I have another set of fairly quick and simple cards to share today :) A family friend is due to have her first baby in the next couple of weeks so I wanted to get on and make the card so it’ll be ready whenever the little one decides to put in an appearance...only trouble with that theory is that they’ve decided they didn’t want to know the sex of the baby and I don’t see the point of being able to make your own cards to suit the occasion and then just doing a green or yellow baby card!! So I’ve covered all bases and made both...and while I was about it, I thought I may as well make a couple of spares for my box, too!! And here they are:
I simply couldn’t make enough space on my desk to get a shot of all four together in any normal way so there’s a bit of a precarious house of cards thing going on here- honestly I barely dared breathe!!lol I wanted to keep the colours very light and to use Polka Dots and Ginghams as I've seen several baby cards like that lately and really liked them :) Also, our friend was always very fond of Forever Friends when we were younger so I’ve been planning to use this stamp since we heard she was pregnant :)
I used the sketch at Just Cute Bears for the layout, which I really like :) The papers are all from an old Papermania kit that I got from QVC years ago and I edged them all with a ColorBox Cat’s Eye Chalk inkpad- French Blue for the boys and Pastel Pink for the girls. The circles are cut with Nesties and the ribbon slider with the smallest die from the Nellie’s Rectangle set. I used striped white ribbon as I want to enter these at Allsorts and wasn’t sure that Gingham would count for the stripes- why is it that no matter how big a selection of papers you have, you never have the combination of colour and pattern that you need!?!!!
The bear is Forever Friends and for the first time I’ve tried colouring an FF image with Promarkers. After a little trial and error, as I still don’t seem to have the many of the colours that most people use for them, I settled on Oatmeal for the shading followed by Pastel Yellow all over and the Ivory over that to tone it all down a bit. Room for improvement for sure but for now don’t think they came out too badly and at least now I won’t have the problem of which ink to use as I did when I was still colouring the bears with water-based pens and then wanted to use my PMs on the rest of the image!!! :S The sling is paper pieced and the greeting is from a cute Woodware Clear baby set. Then just some flat-backed pearls and a few touches of Stardust Stickles and I was done!! :)
So, I’d like to enter these in the following challenges: Just Cute Bears and Friends – fab Sketch :) ; Allsorts – Spots and Stripes :) ; Wild Orchid Crafts – Pastels :) ; and Top Tip Tuesday – Anything Goes :)
Thanks for reading and for any comments you might leave!! :) I hope you’re all well and have a good weekend- is this the one where the clock change gives us an extra hour’s sleep or when we lose an hour?! I can never remember but I hope for extra- we should get something to make up for the darkness and cold after all!! ;)