Monday, 18 April 2016

Welcome Baby Ben

I've got a baby card to share today, to celebrate the birth of a a baby boy, Ben, born to a work colleague of my husband's.  I love making baby cards, it's such a wonderful occasion to celebrate, and always reminds me of when I had my tiny bundle of joy over nine years ago, how time flies!
 The cute image is a Lili of the Valley stamp, which I coloured with Promarkers.  I added the name by stamping the letters onto patterned paper using a Papermania Sew Lovely alphabet stamp set and cutting them out and sticking them on.  The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, I did all the stamping in Rich Cocoa memento ink for a soft look that tone well with my papers.
The papers are Papermania, Capsule Collection, Geometric in Mocha, to which I added some dark brown card for matting.  The papers are lovely, some of them are foiled and I think the neutral browns make a nice alternative to blue for baby boy cards.
To embellish, I added some satin ribbon, a matching bow, and a sweet teddy bear made with a Sizzix die, I gave him seed beads for eyes and a touch of Glossy Accents on his nose.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting From the Heart - #108 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #76 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - #55 - Masculine
Fantasy Stampers - #60 - A New Baby
Crafty Friends - #29 - For a Child
Suzy Bee - #126 - Make it Male
Crafty Catz - #320 - Monochrome
Inky Impressions - All About the Boys
Sweet Sketch 2 - #87 - Sketch


  1. Hi Wendy this is a gorgeous card the baby is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 60 “New Baby” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Wow, I can't even begin to describe how much I love this card. Wonderful "manly" colors and that image is just too sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun this fortnight Wendy. Please come back ... your work is amazing!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  3. What a fantastic baby card Wendy, and a nice change for baby blues & pinks, Jx

  4. Love those LOTV images and this one is so cute. Love the bear too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Susan DT

  5. Love your card Wendy, what a cute image and this is a great colour combo for a change, the new mum will just love it as it's so personalized just for here Ben. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  6. Such a seet it. I love making baby cards too they bring so much joy babies. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  7. Hi Wendy, I love your card, especially the colour theme, I get awfully fed up with the traditional baby colours, the papers are gorgeous and of course can't go wrong with the LOTV image, wonderful card, Kate x

  8. Aw how cute! Thanks for joining Crafty Friends Challenge!

  9. What a fantastic card, love the monochromatic browns!! I am sure this card is going to be cherished by the parents. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  10. Awww this is so cute, I love that image and your gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  11. Gorgeous card Wendy thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 126 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. Beautifully made - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  14. Just beautiful, I love the colour scheme and sweet image. Thank you for playing along with us.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  15. Sweet! Love this LOTV image! Such an adorable baby card! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!
    Judi SSW2

  16. Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT
    My Crafting Stories DT


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