Monday 21 October 2013

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.....! Lili of The Valley New Baby Card


It's Monday...  Did you have a nice weekend? I hope you did and you are all ready and full of energy for the week ahead!

My new card is for someone quite close to me who will be having a baby soon. I decided to make the card early, as I know I will be getting really busy in the next few weeks with Christmas cards and the nice challenges. I guess it's OK?

Before showing you my card, I had to share with you this nice quote I found today... so true! following the baby theme....

taken from

For this card, I challenged myself to make something new to me. So after taking a look around, I went for a Criss-cross card. They take a lot longer to make, but the end result is great!

I chose to use a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp. Lili of the Valley does lovely and cute stamps for all occasions. I've got quite a few of them (a lot!) and I can't stop myself from buying more and more!

The "Cute as a Button" stamp is from Hobbycraft. I used it together with the blue faux leather string and white string as a "catch" for the front cover.

As you can see, I've covered the names in the sentiment, as they may read this blog!

The papers I've used are from Pink Petticoat Colour Collections and Jennifer Ellory Floral Papers. I have distressed slightly the edges of the papers with sandpaper and blue ink.

I stamped the image on white card stock and as usual, I coloured it with my Promarkers. 

For the hat and baby-grow I used: Cornflower, Powder blue, lilac and blender pen.
For the face: Sandstone, Vanilla, Blossom and blender pen. 
For the blanket and floor: Icicle and blender pen.
I've used Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish to accentuate the dots in the baby-grow.  I've also used it on the punched stars and the Nellie Snellen flourish corner die-cut.

The floral border was created with a Martha Stewart edge punch. 
The doily at the back of the image is a Sizzix die-cut, embossed with the tiny dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are a die-cut from Marianne Creatables.

I made the sentiment myself (in Spanish) and embellished it with rhinestones from a local shop.

The tiny envelope on one of the sides is the Envelope, Scallop Lace from Sizzix. Once the baby is born, I'll insert a card with baby name and date of birth.


I have entered this card in the following challenges:

I'll try to do something different every so often... It's fun to learn new techniques! 

If you like this card, please leave a comment to let me know. You can also follow me with Bloglovin' and/or Google+ so you don't miss any of my amazing posts!!! ;)

Until next time!!!!


  1. This is so adorable. Gorgeous image and layout. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

    1. Thanks! I'm really proud of this card!

  2. totally gorgeous thanks for joining us at the Hobby House challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Hi Mirella, this is a really lovely card, I love the opening style and the way you have layered it up & decorated the edges. Emma x

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Emma! I've just started following you in goggle +. I've just had a quick browse to your Card Theraphy blog and I find you so inspiring! thank you!

  4. Such an adorable and well designed card, I love all it's embellishments and features. Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a card. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges during our R - Roses challenge. Caz

    1. Thank Kaz! very glad you like my card!

  5. What a pretty card. That image is adorable and the embellishments are lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  6. Beautiful card, such a cute image. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  7. Hi Mirella,

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge with your gorgeous card!

    Good luck!


    Erica x

  8. Cutest baby card, just gorgeous! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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