Sunday, 22 January 2017

Knitting for Newborns

Regular visitors to my blog may know two things about my daughter- first, she works as a midwife, and second, she likes to give me real-life cardmaking challenges , usually at short notice.

On Friday she asked me to make a thank you card for a woman who knits baby hats and donates them to the hospital.

I immediately thought of this knitter image, which is a Pure Innocence digi.  I coloured it with alcohol markers and paper-pieced it with a Basic Grey paper, which I also used to cover the base card. ( I actually love how the paper-piecing turned out on the shoes). The sentiment was made with stamps by Waffle Flower and I embellished with buttons.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Dreams  with thanks
Sparkles thank you
Craft Cardmakers   new beginnings- I think it fits this challenge as it is thanking her for the baby hats
Crafty Friends  new beginnings - see above
Craft Purple Frog  new beginnings - see above.


chrissie said...

You always have the perfect stamp for everything Marina. This is an amazing card.

Love Chrissie xx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘New Beginnings’ challenge with your lovely card… Beautiful paper piecing... Please join us again next time. Good luck in the draw!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Maria said...

The perfect stamped image for the thank you card! How sweet of the lady to knit baby hats! And, you must be very proud of your daughter being a awesome!

Sue - said...

What a perfect card for her Marina. Love it.

Ros Crawford said...

She obviously knows that you can always come up with something terrific and here's the proof!! Brilliant!

Pia S said...

Never a challenge too hard for you:) what an adorable and perfectly fitting image! And she looks so cute in her paper pieced dress. The bold sentiment is an eyecatching, great detail. Sweet embellies too.

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured and designed. Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers

Sarah said...

Ohh.... i love this!! So Nice!!

Stella said...

Your daughter knows exactly which stamps you have. And you nailed her request with this one. Wow!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

So gorgeous. Love it. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Crafty Amy said...

Well done for finding an image to fit with the challenge set by your daughter. I will let you have that as a new beginnings ;D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

crafty said...

This is a lovely image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

crafty said...

And for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams also.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, love the image and your paper piecing.Knitting for a new born, what a wonderful interpretation of 'new beginnings'. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol your daughter sounds like mine!!
Love this make & its just perfect for the occasion!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog, I hope we will see you again!
Hugs Shell xx

Babs said...

Your papers are beautiful, love your cute image, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us a Sparkles Monthly, hope to see you again next time.

Hugs Babs DT x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card, a lovely image and fabulous paper piecing.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob