Monday, 30 July 2012

Another Boy

Yes, another baby boy has arrived.  I didn't want to use the same layout again, so came across Karen's sketch #28 at The Sketchy Challenges and thought perfect. I'm loving the Lily of the Valley stamp Baby with Teddy. Its so easy to colour and just fits the bill perfectly.  Yet again I've also used the Forever Friends New Arrival paper pad. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I've only just bought the Memory Box Fresh Leaves die. I think I'll be using it quite a few times. The detailing is gorgeous.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 163

Our friends have just had their first child a little boy. I haven't met him yet as mum ended up having a c-section which wasn't planned, and she only came out yesterday, but unfortunately has had to go back in to hospital. I'm itching to meet baby, I'll just have to be patient and hope they are both well and back home soon. I was having trouble deciding on the style of card to make them but as soon as I saw Arlanas sketch for this weeks challenge, it gave me the inspiration I needed.  The papers are Forever Friends New Arrival, the image is a Lily of the Valley called Baby with Teddy (so cute).  The blue and white stars are by Craftwork Cards, and the Its a Boy is computer generated.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Summertime

Penny Black has now gone to a montly challenge so I was able to take my time over this card (thank god as it took me ages, I think Mr Mojo has had enough of the rain and gone off somewhere else lol!).  The challenge is Summertime. I always associate summertime with drying your washing outside. There hasn't been much opportunity this year to do that (dread to think how much our electricity bill is going to be the amount of times I've had to use the tumbler) oh well.  I've used the Uplifting Occassion stamp, I think this stamp is so funny.  The background paper is 1st Edition Desert Blooms, and the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards

Sunday, 1 July 2012

A Baby Shower Gift

My friend is due to have her baby within the next week (ofcourse all depends on when the little one wants to make an entrance).  She was having her baby shower today. Now I've never been to a baby shower (and unfortunately I wasn't able to go to hers either), but I had no idea on what type of present you give at a shower.  I am obsessed with Pinterest and have to have my fix every night. I saw this amazing idea and hey presto, 'The Hospital Survival Kit' was decided on.  This kit was thought up by Jen whose blog is called My Own Road. This survival kit is specifically for the mother to survive her time in hospital.  So I have put together the following items for her :- Special K Bars (well you don't know what time the baby will be born and there may not be much food on offer depending on the time of day), Lip balm, dry shampoo (a woman should never be without it), hair ties to keep her hair up (she is also hoping for a water birth so she definitely needs to try and keep her hair tidy), fudge (I mean what woman doesn't deserve a sugar fix after giving birth), feminine wipes (need I say more), wet wipes, and an antibacterial hand gel and hankies (you can never be too careful). Jen has also supplied printable labels to attach to your gift bag.  I've added pink on one side and blue on the other as they didn't want to know the sex of the baby. I'm just hoping that no one else has thought up this idea, and that she likes it. Also to not leave her hubby out, I've enclosed a voucher that entitles him to 1 free meal with us after the birth