Monday, 6 August 2012

My DT card for challenge 42 over at Forever Friends

Here is my DT card for our new challenge over at Forever Friends Challenge blog.
our theme for this fortnight is
Something New
we are sponsored by Ribbon Girl
 and we would love you to come over and join in the fun HERE.

As you can see I went down the new baby route and tried this technique for the first time.

Firstly I made two blank cards measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches. I added some Forever Friends patterned paper on the front of both of them and some flowery patterned paper on the inside, I then cut some more of the patterned paper I used on the front, to size but before sticking to the inside I cut a large oval out of the centre so I could add a dangly bear on each side using invisable thread and added a pink bow just above the ovals.
I hope you can see the dangling bears ok, you might need to enlarge the photo.

I cut the pretty border on the front with a Dizzy Border die from Die-namics and added to the front of each card tucking over the excess onto the back before sticking both cards onto a piece of pink 5.5 x 11 inch card.

I then made a card slightly smaller to go in the centre so your message is hidden when the card is first opened, and decorated it the same as the main card. I cut the images out with circle nesties and matted onto scalloped circles before sticking to the central card and the front of the 2 cards that were joined together, adding a bow just above the image.

I have also added some pretty pink corners cut using a Cheery Lynn corner die on the very front of the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

Charisma Cardz Pink plus 1
Digi Doodle Shop Ribbon and bows
My heart pieces Use designer Paper
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Paperplay Layer it up
Avadares Anything for August
Crafty Catz Pink
Fat pages with attitude Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Babies
Simply Create Too  Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Celebrations
Sweet n Sassy Beary Special
Catch the bug Anything Goes
Challenge up your life Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Teddy Bears Parade
Dream Valley  Die cuts and/or punches
Great Impressions  Anything with animals
Joanna Sheen Try Something New
Kennys Krafty Krew Ice cream colours (Strawberry and Coffee)
Stampin Sisters in Christ Baby or pastels
Craft your passion Anything Goes
Hooked on crafts Lets celebrate
Incy Wincy Sugar and spice and all things nice/girly creation
Love to Create Punches and dies
Make it Monday Anything Goes
The pink elephant  Ribbons Galore
Whoopsi Daisy Die cuts and/or punches

Thanks for looking 


  1. Julie this is gorgeous, your matching paper and image is fabulous, love it

  2. Super pretty Julie! love that shape card...

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Julie!!!
    As I need another baby card soon (my brother will get a baby girl in September) I am thinking about doing one like this...


  4. Wow Julie this is amazing what a fantastic card fold, I love the papers and image a superb card.
    Lorraine x

  5. So gorgeous Julie love the beautiful layout :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! Fantastic card fold and beautiful layout.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. This is very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Challenges
    Paper Playtime Challenges

  8. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ

  9. Absolutely adorable ! What a creativity ! Original concept. Bravo ! It's very successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  10. Stunning card, very summery and the image is lovely, thanks for joining our ribbons & bows challenge at Digi Doodles Shop, Gaynor x

  11. Such a sweet card, lovely image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

  12. A really fabby cute card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  13. Lovely card,fab creation. Thanks for joining in with our PINK challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  14. WOW, gorgeous! Love the paper, and your design is just fabulous! That fold/cut is just so cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star (DDS DT)

  15. So adorable. Every bit of detail is so stunning! Thanks for participating at Paperplay this week.

  16. Julie: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your card is beautiful--love it!!!!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  17. This is so pretty, gorgeous design and lovely papers and image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  18. Hiya, Julie, this made me smile, beautiful card, saw you over on mim, Joey #201 x

  19. This is Stunning Julie. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  20. Lovely Card Julie, thanks for playing along with us at Kenny K's Krafty Krew

  21. Awww, this is so cute, love the wee corners you've used too.
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  22. Wow this is absolutely cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!

  23. Beautiful. Such soft colors for a new baby. Thank you for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  24. What a gorgeous card. I love the fold and those die cuts are fantastic. Thanks for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa, DT

  25. What a great card you have made. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Avadares Challenge. Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  26. What a gorgeous card, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good luck.
    Kevin xx

  27. Oh my goodnes! This is super sweet and beautiful! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

  28. So adorable and precious. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Avadares
    Berni, DT

  29. What a beautiful card.. the design & cute image is adorable.. Thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy... May x

  30. Hi Julie, this is a really beautiful creation. There is so much to look at and you have used your dies really well, as well as choosing your colours too. Thank you so much for joining us over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew this week, Good Luck and please come back again next week (and don't forget out candy too!!),

  31. OMG how adorable is this!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and hope to see you amazing creations next week too!

    Hugs, DT Sande xx

  32. This is gorgeous...Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck.

    Caz, CYP DT

  33. oh, how cute are this, thanks for playing with CUYL and best luck, hugs Ute ;O)

  34. Wow this is stunning, so pretty and the fold is amazing. Thank you for joining in with the fat pages challenge and sorry for the lateness of my comment
    Lindsay xx

  35. I love this project! Thanks so much for playing along with our Theme challenge over at Catch the Bug! We are so happy to have you and hope that you will join us again very soon for our next challenge!

  36. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card!

    Jenn Zeeb

  37. Beautiful card, fantastic image with delightful backing papers.

    Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces Challenges.

    Anne-Marie x x

  38. Such an adorable card. Love the beautiful layout and pretty image. Your coloring is great! Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday.

  39. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!! :)

  40. So glad you entered this beautiful creation into our Die Cuts and/or Punches challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy and our sugar and spice challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. this week! Best of luck in the draws!
    Karen C

  41. What a lovely card
    thank you for joining us this time at Incy Wincy
    Love Jan

  42. this is such a pretty project thanks for joining us at the Great Impressions animal challenge

  43. This is adorable thanks for joining us at Avadare.

  44. Awwww this is just sooooooooooo sweet Julie.Thank You so much again for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  45. Beautiful, Julie! Magnificent work and I know it took a lot of it. Thanks for playing in the Avadares challenge. I hope you're going to be able to play each month. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  46. This is absolutely stunning! One of the prettiest creations I have ever seen - beautiful! :)

    Well done for trying something new too :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,



  47. wow... beautiful!!
    thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge blog - Kimberly

  48. Soooo adorable!!! Love the swinging baby bears and the cool folds! =) Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Paper-Crafting Journey! ~Christy

  49. Awww....this is very sweet!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Great Impressions Stamps!

    It's teacher week at Great Impressions. If you'd like a chance to win a fab stamping prize just leave us a comment here:


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