Tuesday, 17 March 2015

B is for Beautiful Babies

 We've just got back from our holiday in Gran Canaria.  We had a lovely time and now it's time to get stuck into the laundry ......

I've just been over to the Alphabet Challenge blog and want to send congratulations to Chanya, Sarn & Elizabeth on winning the last challenge.  Well done Girls.  They are all lovely cards.

I've made this card for my charity box which I will be sending off at the end of the month.  I would also like to enter it into  the challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

The topper was made with an old Nellie Snelling brass stencil which I embossed with my little lightbox then coloured with chalk inks whilst keeping the stencil in place.  I made a couple of holes either side of the stork's beak so that I could attach the craft wire with the word beads on.  I tore one side of the white card, inked round the edge with the blue chalk ink and scribbled a bit of grass at the bottom to ground the bird.

The blue lace paper which I've had for a long time is from a pad by Joanna Sheen. I think it's so pretty and fresh that I use it sparingly.  I punched the top left hand corner with a corner punch and added the three punched hearts and finally a gold peeloff sentiment.

Since the beginning of the year I set myself the task of using up my stash of peeloffs, some of which  I have had since I began card making some years ago now.  Still loads to go ..... watch this space!


JayBe said...

What a lovely design, Barb - I love the stencilled image with the chalk. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Barb said...

Thanks Jan. This is very new to me and I'm enjoying getting involved