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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Happy News Day

Hello, today I have some happy news and a cute card to go with it.  On Tuesday morning my Grandson's wife gave birth to their first baby, a little girl. She is our 5th great grandchild, all girls!! Her name is Harper and she looks really cuddly. Unfortunately I will have to wait till later in the summer to hold her as they are living in Cyprus until then.

My card is a white 6" square base with pale pink paper cut to cover the front leaving a tiny border. I cut the bottom edge of it with a Fiskars edge punch and wrapped a piece of pink lace and some narrow ribbon round it before sticking it to the card. I stamped the Lily of the Valley stamp with grey Archival ink onto a snippet of white card and coloured it with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I added a little sparkle to the stars and hearts with a clear sparkle gel pen. I trimmed it down and used a snippet of pink card for a mat, cutting the bottom edge with same punch to match the first layer.This is mounted onto the card with thin foam pads. I used two old clear stamps for the sentiment, I don't know the make, stamped with the grey ink. Then  I just tied a double bow with the ribbon and attached it along with a little pram charm.

I am going to enter this at, City Crafter Challenge Blog - Arrivals.
                                           Ooh La La Creations- Something Beginning With B
                                           The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Ribbon and Rubber
                                            Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
                                            Pixies Snippets Playground - Use snippets.

Thank you for taking time to visit here I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Congratulations to the new parents and the safe arrival of your great grand daughter. it is a beautiful sweet card.
    Yvonne xx

  2. Congrats again great Grandma, and all girls :) What a sweet card with a darling image and all that pretty pink color too! I share your joy with you and know this will make mother's day even more special for you :)

  3. WOW! Great big congrats great grandma!!! This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful details here. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  4. Oh Jean, this really is such a pretty card. Wonderful design, luscious pinks with the darling image - and the charm is a fabulous finishing touch. I often used to use charms on cards and had forgotten quite how special they make a card. Love it!

    Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground - it's been a while so it's lovely to have you back with us :)


    Di xx

  5. Hi Jean,
    Congatulations on the birth of another Great Grandchild, and congrats to the wonderful parents.
    Now you have gone one better than me as I have 4 Great Grandchildren. LOL.
    Your snippets card is so sweet and very pretty.
    I love you wonderful design and that image is really very cute and sweet.
    Beautiful subtle shade of pink also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Congratulations on becoming a great grandparent again, a beautiful baby card with lots of "B's" thank you for joining in the challenge at 00h-la-la.

  7. Oh this is so beautiful! What a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  8. Such a sweet image, one of my faves.
    Thanks for linking up at ATSM. :)

  9. This is sso lovely. Your colouring is subtle and perfect. The sweetest and prettiest baby card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  10. Congratulations on the new can be so hard having family so far away but I'm sure you will squeeze in many cuddles when you get to meet Harper and in the meantime what a beautiful card to celebrate her arrival

    Thank you for joining in with the Cuties

  11. Congratulations on the new can be so hard having family so far away but I'm sure you will squeeze in many cuddles when you get to meet Harper and in the meantime what a beautiful card to celebrate her arrival

    Thank you for joining in with the Cuties

  12. What a pretty card Jean and congratulations to your grandson and his wife. The LOTV image is just adorable and beautifully coloured with the pastel pinks and then the brighter shades to complement it, and I love the sweet little charm hanging from the double bow. x

  13. Aww what a gorgeous baby card so sweet.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Congratulations to Marcus and Carly(?). I love the name Harper. I hope she is doing well. At least it is not too hot in Cyprus for them yet. Your card is so pretty. You are lucky to be able to make so many little girly cards. There is no use for them in my male-oriented family. Kate xx

  15. Gorgeous card, so cute!... Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge:)
    Wendy xx

  16. This is so sweet and pretty! Love the colours, DP, and the sweet image.


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