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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Joyful Day

Hi again, the joyful day of my title happened on Tuesday of this week when our third little Great Granddaughter made her first appearance in the world. Today was also joyful for me as I went to visit them in hospital and had a lovely cuddle with the tiny bundle of joy.

Below is a little photo of her taken this afternoon,
just two days old.

Now for the card that I made for her happy Mum and Dad.
The image I used is from Hobby Arts, stamped with black Memento ink onto smooth white card  and coloured with Promarkers. I then die cut it with a die from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals set. I made a white 15cm square base card and covered the front with a deckle edged square of blue card cut slightly smaller to leave a tiny border. The pink layer was cut a bit smaller again and I used a corner rounder punch on the top corners and a Joanna Sheen Signature die to cut the lace edge at the bottom. I wrapped some spotted blue ribbon around this before sticking it to the card, and then I added a bow to the front and a little baby shoe charm. The image panel was added using thin foam tape. The new baby stamp is a little magazine freebie, and I matted it up on matching card and cut three little daisy flowers with an X cut punch for the top corners. I shaped the daisies a bit with an embossing stylus and added tiny pink gems to the centers. I used my Cuttlebug  for the die cut pieces so I am going to enter this at  Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Ribbon
and at   Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace.

Thank you for visiting here today and for your comments, I really appreciate all of them.



  1. Congratulations Jean and what a beautiful little Great Granddaughter! Your card is beautiful too and such a fun and cute image and the die cut oval and the border die cutting are really pretty. I love the blue spotted ribbon with that cute charm too. x

  2. Awww, she is so gorgeous, congratulations. Your card is lovely, great layout and cute image. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Jean, you've been blessed once again with a beautiful new baby in your life! She's so perfect and precious, and speaking of precious - your card is exactly that! The soft pink image is beyond cute and I love the little baby shoe charm!

  4. Congratulations on this darling little sweet girl. She is so pretty. Looks very much relaxed with her new environment, and like she's going to be a wonderfully calm little girl. I know you will enjoy lots of cuddles - oh my. Love the delightful card to celebrate her birth. That image is just perfect and really like the oval turned as you did. Wonderful addition of the bootie charm too. Very feminine for this little girl, and she will treasure it as she grows older, that her great Gran made it especially for her. Big hugs & TFS

  5. I thought there´d be a baby card popping up on here soon. What a cute little image. Lots of lovely details too. Very nice! I bet they were pleased with it. I hope they are home safely now. Kate xx

  6. Such a cute card Jean, lovely image and I love the two colours, gorgeous!
    The photo is adorable, you must be very proud, congratulations to all your family
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  7. She is so beautiful congratulations to you all a gorgeous great granddaughter. A fabulous card for a fabulous baby girl love and hugs Carole x

  8. Hi Jean,
    Congratulations to the proud parents of that cute bundle of joy, and congrats to you my friend also.
    I know exactly how you felt holding her, as I had the same experience five weeks ago with my third Great Grandchild.
    Love your super creation, it's so perfect for the parents.
    Beautiful stamp, and wonderfully coloured too.
    Great designing as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. What an adorable image and a very sweet Welcome Baby card.
    She is so the look of new babies! Congratulations, Great Grandma!

  10. What an adorable image and a very sweet Welcome Baby card.
    She is so the look of new babies! Congratulations, Great Grandma!

  11. Congratulations on your new family member. Sweet card and I love the little charm hanging from the bow. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  12. Congratulations on the new addition and what a lovely card that is. Loving it,


  13. Congrats on the new family member Jean and such a sweet card too huggles Sue xxx

  14. hi
    This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along atcutlle bug mania
    Lisbeth DT-cuttle bug mania

  15. Sweet card and a beautiful baby, congratulations

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x