Friday, 4 March 2011

New Baby

Another new baby has arrived in our circle of friends. The card uses images and backgrounds from MCS but isn’t how I would have liked it to be as all my embellishments are packed away somewhere ready for the move to our new house later this month. I was lucky in that the cd’s are installed on my laptop and I knew where to find the box with basic cardstock.SAM_0175

I’ve used the Papercraft Library volume 5 for the various components and put them all together on a spotty background. The text has been shaped using the MCS text programme. The printed page sits on a mat of pale purple card which matches one of the colours of the image.

I know exactly where all my knitting yarn is! The pattern for the little hats is a download from Crafts Beautiful magazine and is still on my laptop so easy to get access to. My laptop will never get packed away that’s for sure!

SAM_0181I’ve knit it in a textured pink yarn which has a slight shimmer to it and a pale lemon baby yarn, both very pretty. Each took only a couple of hours to knit and is ideal for using up yarn left from larger projects. I love the scalloped edge the pattern gives them.

The recipient will get them today so i’m safe in blogging them now.

I’ve decided to carry on knitting baby items as and when the fancy takes me so that I have something ready whenever it’s needed. I have loads of yarn ready to use. It relaxes me to knit and it’s something that I can do anywhere and at any time. In fact I have 2 blankets on the go at the moment.

Sue xx


Gez said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will make a lovely keepsake too.
Your little bonnets are so beautifully made..good luck with your blankets.xx

Janice said...

That's lovely.

Angelnorth said...

Pretty card and the hats are just lovely!

Sallie Ward said...

Love the card and the little hats are cute too! xx

Traceyr said...

Your needles have certainly been busy these past few months Sue. Wonderful card too.