Friday, 19 February 2010

New Baby

My daughter asked me to make a congratulations card for her friend who gave birth to a daughter yesterday. She requested a stork & baby card (I have a cute Quickutz 2 piece die which she likes), but she asked me NOT to use baby pink as the new mum wasn't keen on it, but to use more of a fuchsia pink instead .
So I used a strong pink and I really don't like it.I don't know if the new mum will like it, but to me it's just not the thing. So I went ahead and made a card for her from me (I have met this friend several times) and I HAVE used baby pink. I'm blogging both cards so that you can make your own judgement. To my mind the strong pink is too harsh for a tiny baby. It doesn't actually go with the name they have chosen either, Amber is a warm colour and this pink is very cold. Hey Ho!
It is the top card that I am entering into a few challenges.
Quixotic - Something for Mum
Crafty Catz - Charming Bear
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania
I have several things to get on with today and it's been one of those days when I'm dripping around doing a lot of not much!


  1. I'm with you Chrissie - I like the pastel pink baby card the best. But hey ho! these modern Mums have some strange ideas!
    hugs, annie x

  2. I have to say I do love both cards but I am with you and do really prefer the paler pink of the first one. :-)
    A x

  3. baby pink is called baby pink for a reason ??? I love the concept of the card and the layout - but agree that baby pink would have been lovely. Lemon may have been nice too.

    Paula x x x

  4. Well I'm about to disagree!! LOL I like the move away from the normal baby pink.... think it's a modern card which is great for some of todays Mum's... my Mother nearly had a hissy fit whilst out shopping one day when she saw a baby girl dressed in a navy suit with white polka dots and a matching headband! (I thought it was a fab outfit!! LOL)
    Both cards are real nice - and am sure any new mum will appreciate either... don't you think sometimes we make cards that WE like rather than what other people might like? LOL

  5. I think that you're right Viv, we do like to make cards that WE like, but I think the art of getting it 'right' is to make something that maker, sender and recipient ALL like!
    Sometimes no mean feat!

  6. both cards are lovely but i do prefer the softer pink, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week, x carol

  7. I am with you on this one Chrissie. I have never been a fan of hot pink.
    I adore the image on the top card, it's so cute.
    My sister and her husband don't like baby pink either so I made a card for their new baby in peach, which I wasn't too keen on. The biggest problem was finding a new baby outfit that wasn't pink or plain white! After much looking I found red and cream which was very cute.
    Have a great weekend.
    Clare x

  8. They're both great cards, but perhaps the hot pink wasn't the best colour choice? Lemon or even pale green or lilac would have also been nice.

    Brenda xx

  9. Both beautiful cards Chrissie, personally I prefer the baby pink but I am sure the new mum will be thrilled with both!


  10. Such beautiful cards, I'm sure they'll both be very much loved!
    Thanks for joining us over at CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  11. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

  12. They are both FAB but its baby pink for babies for me everytime

  13. Fab card Chrissie such a cute little bear.
    Thanx for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    Trish (-:


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