Friday, 9 August 2013

Rock-a-Bye Baby

There are so many babies being born right now in my little corner of the world. I have two cousins who are in their second trimesters and another two who have just had their Winter babies. Though Winter babies here, are not like Winter babies in the UK. No need to rug them up quite the same! It's the heart of Winter here and I'd be quite happy to have this all year 'round! It's stunning outside, blue skies, white puffy clouds, a lovely warm day. Really can't complain of Winter blues over here!! My cousins certainly didn't bring their babies home in the snow as we did with Georgie late Feb 2005 in London!

One of these cousins lives in Australia and has just had a little girl. She's such a little sweetie. A beautiful baby sis for their gorgeous 2 year old boy. Sweetly, there's six months almost to the day between my Zac and their first born. I'm looking forward to those family get togethers now that we're home from the UK for the lil' dudes to get to know each other better. In the meantime, I need to focus on getting a parcel across to his baby sister (with a little something for the big brother too of course).

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I made another CAS card using another of my favourite baby stamps from Lili of the Valley. I think this and the other sweet one I posted earlier are just adorable for new baby makes. They're so enchanting, they lend themselves perfectly to the CAS style of card. I was very excited with this card to use a new die I bought recently. I just 'had to have it' after seeing it used on my lovely craft pal Elaine's creations. She's a very talented crafter who's work I totally adore. She uses all my favourite papers, amazing dies, has just the right balance of stylish layouts and bling but best of all and the most covet-able are her amazing distress ink skills. Check out her blog, she's fab! I can only dream of being able to rock the inks like that, so I'll stick with my fabby Promarkers and just limit my influence from her to pinching all her great shopping spots! LOL. I think this stitched edge die from Lil' Inkers was a really lovely finish to this CAS card design and with only a little satin ribbon and some Stickles to make the hearts sparkly, this design came together really quickly. You gotta love a bit of satin ribbon to 'tie up' a design. Sorry, couldn't resist! LOL.


There's little else to say about this card. Sweet and simple! Check out the gorgeous stamps at Lili of the Valley for this and similarly styled baby stamps. Thanks for popping in and be sure to let me know you have, so I can return the favour. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenges:
As You Like It: #8 ~ Fav' Ribbon or Twine & Why = Satin Ribbon for a little bit of shine
Southern Girls Challenge: Things Beginning With 'F' = A New 'Female' in the 'Family' 
613 Avenue Create: #31 ~ Anything Goes/With Optional Sentiment
Passion For Promarkers: #210 ~ Clean & Simple Cards
Great Impressions Challenge: August ~ Square Cards
Crafty Calendar Challenge: August ~ Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps: #64 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

18 comments:

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely adorable Wendy! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly :)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful baby girl card and that picot edge ribbon is lovely. Thanks for sharing at As You Like it Challenge and Good Luck. Sarah

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Wendy. I love the cute image, your colouring is fabulous and the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
Sue xx

coops said...

so gorgeous wendy.stunning sweet image and i love your soft pink colours and fab pretty cas design :D

xx coops xx

Loopylou. said...

awww too cute wendy, i love it!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Dena said...

Wendy! What a gorgeous card! I so want to do one of these CAS cards they look fabulous. Your soft coloring works so well for a sweet baby card!
I agree with you Elaine is the bomb and such a SWEETIE!!! haha! I can see her influence in your card.
BTW, you definitely can use ink pads for distress ink coloring!! They work just as well! I actually mention that in my videos.
Hugs, Dena

Chana said...

This is just beautiful! The perfect new baby card! Another great CAS design! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Elaine said...

Your card is stunning Wendy and exactly my kinda style!! but you know that already.
Thank you so much for your very kind (and flattering) words, you made me blush!
I love those Lil'Inker dies so much, it's only because of the cost of the customs charges that I don't shop there very often.

I am sorry I haven't been around again this week or on blogger, my mum (81) had a stroke on Tuesday morning so the week has been spent too-ing and fro-ing between home, hospital and Mum and Dads home.
Thankfully, she is doing extremely well and making a remarkable recovery.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

It's such a pleasure to be able to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you to you for taking part in A Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
hugs Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Adorable image and fab CAS design too, really lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous cards, love the colors used and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Jane said...

Just gorgeous, thank you for playing along with our CAS challenge at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

Giovana Smith said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Challenge.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Jennifer said...

This is adorable Wendy, lovely cas card! xx Jenny xx

Jen said...

Great Card!
Thanks for joining us for my CAS challenge at Passionf For Promarkers
Jen xx

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very clever use of the F's! pretty card love the image! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge! Carolyn, DT

Sparkly Engineer said...

This card is so simple and perfect. It is refreshing after so many super embellished cards.

Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

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