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October 12, 2009

Babies R Us

Here is my design team card for Die Cut Dreams this week. Our theme is 'Babies R Us'. I'm also entering this for The Sugar Bowl for the sketch and Christmas theme. This week Die Cut Dreams are sponsored by Blueberry Barn Crafts where you can buy everything you need to top up your stash. Tracy has donated some lovely stuff for a prize.

The week ahead is 'Baby loss awareness week'. Parents and families whose lives have been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth are uniting across the UK to show their support for the Baby Loss Awareness campaign 2009, which focuses on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15th.

On Thursday at 7pm it's the Global Wave of Light. To join in all you need to do is light a candle at 7pm in honour of the memory of our precious babies. There will be millions of candles twinkling across the world for our forever babies, it's sad but so magical.

As some of you know, my first baby son Flynn died when he was two days old following birth complications at 42 weeks, he would be three years old now. They say time is a great healer....... but you never forget. I know many bloggers who have lost their babies and it makes me so sad, so I'll be lighting a candle for my little guy and for your precious babies too.

To find out more if you have been affected by a loss or would like to make a donation or if you'd simply like to visit the websites for the charities behind these events they are here:


OK, on to the challenge. This is the Christmas card I've made for Flynn this year, I thought this stamp was so cute. I shaded him with Copics and ProMarkers and added Glamour Dust too. I created the sentiment myself on the PC and popped a heart button in the centre.

The chipboard elements are from a huge Brenda Pinnick kit I have that will probably last me through every Christmas! The patterned papers are DCWV - I'm slowly working my way through all my old stash of papers, it's going to take some time.

Good luck with the challenge, please have a look what the rest of the design team have created and .... there's candy up for grabs there too!!



  1. OMG Victoria, I have tears rolling down my face, what a wonderful card for your son, you are so brave, I will light my candle 7pm on Wednesday, huge Hugs Avril xxxxxxx

  2. This is really cute i love the little image and perfect colours too, hugs Pops x

  3. Oh Victoria, what a lovely idea to make Flynn a card - for some reason I've never thought of doing this. You've inspired me to make one for Harvey - it will be 3yrs in Feb since we met our beautiful little boy and had to say goodbye. Lovely card too hun. Lisa x

  4. Stunning card Victoria and a fantastic way to keep Flynn in your hearts and memories
    Hugs Susie xx

  5. A really gorgeous card Victoria, such a fantatsic image and youve brought it all together so beautifully! Your sentiment couldn't be better.
    Hope you had a FAB girly weekend!
    Keryn x

  6. Oh Victoria,I'm so sorry about your baby Flynn. You've created a gorgeous card for him and the cause. Your coloring as usual is amazing!You have such a great creative style.I look forward to seeing your creations everyday!

  7. Hi Victoria hun

    Big Huggles to you,I am so very sorry to read about your darling baby

    Your card is stunning, the bold bright colours and gorgeousimage work so well

  8. A beautiful card for your beautiful little guy Flynn. I am so very very proud of you xxxx You never fail to inspire me. I will light my candles on Wednesday and think of you xxxx

  9. WOW I love this card!! The pp looks fabulous against the white!! Love this sweet image as well!! Beautiful card!!

    So sorry to hear about your son! I can't imagine! Thanks for the info on the Global Wave of Light! I will be joining in!!

  10. OMG this is just stunning what fabulous colouring and Xmassy colour scheme just wonderful
    Hugs Jacqui x

  11. Gorgeous card Victoria, I love the story behind this card and its so perfect for the occasion :) gorgeous colours and papers and such a super sweet image :) Donna x

  12. Your card is beautiful Victoria, gorgeous image, wonderful papers and layout and such a wonderful tribute to Flynn.
    Take care sweetie.
    Nicola -x-

  13. Terrific post Victoria... and your card is a fitting tribute to Flynn. It's beautifully designed and expertly coloured. I'm in awe!
    There'll be a candle lit on Thursday!
    I'm impressed with the sentiment too!

  14. CUTE as always!! I love that heart button with the little stamp around it - CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!


  15. This card is so sweet I love the image and the design! I am sorry for your loss three years ago...that's about all I can say Beth

  16. Wow, what a fab card you've made for Flynn, you are so brave, I hope it has brought you some comfort. Such a fitting tribute, big hugs :)xxxx

  17. Victoria i will be lighting a candle on Thursday for my baby too. Your card for Flynn is beautiful and such a lovelt tribute.
    Paula xxxx

  18. Hi Victoria, Such a sweet card! I love the cute image.

    I am so sorry to hear about your baby boy. I will also be lighting a candle on Thursday for my precious baby boy Ben. Sadly he was born sleeping due to a birth defect. He would now be 6 years old.

    Special hugs to all our precious angel babies.

    Lisa x

  19. Truely gorgeous Victoria, love this sketch with all the layers and the image and colours with all the extra detail is super.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  20. Oh hugs to you.What a wonderful card.


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