my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 13 November 2017

A New Arrival

Good evening every one I have some happy news today, my Granddaughter's fourth baby girl was born yesterday lunchtime. We are all so happy that she arrived safe and well as it has been a difficult pregnancy. Here is the card that I made for the occasion. The stamped images
are Lily Of The Valley
Stamped with Archival
Watering Can ink, and coloured with Pro Markers and a gold gel pen for the stars. I used the largest die in the Spellbinders Elegant Ovals set to cut the image, and because I have made so many pink baby and toddler cards in the last few years,
(we now have six great granddaughters!!),that I wanted to add a little bit of blue as well this time, so I coloured the ribbon in the picture blue, and inked the edge of the die cut using Broken China Distress ink and a piece of blending foam, and then chose one of the patterned papers with a little blue in it as well. Both papers are odd pieces from my stash, I'm not sure of the make. The bottom of the pink one is cut with a Fiskars border punch and all the cut edges are inked with a matching blue Distress Marker. I wrapped some pink organza ribbon around before fixing to the 6" square base card. The die cut image is fixed with foam pads and the tiny tags, bow and teddy charm are stuck on with glue dots as are the little Hobbycraft flowers.

Before I go I'd just like to show you these. I saw this crochet pattern in a Prima Makes magazine a while ago and as I knew another baby girl was on the way I just had to have a go at making them. They are somewhat impractical but sooo cute.

I am going to enter my card at
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Babies

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your comments, I really appreciate them all.



  1. Congratulations great grandma!! I'm so glad another precious baby girl has arrived to bring joy to your lives! What a sweet and adorable card to mark the occasion and I don't blame you for adding a touch of blue for a change! Those baby shoes are just ADORABLE!!! Well done on your crafting and crocheting :) Enjoy :)

  2. That is such a gorgeous image. I love the card with it's touch of blue. (Not quite so easy to add a touch of pink to all my blue cards, but I can get away with yellow or green!). Your card is beautiful, and the shoes are very cute. I love everything about them. Have fun with all those little girls. Kate xx

  3. Congratulations on the new babies arrival. It is a beautiful card and the touch of blue does look lovely.
    The little shoes are so adorable, they will keep the little ones feet cosy and warm.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Congratulations on the birth of this little great granddaughter Jean and what a sweet LOTV image on this beautiful card, and the touch of blue looks great. I adore these little crocheted shoes which are so cute and pretty. x

  5. This is such a pretty card. We have only two grandchildren...I would love more! You are so lucky to have 6...but it must keep you so busy. Lots of cards and pretty crochet work to do...

    Your card is lovely. So sweet animage and pretty embellies too. But.....I must say that the booties steal the show. They are beautiful. You are one talented lady, Jean!!!

  6. Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  7. Hello Jean, just trying to do some catchup visiting, and hopped down to this earlier post (as I'd seen the Rudy Day one). Congratulations on a new little angel in your family, and so happy for you that all went well for Mom & baby. Love this sweet little card, and the crocheted slippers are adorable. Love the colors - so cheery and the delightful little bows on the tops. Clever of you to get them made up as you did...and I'm sure Mommy will treasure them always! TFS & Merry Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.