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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

New Baby Box Card

Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you all had a great weekend, I'm slightly dazed to find it's already the second week of September, it doesn't seem like five minutes since the Bank Holiday weekend. I've not really been up to much craft wise, just watching the new craft channel HOCHANDA - talking of which I was absolutely thrilled on the 4th of September when HOCHANDA showed two of my box cards during a Hougie Board hour. They'd asked for people who already owned a Hougie to email in with any makes they wanted to share so I did not thinking I'd have a chance of them being shown. But I was thrilled when they put them up during the programme.

Someone I know is having a baby boy soon so I thought I'd get ready for the happy event by making a baby boy box card in shades of blue. As you've probably guessed I love making these pop up box cards and new babies are a perfect occasion to make one for.

Bit blurry - sorry

Close up of handmade toppers

3 Box flaps embossed with Babies Feet embossing folder

Back panel embossed with words from Our Baby embossing folder

Two side panels are embossed with swirls

Interior back panel embossed with Our Baby image

I used three stamp sets altogether. A baby boy sentiment by Tiny Tatty Teddies and two by Clearly Besotted Stamps Child's Play and Little Onesie. I've also used three embossing folders, Our Baby embossing folder by Cuttlebug, Swirl embossing folder and Babies feet embossing folder both by Crafts-Too. The stamped images were coloured in using Flexmarkers, I love Flexmarkers but I'm a bit miffed that they don't seem to be of equal quality to the ProMarkers as I've had to throw my BG1 marker away due to it drying up, I've only had it about 4 months! As far as I know they aren't refillable so I need to replace it, my sea mist marker is running out too :( . I'd like to enter this card to this week's Passion for ProMarkers blog challenge which is sentiments, I've used two - the Precious Little Boy - Congratulations and the embossed panel at the back.

Occasionally I like to mention companies which have outstanding service so I'd like to recommend http://www.craftrange.com. Craft Range is currently running a Christmas card competition with a Craftwell Cut 'n' Emboss machine worth £229.99 as the prize, they had a sponsored link on my home page on Facebook so I decided to check it out. Once I'd taken note of the details I had a look at the sort of stuff they sell and was immediately drawn to their clearance section, I was delighted to discover a couple of Indigo Blu A5 stamp sets that I've been coveting for a while at only £10.49 each and treated myself to both, they have free postage if you spend over £15. My order went through at 2.06pm and at 2.17pm a mere 11 minutes later I got an email saying my stamps had been shipped! That level of service is just mindblowing and I'm very impressed with the site. I can't wait to get my order, obviously as its free shipping it's coming second class so it'll be a few days before it's here but hopefully it'll arrive before the weekend. I hope you all have a visit and pick up a bargain or two and why not enter the Christmas card comp the closing date is 30th November and you can enter it by about half a dozen means (but only one card entry per person, just pick your favourite media - snail mail, email, twitter, FB etc), as I'm probably going to make a pop up box card I'll probably post my entry just because the cards tend to look better in real life rather than still photos. You're only supposed to enter a single photo for the non snail mail route and it's kind of hard for me to get a good photo showing all the detail in one shot so again posting it makes sense for me personally but it's good to have so many options for entering especially if you leave it last minute.

It's our 4th wedding anniversary on Friday so I'll be cosying up with hubby instead of crafting probably listening to cricket or football *snooze*. Bless him, he does enjoy his sports. Hopefully I'll be able to fit in a couple of craft sessions in between the cuddling and have a few more cards to share with you soon. As always if you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the usual places and until next time - keep crafting!

Love and crafty hugs,

Sarah xxx

6 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, Thank you for joining this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge, 313 Sentiments. You certainly have some beautiful embossing folders and submitted a unique challenge. I have yet to try Fleximarkers, but note what you say;) Good luck. Guest|DT

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    1. Thank you Huny,I really love my embossing folders and they out number my dies 3 to 1. My husband is sight impaired so I try to add texture to my cards so he can 'see' them in his own way. Fleximarkers are brilliant to use apart from the ink drying out as I mentioned. I'd definitely recommend you trying them if you have the chance. Crafty hugs Sarah xxx

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  2. Gorgeous pop-up card Sarah. I love the cute images and your colouring is perfect. I love embossing folders and they add an extra touch to everything don't they? Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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    1. Thank you Denise, I love my embossing folders, I don't use them for every card but I do like the way they add texture without too much bulk - so handy for keeping the postage down :). I'm looking forward to the new challenge on Tuesday. Crafty hugs Sarah x

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  3. Hi! What a beautiful card! Gorgeous embossing too. Thank you for joining Passion for ProMarkers this week. Hugs Lotta xx

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    1. Thank you Lotta. Crafty hugs Sarah xx

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