Wednesday 20 August 2014

A new Baby Boy!

Hello all - and apologies for being AWOL for over a week! How did that pass so quickly? Well, we safely transported daughter and all her belongings to her new flat in Lewes, just outside Brighton (and a very tiring 300+ miles away from here! She couldn't get any further south without dropping off the end of the UK mainland could she? lol!).  We are adjusting to a household that is one short - just as I imagine she is adjusting to living away from home with her boyfriend! But we had a lovely few days with them - and her boyfriend's mum had travelled down there too (she lives even further north than us!). We all helped them get settled, built the flat-packed furniture (always a challenge!) and got all the rest of it moved in. It's a beautiful part of the country and Lewes is such a pretty little market town, full of quirky buildings, antique shops and surrounded by gorgeous countryside. We stayed for 3 nights at a delightful B&B and enjoyed exploring the area - when we weren't on 'flat' duty! We even managed an afternoon in a very busy Brighton and walked miles - and to the end of the pier (which my husband was determined to do lol!). It was almost like stepping back in time to the seaside resorts of the 50's and 60's - all ice creams, fish & chips and candy floss, fairground rides and fruit machines! Although we did draw the line at husband buying a 'Kiss Me Quick' hat.....   Anyway, after a bit of a tearful parting and a very long drive home (definitely not a fan of the M25 lol!), we are now adapting to only having one child at home - although he has now taken up ownership of what was his sister's bedroom as it is much bigger than his! But I must admit the extra space will be nice - and I can install all my crafty stuff into the small bedroom (and my husband says he can now have his lounge back - cheek!).

Oh dear. I've waffled on again haven't I? Sorry!

Anyway, unless you were confused or alarmed by the blog title - no, we're not expecting a new arrival! I was asked to make a baby card for a couple who have had a long-awaited baby boy, Jack, who arrived in the world with a head full of red hair just like his dad! This is what is so nice about making personalised cards for people - you can add those details that you just wouldn't be able to find in a shop-bought one!  So I used a gorgeous Mo Manning digi stamp - and gave him red hair!

The image has been coloured with copics, promarkers and pencils 

The backing papers are from LOTV, with some added stitching. The lettering die cuts are from All Occasion dies and the cute little onesie is from Cottage Cutz, with some added buttons from stash.

And the inside decorated to match

Hope you like it. 
Thank you for all your lovely comments, and now I'm back I'll make my way around Blogland and catch up with what crafty goodies everyone has been making! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - to die for (die cuts)
Stamp & Create - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes


  1. This is so gorgeous and adorable Kim. Your colouring of the hair is awesome.
    Glad your daughter is settling in, you will miss her. Think on it as another place to visit even if it is a tiring journey.

  2. Glad the move went well Kim. What a gorgeous card and that red hair is fantastic. Love the stitching too xx

  3. Your card is gorgeous Kim, adorable image and fabulous colouring. I love the stitching too.
    I am pleased that your daughter's move went well and I hope she is settling in well. It's a lovely part of the country, only about 30 miles from me.
    I hope you are adjusting okay too.
    Sue xx

  4. So very cute Kim. Love this image and your fabulous design.

  5. So gorgeous Kim..who couldn't love a baby on a fluffy the buttons and stitching...fabulous card..glad the move went well and you had such a lovely time while there...sounds like a lot of fun..and yay! you get a craftroom.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. A gorgeous card Kim. That little baby is so cute! The stitching and layout look fab.
    Lorraine x

  7. Hi Kim,
    what a very cute baby card.
    Super colouring of that great image, and your design is really fab.
    So glad you got your daughter moved safely.
    Sounds like you had a lovely time.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Kim this is just pure delight and the cutest image. Love the stitching.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. Adorable, Kim! What a fab image that is and I love that shock of red hair and those perfect papers!
    So glad to hear your daughter is now safely in her new home and that you managed to have fun on the seafront!! xx

  10. Adorable Kim, what a super sweet image, I love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Love your baby boy card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  12. This is fab Kim! Love the image and red hair and the onesie is gorgeous!
    Glad the move went well.
    Gina x

  13. This is so cute Kim! huggles Sue xx

  14. Gorgeous Kim, lovely soft papers and such a cute image, I just want to squeeze those bum cheeks lol!, hugs, Colette xx

  15. This is lovely and totally adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  16. Glad your daughter's move went well, you will all find it very strange for a while! But Hurrah for getting a craft room out of it!!
    Fab card, lovin the wee onsie die :)

  17. This is just precious. Love the details with the buttons and sewing and your colouring is outstanding. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina
    DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  18. Well I'm glad to hear the move went well although it was obviously tiring for you. I'm sure you'll have fun setting up your new crafty room so you can make more darling cards like this one. This red hair is so cute. Hugs!


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Kim x