Today I finally get back into some crafting after a week or two on the sidelines so to speak!
I thought the best way to start, was with a challenge at Just Add Ink. So, the challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#220.
I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2015 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist.
My dear sister is pregnant with her 3rd child and already has two girls, so when they found out she was having a boy, I almost went in to melt down! This will be the 5th grandchild, but the first boy, on my side of the family.
So I need loads of practice with masculine/boy cards and what better way than to start with a Oh Baby Boy card.
I have left the very top of the card above the ribbon with a bit of space, so once the baby is born (and I get my new alphabet framelits from the new annual catalogue, available 1 July!), I will be able to add his name!
I stamped the Oh Baby image from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp set in the new In Colour, Lost Lagoon. The base card is also Lost Lagoon and the Designer Series paper is from the new stack, Moonlight.
The scallop circle is die cut from Hello Honey cardstock… do you think it looks a bit like a bib?!!! I hope so, because that was the intention!
I find that these two colours coordinate so well and the ribbon is to die for! Below is another picture showing this divine ribbon!
You may also notice the punched stars, part of a new punch pack of 3 (which also includes a flower and a heart), all of which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.
Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.
The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, so make sure you return to my blog to view it online. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!
Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last and ends 30 June!
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