Thursday 4 July 2013

New Baby Boy ( well new-ish!)

Now this may seem a bit odd, but today I have a card to show you that I was asked to make a couple of weeks ago - by a friend - for the birth of her latest grandson, even though he was born 10 months ago!!!

This particular lady was one of the teaching assistants in my daughter Meg's class, when she attended the local special needs school. Diane and her friend Karen both worked in Meg's class and the pair of them together are like Morecambe and Wise, they are a real double act and will have you cracking up with laughter within a couple of minutes of meeting them. Meg adored them and they adored her, and they have kept in touch with her even though she left school over 4 years ago and wasn't even in their class for the last three years that she was in school. They regularly visit, and never forget her birthdays or Christmas. We always look forward to their visits as we know they will be full of fun.
Anyway, I have been making special occasion cards for Diane since Meg first joined their class in 2003 and over the years have made all her children's 18th and 21st birthday cards, their engagement and wedding cards and then all her grandchildren's birth and christening cards, but for some reason this little fellow was overlooked. All her children have memory boxes for their babies and Brannon was the only one who didn't have a handmade birth card in his box, so she asked me if I would make him one now, so that it could be added before he was old enough to notice that he didn't have one LOL!

I used a gorgeous Di's digi image called Baby Blanket - coloured in Photoshop (couldn't find image in store to link)
Papers - Petal Fresh - Nitwit Collections
Spellbinders Label Eleven Die
Martha Stewart double scallop edge punch
X-Cut palm punches - Hearts
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafty Creations - #229 Babies
Fab 'n' Funky  - #178 Anything but square
Bearly Mine Challenges  - #93 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots -  Anything but Square
Make it Monday  - always Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look,
Colette xx


Michelle McClure said...

Your card is simply adorable! I love the scalloped edge and dangling hearts. Your friend will love it!! Just wanted to stop by from MIM#147.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous new baby card, I love lacy edge and the very sweet image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Roma said...

Beautiful card ,lovely papers & design x

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Oh how sweet

Thank you for joining this week at Fab'n'Funky

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

JenniferD said...

This is so Sweet! Love the way you have coloured it up!

Shirley said...

Such a sweet card. Love the image and the soft blues. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

SUZYD said...

Such a beautiful card.Suzyd x

Anna-Karin said...

Sweet baby card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Hugs Anna-Karin

Sharon said...

This is an adorable card Colette. The image is so sweet and I love the papers and design.
Hugs Sharon x

Wendy said...

A beautiful card! Love your design and pretty papers. Spotted this on MIM xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card and I like the story behind it x

Sabine said...

What a beautiful little boys baby card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,