Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Wedding Photos

Hi everyone, here are some of the photos from my daughter, Hayley, and new SIL, Trevor's wedding.

As you can see from the photo, the weather was just perfect for an outdoor wedding!

My DH organised the cars for the wedding, this one belongs to his cousin's DH, the others belonged to his hot rodding mates.

Hayley made the wedding cake and all those cupcakes, which she decorated as well.

The happy couple at the wedding reception!

My grand daughter, Annika was the flower girl. She was just perfect during the ceremony, the wedding celebrant was using a microphone to speak through and Annika was just mesmerised by it.......she looked like she was hanging off every word!

Annika is with her Mum, my other daughter Jo......yes, she and Hayley are twins too!

Last one, here's one of Annika and her Nana....Me! In case your wondering, I haven't gone grey overnight, I decided to grow my hair colour out when I became a Nana!

Friday, 26 March 2010

It's been a while...........!!!

Hi everyone, sorry it's been longer than I expected since my last post! I mentioned that my daughter, Hayley, was getting married on March 20th, then there was my brother and his family staying with me for a while.........but, then I came down with a nasty cold........and to top it off, my computer got a nasty virus too!!

Well, the happy couple have gone off on their honeymoon.......I had a wonderful time at their wedding, catching up with family and friends, my brother has gone back home to Queensland, my cold is on the mend.....I needed to get some antibiotics because of the risk of a temperature spike with the chemo drugs, and my computer is behaving itself for now.......although I did have to get a 2nd visit from the computer doctor!

Here is the card I made for Hayley and her new hubby, Trevor. I made it quite large, I think it was approximately 6" x 8", of course I didn't have an envelope big enough and it was rather bulky so I made a little box to present it in. Hayley absolutely loved it and showed it to everyone, so I was quite pleased with the result.

This is the card front, (above)I used a new large size Cuttlebug embossing folder and highlighted it with stickles. The beaded hatpin was a gift in a goodie bag from my lovely friend and Stampin' Up rep, Angela......it arrived at just the right time!

The photo below shows the inside of the card. I didn't make the card with any particular challenge in mind, but I discovered that it fitted perfectly with Sandie's blog candy challenge!

The photos below are of the box I made for the card. The papers used for the card and the box are from EK Success 'I Do' range, I've had these for a while, so they are probably no longer available. Just click on any of the photos for a larger view.

I haven't been in my craft room for several weeks now, but I'm hoping to get something done over the weekend......before it's back to chemo treatment again on Monday.....blah!!

Well, I think that's it from me for now.....I will post a few of the wedding photos soon for you all to see.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Puppy Love!

Don't you just love this cute little guy? He's one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, he's called 'I'm so cute'! I've used him for this week's Simply Saturday CAS sketch over at Andrea's Stampin' Moments. You also had to use some stitching or faux stitching on your card.

The cardstock is Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink, the heart stamp and the greeting is from a Heidi Grace stamp set, 'Tags and Words'.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card today!

I may not have a lot of craft time happening over the next 2 weeks, my daughter gets married in just over a week's time and my brother and his family are arriving tomorrow night to stay with us for a while.....I haven't seen him since last June, before I got diagnosed with cancer, so it will be lovely to see him. Anyways, my craft room will get taken over as a guest bedroom for my nephew, so I can't see myself making anything while it's in use! I still have to make a wedding card though!! Better get busy with that before they arrive!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Blue Floral card.

Good morning everyone, this is just a quickie post as I'm running late again. I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday #128 for my card.

The flower image and DP is by Heidi Grace, the greeting is by Stamp-It.....I really love the swirly font on this one! Ribbon and lace is from Tarisota, also used the Martha Stewart lattice border punch.

I think the drought has finally broken down here in Melbourne! It has rained buckets since Friday, the sun is out again today but the forecast is for strong winds....no sign of them yet though. We had hail the size of tennis balls hit the city on Saturday, although lucky for us it didn't hit out in the suburbs! Flemington races had to be called off because of the hail and awful conditions at the racecourse, my daughter is getting married there in 2 weeks time.........lucky it wasn't this weekend!!!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Simply Sweet!

Hi everyone, I'm back again with a card which is suitable for 3 challenges!

Firstly, Annabelle's Bling Sketch Challenge.
Second challenge is Pink Elephant's - add GREEN to your colour combo.
Thirdly, Papertake Weekly - Buttons, bows, brads and bling - Use one or all four combinations.

Edited to add: I've just found a fourth challenge for my card! Saturday Spotlight is having a 'Clean it Up' CAS (Clean and Simple) card challenge this week!

I used a new stamp that Andrea, from Annabelle Stamps kindly sent me just for entering one of her Simply Saturday challenges on her other blog, Andrea's Stampin' Moments! Andrea also sent me some of her Sprinkles (bling), which I've used on my card also. The greeting is from the My Favourite Things - 'Here's the Scoop' stamp set.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers, and since I don't have enough colours yet, I used Prismacolor Pencils to blend and highlight the Copics. I think it turned out OK, let me know what you think!

The Design Paper is from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6 x 6 paper pad.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great day!