Friday 30 March 2012

Jubilee Year Inspired Baby book :)

 blush, sunkissed pink and coral- skin
pastel blue, denim blue and midnight blue-hat
lipstick, berry red and crimson-romper suit

Morning Peeps!!!

Its Friday morning and I can't wait for the weekend to begin because Little Mo breaks up from school toady and the easter holidays start! Next week I have Mo, Boo and Jake and I can't wait, it seems like so long since we all had some holiday fun and I love Aunty Duty having my niece and nephew here :)

So onto today's little share!! one of my lovely friends at work is having a little boy in June and asked me if I could make her a little book for her to start recording some memories in.

Then I extracted a little more info on what she wanted from Gabby :) and she said she fancied a union jack kinda theme with red,white and blue pages. I was rather excited about this idea and knew right away which little stamp I wanted to use! Baby blanket from LOTV is one of my oldie but goodie stamps and one of my first ever LOTV buys!! just look how super cute he is!!!! :)
I paper pieced my little baby blanket up a bit too. I stamped him on a scrap of the blue to get his blanket and then printed out a googled union jack flag for his hat! Love it!! I just stamped on the flag and cut it out.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do and hit my Funky Hand Craft the Year Away papercraft factory for my papers ( this way I have an endless supply of the same papers and if Gabby ever needs a few more pages I can click and print them right away :) yey!!! )
I made some union jack bunting and then my Tim Holtz chip block alphabet to add the word 'BABY'. I used my SU pennants punch to make them and I have to admit, I love it!! its too cute!! I added some thread and tied little knots to each top corner of each pennant,then a little red button to each end and attached it with my hot glue gun. 

And here's a piccy of the front of the book with its protective cover on. I cut a clear cover for it from some clear acetate. One for the front and one for the back too just to protect it a bit. I also stamped a little baby sentiment onto a tag as a little extra pressie from me :) I love this sentiment. The light kept bouncing back off it a bit but it gives you an idea of the cover to protect it anyway :)
The cover bases are made with a thin chipboard my friend Shirley sent me from america a while ago, its fantastic stuff! it was just going to be thrown away so I am so pleased Shirley rescued it!!!

The challenges I am entering with this jubilee baby book are .....

Right, off to get myself ready for work and hope for a quick day :) :)
Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, love his hat!!!! fabulous sweetie big hugs Pops x

  2. Oh Lou this is ADORABLE ! I love the paper piecing on the little one ! Your friend will be delighted ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  3. That is the most adorable baby album ever!! Love the Union Jack theme and that baby image is just the cutest :)

  4. Loopy Lou this is so beautiful Well done great work I love it Hugs Elaine

  5. Hi!Oh Lou two weeks Easter hols-yipee :))))
    This is such a gorgeous project Lou,love the theme and the little one is so sweet too.
    Big hug Lou.xxxx

  6. aw this is fabulous lou.gorgeous sweet image and i love the bunting and union jack theme :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Hapy Holiday to you all and have fun on your aunty duties.
    Great Book and love the cute baby image. Bet she will love it.
    Fi x

  8. Hi Lou

    Just love what you have done with the image. What a great idea.
    Maria x

  9. Lou this is totally gorgeous and I am loving the banner
    Hugs louise xx

  10. awwww, sweet sweet book, love that little guy with his blankie. Have a great break with your family, hugs

  11. Super sweet!!!! Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week. Trudie xx

  12. Hi Lou, just love this book!!! You have put everything together so well - it's a fabulous keepsake.

  13. Wow this is totally fab sweetie love the cute baby! Hugs rebekah xx

  14. A beautiful baby book, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Lili’s Little Fairies this time. Hugs Christine x

  15. Just adore this little card a real little stunner Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui x


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