Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm Back!!!

Hello Everyone,

Well I am back from my extended leave of absense. So my apologies if you have missed me? ( I know I know, you didnt even notice I had gone!) I can assure you tho I have spent my time off productively - I have moved house and given birth to a beautiful Baby Girl!

Baby G was born 11th February, at 6.31 pm weighing 6lb 3 oz. She is really tiny and is now only at 6 weeks old beginning to fit, albeit it loosely in her newborn clothes. Baby J - hmmm can't really call him that now - ok Big Boy J... absolutely adores her, gives her kisses and cuddles and says she is pretty all the time. Touch wood so far there is no sign of any jealousy.

So thats my news and I am now back with the fabby Daring Card Makers, and raring to go. And today is Friday so its DARE DAY!!!

It was the fabulous Janes turn to set the dare this week and she chose "Needles and Pins" and dared us to create a card using a needle or pin somewhere on it. Having babies on my mind, I decided to go for a safety pin

I started with a square card blank (as usual) and cut a strip of baby pink textured card and layered it with a piece of pretty pink flowery patterned paper (from an old SA kit i think!). Then I freehand cut (its shockingly bad, sorry!) a flowery shape from the pink card and attached a white cardstock circle. Using Foam tape I stuck on a white towelling nappy shape (I think I got it from Carolyns shop a long time ago?) with the all important pin! I attached the whole lot with 3D tape to the rectangle strip and then onto the card. Using a white gel pen (which didnt want to work) I drew lines round the edge of my flower and stitching lines round the edges of the rectangle. The card was still missing something so a hunt through my stash found me the lovely pink sheer ribbon with baby (from my local Craft Shop) written on it in raised glittery print, so I added a strip of this to the top and bottom of the card.

Please excuse the dodgy pic, I was hoping for a nice day to take the pic but the good old british weather didnt want to co-operate.

Dont forget to head on over to Daring Card Makers to see what the rest of the design team have been pinning up!

Take Care

T x


Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh what a gorgeous card. So lovely.

Jane said...

welcombe back Tracie ! lovely card:)

Judy said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl, Tracie, and what a gorgeous card!
Welcome back!
JudyNZ said...

Congratulations on your baby girl
Glad your back
Funny I was just nipping in to say that i am contacting everyone who used to enter my blog comps . As I am now back posting after my illness kept me from posting.
Anyway the Competiton is now back bigger and better than ever
Hope you come back
yours tracey

Rachel said...

Welcome back Tracie!! Hope you are managing to fit some crafting in and have some space at the new house - we will want some piccies again you know.... we move 9th May - looking forward to it in someways and in others not.....


Katty Bell said...

Cute card! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.