25 March 2010

Oh Baby


Another baby card to share today-this one I want to share with you is a cute little baby card that could be given for either a boy or girl or even a multiple birth as there are at least four little heads in this cute stamp. image 


-First I started with the colour challenge for JUGS Just Us Girls - Color Challenge #25  which is about Spring and to use the colours of light blue, light brown,yellow and light green - how much more  spring can be the new arrival of a baby- especially mice.

I started with the background and used my Fiskars embossing template to emboss the green paper with dots and the light blue background has a sort of leather grain effect but you can't really see that from this picture then I stamped my little mice from a set of Beatrix Potter stamps I bought just after Christmas using my Stazon Timber Brown ink- I used the same ink to stamp the "Baby" from Expressions - I coloured them both in with watercolour paints - I'm sorry I'm not very good at colouring but anyway then I cut them using my Nestabilities petit ovals- sorry don't remember the sizes and matched them with scalloped petit ovals for the mount on the contrasting colours- I think they look sorta cute then before I stuck them down with dimensional tape I placed a piece of gingham ribbon down and found three sweet little buttons with flowers on them or in the shape -I had tried a bow where they are but it didn't look quite right so I ditched it and put the buttons there- that didn't look right either so I cut just a short piece of ribbon and put that on under the buttons, then I added three little gems for that bit of bling. - That was better so I stuck it all down  - I'm happy with this one so that's another card for the influx of babies coming in the next month or three.

Below is a close up of Hunca Munca mouse with her babies she is one of the two bad mice Tom Thumb is the other.


These are the things I used for this card- the size is 15cmx11cm(4 1/2" x 5 3/4" ) approx.

Stamps- The original Beatrix Potter  produced by Hunter Leisure Pty Ltd and Expressions clear stamps.

Ink-Stazon- Timber Brown

Colouring- water colour paints

Ribbon- Premium Ribbon by Value craft

Paper- the images are stamped on watercolour paper the rest are off cuts from my stash

Other- Gems from Kaisercraft, Buttons from Beutron, Dimensional tape and double sided tape

I think that just about covers it. Hope you enjoy my card please leave a comment if you would so I know I'm getting out there.


Thanks for visiting

Catch you later

kathy s


  1. SO Sweet! Love your coloring, and how you used the challenge colors. Thanks so much for making time to play along with Just Us Girls this week!!

  2. Ah how adorable is this - I love that sweet image - so cuuuuuuuute. Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by participating in our challenges. We appreciate your playing along. Hope to see you again on Saturday.

  3. Oh my! What a cuuute card! That little mouse image is adorable! Love the rhinestones in the flowers! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls color challenge! Hope to see you Saturday for an all new challenge!

  4. What a sweet card! How fortunate to have a Beatrix Potter stamp set for this challenge! Love how you incorporated the JUGs challenge colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  5. SUch a cute card. I love the button cluster and the embossing. That image is too cute!