Sunday, 3 July 2011

Two New Baby Easel Cards + Yesterday's Haul

Morning All,

And it is a lovely morning too - well, in Ayr it is and I hope it is wherever you are.

Recently my lovely niece, Louise, let us know that she is pregnant, and to say we are delighted is putting it mildly. You see, Louise has had diabetes since she was a wee girl and this has caused her no end of medical problems over the years - so having a family seemed to be just a dream to her. However, despite all this, she has remained a cheerful and happy girl who has taken the blows life has brought her on the chin and has even happily become the primary carer for her mother, my sister Margaret, who has MS.  All in all, a great girl, so you can see why I am so pleased I couldn't wait to make a card for the event even though the baby is not due until the new year! As you can see, I've made two - well, boy or girl? -  we don't know yet.

I was able to use a single sheet of 12"x12" scrapbook paper from Daisy Bucket Designs, appropriately entitled 'Perfect Harmony', because as you can see the colours cover both blue and pink shades.

I liked the combination of the singing birds with the sleeping babies. I also found a use for the card I  brayered and bleached recently, using pieces for the matting of the images.

Materials used for the boy card:
Stampin' Up smooth card, blue; smooth white card; Glossy white card; Big & Juicy, Hydrangea, Household bleach, Spritzer; Daisy Bucket 12"x12" design paper, Perfect Harmony; Stamps: Magnolia Sleeping Baby coloured with Promarkers, Pastel Blue, Blush, Ivory & Soft Peach; A Baby Boy stamped with VersaMark & embossed in white; Ribbon, pale green; Prima flower in turquoise; button, blue tied with cream twine

Materials used for the girl card:
Stampin' Up smooth card, pink; smooth white card; Glossy white card; Big & Juicy, Hydrangea, Household bleach, Spritzer; Daisy Bucket 12"x12" design paper, Perfect Harmony; Stamps: Magnolia Sleeping Baby coloured with Promarkers, Blossom, Pale Pink, Blush, Ivory & Soft Peach; A Baby Girl stamped with VersaMark & embossed in pink; Velvet ribbon, pink; Paper string, pink; Wild Orchid Crafts, rose & cherry blossoms, white (petals tipped with ProMarkers)

These cards are being submitted to Passion for Promarkers - Week 106 - babies

Friday was a bad day - I had to go to the dentist because I'd lost an old filling - oh, the pain! So as consolation we took a trip to Glasgow yesterday, to IKEA and to Craft World - the biggest craft shop I have ever been in - it was heaven :)  Of course, there was so much I wanted needed and quite a lot that I simply wanted. Here's the reason for the latest hole in my bank account.

Can't wait to play!

Happy crafting to you all,


  1. Elizabeth, those cards are simply adorable. I love the quality of daisy bucket papers.
    Also very envious of your TH stuff lol! Havent been to that craft shop, might need a little trip there this month.

  2. What a pretty pair of cards :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Such sweet easel cards. Thanks so much for your kind words on my painting for PPF. take care, gerri

  4. Hi Elizabeth

    These are gorgeous. How clever to get them both out of one 12 x 12 paper.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Mmmmm... that recipe sounds lovely Elizabeth. If you find it would you be kind enough to share it? I would love to have a go at that.

    I hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. stunning cards elizabeth.gorgeous colours and the image is adorable.
    great new stash of goodies too, have fun using them :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Such gorgeous cards Elizabeth! Hope all goes well for your niece and the expected litte one - how exciting. What a haul of satsh too - almost worth having toothache for - hope you have loads of fun using it all! Hugs, Di xx

  7. Two adorable card, gorgeous image and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  8. Lovely cards Elizabeth, need to do some baby ones too.. and think this picture was one of the items on your Wed. workdesk awaiting colouring or maybe coloured already. love Shaz in oz.x

  9. Two fab cards, Elizabeth, and what wonderful news too. Love your design and choices for making these cards. It's wonderfully warm & sunny down here in Somerset. Zo x

  10. Both cards are adorable Elizabeth! Love the sweet image and gorgeous paper. Your new stash looks fab! Thanks for joining us at PFP :o) Lisa x


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