Saturday, 24 August 2013

Welcome Little One

Hi bloggers!  How about a sweet baby card for today?  I think these bunting dies work perfectly for baby cards, among other things so I couldn't help myself!  I started by stamping my sentiment in the upper corner using a coffee archival ink pad.  I added a panel of some pretty tone on tone decorative paper from my stash to the side, matted in dark brown card.  I embossed a smaller piece of white card using my Cascading Hearts embossing folder.  I matted it with dark brown then layered it over the first panel.  I stamped another sentiment in coffee archival and cut it out with Vintage Labels three.  I inked through the die with Tumbled glass.and then matted it with a larger sized Labels Three die.  I tied a double bow from some pretty hombre blue and brown organza ribbon and added a brown Dazzler to the centre as an accent.  I cut  a couple of the different shaped buntings and stamped them.  One was stamped with the dotted stamp from the Buntings and Banners set from Justrite stamps.  The other was stamped with the word Baby, but I used one letter for each flag and inked them lightly through the die with Tumbled glass again.  I crisscrossed them on the top of the card around the sentiment and added  tiny bows tied from the pastel Bakers twine.  I finished the card with a double white pierced mat to nicely frame.  It makes me wish I had someone to send it to!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








126 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful baby card and the concept could be adapted for any occasion.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different, I like it Sue. A concept that could be used for quite a lot of different cards.x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thanks for the inspiration, I will have to do it in shades of pink.
Our new greatgrand daughter is due in November, take care Kitty.

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Loving the baby bunting - how cute is that?! The composition of the card can easily be adapted to other occasions.
Lisa x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very differnt baby
card today not the pastel colours we tend
to use but very effective really like it
and as Lisa said it could be adapted for any occasion.
nancyd xx

nuttinanni said...

Such a sweet pretty card, so different from your usual ones. Just shows how versatile you are.
Cheryl x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very appropriate gift for me today Sue. I'm to be a great Nan Nan to a baby boy on 8Sept for the second time and so now have some inspiration for the new male in my life.
As Nancyd says different but for modern parents just the colours needed and the format is simple as starting a new life is so simple.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Janet x

cuilliesocks said...

Quite beautiful Sue, wonderfully designed, Kate X

Eemeli said...

Oh, this is different but I totally love it. The banners are fabulous and especially the one with BABY written in it. Lovely card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Cee Bee said...

What a lovely fresh baby card. Love the bunting die so much fun to be had with it
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is beautiful. I love the colours, usually I would go with pastels for a new baby but this is wonderful. Sorry you don't have anyone to send it to, at the moment! Have a good weekend. Take care.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I think this must be the classiest new baby card I've seen. Like the use of panels. Rain here today - typical! Happy Bank Holiday Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Rgs
Clare W

TDQ Karen said...

Love this card, I am a big fan of the bunting dies. I think on this occasion I would have left off the ribbon bow, not like me at all.

Rosie said...

I love the 'balance' of this very different baby card.

Anonymous said...

Truly lovely, Sue, and a welcome change from the trad blues and pinks. Great colours and composition. Love it.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love it !! I am just making a Baby Boy card at the moment. I absolutely adore the bunting die and stamps to go with, I use them all the time.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This one is brilliant I've been asked to do a baby card now I no what to do thank you Tracy w x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous baby card I love the sentiment, as others have said this card can be adapted for other occasions.
Hugs x
Heather T

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo awesome and soo cute Sue, and so different from what you use to make. But I really love, ehat you´ve out together for this one here really stunning work as always hun.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of great fun.

foxyg said...

A different baby card, but lovely.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colours and the layout. This definitely makes me want the bunting dies and stamps.
Best wishes, Pat

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, great to adapt for most occasions

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I like today's card very much. There are so many dies that I would like to have and the list just keeps getting longer. Have fun this weekend. Love Jackie

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a grewt new baby card i like it as its different. Also love the colours. Take care xx

Debs A

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love it! What a great card, any new mum would love to receive this! Love Jean xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Wow what a wonderful baby card. You are so talented Sue. Love it.
Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great baby crard Sue, love the colours.

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. Lovely baby card. Hugs
Marilyn x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Beautiful card for a beautiful event. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous New Baby card love the bunting and the unusual touch of colour.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Really different and lovely.
Love Jan x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue . Have a nice weekend X
Happy Crafting.

karenlotty said...

Very different Makes a lovely change from images of prams, bottles etc I do agree with TDQ Karen & not used a bow but I love everything else

Kate's Cards said...

Very sweet and adaptable to many occasions! xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely baby card, I don't have the bunting dies but I made a baby card and put bunting on that I just cut out.
Happy crafting.
Love Tina x

KathR said...

Morning Sue,
Loving you different interpretation of the usual baby card, this style lends itself to basically any gender or age...I Love It!..
Hugz Kath..xxx..

KathR said...

Morning Sue,
Loving you different interpretation of the usual baby card, this style lends itself to basically any gender or age...I Love It!..
Hugz Kath..xxx..

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue, the bunting works well for baby cards.

Anonymous said...

This is such a different card for a baby Sue and a very modern one. Could easily be used for other occasions too. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas.
YvonneMayxx

Oksana said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours Sue!x

Marion said...

Hi Sue very ditfferent to most new baby cards ,i agree about not having the bow but as you no im not keen on them.
Marion H

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love using bunting and this is so pretty x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Its been so hot,and humid, the rain is welcome..shame its Bank Holiday Weekend though!
I love the Bunting, and the embossing, but not sure about dark bow.... I think I would prefer pastel.
its a lovely card, and the sentiment is wonderful!
LoveMarg

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card to welcome a new baby that is different from the usual which is great.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue never seen you do a baby card before xx hazel

iReneM said...

Aww, sweet :)
Love this design with the bunting
x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful and refreshing looking card and such lovely sentiments. The bunting is so lovely too.
Having a new baby and coping with lack of sleep, I'm sure receiving a card like this makes it easier cope!
Margaret corgi owner

nattyboots said...

Aww so cute and i just love the Sentiment
Elaine H X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous new baby card, perfect for more modern parents who don't do pastels. Great inspiration for some baby cards I have coming up. Bx

Sandybee said...

A gorgeous baby card Sue and I adore that sentiment

xx Sandra

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super baby card, the bunting is great. I think anyone would love this for their new baby
Audrey x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Aahh what a beautiful idea, such a sweet card. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card! Love Michelle S xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card that is adaptable for many occasions very pretty.
Hugs
Jean D

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful baby card and how true the greeting/saying is.
Putting in a request here for a baby girls card please, as i seem to be inundated with girls at the moment.
Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A great baby card, love the sentiment, would have left off the bow myself, but that me.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card for a baby really different, and the concept could be used for so many other occasions.
I haven't got these dies but I'm beginning to realise how useful they could be - Another one to add to my wish list - Hey Ho it just gets longer and longer!
Have a great weekend, love Brenda Lel xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous baby card

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
What an adorable card, very easy adaptable to other occasions.
Alison B. x

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, beatiful baby card. You are right those bunting dies do lend themselves to baby cards. In general this style of card with a change of colours and sentiment could be so versaile for any occasion. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Ooohhh this card is just lovely. I love it.
Beverley W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Nice card but I too would have left off the bow. x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely design, and very adaptable, but I wish I'd seen it a few weeks ago when my Grandson was born.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful baby card, wish I had bought the bunting die and stamps now, but sure I could improvise.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Great card, I sometime struggle for inspiration on baby cards... thanks xx

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful baby card.

Christine Harrop said...

This is a refreshing change from the usual baby cards Sue. Lovely. Christine x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous baby card and layout, love the bunting. Emma

Jean Z said...

Love this card so pretty love Jean Z xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This must be the classiest baby card I have seen and sooooo sweet. The sentiment is beautiful and love the layout. Think the bunting is going on my long wish list.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, what a super baby card although it would look good for many occasions.

Have a good day
hugs Lynn

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Another wonderful card, love the backing paper and sentiment. Lovely.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

SusanP, kent said...

Bunting is great for celebrations. This is a lovely layout - very adaptable and a gorgeous paper to stand out from the white. Fab ribbon colour too.
Sue

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Aaaw this is gorgeous for a baby card but could be adapted to any other occassion...love the colours and the bunting.

Love Sheila xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely card this is. The sentiment is great, too.
Hugs,Rose

Tricia said...

Hi Sue, Love this card, so different from the usual Baby cards - like the 2 I've just made!! If I'd only had your inspiration earlier! x

Helen Barker said...

Pretty layout,such a lovely sentiment.Very cute.
Helen Bx

Lacelady said...

Inspired! How different and interesting. Of course, a switch in colours and instantly a baby girl card too.

minx said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have done this card, the sentiment is lovely, great use of the cascading hearts and bunting, the colours are gorjuss and ofcourse you can alternate for a girl thank you xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, Liking the format of the card with the bunting but, sorry, I would dispense with the bow. Love from Jackie D

Janice K said...

A lovely card with a super sentiment. x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, georgeous baby card, always lost for inspiration for babies, this is just lovely, thanks. Take care, Jess xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, loving the bunting and the ribbon you've used.
Donna Jones

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty card Sue, a real 'celebration' but I'm not that keen on the bow.

Joanne2403 said...

Different take on the usual Baby card, so easily adjusted for a boy or girl, or even a different occasion, such lovely card Sue, tfs

Carol S. said...

Great card Sue. Have a good weekend, Hugs, Carol S.xx

Dawn Louise said...

Great card and nice to see classy baby card x

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Lovely baby card so different, would could be used for other occasions too
Hugs
Carol xx

iggy said...

lovely to see baby cards & love the sentiment too...x

Brooke b said...

Lovely card unusual for a baby card. Love JB xxxx

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue
Arrh this card is beautiful and so cute! I really like the bunting. Its nice to see a modern take on a baby card. However i would change the bow to a blue one, but thats me being fussy. As everyone has said this really could be adapted to any occasion, great idea.
Kayleigh B xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue really sweet and pretty card.

Hope you are enjoying your time away

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

jessie said...

HI SUE
WHAT A DIFFERENT CARD.I REALLY LIKE IT.IT COULD BE USED FOR QUITE AFEW
DIFFERENT CARDS.

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely sentiment

Vie Carter said...

Super, super card, lovely layout and colour combo

Vie
x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, love the bunting and the sentiment, but for me too sophisticated for a new baby card.
X Ros

camelot67 said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

I too think this is a lovely card that could easily suit different occasions. The only change I would make would be the colour of the ribbon. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I have just made a card similar to your previous 'bunting' card (Something just for you) for my son Jamie's 30th birthday tomorrow. I'm very pleased with it - thank you for continuing to share your creative crafting!!! I really like today's bunting card and think I will make a blue and a pink one so that when I need one I only have to stamp the name on the bunting. When I go on holiday I take card making ingredients with me so that when the OH is golfing I can put together a few cards. It is very enjoyable and it is nice to be ahead of the game for birthdays, Christmas etc..

Hugs, Belinda. X

Barbara said...

Lovely baby card, love the bunting!

Barbara said...

Lovely baby card, love the bunting!

Meg said...

I agree with others about leaving off the bow but the rest of the card is lovely.

Margaret O
xxx

Laura O said...

very nice card ,simple but really pretty.Laura O

lynda said...

HI SUE A BEAUTIFUL BABY CARD SO CUTE
HUGS LYNDA BROCK XX

Clare said...

Beautiful card.

Clare x

kimberley said...

Different style from you again Sue and I like it very much.Changed to pink and you're sorted for both sexes,take care,x.

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. Love the sentiment.

magpie said...

Awwww, Sue, this is gorgeous! So so cute and the sentiment sums everything up. To those who haven't got these dies, maybe an auction in the offing for any new borns due? Have a great weekend! xx Love Karen xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NICE TO SEE A BABY CARD. YES BANNERS ARE GREAT ON ANY CARD. LIKE THE EMBOSSING AND PATTERNED PAPER TOGETHER.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card, I've just started a baby card for someone but wish I had thought of something like this!!

Gorgeous!!!
Hugs
CraftyJacq

Carole Z said...

Super baby card Sue, love the bunting! Carole Z X

englishrose897 said...

Great baby card Sue.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What a very pretty baby card, I too live in hope to be able to send such a lovely card like this.The colours are beautiful too.

Still doing my daughters wedding invites, so I guess I Will have to bide my time. If I knit some booties do you think they will get the hint? :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful baby card. So cute and I love the bunting.

Sandy G said...

Oh my, this is delicious!! Love, love love that ribbon. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations with us.

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely card. I really like the bunting but think I would leave the bow off if I made this one.
Hugs Sue x

nannapat said...

Great design to welcome a new little life into the world. Pat x

jeffrey bubbles said...

I would also like someone to send this super card to. It is a really simple but lovely card Sue. Kathy xxxx

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, Loving this lil baby card, right up my street as you well know! LOL.
Thanks for sharing another great creation!

Ps- How's Linda (Lindyloo)My regards to her!
Bim xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card just right for a baby card, would work in pink or blue.
Gail Cx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Like this card - thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

lilian said...

Hello from sunny st austell, divine card , we had a new baby granddaughter this week, so this card will be perfect in style, hope I can do something as good as yours. Best wishes .Lilian

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!

I love the layout and how easily it can be adapted for different occasions.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Diane Mortimer said...

Scrumptious!
Diane from Glasgow

SHARICA said...

This is sooo lovely .. xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this very unusual baby card the colours and design
Are lovely
You take care
Theresa x