Friday, 23 August 2013

Celebrate a new baby with Sweets for the Sweet

Hello there! I've been recharging the old batteries for the last couple of weeks and have returned all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to stamp! Today's (very pink) card was made to celebrate the arrival of a lovely baby girl and features little windmills - perfect, I thought, for this week's Less is More challenge where the theme is 'Round and Round'. Come and see:


The stamp set I used is called Sweets for the Sweet which contains some gorgeous lollipop/sweet images along with a variety of windmills and these candy-cane-style sticks. The pink and white colour scheme reminds me of marshmallows!


Whenever I see these kind of windmills I think of someone jumping up and down shouting 'woohoo!' (please tell me I'm not alone!) and so I think they're just right to celebrate a new baby. These were stamped in yummy Strawberry Slush and centred with the fabulous new love of my life: Candy Dots.


The simple 'celebrate' sentiment is from the Embellished Events stamp set - now there's another useful set! - with the exclamation mark added with a matching marker.  I underlined the word with a strip of card stock and some gorgeous washi tape, and the edge of the card stock was trimmed with my scallop border punch.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet, Embellished Events
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush
Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirourette
Other:  Scallop border punch, Gingham Garden washi tape, Neutrals candy dots, Stamp-a-majig
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Isn't it fun to make baby cards?! When my new Stampin' Up catalogue arrived, my youngest son curled up on the sofa with me to have a look at the new offerings. When he saw the baby image in the Sweetest Gift stamp set he frowned. "Babies don't do parachute jumping!" he said disapprovingly!

Thank you for visiting me today. I shall be back to blogging regularly again now so I'll be back on Monday. Hope to see you then,

17 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki! Missed you! Love your happy baby card-the papers are gorgeous!

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  2. Hi Vicky, Good to hear you've had a lovely couple of weeks break to relax and recharge. Gorgeous baby card (without any sign of a baby), those little windmills look terrific. Helen

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  3. Lovely baby card and live the pinwheel

    Anne

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  4. Hi Vicky
    Really missed you.... This card is gorgeous for a new baby.... Lone that Pink......
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  5. Welcome back, Vicky! And you are back with a delightful card, I love those windmills. But no, I'm not jumping up and down saying "woo hoo", that really is just you.... Ha! Tell your son that babies would love to parachute jump, it's just that their dull parents tend not to let them. xxxx

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  6. Yey you're back!! Hi Vicky, gorgeous baby card, love those pinwheels:)
    Val x

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  7. Lovely to see you back in Blogland with this lovely baby card. Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

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  8. Yay . . . she's ba-ack! Super and ultra pink baby card. Very cute.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Hi Vicky great to have you back. Your card is so pretty, I love the gorgeous colours you have used. You should also link it to MMM - the theme this week is for children/ baby cards - Jacqueline xx

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  10. Simply Beautiful such a gorgeous pink.
    missed you,
    Shirley I hope you feel rested and ready to go

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  11. Welcome back Vicky. Love the gorgeous colours you've used. Love the idea of using the windmills for a baby card.

    Kat xx

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  12. Fabulous card Vicky. Glad you're back - I've had withdrawal symptoms :0)
    Margaret x

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  13. Lovely to see you back Vicky, Love to see your creativeness.

    This is so pretty, love the windmills, hadn't thought of them for a baby card, but they work so well.

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  14. Hope you had a great holiday and are feeling nice and relaxed. Love your baby card - great to see a different take on it, away from the usual baby images x x

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  15. Such a sweet card Vicky!
    I also have a teen that like to point out the flaming obvious lol!

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  16. Hi Vicky! Hope you had a lovely couple of weeks off! We've been off and about a lot this summer hols too!
    Love your card...the colour combo really is yummy like candy floss!
    Lizy xx

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  17. What a great idea for the challenge Vicky and I'd never have thought of windmills for a baby card... they work perfectly of course :0)
    I love the baby parachuting image and of course your youngest is right although he/she does remind me of our little girlie in her door bouncer!!!
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x