Back to school and a baby gift!

I love the school holidays, I really do.  The chance to hang out for that little bit longer in your jammies, the small poppet having the big one around to play with and all the other fun stuff that goes along with two weeks off school but BOY am I exhausted!  These school holidays, although we didn't start out with a full schedule of planned activities and outings, just seemed to be jam packed with STUFF and I'm pretty well exhausted!  Today is the first day back at school, so I have the chance to share some stuff I have had lined up for some time! Back in July, one of Hannah's little kindy friends from last year welcomed a new little sister into her family - sweet Phoebe Elizabeth (which coincidentally is the same name as Shelli's newest bundle of grand-baby!).  We managed to finally catch up with them in the first week of the holidays and I took along a little gift that I had in my head for AGES and brought to life for little Phoebe's bedroom wall....


I just LOVE the On Board chipboard and covered in pretty paper and popped inside one of these 3d frames, it makes the perfect gift for a little person's bedroom :)  I used the Lots of Letters pack to make the flower personalised with her initial and glittered it up a bit with some Dazzling Diamonds.  Here's a bit more of a detailed look....


For the accompanying card, I pulled out my All in the Family set, which I haven't used for quite some time, and using some more of the Spring Fling DSP, made this card...

ETA:  This card layout has become one of my "go to" designs as it is such a quick and very simple but sweet idea.   I had completely forgotten the origin of the idea, but it was my friend Tracey (who has made some FABULOUS renditions of the card here) that introduced me to the design, which was originated by Michelle Force.  Thanks Trace and Michelle!!


I had a lot of fun making it when I finally got around to getting the idea out of my brain and into living colour!

"Baby Phoebe Gift" Stamps: All in the Family, Short and Sweet, Polka Dot, Background Sampler Paper: Spring Fling DSP, Celery Prints DSP, Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Watercolour paper Ink: Whipser White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, StazOn Black Accessories: On Board Blossoms & Basics and Lots of Letters, Scallop, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Aquapainter, Dazzling Diamonds glitter