Saturday, 24 May 2014

Something a little shabby

A very good evening everyone! Oh yes! It has been a total washout in my area and I am just hoping that we will actually get to see some sunshine this Bank Holiday.
Now I know you are all probably getting pretty bored with me posting baby cards, but as I made over 30 for my show I haven't got any other creations to show you....only using the new Heartfelt Creations new collection which I can share some sneak peeks soon with you:)
So any way I thought I would share this fairly quick baby boy card where I have just used the papers and the tags from the paper collection, the decorative circle die from the Raindrops on Roses die set, added a bow and finally a flower which I created with the flower dies from the Sweet Lullaby die set.

  • I have used a Tim Holtz distress tool to create a shabby feel around the edges of the card and tag.
  • Matted a piece of blue card stock to the card base which measures 5 3/4" square.
  • Next I cut out a pretty decorative flower panel from the papers and cut this down to 5" square. I e have adhered this to the card with foam pads.
  • I have cut one of the decorative borders and added this along the top of the decorative paper mat.
  • Next I die cut the decorative circle in blue card and adhered this to the top left of the card.
  • I made a shabby bow with some pale blue seam binding and also a pearl string bow. I cut the 2 tags from the papers and added a piece of lace to the bottom of the large one. I have also cut out a little border sentiment which I have added across the bottom of the tag.
  • Next I added the tags before adding the bows.
  • I die cut the small flower from the die collection in white paper (100GSM). I have added a little blue chalk ink to the tips of the flowers.
  • To finish I have added a few pearl brads and some small pearls.
  • Oh and of course a little Stickles glitter.
This is a very quick card and you could use any of the recent Heartfelt Creations paper collections to create a similar card.
I hope you get some good weather this bank holiday and I will be back soon with another creation and the launch of another blog candy!!!!!


  1. Evening Nikki, A really pretty Baby Boy card, loving the papers you have used, and the die-cuts complement perfectly. A truly beautiful card, that anyone would love to receive.
    The weather here is the same, rain, rain, and more rain, here's hoping we get to see some sunshine during the Bank Holiday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Hi Nikki another lovely card. I love the softness of these papers and change the tag for another occasion is easy and not just for babies. It has been torrential rain for most of the day, but the sun managed to peep through late afternoon but not for very long. Hope you enjoy tomorrow and maybe a bit of sunshine x

  3. Hi Nikki. Yet another beautiful baby card ~ I don't think I'll ever get fed up of cards made from this collection! Hugs,
    Maggie x

  4. Hello Nikki
    As you say a simple card but still lovely and can be adapted for all occasions. Looking forward to the new collection! I wonder they will have come up with!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Hi Nikki, I Truly Love The Papers you have used, they work so extremely well together, and as always your Embellishments, which what ever Card you make are just perfect.
    I Love The Tag, I also Love the fabulous Raindrops on Roses Die that you've used I have that Particular Die, and it's so pretty, Nikki a very Beautiful Card as always You bring us such Beautiful Projects I Love them.
    Take Care Nikki
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  6. Hi Nikki - This is absolutely stunning - I love teh papers and your design is fab.


  7. Hi Nikki,
    Oh my! Oh my! Such a beautiful really have used this set so wonderfully. I just love how you have used the papers and they are my sort of colours too. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us. Enjoy the Bank Holiday.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Morning Nikki,
    Wow Stunning baby card, absolutely gorgeous. The papers are beautiful and you have blended them all together perfectly
    Thank you for sharing your projects with us
    carol x

  9. Hi nikki.
    Yummy scrummy card as usual. I wish I could make up 30 cards as quick lol. I usually do about 3 then my back gets sore as I start at my desk then onto the floor lol. Ah well better than none

  10. Hi Nikki
    Such beautiful soft colors ,and so so pretty .
    Elaine H X

  11. I'm not at all bored with your beautiful baby cards! Love the pearl bow on this....just lovely! Hope you get to enjoy some sunshine! Hugs!!!

  12. You can post as many baby projects a you like! They're all gorgeous this one shows that just using papers and a few other pieces can create something to treasure without taking hours.

  13. Who could possibly get fed up with your baby cards? They are all absolutely gorgeous, lovely colours and fab designs. Pat x

  14. Hi Nikki
    I could never get fed up when cards contain blue,my favourite colour.All the cards have been truly lovely.Can't wait for the sneak peek of the new collection.
    Love Angela x

  15. I with SusanP from Kent. Post as many of these beautiful baby cards as you like. I enjoy them and am inspired by them. Well done.

  16. Morning Nikki, this is so sweet! It's not possible to have too many of your beautiful creations even on the same theme. Every card you make is a joy to see and always gives me inspiration
    Happy Bank Hol Monday - a wet day here, perfect for crafting!
    Hugs Annie

  17. Morning Nikki
    Off on holiday for a week will catch up with your blog on return
    Carol x


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