Monday, 29 January 2018

Baby Shower ~ You'll Always Be My Baby

Hey there lovelies. I've been rushed off my feet since bringing the kiddos back from our lovely holibobs up the top of the North Island in New Zealand (pics in a previous post), as it was my sister's 'friends' baby shower on Saturday and I spent all Friday baking for that. We had an absolutely beautiful baby shower, it poured with rain across town where I live, but the sun shone so beautifully where my sis' lives and we had a truly magical celebration. I'd hosted a baby shower for the extended family a couple of weekends back and was rushing around the whole time, so my sweet sis' knowing this, asked me to her 'friends' shower, so I could relax and enjoy the celebration with her and help with a little baking too. Our mummy came too and we all had a truly beautiful afternoon with her besties who came from all over the North Island. Some all the way from Wellington. 

I made her a sweet card for this 'friends' baby shower. I used a sweet Clearly Besotted stamp set called Woodland Kisses. It is an older Clearly Besotted Stamp set, but I know there's a good selection of lovely Clearly Besotted images in our wonderful Kiwi Craft store ~ Krafter's Cart. I finished the card with a few sequins to work in with the 'circle embellishments' theme we have at Southern Girls this week. But when I was laying them out, I didn't like the bigger sizes of the sequins, so I decided to ditch them and leave the card plain. But here are some pics I took when I was playing around with the sequin idea.

I masked those fluffy clouds and used a dusting brush and distress ink to create them. I couldn't find my cloud border die (yes I need to clean my craft den) so I just cut a few waves in a bit of heavier cardstock to create a new stencil. I masked off the bunnies and scene to do the ink dusting and also to add the green grass layer.

The scene was also created with masking. The toadstools and the wee tree stump had to be added after the bunnies were masked. Then the toadstool that's behind the front one was stamped after masking the front ones. Lots of fiddly work in the masking, but I love the way it all came together. I used my Copic Markers to colour these cuties.

This sweet stamp set comes with some rather adorable options, one of them is this little cluster of hearts, which I thought was perfect for the loving glance these two are giving each other. I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and also to their sweet lil' noses. 

 I hung the card in my sister's tree to snap some pics. It was such a pretty scene

I really do prefer this card without the sequins. It was all about the sweet image and simple ink work for me. My dilemma though after removing the sequins, was now what would I do for the current Southern Girls challenge?!! So like all good crafters, I went back to the drawing board and started again. So pop on over to the next post to see what my solution was. Hehe, clever pun there, which you'll only get, when you see the card! LOL.

One final pic of the card on my gift for my sis, waiting to be opened

But before you go, check out some more lovely pics of my sister's baby shower at the end of this post. It was such an elegant and beautiful event. No hint of kitsch in site! Just elegant and gorgeous. We had such a special day and my sister's friends were SO generous with her. She has some truly beautiful presents for her and bub. Ooh I can't wait for those baby snuggles. I'm beyond excited! I'll be back again in a few minutes, literally, hehe, as I'm all set to post the next card. So do check that out next. Hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Update: My sis sent me a pic taken in better light after I'd given the card to her. So here's a pic update xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad: Valentine/Love (baby love)
Colour Crazy Challenge: #4 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #205 ~ Something New (new baby and new stamp set)
Crafty Catz: #401 ~ Something New (my clearly besotted stamp set is new)
Crafty Cardmakers: #204 ~ Get Inky/Messy (clouds and grass inked with DI's)
Creative Inspirations: January ~ Something New (new baby and new stamp set)
Dragonfly Journeys: #110 ~ The Power of Red (little pops of red in the hearts and mushrooms)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up (I've layered the image panel up with a foam mat)

Now, for those of you who'd like to see the pretty party we had for sister's baby shower. Here are a few sweet pics of our fun. Enjoy xoxo

The sweet scene for the shower in my sister's garden

The beautiful 'naked' cake made by one of her besties

Beautifully wrapped presents

Petite and perfect

Our day ended with a little bit of Heaven breaking through :)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What an absolutely adorable cute card, love it. A beautiful baby shower too, like something from the movies. So lovely to see sunny warm weather

Christine L said...

Wow Wends.... I'm loving this adorable card! Fabulous colouring and that cloud background... perfection!

Also thanks for sharing the photos of the baby shower... looks like a wonderful time - and I particularly love the last photo - you're right = heaven WAS peeking through!

Christine x

Chris said...

Awww, such a sweet card, the bunnies are adorable and you've created a lovely background for them...the sky looks amazing!
More lovely photos, the scene of the baby shower looks idyllic ...would make a great inspiration photo for a card challenge :))!

Cara said...

An adorable card and the shower photos are wonderful, thank you for sharing x

Fikreta said...

so sweet card and very beautiful photos

Sarah said...

Such a cute card Wendy and thank you for inviting us to the party!! Everything looks perfect xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card, love the sky you've made and the bunnies are fab.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

PaperDaisies said...

Love the design of this card. The results are stunning. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Judy McKay said...

Very cute card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

Lilly said...

An absolutely adorable card, those little bunnies are so cute. The baby shower looks lovely too. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Lilly (GDT)

Jeannie said...

Hi Wendy! Your card is just the sweetest and from the baby shower pictures it looks like it was magical in every way. Thanks so much for joining my Power of Red blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card and love your clouds, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Get Inkly/Messy" challenge.
Happy Crafting

Kelly said...

Truly magical day! That card is one to be treasured in an album for sure. Creative Blessings!

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