Baby Card & Crafty Stuff

My niece asked me to make her a card for a friend of hers who has recently found out that she is pregnant with her first child and as I am still in a sparkly glitter mode, I made this card for her...

Baby congratulations card made using a snuggle bunnies stamp

 I created my own cloud in Silhouette Design Studio and cut it out using my Cameo.  I then sponged distress ink over the top of the cloud and heat embossed over the top using my favourite Wow Clear Sparkle Glitter which I know I have used an awful lot lately!

A congratulations on your pregnancy card

I stamped and coloured in the teddy bear which is from MFT Snuggle Bunnies using Copic markers and added a frame using Lil' inker Dual Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is from a Waltzing Mouse stamp set. 
Now onto some crafty stuff.....
I always cut my card bases at 4.25" x 11" which means that you can only get one card base out of an A4 piece of card.   I know you can use the leftover piece to cut card front panels at 4" x 5.25" but I think it wastes so much card and besides which, some of the stitched dies I have got are sized for letter sized card. 
I have been looking high and low for someone in the UK who sells US Letter sized card without it costing the earth.  Well I have found someone who does sell it and I bought 100 sheets of letter sized white card 285gsm for £16.00 including delivery and custom cutting which I think is really good value.  They also say that this card is good with alcohol markers.  I have tried them with Copic markers and there is hardly any bleed and I actually coloured an image and it blended quite well.  I also tried distress inks and they also blended fairly smoothly.
The company is called Papercutz.  I emailed them and asked for a quote as it is a custom size but they are happy to do it which now means I can stop wasting card and get 2 card bases from one sheet!  Hoorah!  Is it sad that I get excited over card?!!!!
Anyway, I hope some of you at least might find this helpful :-)
Toodles for now,
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  1. What a darling baby card! I like the glittery cloud and the cute little bear.

  2. A super card Wendy, I love the bright colours and fabulous sparkle.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. A Wonderful cloud and adding baby is perfect, another LOVE card.

    I'm sorry I haven't the name of the clematis, but if you send me your address I'll get hubby to take a cutting and send it to you when it's rooted. Ours is at least 25 or more years old.

  4. such a delightful and happy card....
    tfs and Happy stamping,


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