Welcome Little One…

You may recall I made a pink baby card recently, playing the odds that my friend’s imminent arrival would be a girl?  Well, as you can probably guess, today I’m sharing a blue baby card!!  That’s right, the little one has made a slightly tardy arrival, and is definitely a little boy!!

I decided not to remake the same card in blue, opting instead to make this card:

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I am a huge fan of script style fonts, and this is my current favourite, mainly because the letters weld together beautifully and the Silhouette cuts it effortlessly!  Despite having re-organised my paper storage (more on that another day!), I couldn’t find any baby blue card, so I’ve chosen a lovely textured aqua, which I think is a Bazzill cardstock.  I cut the words and the negative heart using the Silhouette, then mounted a linen textured cardstock behind and glued the wording in place.  The base layer is a shimmery aqua cardstock (Bazzill again, I think), which I ran through the Darice chevron embossing folder for a little more obvious texture.  Finally, a little heart button, with metallic embroidery thread tied through to finish it.

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dreamweaver Stencils – CAS

Paper Crafting Journey – Emboss That!

Handmade Harbour – Hearts and Flowers

Paper Pretties – Texture

Clear It Out – Blues (everything used to make the card was from my stash!)

Try It On Tuesday – Celebrations

Unstampabelles – New Beginnings

Creative Creations Challenge – Less Is More

As You Like It – Showcase and Explain Your Favourite Style: My favourite style is Clean and Simple.  I’m not a big fan of flower arrangements on cards and I tend to keep my embellishments to a minimum, maybe a button or two, some ribbon or twine.  I would much rather see a sentiment or a simple image as the main focus, with areas of space on a card and I prefer a very simple colour scheme!

Thanks for reading x


Poinsettia Wreath

Happy weekend everyone!  After the madness of Halloween and Trick or Treating, we’re rounding off half term with a firework display at our local Scout group – unlike the big displays, they don’t feel the need to include explosions that make your chest feel like it is going to implode, so the little ones (and slightly bigger ones!) don’t get scared!!  I can smell the sausages on the BBQ already 🙂

The card I’m sharing today is another crisp, simple Christmas card.

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This time, I’ve made poinsettia flowers using one of the Tonic Petal Punches, using three layers (1 green and 2 red layers of leaves) and then popping some gold seed beads into the centre for the flower. These have to be the best punch investment I have made this year – they’re so flexible, I’ve been able to create a variety of flowers, simply by changing the paper or popping beads in the centre or combining different petals together!  I mounted the completed poinsettias on a kraft ring, cut using the Silhouette, to retain the circular shape.

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The wreath was mounted on the textured white card background with 3D foam pads.  For the sentiment, I combined print and stamp – I only had the word Christmas as a stamp but felt that it needed a little more than that.  So I printed “with love at” on a tag shape, then used the print and cut option on the Silhouette, adding “Christmas” by hand afterwards.  I recut the outline of the tag in a contrasting colour, to frame the sentiment, then added it to a strip of festive red satin ribbon.

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CAS On Sunday – Sketch challenge

Addicted to Stamps – CAS

Festive Friday – Element: Wreath

Curtain Call – Welcome Home

The Paper Nest Dolls – Anything Goes

Silhouette Challenges – Anything Holiday

Thanks for reading x