Welcome Baby

Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Animals, Baby, Copic markers, Jane's Doodles, Recollections stamps | 8 comments

Greetings from North Queensland! I now understand why a lot of Aussies head north during the winter! I am currently sitting in my sister’s lounge room in shorts and t-shirt with the ceiling fan on…and it is winter! It is such a nice change from cold land down south!

Anyway, yesterday my Mum, sister and I had our little craft stall at the Craft Spectacular and it was such a fun day! Lots of people through the door and lots of sales which is always exciting! In addition to selling my cards, I also made a whole heap of little girls hair clips out of grosgrain ribbon and felt…so when I get home I’ll take some decent pictures and share them with you all.

But onto a baby card that I made recently which was one of my sales yesterday. I used the ‘Welcome Baby’ sentiment out of Jane’s Doodles ‘Noah’s Ark’ stamp set and stamped it repeatedly in distress inks to make the background. The giraffe is a Recollections stamp and coloured in with copic markers.


Stamps: Recollections – Zoo-Licious, Jane’s Doodles – Noah’s Ark stamp set (sentiment) , Hero Arts – Playful Animals stamp set (CL155) (little star), Hero Arts – Envelope Pattern woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – sepia, Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – dried marigold, scattered straw
Card: X-Press It Blending card, Regal Craft Card (white smooth square fold), green card
Other Supplies: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Basic Grey button – brights, foam dimensional, spellbinders Nesties – label 4, Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon – brown, DMC Floss – white, Quickutz die – tag, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 3mm, blending tool

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Hi Marion, Ahhh….what I would give to be in Qld in shorts trying to keep cool instead of being in Melbourne freezing my little toes off and squishing around my backyard in rubber boots inbetween showers of rain….sigh…….anyway, it sounds wonderful and I am sure you will enjoy every moment. Make the most of it! And it sounds like you have been having a fun time 🙂

    I love your baby card – so refreshing to not have pink and blue. Love how you did the background and the button and tag finish it off perfectly. Love the glossy accents on the giraffe too.

    Hope you can stop by my blog sometime: http://www.instead-of-ironing.blogspot.com/

    {{hugs}} and stay COOL!

  2. Gorgeous card Marion! Love the cute giraffe with glossy accents 😉
    Hope you manage to cool off! Rx

  3. Welcome to the best winter in Australia! Nothing better than wearing shorts and t-shirts all year round. So glad you are having fun and selling lots 🙂 Love your card – that giraffe is the cutest and wonderful stamped background.

  4. This is super adorable! Perfect colours, could be used for either a boy or girl. Glad to hear you had fun at the markets and that you are enjoying ‘Winter’.

  5. Such an adorable card. Love your work. It’s summer here in the US and where we live – hot.

  6. this is adorable, that giraffe is too much!

  7. Oh this is so sweet! Love your background and the sweet image! Lucky you in the sunshine…..roll on Summer I’ve had enough of this cold weather!!!!

  8. Stunning combo of colours and stamps!! beautiful colouring and I love the background! Enjoy the warmth, we are rugging up down here!! 🙂

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