When a child is born

So yesterday I told you I was all set for a meeting at the city farm – well in the event I didn’t end up going. I got an early call from my work colleague to say she couldn’t make it as her daughter had given birth at the weekend. Isn’t that great news?! However, it’s not without a drama and I’ll tell you why. First, her daughter’s baby wasn’t due for another ten weeks (I know!) and second, she lives in London, but was in Manchester at the time. Now I can tell you that the baby was a good weight (just over 3 pounds) and is doing well. They will be taking her back to London in the next couple of days.

Having been taken completely by surprise I had to get a card ready for when I see my colleague on Wednesday:


This uses a lovely image from A Day for Daisies who the Gecko Galz have teamed up with for a cross promotion this month. Be sure to buzz on over and check out some of the beautiful samples made by the rest of the Design Team. There’s also a chance for you to win A Day for Daisies gift pack plus a gift voucher if you enter this month’s customer challenge.

P1070874I printed out the image, coloured it in using Promarkers then mounted it on some coordinating card. I added a strip of lace, from my Really Reasonable Ribbon club assortment, down one side.


The background is more card plus some paper from the Gecko Galz Wild Roses paper pack.


The ribbon is seam binding that I’ve coloured with the same Promarkers used to colour in the roses on the dress in the image. Thanks to my Gecko sister Heather for the idea of creating a real bow to apply over the one on the dress.


The rose is one of the vintage wild roses I’ve been making lately – I just coloured it up with Promarkers, so it matched the ribbon, and then added a pearl centre.


The sentiment is from the Darkroom Door All Occasions set. I am linking this up with the current challenge, #92,  over at Really Reasonable Ribbon which is flowers or buttons and bows.

Congratulations Sue, you’ll be a fabulous, not to mention glamorous, Granny!

Thanks for buzzing by.


When a child is born — 13 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of A Day for Daisies and I have a lot of their new baby images, but I do not think I have this sweet image. I love how you have incorporated the Victorian lace to compliment the image and the colours you have used to match the backing papers. Your cards looks really lovely.

    We have a prem baby in the family and, despite the worries she gave us when she was first born, she is now a very healthy 3 year old and much more advanced than many children of her age.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – it was seeing what other members of the DT had chosen to do with this image that inspired me to use it. Things seem to be going well so far – I’ll fill you in with the full story via email xx

  2. How wonderful…a new baby. Congratulations to family and friends especially the new parents and Granny. Good to hear that the baby is doing good despite being early and tiny. Your card is gorgeous. I love that image, it makes me wish I knew someone who was expecting a baby. One of my favorite companies and your did a fantastic job with your creation. Love the bow on the Mother’s dress.

    • Thank you Sandra and I will pass on your congratulations when I see granny tomorrow (she will LOVE me calling her that!!). I was inspired to use the image after I saw what the rest of the Gecko DT had done with it – so glad I did. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad the little one is healthy and safe; it must have been scary for the new mother and your friend. I’m sure they will both love such a gorgeous card!

  4. Such a gorgeous and meaningful card. You are just peaches at making things so perfect. How smart to color the seam binding with your promarkers. That’s why you’re the talented one on blog land and I’m not, lol. Love the paper rose. Have you done a tutorial on those? I’d love to know how to make them. Making paper flowers is one of my favs to make. Hope the baby will be ok. Wow, 10 weeks early? So glad baby was a good weight considering. Congrats to all.

    • Aww – thank you and I know that you are very talented and have so much experience to share. I haven’t done a tutorial – I will see if I can put one together. I’m a bit rubbish at remembering to take step-by-step photographs. I have a project that needs those flowers so I’ll see if I can do it especially for you 🙂

  5. What a beautiful card, I am sure she will love it. I love the image you chose for it too, looks perfect especially with the extra bow. ~Diane

    • Thank you. I’m happy to tell you that the baby has now been flown to a hospital nearer home, is out of the incubator and the only tube she has is for feeding. Isn’t life great? 🙂

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