Wednesday, 5 July 2017

International Blog Highlight Top 10 Winners Blog Hop - Baby

Today I have the pleasure of hopping with the top 10 winners of Kylie Bertucci's June International Highlights. We are from all over the world. I am Lou Kitzelman and live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Thank you to everyone who voted for my card. I really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

The theme of this hop is the same as the highlight - Baby - so I decided to make 2 different versions of my original card. It also gave me a chance to break open  my packet of Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper. It is really rich looking and just perfect for this baby theme. I am really chuffed with how these turned out!

The Lovely Words thinlits teamed with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits make this great peek-through heart window.

I couldn't resist adding the cute bear from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set. Gold embossing and gold foil sheets work perfectly with this great DSP.

I usually like making gender neutral baby cards but I regularly get asked to  make gender specific ones so I had to make a blue card too of course. By the way you can contact me via this blog if you ever need a custom made for that special occasion.

The sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set. I have masked off the 'new arrival' words for the top panel so that I could add 'lovely' into the sentence.

Don't you just love the gold edging peeking through? I have used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Each edge of the punched strip is different. You get a completely different look by just turning it around. Makes it such a versatile punch.

And of course the new Very Vanilla envelopes are just perfect for stamping and embossing on.

I didn't want anything to interfere with my peek-through heart window so I have just used a strip of DSP and the bear inside of the card. This strip is the other side of the DSP on the card front.

And I just had to tickle the bear's tummies with a marker to tie each card together! 

Make sure you check out what each of the top 10 winners has to show you. You can see the full line up list below. Next up you are off to the USA to visit Dianne Keough.


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  1. These two cards are thoroughly gorgeous Lou. I must get that stamp set. I love those DSP's too chosen from the bundle of love..

  2. Oh! I've got to get the Bundle of Love cards now. BEAUTIFUL cards!

  3. What a clever pair! Love the selected DSP, the cute bear, the gold details, and wonderful flow of your thoughtful sentiment and layering! Just Lovely!

  4. Lou, your cards are adorable! And you're making me want the DSP that I've been resisting, darn you!

  5. Beautiful Lou. I love the shadow box effect.


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