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!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Welcome to Parenthood

Hey everyone - Happy Friday to you All!!!

Well, this week has been THE most exciting time for my family in such a long while ..... my Daughter & Son-in-Law's little 'miracle' baby has finally arrived!! Yay!!!  Shay Daniel-Jay arrived into the world on Tuesday morning weighing in at a very healthy 7lb 13.5oz!

 We have awaited this moment for years now and now we all have to keep pinching ourselves that the Nappy News has finally happened!  I blogged a post back in January detailing the journey my amazing Daughter & Son-in-Law have been through to make this day happen and, if you fancy taking a peek, you can read it HERE.

My card today is using a new image from the fabby Redonkadoodles called 'Welcome to Parenthood'.  I made this up for my little boy to give to the proud parents - it's a fun, light-hearted card to match the super fun image, but has a double meaning ....
Isn't this the most funniest image ..... and so very true!  You have to feel for the one who pulls the short straw LOL!! Of course, the sentiment speaks for itself ..... but I also wanted it to portray that, yes, their turn has finally come to delight in their new baby joy!

I decided to use 'unconventional' colours for my card - I tend to go towards more pastel colours when creating baby cards, but, hey! .... I am being LOUD & PROUD with this one :)

I coloured the image with Copics:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11   Blacks tones:  C0, C1, C3, C5, C7  Turquoise/Blue tones:  BG01, BG05, BG09

The bp's are from Wild Rose Studio and called Wintry Christmas.  The fab die is Spellbinders Nestabilites Decorative Elements and the roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Rhinestone Sparklers are from The Hobby House and the ribbon & charm are from my stash.
A little touch of glitter around the edges and voila! A card fit for our little Prince ....

..... and here's the little man himself .....

I'd like to enter into the following:

A.R.T. Card Challenge Ch #7 - Anything Goes & Guest Designer
Creative Card Crew Ch#41 Baby - Dominant color of Blue or Pink
Creative Creations Challenges #15 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #98 - Color It
Make It Monday #151 Linky Party

Thank you so much for popping by today and sharing in our baby joy!
Big, NAPPY hugs to you all!

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful Card. The image is fun and your colouring is wonderful. The sentiment is great and the flower are pretty.

    Zoe
    xxxx

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  2. Oh.my.goodness!! Absolutely fun!! LOVE that image! And so true, isn't it? LOL Awesome coloring job! I'm so glad you joined us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge this week! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

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  3. Congrats Granny. His already stealing hearts. I had a good chuckle at your lovely card.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. Fabulous card Tracey..fantastic colouring and love the sentiment and fab image..congratulations..the wee man is just adorable....

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. that image is too sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

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  6. fabulous card love the colours just brill
    Hugs Kate xx

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  7. Stunning card, beautifully coloured and put together.

    And so pleased for you all at the arrival of young Shay. They're such a gift, aren't they? And it sounds like Shay is an extra special one.

    Hugs to all of you from me and Jamie...he loves babies.
    xx

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  8. A beautiful little boy Tracey and such a worthwhile emotional journey. Huge congratulations to you all.

    A fabulous card to mark the occasion. I love the colours you've chosen. The new parents will soon realise it's vital to keep their sense of humour x

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  9. Wow what a fabulous image - love it! Your colouring is so beautiful and I love the colours you have used!

    Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of this special little boy!

    Hugs
    Gina x

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  10. Congratulations on the new little guy!

    I love all of your cards. They are so beautiful! What paper do you use when you are coloring with copics?

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    1. Hi Monika, I use a mixture of cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth; Elegance Satin; Rymans Bright White Coated Card.
      Whichever takes my fancy at the time LOL.
      Hope this helps :) xx

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  11. OMG!!! You just have to post this one on Redonkadoodles facebook page...Sheryl will be over the moon with it..it's amazing..wow wow wow..i love the colours you picked..great sentiement and it's coloured to perfection...tfs

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    1. Thanks Kimberly :) I posted on the fb page - love this image :) xx

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  12. Hi Tracey, absolutely stunning card, and very funny, I so remember those days!!
    Hugs
    Janet xxx

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  13. HOLY - STUNNING!!! Oh Tracey (the prettiest grandma I have ever seen)- this is so amazing, I can't even tell you enough! Congratulations on such a beautiful and healthy baby grandson! He looks so perfect! What a journey your family has been through. I can't believe I have created another digi to match your life events - there must be something magical in the air traveling from your brain to mine - LOL! I am so proud beyond belief to have my image used for something so special! GORGEOUS colouring and card design - WOW! ♥♥♥ Now go give that little monkey doodle some hugglez from me! xoxox
    Redonkadoodles.com

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    1. Hi Sheryl! Thanks so much for creating such a perfect image - we most definitely must have some kind of telepathic thing going on LOL! So pleased you like what I created :) xx

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  14. Congratulations!! Great card, funny image and beautiful colouring. Spotted this on MIM xx

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  15. This is just fab and your coloring is AMAZAING! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Creations Challenges♥ And congrats:)

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  16. What a beautiful card. So much detail and what a darling image. Thanks for joining us at A.R.T. this week.

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  17. WOW!!! Fabulous card and image . I saw this beauty on MIM..Loz

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  18. 1. The little guy is soooo precious! He sure looks content. And 2. You most definitely DO NOT look like a Nana - no way! ... Now that we've got that cleared, on to the card biz - that is some wicked colouring skills, Tracey! Fantastic image and so appropriate for the eager new parents! LOL: Thank you so much for sharing and for leaving me a sweet comment.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

    PS - Am following you!

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  19. Congrats on the new family member. He's super cute! And the digi on your card is super funny. You did an awesome job on the coloring. The paper color combination goes so well. Thanks for joining us at MIM.

    Rocio DT

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  20. Beautiful baby :)

    Your card is stunning, I do love the striking colours. popped over from mim. Joey xx

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  21. A stunning card - thank you for entering Creative Creations challenges, challenge#15 Anything Goes. Good Luck x

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  22. Tracey, Oh what a fabulous card! And congrats on the new grandbaby!

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  23. Congratulations on the addition to the family. Enjoy. Being a grand parent is the best thing ever.
    Gorgeous fun card and fantastic colouring.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  24. Love this card Tracey but that's nothing new I love all your cards!! Colour combination is stunning, perfect in every way. Hugs Kerry xxx

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  25. Such good news, so pleased for you, and he's beautiful, beautiful card too, lev the colours :-) xxx

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