Saturday, 9 August 2014

Pale Pistachio Pachyderm

Pistachio Pudding is such a sweet shade of green. It is also so soft that it is perfect for a baby card, either boy or girl. Colour me..! suggested this colour.

I've had this idea brewing for a few days but had no time to put it into effect. Today we ended up having an impromptu family lunch with 16 of us here, before my eldest son and D-I-L took their two boys to an evening football match. After dinner, I have bathed my baby grand daughter, popped her into bed, and added the finishing touches to a card she has been 'helping'  me make this afternoon. We also had a lovely walk this afternoon in the crisp winter air, down to the local lake to feed the ducks.

The Zoo Babies stamp set was used again for this little card, stamped twice onto white, and the head, ears and trunk were cut and raised on Dimensionals. The sentiment came in my order yesterday, its a future hostess set called Good Greetings, and there's 19 of them altogether!!! They are mainly for holidays, but they're all in this pretty font, so I can see a lot of use for them. I chose 'hello love' but perhaps I could have used 'hugs & kisses' just as easily.
I find it difficult to believe that I didn't like the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack when I first saw it in the new catalogue, because after I received it yesterday, I could hardly wait to begin using the pretty patterns. So many of them are florals, like this delicate sprigged one under the tag, but the reverse is often geometric, striped or spotted. The Zig Zag paper is from the retired Watercolor Wonder DSP and there's a recently retired Pistachio Pudding embellishment at the corner of the tag too.

Now, I'll just add a couple of family snaps from today's happy gathering.

Isaac and Tyler

Oliver, 3 months, in cardigan Grandma knitted.

Duck feeding with Alice
Thanks for popping by,



  1. Your card is so sweet, Rachel! I love the Zoo Babies stamp set! The button is the perfect finishing touch! Your GRANDS are beautiful! XX

  2. I wanted to add thank you for joining us at Colour Me this week! XX

  3. This card is beautiful - love the DSP you used, it really pulls it all together. Thanks for playing along this week at Colour Me...!

  4. Love how you popped up the head of the elephant to add dimension. So very cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  5. What a totally cute CUTE card! I love it! :)

  6. Such a sweet card :) Thanks so much for taking the time out to share with us this week at Colour Me...! Sure hope you will play along again soon :)


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