LE Designs Blog Monthly Events

LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Custom Baby Shower card & Less is More Challenge 194

It has been a busy time at LE Designs HQ with a few custom orders being requested and with lots of new work happening on the blog. All exciting stuff.

The card I am here to share was a request from a customer looking for a Baby Shower card that was black and white with a splash of colour. Any time I am asked for a custom order, panic sets in - there is always that fear that you create something and the person hates it!! I have to always put those fears to the back of my mind and just get on with having fun creating.

I had previously done a baby card featuring a washing line which I just loved. Here it is:

I decided to go with this same layout, but instead of having two baby grows (this was for twins), I chose a single baby grow, a duck and the teddy (my two creatures for the Less is More Challenge). 

I used my stamp pad to change the pegs to black too. The items on the peg line were coloured in using spectrum noir markers.

I didn't have a stamp with 'Baby Shower' sentiments and that is where my label maker really comes in to it's own - it allows you to so easily create a custom sentiment. As you can see, the items on the clothes peg were finished off with a couple of added sparkles - I think this just rounds the card off nicely.

The items on the washing line all come from Uniko Studio's Sweet Baby stamp set - aren't they just so cute?!

The customer was really pleased with the card in general, but then had suddenly remembered that the baby nursery was to be black and white with a splash of colour but also zoo animals! A Teddy and a Duck aren't exactly zoo animals are they?? It was a quick swap around, two new 'creatures' stamped and coloured and then voila, card completed….

This time the animal stamps are from Hobbycraft. Im not sure which of the two I prefer? I think therefore I will enter both in to the Less is More challenge - I hope that is allowed!!

This week at Less is more, the challenge as I've been alluding to, is to create a card with 'little creatures on it'…..Well creatures of the animal variety are my features.

Many thanks for stopping by, please so take a look around the blog - we've some really exciting features happening each Thursday.

Any comments as always so very much appreciated.

Laura xx

Cardstock - White and Black from Papermill Direct
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Pens
Stamps - Uniko Studio Sweet Baby, Hobbycraft Lion& Monkey
Tools - Motex Label Maker
Embellishments - Black twine from Ikea, Clothes pegs- Hobbycraft, Crystals by Anita's


  1. Super cute cards here Laura and I especially love the little images on the LIM one.
    Great CAS card and love your style.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Very cute cards Laura, fun to be able to swap them over when the customer has second thoughts!
    Thanks for joining us at LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  3. I'm sorry my visit is a little late this week!
    This is a really fab bunch of little creatures Laura, super cards!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. For goodness sake's, Laura...these are beyond adorable! Love the little critters hanging from the clothes line! Perfect baby cards guaranteed to bring mega watt smiles to the new parents' faces, as they've done to mine. Super sweet!