Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Arrival!

I was asked to make a couple of cards for a new baby - one though was with a twist.... instead of the card being for the parents/grandparents it was for the new arrival's older sister. I thought this was a lovely idea!
The little girl could then also feel that she was well and truly included in the excitement of the happy addition to her little family and also could show off her own card along with those received by her Mum and Dad.
Having done the 'fussy and fancy' OTT bit with the parents card, I opted for something a little bit simpler  - (and much quicker!)

Using a white scalloped edged card, I tried to continue the scallop theme with the addition of the punched border at the top, layering it onto pink and then tying some of my new pink and white Baker's Twine around.
The greeting was computer generated printed directly to card.

The digi image I bought in one of those 'that'll do for a rush job' moments last year and was printed out a few times, decoupaged and I added a tiny bit of glamour dust to the stars. 

Annabelle's new sister has now arrived safe and sound I am told - and more to the point Annabelle was more excited about showing off her 'very own' card instead of the family's new baby!
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - New
Oldie but Goodie - New Beginnings
Digi Makeover - Something New
Use your Stuff - New Beginnings
Come & Get It - Something New

Weather here has been too bad for me to take any photos of other completed projects so am hoping that the clouds disappear for a little while tomorrow! Thanks for your visit - appreciate it. x


Mrs A. said...

That really is a great idea and the card you have made is lovely. Hugs Mrs A.


What a lovely idea Viv - Annabelle will be chuffed to bits with this gorgeous Baby Sister card.
The image is totally adorable and I love the 3-d effect. FAB-U-LUS!!

Happy New Year (if I haven't already said that!!) - Sylvia xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A great idea for Annabelle and fabulous card Viv. Susan x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Viv, I love the cute image and gorgeous design.
Such a lovely idea to make a card for the baby girl's sister.
Your could also enter your card into A Gem of A Challenge - Something New theme, especially since you have used on of their adorable images!
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the shades of pink you have used.
You probably made the card quicker than it has taken me to comment on it, don't know what is going on tonight.

Kath x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Viv, what a lovely idea for sister to receive a card too.
Wendy xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a gorgeous baby card Viv live the image and design


Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
This is soooo sweet.... Love the image.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Viv, wow what a beautiful baby card..just divine with those papers too.xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely idea, all too often the other children get forgotten. A gorgeous card :)
Jackie xx

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous Viv, a super image and I love the scalloped border. Xx

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Delightful card and a nice idea to save jealousy for siblings!

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Christine said...

Hi Viv what a lovely way to include a big sister..stunning clean fresh design & your Pinkgemdesign image looks great decoupaged lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time..

smiles Christine x

Barb said...

That is one beautiful card, I can see why Annabelle would be so excited to receive it. Very pretty & delicate. Thanks for joining us at the CAGI Challenge.

Mau xx said...

What an adorable card Viv, Annabelle will be so chuffed with it. Love the sweet image, and I think the scalloped card added the extra touch too.
Hugs Mau xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is just adorable Viv and such a sweet image too...
hugs and xxx

Shazza said...

what a lovely idea and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week x

Jo Grason said...

beautiful new baby card, thanks for sharing with us at CAGI, Jo x

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is so sweet! The bakers twine is the perfect embellishment!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!!
<3 Emily L.-DT

coops said...

so stunning viv.gorgeous sweet image and I love your cas design :D

xx coops xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so cute, I love the cut out image and what a great layout! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Aunty Sue said...

what a great designed card love all the elements and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments

Debs said...

Totally adorable!
Love the CAS design.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dips said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thank you so much for joining us at an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, keep using up all that stored stash