Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jolly the G...Jiraffe!

We have a new grandson in the family!  Cole Andrew was born February 15 and he's a perfect little package.  I bought this TeddyBo digi a long time ago, waiting for a special occasion and this is it!
The card is to attach to his baby gift, which is a new stroller.  The image is TeddyBoBea_065, Jolly the G..Jiraffe.  

The papers are from First Edition's Up, Up and Away collection and the tiny sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink's Mixed Messages set.  The ribbon is from one of Really Reasonable Ribbon's monthly clubpackets (love that ribbon!).  The flowers are from my stash and the postage stamp is Inkadinkado #96740.  It's one of my favourites and I think it was an Ebay purchase a long time ago.  I also tried a couple of new things... usually I sponge/rub my shading colours in but this time I thought I would do the 'dot' thing - I admire this on other people's cards but am not so sure if I'm crazy about it on mine.  Then I found this fabulous product made by Ranger and it's called Embossing Tinsel.  Just the name of it caught my fancy but it's very cool stuff to use... where you put it on thicker, it melts in like embossing powder but still has a lot of texture but what I really like is the little bits of it scattered around the edges.  Love the texture of that stuff!  And lastly, nothing is ever complete without a little sparkle so I added Diamond Dust Stickles on the hat.
Copic colours:
Body:  E13,E11, E00
Spots & Mane:  E00, E97, E95
Teddy Bo - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Lace, Ribbon, Twine
Cupcake Craft - Doilies, Ribbon, Twine


arjette said...

OOohhhh it's soooo cute!!! What a lovely picture and your coloring is gorgeous!!! Love the golden accents!!

gr. arjette.

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jimlynn said...

Congrats on that new grandbaby!!!! Yeah!!!
This is SO PRETTY and cute! Love the way you "outlined" around the giraffe image with Copics! Fabulous card and give that new baby a special hug from me!

Sue said...

Congratulation on the birth of your new Grandson.
Your card is gorgeous, that giraffe is adorable and coloured so beautifully.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

marjoleincreatief said...

Hi Marilyn,

Congrats with your grand son!!!! Didn't picture you as a granny ;-)

Love the card but your personal news is just way better!!!! Enjoy the little boy...time flies

Hugs marjolein

Shari said...

OMG what a gorgeous card, and fantastic news about the addition of your grandson to the family!!! Congratulations!!
You've done an awesome job with the dot technique, and I may just have to check out the embossing tinsel. Have a great day and have fun with the baby!!

Lorraine said...

Awww, he is soooo cute! Gorgeous card Marilyn. Love the image and fab colours.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Laura said...

Giving you A BIG Congrats on the New bundle of Joy. How exciting! And a perfect card! From his wonderful Gammma. I can't wait to have some grand babies.

Inkypinkydelights said...

He does look jolly too doesn't he! But oh WOw what a lovely card Marilyn! Judy x

Sandy said...

This is so dang cute I can't stand it!! Very well done Marilyn - so sweet and cute!!

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.gorgeous papers and sparkle and i love your sweet image :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.gorgeous papers and sparkle and i love your sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Such a cute cute image and card. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card Marilyn, congratulations on the new arrival, such a cute name...fantastic colouring, love the papers and design..gorgeous.


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh, what a cute image and you have colered it so wonderful. A very gorgeous card, i like it so much.

Hugs Andrea

Katie said...

What an adorable card! Gorgeous coloring and I love the layout. Congrats on the new baby! Hugs, Katie

Maritha said...

Åhhhh Jolly is just the cutest!! =) Your card is so stunning!!

Thanks for playing along at TeddyBo this time
Hugs Maritha

Anneke said...

Very lovely card!
Hugs Anneke

Teresa said...

Ooh this is so cute! What a beautifully coloured giraffe, love it. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Teresa xx

Jenny said...

Awww so cute :) Jen xx

Kelly said...

Marilyn I love how you dotted around the G-raffe. He is really gorgeous in colors. I love this card, and your embossing tinsel, I haven't tried that and it looks great. I am sure your grandson loved his card and gift too. This so darn cute!!!
Hugs Kelly

Faye said...

Congrats on your fab news and a pretty cute card. X

Renee said...

Congratulations! Love your card!

Unknown said...

Such a lovely and sweet card!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning giraffe card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Colette said...

Big congrats on the new grandson, your card is beautiful, Jolly is coloured perfectly, thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo, good luck,
Colette xx

Lau W said...

How cute is Jolly on this card, very nice creation, so sweet !
Thanks for joining us at the Teddy Bo's challenge !

Clairebears said...

Wow this is so cute! I love all the detail and Jolly looks fab!

Congratulations on your new addition to the family :0)

Thanks for playing along with us at Teddy Bo's Anything Goes Challenge and good luck :0)

Love Clairebears x

Shannon White said...

Yay!! Congrats on your newest family member!! 8-) How exciting!! And Goodness this is just the Sweetest Baby card! Love the Darling giraffe!! Just too Darned Sweet Miss Marilyn! I know they will treasure this Sweetie for sure! 8-)


Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Teddy Bo's Challenge! Woo x

Rosmarie said...

This card is so gorgeous Marilyn, congratulations on the new arrival. What a sweet giraffe and fantastic colouring for this little bundle...

Rosi x