And it is a lovely morning too - well, in Ayr it is and I hope it is wherever you are.
Recently my lovely niece, Louise, let us know that she is pregnant, and to say we are delighted is putting it mildly. You see, Louise has had diabetes since she was a wee girl and this has caused her no end of medical problems over the years - so having a family seemed to be just a dream to her. However, despite all this, she has remained a cheerful and happy girl who has taken the blows life has brought her on the chin and has even happily become the primary carer for her mother, my sister Margaret, who has MS. All in all, a great girl, so you can see why I am so pleased I couldn't wait to make a card for the event even though the baby is not due until the new year! As you can see, I've made two - well, boy or girl? - we don't know yet.
I was able to use a single sheet of 12"x12" scrapbook paper from Daisy Bucket Designs, appropriately entitled 'Perfect Harmony', because as you can see the colours cover both blue and pink shades.
I liked the combination of the singing birds with the sleeping babies. I also found a use for the card I brayered and bleached recently, using pieces for the matting of the images.
Materials used for the boy card:
Stampin' Up smooth card, blue; smooth white card; Glossy white card; Big & Juicy, Hydrangea, Household bleach, Spritzer; Daisy Bucket 12"x12" design paper, Perfect Harmony; Stamps: Magnolia Sleeping Baby coloured with Promarkers, Pastel Blue, Blush, Ivory & Soft Peach; A Baby Boy stamped with VersaMark & embossed in white; Ribbon, pale green; Prima flower in turquoise; button, blue tied with cream twine
Materials used for the girl card:
Stampin' Up smooth card, pink; smooth white card; Glossy white card; Big & Juicy, Hydrangea, Household bleach, Spritzer; Daisy Bucket 12"x12" design paper, Perfect Harmony; Stamps: Magnolia Sleeping Baby coloured with Promarkers, Blossom, Pale Pink, Blush, Ivory & Soft Peach; A Baby Girl stamped with VersaMark & embossed in pink; Velvet ribbon, pink; Paper string, pink; Wild Orchid Crafts, rose & cherry blossoms, white (petals tipped with ProMarkers)
These cards are being submitted to Passion for Promarkers - Week 106 - babies
Friday was a bad day - I had to go to the dentist because I'd lost an old filling - oh, the pain! So as consolation we took a trip to Glasgow yesterday, to IKEA and to Craft World - the biggest craft shop I have ever been in - it was heaven :) Of course, there was so much I
Can't wait to play!
Happy crafting to you all,