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Tuesday, 17 January 2017


A few days before Christmas our vet gave birth to her first baby...
a girl, so yesterday I made this card to welcome little Olivia.
Concentrating on creating is a pleasant distraction to help  
me deal with the pain.

Of course, the card had to have an animal on it, although I am pretty sure
our vet will not have to treat any giraffes in our little beach side town.

This oh-so-cute giraffe is a freebie digital stamp by Artesanato, and I
coloured her very softly with Promarkers.

My flower arrangement is very sparkly IRL with Star Dust Stickles, 
but unfortunately the camera has not picked up the dazzle.

I completely covered the title die-cut with the Star Dust Stickles, and for
some reason the camera has picked up its sparkle.

The inside of the card co-ordinates with the front. I took this photo after the
sun had gone down, so that is why it is not as bright as the previous photos.

Challenges I would like to enter 
A Gem of a Challenge #185 - 'Celebrate Something New'
CCC Digi Creations #65 - 'Use Die-cuts and/or Punches' WINNER
Crafty Friends #49 - 'New Beginnings'
Crafty Purple Frog - 'New Beginnings'
Daisy Chain #4 - 'Add Some Sparkle' 
Do-Al(l) Kreatives #1 - 'Something New'
Simply Create Too #123 - 'New Beginnings'

Image - Artesanato (Freebie digital stamp)
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Forever Friends New Arrival
Dies - Spellbinder Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip; Marianne LR0217 (Baby); EZ Cut 50046 (Stars)
Stickles - Ranger Star Dust
Flowers, pearl stems and lace are from my junk stash.

After several days of near average temperatures (but with high humidity), we are bracing ourselves again for a major heat-wave here in Australia, so I guess I will be staying indoors with the air conditioning on, and hopefully doing some more crafting,

Until next time, thank you for visiting.

Jennifer x


  1. What a beautiful card Jennifer. I love the sweet giraffe and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous flowers and papers. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, it was much appreciated x x

  2. A beautiful card love the cute giraffe and sparkly baby -I am sure it was very much appreciated---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x
    Very cold and been wet for day in the Uk but I have a brother in S.Australia
    Carol x

  3. Adorable card Jennifer - beautiful floral detailing.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Debs xx

  4. Oooh this is just scrumptious Jennifer! I love the pretty soft colours and those flowers are just delish :-) Happy New Year! I hope all is well with you. Hugs, Jayne xx

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the flowers you put on and the feeling of the card is awesome.Thank you for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb :-)

  6. Gorgeous cute NEW baby card Jennifer am sure it will be well received.. Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine DT xx

  7. What a lovely Baby Card. I like to invite you to our new challange blog - Do-Al(l) Kreatives.

    Alex' kreative Seite
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

    1. Thanks for accepting my invitation.


  8. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your baby card is absolutely lovely and fits perfectly with our 'New Beginnings' challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. What a beatiful baby card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”.

    DT-Member SCT

  10. Beautiful, Jennifer.

    Could you please e-mail me about the Winter Wonderland DT on

    Helen x

  11. This is truly stunning. What a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

  12. What a great card. I bet your vet loved it. I like the way you have covered the sentiment in stickles :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

  13. Oh what a lovely baby card!? Love the little giraffe - just cute!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  14. Gorgeous creation and thanks for entering into our first challenge of 'something new' hope to see you again. DT member for do-all Kreatives {aNNie}

  15. Aww this is adorable! Such a gorgeous card! Love the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Purple Frog!
    Lucy x

  16. What a sweet, sweet creation! Love that little giraffe and your flower cluster is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our Do Al(l) Creative Challenge and Good Luck! I hope you’ll join us again for next month’s challenge.

    Do Al(l) Creative DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Do-Al(l) Kreative challenge 1, Hazel, DT x

  18. Lovely card. Your vet will love it. Thanks for joining us at Do-Al(l) Creative. Jonnece DT


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