Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A Commission!

Over the last couple of years I have rarely made any commissioned cards due to lack of time but a few months ago a close friend asked me to make her a baby card.
Her daughter had given up all hope of ever becoming a Mum so it was much excitement and trepidation all round when they got the news that she was expecting -  not least because in the normal course of things she was considered 'past the age' !!!
(In her 40's! -positively ancient 😲😲!!)

Baby Zach entered the world yesterday so I now can share the card.
I opted for a relatively simple card using an old image from Sugar Nellie - I have had this for a long time and it is one of my favourites - not least because I am pretty useless at shading and this stamp already has it.

Pearlised card used for it all - the embossed background was a piece I had cut out at some time and never used so I just tidied up the edges.
The oval (another odd piece of card!) is of course a Spellbinders die, and I inked the edges in Tumbled Glass DI.
Baby was coloured with Promarkers

The sentiment and the corners also inked were cut from some snippets of pearlised card.
The lace, ribbon and heart charm all from my stash.
Oh and here's Zach!

 Popping over to the Playground to see what everyone has been up to.

Also joining in at  
TIOT - Something Old (Image)/New (Baby!)
PB&M- New beginnings
Fab n Funky - New Beginnings
Cupcake Insp - New

We are having 2 new external doors fitted today - woke up to thick frost this morning - the poor workmen are frozen.... me - I'm tucked away in the Craftie Space at the top of the house with the heating on!! 
Oh and here's Zach!

Have a good day whatever you're doing! x


Cath Wilson said...

A very pretty card for a brand new arrival - what better for Something new? I bet it's stunning in the pearlized card.

Thank you for sharing your art with us at TIOT for the Something old or something new Challenge.

Cath x

Lynne said...

Oh how exciting. I love that image, in fact I love the whole card. X

Leanne Harris said...

A beautiful design, many thanks for joining in with our theme this month at Penny Black and More of "new beginnings" xxx

Aquarius said...

Zach is gorgeous and so is your lovely card.

Pat said...

What a beautiful card Viv, and the wonderful SN stamped baby could be the twin of the real life baby Zach and I adore the ornate oval mat you have placed it on. I love the soft blue tones you have used, and the embossed background and the die cut sentiment and the lace with the added ribbon are the most gorgeous embellishments too. This card will be treasured! x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Viv and a big aaahhhh for little he is wondering where he has arrived! A very slight snow flurry here today and not the blue skies they promised us, very cold but the sun made an appearance this afternoon.xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card, a wonderful story and a gorgeous baby! It was heart warming to read this story Viv. I too came as a complete surprise to my parents as my Dad was fifty and my Mum was forty four. I wasn't their first baby but they did have three grown up children, so they had to start all over again with me.....bless their cotton socks. I'm sure that your friend's Daughter will be an amazing Mum, especially after waiting so long. Good wishes to all the family and thank you for brightening my day with this lovely story x

froebelsternchen said...

ADORABLE! A fantastic card! Thank you very much for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday!
oxo Susi

Pia S said...

So adorable and delicate. Beautiful with the decorative corners and the textured glossy finish paper.

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations to the new parents. they must be frilled and relieved that he has arrived at last. Beautiful card that you have made. Hugs Mrs A.

Meggymay said...

Viv it is a gorgeous card to welcome a special little one. The family must be so thrilled as the baby's safe arrival.
Thank you for joining us all over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

brenda said...

How special to get the gift of a new baby when it must have been so unexpected and beautiful card for them as well Viv, thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month. B x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A super cute card and a super cute baby too!

The pearlised card makes for such a beautiful finished look.

How wonderful to be blessed with a baby after waiting so long.

Love Jules xx

Mrs.B said...

It's a beautiful baby card Viv and such a gorgeous image too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a stunning baby card. LOVE everything about it. I would love to have you stop by and also link up your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I always enjoy having you play along, and I hope you will join us again soon. Great prizes, lots of fun.
Blessings to you,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Pat K said...

Gorgeous baby card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous card, beautiful and sweet stamp!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Di said...

Totally perfect Viv - both the wonderful card and the new baby! So good of the baby to pose very much like the stamp you used on your card as well, grin.

Sorry to take so long to comment - blame a white fluffy bundle called Dudley!


Di xx

Quillish said...

OMG.. so precious. That image is just like the pic of the baby, so sweet. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations 'something new challenge', hugs ~ Ishani.

LesleyG said...

What an adorable card, beautifully decorated xxx

Wendy Bellino said...

What a beautiful personalized gift! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Wendy DT