Friday, June 26, 2009

New Baby Card

Ha, a different title! Hope I find you all well. I can't believe it's been over a week since I made a card. I've been a bit tired this week so I haven't been doing much, just coming in and doing the dreaded h*******k, watching the football when it's been on and a bit of tennis. Couldn't really be bothered doing much else but I have been having a good trawl through all your blogs and admiring all your fabby creations.

I don't get a chance to make a new baby card very often, but can you believe we've had 2 new baby boys, both born during June to people at work. They're like buses, you don't get one for ages and then 2 come together!

Here's my effort. I can enter this for Sketch and Stash which I'm really enjoying. I really like the sketches and you're supposed to use a bit of your neglected stash so it makes you use stuff you've had stuck away for ages. I bought this stamp at a craft fair last year and I think it's lovely but it's never been used. The option this time is to use animal stuff. When I did a lot of scrapbooking I bought loads of these little corners and never used them but I think they look really nice on cards as well. I've gone back to my Distress Inks for this one for a change because I haven't used them for a while either. I've just bought the flowers and ribbon so they're my new bit.

I'm going to enter this one into Charisma Challenges as well. I saw this when I was doing a bit of a blog hop earlier on. There isn't a theme this time, so unless I'm missing the point you just seem to do what you like, as long as you use a stamped image.

In case you can't see it clearly the message on the front reads; "and then... there were three" and inside: "Congratulations on your new arrival". Sorry, it's not very clear.

And the inside (sorry about the photo, Suzanne really does need to improve her photographic skills!):

This is my card recipe:
Image: Little Claire's clear stamp "Are We There Yet?"
Papers: Nitwits Collection - Little Boy Joy
Backing paper: Craftwork Cards paper strips
Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles
Greeting: Computer generated
Lace Corners: Dress It Up Memory Mates
Pearls: Kanban
Ribbon: Hobbycraft
Flowers: Craft at Home and punched
Brads: Making Memories

Tools: Daisy punch

Think it's going to be wet here this weekend so nothing new there then. Seems like the west coast is getting the best of the weather. Won't bother me - can't be bothered doing much anyway so I'm going to continue to be a right old misery!

Have a good one.



coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what you have created and I do love your little stories at the beginning....especially this one likening the birth of two babies to buses I love it lol. I also love this card that image is gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Jill said...

beautiful card Lynne and I love your stamp, those elephants are so cute, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

Suzanne said...

This one is gorgeous, Mum. I love the corners - will need to have a wee look through your stash again, I must have missed them, lol

Suzanne x

Cathy said...

Just love those eles Lynne.
Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time,
Cathy xx

Becky said...

Beautiful card Lynne, I bought some stamps like these at a craft fair a while back and they haven't been used either!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash and taking up the optional challenge!
Love Becky xx

JanJ said...

Oh such a sweet card, gorgeous image & sentiment & love your colour choice, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jan x

Sally said...

Such a sweet baby card. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

Anonymous said...

congrats on winning last weeks challenge hun can you email us! xx

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