Tuesday 7 January 2014

Pink Baby Pram

I am rather struggling to get back into crafting and after the Festive Holiday break I seem to have lost my mojo.  I was hoping that a play with some new stamps might do the trick, and I have enjoyed colouring in the images, but putting a card together - oh no way!  When to stop embellishing .. .. and how many layers to include baring in mind it might have to go through the post and these days that costs more than making the card!

Anyway, this is my first attempt with the Viva Decor My Paper World Baby set of acrylic stamps I got from Mum for Chistmas, via Cuddly Buddly.  Being acrylic they don't like Momento ink very much, especially when new, but I found that a juicy Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink pad worked to give me a nice stamped line, and once the ink is dry it works well with the Copic pens and doesn't bleed as long as I'm careful and don't saturate ink over the stamped areas.  Anyhow, here's the card .. .. ..

The images are quite small so ideal for using up my stash of smaller cards - I have to reduce my stash this year and felt quite pleased with myself for creating this card from odds and ends.  The spotty paper is from my printed out digi basket but I can't remember who it was by, but thought it matched the pram nicely and in real life is more pink.  The thin ivory card is my last piece, which is a shame as it worked well as a mat for the paper without adding too much weight as well as for the embossed heart layer and to cut the doily.  I even managed to fiddle about with the scraps and cut the button flowers and leaves too.  The pretty pearl hearts are more from my stash from a craft fair several years ago, and to finish I've added little liquid pearls to the image to lighten things up a little   What you can't see is that I've gone over the swirl stamped lines and butterflies with a clear Stardust pen to add a touch of shimmer too.  The pink bow is from another set (Easter) Mum got for me .. .. not sure I like it in the corner up there but too late now as it's well and truly stuck down.

The Marianne dies I used on this creation are:  the doily - CR1201, the leaves - LR0150, and the layered button flowers - LR0188 & LR0160.  I've also used LR0161 to create faux stitches around my layers, you can just about make it out on the ivory mat, and it ties in with the embossed stitch edge on the image (from the doily).

The Allsorts challenge blog have a free and easy theme this week, and over on the Corrosive challenge blog and the Oldie but a Goodie challenge blog the theme is new beginnings, so I'm entering my card into these challenges.


  1. Your card is gorgeous Annie.I love your sweet image and soft colours.
    I still haven't got back into the swing yet.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. such a pretty baby card
    hugs and best wishes

  3. I think it's just perfect. I love the soft colors, and those gorgeous flower die cuts. I hope your mojo comes back soon, I hate when that happens! Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  4. Beautiful Annie and your use of dies is wonderful. If my mojo had gone and I turned out a card like that I would be mighty pleased!! xx

  5. Ooooohhhh! This is beautiful Annie! I love the pretty image, the dies are gorgeous too and lovin the pearl hearts :)

  6. Gorgeous sweet card Annie.

  7. I totally understand you! Anyhow - this card is great - from coloring till decorating. :)
    Have an awesome day, Annie!

  8. Soo pretty Annie, love this stamp and the added beauties surrounding it...love aNNie xxx

  9. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  10. A delightful image and card. Such lovely colouring and a fantastic use of dies. Love your entry at an OBAG and hope to see you back soon, Jx

  11. Gorgeous as always Annie, those look pretty new stamps you received. The pram is lovely and so useful for either boy or girl cards.

    I recall we both bought those pretty pearly hearts at the show together, I do still have some left in my stash I'm sure. Very prettily used here.



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