Wednesday, 14 January 2009

1st Card this Year and no stamping on it!

Well I have returned from my extended Holiday to Dubai and Spain and I am so happy to be back at work again!! (I don't think so). I have been so busy at work and catching up with things at home that I can't understand when I had the time to craft before I went away.

While I was away Claire that worked for me when I was at Barclays and her partner John had a baby boy - Aaron. He was born on New Year's Eve so he was a bit early as he was not due until last weekend. They are both doing well and I can't wait to see him. I sat down last night to make a card for them but really do not have any suitable stamps for baby boys - plenty for little girls but no boys. It was only when I was checking out some of the challenge sites that I found that Stamp Something had a challenge to make a card without using amy stamps. I had bought a few sheets of images to cut out from Panduro ages ago and have never got round to using them so I managed to make a card with some of these bits and pieces along with some wording cut on the cricut. I am really pleased with the finished card and it certainly made a change from stamping.

I had decorated the back and also the inside of the card, but unfortnuately the pic of the inside has not come out very well and I have already sent te card off. Here is the front and the back.

Today is the first real chance that I have had to catch up with my blog and the world of bloggers and I have received some lovely awards while I have been away. To the ladies concerned I just wanted to let you know that I have not deliberatly ignored you it is just that I had not realised until yesterday that you had all been so kind as to send these to me.

I will try to post a message with these awards later this afternoon or evening along with some other exciting news.

It's great to be back to my blogging world - just need the craft time now.


Alison said...

Yeah, great to have you back. Loving this baby card Karen. Love the shading. Fantastic.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh so so cute.

Tara said...

Such a sweet card Karen, I love it! xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super sweet card! Love the paper and the chipboard letters. Thanks for playing. :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is just so adorable Karen, I just adore your sweet baby card. Love your photo's too and isn't it great to be home to dull and depressing weather.. Roll on Spring! Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

aww this is so sweet!
Hugs rachxx