Welcome Joshua Mark!

It must seem that I am in the midst of a family baby boom! Last week we welcomed my first nephew, Joshua Mark, to the big wide world. My three boys are so excited to have their first boy cousin.

Despite some pregnancy and birth complications, he arrived safe and healthy and weighed in at a robust 10lb!

Awwwww, isn’t he just precious?

Obviously the occasion called for a special card. I trawled the Internet for ideas and came across a few on the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator forum website. My card turned out to be a bit of a mish mash of ideas.

I thought the little overalls were so darling! They are made from the Owl Builder punch and I cut some extra little pockets for a couple of the overalls. Some tiny cardstock pegs attach them to the Baker’s Twine clothesline. I’ve used a retired alphabet set called Rough Type for Joshua’s name and punched them out with the always handy Jewelry Tag punch. I’ve also drawn on some little stitching marks although they are a little hard to make out in the photo.


Until next time,

Happy crafting x


Welcome Emily!

We recently had an addition to our extended family. My cousin and his wife welcomed their first baby, a daughter, Emily Rose. As they live a couple of states away, I haven’t met her but it’s lovely to see some pics on facebook. I love that the Internet allows us to keep in touch with far away family so easily!

Obviously this sort of occasion requires a card, so a card making I did go. I wanted it to be cute, pink & pretty! I have seen these super cute baby dresses made from Stampin’ Up!’s owl builder punch and ribbon and wanted to give them a go. Note: I’ve seen these on a few different sites, so I’m unsure who to credit with this idea, but thanks for your creativity whoever you are!

So there are the 3 super cute little dresses, hanging on the line. I added some little tags made from the Tiny Tags stamp set and punched from the Jewelry Tag punch and Small Heart punch.

Congratulations again Simone & Shi-Anne – enjoy your new bundle of joy!

Jess x