Sketch Saturday - Happy Birthday to Oscar!

Saturday 22 September 2012

Morning Campers! Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend? I am exhibiting at Alexandra Palace today and tomorrow so my weekend is a bit full on but I know I'm going to have a right laugh along the way and fingers and toes crossed for good sales!

We have another amazing sketch for you this week over at Sketch Saturday...

My DT entry this week is yet another first birthday card - OMG there really can't be any more looming can there?! This one is for a very special little boy. Oscar's mum actually died when he was just three months old so his dad (who wasn't particularly hands on at the time!) was left holding the baby and also dealing with the grief of losing his beloved wife. He has done brilliantly and is an inspiration to everyone around him. He juggles a demanding full time job (he works for my hubby!) with solely caring for his little man which can't be easy yet he manages to put loads of effort in at work too. Ben is very proud of him. 

So this card is for Oscar and I thought I'd give my new letter bunting stamps (Little Claire's) an inking for the first time for this special card. I love them!

The bunnies are by Lilly of the Valley and are perfect for a little one's birthday (and not just for Easter as I had first feared!) - they are so cute!

I added some of the teeniest buttons I had in my stash and because I have a pet hate for naked buttons I had to thread them with something. Bakers Twine was too thick so that is sewing cotton threaded through several times, a labour of love.

and orange baker's twine finished off the bunting nicely. Fab.

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by  Bugaboo stamps - their stamps are awesome and you should definitely check them out. My collection is quickly growing! There's a prize on offer too so make sure you check that out!
Thanks for looking and we hope you'll join in the challenge!


  1. Sooo cute! Love the personalised bunting! x

  2. beautiful card and such an inspirational story too

  3. Your card is lovely! Have a good time at Ally pally! x

  4. Love your softly coloured LOTV bunnies, Niki! What a terribly sad story and how lovely of you to have made a card for your hubby's colleague. Hugs, Lesley

  5. Hi Niki, what a fantastic card... love how the bunnies are coloured and tha finish with the bows an banners... wonderful! ;-) Alex H.