Thursday, May 5, 2011

Babies Galore......

this year in my extended family there are a number of babies due.... Debbie ( my brother's daughter) is due at the end of this month, Rachel ( hubby's niece in Canada) is due early July and in September two more of hubby's nieces ~ Nicola and Angela are due... so I thought I'd better get make a supply of baby cards.... I've heard my niece is expecting her second daughter but not too sure on what the others are having so I'll do some girl and some boy cards.  And to make things easier for me, I picked up a set of Fiskars Baby stamps ( 44 clear stamps) for $2.95 in a discount store.... it has lots of little images and words.

Here are the first two cards
Little Angel


Baby Ellie


I started by printing off some patterned paper ~ from a magazine download (here)  I cut it to size and tore the edging and layered onto the pink card.  I then stamped the images and added white gel pen to the giraffe.  I then printed the little angel onto card stock and cut out.  I've had this image forever and have no idea where I got it.... but it is so sweet.  I left a white border round the image as a frame.

The second card was made using up the rest of the patterned paper.  I paper pieced the elephant and then cut it out with a nestibility, adding the scallop circle in the PP as well.  The pink and blue ribbon was sitting on my desk from a card I made earlier in the week, and it just seemed to fit the colours perfectly.   This one could, at a pinch, do either boy or girl... just enough blue on it for a boy...

Well that's me for now... I had a very full on day at a regional meeting and am feeling a bit pooped... do it's off to bed with a magazine....( Craft Stamper ) to have a peek through.  April's issue has just arrived here in NZ... we are usually about a month behind!  Lots of lovely goodies to feast my eyes on...
Thanks for stopping by.... enjoy the rest of your week... nearly the weekend...

Dawn

4 comments:

Barb said...

Cute cards, Dawn! Can't wait to see the rest of them. . .that is a whole lot of babies coming your way! Nothin' more delightful! :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my, Dawn, that is a lot of babies coming up for you and some fun spoiling too? Love your sweet baby images!

Isha said...

Cute cards Dawn. Cant wait to see more. Your hands certainly be full...lol.

Suzanne C said...

Dawn these are so sweet and charming and perfect baby cards.