Friday, April 18, 2014

New Life Time of Year . . .

GOOD FRIDAY my Friends!
With Spring in the air, 'New Life' is all around!
The yards are turning green with new spring grass, the birds are busy making their nests in my trees and birdhouses and even our young couple neighbors are expecting 'new life' in their house next month!

So with that being said, I was in the mood to make something for a 'little one' and this is what I've come up with using Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Chipboard 'Little Girl Outfit'.

 I am hoping to make a series of these adorable little pinafores in different colors/papers, so I decided to use the original chipboard, trace around and cut it out of an empty Rice Krispies box for today's project.  It worked okay, but not as cleanly folded as the original chipboard panel from Crafty Secrets.

I have used the Crafty Secrets Pastel Papers (no longer available) but there are SO MANY beautiful papers available on any of their CDs that would work beautifully!  The image I have used on the front of the pinafore was actually fussy cut from one of the sheets of paper ... the remainder of that same sheet was used for the back cover.

Here are a couple close-ups showing the dimension by using pop dots and the vintage staining around the image using a sponge and Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.


Here's a close up of the collar (another chipboard piece in the set) that I traced and cut out of a scrap of paper in the same paper pack.  I created the little flower with the same paper and the Spellbinder Shapeabilities 'Bitty Blossoms' die.  Down in the center is a teeny tiny pearl ... hard to see in the photo.

Of course I had to add some vintage lace as well as Stickles sparkle along the top, collar and lower scallops.

A few challenges to share in:
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
It's all about the Vintage - Shabby Chic
Addicted to Stamps n More - Anything Goes
 Crafting by Design April Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Girly
Divas by Design - Bundle of Joy
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have been inspired to try something 'a little different'.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you
all (here in the states) have a fabulous Easter weekend!


  1. What a cute idea to welcome a new arrival! Well done!

  2. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage


  3. Darlene, So adorable! I can't wait to see your series of these adorable little pinafores in different colors. Love your little ones on the front they are so cute.
    Hugs, Pat

  4. Awww...this is such a cute and adorale oncie card!! Just love all the sweet detials! Thanks for joining my shabby challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  5. Absolutely darling! I love the vintage toy animals, especially. I'm sure it will be cherished.

  6. oh that is just completely gorgeous, I love the shape and vintage feel to it.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Divas by Design challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  7. Beautiful and very cute. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  8. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  9. What a cute card, thank you so much for sharing it with us this fortnight at Creative moments
    Zoe DT xxx

  10. Adorable card! Love all the cute little vintage characters. Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week.

  11. Awww this is so adorable, Love those cute little animals :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM !!

  12. Lovely baby card, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  13. Adorable ! Thanks for joining Vintage and Beauty -challenge :D

  14. What a cute keepsake Darlene and a great gift for anyone having a baby girl. Thanks for showing off our Little Girls Chipboard Dress!


  15. What a cute keepsake Darlene and a great gift for anyone having a baby girl. Thanks for showing off our Little Girls Chipboard Dress!


  16. Darlene this a fantastic keepsake and a great gift. Thankyou for entering it in our challenge at Crafty Girls.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  17. What a super cute design, love the colors and the layout.Thank you for creating and sharing with us on the Whimsy Challenge this month.


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