Christmas Baby?

Susan Robinson
November 7, 2021

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I’m not sure if this card is supposed to be a baby card or a Christmas card, it’s a bit of a hybrid. I find card making very therapeutic, and sometimes use symbolism to work through issues that are personal to me at the time. My mother’s passing marked the end of an era for our family. My focus now will be on the younger generations coming up. She was mother to 5, grandmother to 11 (soon to be 12) and great-grandmother to 1. Her middle name was JOY. This card shows the circle of life – we are born, we live and grow, then we die. I will always remember my mother with much LOVE, but am glad she is now resting in PEACE.

die: Gum Leaf Circle Frame 22795 by Paper Rose

stamps: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie – Bush Babies 17529 by Paper Rose; Xmas – Plate 1 by Paper Artsy

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Easter Blessings

Susan Robinson
April 3, 2021

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Easter blessings to you all. I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing long weekend.

I was planning on catching up on a little shut eye myself, but here I am again at 2am – not sleeping! Hello to all my fellow insomniacs out there. At least with card making, I have something constructive to do with my time. You were probably wondering when I found the time to make all these cards, haha. Well now you know.

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Gumnut Baby Dreaming

Susan Robinson
February 5, 2021

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Another circle, but the focus for this post is on the use of stencils for your backgrounds.

Before gluing branches and Magic Mounting baby into place, flick some silver Alcohol ink over inner circle with a paintbrush to represent stars. I then added a little silver star shape. Sponge all around outer edge of card with ‘Shaded Lilac’ Distress ink. Apply ‘Dream’ rub-on.

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Green Leaves Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
February 3, 2021

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Sweet Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
February 1, 2021

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Using Tim Holtz Alterations Framework “Honeycomb” siz659430 die, I cut 4 co-ordinating sheets from a Basic Grey mini paper pad “Two Scoops”. I stamped the little bumble bee across 2 pale pink hexagon shapes, then sponged sepia ink around all the edges. Using the frame to help ensure the spacing was even, I mixed and matched the colours until happy with their arrangement. After gluing down the hexagons, I removed the frame, as I felt it made the card look too heavy. I stamped the wording (from Hero Arts) across top of card, and Magic Mounted Gumnut baby at bottom.

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Piglet & Pooh

Susan Robinson
August 19, 2020

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Lovely soft colours on this alcohol ink background, so made it into a card suitable for a young child. I simply cut the background into 4 uneven quarters, then matted them with a very narrow border using the same aqua card as for the main backing card. I didn’t attempt to colour in images, felt I could get away without doing so.

I have had these Winnie the Pooh stamps for many years. The 2 on the bottom are from All Night Media and they don’t stamp out that well any more. Top left is by Rubber Stampede and top right by Stamp-it.

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Baby Ted

Susan Robinson
March 5, 2020

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Welcome baby Ted! My nephew and his wife have just had their first baby – a boy. They decided to name him Edward (Teddy) after my father, who sadly passed away 2 years ago. He arrived 3 weeks early, so appears to be showing characteristics of his namesake already, eager to get going and looking for adventure! I can’t wait to meet him. He will be much loved.

stamps: ‘Snug’ 3824F by Penny Black; ‘To Hug and Hold’ T111-1D by My Sentiments Exactly

die: ‘Baby Heart’ by Alexandra Renke

I started this cross-stitch for the baby room once I knew they were expecting (his mother picked out the design she wanted), however as he came early it’s not quite finished yet. Off to get my ‘Whooping Cough’ vaccine now, as apparently you’re not allowed near little ones without it (at least until they’ve had their first vaccines at 6-8 weeks). I don’t want to wait that long for my first cuddle!!

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Blue for Boys

admin
January 1, 2016

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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

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New Beginnings

admin
December 31, 2015

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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


 

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