Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Arrival

There was a recent new addition to our family at the beginning of the month when a beautiful 8lb baby girl Maisy was born to our nephew Stuart and his wife Tricia.  Welcome to our world Maisy xxx
I wanted to test my new baby stamp from the LOTV Set 3 - Occasions collection as it was a fairly recent purchase and waiting to be inked up.  She was coloured with Promarkers and her blankie was highlighted with Diamond Stickles for added sparkle.   I then used Labels One Nestabilities to mount the image onto a card decorated with scrapbooking papers. 
A few Stickles Cotton Candy dots provide some background interest over some soft pink chalk with simple embellishments of buttons and pink ribbon.   
I made an easel card, (which are still holding their popularity in the craft world), and the layout follows LOTV's sketch Challenge 59.
Their young son Oliver now has the very important job of being 'Big Brother' to his wee sister and as such needs recognition, so I have made this card using the really cool Scooter Boy stamp from Sugar Nellie
He is also coloured using Promarkers and I couldn't resist adding Diamond Stickles to his cool bike.
Selecting Challenge 36 Sketch for the layout design means I am able to enter the Sugar Bowl Do It Yourself Challenge 40.     
Inside, some peel offs and stamps provide a greeting when matted onto coloured card and patterned paper.  
Both cards and gifts are now winging their way to Aberdeen and we are all looking forward to meeting Maisy for the first time ... hopefully in the not too distant future.


Ann said...

wow Max both these cards are just adorable. Two fabulous images used to perfection.
I love the scooter boy and think sending big brother a card too is fantastic.
ann xxx

Aquarius said...

Love these two cards and that baby is so cute. That is a lovely idea to send a card to her big brother as well

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, the image is really sweet and i love the papers you have chosen, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs Pops x x

Irene said...

Hello Max

Oh both of your cards are so cute and gorgeous. I love the baby card it's just perfect for Maisy. Soft colours with just a touch of glitter and a d fabby LOTV stamp. I am sure Olover will love his card as it's just perfect for a little boy.


Debs said...

Beautiful baby card and what a fab idea to send a card to 'big brother'. Debs xx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Love the baby card, great idea to send a card to her brother x

Tasha said...

Wow both cards are great Max, you have been busy. Loving gthe baby card the image is so cute and i love the layout and your colour work. The second card is so much fun and such fab colours
love tasha xx

E.T said...

wow great cards!! adorable!