Saturday, 22 February 2014

Baby Bunting




I have recently been contacted by a couple of people who regularly buy cards from me at the Hospital craft fairs. They wanted to buy two of the cards I made for Little Claire and wanted a Birthday card exactly like the Mother's Day card I made using James Peeping. So very unusually for me I had to make the same cards again. This led me to thinking that maybe I should do this a bit more often as designing the cards takes time and once I have sold one it would be a good idea to have another similar card. So I set to with a new Woodware stamp I bought at the NEC and made 6 baby cards, all slightly different. I used various papers. The banners were made with La La Land Heart,Memory Box and Die-namic dies and I also used a MB precious hearts die, pearl hearts, pearl and star gems and a Woodware star punch.

Here are the other four.





Challenges
Crafty Creations Keep it simple 
The Shabby Tea Room Baby Shower Party (photo inspiration)

30 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful selection of baby cards. Like you, I don't usually do the same card twice unless asked, but love to make similar ones. Having said that I have just completed a commission for 15 the same LOL.
Jackie xx

Sammy said...

They're fab Marianne! Love all the paper-pieced letters!
I can never seem to manage more than three very similar ones before getting really bored. This is somewhat annoying really, lol. x

Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous set of cards, love the paper piecing. Shona xx

misteejay said...

Great set of cards Marianne. There is enough of a difference between each for folk to feel they have something a bit different.

Toni xx

susiestacey said...

Great cards Marianne x Susan x

Sue said...

Beautiful set of cards.
Sue x

brenda said...

A great selection of cards Marianne, looks like another Woodware stamp I need, I find the 18th and 21st ones so useful.

B x

Sue said...

Fabulous selection of cards Marianne. It's such a great stamp and I love the papers and bunting on each.
Sue xx

rachel said...

wonderful stamp well used Marianne xx

Lorraine said...

Fab cards Marianne. Love the stamp and cas design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Mau xx said...

Hubby always telling me to do this with cards I am pleased with...never take the advice,...lol a great idea and all beautiful in their different colours.

Hugs Mau xx

Sarah said...

What a lovely collection Marianne and a good idea to!! xx

Bad Kitty said...

amazing card's

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous collection of cards Marianne.
Hugs Julie xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
These cards are all beautiful! Great idea to build up your stock like this!
Hugs Lynsey x

Kelly Lloyd said...

They are gorgeous Marianne.
I too have recently been asked to make cards that are the same as ones I've sold. At first I wasn't too happy about it as I like to make everyone slightly different but you are right it does save time playing around with designs.. I do like your idea of using slightly different papers
Hugs Kelly

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of baby cards Marianne and I LOVE that stamp..

Anne

Tina said...

Lovely set of cards. Tinaxx

Carol S. said...

Great cards Marianne. The papers and banners make each one look very different. Great idea, as you say, we spend hours creating and for stock it would save time. Hugs, Carol, S.xx

Clevercrafter said...

Lovely set of cards and a great idea to mass produce.
Lorraine

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful selection of cards Marianne, the large baby stamp is super, love all the designs, hugs Kate x

Whisper said...

All super and so different too, Luv Sam x

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Absolutley stunning cards Marianne x

coops said...

these are stunning marianne.fantastic stamp and i love your paper piecing and bunting.i got this stamp the other day but not inked it yet :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous collection of Baby cards Marianne, pretty papers and banners. I love the 'Huge' Woodware stamps - I will be posting a card made with one tomorrow.
Pauline
x

Wishcraft said...

I often make batches of simpler cards, but I'm not keen on re-making the more fussy ones - I've done it when I've been asked though. This is a lovely set of cards hun, fab stamp and details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A wonderful selection of cards Marianne!

The papers you've use are lovely and I love the bunting, especially the little baby vests.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Kat W said...

That is such a good idea to make several similar designs, especially for selling at craft fairs I would think. The baby word stamp is so versatile and I love all the little variations on your cards :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Debs said...

Love these perfect Baby cards Marianne - I think I NEED that stamp :o)
Debs xx

Jill Norwood said...

These are all so very wonderful! I have just recently realized that the design is what takes me the longest and am now starting to "copy" my designs too especially when they are for hospitals etc. Thanks so much for sharing these at The Shabby Tea Room! :)