Monday, 19 January 2015

A New Baby!

My lovely hairdresser, who also happens to be the mother of my youngest grandson, has a new baby girl, Lily Rose! The baby will be no relation to me as her Mum was my son's partner and she is now married to someone else! They are a lovely couple and already have a little girl together. I haven't made a new baby card for ages and didn't even have a suitable stamp for a baby girl until I found one in a sale the other week! 

I decided to take some inspiration from the Craft Hoarders Challenge where you can choose the elements you want to use - see here!
I chose - ink,ribbon/lace/thread,die cutting/stamping,dry embossing/metal, flowers/bling.
I had also seen the challenge on Stamping Sensations so my new-ish dies could be used again.
I decided to round the corners with a corner cutter to soften the shape a little.
I rubbed Victorian Velvet distress ink over the raised dots of the embossing,and although I had been going to distress the edges decided against it.

The flowers are some I've had in my stash for ages(some I think are from when I first started crafting)I put Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet distress ink on my mat and then spritzed the flowers and mat with water and ran them through it. The metal curls are the wire stems of the roses.I added some threads pulled from some muslin as I had seen this technique used on Nancy's blog 'Tattered Treasures' recently

I would like to enter in the 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge - Choose Your Challenge
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Dies and Punches

Thanks for looking, Chris


Georgie C said...

Ooooh I love that flower arrangement on your card - so pretty!! Perfect card for a baby girl!!

Helen said...

The flowers are so pretty, and the threads are a great touch - may have to borrow that idea next time I need flowers! I love that bundle of joy stamp too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris! I'm in the same boat as you, I have nothing in my stock for baby cards! You lucked out with your stamp, what a great image! Love your flower arrangement and pretty pink papers too! hugs :) said...

I do love your baby themed card! Such pretty colors and I love the flower arrangement! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

brenda said...

Such pretty soft colours and flowers and great use of your dies and punches.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Lindsay Mason said...

What a truly lovely card Chris...obviously made with a great deal of care and your usual eye for detail and colour. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is ONE GORGEOUS baby card. Very feminine, too. What I want to know is, where did you find a craft mat that LARGE? It is huge!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a lovely card! I really like the colors you chose to work with, and love that you dug into your hoard to find goodies to add to the composition. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Gorgeous baby card! Love all the elements you added to your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lynne K said...

This is beautiful, and what a gorgeous image! The soft colours you've used really suit it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


butterfly said...

Oh, what a sweet card - I love that stripy paper, and the flowers work perfectly with it.
Alison xx

Nancy Dynes said...

What a sweet and delicate card, Chris! Babies are the happiest of occasions and I know this card will be a treasured memento of this joyous time. Your art is outstanding!!
Thanks for joining in the challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!

Christy Butters said...

What a sweet card. Love the layers and your beautiful flower cluster.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Tracy said...

A pretty creation. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Good luck. 
Happy crafting 
Tracy x

Teresa said...

Your card came out so pretty and i love the stamp that you used for it. It's perfect! Thank you for sharing it with all of us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month.

Pammejo said...

Sweet Baby Card, love all the layers. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Blog.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful and super sweet!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

What a sweet and pretty card! And well done, you, for celebrating with your grandson's mom! Thanks for playing along in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!