Friday, January 8, 2010

Babies galore!!

No, not my babies, but there seem to be a lot of babies en-route that will need to be acknowledged with a card when they finally  make their appearances!!

This one is a pretty generic card - although the background dp looks yellow, it has quite a lime tinge to it, as does the ink I sponged around the sentiment!!  The base cardstock is a light green, not blue as shown.  Oh the joys of gadgetry!!

A simple card that did not take too long, once I sorted the dp - before that I was not particularly happy with it.

The ladybugs were stamped using the Stampin Up Garden Whimsy bug, and I coloured the stamp with water colour pens, huffed on the stamp and stamped to get the multi-coloured image.

The next card I used Whispers Rich Plum ink to sponge the edge of the pink card base, and stamp the butterflies and word 'wonderful' from the Layers of Color Flutterscence set randomly on the card. 

I then stamped and embossed in silver the sentiment on white, then sponged it with rich plum ink after cutting and embossing it with a Spellbinders nestability die.

It all looked a bit blah, so out came the bling.... firstly Rhinestones onto the butterflies wings and the wee glittery butterfly onto the edge of the sentiment... then out came the new silver glitter I had just been given, and the glue pen, and small silver dots were created as well.  The result on the card was great, but oh how that glitter travels to all sorts of unlikely places!! 

Thank you for calling by and I do love your comments :-) 

God bless 


Kristine said...

CUTE baby cards Maxine!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSCC this week! *Ü*

Lovely Linda said...

HI Maxine - you have been a busy girl - both of your cards are so cute! I love the idea of using a ladybug on a Baby card - how cute!! The Layers of COlor butterfly looks lovely, espoecially with all of the bling you have used - love it! Thanks for sharing Maxine - I am sure these cards will be used in your family this year - exciting days ahead! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Lynette said...

Love the cards. Especially the butterflies.

America said...

CUTE cards!!! CONGRATULATIONS on winning at ODBD! :) You are going to love these high quality ODBD stamps! Thanks for visiting and playing along with us on the bloghop!

Gwen said...

Cute cards...we know several babies that are due to appear the end of March, beginning of April. And of course my own 3rd grand will be the middle of June!!

peggysue said...

I always like ladybugs. And I don't know any babies coming any time soon either, but you will be ready! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Sandra Farrell said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.