Thursday, 15 December 2016

Baby Card

 Hi crafters!  Whether you have little ones around or not, you have to admit that these baby dies are just so sweet!  I do have to own up to the maternal instincts that were kicking in while I was making these cards! LOL  I started this one by cutting the New Arrival die in white and adding mounting foam to raise it for dimension and create the boxes. I decided on a horizontal orientation for the card then used a pastel palette and cut the blocks in different shades and added them to the smallest four boxes.  I used the It's A Boy and It's AGirl die, cut in the traditional pink and blue and nipping away the "It's A" portions and added those to the longer narrow boxes.  For the largest opening, I used the Stuffed Animal dies.  I added the lion and giraffe n the box diagonally and finished off by adding the cute little elephant to the outside corner.  The shadow boxes look fab even when you add items on top of opening and edges!  The card was completed by a simple white on white mat with piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous. I love these dies.
Tracey, I hope all went well yesterday, a very sad day for you all. This has truly been an Annus Horriblus for you and your family. 2017 has to be so much happier for you, that is my wish to you.
Welcome home Maria, glad you had a good time.
Sharon so good to see you and daughter improving.
CraftySue, lovely story about your 3yr old and his snow globe card, that is the magic of Christmas.
Elaine, poor Andrew, he can't win at the moment but hopefully the cream will start to work soon.
June, hope your Craftclub meal went well.
Tina, good to hear Peter is feeling okay.
Tina and family, in my thoughts, hope you are doing well Tina during this sad difficult time and that you have lots of support.
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends, Laine, Pp, Yvonne, Norah, where are you girls, hoping all is well, and all on the blog.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous love thee dies.
Nancyd x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue just love these style baby cards this one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes a lovely card today, those shadow box dies and accessories really are a winner.

Had a truly wonderful time yesterday at our craft club Christmas meal so much laughter and hilarity, will miss everyone but back on 11th January.

Theresa Goodwin hope all goes well today having the stitches out.

Thinking of Tina T, Peter, Tina, Elaine, Andrew, Sharon and daughter and anyone else I have missed.

Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxx

hettygarlick said...

Such a cute card. You could use one like that for twins!

Karen Drew said...

Such a sweet card. The animal dies are gorgeous
Karen xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. How can you not fall head over heals in love with this collection, the most special dies you've ever designed and I love every inch of them, a sheer delight to work with. This card just makes your heart melt. Keep those hormones in check gal lol.
Sending you a big slushy hug for the day ahead xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a cute card loved by everyone I should think.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely baby card, love the dies.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a fantastic baby card love the dies and the colours thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is such a cute card.
The little animals work very well on first birthday cards too.
We always seem to have a baby about the youngest at the moment is 9 months old.
There doesn't seem to be any more on the way phew lol.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Very sweet card and I just love the animals they are just a delight.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Sue, love your baby dies used in the shadow box. Gorgeous colours.
Will echo Pam's comments, always so caring.
Good day and hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous baby card as are all the baby dies. Love them all
Marion S x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very sweet card which anyone would be delighted to receive.
Tracy, I hope things went smoothly yesterday, wishing you a better 2017. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Gorgeous card- love all the elements.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card. I love these dies. I have all the shadow box dies and find them so versatile for so many occasions and not just shadow boxes.
Happy crafting.
D xx

TDQ Karen said...

These are lovely dies and such a lovely card, it always makes me smile x

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card,love the baby dies,the shadow box dies are so useful,thank you,Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a seriously cute card! Love those stuffed animals.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day everyone.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Truly beautiful shadow box card today, I love these New Arrival and stuffed animal dies!!!
I made christening and 1st birthday cards for my great niece. Everyone that saw them said never seen anything like them before,
also the Onsie and the curved lattice frame.
So thank you Sue for your hard work designing them all!!!!!!!!
Pam - hope you have a good day at work with Barbara today, I guess your team will be sad to see her go. Hope you are well.
June Smith - glad you enjoyed your Christmas craft club knees up, hope you had a boogie!!!! How is your new knee.
Peter was not very good yesterday and through the night. Still problems trying to find something nice to eat and drink. It seems to be Rice crispies and cold milk at the moment.
Love and crafty hugs to all fellow bloggers who have suffered loss or are in pain or distress.
Tina T xxxx 😴

Netty The Runner said...

Such a sweet card. These shadow boxes are such a good idea.
Annette x

Denise Bryant said...

So many things you can do with these pretty shadow box cards! I just love them! Darling baby card!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love these die sets I have the onsie and animals as we have a step great grandchild due in march so I'm looking for ideas
Thank you each and everyone for all your kind words and wishes I'm taking each day as it comes, having to tick the widow box on forms upsets me, funeral booked for the 28th they have his age wrong in our local paper so I've got that to sort out
Love and huge hugs to you all
Love Tina xxxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very cute card, I love the soft pastel colours and beautiful stitched details. X

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! I love these shadow box dies and the little things that go in them especially the animals. Debra x

Donita Naylor said...

Haven't taken the plunge into shadow boxes yet but I ordered the animals some time ago. Some packages get across the Atlantic in 6 days, others take weeks. Just got my new Spellbinders Platinum and it works just as well as yours does in the videos, Sue. I thought you might have engineers that keep yours tuned. You should get a cut from Spellbinders for selling their machines. At least they should supply you with new cutting plates. I protect mine by using sections of those cheap chopping mats that are so thin you can roll them up. Cut them to the size you want. They make great shims too. I cut striped nasturtiums and two layers of stitched flags for 30 Christmas cards without putting a scrarch on my cutting plates. Thanks for being the highlight of my day!
-- Donita in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S.

auscrafts said...

lovely card for a new arrival

Barbara (C) said...

So cute - and very relevant as I have another Grandchild on the way!

dmj said...

Don't make as many baby cards now, but that is lovely!!!

Doreen x

Nancy Soetaert said...

Gorgeous card!

Karen Derbyshire said...

Sweet card Due, these baby dies are lovely. Made several cards with them, mixing with others in my collection.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue i love those Shadow box dies they make such cute cards and the Stuffed Animals are a darling.
Have a good day
Hugs Ctherine .

Karen Derbyshire said...

oops, that should be Sue, not Due, apologies.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, pretty gentle colours. Can't decide which animal is my favourite, think it might be the elephant. Thank you. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is so sweet those dies are amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-I love your shadow box dies.


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I challenge anyone not to say "Ah" when they see this card. It is so sweet. Just love it.

Love Rosemarie X X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Soooo cute!

lilian said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love these baby cards you make.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Love this Beautiful shadow box card. Your little stuffed animals are so cute.
Thank. You xx

IVY Cheong said...

I love the shadow boxes range and love this cute card. Ivy x

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all yur crafty crew
I love these cute baby characters and the shadow box is just perfect too
Short and sweet this morning as I am of to get stitches out this morning and I need to get in the shower yet
I send healing hugs to all that need them and thoughts and prayers to those going through bad times
Take care everyone will catch up with you laters June
Theresa G xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Awww such a cute card this morning from the shadow box collections. The animals are so cute.
Well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A cute card, love the animals.
B xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Really cute card, love these die's must have a word with Santa!
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today, really cute and perfect for anyone having twins! I don't do baby cards at the moment but I'm sure that day will come one day. I did wonder if you were designing these for personal reasons Sue , have you just had grandchildren by any chance? .
Love Diane G xxx

Tina thinking of you and your family. Xxx
Tracey I hope all went as well as it could yesterday. Xxx
Tina I hope you and Peter get some rest during the day after your disturbed night. Xxx
Theresa good luck with the stitches xxx
Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew June Sharon and Linda xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue your shadow box dies make such beautiful cards . As I have said before our 5th Grandchild is due in March. I have everything ready to make" It's a Girl!! " card. Thanks for sharing .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is stunning, I'm loving the 'sorbet' colours, really gorgeous dies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne said...

I have a shadow box die coming for Christmas and am really looking forward to making cards like this, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I have to agree with you these are the cutest dies and your card is adorable. I love the colours you've used they are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love this Baby card so cute and love the Pastel card too!
Thinking of everyone on the Blog and wishing them better and love to the carers where would we be without you!
Love Marg

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and these dies. love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue as you say baby or not these just melt your heart love these dies
Thank you
Love June horrocks xxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Who couldn't love this card, the animals are so cute. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a sweet card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique l

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely baby card i so love the subtle colours used .

Pam, The last day for Barbara, i am sure there will be lots of tears and laughter with a good send off .

Nanna T ,There always seems to be someone who can not get their job right at these upsetting times , sending you big hugs . xx

Theresa, you will feel so much better with those stitches out , take care .x

Tracy , i was thinking about you and Mum yesterday, hope it went as well as it could .

Sharon so pleased you are both on the mend now. xx

Andrew got some more cream and so feeling much more comfortable , his hand is a lot better too , he is off to the Hospital today to have the pipe { sorry forgot the proper name } flushed .

Take care everyone big hugs all round.
Elaine H X

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I love how you've used the individual dies for this card resulting in making it looks so pretty and sweet

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a sweet card, love the delicate colours. These dies are so different, they make really beautiful baby cards - just wish I had a reason to make one at the moment! Sending best wishes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is adorable, love these dies

val jones said...

Oh Sue, how beautiful.Just love it.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Your card today is just adorable. I love the soft colours you have used with the beautiful dies.
Lesley S x

SueJ said...

Such a sweet card, would be a joy to receive.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely 'soft' card today and perfect as a baby card. Love the shadow box dies....

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This card is so pretty, it's a joy to behold.
This is the time of year for miracles, but don't get too broody as you never know!!!
Sending love to Tina and Peter, Elaine and Andrew, Sharon and daughter, Tracy, June S, and last but not least Tina.
Pam, I hope Barbara enjoys her last day at work, bet she's on the phone next week for a meet up.
Maureen xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You really don't need any excuses to show us the New Arrivals collection - these dies are so, so cute.


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, these really are such cute dies and I have 3 baby cards to create for the New Year and all your beautiful card designs certainly give me lots of inspiration, thank you so much. hugs Shirleyxxxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is an absolutely ADORABLE card, it is just divine. I love, love,love EVERYTHING about it, every single little thing.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an adorable baby card. So pretty and cut. I love it, especially the animals with their faux stitching.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really cute card.
Rosemary xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very sweet. xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Extremely Beautiful Card, I Love The Soft Delicate Colour Combination
I Really Love The Shadow Box Theme, I Love How All The Small Embellishment's
Have Stitched Edges To Compliment Your Shadow Box.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing As I've Said So Many Times Before You Inspire Me
Each And Every Day I Truly Appreciate That..
I'm Sorry I Didn't Comment Yesterday I Watched The Video Then Something Happened!!!!!!
The Card And Video Were Both Outstanding.
Take Great Care Sue
Not Long Now Until On Hochanda
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes....

Theresa Pace said...

so sweet. baby cards are always needed, hugs xx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I may have said this before but I love the shadow box dies. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Oh! so cute, love the love the shadow box dies.

Suebak said...


Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, twins! I love all the New Arrivals dies but anything that includes the Stuffed Animals has my vote, I am so in love with them.


Margaret Rogers said...

Hi sue
A really lovely card
Margaret xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have fallen in love with all your shadow dies especially these baby ones. Sue could you please design a shadow box with cars for the men in my life it would make my life easier.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a cute card sue x its gorgeous x cannot wait to start playing with my baby dies in the new year x been told only this week of 4 expectant arrivals , not that I need an excuse to use these adorable dies x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Paula said...

There is to be a new baby in April in my family, my second great granddaughter, so I shall borrow this design Sue, thank you! I'm going to 'Pin' it now so I don't forget the design. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Disco Queen said...

Super Cute Sue

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

So Sweet. I love the Shadow Boxes and the Stuffed Animals dies. Great layout and pretty colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card, love those baby dies, but sadly no babies on the horizon! Maybe a wedding next year, but no babies as yet!
Thank you sue.

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card I love these shadow boxes but the baby one is special and i love the colours on it too, I have to make 3 new baby cards and you have given me some lovely inspiration.

Short one today as have visitors arriving soon

So sending love and healing to all who need it
And love and hugs to all
Have a good day

Pawprintx4 said...

Great idea about saving those cutting plates. Thanks
Stephanie K

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a cute card for a happy occasion. I don't need baby cards often but have a friend who will be a granny in March so might be an excuse to buy these adorable animal dies.
Stephanie K

Karin van eijk said...

cute and gorgeous baby card Sue
Gr Karin

Jean said...


Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh, so sweet is this card. Wish I had grandchildren.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous new baby card, love all your new arrivals dies and just recently got the stuffed animals but haven't had a chance to use them yet.
My niece got engaged yesterday in Switzerland so a congratulations card to make, wonder which Sue Wilson dies to use!!

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. I think these dies are gorgeous.
Barbara V

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. And crafty friends.

Oooh I love this so much. The baby range is so darn cute. I've asked for the sets on my Xmas list so will wait patiently to see what I get lol.

Thank you everyone for ur kind wishes, words of comfort and encouragement. I'm just glad it's over and I can start afresh in a few weeks time.
Off for a bath asim knackered as it was my first full day working.

Love to all on the blog xx

CraftyJo said...

So cute.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

New baby arriving in January and I plan to use these dies. Lovely card

barbara macaskill said...

So cute! This is a great card for the parents-to-be that don't know what flavor they are getting! Sugar and Spice or Snips and Snails and puppy dog tails! LOL TFS!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I don't have children, but I can't resist stopping at looking at all the tine shoes for toddlers when I go into a shoe shop and I get the same feeling when looking at your new arrival cards. They are exactly the images I would choose to include on any new baby card or for birthday cards for very young children.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card.
Beverley W

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is a truly delightful card! I love everything about it! Even a card for twins!! It is soooo cute!
Tina - it must be so hard just now! There are those here who know exactly what you are going through and for my part - it's what if it were me! How would I cope!
You have so many things to organise at the moment too. Sending lots of love!
Tracy I'm glad yesterday is over and that you got through it! A long day at work after all the stress wasn't good either! Have a lovely rest this evening! X
PP and Laine - you are both missed very much! Hope you aren't too unwell! Love to both! Xx
Welcome home Maria - I hope you had a lovely time. X
Love to all, Myra xx

Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue. These dies are just great for baby cards. Love the result.

liz spooner said...

This card is really cute. love the stuffed animals.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I love the colours & those animals are just soooo cute

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is one beautiful baby card, the colours are so pretty and perfect
and the animal dies which i have are oh so cute.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue favourite...the shadow box die sets...!!! Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Laura O' Connor said...

I love these dies ,so so so useable ,Great card ,Laura O

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, This is the perfect Baby Card. I really love it. Brenda xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, the Shadow Box dies are great and i love the bits that come with them. The baby set is great.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful it's a beautiful baby card

Hugs Debs Cards xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Baby card it would also make a gorgeous cover to a Memory Book to be

given as a gift to the new Parents.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Oh I just love these stuffed animals and I think they will have to
come with me home as soon as possible. No little ones here either but
baby sitting baby and toddlers sometimes and that is nice until my
own grandchildren one day might arrive.

Sending hugs to Theresa, bet you glad the stitches are out. Also hugs to
Tina & Peter,Elaine & Andrew, Sharon & daughter, NannaTina,my thoughts
are with you at this difficult time. Wheelybad, hope you are alright.
Pam and Myra, take care in the colder weather. I had a lovely time seeing
my parents thank you. Have a nice Friday everyone and take care
Maria x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely adorable! Love it! Love to all Alison xxx

ursula said...

Oh how beautiful, some new Mummy would love this...thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Barbara said...

Adorable card Sue!!!!
I love those dies and have them all, couldn't resist even though there are no babies in my family just now!

Eunice said...

This card is adorable!!! Any new parent would love to receive it.

karenlotty said...

Woo hoo! i have these dies. So thank you for the inspiration. It's gorgeous

Nancy in Utah said...

Such a happy card!

Fiki said...

super nice card!

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The baby dies are so gorgeous that I had to have the Stuffed Animal dies when they were released though I have no need of them.
Take care everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the Baby dies are wonderful, not too cutesy, just lovely, and the way you put them together on a card is brilliant. Bx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love your shadow box dies. This card is gorgeous.

Littlelamb said...

Sorry didn't comment yesterday. I had a long day and fell asleep reading the comments and didn't make it to the end. Just remembered I hadn't commented. Lovely card Sue.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love baby's cards at anytime, yours are always lovely, it is the way you set them 0ut.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock