Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Quick baby card

I found myself needing a congrats card for a new baby this week. I'm not sure why I wasn't ready for this one as I've known it was coming for a while!
One of my sons' friends and his partner have just had a baby boy so he was off to visit and I offered to make a card.
It was all done at speed late in the evening but given all that it turned out very well. 

 I've used Inky Doodle stamps from Primitive Angel and Caroline's Doodles.
I started with the bunting and then stamped the letters on to it using a Dovecraft set of small wooden peg stamps. The sheep body was cut from a previously stamped piece of card so that saved some time.
I wanted a bow or some ribbon or thread and finally hit on the idea of winding the silver thread around and hanging the bunting from it. It isn't really hanging from it but it looks as though it might be!
As an extra frame I stamped a ric rac border and then mounted it all on an embossed dotty background using foam pads.
Finally, I speed cut the sunflowers for a splash of colour as it needed a little something else but I really wanted to be going to bed.
I've used lots of snippets of white card so I'll be hopping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground with this one. It is always so inspiring but I rarely follow through any of the ideas I see there. I'll have a look now and see what I can do. I've had the opportunity for a lazy day and am trying to avoid the more boring jobs in favour of a few fun things. I need to paint some woodwork on a shed...


  1. Awww, love your cute baby card. Brilliant ricrak border stamp! COOL!

    YAY . . . a conker playmate. Off we go.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Gorgeous baby card Alison - love how you did the bunting and, as Sarn says, the border stamp is such a lovely touch.


    Di xx

  3. ooh this is so cute! I adore it! I love InkyDoodles stamps. I was so upset to hear of the sad passing of Sarah from InkyDoodles - she will be missed and would have loved your card! xxx


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