03 April 2016

Babies are all of our dreams rolled into one...

Hi Everyone,

Happy spring! Well, the last day or two in Dublin were rather manky and rainy, but that's part of spring, too, isn't it? We had some amazing sunny days here over the last week, though, and it made me believe that spring and summer are really on their way, finally! 

Today I am sharing with you a baby girl card (one of my favourite type of cards, really!) that I was asked to make for a colleague in work. I think that the aqua/pink combo is truly lovely, and so decided to give it a go on this creation, not to make the card only in pinks. Honestly, I think it's a perfect combination for a little baby girl (yup, my own baba wears a lot of aqua/teals as well and I'm loving it! As a matter of fact, I just looked at her now, and she's wearing a pink vest with an aqua babygro, haha, great timing!). 

The card is quite a bit bigger than the usual size (it's close to an A5 size, so half of an A4 sheet), so very unusual for my creations, but since it was meant to be given to the new mammy from a group of work colleagues, we needed a lot of space for wishes. :o)

I used one of my very favourite stamps for baby cards - Balloon Basket by Lili of the Valley. I think it's simply adorable! The image was coloured wih a combination of ProMarkers and Copics, and of course I couldn't resist some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents! The two shapes cut out with my Spellbinders dies were inked with some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, and the embellies are all from my stash. The sentiment was printed by me. I'm terribly sorry, but I have no clue where the polka dot patterned paper comes from - quite possibly it was a freebie from a crafty magazine! I inked up the edges of the paper, and also the flower, with some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
A Gem of  a challenge - Don't be square
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Swirls and Pearls

Have a great Sunday and a lovely week!


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamp: Lili of the Valley Balloon Basket

S4-356 Spellbinders FLORAL OVALS Dies S5-158 Spellbinders TIMELESS RECTANGLES Dies Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger Summer TIM34995 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042


  1. Beautiful card and image . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
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  2. Awww that is just so sweet, and gorgeous sentiment too!
    Sounds like you had the same crappy weather as us Up North, and another day's rain due tomorrow too!

  3. Aw this is so lovely. A fabulous card X best wishes Lea X

  4. What an adorable card Mirella......a lovely design with super colours.......your image is designtful with super details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Such a cute card. I love the texture of balloon, detailed diecuts and sponging of inks on its edges. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  6. Gorgeous image and sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at I♥Promarkers. Shona x


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