Monday 30 September 2013

Baby Evie

On the 17th of September baby Evie was born on the eve of her big brother Finlay's fourth birthday.  Luckily Finlay was hoping he'd get a baby sister so he had an extra special birthday present to wake up to.  The day was made even more special as his Mum Lianne and his baby sister came home from the hospital to celebrate with him.

It seems no time since Lianne was Finlay's age and I still remember when, at the age of five, she visited on our Elaine's first birthday and the parcel she brought had been wrapped in white paper decorated with her drawings.  Lianne's followed a creative path since then graduating from Robert Gordon's University with a BA (Hons) Design and Craft, Textile Design to go on to interior design for a local company and now has her own Wedding Stationary Company ViVi Paperie which she can fit around being a Mum.

This is the card I made for baby Evie.

The images and papers for this easel card came from the Nitwit Collections Tickled Pink and Thimbles 'n Threads and were sized and printed using the My Craft Studio Professional graphics programme.  The It's a Girl paper, verse and sentiments were created on the computer.

The main image was framed and layered using Spellbinders plain and scalloped nestabilities dies and the smaller images were punched and layered using a 1" circle punch.  Martha Stewart's Doily Lace border punch was used to add decorative edges to the layered strip behind the main image.  The lace corners were cut using a Quickutz die.

The button stoppers for the easel card were embellishments from the Tickled Pink Collection and were punched out using a 3/4" circle punch.  The verse, the frame and layers for the name topper, the greeting on the back and their backing layers were cut using Spellbinders Labels 10 dies.  The letters for Evie's name were cut using Quickutz dies and shadow layered using shades of pink card. My usual additions of pearls and ribbon were also added.

The back of the card also had punched embellishments added.  To keep the card protected I made a box for it printing out another of the patterned papers to make the lid.

Here's a picture of baby Evie at home on her first day in the world

and this is Finlay with his birthday cake.

This is the card I made for Findlay which you can find out about in this post.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
That Craft Place Challenge - Baby


  1. Evie looks gorgeous bless, what a cutie and a proud big brother Finlay, great photos Liz.
    Loving both your cards a perfect baby pink one, with lovely matching box and what little boy doesn't love pirates?
    Hope all is well with "mum" too, I'd have loved to do that course at Robert Gordon uni, well gel!
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  2. Your card is gorgeous Liz. The image is so so cute and I love the pretty papers and design. The dies and ribbon strips are a beautiful finishing touch.
    My step daughter is having a baby in November and they too are naming her Evie. A beautiful name and I must say your Evie is gorgeous.
    Finlays card is fabulous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Hands up this is a bit of a copy/pasty Liz, hands not playing the game on the computer at the moment, but wanted to pop in and say hello and as always a lovely card.

    B x

  4. Fabulous card Liz love the Nitwits! Beautiful pictures of Evie and her brother what a wonderful mop of blonde hair! Susan x

  5. awwwww sorry cooing over evie! she's beautiful! what a beautiful card too hehe! thanks for playing at That Craft Place this fortnight! hope to see you again! good luck! Hugs Carlyann (DT) xx

  6. Love the nitwits image and paper, you made a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at TCP.x