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Thursday, 10 February 2011

A Gem of a Challenge # 14

Thought I would post a card that I made yesterday.  My brothers wife had a baby girl on Tuesday morning at 3.36am weighing 11 lb 4 oz.  A baby sister for Eva who is 3 next month.

Has been an up and down sort of couple of days.  Good news on the safe arrival of my new niece who I am going to visit this weekend as children aren't allowed in to visit at the hospital and I didn't want to go and the girls not get to see her but then sad news when I later heard two little girls that I know at GB and Sunday School, their mum ended her life on Monday night.  Hard to get your head around something like that.

Anyway onto my card : - 

I am entering into just the one challenge :-

A Gem of A Challenge # 14 - Follow sketch

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Papers - K & Co
Gems - Mei Flower
Image - Pink Gem Digi
Computer Generated Sentiment
Verse from Internet

I didn't have any baby images and was going to buy a card when I remembered I had this digi image from Pink Gem so thought I would try a digi again.  Still think I prefer stamps or maybe I just need more practice.

Going out now to collect Shannon from work and then I think I will have an early night as hubby is out at a meeting and won't be back til late.

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.


Granny P said...

Very cute card! This image is great for a new baby.
Heard the new arrival is gorgeous and just like her daddy and that big sister Eva is enjoying her new role.
I'm sure it's hard getting your head around the other news especially when you see the wee girls in GB.

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Donna, lovely baby card. Lovely news about the baby but sad to hear about the little girls mum. Bet you can't get it out your head. I knew someone who took their life and it is so upsetting. Take care. Luv and hugs. Trish x

Melly said...

Aww Congrats on your new wee niece!!
Does she have a wee name yet?? Bet it was lovely for you to be an aunty again and you'll love seeing her this weekend!
Love the card! Just fab colours and the image is perfect for a new baby! I'm same with digi's, I think its just the getting all inky i miss hee!
Sorry to hear the about the wee girls mum, the world works in some strange ways!!
Hugs Melly xxx
Ps Ive got CANDY!!

*mieke* said...

Concrats with your sisters baby girl!!!
Ans the news of the mother of the two children hit me like a bomb...:-(
And your card is adorable!!!
Sorry for my pour english...I hope you understand what I write to you!
Love Mieke

Rebekah said...

I love this card so pretty! Wow 11lb not sure I could manage giving birth when mine were all under 8lb! Those poor little girls too, I cannot imagine what they must feel right now and all their family. Thanks for playing in our sketch challenge at a gem of a challenge this time hugs rebekah xx

dolcreations said...

Donna....you are so lucky...you get to make a baby card! I love making baby cards! This one is sure to be a hit. First off, you have done such a wonderful job and second...it is homemade by you.

Mina said...

wow thats a big baby Donna, congratulations on the birth of your Neice...gorgeous soft and girly card...perfect for the occassion
Mina xxx

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna, such a beautiful cute image.

Sandra said...

Hi Donna...gorgeous card,love the cute image and a great take on the sketch...thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

Congrats on the birth of your niece and what a fantastic weight too,i bet she's gorgeous.
Sorry to read your sad news too.

Hope you have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

xxxtglxxx said...

congrats on your new neice :) Thats fabulous news, and what a fab card to go with it. Its a very cute image (i have never seen this before) and you have made it very special. I love how you do your inside of your cards too!

I too wouldnt be able to comprehend your sad news, but my dad once told me that sometimes the world just stops being beautiful for some people, and life is just too hard to face. But Its so sad for the little ones, my heart goes out to them.



Mandy said...

Beautiful card...Love the image and papers...Great take on my sketch...Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge..
Mandy x

Kezzy said...

Wow a beautiful baby niece to play with. The card is gorgeous, I love baby cards as you can use really soft or bright colours. How awful about those girls mum, life isn't fair. I lost my dad at 5 but to loose a mum must be awful, I think I would find it hard to get out of my head.
Take care

Janet said...

This is a gorgeous card donna......love it! x

Katie said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge :)