Monday, 15 February 2016

Baby Granddaughter

Hi everyone and thanks for popping by. Well as you may have guessed from the title of this post I became a grandma for the first time on Friday 12th February when my daughter gave birth to a beautiful 7lb baby girl. A few hiccups along the way but all is okay now and mum, dad and baby are home and getting used to being a family.

This is the card I made for my son to send them and I must admit to using this super card by Pauline of Crafting with Cotnob as my inspiration. The image is a digi stamp from Di's Digi Designs called 'animal shelf' coloured with my usual Promarkers and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamps. I cut it to fit a snippet of paper from Dovecraft and added a ribbon and the little charm. To finish I added a couple of very old buttons (one heart shaped) from when my daughter was a baby.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'  I'm hoping Brenda will break out the champagne in the Treehouse while Miss Di is otherwise engaged and Sarn is on prefect duties
Mod Squad challenge 'from the heart'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'have a heart
Creative Artiste challenge 'anything goes with mixed media
Ooh La La challenge 'clean and simple'
Great Impressions challenge 'let's celebrate'
Catch the Bug challenge 'keep it simple'
The Ribbon Girl Card challenge 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' challenge 'CAS clean and simple'

And I can't go without being a proud granny and showing you a photo. Just wish I could pick her up and give her a cudddle and a kiss.


Kath said...

Congratulations to you, your daughter and family. This is great news and your granddaughter is such a cute little girl. Oh yes, a great card too!
Kath x

Sarn said...

Hi Andrea . . . MANY CONGRATULATIONS to your and your family on the new addition. Your card looks so cute and wonderful, as does your little granddaughter.

That deserves a glass of Prosecco don't you think? Apparently Brenda has some hidden in the Playground Tree house.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

Huuuuuuuge congratulations Andrea and what a beautiful baby she looks. I know just how thrilled you must be feeling, all our grandchildren are special but there is that extra bit of excitement with the first.

And what a lovely card for your son to send them.

Ans yes I do have some Prosecco stashed under a bench up in the treehouse, but I think I cane find something even better with bubble given the celebration in store.

B x

Donna Hanley said...

Well that is the cutest shelf I've ever seen. I love that image and you got your inspiration from one of the best. You did nice soft sweet colors, perfect for a baby card. The great is beautiful but your granddaughter is so=imply gorgeous and so peaceful looking. Sorry there were hiccups along the way, but looks as though everything is smooth sailing from here on out. Thanks so much for sharing her picture. Have a wonderful week.

Barb said...

Evening Granny, Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of your little baby granddaughter. She is an absolutely beautiful little girl.

Your card is so pretty Andrea and how special to have included those two special little buttons as embellishments. Barbxx

Sharon said...

How lovely to have a new baby in the family, congratulations!
Lovely card too! :)
Sharon x

Pia S said...

Congrats on becoming a grandma. I love CAS baby cards and this is a great version of such a card. The delicate colors and image are perfect for a newborn baby. Thanks for entering our challenge at Catch the Bug, good luck!

Mynn xx said...

This is super sweet! Congratulations on your bundle of joy! This card is just wonderfully made! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Carole said...

Hello.....big Congratulations to you on the birth of your Grandaughter...a real cutie....and I love your card too! thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment on my new Grandson...maybe we should play cupid...give it 20 years though! I see on looking at your blog and lovely cards that your daughter is in Australia......this is spooky, although my son ad DIL are at present in London she is from Australia and they are planning moving out there, back to her family next January!....Anyway lets sneak behind the bike sheds and crack open a couple of bottles of Champagne! I'm willing to risk detention if you are!

Lorraine said...

An adorable card Andrea, but more importantly a beautiful photo of your gorgeous granddaughter. Huge congratulations on becoming a Grandma.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

OMGoodness, congratulations! Isn't she the sweetest! Your baby card is absolutely adorable! Love the soft colors and sweet little animal images, especially that giraffe.... I {heart} giraffes! The little heart button is so cute too! Congratulations again!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

cotnob said...

Congratulations Andrea, she is adorable.
Your card is fabulous, such a sweet image and pretty pastel colours - I'm pleased that I managed to provide you will a little inspiration.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations Andrea, beautiful card and a beautiful little baby Girl.

Kath x

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card Kanda. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness!!! Congratulations! She is such an angel! The card you made is adorable! I love the sweet image and the pastel colours! So... are you planning a trip?

Doreen said...

Love the image,and gorgeous

Liz's creative corner said...

beautiful card for a beautiful baby, thanks for sharing with us at the ribbon girl, hugs Liz xx

Gina's Cards said...

Oh what a beautiful new baby card and congratulations on becoming a Grandma! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us in the next challenge.
Gina xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful little darling is that sweet child....hug to her from me... Super lovely creation as well..xx {aNNie}

Michelle said...

She's beautiful Kanda - you must feel so proud and congrats to you. Love your pretty baby card too - Michelle x

Viv said...

Congratulations! And a lovely baby card too.

Di said...

I heard hiccups from the tree house and had to call by - seems the fizz is certainly on the go! What a lovely baby card, and such a lovely idea to add the special buttons. And your new little grand daughter is absolutely beautiful!

Congratulations and hugs

Di xx

My Scrap Pages and Cards said...

Congratulations, Your creation is gorgeous Such a pretty girl card
thanks for joining our challenge at
Debbie DT

Dawn said...

Cute card & Oh my, what a cute little one!
I love them both!
Dawn xxx

Lorraine A said...

Congratulations Andrea! what a gorgeous baby girl, I am sure the whole family is very proud :-)
Beautiful card too, it definitely has the 'aww' factor :-)

Lols x x x

Cass said...

Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful baby girl and so is your card thank you for joining us at ooh la la and good luck in the draw.

Debs DT Member xx
{Debs Cards}

scrappymo! said...

Ahhh, the babe is beautiful! She steals the show!!!
Your card is really sweet. I saw Pauline's too and loved it as well.

Your pretty design with the dangling charm looks so lovely!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many congratulations, she is absolutely beautiful. I became a Grandma, or Sandma in my case eighteen months ago and then again in September and I can honestly say that it's one of the best things that's ever happened to me. Grandchildren are an absolute joy and you have so much more time to enjoy them than when you're busy being a parent yourself. Enjoy every second with your little one as they grow up so fast. Sandma x

Darnell said...

Squee! I am so, so happy for you Andrea! I thought I had commented already, but I've popped over from Pixie's to double-check and I'm glad I did so I could write again! Being a grandmother is the best blessing on earth!! Congratulations to everyone on the birth of this beautiful healthy little girl! Your card is perfection and you nearly moved me to tears when I read about the buttons!! Enjoy it all!!! Hugs, Darnell

Alli Devine said...

This is so pretty such simple elegance. Thank you for entering our Clean and Simple challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful baby card. Colours are perfect. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT