Card Making · Crafting

Card Challenge (2 for 1)

I’ve made a card for two challenges today. The first is Paper Craft Crew where there was a sketch to follow:-pcc227-001-1-600x464


and the second is My Time to Craft where the theme is ‘Something New‘.

I made a New Baby card to cover these challenges. As my trimmer is broken (new one pending) I couldn’t do much layering so I inked the sky straight onto my cardstock using Distress Ink and Memento Dew Drop ink.

I then cut the grass using the Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders die. The clouds were cut to give some detail in the sky and I added a washing line using twine.

The baby grow and safety pin are from a die set by Fuzzy Lemon which I love! The baby grow has a heart motif on – to make this stand out I used Glossy Accents. I cut another safety pin from coloured paper to layer over the coloured part of it.



I then cut out ‘A New Baby’ from some small dies I have as I don’t actually have much of a ‘new baby’ sentiment collection! I wanted this to be for either a boy or a girl so wanted to keep it neutral.



Finally I ‘pegged’ the baby grow onto the washing line with some small wooden pegs and then added a few sequins to match the sketch.



Hope you like this!

Nearly forgot to put the materials I used…

  • Plain white cardstock from Hobbycraft
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Memento Dew Drop ink in Summer Sky
  • Cloud dies by MFT Die-namics
  • Baby Grow & Safety Pin dies from Fuzzy Lemon Baby Set
  • Black & White twine from The Works
  • Sequins from Neat & Tangled Spring Mix
  • Small Alphabet dies from Xcut
  • Small wooden pegs from Hobbycraft




10 thoughts on “Card Challenge (2 for 1)

  1. Oh what a completely fabulous take on that sketch!!! Your card is adorable. I haven’t made a baby card for a long time, although I am working on a simple pieced and tied quilt for a tiny grand-niece so I will be baby-cardmaking soon! 🙂

    It’s such a bummer that your trimmer is broken! That’s like having an arm broken for a cardmaker!! Hope your new one gets delivered soon. What kind did you order? I’m always interested in other crafters’ equipment.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Janis! Oh I’d love to be able to make quilts and the like but I can’t sew!! Seriously, I can’t even do buttons properly haha… Well I don’t even know how I broke my trimmer – I think I was a bit heavy-handed! I’ve ordered a Fiskars one from Amazon so it’s supposed to arrive tomorrow (fingers crossed!). The one I had wasn’t anything fancy and in all honesty wasn’t the easiest to use in terms of measuring so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise? I had a look at reviews of different ones and Fiskars seemed to come out top so that’s what I went for! Which type do you have? xx


      1. I use a Fiskars Euro-trimmer or some such name.
        I like it a lot, but it eats blades. I do a LOT of trimming and seem to have to change the blade pretty often. I have wondered abt the guillotine style trimmers……if the blades last longer on those or not.

        I also have an ancient monster of a rotary photo trimmer from a thrift store that i use when I have to trim a whole pile of cardstock or a lot of hard-on-the-blade media like glitter paper, etc. But I usu don’t like to have to drag that behemoth off the shelf to use unless I am working with lots of that kind of stuff… for big batches of notecard sets. It’s worth every cent of the $6.50 I paid for it, though! It’s a great old trimmer.
        ❤ J

        jwoolbright at gmail dot com

        Liked by 1 person

      2. I’m loving my Fiskars trimmer so far. I did look at the guillotine-style trimmers too but decided I can’t be trusted with not chopping my own fingers off haha – I’m so clumsy! Oh I love when you find something at a bargain price and it works out better than you ever imagined! You know you’ll never find one like that again! x


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s