Thursday, November 1, 2012

Baby Boom - I

Morning all.

Welcome to the beginning of November. I cannot believe how quickly this year is getting away form me!! Does anyone else out there feel the same??

Sometimes being a nurse has its advantages. One of which is kinda being able to pick up when someone may be in the family way. One of the doctors in the practice where I work spiked my curiosity in a big way, but I kept my suspicions to myself for some weeks. More weeks passed, nothing was said, so I approached the Practice Manager and shared my suspicions.....and BINGO!!! (but I was to keep a v v tight lipped secret...no prob!) When the proverbial cat WAS out of the bag, I could not let the occasion go by without a card for the occasion.

I have had a gender neutral card bouncing around my brain for a bit and this was the final result...not exactly what I had in mind...but I was happy all the same.

 
The pram is basically a Nestabilities circle with a segment cut out and then dry embossed. Add a couple of hearts and the hook off a scroll from another Nestabilities tag (genius find even if I do say so myself) and the pram was complete!
 

All the "lattice" dry embossing was done using a little magic tape to hold all the squares together and also numbering them (in case they came apart etc....yes I am VERY OCD!!)

 
The banner was raised on dimensionals and the end flags tucked under just a bit to hang over the edge of the card, but still safely fit in the envelope. Can you tell I REALLY like dry embossing??
 
Thanks for popping by. I have more baby cards to share, both baby shower and birth - soon. I love to read your thoughts and impressions, so thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
 
I also wish to thank ALL those who pop by regularly and not so regularly for taking my blog hits to over 20,300!!! I have only been blogging since January 2010, so I am over the moon with this result. From the bottom of my heart.....MWAH ooxx.
 
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride (ret), Barely Banana (ret)
Ink: (SU) Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: (SU) Curly Cute
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles, Nestabilities Fancy Tags
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Wicker Weave (a new fave which you will see a lot of soon!!)
Punches: SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, Other Bits: Carla Craft CP1 Heart Punch
Other Bits: Dimensionals
 
Lynda xx

 

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh so cute Miss Lynda, and I love those little hearts in the centre of the wheels, very cute. Oh and well done on keeping the secret - love it xx

Katie said...

What a cute little baby pram and so nice and neutral. Congratulations to the parents to be!!!

Cheryl said...

Very very cute,you are just so clever with punch art cards!!! BTW thanks for stopping by and visiting.
xx

Judy said...

Nothing like the thought of a cute little baby to inspire a cute card. Very well thought out with the colours and am sure the recipients felt all gooey on seeing it!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I am loving that wicker weave embossing folder! (jealous!) the colours are delightful! Can just imagine the smug look on your face when you discovered your suspicions were right! Hugs xxx