Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Time to Celebrate.

No I don´t mean celebrate the New Year. We are celebrating because our new great grandson has finally arrived. Ten days after his due date, little Alfie John weighed in last night at a bonny 9lbs 7ozs. As you can see, his big brother Isaac is delighted with him.

So, of course I made a card for the family today. Knowing the baby was a boy meant that I could have made this in advance, but I can´t bring myself to do this until the baby has safely arrived! I had planned it in my head so it didn´t take too long to put together, and tomorrow it can start on its journey to UK.

I found a sheet of turquoise card to cut the base card from, and covered it with white paper that I embossed with a Beatrix Potter folder from Crafters Companion, and lightly dusted with tumbled glass Distress Ink.
The main image is a pre-coloured one which is unusual for me, but I loved this little face from a digi set I bought a couple of years ago, from Pink Gem studio. I printed it several times and added three layers to give it some shape. I then cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die, and used another die from the same set to cut the frame from a snippet of dark blue textured card.
There was just enough card left to cut the baby banner which was a cutting file I bought from the Silhouette store.
From the tiny corners of pale blue paper that the die had cut from the main image, I managed to just cut out the words Baby Boy, and the remaining one went behind the heart cut out on the body suit.
I wanted to add some sort of sentiment so I added a silver peel-off ´Congratulations´ to a sliver of the dark blue card, and roughly cut around it. It just fitted above the banner.
I used up several snippets for this card so I will take it over to Pixie´s Snippets Playgrouind.


Liz said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your new great grandson! What a lovely card you've made for his family. I hope it won't be too long before you get to meet the newest member of your family. xx

Jean said...

Lovely card Kate, I like the cute image and the baby boy banner.
Lovely photos of Isaac and Alfie too.
Jean x

Di said...

Oh Kate! This is just perfect - and so much care went into making it - beautiful result!

Happy New Year!


Di xx

Twiglet said...

Congratulations - lovely news and gorgeous baby! Thanks for a good yearful of snooping round your crafty activiities on your desk. All the best for 2015! x Jo

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Kate, and I love the photos of your new great grandson - his big brother looks pretty excited too!!

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your new addition (and likewise on the little red haired cutie who is obviously delighted with his new brother). These are such handsome children, and your lovely card is just beautiful. I understood your waiting until safe delivery. I feel very much the same in such instances. the die was a beautiful frame for the cute pre-color image (which was perfect BTW) and that's a handsome EF too. The clothesline banner made me smile, but it's quite wonderful on this card. Love the texture on the onesie. TFS & Hugs

Neet said...

What delightful grandees you have - and what a fabulous weight Alfie was. Love the name.
Great card and can understand your reasoning on not making it early.
Hugs, Neet xx