Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sunbed baby

I sat down to do a little scrapping yesterday with this fabulous photo of Alex when he was less than a week old. I had been wanting to scrap the photo but was having trouble finding it on my discs so I was over the moon when I got my memory stick out to transfer photos to for yesterday's trip to Boots and found this photo on it already :)
Alex was born severely jaundiced and ended up back in hospital at 5 days old spending 3 days under a special sun lamp basically a sunbed for babies :) I chose the papers wanting to use yellow for the sun and blue to reflect the blue tones of the photo and chose a large journalling card so I could record the memory and then realised this would fit the CCW blog challenge this week as it could fit the sketch and was about family.
I used my sewing machine to stitch the light blue card onto the light yellow (looks cream in the pic) and then hand cut two semi circles from the two pp's using the old school pencil and a piece of string trick to get an accurate sized circle. I then cut a strip from the borders paper and sewed this across the centre hiding the join. I used 2 matching but slightly different border stickers to "join" the picture and journalling card to the rest of the LO rather than them floating in space so to speak.
I finished up with a couple of Prima blooms, a large brad and green gem with some green leaf ribbon from my bargain hunt shopping yesterday and some foam thickers for the title. The PP, borders and stickers are all from Gottacraft's April kit using Crate papers and embellishments.


  1. Awwww, bless his dear little heart! What a super special page. I really love the postcard journal section too.xx warmest wishes Anita..xx

  2. aawww, just look at him, what a sweetheart. Honestly, this page is just amazing.

  3. Love this! That one simple flower embellishment in the middle is brilliant - it's not something I've seen before, and it really looks good.
    My eldest daughter had to be in one of these special sunbed cribs too - but only for 1hour stints.
    He looks for all the world like he's getting a tan - so adorable!