Sunday, 13 June 2010

An unusual request - A Lilac baby girl card

My friend Rachel has had me to standby to make card for her sister on the birth of her baby, they did not know what they were having but if it was a girl Rachel wanted no pink on the card as her sister hates the colour pink. The baby arrived on Friday, the day before my own daughter Freya's birthday so I cracked on with a card for her.

Hopefully she will love this card as no pink! I am sure it is likely to be the only baby girl card she gets with absolutely no pink on it at all.

I have used my Bookatrix board to emboss the shape around the edges and made a three layer open book style card, the three layers are pearlescent purple card, silver card and pearlescent lilac card on the top. I have gone round the edges with silver link peel offs. The ribbon down the centre is lilac with silver edging, which I bought from Hobbycraft, I can't remember where I bought the lovely lilac with white dot organza ribbon from but I liked it and had to have it at the time lol. I made 6 bows with the ribbon and stuck onto each corner with glue dots and 2 in the centre.

I computer generated the message on the right and edged with silver line peel offs and added a sizzix die cut pram on the left with a little baby dressed in gingham in the pram, then added another bow in the centre.

I made a box to them to keep the keepsake card in, wrapped the card in lilac tissue paper and sent it off yesterday. I am hoping Rachel will receive it tomorrow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations Babies
Cute card Thursday Anything but square
Stamp Something Happy somethings
Crafty Catz Embossing
Our creative corner Spruce up those corners
One stitch at a time Celebrations
Craftalicious New

Thanks for looking x


  1. Hello...Gorgeous card,Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Craftycatz, x carol

  2. Gorgeous card Julie it looks just perfect with the image and I adore the design a wonderful job I am sure the new mum will love it.
    Lorraine x

  3. Oh this is beautiful, what a wonderful keepsake

    Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at Craftalicious

    Jan x

  4. hi there, i have been unable to get to your blog this week due to preparing for a demonstration, my apologies,all your cards since i have been here are gorgeous as always, and great colour combination.

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous keepsake. I love the lilac instead of pink too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

  6. What a cute and lovely keepsake thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations and Crafty Catz

  7. Fabulous card, I'm sure it will be kept forever!
    Thank you for joining OSAAT's New/Celebrations Challenge this week!

  8. Beautiful bookatrix, so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Craftalicious
    hugs Mandy xx

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx

  10. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  11. Great card. No pink. Well done. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see more of your creations.

  12. Gorgeous card. Love the design too.

    Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something, good luck!

  13. This is adorable!! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

  14. Great Bookatrix hun - I'm still promising myself one of those. I'm sure she will love it in hues of lilac and mauvey purple - I do.
    Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
    Sam x

  15. Julie,
    This card is just fabulous, so much better than the normal pink or blue...this I"m sure will be treasured for years to come...thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT - good luck hun

    stitchy xoxox

  16. Gorgeous hun, love all the little spotty bows really pretty
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT good luck
    hugs shell xx

  17. Awwwww such a pretty baby card Julie, I love it love the use of the pc too! Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week. Hugs Jo DT Member xxxx

  18. WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hugs, Nataliya.

  19. Beautfiul card, thank you for joining us at OSAAT

  20. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in our Celebration challenge at OSAAT, don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see who won and check out the new challenge :D


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