Friday, 1 May 2015

Bebunni Baby

Good evening friends and hope this post finds you well. Before I go any further, I would like to warmly welcome Judy (who is our newest teamie at Incy Wincy Designs) to my crafty musings ... hope you enjoy the journey! I can't believe it's May 1st already - where is the year disappearing too!

I'm sharing a non-DT card this evening as I know it's reached it's recipient! On Tuesday I found some fab news in my FB feed that one of our teachers from school had given birth to a beautiful baby girl. The teacher and I are both in the Staff Band (no, we can't come up with a more inspirational name!) and as Tuesday afternoons are when we practice, I thought it would be nice if we all signed a card to the new "family". So, I set to work creating and this was the result:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is a pre-made 14.7cm square base in white
  • Paper - is from a retired set from Bearly Mine Designs called "Plain and Simple" - I've used this gorgeous lavender colourway (called Plain 18) to tone in with Bebunni's balloons. The paper is already distressed, but I added some tool distressing too, just to give a bit of texture. This was matted and layered onto dark purple Core'dinations Cardstock
  • Image - is the gorgeous Bebunni, and this topper comes from the Crafter's Inspiration Magazine 4 (Spring 2014) CD-Rom. I've die cut the topper using the second largest Die'sire Essentials Circles Die and this is matted and layered onto the dark purple Core'dinations Cardstock, cut with the largest Die'sire Essentials Scalloped Circles Die
  • Sentiment - is from a stamp set Special Occasion Stamps which was a cover freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. Again this was matted and layered onto the dark purple Core'dinations Cardstock, cut with the ticket shaped die from the Die'sire Just the Ticket set.
  • Cord - is from a bargain bag which I bought from Hobbycraft, heaven only knows when! It was a thicker and silky cord which I unravelled, and this is just one strand of it.
  • Banners - are from another retired Bearly Mine Designs set called "Mixed Media" and this is one corner of paper MM026. I love the extra "texture" it lends to the project in tonal colours. I topped these banners with pearls.

I know the recipient loves this card and I have to say that I was pretty pleased with it too - not bad for a couple of hours work, eh?

I was inspired by and would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great weekend, and enjoy the Bank Holiday if you're in the UK!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. What an adorable image and congratulations to the new family. Thank you for joining in our special Purple Crazy challenge in hon our of Wendy. I hope we see you again for our other challenges. Wynn DT CD Sunday.

  2. such a cutie pie Helen - love the papers too - big hugs rachel x

  3. It's gorgeous Helen, Love it.

  4. Such a cute card and what lovely news. The circle of life. Thank you for sharing with us in our special tribute to Wendy aka Purple Crazy.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. How sweet such a lovely pretty card
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. So sweet!! I love this adorable image!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  7. Gorgeous. Card so pretty love it

  8. Super card, love that image. This is a perfect project for our Purple Crazy challenge. Thanks for joining us.
    Jenny x

  9. So sweet and a lovely card to give to the new family. Lovely image and the papers are 'so' Wendy. Thanks for joining us as we celebrate Wendy's time with us.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  10. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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Helen x