Sunday, 10 May 2015

A baby card or three

I needed a baby card for a colleague a little while ago, and I happened across these stamps as I was wondering what to do. They are Visible image stamps that I treated myself to a couple of years ago and I hadn't got round to inking them up. Now I don't normally do pink, but the recipient does, so I used Spun Sugar Distress in and memento rosebud for the sentiment. The Die is timeless rectangles. I dusted middle of the die and the hands panel with Spun sugar and added faux stitching round the base card with a distress marker.
I then went on to make a blue and a yellow version...
using Tumbled Glass and Salty ocean Distress ink...
 using Memento dandelion and peanut brittle inks. In real life this one looks much more subtle! I was so busy I forgot to take photos of these until after dark today.
I will leave you with a few photos from the garden today...
 A Californian poppy,

 A blackbird,
A cream spot ladybird,

 A male house sparrow
 and a wood mouse at the 'all you can eat bird food buffet' (sorry he is a bit out of focus)!
Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

Lovely cards and photos for the start of the week Sal, hope yours is a good one.

B x

Elaine said...

Pretty cards Sally, so interesting to see how the different colour variations make such a difference to the feel of a card isn't it? I love your garden pics, esp that dear little wood mouse. We have them in the garden and they always make me smile (even if one did get into the greenhouse recently and nibble things he shouldn't have!!!!) Elaine x

SARN said...

Ooh lovely . . .some more fab photo's and gorgeous inky cards! Pretty dies you've used on your cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the stamps you've used for these cards Sally, they are great for a new baby. Your photos are stunning, I've never seen a ladybird with white spots before, and the mouse is so cute.

Sue xx

MagsB said...

What perfect New Baby cards, Sally, I love the cute handprints and the sweet image! Fab photos, too!

have a good week!

love Mags B x

Helen J said...

I love the cards, and the photos are fantastic, your new camera is being put to really good effect!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your baby cards Sally, great stamps. Your photos are amazing love the little mouse :)
Val x

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful cards, I really like the saying!
Cute mouse in your bird feeder! My bird feeders are frequented by squirrels, they eat like mad.

lisa said...

Love your baby cards, Sally, they are so cute. I have a stamp with little feet on, they would make a good pair with your fingers!!!
Your photos are beautiful. We have blackbirds nesting in the garden, I am constantly on guard keeping the cats at bay!!
Thanks for stopping by earlier.
Hugs Lisa xx

LesleyG said...

Very cute baby cards Sally, and what fantastic photos too, I love the mouse! Thanks for stopping by, I'm hoping the antibiotics will start working on my tooth soon xxx

Lynn B said...

Love how you used the stamps Sally and the die cut looks great with them too.
Fab pics - the ladybird one is amazing.
Lynn x