Sunday, 7 February 2016

Circular baby girl card

Hello lovely people,

I spent most of yesterday doing one of my favourite for crafty stash!
I went to The Paper Craft Show at the National Motorcycle Museum with my Mum and came home with lots of lovely new things to play with.  I'll share some pics and my thoughts on the show in another post.

My head is now buzzing with ideas for using my new stash so while I have a play, here's a new baby card I made using LOTV products for the image and tag.

I wanted to make use of my new-ish large circle dies and do a circular base shape, but did wonder how I would make it stand up straight!
I eventually settled on cutting the bottom of the back layer off to make sure it would stand up straight; what does anyone else do?

Circular pink baby girl card with baby on rocking horse (image from LOTV)

I paper pieced the onesie as this is a great way to get a perfect match to the DPs and I still added some shading for definition.  How cute is the teeny heart print for baby girl clothes?!

Circular pink baby girl card with baby on rocking horse (image from LOTV)

I haven't used my Cricut for ages, probably because it was on the floor due to lack of space on my desk.  It now has a space to sit on my new desk so I hope I will use it a bit more.  I think lettering is one of the most useful things I can do with it and that's what I used to personalise this card.

Circular pink baby girl card with baby on rocking horse (image from LOTV)

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Spring Basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Nesting circles - Tonic Studios, Circle stax - MFT Die-namics
Lettering: cut with Cricut (Lyrical letters cartridge)
Stars: from stash, painted with white acrylic paint

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Shading on babygro: RV91/93
Horse: W00/0/1/2/3 & W5/7/9 for mane
Rockers: E41/42/43/44
Bridle: RV91/93/95
Teddy: E40/41/42/43
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3/4

I hope you all have great weekends whatever you may be getting up to...and haven't got too soggy with all this rain!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's always great to change things up a bit and make a different shaped card base. I, like many others are stuck in a rut of creating a square card out of habit and ease. Yours is wonderful and I think cutting the back layer is the best option for helping it to stand straight.
Love the sweet image you have used and your paper piecing using the tiny pattern looks perfect for baby clothes too. A cute and adorable card.

Paula said...

Beautiful. I got this stamp out the othet night as I have an abundance of baby cards to make. Seeing this has really inspired me! Thanks.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the circle and auch gorgeous papers, cute image too. V pretty card. Look forward to your thoughs on the show, never been to that one. Want to see what you bought too. I have some candy on offer x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous sweet card. Glad you had a nice time at the show and can't wait to see your purchases and your ideas for using them.
Deborah A

Jennifer Bradley said...

HI kat, A beautiful card you have created, the stamp is adorable and love the paper piecing. Fabulous colours and card shape. Hugs Jennifer xx

Christine L said...

This is so perfect Kat for a baby... and as always your layers and colouring are fabulous. Gorgeous paper piecing of that little babygrow... so tiny! Also, love the clever idea to cut the bottom off the back to make it stand in the right place without rolling too!

Can't wait to see pics of your new stash!

Big hugs
Christine x

Lea Brawn said...

This is beautiful. Gorgeous card x

Sue said...

Oh Kat,this is gorgeous, I don't know where to start (well, firstly I was going to say that I cut the bottom of the back of the card straight to make circular cards stand up which sounds like what you have done too).

This is a truly amazing card. You have put together a beautiful colour and paper combination and your colouring of that super image is exquisite. You clever paper pricing is just perfect and i am so chuffed you have used your cricut.

All just total gorgeousness.

Three more sleeps eeeeek!

Can't wait to hear about the craft fair.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
I do love this LOTV stamp so cute... Great idea paper piecing... Stunning as usual...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Can't wait to see you new stash...

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I utterly LOVE this Kat! Gorgeous papers, fab circular design, set off beautifully by your fabulous stitching and I think the paper pieced stretch and grow is fabulous! Gorgeous card hunny. Hugs, Wends x

Anne said...

I love circular cards Kat and this is gorgeous. You've coloured the horse beautifully and the paper piecing is inspired because those papers are perfect! I rarely use my cricut and like you only really do letters and numbers, must make better use of it!
Lovely work :o)
Anne x

Chrissy said...

So adorable her paper pieced onsie and fabulous colouring on the rocking horse..gorgeous design too..


Brenda said...

This is so sweet. I love the tiny hearts once, how much more perfect could a paper be? Can't wait to see your new stash and here about the show. Glad you had a good weekend!

Karen Knott said...

Just gorgeous Kat, the image is so cute and i love the paper piecing :)
Looking forward to hearing about the show
Hugs, Kaz x

Tracy Freeman said...

Aw Kat this is so sweet, lovely colours.
I also cut the back panel, found it is only way to still make it still look nice.
Glad you had a nice time at the show....i have never ever been too one !! how bad is that.
Take care lovely and have a great day xxxx

Carole said...

Super colouring Kat..and paper piecing..hadn't thought about that for the onesie!! Thank you for all your inspiration. This is a lovely card..and yes I cut off the bottom on around card..but usually front as well as back.....hmm food for thought!

Sanja Grdinić said...

Very cute card, Kat. Love the shape and admire coloring skills. :)
Have an awesome day!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love this wonderful card Kat. So pretty..
Hope you had a great day on sat. Looking forward to seeing all your goodies
Hugs Kelly

Lucy Woods said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love those papers and the cute image perfectly coloured!
Think I made a circle card once and just very slightly cut a flat edge so you couldn't see, I didn't think to do it on and back only! Lol
Lucy x

Annette said...

Fab baby card and yes, I can see what you mean about the circular card. The snipping of the back sounds like the best option. Alternatively make an easel fold, but that's not quite the same. It's perfect Kat.