Monday, 23 March 2009

A Christening

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and all you mummys out there were totally spoiled on Mother's Day yesterday!

As well as being Mother's Day, yesterday was also the Christening of my best friend's beautiful baby girl, Sophie. Here's the card I made for her:

I used Papertrey's Fresh Alphabet to spell out Christening, and paper pierced along the sides. The flowers were stamped from the One of a Kind set punched out with the matching Boho Blossoms punch.

The beautiful felt butterfly is from Jenni Bowlin, with a little snippet of grey taffeta ribbon adhered behind and adhesive pearls adhered to its body.

Stamps - Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)/One of a Kind (SU)
Ink - Regal Rose (SU)

Card - Very Vanilla/Regal Rose/Going Grey (All SU)

Other - Cuttlebug embossing folder/felt butterfly (Jenni Bowlin)/Crafter's Tool Kit(SU)/adhesive pearls

And here's the gift I (half) made for her - I say half made because I can't take credit for the cushion itself. (I didn't trust my sewing skils!) I did do the tapestry though - it's from Jolly Red who make fabulous, modern needlepoint and tapestry kits.

I guess I'm quite a hyperactive person and find it hard to just sit down and watch TV as other people seem to manage to do lol! I always like to be doing something at the same time so tapestries are good for this.

On and off this took months - oh and that's another thing, it's good for teaching me patience! I love to get a project finished in one go as you can with a card, so it's a good lesson to learn to just enjoy the process of creating something over a long period of time.

This tapestry is called S for Seahorse - I followed the seaside-themed kit design then personalised it with Sophie's name and date of birth.

And finally, don't forget to check out our Papertrey blog for our new challenge - here's a peek at my take on it:

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon!


Tina said...

You did such a beautiful work, I like your style. :)

Hugs, Tina

Aimes said...

Beautiful card Kate (and cushion too!)! I'm liking grey as a colour to work with more and more - it looks fab with the pink! I know what you mean about finishing a project - I've been doing a 'simple' cross stitch for well over a year now LOL!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Kate...your card is georgous and that cushion is stunning. I am a great fan of cross stitch and tapestry as well, however havn't done much these past few years. Seeing you beautiful cushion has made me want to do some again.

My Little Space said...

Kate, your Christening card is stunning, I love those letters and have used mine a few times since they arrived!

Love the cushion, a lot of work has gone into that.

take care,

Steph said...

Wowzer kate - is there no end to your talents?! xxx

Sheila said...

Hola Kate!
Love your cards, you make an awesome work. Thanks for share it.

Sue McGettigan said...

Beautiful card and needlework Kate, what a lovely gift! And - hello!! - I didn't know you had started a Papertrey blog - well done you! How fabulous!

KimB said...

HI Kate,
beautiful card, perfect for the occasion and very elegant. The cushion looks great, I cross stitch too but it has been sadly neglected lately - I'm up to P on an alphabet for my munchkins (I was up to P last Mar too).

Love Kim