Waltzingmouse Blog Party-New Beginnings

It's the 17th of the month and I am very excited to share my card for this month's Waltzingmouse Blog party.  This month's theme is New Beginnings and although I know not a single person who is expecting a baby, I made a baby card...a French Country baby card. 
No pastel pinks for me on this little girl card, I went with a striking red and white.  I love the beautiful pattern in French Country and wouldn't you know it, Renee Lynch of It's a Patchwork Life was the hostess for our Four of a Kind exchange and she sent us this gorgeous red/white pattern.  Here's a link to our other Four of a Kind projects using French Country in case you are wondering what I am talking about!   I  added one of the small roosters stamped within a Join Us leafy circle image.  The red bib is a Spellbinder Label #3.  I added a few of the little flower images and some white stitching using a gel pen.  No little girl onesie would be complete without some pearls, so I added them all over this card. 

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Compact Sentiments and I have to admit I altered the stamp a bit.  The original stamp says "Wee" Little Baby.  Although it is a cute sentiment, it's not one I would normally say, so I very carefully cut off the "wee" using a pair of sharp scissors and added the "sweet" sentiment also included in the same set.  Much more like something I would say on a baby card.  It was pretty scary using those scissors on my precious stamps, but I got lucky and it came apart and stamps perfectly.

Now that you have seen my little French Country baby card, here's a link to the Waltzingmouse Blog Party where you are going to see lots of New Beginning cards.  Make sure you check them all out!

31 comments:

Marybeth said...

I hope someone you know has a baby soon because this card is just way to cute to waste! Oh yes, every baby girl should have pearls on their onesie :) I would be nervous about cutting stamps apart as well , glad it worked out. I have this set on its way to my house and a few other. You give me way too much inspiration. Love this one!

WOW Cathy! What a fabulous project! Love your WM stamped t shirt shaped baby card! So darling and creative!

Anne-Elise said...

What a beautiful card! Such a good idea! Love it!

Pauline said...

This is such a fabulous shaped card, love the fab bold colours, and the pretty stamped pattern.

Kelly S. said...

Oh my word this is SO AMAZING, Cathy! It's just the sweetest onesie in the history of card-making ;). I would never have thought to use French Country for a baby card, and it's SO perfect and ADORABLE! I just love the sweet details...those PEARLS so perfectly placed, and the little flowers and rooster wreath. The red is spectacular for a baby girl! WOW! Double WOW WOW!

Joyce said...

Well, Cathy, you have absolutely outdone yourself with this one. I'm sure that you are the only one who saw French Country and thought baby, but now, everyone will want to do it. This card is absolutely perfect in every way. The bib, pearls and rooster are especially sweet touches.

I love your take on a baby card - the french set really works well on it

Super Jen said...

I'm not much for pink either so I love the red. You've really set a high bar here.

Helen said...

So gorgeous Cathy - love it!! The way you used the die cut as a bib - the whole thing just looks adorable x

Kim said...

Cathy, this is just too dang adorable! I just am in love with everything about this card and that red is just so perfect. As always you have outdone yourself...I always look forward to see what you will do, you are so inspiring!

Maja said...

Great baby card, love the shape.

Claire said...

What a fabulous shaped card - the stamping looks amazing and I love that you've chosen such bright colours for a baby card!

This little girl is lucky to have so many pearls on her onesie! what fun stampings on this pretty red outfit Cathy!

How precious is this French Country onesie Cathy!! LOVE the sweet little scallop trims with the pearls. I also love that this girly card is a bold red. It's nice to step out of the expected pastels. Love this!!

Renee said...

Love it!!
This onesie has got to be the most fabulous onesie's I've ever seen...
it's so striking in the red!!
And that rooster...
well...
you know the French are very fashionable ;)
An incredible creative take on the theme! :)

Kary said...

Cathy, your onesie looks Amazing!! Perfect stamping, and oh, look at those pearls. Love the sweet design and the striking colours. Great job!!

Katie Muck said...

OMG!! Too cute for words.

Sharron said...

OMG, this is so amazing! This is definitely a one-of-a-kind onesie! And to think you did it with French Country. I love the red and the pearls. And the bib--so clever--you did an awesome job!

wow...THIS IS AWESOME! Such a creative and adorable shaped card...love the red. Love the three little flowers on the yoke! Such a creative project!!!

Cassi said...

this is absolutely precious, wonderful card -- it's beautiful!

So, so cute! I love the bright red on white. You did such an amazing job!

Carla said...

how sweet is your babycard!

Ann said...

So cute! I can just see a chic French baby girl in this little outfit!

Jeanne J said...

Sorry I'm late girlfriend - blame it on the fur baby! WOW WOW WOW! You stopped me dead in my tracks Cathy Weber! This is just A MAZE ING!!!!! Glad you didn't to the pastel thing - it wouldn't have the same effect. Just Stunning! Simply brilliant! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Gabi MeWi said...

So cute and especially the colorchoice is adorable (unusual and gorgeous!).

OMGoodness Cathy, this is stunning!! beautiful work, it's a gorgeous wee folk artsy onesie and I adore it!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!!

I also take scissors to stamps when the occasion calls for it - so well done, sister! :-) Thi sis such a fun, unexpected and cheery onesie card. Adorable!

Artisant said...

Congrats ...:) Great idea and brilliant card ! -Aneta-

Marybeth said...

Congrats on the big shout out from Claire!

Ren-Yi said...

This is fabulous, Cathy! Stunning in every way. I love how you worked the French Country elements into this fabulous little onesie.

Ren-Yi said...

This is fabulous, Cathy! Stunning in every way. I love how you worked the French Country elements into this fabulous little onesie.

Post a Comment

Keep In Touch



Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address:

Followers

Blog Archive

Powered by Blogger.

Awards & Recognitions






Thanks for Visiting