Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby Tales

Hi there,

Well as the heat is beating down on the house outside I’m tucked inside (with AC thankfully) and a little time to type up my post while its quiet as Mr almost 2 is having his nap and Miss almost 5 is having some quiet time watching kids tv. Just in time to take part in Makeesha’s last challenge for the year. This week it was a sketch, which in general is my favourite. Here’s the sketch.

And of course here is the card – a baby card this week. (It feels like a nice change to be making some other than Xmas cards – now my problem is that I have the cards but haven’t managed to write or post any yet !! Anyone else got the same problem ;)

I got to play with some new stuff again this week, from the new SU summer mini. I decided to go a bit bolder than I normally have for baby cards and use the Tall Tales DSP and the elephant from Animal Stories. Ahh the card is for a boy, which you could probably guess from the use of blue.

I knew I wanted to use the animal pattern on the bottom, but I just had to find the right pattern to go on the top. Finally I went with a Saffron dotty pattern also from Tall Tales on the top. So I started with a Brilliant Blue base then a Saffron layer, the two DSP’s over that, the 1” Choc Chip stitched grosgrain to cover the transition, a Brilliant Blue elephant, also layered on to Brilliant Blue and Saffron. The sentiment was likewise stamped in BBlue and layered onto BBlue and saffron. A BBlue brad was added at the end to accent that. For the two elements that Keesh had on the upper left of the sketch I added two PTI buttons, threading them with thin strips of Saffron cardstock. Finally to finish off the central panel I added a pierced border. (It was very tempting to add more stuff – bling etc but I restrained myself). The inside is just finished off simply to match the front. Given that I was working to the sketch from memory (the computer is in Mr almost 2’s room and I stamp at night when he’s in bed) I think it turned out quite well.

Finally not sure if I will get a post up next week, and since there is going to be an intermission for Christmas I just wanted to say thanks for visiting this year. I love hearing your comments and have really enjoyed meeting new people and the inspiration I’ve gained from all your wonderful work.

So wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Animal Stories, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Tall Tales DSP, 1” Chocolate Chip stitched grosgrain ribbon, Brilliant Blue brad, Enchanted Evening Papertrey Ink buttons, mat pack and piercing tool, SNAIL adhesive, dimensionals, glue dots.


  1. LOVE THIS! So cute Kim...makes me want to go open that set and DSP right NOW!!!!!!!! :-).

  2. GORGEOUS!! I love this set and I think you've done a brilliant job with it. I'll be CASE-ing this one!!

  3. Sweet design, I like the designer paper.

  4. Such a pretty baby card! I love this patterned paper - I have to start using it more before it retires!

  5. Oh Kim, this is adorable! I am not a huge fan of that paper, and stamp set, but you make it look fabulous! Perfect for a baby card. Thanks so much for playing and I hope we will see you in 2010! Love Keesh x


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