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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Baby girl...with an oop's

Hi! everyone,

What a fantastic, beautiful day we had today...here. I actually did some heavy tree pruning, harsh trimming, rose butchering, then gave that up ..came inside and made cards....much better fun.

This card was requested by a young girl ..who had a friend.. who just had a baby girl. That seems simple enough...wanted a hand made card from me as she  loves my work [deep blush..with a smile] so I got to work and found this image.. freebie on the net...shrunk it down to fit....coloured her...layered the card...fluffed around....and then looked at it..knowing that this was not going to be the right card..

The reason is...the young lady in question is a Maori...and this little baby is as white skinned as you can get.
{ for those who do not know what a Maori is...they are our brown skinned  people in NZ }

I tried to colour her darker but she just looked like a dirty baby..lol..so I kept her, and have made 2 other cards...I will show you tomorrow...too dark now to photograph.
I've decided to show her this one anyway, as you never know, she may not care, your even think about colour, but at least I can give her the option .

Ohhhh!!! What a hoot..My hot chocolate with 3 marshmellows is ready now, have to have 3...not the same with just 2...Have a great  day...catch up tomorrow...
Luv CHRISSYxx

21 comments:

Dora said...

Awww how sweet, yes definitely this is not a Maori, I remember them when I was there.. well I'm sure you will find good use to this soon, it is so cute, love it xxx Enjoy your marshmellows xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie, the image is adorable and your distressing looks fab, I'm sure the lady who ordered it will love it.
I did laugh at you butchering the roses, you sounded like a professional gardener until that point lol
hugs Mandy xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,can't wait to see the next two.xxx

jules said...

Hi Chrissy this card is gorgeous and what a cutie!!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card,the image is adorable and i like the layout.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie this is sooooo pretty I love this its perfect its no wonder she loves your cards hun they are always gorgeous. I love the image on this soooooooooo much its lush.
Hope you have a great weekend hun take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

*CAFE said...

I think she is adorable! What a great little image and a super pretty pink card!

Molecraft said...

Well this is a gorgeous card anyway Chrissy so I am sure it won't go to waste! Love the layout!
Helen x

Danielle said...

Hello Chrissy, Wow.. your card is adorable, so very sweet. Not easy to find proper shade for darker skin.... Love your sketch and gorgeous paper.
Hugs. Danielle

Deb said...

how funny! I wouldn't have thought it either! she is adorable though and can't wait to see your Maori version!
enjoy your hot chocolate, I can see the need for 3!
enjoy the rest of your weekend!
happy crafting, Debxx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Chrissy. Wow, this is adorable. Wheather your baby looks Maori or not this is an adorable card. Love the free stamp super cute for a baby card. I also love, love how you have made the bubbles stand out. Perfect. Hope you enjoyed your 3 marshmellows with your cocoa. Hugs, Lisa

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous card and a super cute image! Not Maori but then it's a baby and it looks cute!
Have a great weekend.
hugs, Marlies

Vicky said...

Oh Chrissy you did make me laugh!....I wouldn't of thought of it either..but it is a gorgeous card and it is nice to have the option...

hope you enjoyed your hot choccie..Mmmm and marshmellows too...sounds so yummy!

hugs Vicky xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer!! She is sooo precious!! I love the colors and those gorgeous glittery bubbles!! :) Too cute girl!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!! Smiles, Vicki

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutley gorgeous, gorgeous image and colours, big hugs love pops x x x

pinky said...

Don't think I could colour darker skin right at all Chrissy but this one is just gorgeous, really sweet little image. Enjoy the hot chocolate;)

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy, loved your story too
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sally said...

Really cute Chrissy. Its so hard to colour skin anyway. Great layout and love the paerls.
Hugs Sally xxx

Heather said...

It's adorable. Even with white skin.

Cazza said...

Sooooo cuuuuute Chrissy, a beautiful baby girly card :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

ellabella said...

Wow that image is sooo beautiful,the colours are and all the details are great..I just love it.