Wednesday 8 May 2013

Boy or girl - it could be either

Last year, on holiday in NM, I bought some gorgeous trim with 'unisex' baby cards in mind. It came from JoAnn's when Len and I were there with Kay - this is the first outing for it:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- pale blue pearlescent card. In fact I used an A6 sized card for the backing and just made sure the fold in the card was where it would be covered by the trim at each side before chopping it to size

- the stamp set is Woodware's 'Baby Patch Elephant', stamped using Memento 'Grey Flannel' as it's softer than pure black. Paper pieced the elephant, letters and hearts then mounted the image onto more pale blue pearlescent  card

- all papers came from a free pack which came with a magazine, it's called 'Emma's Garden' - such a pretty set too

- a band of the pink, blue and lemon fluffy trim

- and as a final touch, a little 'googly' eye on the elephant - which suddenly brought him to life! He's watching you :)

Poor Len took the trim through the check out at JoAnn's to maximise the vouchers I had - he was terrified the assistant would ask what he intended to use it for. But not so, she was much more interested in our 'quaint' English accents :) Another memory of a wonderful holiday, which was made totally perfect by meeting and spending time with Kay.

I'd like to enter this card into two challenges that are new ones for me:

Simply Create Too - 'All about Babies'


Ladybug Crafts Inc - 'Oh Baby!'



  1. Hi Di,

    This card is adorable!!! And oh how I miss you both. I know you took a HUGE risk in meeting a stranger during your vacation. Am so glad that you did though!!

    I bet the two of you were popular wherever you went in NM!


  2. Absolutely spiffing match on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. What a beautiful card and perfect for welcoming a new baby. X

  4. Oh, this is such a darling card. I like this cute image. Beautiful! Hugs! xx

  5. Hi Di

    What's this about a holiday? I don't remember any holiday? There were quite a few teacher training days .. .. perhaps you mean those? LOL!!!

    Loving the new baby card .. .. that special trim is the perfect finishing touch.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. We have the rain you promised!!!


  7. What an adorable, gorgeous card.

  8. I love the little "funt" x Jo

  9. Morning Diane....Aww wow this is sooooooo cute!! so beautifully presented and as you say for either boy or girl its perfect xx

  10. I absolutely adore that trim - it's just perfect on your fab card. Love the paper pieced elephant too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  11. Totally adorable. Great colour matching there Di.

    Sarn xxx

  12. This is gorgeous Miss. I now need to make a boy one for one of the chaps here.....didn't know he was expecting!

  13. Gorgeous card Di, absolutely loving the paper piecing - must do more of that!
    The Americans sure do love out 'quaint/cute accent' - even though I am originally from the East End, then Essex, then Hertfordshire, back to London and finally where we are now lol! Karen x

  14. This is really gorgeous, love the trim. xx Flora

  15. Love the stamp and the great papers you have used to piece it with, the trim is fabulous. Really tip top card.

    Kath x

  16. Di: beautuful baby card--so cute elephant! Thanks for entering our challenge.

    Simple Create Too Team Member

  17. What a sweet patchwork elephant! Love that trim!

  18. Holy cow, Di, you showed enormous restraint in not displaying that sweet trim on a card before now! Perhaps it needed time to germinate because your amazingly adorable card showcases it magnificently!! I may have to see if Mister will go along with me having a baby just so you'll send it to me!!!

  19. This is just super cute Di...perfect for either or! I LOVE that fringe trim and the pp. Thanks so much for joining in our Oh Baby! challenge at LCI this fortnight. If you leave a comment on one of our DT's blogs during our Oh Baby month you could win a digi :-D xx

  20. Hello my lovely blogging budddy, this is one super cute card, I adore the patchwork effect, gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs for our month long challenge,have a great weekend Julie.x (To be in with a chance of winning one of the new images,don't forget to comment on one of the DT blogs)


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