The Baby Boom Continues!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hi everyone!

It seems as if there is a major baby boom going on at the moment, I know so many people having babies and a few that have already been born.  There will be 5 additions to my extended family on one side alone!  So it looks like there are going to be quite a few baby cards needed for the next while, so get used to it! lol!

We have a new challenge today from the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu and the lovely boss lady herself, Elaine, is hosting.  The challenge for us this week is...

Anything goes!

Simples! :)

So sticking with the baby theme I thought I'd share what I gave to my best friend for her birthday and as she's up the duff with her first bambino I thought I'd try to make it special.

I made her a gift basket, with all stuff for her when she's pregnant, and not for the baby!

In the basket I included: Magazines (trashy, of course!), stretch-mark cream, cooling foot spray, face masks, pregnancy book, baby name book, a mummy mug, a bump gift pack (including bubble bath, pregnancy shampoo (??  I don't know what's different in it to ordinary shampoo!) and a couple of other bits and bobs), a wee pot of vaseline, choc dip, tea-light holder, "baby powder" tea-lights (they smell gorgeous!), a wedge pillow and most important of all - a box of chocolates!

And, of course, I made the tag.

The image is one I've had for years and had never used called "Baby Bump" by Sassy Studio Designs.  I coloured her with the following copics:  Skin: E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair: E31,29,09,08. Top: R59,39,37,29,27. Trousers: 100,W9,7,5.
The sentiment is computer generated using the free font called "Rebekah's Birthday" and a few bits gone over with a red copic. 

The papers are from the Carta Bella book "Giddy Up".  I mounted it on white card that I doodled on and then on a hand-made kraft tag that also got some doodling treatment.  I used a Tim Holtz Alterations die for the scallops on the tag and the ribbon is from my stash.

The back of the tag has a Pink Gem Design sentiment stamped on it and a bit more doodling by yours truly.

So there you go, I hope you liked it and that you'll pop over to see what the rest of the talented Pink Team have got up to this week at Eclectic Ellapu!

I'd like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create; Friendship Day
All Sorts Challenge Blog; Kraft it
CRAFT Challenge; For the girls
Craft Your Passion; Happy birthday
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog; Anything goes with ribbon
Eureka Stamps; Happy birthday
Papercrafting Journey; Die cuts
ABC Challenges; R for roses are red
Top Tip Tuesday; Spooled items

Thanks for looking!


Trimgym said...

Gorgeous creations, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Well this certainly makes me want to have a baby - oooops too old lol. I shall just have to enjoy looking at it. Fabulous gift - so pleased you are an eclectic girlie xx

Kate T said...

What a fabulous gift for mum to be !
thanks for joining crafty ribbons challenge, Kate x

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

omg this is brilliant I bet your best friend was over the moon to get this, I no i would be and so thoughtful as well getting things that she can use during her pregnancy she is very lucky to have such a caring friend. I love the tag that you have made that image is wonderful.
Kelly - EE Teamie

Avril Ann said...

Sheena, what a truly thoughtful gift for your friend, love it, and I am sure she will too. We have had a baby boom in this family too, 3 this year alone...have fun with all the new babies xxx

Laura said...

Awesome gift, lovely crafting
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

Claire H said...

This is such a lovely idea Sheena! I hope your friend loved it!
Claire xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Hi Sheena, this time I'm here with a different (non-purple) DT hat on. This is such a wonderful gift. I love that it's for the mom and not the baby. Your tag is fabulous with it's lovely colouring and design. I like the doodling. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I'm glad I came for a visit.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful and totally fabulous gift!! Such a beautiful basket of joy :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful tag and what a thoughtful gift for a new mum-to-be. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Kraft It challenge this week x

Jules said...

Hi Sheena

What a smashing gift you have put together .. .. and your tag is gorgeous. Love all the doodling!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

wow fabulous gift sheena.your friend is so lucky and I love your stunning tag :D

xx coops xx

Sandie said...

What a fantastic your Tag,its fabulous.

Sandie x

Anne said...

That's fabulous Sheena. Thanks for visiting my blog. Can't remember if I said congratulations to you all on safe arrival of your new nephew.
CONGRATULATIONS :-) !!!!!!!! Anne x

Jo Channon said...

Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Great project for a Mum to Be and great use of Kraft card. Jo x

Sandy said...

What a wonderful friend you are. A great idea for a gift. Love the fab image on your gorgeous tag. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

Patricia said...

I'll bet your friend is loving this! great project idea!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

What a lovely card. I'm pregnant to and I would love to get a gift like this :) Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey