Sunday, 16 January 2011

Hello baby!

I rarely have the need to make baby cards, but I made a couple last week for "New Beginnings" challenges - one for a girl and one for a boy. No sooner done than a colleague's wife had a baby girl, and next minute another colleague asked me if I could make a card for another baby girl ... I was actually quite thrilled as I don't very often get asked to make one.

So here's another card for a baby girl - my second within two weeks!

Main image: Penny Black "Basket of Joy (2075F), coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: LotV sentiment circles;
Papers: checked paper by Deja Views; glitter dots card from local craft shop;
Supplies: wild rose and cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts edged with Stickles; blossom stems from local craft shop; ribbon-threaded lace from my recent winning prize pack from An Oldie But a Goodie Challenge;
Tools: large, small and lacy circles nestabilities; Martha Stewart "eyelet lace" PATP.

Normally when I send cards that have raised elements such as flowers, I put them in a padded envelope (top tip - Wilkinsons padded white CD mailers - decent looking and 70p for four!!) ... but in this case I didn't feel it would be appropriate to provide a padded envelope to the girl who is giving this card as it would rather spoil the ambience. So I got a bit carried away and made a box for the card :-)

I made the base from normal white linen cardstock, and the lid from the same pearlescent pink bazzill that I had used for matting the image on the card. I told myself I wasn't going to spend too long decorating it, but came up with the quick but (I hope) effective idea of plonking a fancy tag on the top ready to write the baby's name and date of birth. This also had the added advantage of allowing me to use my brand new "Magnolia vintage" tag which I have been itching to do for the past couple of days :-)

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers #82 - Baby Cards
Crafty Creations #101 - New Beginnings
Crafty Pad #104 - Something New
Penny Black At Allsorts (January) - All You Need is Love
Totally Gorjuss #63 - Cuddly
Corrosive #99 - Lace and Pearls
Incy Wincy #76 - Go Dotty
The Ribbon Girl #4 - Pink & Green
Top Tip Tuesday # 17 - Anything Goes
(I have also left 2 tips linked to this post)
Paper Sundaes #52 - Favourite Challenge of the Past Year
(I really like the Paper Sundaes Challenges, and have chosen #40 "For Someone Little" - I am a bit late entering with this as I was a bit confused what was required [doesn't take much!!] but now I've looked again at the challenge i would like to enter ;-) )

I have also used (and flipped) the sketch for January's Crafters' Companion Challenge #8 for a second time - not sure if two entries are allowed but I'm giving it a go :-)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  1. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet PB image and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, it's brilliant with it's fantastic box.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts,


  3. Stunning Pauline! It's always a joy to make baby cards even though there aren't any more expected babies,I do like to keep a stash of them to one side though.Wishing you a wonderful evening. Ruby x

  4. This is sooo beautiful. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  5. Beautiful card love all the pink :)
    Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
    Hug Nikki and the rest of the DT

  6. this is awesome! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

  7. It's a beautiful card- cute, cute!
    lovely image and colouring.

    Thank you for playing with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts,
    and our blog hop too, good luck;-))m

  8. Hi Pauline, so beautiful and better than anything shop bought! Fabulous! xx

  9. This card is so adorable Pauline! Thanks for joining in the Crafter's Companion Challenge this month.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  10. Hi Pauline

    This is beautiful.

    So many gorgeous layers and such a lovely image.

    Great sentiment circle and flower statment too.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  11. This is such a sweet and adorable card. Love the details and colors you used.
    Thank you for joining us this week at

  12. This is such a sweet and adorable card. Love the details and colors you used.
    Thank you for joining us this week at

  13. Beautiful card Pauline - soooo pretty!
    Love the box...and your new tag die! :0)
    Helen x

  14. Stunning card you have made Pauline! :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

  15. What a beautiful baby girl card! Love that image, the soft colors are so pretty and it's so beautifully decorated!
    The box is perfect for it!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at penny black @ all sorts!

  16. Such a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  17. Good Morning Pauline

    What a very special creation.

    Such pretty ribbon and lace and along with the flowers adn sweet image it will make a real keepsake.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

    Don't forget to join our Blog Hop this week.

  18. stunning card pauline.your colours and details are beautiful and the image is gorgeous.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Wow that is brilliant! Love the matching box too. :)

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


  20. Such a sweet card Pauline. It has a lovely fresh and bright look to it. Beautifully coloured image, and I love the lace and sparkles. Perfect for our challenge theme this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us and we hope you will join us next month.


  21. Your card is so pretty and I bet you will be asked to make lots more cards because they will just love them, thanks for joining us at Penny Blcak at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  22. Lovely card, great image and colours, beautiful lace and flowers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck in the prize draw.

    Pat xx

  23. Very pretty card and box perfect for the CC challenge. Thanks for joining us. xx

  24. Pauline this is Beautiful! I love the sparkly on the flowers too! fantastic! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge Samantha :0)

  25. What a beautiful card! Love the cluster of roses. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

  26. beautiful card pauline as always...thanks for joining in the fun at the Ribbon Girl Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  27. What a gorgeous card Pauline - love the image, flowers, lace - just everything - very pretty! Thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl colour challenge - Mary G x

  28. Hi Pauline, Wow this is a gorgeous baby card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafter's Companion.

    Lisa x

  29. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs Suzie x

  30. This is so cute and adorable. Thanks for joining with us at Totally Gorjuss this week.


  31. sooo pretty card, I'm just in love with the flowers and the lace!
    Thanks for join at the totally gorjuss challenge this week!
    hugs, Albert

  32. This is exquisite Pauline. The detail is outstanding and i think it is beautiful
    love tasha xx

  33. Fantastic! The image is really sweet and the layout is wonderful too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week - you are not late at all!

  34. Awww gorgeous! Lovely punch detail & layering and your box is fab!
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x