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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Happy News

 Yes this this week we got the news we have been waiting eagerly for, the safe arrival of our first Great Garndchild, a beautiful little girl. This is the card that I made for her proud parents. I had nothing baby related in my stash except this backing paper from Papermania. It is actually from a set for making a little scrap book for a baby boy. As I didn't know if  was going to be a boy or girl at the time I chose this one because although it predominantly blue I thought the design was neutral enough for either. I cut it to fit the card with some scalloped scissors and  prepared two mounting mats one pink and one blue, so that the card was ready to assemble when needed. I then went to the craft show at the NEC  last weekend hoping to find a suitable stamp.This cute little baby snuggling up in a cloud  by Inkwell Stamps was all I could see.I stamped it onto white card and coloured it with pencils and used a Go Kreate scalloped oval die to cut it out. I shaded around the edge with Spun Sugar DI and added some white Flower Soft to make the
cloud look more fluffy. Next I glued the backing paper to the pink mount
and wrapped the pink gingham ribbon around it and added a bow. That was then fixed to the card and the stamped image fixed with foam tape. I stamped the words,( from an old clear stamp set I don't know the name of ) onto a scrap of patterned paper and again mounted it onto pink card and fixed to the card. Lastly I added two little heart shaped pearl buttons and a couple of charms. Finally here is a photo of the little lady at two and half days old, looking very fetching in her very pink girly dress.

I am entering this at Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
and at My Time To Craft - New Baby

Thank you for taking a look and for you kind comments, I really appreciate them.


  1. Once again, Congratulations. A cute little card too. Love to you all from great-great-aunty- Kate! x

  2. Congratulations...Your card is gorgeous ,love the fab image and great

  3. Congratulations!
    This is a lovely card, and a beautiful image.
    Avril x

  4. Oh WOW! Huge congratulations, what a cutie!
    Love your card, the layout is great as is the image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Congratulations & goodness you were organized to have the two alternatives covered. Love the way the pink nappy echoes her pink clothing.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Congratulations. Its a gorgeous card, with a beautiful image.

  7. Such a cute card, thanks for entering the MTTC challenge, good luck x

  8. Jean, I'm so sorry I haven't commented on this post until now.

    Firstly, Congratulations (I did wonder if little one had arrived)!!! Lots of ooohing and aahhing when I saw this photo :-). She is so gorgeous, you must be so very proud. I hope all is well with mum and little one.

    Your card is beautiful, that image is so cute and the flowersoft looks fabulous on the cloud.

    Take care, and make sure you get plenty of cuddles!

    Maria xxxxx