Loves Rubberstamps - Sensational Sunday Bloghop

I am knackered! This week has been a whirlwind, exhausting, elating and has whizzed by at breakneck speed. Both my kiddies have been recovering from nasty bugs, so have been playing tag as to who stayed home from school these past two weeks. On a happier note, one of my darling pals has just had a baby girl and I have been totally absorbed in this journey and this sweet soul. Ah the miracle of new life. The elating, all consuming, exhausting early days of new life! Love it!!

Now it's time for another Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has been busy creating some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Click on each link in the Hop and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the mystery prize. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly draw for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments! So come hop along with us and be inspired to create.

This week I've used a fun stamp from the 'Some Odd Girl' photopolymer range called On Safari. I gave this to my pal while she was waiting for bubba to arrive. I had a feeling it was going to be a little girl, so I was keeping my girlie newborn card for the birth. But loved this set and wanted her to have this one too, so gave this as a 'waiting for baby' card. I fussy cut the image and mounted it with dimensional foam pads to make it 'pop off the page'. This gorgeous stamp set comes with some awesome sentiments of it's own, but I chose to use a lovely sentiment from a Whiff of Joy set called Baby Sentiments which fit the theme of my card far better. 

I initially stamped the sentiment straight onto the gorgeous Pixel Scrapper paper by designer Sharon Dewi Stolp, but it just didn't stand out enough, so I cut a cute fishtail flag from one of my smaller MFT fishtail stax dies and then trimmed the end to the size I wanted and added the sentiment. It looked much better once I did this. Here's a look at what it was like beforehand.

Card Recipe:
Edge Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink
Colouring Medium: Alcohol Markers
Fussy Cutting: Curved Nail Scissors
Image: On Safari from Some Odd Girl
Sentiment: Baby Sentiments by Whiff of Joy
Image & Sentiment Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

My clever teamies have some gorgeous creations to share with you tonight. They're such a talented crew, so go check out their makes and be inspired. Follow the hop links below to be in with a chance to win the fabulous Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop Candy! You never know where the sweet spot will be! You should have arrived here to my blog from Rebecca Billard. Don't you just love her styley skills?! Such a gorgeous creation this week. Your next stop in the Hop after mine is the fabulous Nick. You're gonna love what she has in store for you! Super fab! Have fun hop hop hoppity hopping!

Pam DeChellis
Loves Rubberstamps Store

I'll be back soon with my next crafty adventure. Our new challenge starts on Tuesday, so get in quick if you want to play along with the current challenge theme. You can check it out at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. See you real soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #283 CAS
Scribble & Scrap: #46 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: #146 ~ Something Blue
Sister Act Card Challenge: #110 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge: Team Mel - Just for Boys
Passion For Promarkers: #300 ~ Masculine (Baby 'boy' card)
Art Impressions Challenge: For The Fella's (For a Brand New Little Man)


PaperDaisies said…
Love how you have added the sentiment to the background paper. Such a fabulous design. Have a great week ahead. Hugs Nina
Dawn T said…
what a delightful card Wendy. Congrats to your friends.
Unknown said…
What a sweet card! Love the image and sweet sentiment!
Chris said…
It's gorgeous Wends! Love the little elephant, (s)he' s so cute! Great layout and the bold and bright contrasting papers are fabulous! Definitely prefer it with the fishtail flag, lovely sentiment too! Hope things will calm down for you a bit now, hopefully the kids have fully recovered from the bug and you'll have time to spend with your friend and her newborn!
Denice said…
An absolutely adorble image Wendy! Great idea to fussy cut and use such fab DP, a great design!
Ella's Design said…
Sweet baby card, Wendy! Love your use of bright colours, shying away from the usual pastels and that little elephant is just adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x
Pop's Cards said…
Simply gorgeous sweetie I so love elephants and this is so cute, I love the layout too, hugs Pops x
Such a lovely and happy card, love the sentiment too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x
AndrejaM said…
Love your patteren paper combination. And the elepant as wery cute! Tkank's for nice comment on my blog.
The Crafty Den said…
Brilliant card Wendy. I love the fab image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our masculine challenge. Hugs, Denise x
coops said…
Aw so gorgeous Wendy.The little elephant is adorable and i really love your colours and design.
Thanks for joining in my masculine challenge this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
coops said…
Aw so gorgeous Wendy.The little elephant is adorable and i really love your colours and design.
Thanks for joining in my masculine challenge this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
Elise said…
Awwwwwwwww! How sweet this is Wendy! Your friend will love this .. it's so DARLING! And yes .. Babies definitely do touch the world with love! :)

I hope you will all keep those bugs away for good now .. ugh .. i know how difficult it is when it keeps circulating round and round. Boooooooooo for nasty bugs! hehe!

Big hugs to you!
Kikka Cards said…
What a nice baby elephant, Wendy!
coldwaters2 said…
Hi Wendy I visited the other day and tried to leave a comment but both Blogger and Google crashed on me but i have finally made it to tell you how much delight this card has, the image is a cutie the papers are so lovely and vibrant a super make.
lorraine x
Oh this is so fun and so cute! I love it.
It's fabulous Wendy, much better with the sentiment tag. A wonderful combination of colours & in spots too, gotta love some spots. Unless they're chickenpox!! Hope the family are all fit & healthy now & life calming down xxx
Sherrie K. said…
What a super cute card! I love the fun background paper! The color combination and the image is just adorable! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! I appreciate your kind words:)
Sherrie K
Darnell said…
Congratulations to your friend, Wends, both for the new baby girl and for your wonderful friendship! This "waiting for baby" card is so adorable! Thank you for showing the "miss," so we can see the difference your design change made. Smart move! The sediment not only looks better on the sweet fishtail flag, but it elevated the whole card by grounding the effalump panel. Oh, get me, like I'm some kind of expert. It's just fancy words for saying my eyeballs like it better!! Thank you for your recent visit! It's good to see you again!! Enjoy your day and I hope the younguns stay healthy now! Hugs, Darnell
Natalie said…
oh! this is super cute :)
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
I hope to see you again in our new challenge!
OMGosh this is so darn cute, I love it. Now I am going to have to add this to my wishlist, lol. Love it.

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