Tuesday 10 September 2013

Two Plus One Makes Three

Last month it was the fourth birthday of a grand niece and here is a picture of Olivia on holiday with her baby.

Olivia seems to love this baby very much and takes good care of her especially when she's sick.  I predict she'll make a good mum some day.

This is the card I made for Olivia's birthday.

It was back to using a card and decoupage from a Create and Craft kit to make the card and again I've done a Nancy Watt by using them to make up a larger card.  I'm slowly working my way through the kit though and enjoy the challenge of finding co-ordinating cardstock and embellishments to use on each one.  This card front had a pretty decorated edge along the side edge so it was left as it was rather than layering it up.  Also attached to the front panel is a sentiment stamped using a stamp from Stampin' up's Petite Pairs set and punched out using their scalloped and large oval punches.  Their Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon was also used on the card.  

Mint green and grey cardstock were used for the layers and the patterned papers were from the Pink Petticoat Little Swirls Colour Collection printed in the Envy colourway.

On the panel behind the front the little picture from the back of the original card was die cut and layered using a Spellbinders nestabilities labels ten die.  A stitched border was added to create an extra frame and ribbon, a bow, green self adhesive pearls and corners die cut from green glitter card using a Quickutz die were added as embellishments.

On the inside the number four was created on the computer and die cut, layered and framed using a labels ten die.  The verse was printed from the computer and layered behind frames cut with grand nestabilities circle dies.

More stitching,  ribbon, bows, pearls and glitter corners were added to the inside.

Recently Olivia's Mum added this photo on to her Facebook page to announce that there is to be an addition to their family and by the look on Olivia's and Ian's faces they seem to be delighted with the news and the first picture of their baby brother or sister.

 I'm sure Olivia is going to be a doting big sister when the baby arrives.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
613 Avenue Create Challenge 36 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody 28 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug September Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
 4 Crafty Girlz Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
 Crafty Ribbons Challenge 60 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
 Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes Birthday Challenge 
 Inky Chicks Challenge 12 - Stitching Real or Faux
 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. A very pretty card inside and out! Love the soft colours of the DSPs and your use of all the embellishments. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. What a beautiful card for a sweet little girl ..thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. .Anita DT x

  3. great card/project, thank you for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge - good luck x

  4. Tis is really pretty. And such a great design! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  5. Adorable card...thanks for joining Sister Act with such pretty creation...HUGS...SK :)

  6. This is such a gorgeous card and I loved the pics of Olivia and her doll, my girls used to be the same with their dolls when they were little. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  7. Such a beautiful card and image, love the design and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  8. What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Indian Summer challenge beginning today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations