Friday 3 January 2014

Welcome Little One

I loved the last release of baby stamps from Lili of the Valley and had to have a couple to add to my collection .. .. well you will always need baby cards .. .. they have a habit of keeping on arriving!

I knew I was going to colour up this cutie arriving by balloon for a baby boy, but when it came to finding papers I realised that I have a serious gap in my stash .. .. hardly any baby blue (aqua blue a plenty but no baby blue).  I guess I will have to go shopping .. .. or get my printer fixed so I can print some of my Nitwit digi designs.

Anyway, I've coloured my image with Copic pens and added highlights with a gold Copic Spica and a clear Stardust pen - and of course it's not showing up!

Here then is the card created with scraps of Nitwit papers I did manage to find.  I've added the faux embossed stitching to the edges then used Pumice Stone DI on everything to give a vintage feel - has it worked?  To embellish I've stamped the text, an old one from Cuddly Buddly, and added various Marianne Design die cut bits and pieces.  The little flower centres are actually button die cuts but I've covered up the holes with the big gems .. .. a little larger than I would have liked but all I had in my stash was these big gems or the tiny little ones I've added to the corners.  I cut out the 3 nappy pins and tied them up with a scrap of blue ribbon to match the ribbon in the image.

Here's the list of Marianne dies I've used:
the faux stitches and the lacy edge across the bottom - LR0161
nappy pins - LR0217
swirls - LR0112
leaves - LR0226
flowers - LR0107 & LR0188

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
A Creative Romance for something new, Totally Papercrafts for new beginnings, Crafty Little Fairies with starting over (new things), Creative Inspirations for Celebrations, the Marianne Design Divas have an anything goes theme but you must have at least 3 MD products on your creation (hope all my dies count as more than 1).


  1. Another beautiful creation - the image is so sweet. Hugs, Claire x

  2. All round scrumptiousness Annie! Love that image and the papers are perfect. The nappy pins are a fabulous touch as are all the beautiful embellies. Thank you for joining us over at the Crafty Little Fairies. Hugs, Jayne xx

  3. fabulous baby card, and love the layout and all the details
    Kim x

  4. Gorgeous image and love the embellishments and the pretty paper looks fine to me
    Carol x

  5. Totally gorgeous the pins and the bow...sooo cute xx

  6. Gorgeous Annnie, I love those new LOTV baby stamps. Love the die cuts and these nappy pins are so sweet.

    Kat xx

  7. so many gorgeous creations to catch up on Annie, hope you are well
    hugs and bets wishes xx

  8. The vintage feel and soft colours on this card are just gorgeous and all the die cuts look stunning :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies!
    Hugs, Kat x

  9. This is so beautiful and also very cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us Totally Papercrafts.
    Cathy DT Member

  10. Very cute... Love the image & your coloring. :)
    Have a great day!

  11. Oh Annie this is so gorgeous, adorable.

  12. Such a sweet image and a wonderful card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you will continue to play along with our challenges! xxx

  13. Adorable Annie, I have just purchased/ordered this your cards, went to join as a member but I am already! so that's good...cheers, luv aNNie xx

  14. Hi this is a beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining in with the Crafty Little Fairies this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  15. Ohhh what a lovely is Perfect for our MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S,thanks for joining and godo luci,
    Hugs Blandino
    mdd dt

  16. Adorable New Baby card Annie, I've resisted buying any of the new LoTV stamps and now you've gone and made me want some !! These new baby stamps are so cute.

    I love how you added a gentle vintage feel to the design and all the Marianne's diecuts.



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