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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A baby fills a place in your heart...

....that you never knew was empty. That is what it written on one of this week's new release images at  Bugaboo. I colored the image using Promarkers and chose colors fit for a baby boy.
The background is embossed with a Spellbinders EF. I machine stitched (again) the edges with zagzag stitches. I used lace and ribbon from my stash and added a metal charm. Not a complicated card, but it has lots of texture. No DPs used. I'm a DP addict but lately I've found myself using less DPs and more embossing folders. Heat embossing used to be my favorite embossing style, but in my non-DP mood I prefer dry embossing to decorate my background (I'm not that good at using inks and stencils just yet...)

This card is also for:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Style Of Embossing & Why (dry when no DPs used)
Cute Card Thursday - #416 Lace Or Ribbon (I used both)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

30 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Pia, love the embossed background, just like a baby's quilt, and I love the sentiment
Avril xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So very cute and pretty Pia.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Laine said...

Such a lovely image Pia. Perfect for a baby boy. Love the stitching and all of your detail.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Pia..love the sweet image and sentiment and the lace,bow,and embossed background is just lovely..

Luv CHRISSYxx

sandie said...

It looks complicated to me! But also gorgeous and soft with lovely texture and so muc detail right down to the stitiching x

Mervi said...

Adorable card for a baby boy;-))m

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is just a sweetie, Pia!! Sweet the sentiment, sweet the dry embossing that -with your very own and classy stitching - makes the background as a baby cover...!!!
Sweet the colours, the lace, the charm... and of course the image!
A true delight for the eyes and the heart!!
I obviously pinned your fabulous work!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481962561/
I love your usual dp mood, but I think that in this mood your cards have a very unique look, so creative!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Pia, a lovely image and gorgeous lace details.
Pauline
x

Asha said...

What a sweet card, Pia. Soft colours, delicate lace and a pretty ribbon come together in this darling little card.
x Asha

Donna Ellis said...

This is so sweet, Pia! Darling card, and I can feel the love from the hug to the lace! Hugs, de

Lau W said...

Oh such a sweet card Pia ! So lovely image, design, sentiment, adoooorable !! xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the beautiful image and sentiment and great embossed background-I have sooo much D.paper to use up -my husband calls my craft room a fire hazard lol
Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and adorable baby card. I love your wonderful images and all your sweet little details.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Superb colouring and card, Pia. It's funny how we go in fads ie embossing or DP. I mainly use embossing at mo, and last card just made could've use DP chose to make my own with stamps and ink.. :) saved trying to match colours on main image.
Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Such a beautiful baby boy card Pia! Fabulous embellishments, especially the lace!

Brenda

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing and stitching detail.
Thank you for joining in this weeks CCT challenge

Michelle said...

This is such a lovely image from Bugaboo. Think I'm going to have to get this one and you have done such a gorgeous job with yours Pis. Love the colours, embossing, ribbon, charm and lace - Michelle x

Loz said...

Gorgeous Baby card Pia..Loz

meg said...

Beautiful baby card love the soft colours and the lace

Karen Steele said...

What a gorgeous image - it makes a perfect 'New Baby' card! The sentiment is so lovely too as is the fabulous detail you have created here Pia! What a super card :-)

*Vicki* said...

This is incredibly gorgeous Pia! I just LOVE all of the lace and stitching details on your design!! Absolutely precious in every way!! P.S. I won't be around for a couple of weeks in case you are wondering where I went! :) HUGS

Migdalia said...

Absolutely Precious!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Monika Reeck said...

oh soo soo adorable Pia
love that lace
love that blue bow
and the image colored so soft
love your baby card Pia
so Gorgeous and beautiful in one time
hugs
Monika

scrappymo! said...

Adorable!

Tammy said...

Adorable baby card and fabulous sentiment, I love all of the embellishments!
Tammy x

Tammi Cremeans said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion Challenge. Look forward to seeing you again.

Tammi
Craft Your Passion, DT
makememories4life.blogspot.com

chrissy xx said...

I LOve the shape of your card Pia..Such a FABulous design. Your stitching and pretty lace are GORgeous .LOve the little charm and this embossing folder.
Chrissyxx

Mimi said...

Hey girl, very cute! Your machine stitching always is the perfect touch. Something about a baby card just fits with stitching, too. (And those dry-embossed dots: it's like a baby blanket-- just sewed a few the other night)

aussie aNNie said...

Inspiringly beautiful creation...gorgeous colours chosen. Lovely stitching and embossing...
Enjoy the weekend. {aNNie}

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous! So delicate with all the frills love the embossing folders, the sewing, the pink and blue, the charm, bow, charm and lace. This is a really darling card.
Hugs Pat