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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 31 August 2009

Cuttlebug - Baby Birth Cards

Hi Everyone, I have just returned from visiting my daughter and 2 granddaughters who live in Scotland and instead of coming back to blogging refreshed and ready to go...the opposite has happened. My head is in a 'no go' mode! Think I enjoyed myself too much, and ate too much, and played too much, and then there was the drink or two to celebrate Claire's birthday.

I have managed to make two cards for my friend's daughter, who has just given birth to the most beautiful little boy called Tommy.

On White Linen Cardstock, I have embossed with the Baby Folder and added three lines with my score board to make this base card.

Using the folder this way I've created a border on which to added little Tommy's name.

I next added a stamped image, ribbon, letters and corners from the Vintage set, and, of course, inked the edges in Baby Blue.

and this is my finished card.

A simple card, but I think quite cute.

Couldn't leave the Grandparents out, so another CB card using the Swiss Dots folder and a PB stamp.

I have just found out that at Stamping for the weekend the challenge is for a baby card, so I going to enter these cards (can you enter two?). Not sure which I like best...another decision!?!? Hope you have a great crafting week. Now I'm off the seek my mojo! If you should find it, please send it back asap!


Anne-marie said...

Hi Eileen, your cards look beautiful
Anne-marie x

Libby Dyson said...

Hi Eileen,
These cards are lovely. They would make lovely keepsakes - great work and thanks for freely sharing your talent

Lynne K said...

Well, Eileen, your mojo hasn't gone far away if you can still come up with such beautiful cards as these. They're both gorgeous.

Heather said...

Hi Eileen - I've been a nosing around, love your latest creations and tuts. I shall come back for a better nosy and inspiration when I've done a bit more catching up - nearly there - phewww!!!
Take care - hugs Heather xx

Merry said...

Beautiful cards. Great to hear you had a lovely break.

Sally H said...

These are both beautiful, Eileen! You have created two stunning cards - I don't think your mojo has gone far. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

WOW Eileen, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed basecard, what a brilliant effect. The images are adorable, and your colouring is wonderful. Nice of you to make a lovely card for the Grandparents too:O)
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week, good luck!

CraftyC said...

Both adorable cards Eileen and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Squirrel said...

These are delightful! How did you emboss the name? With a stencil and an embossing tool?

Vicki said...

What gorgeous creations Ikki, the embossing is fabulous, looks so effective, your colouring is wonderful and what a brilliant blog you have. Thank you for taking part with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck and hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more xx vicki xx

Donna said...

Two very beautiful cards Eileen, I can see why it's hard to choose which is your favorite, as they both are stunning, the Embossing is great for a background and you've used two really cute images.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend.
Donna xx

Kimmi said...

Beautiful cards and such a sweet little rabbit. Lovely colours and I love the fact you have made a card for the grandparents too :D

Thank you for playing along with us over at Stampin for the Weekend. We hope you had fun and that you come back again soon to join in with more challenges. Good Luck!

Kimmi x

Vanja said...

Wonderful cards! I love the embossing and the images.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Your cards are lovely and thank you for sharing your work. I find your tutorial very helpful. Keep up the good work.