Friday, June 20, 2014

New baby...


Happy Friday.

First I want to say a HUGE thank you to my blog buddy Carole, for her gorgeous and thoughtful parcel..amazing! I love it all, can't wait to use the stamps. Here's a photo..she made the notebook at top right, below that is Carole's first ever ATC (how special am I!!), next to that is a folding pocket card and the flower bunny was inside..I need to take a better pic, as the heat embossing is AMAZING!! Below that is a little chipboard bird, which is now hanging on my pinboard with the rest of my birdies.

Gift from Carole
I wanted to get ahead of the game and make a New Baby card for an imminent arrival...but I am not sure what flavour it is, so I decided to play it safe, but kept my theme of 'seaside' from yesterday :)

I am super happy with this card, it came together so easily. I love circle and scallop punches, they clean up everything so well.

This is also one of the first times that I am super chuffed with my heat embossed sentiment, I stamped it in grey ink and then used grey embossing powder over it and it's given it a shimmery feel - here is a close-up..

Close-up heat embossed sentiment

Strangely enough this very simple card used a lot of stash and tools -
Promarker to colour the Whale
Whale stamp is part of a sealife set, it was a $20 challenge gift from JT
Sentiment stamp is by Fiskars and part of a New Baby set
Embossing powder is by
Grey ink by Simon Says Stamp
Grey pearls from AC Moore
Grey corrugated card by DCWV
Grey paper by Canford
Grey spotty paper by American Crafts
Scallop rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp
Circle and scallop punches by Woodware

Have a great weekend..I am excited to be well, but will be taking it easy.



  1. Aah sweetie you are soooo welcome, so pleased we've connected on here and seem to have so much in common! Glad you liked your little parcel :) I love your card, so cute! Hugs and happy weekend, Carole Z X

  2. WOW What a great gift, those bits and pieces look lush, Ahh your card is adorable, Love Hazelxx

  3. What a sweetie pie of a card, Claire ... the sparkle on that cute whale and in the sentiment is just perfect! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... it's much appreciated ... and meant I could come here for a visit too! Darnell's really started something with her NBUS challenge! Anita :)


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