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A new baby

Yes, well, not MY baby, but still worthy of a card, I thought. ūüôā The image is downloaded from the Internet, the sheet music bought from a market place in Rome, the lace is from stash and eveything is distressed and inked with distress inks.

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I made my first card for the fabulous Norwegian challenge blog Sukkers√∂tt. Their design team is enormously talented and I’ve been inspired by them for a long time, but this is the first time I’m actually entering a card.

Here’s this Friday’s sketch:


I made a Welcome To The World card for a friend’s newborn baby girl.


I used a lot of Distress inks (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw) to create the background and then I sprayed a generous amount of Glimmer mist in copper on top of that.  The patterned papers from 7 Gypsies  are distressed and inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink. The corner stamp from Prima is stamped with Versacolor in Onyx Black. The sentiment is computer generated and the image is downloaded from the Internet.


The heart is cut out using a template and inked using distress inks in Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.


I made the back side of the card very simple. The stamp around the text is Prima and the patterned paper is the same as on the cardfront, from 7 Gypsies.


papers: 7 gypsies, bazzill

stamps: Prima, unknown alphabet stamp set

inks: Distress inks, Versacolor

other: Mini Mister, nestabilities, cuttlebug, edge distresser, metal heart from Stamperia, lace from stash.

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Baby Agata

My sister-in-law had a new baby girl in May and I made a card to welcome the little one, but unfortunately the card got lost in the mail. Here is the new card I made for her.


Here’s a close-up of the flowers and the image. The heart is stamped with watermark and then heat embossed with clear powder. It is then inked with Milled Lavender Distress ink.


Here is the inside of the card.


A close-up of the tag. It is an image transfer I made quite some time ago, using a printed image and then transferred with Mod Podge onto the tag for a shabby distressed look. The tag is then inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and heat embossedwith clear powder.


The back of the card



Papers: Cardstock and Prima paper

Stamps: Panduro and Prima

Inks: Distress Inks, Versamark

Other: Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, flowers from stash, clear embossing powder.

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Here are a few cards that I made in May, but forgot to show here.


I had help with this first one. My son, Oliver (3.5 yo), wanted to make a card for his grandma who is recovering from a complicated knee surgery. He proceeded to punch out the hearts and flowers, paint them with acrylic paints and glue them to the panel that I had prepared for him. Isn’t that just amazing, considering his age? Maybe I’m biased, but I do think I might have a future crafter in him… ūüôā He has so much fun doing crafty things and loves watching me do them too. It’s adorable.


The image on this one is a stamp from St√§mpelboden. I’ve coloured it with Distress inks, which I’m still learning how to do, so obviously the result is such as it is. I’ve used an embossing folder on the base card and inked over it with distress inks to bring out the pattern more.


I liked how the embossed pattern looked on the inside of the card, so I didn’t cover it up when I decorated it.


The backside is very simple. The stamp around the text is from Prima. I have a love thing for Prima’s stamps. ūüôā

The last card I have to show today was for my husband’s brand new niece. Unfortunately it seems to have gotten lost in the mail so they never received it. Very disappointing, obviously.


It’s another z-card, which I learned from SaSsa’s blog (link is in a post below). The teddybear is coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen.


The tag has a poem about babies written on it. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey. The stamped frame is from Prima, of course. ūüėČ

Now I need to figure out if I’ll make another similar card for the baby or something totally different. I really do want to make another card though, as having a new baby is such an important event and I want her to one day know how happy we were welcome her to the family. And I am dying to see her! We are going to visit them in Poland in August if everything works out as we plan.

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Here are some cards I made awhile back. The first is a birthday card and in hindsight I think it’s a tad too simple. The hubby wrinkled his nose at the earthy colours and asked if I couldn’t afford to use paper that wasn’t torn at the edges. Nice.

The other card is for a friend who had a baby girl. I’m just not a “pink” person, but I tried my best.

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I made this card for a friend’s baby boy, who turns one in a few days. The bear holding the arrow is hand drawn and cut out and then sponged with Ranger’s distress inks. The number 1 is also hand cut and sponged. The arrow says “Lucas is turning” . The gatefold card is made with Crate papers and the butterfly, train and teddy bear (inside the card) are from a baby stamp set from Fiskars. The balloon stamp is from Reprint. They are colored with Koh-i-Noor pencils and blended with a Dove Blender. The smudge in the upper corner inside the card is my daughter’s contribution to the card: a nice nudge at mommy’s elbow… ūüôā

Thanks for looking! Ciao tutti!

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A new card

This is a simple card I finished in a hurry for a friend’s newborn baby. In hindsight I would have preferred a square card, but oh well. And how cute is the name Merrick?

The cream cardstock is an unknown brand, but the two shades of green are from Bazzill. The swirl is from a clear stamp set by Heidi Grace and the teddy bear is by Panduro, I think. The golden brads are Reprint. The ribbon was bought at a local market place here in Grottaferrata, Italy.

There are a ton of birthdays coming up in August and September so I think I will head on over to Splitcoast and check out the sketch challenge for this week and see if I can’t get a few done this week.

Thanks for looking!

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