my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 1 June 2014

A Good News Day

Good news day because our second little great granddaughter, Kaycie was born in the early hours of this morning. In spite of being 3 weeks early we knew her birth was imminent and that she was a girl so I had time to make this card in readiness.
I stamped the LOTV image with Memento black ink and coloured it with Promarkers. I used a Spellbinders scalloped circle die to cut it out, and the largest die from the Majestic Elements set (also Spellbinders) to cut the pink mat. I used a 6" square card and cut matching pink card to almost cover the front. Onto this I stuck panels of two LOTV papers from their Bonnets and Bowties collection which I got free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I wrapped lace and pink gingham ribbon around the whole panel before fixing to the card. I mounted the matted image with foam tape over the ribbon and stamped Congratulations, ( I'm not sure what make that stamp is).Then I added a bow, a charm and a little pink teddy which has been in my stash for years,left over from a scrapbook project.
As I used a piece of card from the white snippets box for the stamping I can take this to the Pixies Playground. The other pixies are all a very talented and fun loving bunch why don't you pop in and take a look, you only need to use at least one little snippet on your project to get through the gate.
I'll be back soon as I have some other cards to show you.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my corner of blogland and for your comments, they make me happy.


  1. Congrats Jean on the new great Granddaughter!!! I love LOTV and this card is just perfect love that little pram charm:) huggles Sue xxx

  2. Hearty congrats on the good news. Such a pretty, pretty card.

  3. Congratulations! You must be so excited!

    This is such a very pretty card. That image is a sweetie pie!

  4. I'm glad she has a name now. You card is lovely. Well done you for 'being prepared'. Kate x

  5. How sweet and so pretty Jean and such lovely papers which I think are the same ones I got recently but I haven't used them yet. Congratulations on being a second time great grandparent too. x

  6. Congratulations on the new arrival, its an adorable baby card.
    Yvonne x

  7. Hi Jean, and congratulations on your new very special little angel. Your beautiful card celebrates her arrival in such a beautiful way and she will be so proud later on that her Granma made this just especially for her. Love the image, and those S/B dies really show off that sweet LOTV sweetie. Wonderful coloring, gorgeous papers, and loved the little teddy and tiny charm. Just perfect for a sweet little girl - and I bet you can't wait to cuddle her lots. TFS & Hugs

  8. Congratulations to you Jean. What a sweet little card for the new arrival. xxx

  9. Very lovely and adorable at the same time. I really like the quilted look and that cute little bow with the charm. What a great card for a baby book too! Congrats on you second GGD. How fun babies are!

  10. Huge congratulations Jean! What an adorable card you made, fabulous use of snippets and absolutely perfect for the new arrival. Love the image too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. This is so gorgeous!! I love Lili of the valley! Beautiful make!
    Lucy x