Hi friends and followers!
Id like to, as always, wish you welcome here but today I want to wish one of my dearest friends Camilla Stöen Bakke an extra hearty welcome! We have had something special planned for months now and its FINALLY time! Time for us all to once again join in and hold virtual hands and give virtual hugs as our second MDUC surprise babyshower goes live!
As some of you may know Camilla is going to be a mum any day now. She is expecting a little boy that is going to be named Maximilian. Isn't that the cutest name? Oh, I simply cannot wait to see pictures of this little sweetheart but I will just have to wait. Theres no rushing mother nature ;) lol Its a little extra emotional for me because it takes me back to this time last year when the amazing MDUC team had planned the first baby shower for me and little Ella! I was soooo surprised and I have never had anyone do something quit this special for me before so I know first hand what this means to Camilla, its out of this world, Camilla! Don't you think?
Besides creating something special for Camilla us in the DT have had the option to work after a tic tac toe board created by yours truly. Since its mine Ive added all the things I love in this board so no surprise I went all in! ;) Here´s what the board looks like:
So our thinking is that if you want to join in our celebration you create something, anything with the theme "For a boy" in mind. It doesn't have to be a creation for a newborn baby boy it can be anything for a boy. We also have the option of using the tic tac toe board but you don't have to. We would be so happy if you could join in, we are nothing without you guys and your amazing entries :)
The card i made is also my midway reminder for the greatest sketch challenge ever (if I may say so myself ;) Good job, Chelsea)) and to join in you have to create using this lush sketch:
Before I go to take a look at all of the AMAZING creations made by my fellow teamies here I want to share some more close ups. My choice of image is Baby Tilda and I colored her with my di´s on 300 g watercolor paper. I made a shaker box for him to rest in so he is all cuddly and comfy ;) I made the box frame with spellbinder classic and scalloped oval dies. The glitter inside the box is from You do. I also added stickles to the cute wings and the lace on the stamped image. The gold, white and blue sprinkles are made with frantage "Shabby blue". Ive used an alphabet die from TH for Sizzix and its called "Typeset" to spell out Maximilian.
The gorge dim blue seambinding and lace goes perfect together with the beautiful rattle charm I bought at the Magnolia store in Borås some time ago. The broad light blue lace behind the image is bought from Ebay and the white one is by Live and Love crafts and so is quit may other embellies. I cant stay away from them they are just to shabby and awesome! Ive added a gallery of the LLC stuff I used at the end of this posting via Inlinkz.
The papers are by Pion design and are part of the "Studio of memories" collection.
The flowers are from WOC, Ive really tried my best to contain my desire to go nuts with flowers here since its for a little boy, but hey...he´s tiny and so these three doesn't count ;) lol Flowers are my fav embellie so it took some strength ;)
The circular stamp is from Kort og godt and I first noticed it when it was part of one of the surprises made for me last year. It was from my beloved teamie Janne and she had used it on this beautiful paper piece of cake she made me:
I loved it already back then and ever since we found out Camilla was pregnant I had planned to buy one for myself and use it on her creation as its in Norwegian and will be perfect. I have a feeling I will use it a lot more over and over. Our languages swedish and norwegian are no that different from each other. It says " A little angel" and we used to spell ängel like that before here so it just looks like early on swedish - cool! I also had that die from before and had forgotten all about it and thought it would be a fun way to make it look the same. Of course I had to add some Frantage though! Thank you so much for you never stopping inspiration Janne.
I hope you will like my creation and Camilla, I hope it will land in your postbox very soon along with a little pressie. GOOD LUCK!