Thursday, 15 October 2009

Ye Olde Style Congratulations - New Baby

A work colleague has just sent a colleage/customer of his, a gift for his new baby..... there were some lovely muted colours in the outfits they chose for the new baby's gift... it made me think of the gorgeous Mabel Lucie Atwell stamps from The Artistic Stamper - and while the 'title' of this stamp is 'A Jolly Day Out'...... somehow, I thought it might make a splendid New Baby Card...... I've used Ranger Distress inks on the background of the card - sponged and 'crackled' with a bit of screwed up cellophane.  Torn and distressed the edges of the papers.... added some gorgeous ribbon from Craft Fairy and coloured the image with Sakura Gelly Roll pens for a lovely glossy finish - and despite my general 'dislike' of peel-offs...... I thought these finished it all off rather beautifully!  Oh yes..... the little button, is wooden....... came from the wooden button stand at Ally Pally [actually it might have been Farnborough... but it's the same guy!]  Hope you like.


  1. Hi! Just found your blog from another (can't remember right now!). LOVE these Mabel Lucie Atwell stamps! Does the company send to the US? I really "need" them! I love all things vintage and am a card maker too (vintage-style, of course!) I've always loved M.L. Atwell's illustrations...! I'm your newest follower so I can keep coming back to see what you're creating!

  2. Wouldn't surprise me if Julie found your blog from mine...that's been the case, lately!

    This is a really sweet card...these stamps are terrific!