Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Baby card

Hello again!   I am still not able to get to my Copics and stamps to play, but I have managed to put together a little baby card with some freebie Nitwit papers that came from a magazine ages ago, and my new Marianne dies - I hope you will like it.  I started with a small C6 cream base card then cut a blue mat for the paper, edging the patterned layers with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink to give a little more definition as well as to hide the white edge.  I used the same ink to highlight the embossed areas on my die cut flowers and leaves, then finished off with little pearls and a double bow blue organza ribbon.

And here's the inside, more of the same stripy paper this time turned horizontal with a polka dot star, more die cut swirls and flowers, and a text stamped onto a scrap of cream card I've edged with embossed faux stitches and the same ink.

The Marianne dies I've used for this card are:
Baby word LR0217
little flowers CR1210
leafy swirl sprays LR0271

I had a quick look down my blog listings for today and saw that the Creative Inspirations girls are playing bingo!  So, I can go with the ribbon, blue and polka dots row at the bottom, or the pearls, flowers and blue line vertically down the middle.

And the Marianne Design Divas challenge to get out your Marianne dies is still running, so I can enter again with them too.

Here at home things have been moving along steadily and Mum is now in her new room.  The furniture arrived this morning so she is busy sorting out what she wants to put where .. .. I still have to take her shopping for lampshades, curtains and a bed throw or duvet set but just at the moment I'm not so good.  I have another blood test this Friday (if they can find a vein that is) and next week I'm seeing a Dermatologist for the weird rash.  It seems that my immune system is in overdrive again and I'm suffering from hay fever, stomach problems (they think I might be gluten and/or diary intolerant if not fully fledged Coelic) and joints that stiffen up by mid afternoon - DH says if I was a horse they would shoot me!  My response was that I would be put out to grass and given a good long holiday somewhere warm and sunny - oh to be a horse!


  1. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Gorgeous card Annie, I love the colour combo and the lovely die cuts.

    Sorry to hear you're still feeling ill if not even worse than before. My daughter is gluten/wheat intolerant so I know how horrible that can be. She also has thyroid problems and other associated health issues so I can understand how awful it is when your immune system is causing havoc. I hope the docs can help you as it's not much fun feeling ill all the time.

    I was showing my crafting friend the birthday card you sent me and she loves it too. Thanks for that, I'll keep it with all the other handmade cards I've received. I keep all special handmade birthday, anniversary and Christmas I get.

    Take care Annie and I hope you feel better soon.

    Kat xx

  3. Oh this is adorable Annie and fabulous too. Sorry you're not feeling so good, hope you feel better soon.

  4. adorable baby card Annie, love the papers
    hope you feel better real soon its no fun heading into middle age, I sleep so much these days since my Thyroid went scwiffy
    hugs and best wishes

  5. Een heel lief babykaartje! Schattige kleurtjes.
    Heel leuk dat je meedoet bij de challenge van MD Divas.
    Groetjes Tineke

  6. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx


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