Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So Thankful....

My Basic Grey Page of the Month kit for October arrived from my scrappy club The Scrap Room I am a HUGE fan of Basic Grey, it was the first line of paper I bought when I started scrapping and would now be the mainstay of my paper collection!!!

This months papers were the gorgeous Pyrus collection and the sample layout that came with it was stunning so I set about scrap lifting it :o)  I love the POTM kits as it contains everything you will need to create a layout and there is always loads left so that you can do another layout or 3!!! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gorjuss Girls meet Basic Grey...........

So its been a while since I made cards but the old mojo kicked in last night when I came across some gorjuss girl images that I had coloured in using Distress Inks (love this technique). This little lady is one of my favourites, she is just sooooo pretty and I figured that the orange was bright enough so after a root through my stash I decided to mount her on some Basic Grey Basic Manila paper that I got from Cardz n Scrapz.  I added some ribbon and a cherry blossom and she was finished.

I then teamed another of the wee girls with some Basic Grey papers from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection (also from Cardz n Scrapz), added some gems and ickle flower blossoms and another card was done.

thanks for peeking!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Look who is 3

Been scrapping up a storm lately just never seem to get the right light to take a decent picture!!!  This is one of my recent makes, the pictures are from my son's birthday last year!  I know.....shame on me for only scrapping them now!!!  The layout is based on a sketch from Julie Bonner and the papers are from my October scrappy kit from The Scrap Room The papers areTeresa Collins from the gorgeous Celebrate line

Thanks for peeking :o)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Ok so its been a while since I was blogging.....AGAIN.....and then doesn't blogger / my lappie go and throw a hissy fit so I just couldn't upload a picture!!!  anyway after much wailing and gnashing of teeth I finally was able to upload a pic of my latest layout!!!!

This is a layout using the absolutely GORGEOUS Fancy Pants papers from the My Family line.  They arrived in my latest kit from The scrap room and I just couldn't wait to get scrapping with them!!  I picked some pictures of me and my son when he was a littlely!!!  I remember this picture as it was the first time I went out at night since he had been born and I was torn between going out and staying in with my little fella!!!
I cut various size squares of paper and inked them with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, I added a few torn strips and some card candy (love those little yokies) and the quote which came with the fancy pants papers was enough journalling as it sums up how I feel about my sweet boy :)

........Because just being together is enough..................

Monday, September 13, 2010


Oh my I can't believe how long its been since last I put up a blog post!!!  My little patch of the web is seriously starting to gather dust!!!  Sadly it has been that long since I did a reasonable nights crafting as well!!!  Don't you just HATE it when life gets in the way of more interesting things like crafting!!!

Thankfully my friend Jess asked me to teach a scrappy class at her last workshop which got me out of my scrappy drought as there was no way I was gonna embaress myself infront of a room full of women :o)

I decided to teach a framing technique that I learnt at the GBCE last year.  It is something that I use alot and is soooo quick and easy.  I covered and decorated my frame, mounted it on some lovely brown bazzil cardstock which was then mounted on a piece of patterned paper that I distressed and inked.  I stamped my title on some cream cardstock and mounted it on foam pads with some ribbon threaded though it for effect.  I used my new Hero Arts journalling stamp to write a wee message on the side.

Finally back to scrapping and oh how I have missed it......crafting trully is required to keep one sane :)  Here is hoping its not another two months til my next post!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


So I have been itching to dive in and use my July kit from The Crafty Alley The kit is absolutely GORGEOUS and full of all things Prima!!!  This sheet of paper is my absolute favourite and I decided to really go to town on it with a piccie for my wedding album!!!

The pic is of my sister walking me down the aisle in the church in Prague.  We were both a little sad as my dad passed away a few years ago so couldn't do the honours, but bless my big sister she travelled halfway round the world to be there for me!!!

I distressed and inked the edges of the page with distress inks. The photo is mounted on the frame in the page, I added the lace, ribbon, flowers, leaves and gems....ALL from the kit (did I mention it was awesome) and then some simple journalling about why my sister is the best!!!

am now itching to use the rest!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Black and White

One of these days I will learn how to take a decent (and straight) photo of my creations.....but then given that I don't have a straight eye and I always stick things a little wonky, its probably better that the photos are a little wonky themselves!!!

anyhoo enough babble.....more crafty bits.  So my new Hero Arts goodies arrived the other day and I have been playing with them and am still in love with their stamps.  Was having a hop about the blogs and have seen a few black and white cards and thought that my new Exotic Bloom stamp from Hero Arts would work well with this.  I stamped it in black stazon, added a sentiment (also Hero Arts), mounted it on black card stock, which I mounted on a white card and added a few black gems and voila.....card done in 10 mins!!!

thanks for looking :o)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One for the Girls

So I am in love with flowers, especially on cards, just can't get enough of them, even though finding envelopes to fit the cards is a bit of a drama!!! So when one of the girls Katie mentioned on the Cardz n Scrapz forum that there was a new challenge blog Pocket full of posies dedicated to flower lovers starting I just had to go and take a peek.

Challenge 1 is called 'One for the Girls' and had me itching to use this Greetings Farm stamp.....she is just soo sassy and cute and oh so girlie!!!  I coloured her in with my promarkers and then decided that I was gonna use the GORGEOUS Persimmon Collection papers which somehow looked good with her.  I added a rose and some cherry blossom blooms (suitably stickled ) and punched some rose leaves using my Martha Stewart punch.  Somehow she didn't need anything else.

If you are a flower lover, hope over to the blog as there are some STUNNING flowers up for grabs!!!

Thanks for looking :o)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Crafty Alley Challenge 3

The challenge over on the Crafty Alley Design Team Blog this week is a sketch.  I love working from sketches when the old mojo goes walkies as it gives me a place to start!!!

After having a root about in my stamps I decided to use this girly stamp from the Greetings Farm.  Another root yielded my new Tim Holtz papers so I knew that these would be my papers. I coloured her in using my Distress Inks (love this technique!!!) and then inked the edges and mounted her on some cardstock.  I distressed and inked my papers a little and then added some ribbon, a flower and some card candy and my take on the sketch was complete.

thanks for looking :o)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CnS June Challenge

This is my entry for the June Challenge over on the Cardz n Scrapz  forum.  The challenge was set by Di and had to include an animal (real or cartoon), the colour Yellow and 3 buttons. 

I haven't used my Forever Friends stamps in a while so decided to use this one as my animal :o)  I coloured her in with Distress inks and made the ballon yellow.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection and the glitter card stock is from my stash.  I added some glossy accents to the ballon, my 3 buttons and a sentiment.

Thanks for peeking

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Basic Grey Page of the Month

I am a huge fan of Basic Grey!!!  Love their stuff, their papers are awesome and their embellies are always deadly so when my kit club offered the chance to join their Page of the Month club I leapt at the chance.  As we are joining a little late in the game we are playing catch up but I don't mind.....you can NEVER have enough Basic Grey!!!

The June kit was the GORGEOUS Capella line and I loved the designers layout so much that this is my take on it.  The pictures are of my daughter taken within the first 24 hrs after she was born.  Alas I soooo have to learn how to take good pictures as the photo doesn't do this layout justice but I really loved the end result.

thanks for looking :o)

Monday, June 21, 2010


So I got my new Scrap Room kits this month and feel completely IN LOVE with the absolutely GORGEOUS Websters pages!!! Oh my god I swear I spent the day stroking them, they are from the stunning Lullabye Lane collection and I just knew I had to scrap them first!!!

The particular page I picked is the one with the frame on it which is just gorgeous (I keep saying that I know) so I decided that as the design on the other side was awesome as well (don't you hate it when you want to use both sides!!) that I would cut out the centre of the frame and reverse it so I could use both sides!!!  I mounted the frame on some brown bazzil card stock and used the reverse cut out as part of my photo mat.  I added some floral peachy lace trim, some little pearls in the flower centres and a little ticket is tucked in the corner with my memory of this photo of me and my flatmate Kathleen.

I am so gonna buy some more of this paper line, it is just the most stunning paper I have seen in a while......I am in LOVE :o)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shades of Blue

So I have been on a promarker buying spree recently and for some unknown reason I bought loads of different shades of blue!!!  So when I came across these Magnolia papers I decided they would be perfect to use as a backdrop to a stamp coloured in with some of my new blues!!!

I love this Tilda stamp she is just to cute (and easy to colour) and perfect for the birthday card I am making for my niece.  I coloured her in, edged her in ice grey and added some stickles for effect.  I added some ribbon, pins and pearls and the card was complete.

thanks for looking

Friday, June 4, 2010

Class Of  '92

Woo Hoo my mojo seems to have found its way home and I have been scrapping up a storm!!!  This is another piccie from my past.  It is a picture of me and the girls from my year that were chosen to be school prefects.  I was very proud to be a prefect and honored to be chosen especially as I hadn't been at the school very long.  The picture was taken on the steps leading down to the sports pitch.

I chose some American Crafts papers from the Dear Lizzie line that came in my May kit from The Scrap Room They are just sooo pretty and girlie and somehow very appropriate for a girlie picture.  The rose ribbon is also from American Crafts and just soooo pretty. The photo is mounted on some pink card stock and I have put it in an american crafts photo sleeve and added some journalling on the reverse side

I finished the layout off with some crochet flowers that came with the kit and some buttons from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, June 3, 2010


So I have been taking a walk down memory lane over the last few weeks as I came across a few photos from back home.  I just had to scrap them as they are the only photos I have and I needed to preserve them for my children to see!

These are the pictures taken of me, my mom, my sister and her 2 children about a month before I left home for the Emerald Isle.  I followed a sketch from one of the challenges over on The Scrap Room Blog. The papers are from my April FOTM kit from The Scrap Room The paper line is October Afternoon Thrift Shop.

I opted for a nice clean layout with just a few buttons and a tag to finish off the layout. The quote is something that I felt was sooo true in this case as my family and I live on opposite ends of our fair planet but they are always in my thoughts and I am who I am today because I grew up in a wonderful family environment :o)

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I was having a look through so old photos and came across this picture of me taken about 10 years ago now when I first arrived in Ireland.  I am sitting on the steps outside my first flat that I shared with my best friend. I remember how excited and yet afraid I was on my first trip abroad.....I also remember how cold it was :o)  After growing up in Africa the Irish summers are just NOT warm :o)  Alot has happened since that day, some good, some bad but all of it worth while so I was driven to scrap that picture to always remember where my Irish adventure began......I have sooo many good memories about that place!!!

My new kits had just arrived from The Scrap Room and I absolutely LOVE the new Pink Paislee line called 'Queen Bee' so I decided to use these papers.  I cut strips of patterned paper which I added a zig zag to using one of my Martha Stewart punches I got over on Cardz n Scrapz I cut and mounted my photo using my new megabilities nesties (these are the dogs pyjamas!!!) and added some jeweled brads and paper buttons using yet anothe Martha Stewart punch!!!  I added the title 224 which was the number of the house our flat was in.  At the top I added a strip of pleated material also from Pink Paislee! and finally I added some hidden journaling under the photo and the layout was done!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Something a little different

I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Mcguire I love her scrapbooking and card making style and she does really brilliant how-to videos.  So when I saw her demo a technique she called pearlized stamping I just had to try it out :o)  Especially as she used several things I love like Hero Arts stamps, Tim Holtz Distress inks and perfect pearls!!!!  This is my take on the card that Jennifer made.

I randomly inked my background hero arts stamp called Silhouette Grass with the following Distress Inks (peeled paint, bundled sage, tea dye and wild honey), I then sprayed it with some water mixed with perfect pearls and stamped the image.  It looks a little weird and watery but when it dried it was just GORGEOUS and all shiney (which doesn't show up to well in the piccie).

I then distressed and inked the edges of the card with more Tea Dye distress ink.  I mounted the image onto some green card stock and added some string and a button.  This was then mounted on a cream card blank to which I added my Thank You sentiment which I stamped using the Just Rite stamps I got from the lovely Marina of Cottage Crafts in Craanford.

Thanks for looking ;o)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Communion Cards

So the marathon card making session continues :o) This time it was for my niece's communion, I had to make several cards from various members of the family so again they had to all be different.  Don't get me wrong I rarely make the same card, I like to do things a little different but these had to be completely different from papers to stamps to layout etc.  Again I had help and inspiration from many crafty friends to whom I am eternally grateful!!!

In the first card above I used the handmade rose technique and ribbon threading that I learnt at Jackie's workshop. The roses are SOOOOO easy to make and look so pretty.  This one is made using white paper which I inked and stickled!!! The image is called 'Spring has Sprung' and she is part of the Sugar Nellie range from Funky Kits. As is the image on the card below, she is a Gorjuss Girl and one of my favourite girlie girl images!!

The next card is made using a whiff of joy stamp that a friend Pam kindly stamped for me.  LOVE this image, it is sooo gentle and pretty. Plus I got to play with my new roses embossing folder which I inked with my distress inks!!!

And finally a some more religious cards, the first of which I did in white and silver, using a bible that another crafty friend Jess kindly cut out for me.
  The second one is made from a kit I got at Jess's workshop last weekend!!!

thanks for looking :o)

Monday, May 10, 2010


boy its been a while since I was blogging!!!  My niece and my two nephews had their confirmation on the same day and I made loads of cards for them from various family members.  No easy feat cause they all had to be different!!!  Tis a time when you really appreciate your crafty friends as thanks to some wonderful crafty girls on one of the forums I belong to who helped me out with stash, ideas and inspiration I managed to make about 16 different cards for the same wee kiddies.  Here is a selection of cards, starting with the easel card I made for my niece.

and here are some more

thanks for looking :o)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Crafty Angels - Summer

This weeks challenge over on the Crafty Angels Blog is summer and given all the lovely sunny weather we have had of late I was in the right frame of mind to think all things summery!!!  I love this Sarah Kay image, she is called  'Elodie in her Garden' and she is one of my favourites!!

I decided to use yellows and browns, these are colours that remind me of summers back home in Zim where the summers are dry but the flowers are beautiful and bright.  I coloured her in using promarkers and then cut her out using my new megabilities, I lightly inked the edges with distress ink, then mounted her on some brown card stock that I had embossed using my swiss dots embossing folder. 

Ever since I came across a turtorial on how to make cards with my nesties I have loved making them, so I decided this image would be perfect on a nestie card!!!  I cut out some yellow cardstock using the largest of the megabilities and then glued it together with some ds tape and added some brown ribbon from my stash for effect.  I added some flowers and shiny brads from my stash and a little glossy accents to finish off the card.

thanks for looking

Monday, April 19, 2010

Crafty Angels - Weddings

This weeks challenge over on the Crafty Angels blog is weddings!!!  Now wedding cards are not something I make often so I had to sit down and have a little think about this.  I went rooting thru my stamps and came across the lovely oh so romantic and mousey penny black stamp and  knew that this would be my centre piece!!!  I love penny black stamps and Crafty Angels carry a fab selection of them so be sure to have a nose about!!

I opted to do a soft and simple setting for my mice, I coloured them in with promarkers and mounted them on a scalloped square (don't you just love the nellie dies) cut in some yellow co-ordinations cardstock.  I embossed some hearts on a piece of white cardstock which I gently chalked and mounted on some more yelloe cardstock and finised it off with the Perfect Day sentiment and some yellow ribbon. I punched some hearts in the corner of the card with my new fiskers punch.

Don't forget the Design Team are keeping their peepers out for the top 3 and an awesome Greetings Farm stamp is up for grabs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baby Girl Card

So decoupage and I are not always friends!!!  All that fine cutting is a nightmare for me....always end up chopping off bits I shouldn't.  So used to avoid it like the plague!!!!  That was til I discovered the lovely Sarah Kay die cut ones.....they just sort of pop out.....easy peasy and ment for me!!!

This is the card I made for my niece's first birthday, I love this image (I have the stamp as well....how sad am I ), I mounted her on an oval cut out with my nesties that I had embossed and lightly inked.  The paper is some tissue paper I found lerking in a press, don't you just love those little finds!!!  I added some prima flowers and some gems to finish it off

thanks for looking

Monday, April 12, 2010

CRAFTY ANGELS - My Favourite Things

I was really chuffed to be invited to be a guest designer over on the Crafty Angels Blog for the month of April. This weeks challenge is 'My Favourite Things' set by Evonne and she wants to see some of your favourite things be it a layout on your favourite things, your favourite embellishments or papers.....the choice is yours. 

There is also an awesome prize up for grabs from Crafty Angels in the form of this fab Greetings Farm stamp....go on you know you want to take this little cutie home!!!

For this challenge I opted to use a few of my favourites.....my favourite crafty style (Scrapbooking), my favourite subject (my kiddies, in this case my son) and my favourite technique (distressing).  I distressed and inked my cardstock with one of the new range of Tim Holtz Distress inks available in the Crafty Angels store, I used Rusty Hinge but there are 12 GORGEOUS new colours for you to choose from.  I mounted my image on a Fancy Pants die cut paper and added some simple journaling and buttons to finish it all off.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, April 11, 2010


One of my favourite blogs is Jennifer Mcguire's blog.  She does absolutely awesome cards using loads of different techniques so when I watched one of her How To videos on this technique I had to have a play.  Especially as I had just ordered a whole heap of Hero Arts stamps (a new stamp obsession is born) which included some of the stamps used by Jennifer and Tami Hartley.

The first card I made is using the gorgeous Hero Arts Silhouette Meadow Flowers stamp which I embossed and inked using my Tim Holtz Distress inks (Peeled paint, Milled Lavendar and Dusty Cord).  I layered this image on some purple and green cardstock, added some ribbon and stamped the sentiment (also Hero Arts )

The second card was made using the Hero Arts Poppy Background stamp, which I inked using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Barn Door and Peeled Paint), I mounted the image on some green card stock, then mounted it on some Penny Black paper from my stash.  I added a few pearls and used the same Hero Arts sentiment.  Below is a piccie of all my new Hero Arts goodies (plus my beloved Hedgie Stamp from Penny Black)

Friday, April 9, 2010

I recently joined the Yellow Scrapbook Club that Kerry from An Siopa Bui set up and when the first kit arrived I had to sit down and scrap.....the papers were AWESOME so softy and pretty and there were lovely buttons and ribbon in the little embellies bag.  Kerry had also setout a really lovely layout to use so I got scrapping.

I had some pictures I had taken of Beca on her actual first birthday and decided these would be perfect for this double layout. Some of the photos are mounted on the pages some are on little tags that can be removed for a closer look.  The layout is entitled FIRSTS as Beca had a few firsts on this day.  The journalling reads

Today was a series of firsts

  • your first birthday

  • your first taste of birthday cake

  • the first time you ran a HUGE temeperature

  • your first bout of tonsilitis
may we share many more firsts with you

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I love these pictures of my daughter, she is obsessed with the laundry basket and you can guarentee that as soon as I have unloaded the tumble dryer she will sit happily 'helping' me sort the washing!!!  So I got the camera one day and captured her busy!!!

I love these papers, they come as part of my double-shots kit from The Scrap Room I tore and inked the papers with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I painted a frame with some Crackle Paint and framed one of the photos which I then mounted over the papers.  I finished the layout off with some buttons, gems and flowers and did my title in some American Craft thickers.

Monday, March 29, 2010


To celebrate the past three months Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps has this gorgeous collection of blog candy on offer.  Have a toodle over and have a peek for yourselves!!  She is also including a gift certificate for her wonderful digi images!!  Candy is on offer til April 15th......go on, you know you want to!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I decided to enter the sketch challenge over on the Catch the Bug Blog I decided to use one of the GORGEOUS Bugaboo Cowboy digi stamps. This little fella is one of my favourites and I decided that he would be perfect for the card.

I coloured my image in using promarkers and mounted him on some distressed co-ordinations cardstock.  I added some red checked paper from my stash and punched down the one side with my Martha Stewart star punch.  I mounted this on more distressed card stock and added some red card candy to finish the card off.

Thanks for looking!!

This is the layout I made during my scrapbook demo at Jess's workshop in Enniscorthy this month.  I opted to create a nice simple layout to show how easy it is to pull together a simple layout without having to cut and measure lots of different papers.

I decided to use a picture of Rebecca when she was only 3 days old as she snoozed in her cot.  I tore and inked a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from Bo Bunny (love this paper line).  This was mounted on some pink bazzil card stock which I also distressed and inked with walnut stain distress ink.  I layered some prima and papermania flowers and buttons.  I also scattered some buttons on the page.  Finally I tore the bottom edge of the paper and added some ribbon. 

The title is UNIQUE which is what my wee baby is.  I felt no journalling was required, what more can I say, she is her own little person whom I love more with each passing day!!!

thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The latest board challenge over on the Cardz n Scrapz forum is with a vintage feel. The recipe is VINTAGE, using a distressing technique (Tim Holtz at the ready) and there must be at least one flower on it!!!  Now I was thinking in the scrappy line then changed my mind at the last second and decided to do a card!!!

I opted to use the gorgeous papers from the Papermania Chatsworth collection.  Having picked my papers I rooted through my promarker collection and opted for a nice simple colour scheme of Blossom and Shale. I distressed the cardstock the paper and the image are mounted on and lightly inked the edges using my Milled Lavendar distress ink. The digi image was the only really vintagey stamp I had but me thinks she is gorgeous!!!  I used the lovely Martha Stewart doily punch to give the card a little frill!!  I added some ribbon and some paper roses in the corner to finish it off.

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Am still happily playing with my new Lili of the Valley stamps and this little cutie is Rosie Posy and I just love her!!!  she is sooooo cute!!!  I love making easel cards and decided that she would be perfert for this type of card.

I coloured her in using my promarkers then cut her out using my nesties.  She is mounted on another nestie cut out which I inked with distress inks (did I mention I am addicted to distressing!!!)  I used some gorgeous papermania papers in lovely shades of purple and finished the card off with some fab paper roses, some gems and a bit of lace ribbon.

thanks for looking :o)

Monday, March 8, 2010


So my new stamps from Lili of The Valley arrived and they are just so cute!!!  Couln't wait to play with them, so I got stamping!!  My niece Robyn's first birthday is fast approaching and the baby girl stamp was just perfect for her!!!

I stamped and coloured the image in using my promarkers, I then cut the image out using my circle nesties and inked the edges using my Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick distress inks (one of my favourites).  I then cut another circle in pink card stock and distressed and inked this as well.  Used a simple backing paper from my stash which I distressed and inked as well (HELP I am a distress junkie).  I added a lovely paper rose, a little white ribbon (had to add something NOT pink LOL) and some....yes you guessed it....PINK gems.  I added a happy birthday sentiment and the card was done

so inspired by baby birthdays I decided to make another card using my male baby stamp.....isn't he just the cutest???  I coloured him in promarkers and cut him out using my deckle edge nesties.  I inked the edges in red and mounted him on some cardstock that I had sanded!  I added some red eyelets and then mounted the image on some red checked paper which I had mounted on more sanded cardstock

thanks for looking :o)


I have always loved the look of cards made using Nesties but wasn't sure how to make them.  One of the girls Deirdre on the Cardz n Scrapz Forum always does gorgeous ones and she kindly posted a link to a tutorial for them and boy are they fun.....prepare to see ALOT more of these!!!!

I decided to enter this weeks challenge over on Paper Play Challenges Blog This weeks challenge is Just Because!!  I liked this idea as it made a change from making Birthday cards LOL!!!  I decided to try out the tutorial on Nesties cards using my Labels 8 nesties (love this set!!) and am using one of my new Lili of The Valley stamps called Teddy with a Flower.  I opted for a simple, bright, clean card.  So stamped and coloured my image with Promarkers, cut him out using my nesties. I inked the edges using Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and the mounted him on plain yellow cardstock that I had embossed with my swiss dots cuttlebug folder.  I added some gems, some glossy accents to give the flower a bit of definition and chose the Best Wishes sentiment.

thanks for looking :o)

Monday, March 1, 2010

I was having a toodle on some digi stamps sites the other day and came across this cute image on Bugaboo stamps One of the girls on the CnS forum Deirdre has done some fab cards using the images from Bugaboo so went to have a look and just fell in love with this image......it is sooooooo cute.  I couldn't resist making a card with it.  I think the image is so lovely that I went for a simple card layout, mostly white with a little hint of pink!!!

here is another card I made with another baby image from Bugaboo

isn't this just the cutest????  something so peaceful about the image!!!

I love using clear embossing powder over coloured ink, so decided to go this route with yet more baby stamps (don't ask me why but I am obsessed with baby images at the mo)!!  The stamps are lovely simple stamps that I got from Marina at Cottage Crafts in Craanford when she was at Jess's crop the other week.  here are the results, one for a boy

and one for a girl

unfortunately they didn't photograph well but they really do look fab up close (hmmm.....modest me)

thanks for looking