moment of an artistic creator....this is stunningly gorgeous. Love the embossing stars and the cute image...luv annie

brenda said...

Such a sweetie of an image Sue.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

Sasha said...

So cute and adorable, Sue. I love your image and delicate colouring, and your embossed stars are the perfect background xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is gorgeous so love the image and the beautiful soft and delicate colours are just perfection,stunning,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Hanna said...

Oh Sue, this is ADORABLE! You've coloured your lovely image so perfectly and I love the embossed stars and the background. The bow with the cute little charm is such a lovely detail too! Absolutely stunning!

Have a nice weekend,
hugs
Hanna

Pat K said...

Wonderful baby boy card Sue. Sweet image and I love the embossed stars in the background....so well thought out. hugs, xx

Michaela said...

What a sweet card, Sue. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! The image is SO angelic, love the colour palette and the rest of the fab elements you used as well. Joy to look at!
Michaela xx

chrissy xx said...

Awwhh! What a cutie this is...GORgeous colours and I LOve your design Sue.....It really is FABUlous.
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Sue, very sweet baby card. Lovely soft colors and papers and beautiful design. A Lucky new Mom will appreciate this treasure.

Hugs
Sue

The-crafty-corner said...

Happy New Year Sue xx What a gorgeous card-how pretty is this :) Nessa xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, that image is just gorgeous and I love the way you have layered it up. The backing paper is delightful and the whole card is simply stunning. Hugs, Anne x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous cute baby card, love the pretty design. janex

gwen70 said...

What an adorable card, so sweet

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the adorable image the embossing and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card hun!
Btw it will fit our challenge this week at Creative Inspirations ... just thought you'd like to know :)
xxx
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Oh Sue this is so sweet!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at MTTC!!!

Lorraine said...

Aww, so sweet. I love the cute image and your fab layout. Just gorgeous!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

Aww gorgeous card Sue, what a sweet image.

Hugs Julie x

heidy said...

Such a sweet card Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

I love this image Sue, I have a few off Pink Gems, gorgeous card hun...huggles xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous image Sue and a beautiful card. Love from Christine x

Vicky said...

So cute Sue...and gorgeous layout too hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend sweetie...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Katie K said...

So adorable Sue. Gorgeous design and sweet DP. Love your coloring and the embossing which really draws your attention to the focal image.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Katie

Pat said...

So sweet Sue, gorgeous cute image.

Pat xx

Violets Corner said...

Aww, this is so sweet Sue! Love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is just adorable. Great design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mary J said...

ADORABLE! The papers and embossing bring out the cuteness of that image, Sue!

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! how adorable is this, I love it.

Patricia xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love the embossed stars. Thanks for playing at CR.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So cute Sue. x

Claire said...

A little cutie Sue. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Sue - its really got great depth and such a cute image! Have a fabulous evening! Hugs xx

Molecraft said...

An adorable card, I love how you have placed the image with that fab embossing!
Helen x

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

This is just so pretty Sue. I love the embossed stars behind the moon! A fab card :) Sarah xx

Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

Wishcraft said...

Super sweet card Sue! Fab design, love the star embossing :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Seafield Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue,a lovely keepsake.

Jo x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic creation. Love it to bits as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Ps thanks for the tips.

Lexie said...

This is just sooooo cute! Love the blue and yellow together...and the embossing and the embellies. Seriously cute.
xx

Pia S said...

What a sweet baby card! Love the blue and yellow color scheme for this card, and the embossed paper with stars is perfect for your choice of image. I do like the circle shaped sentiment too.

Mian said...

Sue, this is absolutely adorable! Love the image and great details. That embossing with the stars make such a great accent to the card.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

karen said...

Totally adorable and beautiful! hugs,Karenxx

Pop's Cards said...

Wow sweetie this is AmAzInG huggles Pops x x x

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the gentle colours and cute image and the design is stunning x

PaperDaisies said...

Great card. Wonderful layout to showcase that adorable image. Hugs Nina

Becky said...

This is so adorable, I love the layout and the super sweet image and sentiment.
Happy new year,
Big hugs,
Becky xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the image , papers and layout. Marlene

Mojca said...

Oh what a cutie and a perfect layout. hugs! Mojca

MagsB said...

Oh he is adorable, I love the little bear he's holding! Gorgeous colours, too, hun, so pretty!

love Mags B x

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, love the image,so adorable and love papers...beautiful Baby card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a delightful creation. A very cute card indeed.
Hugs Linda xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Super sweet creation Sue, love this sweet baby image. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this time. Hugs:)

Tracy said...

This is such a sweetly designed card Sue. Any new mommy would be thrilled to have it. :-) Hugs!

Karen said...

Oh Sue! This is absolutely charming. You have such an incredible eye for design... I am always so excited to see you have a new post up. I love your arrangement of the circles and precious image. It is brilliant, effective, and gorgeous. I can't get over that embossing folder, either... it's the prettiest star folder I've seen. :o) The sweet charm and heartwarming sentiment (LOVE the personalization) make this such an extraordinary creation. What more can I say.. you are a gem! (Hehe! So funny to say that on your A Gem of a Challenge DT day!) I pray you have a sparkly and lovely weekend, my friend! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Linda said...

This is so soft and delicate looking. I love it for a new baby and I know just the gal I would send it to. Happy New Year Sue.

Elise said...

Oh my GOSH Sue!!! This is just SOOOOO PRECIOUS! sigh .. I love the soft sweet colors and your dry embossing behind the image! Absolutely DREAMY AND DIVINE!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Janice said...

Oh so sweet! What a lovely image and a beautiful card design. Lovely work, Jx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love how you've done the moon. Love the papers and details too. :O)

Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

so delicate and sweet and love the papers with the beautiful image
Hugs Kate xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet card hun, love the image!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.your design and colours are really beautiful and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

sarah-Jane said...

Just catching up with my comments, not had much time over the holidays. I hope you had a super Christmas and that 2013 will a fab year for you.
Just been looking at some of your recent cards,all gorgeous!
Sarah-Jane xx

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Sue thanks so much for joining in with the challenge good luck wonderful card design hugs from Lisa

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet card, beautiful design Sue :) x

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Card, Cute image, Love the design...

Craftyhugs said...

Oh My Word Sue!!! This is just absolutely stunning!! You have such amazing talent with your designs. You create gorgeous cards which always has something different on them. I admire you and all of your creations are very inspiring.
Have a lovely day
sharon xx

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Sue, I love the way you have layered the image.
Pauline
x

Laura said...

Beautiful. Love the background paper.
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons!
Laura

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the sweet image and the colours.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Faye said...

Oh Sue, this is just too gorgeous for words. I love it. X

Cheryl said...

Ooooh, this is so sweet! I love your design and the sweet image. The embossing on the focal panel is such a great accent.

Joan Macdonald said...

This is beautiful Sue I love this image you have used, a great layout too.

Joan x

Sandy Trefger said...

This is a precious baby boy card, Sue! I love the image and the design. Thanks so much for joining my Blue and/or White Challenge!
~Sandy
Sandy's Crafty Creations

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card my dear friend:))
Beautiful image and lovely embellishments:)
Big hug,
Sonia

pinky said...

Perfect amount of cuteness Sue. Love this card. The colours are so soft and perfect for a baby. Have made a card for this challenge, now just need to remember to post it lol.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is one of the cutest baby cards I have seen. I am in love this this adorable image and all the gorgeous detailing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

carol said...

Sue this is beautiful, so pretty, such a lovely card, thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at CRAFTY RIBBONS and CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is adorable Sue I love all the detail of it, it's just perfect xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue,thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Penny said...

Sue, what a fabulous design! Love the moon you created! Love your coloring, the embossing, papers, & embellies! Just a wonderful card! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Sue
What a super sweet card, I love the image and your layout is superb.
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Tessa en Anke said...

Oh so sweet. I love your layout/
hugs Anke

Vee said...

Awww! this is so cute Sue,such a fabulous baby card.
xx Vee

Sue said...

I always go to Pink Gem for baby images Sue - they are SO cute!! love this little fella with his teddy! the paper and embossing are gorgeous!
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous card as usual hun and love the colours...
Also thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too, means a lot to me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

gobeagirl said...

Hi Sue, I love this card! It is so cute and it just screams "baby boy"! lol... I love how you have designed your card as well. I have a couple of baby cards to make and this gives me some great ideas to start with. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents and time with us. I love seeing what you have created. Hope are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

Debbie said...

Hi Sue....love your card....and this has to be one of my favourite images.
Hugs Debbie x

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Sue it is so lovely for me to be able to come and see your wonderful creations again, I do want to thank you so much for your comments on my blog. I love, love this gorgeous creation that is one sweet, cute image, I love those papers and the colours and terrific design.
hugs
lorraine x

Vicky said...

Oh & gorgeous & totally cute & sweet is this. That image is just fab I sooooooooo love this card sweetie........you never know I may have a grandson next so you could send it me.......although its quite a bit of time away yet lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Alice Wertz said...

awww... such sweetness! love the soft colors. darling card, Sue!

Debs said...

Adorable card Sue - super cute image and I love the LO.
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, your card is adorable, Sue! Love the very cute image and the white embossed background! Hugs

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image, layout and fabulous embellishments.
Happy new Year.
Hugs
Caz x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous New Baby card, the image is just perfect, I love how you coloured him and the embossed stars look great :) Have a good week, Hugs, Teresa xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful baby card Sue love the embossed stars and pretty papers and gorgeous bow
carol x

Pauline said...

Adorable card Sue, such a sweet image, and gorgeous papers too.

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our Ribbon and Bow challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw Sue this is so cute, love it, gorgeous image and love the stars, hugs Liz xx

Ciska said...

Wow Sue, what a lovely and cute card, really pretty! I recognise the DP, I have the pad too and it works a treat for this sweet baby card. Hope you enjoyed the holiday period!

Bea und Doreen said...

such a cute card - adorable image Sue.
Have a nice evening or a fab week too ;)
big hugs
Doreen xx

nnalorac said...

How cute and adorable your card is Sue, love the image and the starry embossing behind it. Carolxx

Danie May said...

Sue what a lovely card! I love the design and the way you have the embossed stars behind the moon. Beautifully Done! xx

Krafty Kows said...

Such a sweet card. Jeanette

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, this card is fabulous, and such a cute image and lovely colours
All the best for 2103
Janet

Rosietoes said...

Such a cute baby card Sue. Love the image and colours.

Edna x

Donna Ellis said...

Such a darling card, Sue - sweet, soft colors perfect for dreamland. I especially like the variety of shapes in your card, and the use of the circle die with the moon! Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving your kind comment.

Dora said...

Sue this is so sweet, I love the cute image and the embossing... such a pretty card. Thank you for stopping by yesterday, it's so nice to be back in blogland and hopping over and seeing all your lovely cards :) happy New Year too xxx

Leah Crowe said...

oh this is too sweet for words. I love that star embossing here, it's just so perfect with the baby image. Beautiful work my friend!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and such a cute image xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the cute design and the adorable images.

purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi sweetie, such a pretty card, so soft and delicate ... Makes me broody lol!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, awww how cute! Love how you've embossed the moon and your layout is just great.

Sarah

Beth M said...

Beautiful card Sue, love that image :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

Tamie said...

Awe this is super sweet! I adore the image and the little feet charm. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Wonderful inspiration.

kay said...

Adorable card x

May said...

This is so cute Sue, Adorable card & image... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Just adorable, Sue.
Caroline xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is so adorable Sue, I love the sweet image and the embossing looks fabulous and the colours are so lovely
Lindsay xx

Julie said...

Lovely card - I've had to put the embossing folder on my wish list - I love it!

Hugs

Julie x

Dawn said...

Your card is gorgeous. That image is so precious and you've coloured it beautifully. It looks fantastic popped up against the embossed star background.

Hugs, Dawn

Cat's sCrap said...

Adorable card. Lovely baby. Fine and delicate work ! Bravo ! I like !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Lorraine said...

Stunning Sue. Absolutely beautiful design and gorgeous colours.

rosie said...

stunning card Sue. love the layout you have chosen. fab colours too x

Viv said...

Wow Sue what a great baby card, love the sweet image too. Happy New Year also :) Viv xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for calling by and good wishes.
Your creation is just adorable! What a lovely image and love the embossed stars.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Lozzy T said...

beautiful card Sue..love the colours you have used and the image, he so cute xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Such a darling image!! Love your beautiful papers and layout!! SO SWEET!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

Karen said...

Hello, my dear friend! I just wanted to pop in and say hi instead of waiting for your next post. :o) I hope you're having a beautiful week of sparkles, sunshine, and smiles!

Hugs and blessings!

Sandie Edwards said...

scrolling 139 comments, you popular lady and I wonder why with this card. You know, you always, and I mean always, embellish your cards, with the images to perfection. You are my very favourite card maker, and I get a LOT of inspiration from you Sue!! xxx

Shelby said...

Gorgeous baby card. Love those soft colors and the embossing. And of course your coloring of this sweet image looks wonderful.

Shelby

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is gorgeous Sue, such an adorable image, love the pretty colours and fab embossing too!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Kelly.x

sandy's crafty bits said...

good morning sue ... wow what a lot of super comments you have on your lovely baby boy card ... love that little babe and love the detail you have used well done ... thank you so much for visiting my blog ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Alessandra said...

What a fantastic card, love the sweet little baby that holds his teddy :o)
Hugs, Alessandra

lynne said...

Such an adorable card.
Wishes
Lynne

Hazel said...

Hey Sue

Awwwww this is just sooooo cute - I love the image its just so sweet - beautiful card.

Thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

Samantha said...

WOW awesome card just love your perfect box and with the twine and charm its just perfect! thank you also for all the lovely comments you leave me on my blog! have an awesome weekend :0)

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi sue ... have already commented on your super little baby boy card but just wanted to say a very big thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful baby card Sue! :) Love it!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, thought I'd pop by and say hi - feels like an age since I was here, and I feel bad as you continue to leave nice comments on my blog, and I don't get round to yours very often!!

Popping over makes me realise that you haven't posted in awhile - hope all is OK?

Sarah

Sarah said...

This is just stunningly cute Sue, I love everything about it x

Anne said...

I'll just echo what everyone has already said ...absolutely lovely!

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