Friday 26 July 2013

Hello Baby!

I've had a real nice week - been away for a couple of days playing - first in York then on to  Cumbria for the Ladies Festival. The weather was hot but bearable (just!), had lots of laughs with my teamies and we won the Fours competition on Tuesday! Sadly, though playing Monday and Tuesday did nothing for the neck and shoulder condition and although I gave it another go on Wednesday I have suffered since! So have spent today doing not a lot at all. (Any excuse.....)
All in all though despite all the aches, pains and crunching of bones one of my better weeks!!

I also found time before I went away to do a 'rush job' on a new baby card for one of my team mates to give to a work friend. 
Done in a mega hurry don't think it's turned out too bad! And she thought it was fab!

As time was at a premium it had to be CAS - Basic white linen card ran through the favourite and much used Swiss Dots embossing folder then layered onto pale pink.
The pram was inspired by an idea over on Pinterest (where else???? LOL) and is simple to do by just cutting two different sized nestie circles and chopping them in half!

I edged both with some pink and white lace from the stash and added a couple of fabric roses.
The wheels were also cut using a scalloped edge nestie, a circle punch and a tiny flower punch. Layered them all together and popped a pink pearl in the middle.

Handle of the pram was a nestie label die which I chopped up to get the required shape!
LOTV stamp greeting and some pink organza ribbon finished it all off.
AND - as I used up the 'left-overs' from the main piece of card after embossing for the pram I'm sneaking over the wall into the Crafty Playground very late this week..... and tip toeing past the swings before I get locked out!

Challenges -
CRAFT - For the Girls
Milk Coffee - Emboss It
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and Die Cuts
Die Cutting Divas - Twice is Nice
ALBC - Die-ing for it  

Hope you've all had a great week! Off now to catch up with you all. x


Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the way you did your pram. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable baby card Viv love the embellishment on the pram


PetraB said...

This is absolutely adorable!

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful card Viv!!!
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Viv...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month.
Wendy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Love the pram.... Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Karen Petitt said...

I saw this over at the playground - what a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing it too. I have to make some new baby cards so I know where to come for inspiration hugs Karen

Shelby said...

Glad you had a great few days away! Love this baby card. The little pop of pinks looks wonderful against the white and the dimension of the buggy is fantastic.


Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, TFS how you made the pram, it looks amazing and I love the handle. Those tiny flowers are perfect too :) Cathy x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Love it Viv what a great idea and very effective! Susan x

Carol Willis said...

Aww w, love this Viv. Glad to hear you had flu with your pals. Sorry to hear its caused you to be in pain. Hope you feel better soon.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Jackie said...

It's a very pretty card Viv :o)
Aint it a shame when we have to suffer after doing things we enjoy so much...hugs
Jackie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a brilliant Pram Viv loving your card so delicately coloured by adding that beautiful lace
jacqui x

scrappymo! said...

This is just so pretty. Love the way you kept the pink to just accents of colour and let the white dominate...
Wonderful job!

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.really pretty pram and I love your delicate colours.:D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful Viv. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT

Di said...

Hi there Viv! Oh double wow, this really is such a beautiful card - really fresh, very elegant yet pretty and I LOVE how you made the pram. Guess whose card is gonna be one of my picks of the week tomorrow - the girls just HAVE to see this.

Hugs, Di xx

Paper Junkie said...

Brilliant use of basic dies Viv and you can't have too many swiss dots - recently got the A4 embossing folder. Thanks for your inspiration! X

Vanja said...

This is so beautiful, Viv!
I love the softness.



Trimgym said...

Lovely creation and colouring. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.


Gerda said...

What a adorable card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Pat N. said...

So precious and sweet! Love your card. TFS at DCD this week.

Meggymay said...

So adorable, its a wonderful baby card.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

This card is delightful Viv thanks for becoming a follower I have reciprocated! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

L.B. said...

very sweet Glad you could join us at DCD

Squirrel said...

I came here from Di's Pixie's Workshop blog, and I've Pinned your amazing card - hope you don't mind? I would love to have a go at that some day.

Sarn said...

Hi Viv . . . absolutely fab baby card . . . you say you did this in a hurry . . .but it doesn't look it! I love the design. Pinterest is BRILL for inspiration isn't it?

Hope your neck and back get better soon.


Mau xx said...

Beautiful! delicate and pretty.
Hugs Mau xx

roffeycreations said...

Hi Viv - what beautiful trim on your pram - its so pretty - pooped over from the playground - hope to see you there again soon...Mxx