Thursday, February 20, 2014

Baby Joy Buds

We are having the craziest weather here today...
we have had below zero, teens, 20's, 30's 40's, snow, ice all this week
and today, gloomy doomy rain on top of our mountains of snow
to cause flooding and a messy day!!  Oh, and it's to get in the 50's today....
tomorrow...back to the 20's and snow!!!
All I can say is "Mr Spring" had better show up soon!!

I wanted to get a few things  done today as I think I will be gone
from my computer the next 4 days or so....
We need to go "North" and check on our house there to make sure all is well.
We were unable to get a full load of propane and has us concerned ....

So, all that being said, I really wanted to join in "The Shabby Tea Rooms" challenge
using the cute inspiration photo below......


and also in the challenge going on at
Craft Hoarders Anonymous using the color inspiration photo below!!


I normally make a project for just one challenge in mind, but it just so happens
that these two challenges fell into place together  for me...

I used a darling little image from Crafty Secrets and built my entire card around it.
I just love vintage baby cards, and these sweet little "joy buds" stole my heart!!


The background paper I have had a few years....my sister gave it me for a Xmas present
it is from DCWV...and has a quilt pattern on it...so cute for a baby card, soft and pretty!!
I made my little banner from snippets of ribbon (I can never throw anything away)...
and the cute little baby beads...well, I hate to admit it, but have been in my stash for about 15 years...
The little blue bird...he has lived here at least 2 years.....what can I say, I am a "HOARDER"!!

The christening dress is a cottage cutz die...it is so sweet and vintage looking!!

Challenges entered:
The Shabby Tea Room Baby Shower Party
and
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Color Challenge with a twist
..use things you hoard the most in blues.."PAPER" for me
and 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge...vintage or shabby chic
and
Word Art Wednesday...anything goes

21 comments:

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Diane!! I LOVE the shabbiness!!!

Natalie said...

Love that ribbon banner!! Very pretty card!

Glenda Brooks said...

How beautiful! I really love the little dress and cap! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awww this is SO ADORABLE! Love EVERY beautiful baby element you have put on this creation! LOVE that Christening Gown ... perfect and your banner ... aren't you clever!!!
Inspired once again ... now if I can only get mine completed before the challenge is over!!
HUGS and safe trip to the North house!

Christy Butters said...

This is adorable. Love the banner and sweet image you used.
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Amber Milone said...

Adorable baby card! That image from Crafty Secrets is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Beyond adorable. I love the image and the die cut "gown." This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammi said...

such an adorable card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Lisa said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, Diane!! I love the sweet vintage images!! The babies are adorable!! That ribbon banner is fabulous!! I just love everything about this!! It's amazing my friend!!

Our weather is crazy, too. We hit 60 today!! But now we have tornado watches out and then cold weather coming this weekend. Ugh. Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

lost coast scrapper said...

Just darling and beautiful!! Love your ribbon banner!! Thanks for joining us for the challenge and good luck!!!

Ros Crawford said...

I hope you have a safe journey and everything is ok ... Fabulous shabby vintage card ... Love those ribbon banners ... Sending hugs from a dark cold and gloomy Liverpool ... sigh

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness! I just love this! The ribbon banner is such a great touch, and I love the image of the babies on a branch. Beautifully composed! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #2!

Leslie Miller said...

Love the sweet little baby ribbon banner, and the dress is absolutely adorable! Great fit for the challenges. I see so many dies I'd love to have, I'm almost overwhelmed and then I can't make up my mind. You have definitely made me check out a few of them!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO sweet, Diane. Just so many soft and sweet touches. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and share with us. It's a blessing to have you play along.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Carlene (aka Chatterbox) said...

Love the vintagey feel of this card...baby dress, ribbon banner, and vintage print are just right!

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card and what a keeper for the baby book too? It is just perfect for a boy!

Heidi Gonzales said...

So very special, love it! Thanks for playing in The Shabby Tea Room with us!

Jan Marie said...

Oh my! This is absolutely darling!! Love the bannerand the bits of brown that tie it in with the tree limp holding that precious cargo of joy buds! Sweet use of the die cut and embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Pammejo said...

Darling card, I love the hues of blue and the sweet baby image along with the rose bud ribbon you used. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Debbie Seyer said...

This is such a wonderful card! Love all the vintage elements! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

pollyspaper said...

Such a sweet card! You are rockin the blue theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.