Friday, February 24, 2017


Our neighbours opposite (the same neighbours that had their telephone wires cut  last month when next door was having their BT cabling replaced have just had a new arrival. Well two actually as it turned out to be twins, one of each.!! We have been over to see them and gosh you forget how tiny babies can be. Our daughter was born 6 weeks early and for her 1st month was in dolls size clothes  (Anyone remember the Tiny Tears Doll in the 1970''s? They were the only clothes to fit especially the booties).All 0-3 mth clothes fell straight off her.
Anyway this is the card I made for the birth of the twins. I tried desperately to find out the neighbours choice of names before they were born but they were staying  tight lipped so couldn't add their names to the card!!

I made a 3 fold card by matting two card blanks together. The front  of the card has a 3d panel of baby pattern paper (a magazine freebie from way back)  adhered to white card an then die cut using spellbinders Marvellous Squares, then two ribbons tied together (pink/ blue) to create the bow. Corner pieces are silver stickers from my stash.

Card then opens up to reveal a pre printed digi image by Pink Gem which I have matted onto pink spotty paper by Paper Mania  from their Chatsworth Vintage collection Linen Texture.

The right hand flap has a green spotty paper (from the same collection) and another  pre coloured digi from Pink Gem. 

 Here is the card opened up to show the message to the new parents on the centre panel.
By the way . Say hi to Ella and Henry!!

Entering into the following challenges:
Creative Ladybirds Creation # Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #63 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #269/270 Use your snippets. (front design paper was a snippet)
Crafty Creations #335 Anything goes.
Creative Moments #112 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #123 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #317 Anything goes.


Margreet said...

This is awesome, Mrs your coloring and dotted papers. Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A sweet card for the new twins of your neighbours! Love the 3D front panel with the blue/pink bow!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such sweet images
Dr Sonia

Lia said...

Ooo, this is so cute! I am totally in love with this card! (by the way: Henry is a nice name, my husband listens to it also -when he wants to- LOL!)
Lia xx

Di said...

Yay!! They arrived safely - brilliant news! And your card is just perfect so, so cute! Henry is a great name, it's Len's second name :) Ella is so cute as well.

Hope you survived those high winds yesterday!


Di xx

Jackie T said...

Wow Mrs A this is a stunning card I love the design. I think this one will be treasured for a long time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how cute this is! The inside is just adorable with those sweet little babies. Oh my, they will have their hands full. You may be babysitting to help them out!

cuilliesocks said...

Twins, how lovely and such a beautiful card, brilliant design making the three fold and having the boy and girl images, lovely colours, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Oh wow this is one special, unique and thoughtful card. Absolutely fabulous. Yes I do remember Tiny Tears...With fondness x

Barb said...

What a wonderful card to celebrate the new arrivals. A great idea to do a triple fold card with a girl and boy image. The parents have chosen two super names too.

I remember Tiny Tears. My friend bought one for her daughter for Christmas in the 70's and she boarded at my house until Christmas eve with the other presents so her children wouldn't find them. Those were the days when Christmas was magical. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh this card is wonderful and what a super idea the triple fold to incorporate a Girl image and a Boy one.
Love their wonderful names too.
My daughter was 3lb 12 ozs when she was born in 1968 and she was in a incubator for just over a week, and I cuoldn't take her home till she was 5llb in weight, and I do remember nothing fitting her properly, and they didn't make tiny baby clothes in those days.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! What a fabbo card for twins! Beautiful!
Lucy x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards for the twins, you are a lovely person making these for them.xx{aNNie}

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous card and wow twins! I had a Tiny Tears so yes babies can be sooo tiny. I am currently knitting for our No 2...only 10 weeks to go! So exciting! Enjoy your weekend xx

AlisonC said...

A beautiful card to be treasured. Yes, I had a much loved Tiny Tears. I wouldn't be surprised if it was still in my Mum's attic.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cuuuuuute! Love these soft colours!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Valery, I'm sure that your neighbours will love this card. I remember Tiny Tears well, I received mine for Christmas in 1967. I remember the year as we moved soon afterwards, when I was 8. My mum still lives in the same house we moved too and I still have my Tiny Tears. The intention was to pass it onto my daughter, she however had no interest in dolls (she was a bit of a tom boy) still one day she may give me a granddaughter to pass it onto.

Sue xx

berucrafts said...

wow, what for a wonderful card you made... THANKS for sharing by Scrapper's Delights Hugs Ute (DT)

Diane said...

What a stunning keepsake for your neighbors, love the colors and images.

Hugs Diane

Maria Valente said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
Sending hugs from Portugal
Mary (DT member)

Loose Stitches said...

Such a gorgeous twins card! I'm sure your neighbors love it!
Sherry x

Craftychris said...

Ooh they must have been thrilled with this card, it's so gorgeous! A real keepsake! I remember Tiny Tears, wow - your daughter must have been so tiny! xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a perfect card for twins - so creative and special. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Linaannaemilia said...

Love your card ♥
Your card is so pretty and I adore Ella and Henry (the digistamps)
Good luck in our challenge at
Hope to see you again
DT Lina

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card ValeryAnne. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Karen Petitt said...

That's a really beautiful card, love the way it opens up and shows both sexes. Psst .. I had a Tiny Tears doll lol! Adored mine and my great aunts all made beautiful clothes for mine, not sure what happened with it though xx

Tina Z. said...

so clever and cute, I love the bright colours!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--absolutely wonderful card, Mrs. A! They will certainly treasure this creative & adorable card!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Awww how cute is this card Mrs A.. well done indeedy!! 😄
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x ps hope to find time to flutter by your butterfly slate blue challenge too.

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Mrs A - this is just so bloomin' cute - I love how you've designed the card with the three sides. Had to laugh how you tried to find out the names beforehand Miss Marple! Anyway just wanted to say that this is gorgeous. Oh and I've seen your recycled card - that's gorgeous too!! Hugs Sue Pxxx

debo said...

lovely creation
Thanks for playing along with Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
hugs debo DT

Lynn said...

stunning card Mrs. A. Those images are super-cute. I am sure your neighbour will be delighted, and such a wonderful card for a keepsake. Lynn x

scrappymo! said...

I am having a good catch up on your blog. This is such a wonderful card. Bet they so loved the personalized way you made it for the twins.