Saturday, May 31, 2014

Celebrating Ellonie


My friend recently became a devoted Nonna to Ellonie, so I decided to make a card for wee Ellonie's parents, to celebrate her safe arrival.
(Ellonie's name is pronounced I - Owe - Knee)

I started with the pink card and made a Z-fold and die cut in it.

I then stamped the image (from FLONZcraft, a New Zealand firm) on white card in Rich Cocoa ink and  then cut it with a  Labels 3 die and embossed it,  while still in the die I rubbed some chalk into the background. 

The wee image in the background, embossed in white is another image from the same set.

The sentiment is a Montarga one (also and NZ firm), and was also white embossed.

 Some white ribbon finished the card - a bow on the right to balance the plain line on the left of the card.

This view gives an idea of the way the card folds.  As you can see it was a lovely sunny morning this morning after a light frost - my favourite type of winter day.

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  1. Hi Maxine, Love your sweet card, sure your friend really loved it too...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. What a gorgeous card, Maxine! That is such an adorable image!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  3. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  4. Cute name for a little baby and love your card! SO sweet and pretty.

  5. I'm glad you gave the proper pronunciation of the name - I was saying it "ELL-oh-knee!" But it's beautiful! As is your card! I love the bold background color, gives a nice focal view to the cutie image!

  6. Super card, thanks for playing along with our AG challenge this week x carol

  7. So sweet! Cute image! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  8. Maxine,
    This is adorable. I really like embossing and that fold is a favorite. Thank you so much for taking time to post this absolutely wonderful work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  9. Very cute card, love the baby image. Thank you for taking part in this months challenge, Sylvie Craft for the Craic DT

  10. a very cute card, and such a pretty name for the baby too. Kate x

  11. OH Max, this is just adorable!

  12. Darling card- love the card fold. Your image is just so sweet! Lucky friend of yours.

  13. So lovely card. Love the layout and cute details. Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, MiRan

  14. A delightful card, thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft VSC.

    B x

  15. So cute creation. Thank you for playing with us on Craft for the Craig. Henryka DT member.

  16. Cute baby card - and I love the fold
    Thank you for entering Craft for the Craics baby challenge
    Pixie DT member

  17. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love
    DT call at Not Just Cards Challenges

  18. Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  19. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our seventh ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Great card and beautifully designed and I love the sweet little bow. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Baby, Spring, or Celebrations." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT


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