Thursday, 14 February 2013

New Babies and Birthdays SSC35

I love 'country' colours, and when I was a patchworker I usually made quilts in these shades, so I was thrilled when I saw the colours on the Sunday Stamps color Challenge for this week. These are perfect colours for a masculine card, so I pulled out Clockworks, Daring Adventure and Feeling Sentimental stamp sets. The first two are available in the current Annual Catalogue and Feeling Sentimental is one of the Sale-a-bration stamps sets, yours free with an order of $100. With those three sets you could make an enormous range of cards.

Whoops! I nearly forgot that I also used a ticket stamp from That's the Ticket, NEW in the 25th Anniversary catalogue out now. A ticket seemed the appropriate place to stamp the other greeting, what with the giant ferris (?) wheel.The card has been finished off with bakers twine and a wooden button.

I also have been making baby cards lately, because I will need one shortly for a new family member, whose gender will be a surprise. My stocks of cards for new arrivals was running pretty low too, so I have made quite a few for both little girls or boys.

Next is a card in the challenge colours for a wee boy. Quite a simple card using Moving Forward, from the Annual catalogue and Itty Bitty Banners, which can be purchased from the catalogue for $27.95 (wood mount) or chosen as your Free selection in the Sale-a-bration promotion. I used an embossing folder to texture a piece of Marina Mist card with a zig zag pattern, so it isn't completely plain.

Exciting news for me again! 
The baby card, above, was a Sunday Stamps Top Pick!
How adorable is that sweet Sail Boat? Great use of the Challenge Colors Rachel and I really like the texture you added with the embossing folder. Congrats! 

Lastly, is a pretty card for a little girl with some of the new flower trim, tinted by rubbing on a stamp pad. I used the diagonal plate on my Simply Scored to score the card front at regular intervals, then turned it over and used the other side. I placed the tiniest of the Basic Jewel pearls on every second junction. This greeting, "baby, welcome to the world" is from another great stamp set, A Word For You, with greetings for a number of different occasions. The tiny bird is from Aviary, it looks so sweet sitting on the end of the flourish!

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Happy stamping, Rachel

These are some of the stampsets used.
Moving Forward


Daring Adventure



  1. Love both of the cards you created with our colours this week. So fun and both so different! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again next week :)

  2. Oh my gosh Rachel, all your cards are awesome, love them all! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week!

  3. Wow - you've done a great job on all your cards. They all have a wonderful touch of texture to them. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

  4. Thank you so much for picking my card this week, very exciting news for me. I'm loving your challenges too.


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