Welcome Baby Boy

April 20, 2017


I am making a concerted effort to use up some of my patterned papers. I thought this appropriately named “All Boy” Wild Asparagus paper by My Mind’s Eye, would make a great background for some baby boy cards.


stamps: Bringing Baby set by Stamp’in Up; wording from The Stork has Arrived set by Fiskars




20170409_092438stamps: Jack-in-the-Box D2503 by PSX; Welcome 3429C by Penny Black



Baby Boy

November 18, 2016


20161114_142524As another year comes to an end, for others their year is just beginning. A card for my friend Shelley’s new grandson. Welcome to the world Hendrix!

stamps: Christening CRV246 by Stampendous; New Little One 1056E by Penny Black

dies: Elegant Frame SD050 by Wild Rose Studio.

A card for another baby boy – Xavier. I quite liked the layout (and saved me having to strain my brain coming up with another so soon), but didn’t want to do the same colours, so went with neutral tones. 20161128_103846



Gumnut Babies

March 9, 2016


Some gumnut baby cards to welcome soon to be Aussie’s to the world. Fairly generic, so could be for a girl or boy (though I’d be tempted to incorporate a little pink if I knew it was a girl).

peeking gumnuts 1peeking gumnuts detail

May Gibbs design “Just Peeking” K476 by Stamp World, 100% Love 3524C by Stamp-It Australia.






gumnut baby scales close-upbaby scales detail





“Nestling Babe” 846E and “Baby” 3132D by Stamp-It Australia; Sizzix “Vintage Scale” and embossing folder siz658467



Blue for Boys

January 1, 2016


baby blue mushroomSome blue cards for boys using the same background wording stamp and technique as my previous post for baby girl cards, just changed Distress Stain colours to Scattered Straw & Tumbled Glass.

Stamps used: Mushrooms 4943E, Fairy Fly 4941B, Fairy Sit 4942B, Fairy Dust 2017D, Baby 4627C, Background Wording siset092. All from Stamp-It Australia



young boy castle

Stamps used: Background Wording siset092, Castle siset076  , Tiny Birthday 4092C. All from Stamp-It Australia.  Bats: from Stamper’s Anonymous set “Mini Halloween” CMS 093


New Beginnings

December 31, 2015


baby yellow mushroomHappy New Year everyone! I thought it would be appropriate to start off the New Year with some baby cards –  celebrating the beginnings of new life.  Our family was blessed on Boxing Day with another baby granddaughter.




To create the background for this card,  stamp and emboss the wording from Stamp-It’s set 092 in white onto some watercolour paper. Then use Squeezed Lemonade & Spun Sugar Distress Stains directly over the wording to loosely colour. This will make the white embossed wording show up more. You can spritz lightly with water or use a wet paintbrush to help blend the colours if needed and to create a drippy effect.

Baby yellow 1     baby yellow 2

Next stamp and emboss the mushrooms (4943E) in white at the top left-hand side of wording. Stamp the mushroom caps a 2nd time onto some scrap pieces of watercolour paper. Colour them in using Distress pens or Distress re-inkers and a waterbrush. Cut out the mushroom caps on scrap pieces and magic mount over full mushroom image.

Punch out butterfly shape in pink card using Cristina Re punch. Cut one wing off and place behind top wing. Put some coloured scraps of watercolour paper beneath wings to show through cut-out pattern. Attach to card. Decorate butterfly with Star Dust Stickles.

Stamp Baby word (3132D) with Rose Madder Archival pad onto piece of watercolour paper. Sponge around edge with Spun Sugar Distress Pad. Matt with Pale Yellow Mi-Teintes card and magic mount onto card at base of mushrooms.

Attach finished front card onto layer of Blossom Bazzill Card, then backing card of Pale Yellow Mi-Teintes card.

See below for some alternative baby card finishes, using the same background.

baby yellow kanga     baby yellow rabbit







New Roo 4013D                                          Bunny Flourish 4956D