Sunday, 12 July 2015

all things baby...

hello all and happy Sunday

well - to day's card was made to complement some things I have made for my niece-in-law  - she is expecting their first baby mid August -  actual due date is my birthday!

and today we had a little party to celebrate the imminent arrival..

My card was one of those where you get 'double for your money' as it were - I die-cut the basic card , the 'negative' side, but then with the bits I cut out - the 'positives' - these can all  be put to good use later am sure,  for when he /she arrives!

thought I would enter it for a couple of challenges:

over at  'Cute Card Thursday'  the challenge there is  'Ladies only' - where they want to see cards and projects for women, girls, mothers, daughter

and at CASology - where 'repeat'  is the order of the day and having 3 repeats of the little bootee on my card, as well as 3 candy dots,  thought this might fit the bill.

I have my lovely up line Vicky to thank for the idea of those 'negatives/positives' - Do have a look at her post here.

I chose to use the lovely  Baby's first framelits set of dies - a few turns through the Big shot, positioning my dies exactly where I wanted them with the aid of the magnetic platform - and et voila, one 'negative' card.

Something to say

The backing papers are each from the new 'cherry on top' designer series paper stack and just could not match my gift better if I had picked them personally.

The sentiments are the matching pair from from 'Something to Say'  and easily finished off with 3 toning candy dots. I just love how everything matches and Tip Top Taupe and Crushed curry and Mint Macaron are definitely the in-colours of the day here..!

and as to my gifts -  what do you think?

I made a bag for all the baby bathing /changing bits that mum's need to carry about and the stripey trim and the lining just could not be a more perfect match in my book.

and I carried on the theme with a  quilted jacket and dungarees as I just loved those fabrics.

I was so pleased with how they all turned out and, now of course, we just need 'it' to arrive

Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:

Just click on the items below to easily access them in my on line store  
Pay just  £4:95 whatever the size of your order, and have them shipped straight to your address.

Please  contact me if you have any questions or to place an order for you, if you prefer.

Well I write this following the conclusion of the men's final - which did not go the way I wished - boo hoo - but then when all is said and done - and to put it into perspective, it is a game and there are far more important things which we have to worry about I know..

til next time
have a lovely week
Jan x


  1. Wow! This is a fabulous gift set and wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining our repeat challenge at Casology!

  2. Hey Jan!! What a wonderful gift set! The recipient will love this. Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  3. oh wow, you are so talented, what a gorgeous set!
    many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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