Friday, 28 December 2018

My Time to Craft! #387 Something New

Hello, my dearios! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! My grandson (and his parents!) came over from Ireland and we all spent time in Shropshire with my granddaughter (and her parents!) It's very rare that we all manage to get together, since we all live far apart, so it was a very special treat!

I am now at the slightly gloomy stage where everyone has gone home and it's time for a Grand Tidy Up! It's astonishing how much clutter is created when a very lively 2-year old boy is staying! Though I confess I did enjoy laying out train tracks all over the floor and playing with the train!

Now I'm taking a break, with a cuppa, to tell you about the new Challenge at My Time to Craft. The very topical theme is 'New'. That can be New Home, New Job, New Baby, even New Stash!

My nephew and neice are expecting a baby next month, so of course I went with 'New Baby.' We don't know if they're having a boy or a girl, so I went with lilac for the colour scheme.

The gorgeous die-cut is from the Crib die by Tattered Lace - sadly now out of print, but there are other lovely baby dies on the site. I used lilac Centura Pearl to cut it, and added it to an oval mat edged with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. The sentiment (Mama Elephant Nursery Deco) is stamped in the same ink. I matted everything using snippets of shiny grey cardstock.. The lace and ribbon are from stash.

Ok, I've finished my tea, now it's back to housework - and maybe a bit of cardmaking later as a reward!

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

love Mags B x


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful baby card and love the lacy crib die.Always a bit of a downer this time of year but sounds like you had a great time
Carol x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous creation Mags. So glad you had a lovely Christmas catching up with family.

Jules said...

Hi Mags

I know that "post Christmas" gloomy feeling all too well. I am always sad when all the family leave to go home again.

Loving your cute card. So many hearts!!! LOL!!

Pleased you had a good Christmas and I with you all the very best for 2019.

Love Jules xx