Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bugaboo Expecting Baby card

Hullo there everyone!!
Mm, have had the first card waiting in  the wings for some time now.. it is puggle card.. what is "puggle" you ask? well, according to common parlance in Oz it is a baby platypus - however quick Google search has said common parlance is not right (now who will adjudicate that??)  see here,  or  for image see to the right... 
Anyway, I wont decide here! It was the name friends of my sister gave the baby before it was born as they thought it better than saying "it". My sister wanted to give them a "Anticipating your new puggle" card and so hunted for a image and we found this ultra cute one by Bugaboo! cute huh??
Made it up with snippety bits and did a piece of paper piecing on it too! mm, that was fun! very simple layout , but used some chipboard first time for yonks!
When the baby son arrived here is the card I made with it!! Used some SU (discontinued) papers here again rather snippetty bits - I find lots of my DP are this way! Another Bugaboo stamp chosen by my sister - again ultra cute! 
Use EK Success Arrows punch on border, Spellbinder squares; one square was made into rectangle, more Spellbinder for greetings.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat.
 May God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on card.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Use those Dies and/or Punches- used both on second card.


ike said...

Fantastic cards - I really like your sliding sentiment tag on the baby boy one :-)
LUV the pic of the Platypus babies. I watched a wildlife programme on Nat.Geo recently and the Ozzie guy on there called them 'Puggles' !! :-)

IKE in Greece xx

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Shaz! With dies or punches used they are eligible for stamping sensations this month too. I'd never heard of puggles before,so thanks for sharing the name and the photo- I want one!!! So cute!

Andrea said...

excellent cards Shaz ..they are so sweet ...great choice of stamps and papers are very sweet,the baby card is my fav this time round isn't that a fab stamp. I have never saw a baby platypus before!...thank you for sharing great photo...they are sooooo cute ,,, ! I love the phrase puggle ..definitely better than it!
Crafty hugs Andreax

Sarn said...


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

Two fantastic fun cards, great images.

Kath x

Gail said...

Both are so cute!
I love Bugaboo!

Carol L said...

Those baby platypus's are adorable! I love the reference of "puggle" for the baby - it sounds cute! Wonderful cards for the expecting couple and new parents too!

Kirsty.A said...

ooh they are sooo cute! Lovely card too.

Unknown said...

Such a fun boy baby card. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those are the cutest cards - and that puggle picture - just adorable!

scrappymo! said...

To more wonderful cards., Shaz.
Thanks for sharing about the puggles...I did not know that little tidbit of info! They are really cute!

Cathy said...

Two super cute cards Shaz, the puggle pic is adorable too, Cathy x

Di said...

Two fab cards here Shaz! I'm a bit confused over the links - betcha if I start to play I'll muck your linking up!

Puggles - what a fab name!


Di xx

Sandy said...

Those platypus are just sooo cute.. Love the cards,great layering..
Sandy :)

Karen said...

Both of these are very cute Shaz and I bet the recipients will treasure them. Long when my mum was pregnant (30+ years) rather than call the baby 'it' we called it Cuthbert and it is an odd one because my aunt's were the same with their kids and now with the grandkids. But I do love the puggle name - very very cute as are those two gorgeous creatures Karen xx

Francesca said...

beautiful, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations
Francesca x

Lynne said...

Two great cards, love them. cute.
Lynne xxx

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