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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Sketch Saturday #299 with A Random Fan

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch
this week by Deb at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
A Random Fan

My neighbours held a baby shower last Sunday and I supplied the materials for the invitations which were jointly designed and made by two lovely young ladies - Amelia and Emma - with a little help from me.  I also made my very first "nappy cake" so scroll down for some photos.
I made a card for the lucky Mum-to-be using Debra's brilliant sketch and this sweet image by Lili of the Valley called Baby with Bunny which just happened to be to hand because best matey Julie brought over some baby stamps to play with at my house and I just had to borrow a couple.
Papers are Echo Park Springtime and the sentiment is by Stampin Up.  I don't think this is my best colouring but I had a lot of "cake" work left to do so I was in a bit of a rush and it was getting very late.  Here is our sketch.  I LOVED using it and I'm sure you will too so come and play along!

And these are the invitations we made using some ribbon, a PTI baby shower stamp sentiment and die set and this cute little Cuttlebug pram embossing folder.

Finally - here is the cake!  I had some trouble photographing it because it was quite big.  The ribbons around the "cake" are decorated with LOTV stamped shoes (girls and boys). Thank you Julie!

I am entering my "nappy cake" into the challenge at Charisma Cardz for using something not meant for crafting


Tracey T said...

This is such a sweet card and I love, love, love the colour combo - perfect for a girl or a boy. Hugs, Tracey xx

Debra Miller said...

Love the color combo and the image is just adorable Lesley. Love the baby theme today and your nappy cake turned out fab! How fun! Hugs Deb

Unknown said...

These are just adorable! Thank you for joining in with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!
Marylee DT xx

Cathy P said...

Love the sweet card, Lesley - and that nappy cake is fabulous! Hugs, Cathy xx

An Occasional Genius said...

I don't know where to start Lesley! You card is absolutely gorgeous, saw it this morning & it inspired me to use use the sketch.

Invitations are super & your nappy cake looks fabulous. The overall colour scheme is delightful.

have a lovely weekend xx

Mrs A. said...

The cake turned out really well. Using the paler ribbons was a good option. Hugs Mrs A.

Bubbles said...

Super cute card, great invites and just love the nappy cake!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Vannessa said...

Such a gorgeous baby card with our sketch. And I love the invitations and nappy cake too!

Hugs, Vannessa x

coops said...

stunning sweet card and invites lesley and your nappy cake is fantastic, i bet the mum to be was thrilled :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Saw these in the flesh - just gorgeous! And that nappy cake was a feat of engineering - amazing! Hugs,Juliexx