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, 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.


Sandie said...

Wow Lyn I can see why they loved the card it's beautiful. Well done you would have been so proud to hand it over.

Thanks for joining in my Blog Giveaway and good luck.

Luv Sandie

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Lyn!!! Such GORGEOUS projects hun!! so elegant and what keepsakes for sure!! That would be a happy excuse to be off for a while of course!! :) Sorry you got sick though...stuff going around for sure! Take care sweetie!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a stunning card for you daughter and new hubby! I'm glad you are feeling better too!

Belinda said...

Very very pretty and elegant!

Beth said...

Oh Lyn how beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake to help them remember there special day,
Glad you are feeling better sorry to here your computer has had a nasty virus seems to be alot of that going around.

Track Potato Lady said...

Very beautiful, Lyn. Congratulations to your daughter. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go to chemo. Stay well. Janis R in NJ

Shirley said...

Wooooow! What a really elegant card and gift box. Both are such wonderful keepsakes for her. Good to hear you are recoverd from the cold. Talk with you soon. I am taking a break from my blog, but still have to lurk on others to get the candy. LOL

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous! The card and box are so elegant, I love the papers and all the beautiful details you added.
Hugs, Christine

Kathi said...


Both the card and the card box are absolutely gorgeous, stunning, and elegant.

I know that your daughter and new son-in-law will treasure it and keep it for posterity!