Friday, 22 April 2011

GDT Card for Raise the Bar

Good morning everyone, yippee Easter has arrived and I have a lovely long weekend off work, and to top it off ,the gorgeous weather we have been having is here to stay (at least for the duration of Easter).

Now then back to my card, and before you say anything, it is not an Easel Card Box or and Easel Card lol.   I recently won a challenge over at Raise the Bar (March 18th) and they very kindly asked me if I would join them as a Guest for their Nautical/Blue/White or Stripe challenge.  Well after realising that I don't possess anything remotely Nautical I decided to go with the Blue, White and Stripe version using a couple of the gorgeous little mini Tilda and background stamps along with the Alota camera.   I decided that if I didn't have the sea the next best thing was imagining a holiday (I know you normally see the sea on holiday but try to imagine a nice walking one lol), and what do we do on holiday, yes we take piccys or at least I do as the men in my life will be quick to tell you.  It drives them mad but we have to have those scrapbook piccys dont we.

Anyhow, this is the card I made for the challenge, I hope you like it.  Be sure to pop across to the challenge blog to check out all the other fabulous Bar-Tenders creations and feel free to join in the challenge too. 
I am entering this into the following challenges

Wild Orchids - Wings
The Pixie Cottage - Birthday
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Images - Camera (Alota), Tilda & Background (Magnolia)
Papers - Manolia
Flowers - Wild Orchids
Ribbon - Wild Orchids
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Base Card & Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again very soon.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A New Grandson

Hi everyone

I hope you have all been enjoying the gorgeous sunshine that we have been having over the last week, I know I certainly have, there is nothing like sun to make everything seems so much better and on that subject I thought I would let you know that Brian is doing so much better.  This last week we have seen such a difference in him not only with his energy levels and what he can do but mentally in himself.  He is even talking about getting back to work which is a very positive step.

On top of this Brian's Son and Daughter-in-Law have become proud parents to their second little boy, a baby brother for Luke and we have been blessed with another little Grandchild.  He came into the world a little early due to Amy having pre-eclampsia weighing 5lb 11oz but Amy is doing very well now and Ryan is absolutely gorgeous, I am enjoying having lots of cuddles lol.

This brings me onto my card, and yes another Easel Card Box, have I told you that I am doing so many of these at the moment, I actually have another 3 to show you but I will leave those for another day.I hope you enjoy looking at it, the box is just perfect to fit 2 newborn vests wrapped in tissue (onsie's for our US friends), but I forgot to photograph that bit, lol.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Fussy & Fancy Friday - Card for a Child
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
One Stitch at a Time - New Baby
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - One for the Boys
I Love Promarkers - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a Child

Thanks for dropping by and I will catch up with you again soon, in the meantime enjoy the beautiful weather I know I will.