Saturday, 4 January 2014

Welcome Baby

 Hi bloggers!  Although this looks like quite a bright yellow, it is really just a very soft custard card, with coconut white and a thin black mat. It's a good colour combo when you don't know the sex of the baby ahead of time too. I just love this Crisscross background die so I picked it to use with this one.  I did, however, resist putting pearls on every one of the tiny squares this time! LOL  Just the outside ones got pearls this time!  I cut it out of coconut white then extended it slightly for a larger background.  I mounted it on foam pieces for dimension and placed it over the custard card.  I cut one of the Vintage Bracket and Label dies out of custard card then I cut another one out of black card.  I split the black one to use as a tiny shadow behind the yellow one.  I cut three of the
tags from that set out of white card and arranged them behind my sentiment.  It was stamped from the Special Delivery set by Justrite in black Archival ink on custard card.  I stamped the tiny feet in Mustard seed in the centre over the sentiment.  I cut them out with Vintage Labels five, added two pearls to the sides and seated it in the centre of my focal element.  I finished the card with four corners cut from the Moroccan Motif die set and added pearls to the centres of each of them.  I did a bit of matting and layering with custard and black before adding my final double white pierced mats to finish the card.  You could easily add ribbon or flowers to this one to dress it up more, but I liked the simplicity of it.  Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Another pretty baby card, love the lattice

Jan.moogie said...

Lattice background one of my favourites. Lovely card Sue.xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue love the lattice background. Its a really pretty card bet it looks even better in real life. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful baby card
but love yesterdays too covers evrybody's
Nancyd xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you another lovely baby card. Take care Kitty

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Love the card! the lattice bg looks so pretty!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the lattice die you have used for the background it would work on any subject like birthday anniversary wedding thanks Tracy w x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, and all the crafty crew, a very elegant card for any baby, I love the Moroccan motif die set.
Not much sign of the weather improving this weekend, but hope everyone is safe and warm. I will be staying inside as I still have a stinker of a cold and need to be well to go to back work on Monday.
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Thank you to all of you who sent best wishes to me yesterday. Sorry I have only just looked at the blog again this morning.
I will drinking copious amounts of honey and lemon and until the headache and other symptoms go and Lemsip too, thanks Norah.
Cameeli xx

TDQ Karen said...

I love this card, so pretty, and could be adapted for lots of occasions xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Todays card is lovely in design and colour. Beautiful.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Joan D said...

A great idea when you're not sure if its to be a boy or a girl. The lattice background is a favourite,and the Moroccan dies go very well with it. Love the colours too. Xx

Anne Crawford said...

Pretty Card! could be adapted for other occasions.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wet here again but good for gardens - haha!!! Love the card n so different to the ones I normally make. Time to change I think. Have a lovely weekend.

Love June

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Hope you arrived safe and sound and ready for CHA.
I love the background of today's gift but as yet have not managed to purchase it. I so reminds me of parchment craft but far far easier to do!!
The sentiment you have used is so lovely - must add this one to my every growing list of wishes.
Janet x

Nanny Jo said...

Pretty card, Sue. I love the lattice, and use mine a lot! Jo x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a really lovely baby card and could be adapted for other occasions. It is simple in style but lots going on, beautiful just like babies.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card again today. I love the background die, it's already on my wish list and I have added the sentiment too. Hope your Mom is well, give her my love. Take care.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card and as I scroll down i can see the true colours of the card. The lattice die is gorgeous and is one that is on my wish list. It doesn't need flowers as it's so elegant without them.

Love Sheila xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely baby card, love the lattice die too. Love Jean xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely baby card, love the lattice die too. Love Jean xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely baby card it's very pretty, love the custard card.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background die another one for my wish list. Great card could be used for many different occasions.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the lattice die - looks very quilt like - not sure I could resist putting a pearl at every intersect though!..
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, so different from yesterday's and love that tag die. Bought the Crisscross die when you first showcased it and it is so adaptable - currently making black and soft mustard grungy combo which I guess a lot would not like!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Such a different baby card from yesterday so you've covered everybody's taste. I love the lattice die it makes the card look so intricate. Good choice of colour if you don't know if it's a boy or a girl.
Hugs x
Heather T

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue another pretty baby card. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the lattice background

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful simple delicate card for a new Baby.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card .the lattice background is beautiful and no big bow yeh!.
Marion H

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is such a pretty card and I too am loving the background. Unfortunately I don''t have this die (yet!) so maybe I'll have to amend my wish list (again!). Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Marion Bull said...

Another lovely baby card, love th lattice background. My wish list is getting longer and longer! Thank you Sue
Marion B

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue .like the lattice. x
Happy Crafting

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous like so many others I love the lattice background. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the lattice background so pretty love Jean Z xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful baby card, I adore the criss cross die, and I had to chuckle when you said you resisted the urge to put a pearl in the centre of all the crosses, but they were at the corners haha. Loving the colours, the custard does look quite dark on the piccie. I love the simplicity of this because the background die-cut is very effective on it's own.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is a beautiful and delicate card. I have this lattice die and will def have another go with it now.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the lattice background and the overall layout of the card. This is one that could easily be used for any occasion. Alison xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous baby card, and as you say colours are perfect if you don't know what the baby is yet. Love the lattice die. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the lattice background I could have done with the baby theme last year when there was 6 I needed to make for, this year its 1st birthdays
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A really beautiful crisp and clean card love it.
Margaret corgi owner

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a sweet card. The colour combo is brilliant - very soft (what is it about photos sometimes, they simply don't show actual colours).
I have all of the other background dies and will have a go with the fancy lattice.
Obviously, not for a baby but like Alison said, it can be used for any occasion.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the colour and I love this criss cross die too

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely soft colours.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.
Sheila x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Really like the lattice background nice baby card..
hugs sarah xx

nattyboots said...

A very nice baby card , i love it all
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I agree with you, the crisscross die is gorgeous and really set this pretty card off.x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the lattice background and the custard card with the black matt looks so classy.
Hope all is well with you, love Brenda xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

So very pretty ,love it
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Must be the season...The birds and the bee's.... and the babies. Lovely cards lately for a lovely reason. Thanks Sue, Mabex

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the crisscross background die on today's card. The sentiment is lovely too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a safe journey - weather here is very wet and windy in the south. Love the lattice die (will have to add this to my wish list I think) and the corners work so well with it - I would have never have thought of that.
Take care in this awful weather everyone.
Beverley W

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another lovely baby card, very pretty!! Love Sam xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card that can be adapted to suit other occasions.
Alison B. x

karenlotty said...

The background die is a real WOW! I know it's me coz loads of people are loving the design but for me it's not working as a a New Baby card for the younger new mums (20-30) Maybe for slightly older mums..... I don't know

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful spring looking cards - could be used for many occasions
carol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, not too sure about this one, it is a nice card but not for me, sorry! Take care, Jess x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card with the lattice background amazing.
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, another lovely and very 'different' baby card.very pretty and I do like yellow for baby cards, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the look of this card, and the lattice die reminds me of a baby blanket so it is very appropriate. The yellow is very striking with the black too. Thinking of you in the zunshine while it's still so wet and windy here in UK. Best wishes

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, this card is amazing the background great

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card and I also love the lattice die. Hugs Sonia x

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, this card is amazing the background great

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A great baby card, when you don't know if it is a boy or girl.' I love the background. Needs to go on the list.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this one - the colour, the lattice background - beautiful card!
ValC xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another beautiful baby card, so different from yesterdays. The lattice die stunning and love the soft colours and the sentiment.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

I too have got this crisscross die and I love it. Such a pretty card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Susan White said...

Another pretty card, although personally I preferred the more vintage card from yesterday. Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely baby card, very different from yesterday.
The crisscross die gives a beautiful background and I love the sentiment stamp
Best wishes, Pat

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue.I also like the lattice die.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

A beautiful card here again Sue, and nice color you´ve used on it too.
Have a great week-end hun.

nzillingworth said...


Lacelady said...

Much as I like the die cutting, I think the stamp really makes this card, but then you couldn't have one without the other, could you?

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, this crisscross die is lovely - must get that one!

The card is great.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Feel a bit like Goldilocks in the Three Bears Cottage! Yesterday's card I said was too fussy for me and today's is too plain for a Baby Card!! However I do know that where you are concerned the vast majority of your cards are " just right." I do like the card and the sentiment - just not together. Sorry!

Love to all

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful baby card. I have the lattice die but not used it yet.

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely card Sue and I like the Crisscross die too. It's a great background to add interest on any card. Loved yesterday's vintage baby card so much though - difficult to follow that one for me!

garnett said...

Sue, Wow !!! outstanding card. Love the crisscross die

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card. No sure my computer shows the colour right looks very yellow as you say but would also be nice in blue or pink or a very pale yellow.


Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well that's the brain gone into overdrive again today. The lattice on top of a pale pink or blue with another piece cut across the corner and laid on top with the satin edging that all baby blankets used to have with a bow at the peak and we have a baby blanket that i had as an infant. see now Sue you introduce these new stamps and set our minds whirling not knowing what to start with first. Really sad upbringing, i seen pictures in the clouds, the fire, hills. See told you sad upbringing left the mind to imagine so imagination goes into overdrive. Sue you have us getting withdrawal symptoms through the lace of bows and flowers.
Well i hope that everyone is dry and warm where they are, as it is not nice out there at all. At Costa de Glenochil it is miserable with the rain yet again. Sue please bring some of the warmth and sun back with you when you come back to your home on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Take care everyone until tomorrow and hopefully see you all again then,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Like the card very much, love the background!
Gail Cx

magpie said...

Gorgeous Sue! I really love this criss cross die.....maybe if I wish hard enough it will find itself on my craft table.....mmmm, yes please! I loved it on the lilac and white Wednesday card giveaway on the 27th Nov.....(but as you know I've been blessed with my own gorgeous Wednesday card giveaway so I won't comment on that day!). The photo's never do the card, any card, justice as it is even more gorgeous in real life. Have a great time at home! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card and I really love the expandable pattern dies from is just beautiful! Well done to you again. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Karen said...

Another fab baby card. Love the lattice background......I can feel a spend coming on!!!!!
Karen xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love everything about this card.

Hope you have arrived safely across the pond.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love this sunny yellow card today. To cheer us up on a cold, windy and blustery England.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Like the crisscross die too, on my Xmas list- didn't get that one though. Like the design of the card and it's great for a variety of other sentiments!!
Hugs, Karen

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice little card this one. Nice and sun-shiney!

Jane said...

Love the dies on this card not sure on the colours.

Jane xx

Vie Carter said...

Like the design


lynda said...

I apserlutly love this card Sue such a love designe also i love the colour combo. i have the criss cross die so will give this card a go as i have another grandchild on the way.
Hope you had a good trip home and you find your mom well enjoy your time there Sue.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nannapat said...

Don't you just love those tiny baby feet? Gorgeous card Sue. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes. Hope you are starting to feel 'more human' Sue now you are getting some Florida sun again. And Camelli, hope you are picking up a little after having a day snuggled under your duvet.
I just adore the lattice die used on your card Sue, think Id have lattice fever if I ever had this die to play with, Id lattice everything, even the lattice !!
Just made my list of Foundation card to order, so many to choose from,but cant wait to start using it - eventually. My daughters friend (who is doing a reading at the wedding in June) is in hospital and in labour right now, so I may have to try and get the new baby stamp sooner than I really should ! But its so beautiful, both new mom and new baby deserve a card as stunning as this. Thank you Sue. Well considering I wont be 'starting again' so wont receive yesterday's or today's card, I have now a reason to get allll slushy : )
Cant wait to watch your next program from CHA Sue, and make a list of all the wonderful goodies Id like to save for.
Sending love to all my lovely ladies today.
Lancashire Steph xxxxx : )

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, Happy New Year. A bit late but first chance I've had! Love the design but I personally would not use it as a baby card. It would look good with a simple message. Good spring colour. Regards Zena

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, like the colours.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Baby cards that will do for anyone's taste. Very clever. What a lovely background die that is. Like to see it in softer colours though. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, Love the colours together and the black just makes it pop. hugs, Carol S.xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Today's card is just such a lovely card due in the spring. Plus can be made in advance to have on hand if called on to produce a quick card (or is it only my kids who do that ) haha.
Crisscross is my next new die.
X Ros

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful, love those dies x

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely new baby card that can be with another sentiment be used for any occasion, loving it as always..

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I really Love The Lattice Die, and like many have mentioned if you scroll down you get a clearer view at the true colours, I haven't got this Die but one very similar from Spellbinders and you can do so much with it! I just love them all, Fantastic Card As Always Sue
Love from Sam x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today as always !! I love the background criss cross die. Like you say Sue, cream or white with custard is a lovely colour combo when you don't know if the baby will be a boy or girl. Lovely sentiment and that baby's feet stamp is sooo cute !!
I am not to well again today.
Hope you arrived safely and have a good time with your family Sue.
Lots of love to everyone, from Tres x x x

Laura O said...

fab card ,like the lattice background.Laura O

Tracy Stitt said...

Hmmmm I can't make my mind up whether I like this one or not I love the lattice die as I've got it but I think it's the sentiment bit I'm not so keen on. But lovely all the same.
Love Tracy from killie x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. You can see in the close up of the card that the colour is Cream .I love the Lattice die it's one of my Favs which i have many.
Take care Sue
hazel G x

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, not my favourite colour choice but very pretty card.

Alice x

kimberley said...

Another lovely baby card,take care,x.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, late today as I've been travelling over to France crossing was really good very surprised was expecting a lumpy crossing!
Love today's card the lattice die is so versatile .
Got hubby's dreaded cold so really bunged up ugh!!
Hope you feel better Tomorrow Tres .
Keep warm and safe everyone, and enjoy the sun Sue .
Jean D

Victoria said...

I do like the softer colours seen in the small photographs, very calming and pretty indeed. As you say, you could add some additional embellishments if required.

Sandy H said...

Not sure if 1 like the black borders on a baby card.

Helen Barker said...

Love this lattice die with or without pearls.Stunning neutral baby card.
Helen Bx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, The layout and colouring makes an ideal way of making up a couple of cards in advance and not having to do a rush job! love from Jackie D

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Playing catch up again.
This card is very unusual for a baby card
Not to sore about it as a baby card but I like it
Love the colours used
You Take Care Sue
Theresa x

Diane Mortimer said...

Love the colours and the details

Diane from Glasgow xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is so pretty!