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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Welcome Baby

When our Son-in-Law's sister discovered she was expecting a baby girl, she asked if I would make a card for the baby like the one I had made for our Grandson; her nephew.  I made his card over three and a half year's ago in my early crafty years before I was doing so much colouring.  The noticeable feature of my original card is it's size.  It was made from a folded sheet of A3 so it measures 11.7 x 8.3 inches and being a rectangle - it caused me some problems.  I'm definitely a square kind of gal!
I started with this absolutely fabulous Sugar Nellie image called Bambino which you can buy here and coloured her with Copics, adding some liquid applique and fluffy stuff to her bobbles.  I made baby's cheeks too dark and now her face is a bit dark in comparison with her body. It's such a versatile image, though - a blue hat makes for perfect gender change!
Then I made the pram.  It's from a template I bought from AnnaMarie Designs.  I embossed the bonnet and buggy with Cuttlebug folders and added an MS lacey punched yellow frill and a white SU punched trim.
Then I raided my stash draws for baby girl pre-made toppers, buttons, ribbons and flowers before cutting out some letters on my Cricut.  The smaller DPs are Prima Annalee and the background DP is K&Co (as is the tag). The little teddy by my image is an MS punch, the skeleton leaves by the flowers are Marianne dies and the blanket edging above my image is from an EK Success punch.

And this is the one I made for our Grandson such a long time ago which inspired today's card.

I am entering my card into the following challenges: Tuesday Throwdown for "lots of layers";
Deep Ocean for "pastel colours"; and
Cute Card Thursday "girls only"


Jane said...

Oh that is so sweet Leslie as is the one you made for your Grandson.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Girlfriend this is fabulous. It will look so cute on display in the nursery. Your grandson's is precious too. You were born to craft. Your early pieces are as fabulous as your present day creations.

heidy said...

The look both gorgeous Lesley!!
XXX Heidy

Donna Mosley said...

Two beautiful cards Lesley, love the gorgeous details.

Donna x

Céline said...

fab ! love the combos you've choose! and the beautiful coloring

Unknown said...

Hi Lesley, oooh they are both beautiful cards! No wonder a similar one was requested a second time.


Tracy said...

They're both adorable Lesley. :-) All the fun little added embellies go so well with that sweet little baby image and the cute little pram. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

AWW!! How precious these are Lesley!! Love your different color designs and your personalizing makes it even more special!! LOVE IT!! HUGS :)

Jules said...

Tee hee Lesley .. .. I have to admit to getting on better with square cards too!

Loving both your recent and early make. That baby image is just gorgeous and I love what you have done with it and all the cute embellishments.

Aaaahhh!!! I love baby cards!!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning and so was the one you did a few years ago.

Vicky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie I lurve this baby image she is adorable. Love your older as well it really is fab!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

lalkygirl said...

Ooh Lesley your little baby cards are just beautiful...I have colouring envy did a fantastic job on the shading with those copics
Tracey x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lesley, I love that sweet baby, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Inger Harding said...

Oooh this is just so gorgeous and adorable Lesley!!!
Love your Grandson's card as well! :)
Have a lovely day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Manu said...

Pretty gorgeous creations!
I love the sweet image and pretty colour.
Thank to take part in Deep Ocean challenge Blog.
Big hugs, Manu

Larelyn said...

Oh wow! every one of these are stunning! Each is just so sweet and I love the layers. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown.

Julie said...

Super card Lesley - just look at all that detail - a very special keepsake!! Hugs, Juliexx