Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Little Jessica.....

I have to admit, it was really hard to put all the Christmas images away and start bringing out the others! I loved so many of the images they had out there this year! But on to some fresh new looks! I am thinking spring and its only the end of December...can you tell...I am so not a winter person. I would love to build a house right on the beach and have breakfast every morning on my porch watching the ocean...not snow!


My niece has her first birthday coming up so I just could hardly wait to make her a pretty, girly card....How can you resist the temptation of the pinks and the ginghams! I did a little paper piecing for her dress and coloured the rest in with lyras and prisma pencil crayons...and added a little glitter to her flower!



Below is a picture of the inside of the card...I have been so inspired by so many of you finishing the insides of your cards that I had to try! Well, I am hooked for sure!
I used the following punches to make my flowers as I do not have many in my stash. I then used the sponge to dust some pink chalk on the edges of the flowers. Then added a green brad to the center.


I had to post a picture of our black fur ball. Christmas has just worn him out! So out came his favourite pillow and a nap was on his menu for the day!

31 comments:

Denise Marzec said...

I'm SOOOO not a winter person either, Christine. Can't wait for Spring.

LOVE your card with those sweet, soft, girly papers. AMAZING job on the inside, too. The layout with the girl behind the circle and DP strip looks great!!

Littlebearcrafts said...

Aww, your doggie is so cute!!
I love your card too, it's gorgeous and perfect for a little girl. It's my niece's second birthday soon, she is called Jessica too, it's so much fun making cards for little girls.
Clare x

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the paper piecing and the inside is as gorgeous as the outside!! I must try it soon??
Your big dog looks so cute and very lazy!!
Have a Happy New Year,
hugs Angela x

Unknown said...

Oooh this is so nice! Love the way you did her name!

Christine said...

This def has the awww factor, beautifly coloured & made very pretty card...

Hugs Christine xx

Crafting Andy said...

Great card. Lovin the inside too - must give it a try too.
Hugz Andrea.xx

Danielle said...

Wow Christine, this is a BEAUTY!! I absolutely adore her paper-pieced gingham dress - it's perfect! And this card is simply so sweet for a 1st girls birthday! Awesome finishing on the inside too! Love your little flowers!
Hugs, Danielle

Tracey Feeger said...

Love it Christine. It worked out really well with the paper piercing. Wonderful 1st birthday card.
mwah
Trace

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Christine,i love your image and papers.

Happy new year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Victoria said...

gorgeous card and dawgy! Hoe cute is he?

Victoria
x

Kat said...

Love the card for your niece Christine. What a sweet image and beautiful colours. Love your doggie. My big lazy chocolate Labrador is sleeping as usual just now! All the best for 2010 when it comes.

Kat xx

Rachel said...

Awww she is sooo precious!!! I love it. I too love the ginghams and the pinks. you did a lovely job with this card Christine. LOVE your black lab, poor thing looks worn out, definately in need of a nap.
Hugz,
Rachel

Julie said...

A lovely sweet card Christine, and pretty too, perfect for any little girl

Jo said...

Christine, this is fab as always, such a cute image and beautifully coloured. I just love your fur bundle, how cute is he with his own pillow!! Best wishes for the New Year, Hugs Jo x

Danni said...

This is just darling! Love it! Your flowers are wonderful..wish I could get mine to look that good. And I love your furball photo..he looks quite cozy!

Janiel/ janny said...

Christine, this is very cute!! LOVE THAT IMAGE!!! I had to laugh at your cute doggie and his pillow. LOL..
Happy New Year...Janiel

Kellie said...

This is just soooooo adorable! The prefect 1st birthday card I think and thank you so much for the tutorial, but your making me buy more punches, hehe more things to add to the I Want List, or more I NEED NOW, hehehe. I love your colouring is always amazing.

Have a wonderful New Year and wishing you all the best for 2010 and thank you for your friendship and support in 2009.

Hugs Kel xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your fur ball looks as tired as I feel. LOL!


Gorgeous card!! Love your design and colors!!! Perfect personalized first birthday card!!

Happy New Year!!

hugs,
Chris

debby4000 said...

Oh she is adorable, love her paper pieced dress and the fab colours.
luv
Debby

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a sweet card. Love the paper piecing. Those flowers are fab. I love those punches. The inside looks great too. The fur ball is really cute too. Thanks for sharing this pic with us. Marianne x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Christine your nieces card is stunning, I love the image its so beautifully coloured and the design and papers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

sueincanada said...

Love this card. The colours are so perfect for a little girl. Look forward to seeing all your new designs in 2010.

LINDA said...

Beautiful card.. Love the dog too..HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2010..
Hugs, Linda

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable card for your little niece! I love the gingham and those flowers are too sweet. I also love the pic of your dog....how cute! Happy New Year!

Jules said...

Hi Christine

A brilliant card and I love your flowers very much.

I hope you had a good Christmas and that you have a very Happy New Year.

Love Jules xx

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Christine and I love the inside - something I'm going to try and do more this year. I'm definitely a warm weather person too. Snow is OK for a day or two but give me a holiday on a beach over one on the slopes any day! Wishing you a very Happy & Heathly New Year.

Norma said...

Christine, your card is precious. Love the soft colour and the clean look of the card. Not sure if your niece will appreciate the awesome job you did with the card, but I sure do.
Wishing you a Happy New Year and much happiness for the coming year. May 2010 be a creatively productive year. Thanks for all the inspirations you've given me.

Hugs.
Norma

Karen Wilson said...

Happy New Year, Christine! What a cute pic of Knight. Our guys are worn out to, but Riley tends to migrate to our bed, all 134lbs of him! LOL!

Your card is so cute. That image is darling!

Carolyn said...

I love this card so much. Jessica will love it. So will Lisa. This Hanglar is just amazingly cute. I love the paper.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Tanya said...

Beautiful Christine! The inside also looks amazing.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card! I love the pink & gingham & the alpha letters. You did a lovely job on it.
Huggies ~
Sharron