Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Baby card - a trip down memory lane!

It's a bit like a trip down memory lane today. I wonder how many of my visitors have supplies of handmade paper, angel hair (like I used on a card I showed earlier today) or mulberry paper (I'd almost forgotten what it was called) - I have loads of it - I remember that some years ago we used to use lots of it in cardmaking, but, like lots of other things, it's gone out of fashion. Even if I made a card with these supplies every day I'd be hard pressed to actually use it all up (not sure why I keep it all).

Anyway, here is a baby card that uses pieces of blue mulberry paper that has been wetted around the edge and torn (I remember when I used to do that quite a lot - brush the edges with a wet paintbrush, although a wet finger will do just as well). For some reason, shadow that's cast has made some of this look a bit pink, but it is all blue.

The little gingham teddy is one that I acquired ages ago with lots of other shapes (I've still got quite a lot of them and haven't used them for years) - and the same with the little transparent tag - I bought quite a lot of these years ago - perhaps I should use more of them in the coming days.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 17: snippets of mulberry paper and other bits and pieces bought years ago
Lollipop crafts 77: baby, baby
Bearly mine 32: baby days
More than favors wacky Wednesday 69: baby theme
Crafts4eternity R68: something new - new baby
Here come the boys 25: tiddly peeps - toddlers/babies
4 crafty chicks 87: no stamping zone
Victorine 32: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely card; tis good to go back and use up stash and reminds me of some of mine.

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  2. Love your card, Hazel. Yes, I remember that paper too and probably still have some! I am trying to use some of my treasures in my current designs. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop for a visit;)

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  3. Hi Hazel , sweet little card for Baby .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  4. So sweet Hazel, love the soft look.Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.
    Pinky

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  5. Super card Hazel - and I too have lots of stuff like that. Too nice to throw away so really should be used. esp. with such a great result! Di xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Hazel! A really lovely card for a Tiddly Peep! Thanks for playing and sharing your work with the DT at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

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  7. A very cute creation. Adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  8. So sweet Hazel, love the soft look. I have mulberry paper as well. Nearly went crazy trying to remember what it was called, finally sent Di a photo of the stuff, thankfully she put me out of my misery.
    Hugs

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  9. What a lovely card. So soft and pretty. Thanks for playing along with Lollipop Crafts this week.

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  10. wonderful work
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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