Friday, 30 August 2013

Welcome Little One

Hi guys!  Another baby card for you today.  This could be for either a baby boy or girl as I used peach and lavender (how noncommittal is that!)  I started with a piece of milk coloured card and embossed it with the Interlocking Circles embossing folder.  I stamped my sentiment using a Blue Violet Archival ink pad on peach card.  I cut it out with a large star die (had to go digging for this one as I hadn't used it in ages!)  I inked it while still in the die using Tattered Rose distress ink.  I cut two smaller star dies out of lavender card and lightly inked both of those as well using Dusty Concord distress ink.  I mounted them together using 3D foam pieces.  I slightly overlapped them in the lower corner of my card.  Using some pastel peach and lavender Bakers Twine, I wrapped it top to bottom around my card and tied a cute bow with it and put small knots in the ends.  Next I stamped some of the Buntings and Banners stamps from Justrite Stamps.  I used two different bunting stamps and embossed them both in white.  I inked one of them with Tattered Rose and the other with Dusty Concord to match my stars.  I cut them out with the matching dies from Justrite  and crisscrossed them on the top of the card, tucking the ends under my Bakers Twine.  I cut out some small flowers that are from a Heartfelt Creations die set called Layered Scalloped Posey.  I added them between every two bunting flags for a pretty accent.  Very small flat back pearls were glued into the centres of each flower.  I matted my card with both matching peach and lavender card before adding a double milk coloured pierced mat to finish it.  I just love the sweetness of this card, I must remember to do more baby cards as they are just so much fun!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.
A quick reminder that Julia Watts has four shows today on Create and Craft tv.  You can catch them at 8am, 10am, 2pm and 7pm.  Be sure to tune in to see her great demos and products, I know you will love them!  All for now, Sue x






117 comments:

Pam said...

A lovely baby card yes, but change the sentiment and it would suit any occasion

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a lovely baby card but
as Pam said for any occasion beautiful.
Nancyd xx

carole jeffery said...

Morning Sue. A nice simple card and very pretty. I agree with Pam could be used for any occasion if the sentiment were changed.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I totally agree with the others, this card could be used for many occasions with a different sentiment . I like the clear clear line to it!
Gail C x

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
What a super cute card! Lovely colours.
Lisa x

Cee Bee said...

I love the freshness of this card, and as everyone says it could be used for any occasion just change the sentiment
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you a lovely sweet card, will be watching Julia. Take care Kitty

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This is lovely, th colours perfect.

Jan.moogie said...

What a pretty card Sue. lovely xx

Eemeli said...

Yet another fabulous card. Love love love it! You can easily turn this into a creation for so many different occasions.

Hugs,
Eemeli

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Very beautiful baby card simply but looks beautiful thank you foe sharing with us Tracy w x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, loving the colour scheme so original.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, the colour combo is very unusual, but really works.Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - an unusual colour combo but it works!
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Agree with everyone. Lovely colour combo - thanks, Sue.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, loving all the elements about it and the colours are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a cute and beautiful gift today - I love the colour scheme - gentle and very tender.
As you say the format would suit either gender.
I've just got 9 days to go before my second great grandchild (this time a boy)is due so fingers crossed that he doesn't decide to come early as I sail back to UK on Monday.
Janet x

Laura O said...

fab card again ,Sue.you never fail.Laura O

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Boy I have missed seeing your blog I have been in Turkey - with no Wi Fi but intend to catch up on them all today,
Love todays card, the bunting is brilliant for a new arrival.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

TDQ Karen said...

What a cute card. I can think of many occasions to use it, a great on to have "in stock" xx

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous baby card but could really be a birthday card, congratulations etc. Love it. Christine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and love the colour combo

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely by card but would be suitable for a child of any age with a change of colours. Will be watching Julia this morning! Love jean Xxx


Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is a fabulous baby card, which could also be an equally fan birthday card! Hugs Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Stunning card Suelove the colours used xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an unusual colour combination, it's so pretty. I tend to only use my star dies for Christmas but no more, you have shown me that you can use them for so much more. I will be watching Julia today.
Hugs x
Heather T

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, love your coloursnd fab banner layout.xx Flora

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful gentle card for a new born -love it.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue = a very subtle and modern card for today's newborn. So unusual and it works so well. Looking forward to Julia's shows today and not long to wait now until you are back with us - hooray!!
YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful baby card, love the colours. Have a brilliant weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what beautiful card its so sweet i love it. Xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

I agree a card for all reasons.... Mabex

Marleine said...


Hi Sue.

Love the card. Brilliant design. X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, easily adapted for a committed baby card and other occasions. Love the colours too.
Donna Jones

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Great card love the fresh colours and as the others have said before me its very adaptable to other occasions.
Alison B. x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Great for all occasions but esp new babies coz they are all stars Stara are very special in my family so wud be perfect for any of my relatives

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours you have used, really beautiful card, nice and fresh looking.
Audrey x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful new Baby card such pretty colours and simple not too fussy just right for the Modern Mum's n Dad's.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is beautiful I love the colours you have used. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I like the peach and lavender combo just because you could make it before hand of not knowing the baby sex(am i allowed to use that word online. Anyway knowing that the tattered rose die is a pink colour, i wouldn't have thought it would change colours if you like to look like a darker peach like it does.(Me thinks more experimenting needed). A lovely card Sue, thank you
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I normally don't like peach but it does work well with the lilac. Would prefer ribbon but only as Im not a fan of twine.
A cheerful fun card!
Ang x

Nanny Jo said...

Pretty, Simple, any occasion card. I have been away for a few days.....how I missed your blog and all the clever, pretty, and not-so-simple cards, Sue! Watching Julia, but all my holiday money spent :( Jo xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I didn't think I had Stars, but there are some small ones in my Christmas ornament Die sets!
Lovely card so pretty with the Banner!
LoveMarg

hollyberry said...

Such a lovely but different card which is so different from the usual pink/blue ones.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and lovely colours.
Sat watching Julia with Martyn at the moment, she is keeping him in his place.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful baby card, I love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Sweet card! Love the colour combo.

Sonia Jones said...

A lovely card fresh looking and looks simple to achieve. Hugs Sonia x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, just so different from all the baby images that are the usual sort of thing.
Wonderful design and colours, Kate x

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card nice and fresh .
Marion H

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue. Happy crafting X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

3 weeks too late!!! Had a new grandson on the 8th and this would have been ideal.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Aaaaaaah this is so cute here too Sue. I just have a thing for baby cards even Both my kids and grandkids are all older now, as my last granddaughter just started school here in August, so now we officially don´t have any small kids anymore, at least that´s what she says ha ha ha

Jane said...

Love today's card, didn't think I would find a use for this set of die but the more you use it the more I think I need them lol, had a skip through the last four weeks of the blog, been to visit my son in Oz, noticed that the Big stamp & scrap-booking show in October in Kettering has been cancelled, I was really looking forward to it, is there any plans to hold any other shows in East Midlands in the future.

Jane xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
JUST SUCH A LOVLEY CARD.AS OTHER
CRAFTERS HAVE SAID CHANGE THE
SENTIMENT AND IT COULD BE FOR ANY
OCCASION.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh so cute. Really good card for so many occasions.
Love Val x

nattyboots said...

A very pretty versatile card Sue
Your a star !

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a sweet baby card which could also be used on many occasion.
Love the bunting one to get for my collection
Hugs
Carolxx

jackiecal@live.co.uk said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, personally though, I'm not so keen on the string, and would rather see narrow ribbon, good card for any occasion.
Love Jackie C XXX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card so clean and simple. Will miss Julia's shows as am in France but home in plenty of time for yours.
Best wishes, Pat

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card very clean looking love Jean Z xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is soooo cute, love the colours and layout. The bakers twine looks fab.
Will be watching Julia.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another lovely card to start our day and agree with one or two others that this could easily suit any occasion with a change of sentiment. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Janice K said...

An unusual colour combo but great for planning ahead of the occasion! Beautiful. x

fame01 said...

Hi sie
yes i agree great card and could be for other occasions . very crisp looking card i really do like it sue .. hugs sarah xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another lovely card that can be altered to suit any occasion.
Hugs Sue x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue "Charming" love the colour combination.

Kate's Cards said...

What a sweet birth announcement card!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful baby card. Love the bunting and the colours!

SusanP, Kent said...

A pretty card in an unusual colour combination - very subtle and just right for baby. You've posted a few baby cards recently and I'm left wondering if there's a special reason ;)
Sue

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
This card is so cute I really like it. The colour combo is lovely and that banner is really cute. Thank you for the inspiration as I never no what to do for baby cards.
Kayleigh B xx

Clarissa said...

A very pretty card and the colours a gorgeous together.
Clarissa. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is lovely. Such yummy colours! Thank you for sharing.

jeffrey bubbles said...

What a great idea for so many occasions. Love it Sue Kathy

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a lovely baby card Sue. Hugs, Jen xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely baby card.

minx said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card so clean and fresh, love the bunting and use of the stars so different have a great day xx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the simple lines of this card. Very pretty indeed.

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card love the bakers twine and colours.

Susan White said...

So cute - would also be a wonderful kids card with their age on the star and name on the bunting!
Thanks, Susan

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the colour combination and the banner is a lovely feature. Good for many occasions too.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A very modern and fresh looking card love the peach and lavender, I haven't got the bunting die but the more you use it the more I think I need it! As others have said this card could be adapted to many many occasions - I really love love love it.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

lynda said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours peach and lavender work well so fresh love this can be changed for all occasions .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, very simple but interesting and as everyone is saying it could be used for any occasion, even for men maybe without the bow.

Thanks again
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely new baby card and the colours go so well together, I think I might have to get the bunting stamps and dies as they are so much fun. Looking forward to your show already, only a couple of weeks now!!! Lol. Love Lesley x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely colour combination ...and very useful stand by!! love from Jackie D

CraftyJo said...

Stunning!

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful so crisp and refreshing. I love the sentiment which means this can be made ahead of the arrival too
Margaret corgi owner

Jeannette Hewes said...

Just what I needed. It is lovely.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card!! Great colour combo - wouldn't of thought of putting those two colours together, but they really work!! Love Sam xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue, very pretty, love the colours you used. Watching Julia's 2pm show I taped.
Loads of goodies and some fun and laughter as well. She is an unconscious comedienne....

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

magpie said...

Awww! This is so lovely Sue. Love the peach and lavender together. The banners and stars look great and as Pam, Nancy and Carole have said, a change with the sentiment would suit any occasion. It's really lovely! xx Love Karen xx

Elaine said...

Love love love this style and design , its brill x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great card again today. Hugs, Carol S.xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love these baby cards you are doing they are so unusual
I got these dies and am ashamed to say they are still in the packaging.
I WILL got them out. !!!!!
You Take Care
Theresa. X

SHARICA said...

Love this one .. its lush .. xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
HOW BRIGHT AND LIVELY THIS CARD LOOKS. LOVE THAT EMBOSSING FOLDER FAVORITE ONE AT THE MOMENT. YEP I HAVE IT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, lovely card - perfect for a new arrival!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautiful baby card that could also be used for a Birthday Card for male or female with a change of colours.
Hugs

Patricia xx

weefortune said...

Hi sue, lovely card today xx

weefortune said...

Hi sue, lovely card today xx

englishrose897 said...

Great baby card Sue

Chrisspi said...

Absolutely love that bunting! Another winner and so simple to do.

sued99 said...

Loving the bunting.

Sue Dunn said...

Hi Sue love the colours together. Unusual but quite easy to o. Xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely fresh colours for today's card and I agree with others would suit any occasions with a sentiment change, banners are growing on me slowly .
Hugs
Jean D

Barbara said...

Really, really pretty baby card Sue! So unusual for you to make baby cards but they are gorgeous!!!!!

Helen Barker said...

Fabulous.card.Very delicate colours.
helen Bx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
A wonderful celebratory new baby card, so much nicer than those poor excuses found in shops. I absolutely love it. Must buy some everyday bakers twine, I have Christmas ones and am loving it as a change to ribbon. Adds that something different and more to a card than a regular bow, mind you your bows are beautiful.
Hugs x

From Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sandy H said...

Lovely card.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I was unable to use my laptop yesterday so I am catching up with your blog. This is a beautiful baby card, or any occasion with a change of sentiment. Love the flowers, they are so sweet. Take care.

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Loved this card! I have the bunting dies & stamps already & the string you used I have lots of. Don't think I have any stars like that though. Much as I love your cards, I never copy them, just take some of your ideas & put my own spin on it ;-) Claire x

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Diane Mortimer said...

This is so sweet, I love soft, creative cards like this

Diane from Glasgow xx