Friday, 25 July 2014

Oh baby!

Have been working my way through a few commissions this week and this is one (can show it as the recipient doesn't do blogland!)

I had HUGE trouble taking a pic of this as it looked very peachy when in fact it is definitely PINK! And lots of it at that!

I stitched the polka dot paper with a zig zag stitch- am getting better with the sewing machine - albeit slowly!
The wide lace was from my stash and I've had it for absolute eons - stitched that then added a smaller picot edge lace to the right.
Hid the join with the pink ribbon which I wrapped round and tied into a bow.
Stuck it all down onto the white base card.

The shoes were made from a template downloaded from the internet and the card was inspired by a similar one I found on Pinterest.
I cut a base from the same paper, layered the inside with white then popped  up the top with foam pads which gave them a little dimension. Slightly distressed the top and bottom layer of the shoes edging in some Spun Sugar DI/

A pearl centred brad and a little lace finished the shoes and they were then glued onto the card.
Completed the card with some flowers from my stash, a few pearls and decorated the inside to match.

The new arrival- Xsara- is the latest addition to a family with two boys - I really liked the sentiment - 'One tiny baby, many happy hearts' - thought it fitted perfectly and I printed it out on the PC.

Challenges -
ABC - P for Pearls
Alphabet - L for Lace
Fussy & Fancy - Words
Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers
Bunny Zoe's - Stitching/Pearls/Sentiment
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Pink
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to call in today - and I hope the sun is still shining where you are! x

28 comments:

vic said...

gosh Viv this is seriously beautiful! love the booties and all the gorgeous ribbon :)

Have a great weekend

hugs

vic x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful baby card Viv just love those baby shoes...just love your embellishments

Anne

Carole said...

This is so pretty Viv and very different to the usual baby cards out there. Love the shoes! I bet the recipient will be thrilled.xx

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love all the pink and those tiny shoes are superb. I had trouble with a very pink card looking more peach when I photographed it too. hugs Mrs A.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous Baby card Viv - LOVE the lush embellishments, and the shoes are gorgeous!
Sylvia x

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv. I love the design with those adorable baby shoes and such pretty pink detailing too.
Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous baby card.... Love it Viv.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv!! Have a lovely weekend
Kevin xx

Di said...

WOW Viv - this really is breathtakingly beeeeeautiful! Just perfect to celebrate the arrival of a new baby girl, I totally adore it!

Hugs, Di xx

Jackie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Viv :o)
Jackie xx

Pia S said...

This is absolutely darling! Those shoes are so girly and sweet decorated with bows and pearls, I love how you placed the banners with sentiments and how you arranged that beautifully tied ribbon. Real gorgeousness!

annesyme said...

Stunning card, love the little baby shoes and all the pink, gorgeous!!
Anne xxx

Elaine said...

Wow wow wow this is amazing !! Love it. Thanks for joining in at fantastic Tuesday x

Cazro said...

Wow Viv, a stunning card for a very special baby. Wonderful elements, the shoes are the star. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Alphabet challenges for L - Lace. Caz

Cazro said...

Wow Viv, a stunning card for a very special baby. Wonderful elements, the shoes are the star. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Alphabet challenges for L - Lace. Caz

Janette said...

This would be gorgeous in either colour, such a pretty design, I love it...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz Anything goes week..x

SARN said...

That is a stunningly beautiful keepsake card Viv.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunningly beautiful.
luv
Debby

Emz said...

Gorgeous baby card I do like the little shoes, thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'P is for Pearls' challenge xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super cute card Viv, xxThe Journey is the Start

coops said...

oh wow so fabulous viv.i love all the layers of pretty pink and your little baby shoes are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Awww!!! This is super lovely Viv!!

Love everything about it . .. especially the beautiful sentiment.

Will try and get your ironing back to you asap .. .. but it hasn't been delivered yet!! Hope it hasn't got lost on the way LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

carol said...

Hello...WOW what a Beautiful creation, thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow what a stunning card hun, love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Janet Clarke said...

I am blown away -this is soooooooo gorgeous - I bet it will have pride of place for the recipient xx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card xx Jan

Irish Cherokee said...

I definitely understand the 25 comments. This card is outstanding. - Jim

Mary Lou said...

OMG Viv this is way to CUTE!!!! Love IT!!!! So glad you joined in the fun challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Hope to see you next challenge!
Hugs