Sunday, 20 April 2014

Amelia Grace

Sooooo, I do have an excuse for the last of posts the last week or so - it has been a truly horrible week, which started with the migraine from hell last weekend, followed by a devastating fire at my mum's flat on Monday.  So between working my usual all hours and helping out my mum (I did manage to finally get myself out of bed on Monday), I haven't had any time at all to craft until today, and although I had some projects ready to blog about, blogging has been the last thing on my mind.  

Anyway, although things aren't sorted, and my mum won't be back in her flat for a while yet, we can't really do anything else for the time being, so today I finally managed to sit down and do some crafting.  

I have made the nieces' Easter pyjamas, which I will blog about soon, but first up I would like to share with you a card I have made for my friend, Mandy, who became an Auntie last weekend - her brother and his wife had a baby girl, Amelia Grace, last Sunday.

As usual, Mandy had specific requests, and this time it was a pink bunny (as it is also Easter), so I took the opportunity to order myself a new LOTV stamp, which I have had my eye on for a while.

I stamped this using black versamark ink, and I did colour one up with the bunny pink, but I decided that I didn't really like it, so I coloured another keeping the bunny white, and colouring the background pink.  Much better I thought.  I used distress inks for my colouring.

I then stamped 'Amelia Grace' around the edge of the image, using my new small alphabet stamps from Hobbycraft - a bargain at £1.50 - and wrote the date of birth with a black fineliner pen.

I then die-cut the image using a circle die and layered this onto a heart doily.

For the rest of my card I followed the sketch over at Sketch n Stash.

The papers are all from the LOTV Bear Necessities pad, layered onto some ivory pearlescent card.  I also added faux stitching with a brown fineliner pen to each layer to match the main paper.

I added some pink 'it's a girl' ribbon to the small strip of paper along the bottom and layered a 'new baby' sentiment embellishment onto some craft gauze.  I added a little lace knot to the centre of this, together with a little baby feet charm, all from my stash.  Finally, in line with the stash, I added to pink pearls to the top corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Happy Crafting!


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  1. Darling card! Love the little feet charm! So glad you were inspired by this week's Bunnies challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  2. oh my... you look like you had quite a bad week... sorry to read that. On the other hand your card is really cute! love the pale colors you have used. Makes it really sweet.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  3. Your card is gorgeous Holly. I love the cute image, beautiful papers and wonderful detailing. The way you have added the name looks so effective.
    Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
    Sorry to hear that you have had such a bad week and about the fire at your mum's flat. I hope things improve soon.
    Sue xx

  4. This is a beautiful card Holly. Love your strawberry colour scheme which is perfect for our challenge. Lovely details add the perfect touches to this lovely creation. I hope your mum gets back into her flat soon. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty - Michelle x

  5. beautiful image, such a soft color this
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  6. Hi Holly!! I sure hope that everything settles down for your Mom and yourself!! BEAUTIFUL card, wonderful details...sure to be treasured always!!! Here as a follower first and then as a Fussy and Fancy girl...thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Pearls and Lace"...good luck!!


  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 12: monochrome, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  8. So sorry to hear about your troubles. How terrible for you with a migraine and terrible for your Mom with a fire! Glad everyone is safe. Cute baby card! Cute little bunny! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

  9. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and Dream Valley this week.


  10. So lovely! And I don't blame you for using it as an excuse for a new LOTV stamp. I myself come up with several such excuses every month, lol. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  11. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  12. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Lisa DT

  13. oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how adorable this is :)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  14. Lovely piece of work. Sorry to hear that the week was not a god one - hope things have settled down now somewhat and the creative juices are flowing peacefully! Thanks for joining us at the Squirrel and the Fox!


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