my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Another New Baby

It is a while since I have posted anything here, but I have been working on things I couldn't show you just yet, mainly for a double Christening celebration that is happening this weekend. I was trying to get it done so that I had time to make a new baby card for one of my Grandsons and his partner whose baby was due in about two weeks time, but as you can see baby Ella decided to arrive early and catch me out, so I had to stop what I was doing to make this card for them.
The base card is a white 5" x 7" and I covered the front of it with two pieces of paper from LOTV Country Lady pad. I covered the join with some pink organza ribbon and a piece of pale pink lace both from my stash. I used a new but unused stamp from LOTV stamped onto smooth white card with black Memento ink, and coloured with Promarkers. I brushed over the balloon twice with a clear Wink of Stellar pen and drew in the shine highlights with a white Wink of Stellar pen.  I die cut the image using a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die and sponged a little Spun Sugar DI shading around the edge before removing it from the die. I layered it onto a plain cut pink mat before fixing it to the card front with thin foam tape. The congratulations stamp is a very old wood mounted one and it didn't stamp very well, but I was aiming for a subtle look anyway hence the coloured ink, I think it was Versafine Crimson Red. I stamped it onto a snippet of the spotted paper and and a matching pink mat. The flowers were also made from die cut and punched snippets and were left overs from another project, and the leaves were die cut with a Brittania die. I added a pink organza bow to the top corner to finish it off.
So it is welcome to the world for little Ella and congratulations to the new Mum and Dad. My son is also very excited to be a Granddad for the first time and so I also made a card for him and my DIL which I might show you next time.  I've got a feeling my next few posts are going to be a bit baby orientated

I am going to enter this at
 Darnell's NBUS Challenge 5 - ( Never Before Used Schtuff ) My stamp.

 Simon Says Stamp - Stamp And Punch / Die Cut.  Stamped image, die cut image,flowers and leaves.
 Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes.  All die cuts made with Cuttlebug.
 Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Challenge Anything Goes.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use snippets. Stamped image, flowers leaves & sentiment all snippets.

Thank you for taking time to visit here today and for you comments which I really appreciate.


  1. Congrats on welcoming little Ella into the world! What an exciting time for your entire family, and this pretty card you made will make the occasion all the more special! I just love the papers, lace and beautiful little bow! Cute!

  2. Gorgeous card jean and such a sweet and pretty image.
    Hugs Veerle x

  3. This is a sweet LOTV baby image Jean and the background paper works beautifully and the lace and flowers and leaves are such pretty embellishments and a perfect card to welcome little Ella into the world. x

  4. A lovely card Jean for baby Ella and what a lovely name they've chosen. I love the image and the little flowers look so pretty. Barbxx

  5. YAY - a lovely card for the happy event Jean. Congratulations to all on the arrival of little Ella.The LOTV image is soooo sweet and you've coloured and embellished the card to perfection. Thanks for bring this along to the Playground. Look out . . . there's a game of tag going on. Last I heard, Susanne Vargas was trying to tag someone!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Awww how sweet, so adorable Jean and congrats to you and yours too
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  7. Such a cute image Jean. I love LOTV designs. You are lucky to get so many pink baby cards to make. Your family kind of balances my lot out doesn´t it. I hope little Ella continues to thrive. there was a lovely photo of Shaun and Liam with her on Fbook. I love your combination of spots and flowers. I hope the christening goes well too. Kate x

  8. So pretty this is just a delight and I love this baby stamp a perfect card to be treasured forever love and hugs Carole x

  9. Love your beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  10. Aww this is so sweet and congratulations to your grandson & family. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the NBUS challenge. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

  11. Hi Jean,
    congratulations on becoming a Great Granny again, and congratulations to the happy couple.
    My granddaughter wanted to call her daughter Ella, but a friend who had her baby a few weeks before her called her daughter that name so she decided to call her Ellie.
    Love this very beautiful card.
    Those papers are gorgeous, and that image is sure a cutie.
    Love your very fab design too.
    I do hope you are keeping well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Wow, Jean! What a truly gorgeous card! Wonderful colours and papers as well as a great image and colouring! Perfect!

  13. Whst a pretty little card for baby aells. Congrats to all.

  14. Whst a pretty little card for baby aells. Congrats to all.

  15. Big congratulations on your newest family member! What a lovely image, and beautifully colored and shaded, looks great on the rectangle die too. The background papers are just so lovely, and so delicate..Love the tiny pink dots paired with the sweet baby roses. Perfect lace & tiny floral bouquet to welcome this sweet little angel. Big hugs & cuddles to her, when you get the chance. TFS

  16. A wonderful card for a newborn baby!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!


  17. Congratulations to all of you! Your card is just so pretty and the soft look of it!

  18. What a cheerful crafting environment for you, Jean, making all these happy cards for new babies and Christenings! This sweet card for little Ella is perfection!! (Love the name!) I'm happy for everyone that she has arrived into your family!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Oh how sweet and so pretty

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  20. Congratulations to the newest family member! Your card is so pretty. Love the soft feel to this one.

  21. Congratulations to the newest family member! Your card is so pretty. Love the soft feel to this one.

  22. how adorable and big congrats!