Gumnut Baby Nest

Susan Robinson
July 3, 2021

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The last of my Gumnut Baby cards for a while. Suffering from cuteness overload.

This may be a bit dark for your average baby card, but I felt the murky greens in the watercolour background really spoke of the Australian bush. More Australiana cards to follow. I combined the ‘Gum Leaves Branch’ UC1800 from Uniquely Creative stamp with the ‘Nuttybub in a Birdsnest’ E236 from Stamp World. I gold embossed the wording and used dots of ‘Hot Cocoa’ Liquid Pearls over the gumnuts to make them stand out.

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Gumnut Baby Writers

Susan Robinson
June 29, 2021

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Another lockdown, another day in the craft room. Gotta feel sorry for those people without hobbies.

I am on a mission to use up some of my scraps, as my drawers are overflowing. Most are too small to use as a border all the way around, but I am not averse to combining patterns and textures together of smaller bits which hopefully compliment the focal design. I have stamped my images onto what would have been the 2nd or 3rd lift from some stenciled gelli-plate prints, so the patterns are a little faint or incomplete, but still interesting.

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Write me a Letter

Susan Robinson
June 26, 2021

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In this age of technology, writing letters is a dying art – and don’t even get me started on penmanship and correct spelling! It used to be quite exciting getting a letter in the mail. Now I suppose we get parcels instead (from our on-line orders) which may be even more exciting, especially if they’re a new stamp or die, haha.

The background was done with Distress Oxide inks. The ‘Dearest Friend’ stamp 17421 is by Paper Rose; the ‘Carte Postale’ L517L is a Lost Art Penny Black stamp; the ‘mini bug’ 1813a is also by Penny Black. I cut out a couple of the Gumnuts and Gumleaves die, and chopped and changed them around a bit.

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Sleeping in the shade

Susan Robinson
February 6, 2021

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My last little gumnut baby for this series, fast asleep in the shade of a eucalyptus tree. A bit of dappled light in the background with some stenciling.

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Green Leaves Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
February 3, 2021

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