Thursday, 19 June 2014

New Baby!!

No it's not an announcement, so you can relax now mum and dad :D 

New Baby is the theme of the card I have made for this week's Papermill Special Offer 'Light Ivory Smooth' 270gsm card.  (from just £5 for a small box approx 75-80 sheets).  You''ll find all the current 'special offers' in this section, link HERE.  New Offers usually start on a Thursday and previous offers may still be available so do check regularly. (as always the materials list and challenges entered are at the bottom).

I wanted to make something pretty and delicate this week.  I was trying to decide whether to go blue or pink as the contrast to the lovely Light Ivory colour of this card.  I decided to go pretty in pink and as the name of the papermill pink card is 'Baby Pink' it was the obvious choice.
I like shaped cards and I like cards that are tactile, if they can move a little it is always fun.  So I created a card with a gentle scalloped shape that does rock a little if you gentle nudge it.  I used my cricut mini to cut the pink base shape and cut the 'paper-cut' style overlay from the Light Ivory card which is lovely and smooth and perfect for overlaying.  The 'paper-cut' design features a little tree and leaves with a little birdy standing on a branch.  I didn't want to make it too busy by adding lots of colour, so decided that a little stickles glitter glue would highlight the bird and maintain the delicate look.

I die-cut a sentiment and sentiment mat using my Big Shot and dies from Tonic and Tattered Lace.  Attaching it to the card with a 3D foam pad to add  a little height.  A pretty pink bow at the top highlights the 'New Baby' wording.  I gave the little bird a pink faux gem eye too.
 Looking a the card I felt it needed something extra around the edges, my first thoughts were lace or ribbons, but felt they would mask the scalloped edges and I wanted to keep the card more simple in shape.  I found my Card Candi!!  love this stuff, but it tends to migrate all over the house!!  Anyway a few card candis were attached around the outside interspersed with faux half pearls, these conveniently spaced around into the scalloped shapes.  I love how this card turned out, especially by keeping the colour palette simple, so I must make that blue version too.

Materials Used:
Light Ivory Smooth 'offer' card - Papermill Direct

Baby Pink card - Papermill Direct
Sentiment Dies - Tattered Lace

Sentiment base panel Die- Tonic 
Stickles Glitter Glue in 'Star Dust'
Pink Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Faux half pearls, Faux pink gem & pink satin ribbon from my crafty stash.

Challenges Entered:
Challenge #221 'Shaped Cards' - Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

June 'Anything Goes' Challenge - Sisters of Craft

Why not pop over and see what my papermill teamies have got up to this week too?:


  1. Such a lovely clean and simple creation. Thanks for entering into the SOC challenge. Gill DT

    1. morning Gill, thank you so much for popping by to comment


  2. Beautiful creation, love the lay-out!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  3. Beautifully done. Love the die-cuts. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

  4. Such a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for entering it into the Sisters of Craft challenge blog and good luck. Tina DT x

  5. lovely. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt. xx