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Sunday, 3 July 2011

I`ve got the Baby Blues...

....only kidding.Lol. But I have been making baby cards.

WARNING! Very long post!!!

As it`s Sunday, and that means Jules crafty snippets day I thought I`d share them with you.
First is this cutie one.
One of the girls I work with has become a Grandma for the first time and I thought, what better occasion to make a card for. It has been a strange week one way or another. As my daughters MiL died on Sunday night, Jacob, the baby the card is to celebrate,  was born on Monday morning. In my experience that seems to happen alot.
Anyway, I digress. The card is very CaS.
A6 card base. I cut a panel slightly smaller and embossed the top half in the Swiss Dots EF.
The DP on the bottom half is a small snippet from Papermania`s Blueberry Hill Collection.
The Giraffe is a Digi from Pink Petticoat coloured with promarkers and cut out.
I`ve added a ribbon from my stash and a tag.
The sentiment is a joint one from Personal Impressions and Flourishes.

My second card is also for this weeks Less is More Challenge 
which is to make a card using shades of blue.
I have used snippets on this one too.
Tara made a bow like this on her St Lukes card which you can see HERE
I told her that I had tried to make one like that ages ago and it was so rubbish I never bothered again but, not to be outdone I gave it another go and I`m rather pleased with it. Since I was already in baby mode I used it on a card that I can give to those who don`t like cutsie.
A really simple 5x5 card base.
A snippet from Papermania Capsule collection matted on to some pale blue card then matted again onto some pale blue pearlescent card. ( all from the card bit box)
The sentiment is once again Personal Impressions and Flourishes Stamped in Memento Blue Danube.
I`ve added some pale blue gems to finish off.

And, as I have made 2 boy cards I just had to carry on and make a girl one too.
Same principle as the last but the pink DP is from a snippet from Papermania Blueberry Hill again.
Matted onto slightly deeper pink cards.
This time though I lightly stamped some flourishes from Papertrey`s Fancy Flourishes on to the DP and used them as a guide to place some pink gems.
I`ve gone a bit more overboard with the gems on this one because it is girlie afterall.

Well it might have only made a small dent in my snippets stash but I`ve had great fun using them.
I`m off work this week so look out for more snippet makes.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. These cards are so well executed, just love the big Bow's very smart and the way you have put on the gems finishes it off to perfection.

  2. A beautiful selection of cards.

  3. Oh Wow Lynne .. .. these are gorgeous.

    Loving the cute little squares with the ribbons and gems .. .. very clever.

    Thank you for playing along again this week.

    Have fun with your week off work.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Nice bows Mrs! ;-) All three cards are great but I love the little giraffe he's a real cutie :-)
    Tara x

  5. Lynne, these cards are all beautiful! What perfectly adorable baby cards (I think the first one is my favorite...I just love that cute giraffe!) My Card

  6. Love the giraffe card - it is so cute

  7. Lynne - you've been really busy - these are just fab. I do like the cute giraffe, but my favourite are the two square baby cards - so very elegant!!

  8. FAB idea Lynne, simply beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. What a beautiful series of cards! I love the sweet little giraffe and you are right in that the second baby card is perfect for those that are less cutesy.

  10. Hi Lynne, Gorgeous cards, love them all! the giraffe's a brilliant image and I see the elf's back in the last shot anyway, rested now I hope LOL Gay xxx

  11. What a beautiful display of cards. Love you LIM card - and that bow is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi sweetie, these are just gorgeous, hugs pops x

  13. Lynne you have been busy, love your bows, gorgeous cards


  14. WOW!! What gorgeous snippet cards Lynne! I love those bows and the whole design is so modern. I love the cute little giraffe on the first one.xx

  15. Lynne thse are fabulous, love the giraffe and the CAS cards are beautiful and the look of the bows is so classy too.

  16. Love these cards - love the ribbons - very effective.

    Than you for your kind comments on my own blog.

    Jill x

  17. Wow you have been busy just love the collection of cards you have made and sorry re your Daughters MIL Luv Sue x

  18. I keep trying to make snippet cards for Jules' challenge but it keeps going wrong! Still that's one way of using up snippets! Your cards are gorgeous as ever Lynne especially that giraffe one! Love the DP and the giraffe goes beautifully with it. Vx

  19. All of them are gorgeous:)

  20. Beautiful cards.....love the baby cards!!

  21. All three are excellent cards . . . but my very favourite one is that extra cute baby card! Love everything about it!

    Hugs, Sandra

  22. Adorable baby card, very cool CAS cards. I agree that yes a loss ccomes with life usually. I am sorry for the loss. that is never easy.

  23. Awww your giraffe card is lovely & cute and I love you CAS versions too. Your ribbons are sooooooooooo neat!!!
    Kaz xx

  24. Gorgeous cards Lynne, I somehow missed your LIM one this week. Love the blue bow...so neat and flat. The gems look fab too :)
    Jenny x

  25. I love baby cards and yours a re stunning, great ideas and great use of your snippets :).


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