Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The So Swirly wheel is beautiful

My friend Marian became a granny for the first time over the weekend. Grace was born on Saturday morning weighing only 6lb 5ozs. Congratulations Belinda and Tim! And of course congrats to Marian too who has been desperate for a grandchild for many years. In fact she has been surrogate Nanna to Jake for a few years now - she loves him to bits and vice versa. I have some new arrivals too..... oh yes, some of the sets from the 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue landed on my doorstep on Friday afternoon. With a special occasion to celebrate I created this card for the proud parents. I absolutely love the new So Swirly Jumbo wheel, it's gorgeous! I can see me using this on lots more projects, especially as it goes so well with the Season of Joy set and with Christmas not too far away I'd better get going. I have an idea to use it with the Stampin'Up! gold embossing powder too - very classy so watch this space. The other stamps I used for this card are 'In the Stars'. A very versatile set which is great for boys/men as well as us girlies. And have you noticed the scalloped edges? I don't think I've mentioned it before (ahem!) but it's the fantastic Scallop Border Punch. All I will say is 'it's the best' and at only £10.95 it's a bargain! lol The colours on the card are Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, and Bashful Blue. I haven't got any alphas yet so I used American Crafts Daquiri Thickers. At least I've made a little dent in my Thickers stash!
I've also played at making these little boxes. Aren't they adorable? Monica posted the instructions on the forum at In Love With Stamping They'll look even better when I've added some treats, ribbon and tags. Perfect as a small 'thank you' gift or favour.
Right, must get on. So much to do in so little time.....


Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jobe

Just love the baby card - congratulations to Marian on becoming Granny Marian.

Love the little boxes too.

K x

Monica said...

OMG!! Your boxes are so cute and I love that card, super colour combo. M xxx

Bekka said...

Love the card Jo well done :-)

I must have a go at those little boxes they are lovely

Kate Lewis said...

Fabulous card - so so pretty, such a lovely colour combination! Your boxes are great too, think I may have to check out that tutorial! Kate x