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Friday 31 December 2010

Shabby Chic Baby

Happy New Years Eve All!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are going to have an even better New Year.

Just before Christmas my brothers daughter had a baby girl. I had just settled down to make her card when I noticed that the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room  is for a shabby chic baby project. We were given this beautiful photo for inspiration and asked to use fabric somewhere in our designs.

How could I resist?
I wanted to use very delicate pink tones on this card but it looks a bit wishy washy in the photo. I have had terrible trouble trying to take decent photo`s because the weather is murky, misty and just plain dull here at the moment.

I have used all Pink Petticoat papers.
The rose background is from the Vintage Rose collection and the panel is the Pinstripes collection. Both are Blossom Pink.
I`ve used my new Marianne Designs embossed ribbon strip with some pale pink ribbon.
The image is my favourite baby stamp from PSX stamped and embossed in silver, then cut out with nesties labels 4 die.
The sentiment is computer generated with the baby`s name, Lylah. Isn`t that a pretty name?
To finish off I`ve added some pale pink ribbon roses.
I suppose adding ribbon instead of fabric is a bit of a cop out but ribbons are made out of fabric,right? Ha ha.

Well Christmas came and went in our house very quickly. We saw the grandchildren on Christmas morning as we always do and it was fantastic seeing them open their pressies, then back home for a Christmas dinner and an unexpected gift of a nasty chest cold that Santa thought would be nice for me. NOT!
I went back to work on monday and just about everyone of the staff have the same bug. I think it`s one of those things were you you are so busy in the run up to the big day that you really don`t have time to be ill and then, the minute you relax, BAM, it hits you. I`m getting better but the damp air around at the mo isn`t helping much. Roll on spring is all I can say...

Thanks for popping in...don`t have too much of the falling down water tonight and stay safe...Lynne xxx


  1. Very pretty - love the eyelet lace! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  2. Oh Lynne, what an absolutely beautiful card - everything is just perfect. Hope you're feeling better soon. Happy New Year xxxx

  3. Stunning work sweetie, loving the colours and papers fab big hugs love Pops x x x

  4. A fabulous card, love the soft colours.

  5. Such a gorgeous delicate card Lynne, just right for a baby. Hope you are feeling better now. The OH has the lurgy so loads of craft time for me!
    Happy New Year
    Lynn x

  6. Awww... this is simply precious. Love the layout. I am sure your brother will cherish this.

  7. Congratulations to your niece Lynne, and to you all. How lovely to have a new baby in the family! Your card is absolutely beautiful - very delicate and I love the threaded ribbon. Hope you're feeling a bit better now with your chest cold. You're right the weather doesn't help! Happy new year! Vx


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