Thursday 23 January 2014

Baby Boy Cards

Hello There!

It is Thursday and tomorrow will be my favourite day - Friday.  So I kinda like Thursdays too!  I had a bit of a manic day yesterday.  I had to go like the clappers in work in the morning as I was going to the hospital to see the Chest Lady.  I tell you I have not been in, tested, seen and out of the hospital so quick as I did yesterday and the bonus was.......I had a smile on my face :-)  It was all good news! I very nearly skipped out of the hospital rather than walk! 

I then had dancing in the evening with a little tribute to Robbie Burns so some nibbles and dancing was had.  Then I had just settled at home with laptop at the ready and the phone went, one of the ladies thought she had left the oven on at the hall so being a responsible key holder I had to go down and check!  The oven was switched off but the wall switch wasn't.  Better safe than sorry.  By the time I got home it was time to head to bed.  I will try and play catch up later.

For now I would like to share some Baby cards with you.  There seems to have been a lot of dark nights in around March last year as there have been a flurry of babies being born including my first Great Nephew.  I needed two cards so made three, as there is bound to be another very soon....

I don't have a large selection of baby type stamps so out came my Lavinia stamps to make a scene.  I used DIs in Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.  Colouring the background and using a water brush to get some streaks across the moon and also to ground the washing line.

For the images I used Memento and Archival inks.  I also unwrapped my shiny new NBUS Versamark to "ink" up the stars stamp and I added VOS Cosmic Shimmer pearly powder in blue pearl.  
I hope you can see the subtle shimmeriness here.  On the TH tags I inked Hello and Baby from my SU set, which I tied on with Papermania Bakers Twine.  I actually ran out of the twine after the first two so I had to rummage for something else to use and found some blue fluff I got out of Linda's tin when I was last in Cornwall.
Inside the card I stamped Congratulations and die cut the VOS Sizzix sentiment, which was the die that came with my B/S all those years ago.  
Here are the three together.  Similar but with subtle changes.
And here is the envelope which I also stamped.

Off to see my Buddies at the Snippets Playground as these included Snippets on the tabs and the sentiments.  I also "shopped my stash" by using 6x6 papers for the backgrounds as well as the tags which were in the Tin of Shame and this week's theme is Blue.

Thanks for calling by.  I hope you are having a very good Thursday.



Di said...

Oh Sam - these really are beautiful! What a clever idea to use the washing line stamp along with the fairy folk you clever little sausage!

Great news about the chest too - wahoo!! :))

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I absolutely love these cards. Those shimmering stars are a neat touch, so fairy-like! I think this is a clever design for a baby card. They don't all have to be bonnets, booties, and babies! Excellent card!

Sarn said...

What a great idea for baby cards - these are smashing. Lovely shimmery stars too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Love these Lavinia stamps in your hands... the colours are so delicate and dreamlike - fantastic baby cards - and congratulations on your Great Nephew's arrival!

So glad to hear all good news at the hospital too...
Alison xx

Sue said...

These are lovely Sam and I did chuckle at 'dark nights' comment hahaha huggles Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your Great Nephew!
You made me exhausted as I read about your evening, poor you getting ready to settle with the laptop only to have to leave the house.
Sweet cards and I so love that you took a different approach with the use of the fairies, so whimsical and charming.

lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous baby cards, Sam and so different from the usual. You are clever. Must have been all that snow last Spring!!
Brill news that your hospital appointment went so well, no wonder you were skipping.
Yep, I like my tea well brewed with not much milk!
Have a great weekend
Hugs Lisax

Bonnie said...

What adorable baby cards! Very clever!

Irene said...

Sam, your cards are bRILLIANT and GORGEOUS. I just love your little scene especially the washing line.

Terry said...

Congratulations on the newest family member! What lovely baby boy cards! Love the magical scene! Hugs!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Sam, I love the distressing and the fairy theme, especially the clothes line! Congrats an the new addition to the family :) Cathy x

Karen Petitt said...

These are so beautiful! I love the stamps you've used and have just finished telling another blogging pal of mine that I have to get some Lavinia stamps soon. Really stunning stamping huni, what is the tin of shame? lol xx

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love how you have used different stamps and inks to create a scene! I love the fairies and the clothesline!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Winter Blues" challenge!

Kate Yetter said...

So cute! Loving that clothesline.

Dragon said...

Really cute cards Sam. I know 2 little fairy mad people who would just love these.