Monday 28 November 2011

Button Buddies for a baby boy

Good morning! I'm ready to start the week with a masculine card as usual on Mondays and today I'm showing you a card for a very small male person! Christmas might be on its way but babies continue to be born and we always need a stash of baby cards! Here's one for a baby boy:

I love this image of an old-fashioned baby rattle and it's just one of eight stamps in the Button Buddies set. I'm quite a fan of this stamp set - the images are quite graphic and cover loads of occasions!

I was pleased with the 3D look I achieved with the rattles. I first tapped them into Marina Mist ink and then added shading on one side of the rubber with a Night of Navy marker. After stamping, I drew in a shadow with my Sahara Sand marker to give them extra depth.

The sentiments from Easy Events are so useful and I love the font style. And have you spotted that ornate border? I punched a strip of Bashful Blue card stock using the Lace Ribbon border punch and tucked it under the main panel. I love the tone-on-tone look of teaming it with a Bashful Blue card base.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Easy Events
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White craft ink for sponging edge of card base
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Other: Markers, Lace Ribbon border punch, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I hope you had a good weekend. We had an extremely busy one with chores and also my youngest son's Christmas fair at school to help out with. I was on an extremely busy stall selling novelties such as lip glosses masquerading as cakes and weirdly-shaped stationery items. At one stage a small boy picked up a bright pink plastic toilet and looked up into my face. "What's this?" he asked. "It's a toilet," I told him firmly. He was not to be easily fobbed off. "What does it do?" he asked, his eyes fixed onto mine. "Let's read the label shall we?" I said brightly. "It says here that it makes rude noises..." He stared at me disapprovingly. "You use it to entertain your friends," I added. The child put the toilet back in the box and took his leave, casting me a look of deep disgust - as if the whole thing had been my idea!

Thank you for joining me today. I shall be back tomorrow with something a little Christmassy so do come and have a look if you have a minute.


  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous baby the blues...very nice ....
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Sweet, sweet baby card! I love the way you can add dimension with ink.

  3. Gorgeous baby card.. I always find it hard to make baby card.... just lovely :D

  4. Beautiful, Vicky; I love your application of colour. I have a couple of 'boy baby' cards to make, so am now feeling very inspired - thank you!

  5. Wonderful coloring on the rattles. They seem to jump off the page. I also enjoyed the story of the pink plastic toilet very much. You paint a very funny image!

  6. Hi Vicky

    I love coming to your blog .. .. I always get to see a great make and to read an amusing story.

    Loving your baby card. They are one of my favourite cards to make.

    Great toilet story too!! You portray such a good picture that I can actually see it all happening LOL!!!

    Was it your idea?!!?!?!?

    Love Jules xx

  7. Hi Vicky - you've fooled me again. With your brilliant colouring and shading you've managed to get those rattles to look as if they're on foam pads!!


  8. Brilliant card-the colouring is fabulous!

  9. Cute bubba card!

    Hilarious about the Christmas Fair. I've got to do craft stalls at one of my friend's Fairs on Saturday . . . dressed as an Elf . . . I can't wait! x

  10. Wow those rattles jump off the page very clever and poor you re the little boy and the toilet !!!!! did it get sold ???? Luv Sue x

  11. Vicky, this is a really cute card, and I love how you've given dimension to the rattles with the shadow.

    Great story of the toilet!!


  12. You certainly have got that 3d technique down to a fine art. I have to do a double take to really understand how you've achieved it

  13. Arr this is sweet Vicky, your inking is amazing and so is the shadow you've drawn in...I really had to stare at the image because it plays tricks on your eyes!!
    Sounds a fun weekend :)
    Jenny x

  14. Hello Vicky

    Your card is fabulous, I love the idea of a baby rattle, and what superb shading.


  15. Lovely card Vicky and I love the way you've coloured it. Hope you didn't buy any of those pink toilets to 'entertain' your friends!!!
    M x

  16. This is a fabulous card, love the old fashioned rattle and how you have coloured them.

  17. The rattles are fab. I thought they were cut out and mounted. I think I need to invest in a Sahara Sand pen to create some shadows! x


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