A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Beautiful Bambino

Hi everyone!  Today I'm really quite excited to share with you a card (with a little bit of a difference) made using the adorable Bambino by Sugar Nellie - a lot of you have most probably seen this gorgeous stamp floating around but, for those who haven't, it can be found here.  

I was asked to make an 8" x 8" birth card for a friend's newborn Grandson and here it is .......

How precious is this little image?  I fell in love as soon as I saw it and knew I had to have it for this card! 
The beautiful background papers are from Lili of the Valley called Bear Necessities.
I've made this particular card as a 'pocket card' - the label top centre of the card holds the greeting ..... as there is NO inside to this card!

I coloured the lovely Bambino up with Copics using:  Skin - E00, E11, E21, R11  Hat - B97, B95, B93.
The floral arrangement is a mixture of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Magnolia Vintage Berries from Live and Love Crafts, die- cut leaves and heart pins.

Little one was born last Thursday and so I thought it'd be quite sweet to pop on the actual day he was born using the well known poem, Monday's Child :)

Here's a little Tracey Fact for you ....... I was born on a Tuesday, which, as we all know, means 'Full of Grace'.  Well, hmmmm, some may argue that fact but, I like to think (even if I'm just kidding myself) that I can be quite graceful at times ....... on occasions the grace has slipped, but, on the whole ......

How about you all?  Do you match up to your birth day or are you complete opposite?  It's the poor people born on a Wednesday I feel for ..... All of the other days have good, positive meanings and then you have ...... WOE! Where did that one pop up from? ;o)

Above left is the greeting label, which fits into the top front of the card and the pic above right is my own nifty creation to make the card stand up ...... was a little worried it was gonna fall straight on its back but, thankfully, it was well behaved :)
Please excuse these two pics ...... they're really not the best picture quality but, hopefully, you can understand what I'm waffling on about!


Here's a little side view to give you more of an idea of how it stands.

I would like to enter my card into the following:

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch 65 - Gingham or Checks
Allsorts Challenge - Wk 192 - Let's Get Cute
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Ch 72 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - Blue and White
Cute Card Thursday - Ch 254 - A Different Corner
Love to Create - Ch 51 - Let's Celebrate
Sentimental Sundays Ch 140 - Celebrating the 'New'
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch 36 - Something New
The Sugar Bowl - Ch 99 - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Free For All

Thank you all for stopping by today and, for you lovely peeps who leave a comment I'd just like to say I really appreciate them :)

Big hugs xx


  1. Wow! This is a masterpiece! Beautifully coloured as usual! This image is so adorable. I was born on a Tuesday too! Not sure about the whole "grace" thing though-LOL! "Falling"- yes! Teehee! =)

  2. A delightful new baby card and a very nice fold as well.

    Thanks so much your sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. your card is so beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  4. A fabulous baby card!Your colouring is beautiful too!

    Gina x

  5. Wow this is soooo beautiful and the details are all fab! Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  6. Beautiful Card Thanks for joining in with us on our Birthday Celebrations at Love to Create Challenges Hugs Sandra DT xx

  7. You did a gorgeous coloring job! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei - LTC DT

  8. Lovely card. Just love this image. Your coloring and card design are fabulous! I am now your newest follower. Have a great day! xxx Ann Marie

  9. This is absolutely stunning Tracey, I love all the details :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  10. This card is so stunningly beautiful, it really is gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. Your card is absolutely beautiful and that image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

  12. Good morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, a wonderful creation, huggles Pops x x x

  13. Firstly congratulations to your friend! you have made a fabulous card for her she is going to love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. Thank you so much for joining in with my Challenge at Allsorts this week. I hope that you enjoyed taking part.
    Jo xx

  15. hi just stopping by to say thanks for stopping by to visit my site. And what a surprise when I seen yours--beautiful is the first word that comes to mind! I love your card and the colors of your blog are wonderful!
    Hugs Donna

  16. Great coloring - that baby is darling! What a great project to welcome the little one!

    Thank you for sharing this lovely with us at the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog!

    Inky hugs,

  17. Oh this is just gorgeous! What beautiful colouring on the adorable image! I love the gorgeous bouquet of flowers, and what a great idea to add the 'Thursday's Child' sentiment! Congratulations to the proud grandparents!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  18. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours!
    Thanks for playing with us Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Nela xx

  19. WOW!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining our 1st Birthday Celebration at Love to Create Challenges!

    Jacki admin-Love to Create

  20. Wow, Stunning card design. Love the way you colored your image. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!


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