Thursday 18 October 2012

In the Pink

I've had the chance to make three baby boy cards this year but finally this week there was a little girl to make one for as my cousin gave birth to Kim on Monday.  Although she was delivered three weeks early she still weighed in at a healthy 8lbs 9ozs and has been on the ward alongside her Mum since the birth.  We usually miss out on family events like this, living away from the rest of the family, but because Mum had been sent to Aberdeen for the delivery we were able to be involved in the excitement as Kim's big brother and her Granny came to stay with us so they would be able to visit her as soon after her arrival as possible.

This card is cased from this card which I made for a grand-nephew earlier this year.  For the pink version I used patterned backing papers from the Nitwits download Thimbles and Threads as the peachy pink colours matched the cardstock used.  The It's a Girl backing paper was created on the computer.  The layout of the easel card was almost the same with a few changes in embellishments.

The main image was stamped using the Penny Black stamp Baby Hammock and coloured using Promarkers.  I love creating easel cards but find them really difficult to photograph.  Here are a few different views of the card.

There were so many layers on the card that it wouldn't fit in an envelope so I made and decorated a box to match and also a tag for the parcel.  Can you tell I'm also excited about Kim's arrival.  Whilst shopping for her present I came across a stall where you could get items personalised so I couldn't resist getting a pink bib with her name embroidered on it.

Thanks for reading and thank you to the followers who have recently decided to follow my ramblings. 
Liz xx

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  1. Liz this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous image, congrats to your family. Joey x

  2. This is so pretty with all the shades of pink. Those PB hedgies have always been a favourite of mine.

  3. Oh, this is so sweet! LOVE all the pink--that gingham paper is fabulous! :) Darling!!!

  4. Beautiful card and tag, love the color. Thanks for joining Lady Anne's challenge.

  5. Such a fabulous card, I can see the love which has gone into it. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  6. She would have been a big girl if she went to full-term wouldn't she Liz ? A delightful card for her in all the pretty shades of pink.

    Thanks so much for joining our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  7. Congratulations to everyone on Kim's arrival. Your card is a stunner Liz. I love the cute image and so much pretty detail. The box is perfect too and love the tag! It must feel nice to be able to do a little girl card after all the boy ones. My second grandchild is due in 6 weeks and I am secretly hoping for a girl however I am sure it is another boy which will be just as wonderful but just not as pink!! x

  8. Congratulations on the new arrival. I hope mum and daughter are doing well.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love teh image and colours and the fab layout too.
    Lorraine x

  9. so stunning liz.i love your colours and design and the image is really gorgeous and congratulations on the new arrival :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Beautiful card, so cute and I love all the pinks! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Cute and Cuddly' challenge xx

  11. aww, this is so sweet and beautiful! sounds like you had a lot of fun creating these keepsakes. thank you so much for playing along with our animal theme this month at penny black and more.

  12. Absolutely beautiful creation Liz to welcome the new little girl into your family... I love the cute image and the way you have done the inside also..... and that fab box! No doubt it will be treasured.

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink.... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  13. This is an absolutely gorgeous set. Love that adorable image and all the beautiful details.
    Thanks for joining us at In The Pink this week.
    Denise xx (Guest Designer)

  14. A lovely card - such a sweet image.
    Kath x

  15. Gorgeous baby girl card. Love this Penny Black image, it looks fab in all the shades of pink. xx

  16. Wowsers! What a gorgeous card! Lovin all the layers and that wonderful pink! Found you over at MIM and had to come for a closer look! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. how delightful and sweet!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  18. sweet card, thanks for sharing at Lady Anne's

  19. Simply stunning how you matched everything, it all looks beautiful x

    Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

    Jenny x

  20. This is sooooo cute and sweet, how lovely that you made a box too and the gorgeous tag.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  21. Fantastic card and colors Liz. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

  22. I just love your easel cardL. The image is super adorable and love the soft colors!
    Hugs, Marrie

  23. This is so cute, love the sweet image and soft colours. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  24. It's beautiful. Love that sweet image and pretty papers. Wow, love that you decorated that little panel at the back of the easel. Great idea!!!
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy :)

  25. I saw your card on Make it Monday and I love it!


  26. Very nice card - great motiv.I like your work! Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  27. Lovely card,
    Thank you for joining the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x