Tuesday, January 6, 2015

IKEsWORLD - New Baby

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 29
Something Old Something New

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Ah what a lovely challenge to start the New Year - hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead full of peace :) :) :) and of course plenty crafting time hahaha.

I have had this image of Ike's for quite while just waiting for a baby card but not had time to create just for the fun of creating.  This challenge has given me the perfect opportunity to use it - thanks Ike.  So now for the link between old and new, well we have the new baby's feet in the older adults hands, it as simple as that.  To create the link to the challenge theme and make it a little clearer I came up with the sentiment 'When old and new meet for the first time it is a moment to hold close to the heart forever'.  Rather chuffed with myself as I am not a wordy person :)

I have recently discovered a way I can use the chalks which hide away in a drawer unused, I just can't get the hang of them until this method which works for me.  I have stamped both the tag and the background paper with a clear embossing and then used the chalks to add the colour, I love the way this is so organic and the chalks stick wonderfully to the stamped images.

 Next I coloured the image with Promarkers and then made my mounts using Spellbinders Ornate Squares, Scallopes Squares and Labels 20.  Seemed to have forgotten to take pics of these bits, blame that grey cell matter that was obviously not multitasking :)
Onto the flower spray, here I used a paper flower as the base then added the button beads with the letters B A B Y which I attached to stems of gold wire. I then used a teddy charm and again attached him on a stem of gold wire.
 Lace was added behind the stamped design paper and this was attached to the card with foam tape.  A few buttons and a wee bow were added by the flower spray and a simple gold sticker sentiment added to the tag.  The edges of the image mount were finished off with more of the lemon yellow pearl chalk used throughout this card.

  • Digi - New Baby  available from IKEsART 
  • Colouring media - Promarkers, Flex Markers and lemon pearl chalk
  • Sentiment by me
  • Dies - Spellbinders Ornate Squares, Scallopes Squares and Labels 20
  • Lace, flower, buttons, bow, charm from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Gorgeous card! Beautiful layers, image and sentiment. Even the embellishments are cute. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  2. What a lovely card! Where do I begin... gorgeous image, beautiful chalked background. (I too have chalks that sit!) and what a lovely sentiment - absolutely perfect for our current challenge over at Ooh La La! Great creativity for sure and I'm so pleased you joined our challenge. Hope to see you back next time, Jx

  3. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  4. Just a gorgeous card Meems. I love the gentleness of it. Chalk aha! Beautiful addition...just like you! xox

  5. Just a gorgeous card Meems. I love the gentleness of it. Chalk aha! Beautiful addition...just like you! xox

  6. Your card is lovely..the image, the sentiment, colors, and embellishments. This will be treasured by the new parents. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap. Linda :)

  7. I love this, I wish I could create something similar, will have to try have lots of new baby cards to make. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  8. What a beautiful 'New Baby' card. I love the soft lemon stamping in the background, looks fab! Thanks for joining in with our 'New' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous crafty skills in our future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  9. Such a pretty card! Great background - might have to give it a try! Thanks for joining our 'New' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again very soon, love Jacky x

  10. Great technique! Thank you for sharing it at My Time To Craft!

  11. Beautiful card Mimi, I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left me regarding my project with the Coosty Creations Purple Orchid pack, it was a delighful pack and I loved playing with it.

  12. Beautiful card! The chalk colouring is so soft and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  13. Love this card, it's so pretty! The yellow is a lovely touch and softens the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :-)

    Design Team Member
    Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  14. This is very sweet! Such a cute image! Thanks so much for playing along with the Buttons at The Crazy Challenge.

  15. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  16. Such a beautiful card & a great way to use chalks!
    Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
    Dawn xx

  17. What a sweet image. Fab card! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  18. Lovely layering, perfect colouring, and a super sentiment. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for January's Lots of Layers Challenge, and good luck!


  19. Love the use of chalks. It looks beautiful as your card is stunning too. Thanks for joining us at Chalk ah Lot.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi