Saturday, 3 January 2015

FMS Baby

Welcome to another hot Summer's day in Melbourne - last night we suffered through our hottest night on record - the lowest it got to was 28 degrees! (Celsius) And today will be 42 before the cool change arrives about 8pm. In the meantime it is quite windy outside too so our thoughts are with all those fighting the bush fires today in both South Australia and Victoria - a very difficult day ahead for them.

For us, it is a day of staying inside out of the heat - and so what better thing to do could there be than to make a card? None of course :-) So today I am using the great sketch this week by Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches 

And I've made a much needed baby card as I am about to become an Aunty again….and wanted to use the Pom Pom trim….:-)

I'm sure this would've been easier if I had stuck to pink as I struggled with this one but I think we got there in the end :-) 

Card stock: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Whisper White
Designer Series paper: Lullaby
Inks: So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Something For Baby, A Dozen thoughts
Accessories: Big Shot, Baby's Firsts Framlelits, Calypso coral Pom Pom trim

Talking of babies, in a bush in our yard in view of our back door, a Native Pigeon has been sitting on her nest and her chicks hatched yesterday - so not an easy day for them either. But she is being an awesome mother - I popped out to take a photo a moment ago and she was gone - soon to return with a cool worm or two for her hungry chicks when I'm sure she would rather be staying out of the sun. And yes - I have put a bowl of water out for her :-)

Here she is keeping her chicks safe despite the high wind:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have time to check out the great inspiration by the Designers at Freshly Made Sketches and maybe you too might be the next to enter :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Lovely card Jan! Love the ducks & lovehearts!!! Very celebratory. -Katerina

  2. Thanks so much Katerina! No news of the impending arrival as yet :-)

  3. Such a sweet card! The colors are just wonderful. So glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. What a cute card! I love these colors for a baby card, too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!