Friday, 3 January 2014

Special Delivery

 Hi bloggers!  This one is "special delivery" for Patricia H. as she has specially requested it.  It's a kind of grown up vintage sort of baby card, but I love the way it turned out.  I picked out some vintage looking papers from my stash to use on the background and distressed the edges a bit with my scissors.  I added a panel of large newsprint paper (which was the back of the spotty paper I used.  Then I added a square of smaller newsprint which is from our Teresa Collins paper pads.  I used a bead of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around it and added some Iced Snow to it.  Next I stamped the pram (from the Bundle Of Joy stamp set by Justrite) in Walnut Stain distress ink and used a wet paintbrush to pull in some of the colour to shade it a bit.  I cut it out with an oval die and added it atop a Lacy Oval die cut in blush card.  I stamped the pram again on a separate piece of milk card and coloured and cut out just the bow and added it on top of the original with some foam mounting.  I tied some flesh coloured seam binding around the card before adding my focal element, then added a messy bow to the side.  I used some natural jute twine to add a small bow on top of it then finished it with an antique button and two handmade stick pins.  I stamped my sentiment and matching frame using a coffee Archival and cut them out with the Vintage Labels Five die set from Justrite Stamps. I used Spun Sugar to highlight it slightly while still in the die.  I added it the the lower corner of my card with mounting foam.  Using the cream felt from the Blossom felt pack, I cut several small Vintage Florets flowers and layered them up.  I used Spun Sugar distress ink once again to edge the flowers to give them just a hint of colour.  The lighter colours of the felt take the ink nicely/  I added a cream flatback pearl to each of the flower centres and scattered them across my card.  I finished the card with a pearl swirl in the upper corner and a double milk mat with a pierced inner layer.  A lot going on but this one just sings to me!  I hope you like it too.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8 1/4" in size.

The winner of the 2013 Orphan cards is:

Trudy Aylott!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your cards!  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Wow another stunner
Have a great day I am off back to bed full of a typical B
ritish cold!! Bah Humbug!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Good choice Patricia H - lovely card - Congrats to Trudy = you lucky lady

Jan.moogie said...

Just love the look of this one Sue. Have a thing about vintage probably because I am getting there. Congrats to Trudy on winning Orphan cards.xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Loverly quaint looking card thank you safe journey. Congrats to Trudy, take care Kity

Unknown said...


Alice x

nuttinanni said...

wow what can I say? hugs Cheryl xx

Unknown said...

Well done Trudy, lucky girl.
Love the vintage card today Sue well selected by Patricia H. Nearly time for me to go outside and brave the Southern weather!! I can hear it and that is scary enough, and now I have a 45 min drive in it. Thank heaven its Friday!!!
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Unknown said...

Well done Trudy, lucky girl.
Love the vintage card today Sue well selected by Patricia H. Nearly time for me to go outside and brave the Southern weather!! I can hear it and that is scary enough, and now I have a 45 min drive in it. Thank heaven its Friday!!!
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Unknown said...

Well done Trudy, lucky girl.
Love the vintage card today Sue well selected by Patricia H. Nearly time for me to go outside and brave the Southern weather!! I can hear it and that is scary enough, and now I have a 45 min drive in it. Thank heaven its Friday!!!
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card well selected by Patricia H love the pram thank you Tracy w x

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love the vintage baby card look. As you say very grown up.
Well done to Trudy, enjoy your win.
Hope your cold doesn't get to much of a grip on you Cameeli, I've been fighting mine of since the Boxing Day and I've been sleeping in the spare room so Paul can get a good night sleep.
Sally x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, lovely vintage card, great choice from Patricia. Well done Trudy, what a great start to the New Year. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. You have made my day, when I opened your Blog, always the first one I look at every day, and saw this baby card, I was in ecstasy, I think it is absolutely stunning, and I will be trying this one with my new Special Delivery stamps. Thank You.
Congratulations to the lucky, lucky Trudy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Congrats to Trudy - lucky you!!
Get well soon Cameeli!
Stunning card Sue.
Sheila x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Wow, didn't realise all the orphans were going to just one new home so lucky Trudy.
Have to admit, todays card is a bit busy for me but its horses for courses. Hope you're safely in the sunshine by now.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love the vintage baby card look something I would never have thought of (until now). Get well soon Cameeli and Trudy you must feel as if you've won't the lottery congratulations.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Morming Sue what a beautiful card i love it. Its realy pretty. Well done trundy. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

TDQ Karen said...

Very different look today, like the layout but a bit busy for me xxxx

Wacki Macky said...

What a lovely card today Sue. It's just as you described, a 'grown up' baby card and just right, Well done you!!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift just sings to me too Sue as I'm waiting for my third great grandchild due on February 8th. I love everything about today's gift - the old fashioned pram is a delight and I love using the newspaper print card - I always spend ages reading the card before cutting it up.
Congratulations to Trudy.
Janet x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I hope you are loving being "home".
I really like this card the Vintage Baby Carriage is lovely too!

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card , love the vintage feel good choice Patricia W. Hope you are safely in the sun now Sue and for Cameeli and everyone in and with a cold hope it soon goes. Congrats Trudy x

XxJULESxX said...

Love this, gorgeous and attention to detail is fab!

kimberley said...

Quirky take on a baby card but I do think it works.Stay safe in the storms folk-definitely a day for the craft room,take care,x.

starcyl said...

Fabulous card and just that bit different, I've just made a baby card but wish I'd done something more like this now.
Jenny x

catherine said...

Beautiful card Sue and love these set of stamps
x catherine

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue this is stunning

Laura O said...

this is georgous,love it .Laura O

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what an amazing baby card, all I need now is someone who is expecting a baby. The vintage feel is great. Hope you had a safe journey home. Keep safe in these storms everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

karenlotty said...

I'm not sure about this one It may be the photographs but is it too grown up Most women having babies are in their 20's Many of my daughter's friends don't like sugary sweet but I can't see that they'd like this one....Sorry It makes me feel bad saying this when so many of you love it

Unknown said...

I Won This Card! and I Treasure it , it is absolute perfection in every way, lots of details and techniques definitely one to try and copy!
Congratulations to Trudy!

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the vintage look and feel. Congratulations to Trudy she is a very lucky lady. Have a great day everyone. Love Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card so different from most baby cards love it, Love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this Card I so love The Teresa Collins papers from Creative Expressions, I Love the Stamp it's just adorable, I so Love The Vintage feel of the Card as it's extremely popular nowadays, and I really Love those Stick Pins you've made yourself you clever thing, I must give them a try myself.
Congratulations to Trudy for winning The Orphane Cards
Love and hugs from Sam x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a nasty day we have, wet, wet, wet. Love the look of this Special Delivery card and in a word Stunning. Congratulations to Trudy - lucky lady. Have a great day.

Love June

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, just adore this card and those stamps are everything a set of stamps should be. Saw you demo this and glad to get a close up of it. Safe journey. Kind regards Joanne K x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I lovely card to welcome the new addition to any family.
Congratulations to Trudy you can look forward to some happy post.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .X

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really like this card. Am sure any new mum would love to receive it.

Congrats to Trudy.
Cameeli - get better soon.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely! the flowers are so pretty and delicate!

Joan D said...

I don't usually like the distressed look but I love this one as it has an elegance with it too. Congrats to Trudy. X x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning baby card one that any new parents would surely treasure. Congrats to Trudy, what a very lucky lady!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue
A very different card today not your usual style, it's beautiful, I don't often like the distress look but I love this one.
Have a good day.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue
A very different card today not your usual style, it's beautiful, I don't often like the distress look but I love this one.
Have a good day.

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Sorry Sue , but i do like the pram stamp and the sentiment stamp but the papers are not for me, too dark. I'm surprised by today's card as it looks like that grungy stuff a lot of the younger members of society are going for now. I think i am stuck in the pretty mode for cards.
Cameeli oh how i hope you are better soon. Drink plenty of those Lensip thingies or paracetemol. I think Sally should join you in the lemsip/paracetemol routine. About time that the loved ones that you run after all year long should be running after you both.
Carol B:- I see yo have the same problem i sometimes run up against where it goes whoops and it doesn't seem as if it has posted. I copy all that i have typed now and if it hasn't worked then i just paste it back, but i check just to make sure that it hasn't posted.
Congratulations Trudy to win your very own art gallery of Sues' cards.
See you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the look of this card, and the Teresa Collins papers are brilliant. What new mum would not like this one! Best wishes, hope you had a good flight.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
This card is brilliant I can think of so many adults this can be used for who collect prams and for a new arrival stunning. Hugs sarah xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
This card is brilliant I can think of so many adults this can be used for who collect prams and for a new arrival stunning. Hugs sarah xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love it! This is just as you say Sue...a grown up baby card, it's not a style I would have thought of using for a birth card but as usual you have come up with a beauty:) Congratulations to Trudy, I'm sure you will make a very proud card foster parent. Hope your flight/journey is going/went safely and well Sue. Take care.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a delightful card - a stunningly vintage card - love it
Carol x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful vintage style card that I can't help thinking would be great for congratulating new grandparents. Congratulations to Trudy on winning the orphan cards! x

hotpotato said...

I like this card, not everyone wants a cutie card.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the look!

Sue Crease said...

Beautiful card Sue , what a stunner.


nattyboots said...

Wow i love this vintage baby card ,so different but very eye catching ,i love it

Well done Trudy.

Have a good day Sue
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. Hope you feel a bit better when you have another attempt of getting out of the pit ! If not just have a full duvet day with the odd hot toddie : )
would love to be in the heat of the sun today myself, it would be easier to say what joints DONT hurt, but thats life, and I HAVE to try and crawl out to my craft store as these geeky scientist who loves sport cards are keeping me awake at night and I know I 'should' find something unusual from there - famous last words ! If not, then hit the web !!
This card makes me want to 'start all over again' but at my age, I'll pass, I'll just babysit Trudy's new foster children when she needs a day out ! Well done Trudy, if its the 1st thing you have ever won, then you'll be so excited your heart will pound out of your chest, good on ya gal : )
Well lady friends must get my meds down if I stand any chance of moving today !
Sending love to our Sue (hope you feel a bit better)
And love to you all.
Hugs (Camelli from a distance)
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - different and I like it! Wowy to Trudy winning ALL the orphans - what a lucky lady... A few days of wet and windy wild weather again forecast here - perfect for crafting and ironing - but getting a tad fed up with it now - still it's better than snow and ice I suppose...
Clare W

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely vintage card which really suits the stamp, congratulations to Trudy
Best wishes, Pat

beachie said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card. Love it. Great stamp too.
Audrey x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I love this adorable vintage card, great choice Patricia H. The hat pins are gorgeous and everything about this card sings to me.
Congratulations Trudy on winning the gallery of orphan cards, you lucky lady.
Cameeli and Sally get better soon, hugs to you both.
Sue, hope you had a good flight and are enjoying some time with your Mom.
Have a great day everyone. Stay safe.
Hugs June xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

What a wonderful variety of papers, stamps and styles us crafters have. Lots of people like this style including me.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutly stunning baby card for a new arrival.
Hope you had a good journey to Florida.
Congratulations to Trudy.

Love Sheila xx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card again, love the image of the 'old vintage' pram, very similar to a pram I was in when I was a baby lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Congratulations to Trudy on winning the orphan cards.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have to say I am a great fan of anything vintage and this card is "right up my street". Teresa Collins is an amazing designer and I just love using her papers. Thank you to Patricia, for requesting this, congratulations to Trudy (I am soooo jealous) and thank you Sue for sharing this with us. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love that pram

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and love the different layers on it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Victoria said...

This card really does sing! I love the pram stamp, it's full of depth. Great card for a new baby. Congratulations to Trudy for winning the poor orphans!

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is so gorgeous Sue, I really love this one, even the colors are really different from what we normally see for a babycard, but it´s so stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not to sure about the background papers but otherwise I love this card. - the pram is wonderful. Well done to Trudy.
Beverley W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, thank you Patricia for requesting this card, it is gorgeous, I loved it when you did the demo on C&C. Seems as if today is going to be a craft day as we are being battered by wind and rain. Well done Trudy for winning the orphan, enjoy. Take care Jess xx

hollyberry said...

Love the vintage look of this card which makes it so different from the usual ones.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love love love vintage style cards so today's is a winner with me! Well done Trudy you lucky lady. Thanks for sharing your talent Sue.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I find this card a little too busy for me! But I like the colours used.
Gail Cx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty vintage card - very busy but stunning. Love Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love the vintage feel to it. lol lynne m & fur babies

Lacelady said...

Seems very different for you Sue, but somehow I like it all the same.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
A different style card for you today but i still love it all the same.
Alison B. x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Such a lovely card, love it, a new year, a new design, a new baby what could be better.
Margaret corgi owner

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card, the "old fashioned" pram is making a come back I hear and this card shows it off beautifully. Congratulations to Trudy one lucky lady. love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

What an amazing win for Trudy. What a lucky lady. This is a stunning card and so unusual for a baby card it would certainly sit alone and be noticed. Hope the trip back to the sunshine went well. Looking forward to seeing you from CHA. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue i so love this one. Congrats to Trudy a very lucky lady xx hazel

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the vintage look too.
Congratulations Trudy.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Hilary said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful vintage card today.
Congratulations to Trudy on winning the Orphan cards.
Enjoy your day.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
A very beautiful card and the backing papers just complement the pram so well. I just love it all. Thank you Patricia for requesting this it was lovely to see it again.

Congratulations Trudy I know the orphans will be well
cared for !!!!!

For all of you who are feeling low or under the weather I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

Take care Sue and everyone else, love Brenda xxx

Patricia said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, love the image and of course the wonderful design.
Congrats to Trudy on her fantastic win........not envious or anything!!!
you enjoy them all.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xxx

jane stillman said...

Congratulations Trudy! Love vintage, and especially love what you've done - gorgeous layers, colours and fabulous image x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I am not into shabby chic/vintage but appreciate how lovely the card is. Congratulations to Trudy for winning the orphan card.

CraftyJo said...

Once again so many details, so much to look at - very pretty :)

Sonia Jones said...

Love today's card. I really like the vintage style of everything! Clothes, furniture and cards. Well done to Trudy. Carmeeli I really hope you feel better soon. Hugs to all Sonia x

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not sure this would be on my favourites list of your cards. Too much going on for me but I do however like aspects of it . The pram is beautiful , the sentiment and the colours. You see I nearly like it all!

Very quiet here today - I've lost my voice! I don't feel ill thankfully.Cameeli and others including Steph, who are not feeling so good. - get well soon!

Love to all, stay safe in this horrid weather.

Love Myra

Unknown said...

Lovely vintage card today Sue, am sitting here thinking about you in the sun as the wind has just picked up again here and it looks as if it is about to pour down again a very wet afternoon for me I think, well done Trudy for winning you are so lucky xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I remember your Demo of this card on C and C and loved it then. I think its perfect for vintage big birthdays and have most of the items to have a go.
Congrats to Trudy - how wonderful.
X Ros

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, when i saw it on c&c thought it was special.

Congratulations to Trudy.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Gail said...

Fab card and really unusual for a baby card but luv it xx congrats to Trudie on her fab win xx GailT xx

SusanP, Kent said...

What a lovely card - very different from the 'usual' baby pastels. Love the pram stamp and I must get some of the felt; It looks as though it has more 'body' than the floppy stuff I have in my stash!
Sue said...

Lovely card - really like the script in the dots on the background paper too! Glad that the orphan cards have a new home - congratulations to Trudy!! Susan x

Anonymous said...

Interesting card, Sue, just stops short of being cute. Love the spotty background paper with the script - you've used an orangey version of this, I think, more than once.
Well done, Trudy, don't think you know yet that you've won - but what a great surprise in store. Jealous? Me??!!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , got to be honest with this one, far too much going on for me! Sorry Sue! Congrats to Trudy.
ValC xx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, special card, for a special event. Xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card lovely vintage look.Well done Trudy.
Helen Bx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue I love this card the antique look is lovely I would love & try this ( but need the stamp first lol ) as my son & his partner are expecting a baby boy in June so have a little time to get the stamp..
Congratulations to Trudy on winning all the wonder of Wilson orphan cards lucky lady x
Hope all the poorly Wilsonettes get better soon x
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

JAO said...

Great baby card.

Carol S. said...

From an Iced Snow addict, this is gorgeous! Hugs, Carol S.xx

magpie said...

Oh my oh my....stunning Sue. Patricia will be made up with this gorgeous card. Loving the vintage look with the papers and inks. Lovely! Get well soon Cameeli and congratulations to Trudy winning all the orphan cards!! I've no doubt that you've been sliding across the kitchen floor and running up and down the stairs whoop whooping! Lol!! Ps, I know this isn't your usual style Sue but what a corker you have produced! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Ps just noticed that you have a problem when you press enter cee bee. It has happened to me too, so I thought I'd try the "refresh" arrow (reload current page) at the top of the page in the bar and it worked! It went on and I didn't have to write it all again! xx Love Karen xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful baby card!! I love the colors, unusual but perfect antique look. The hat pins match just perfect with it. Congrats to lucky Trudy!!
Hugs, Karen

Tina said...

Hi Sue

My daughter is not quite married yet so alas no grand children . I know it does'nt always work that way round, and I do keep prompting her and saying I really want to be able to play with them before i get too old, and that I will start knitting booties when they are away on honeymoon.( pick a colour, or just have twins ). I know for a fact that she would love a card like this as she is very much into into shabby chic & the vintage look.

Go girl. Lucky Trudy.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really different to the usual new baby cards the stamp! Carole Z X

Barbara said...

How lucky are you Trudy? I thought there were going to be multiple winners but one person has won so many Sue cards what a start to the new year for Trudy. Well done!!!

Shazza said...

so beautiful!! congrats trudy x

Wendy Jackson said...

What a beautiful card are so clever...I love the colour scheme x

Vie Carter said...

Well done Trudy - you lucky thing!!

Todays card is great, lovely colour combo


Unknown said...

Hiya sue. Really love the distressed look and very different to the saver age sugar and spice look. Love it.

Well done trudy you lucky mare that you are!!! Lol enjoy ur prizes
Love Tracy from killie xx

Unknown said...

Hiya sue. Really love the distressed look and very different to the saver age sugar and spice look. Love it.

Well done trudy you lucky mare that you are!!! Lol enjoy ur prizes
Love Tracy from killie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This was one of my favourite cards and I had hoped to see it on your blog sometime soon. It's so lovely that I'm only sorry I have no reason to make it.
I love everything about the card, the composition, colours, the pram is awesome (a proper one! not the modern contraptions) and your bow and pearl flourish , they all work wonderful together.

Hope you had a good flight and that you are feeling even better than the day before.......

Hugs, Rose

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Another stunner today love the vintage feel.
Congrats to Trudy - look after your new charges...
Amanda x

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. would suit my niece perfectly as she is about to give birth any day now.
Karen xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful Baby card. The pram reminds me of the Silver Cross Prams which you still get today.
Conrats to the winner
take care
Hazel G x

Paper Junkie said...

Happy New Year Sue! - better late than never. Just catching up with myself coming back the other way as my old Mum used to say. Been away looking after my poorly relative again so lots to catch up with at home here, but also lots of lovely samples to see on your blog! X

nannapat said...

What a stunning card - I really must get this stamp set. Congrats Trudy on winning the cards, fantastic for you. Pat x

Sandy H said...

What a delightful baby card.

nzillingworth said...


Jackie Meechan said...

gorgeous card love it.


Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. I particularly like the pram stamped in the Distress Ink. Ann (France)

Jane said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Jane xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
I REALY like this card. I love the stamp and the way you have drawn the colour through into it
You are such an inspiration Sue and you share it so readily Thank you
Take Care Sue
Theresa. X

Unknown said...

This is cutesy girly and pretty, lovely!

Diane from Glasgow xx

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