Saturday, 31 October 2009

week 25 at Allsorts and wedding pics

Oh dear I have been a bad bad blogger haven't I? I forgot all about posting my DT card from last week, I meant to schedule the post but forgot all about it......blame the excitement of the wedding. I've had all week to show the wedding pics and again been a bad blogger was just so first of all a few pics from the wedding...................... Hubby in his kilt before the wedding :o)
the happy couple :o)

my wee princess :o)
I am waiting for pictures to be emailed from other guests so will post a pic of me in the dress (with legs and everything lol) when I receive them.
The wedding itself was very eventful! Saturday morning we woke to the news the bride and her father had come down with a sickness bug that the groom had had earlier in the week. Hubby was sent to find a chemist in Gretna Green to get some anti sickness tablets. After a few hours they both stopped vomitting so phew wedding could go ahead. Poor bride had to leave the table decorating to various members of the family as she was feeling bad. Nicky and Ian got ready and headed over to the bar for a last drink (luckily they only had a coke!) Nicky was in the middle of asking his mum to be witness when the realisation dawned on him that he hadn't picked up the marriage liscence from the registrar!!!! He was supposed to have picked it up on the Friday afternoon when they arrived but they had got held up in traffic and arrived in the evening so it had gone out his head. Panic set in as you can imagine. Ian and Nicky set off for the registrar's office which is about 5 miles from where the wedding was at breakneck speed. meanwhile Nicky is trying to get them on the phone. He finally gets an answer as they are pulling into the car park so he runs in to get the liscence and they get back to the wedding venue with 10 minutes to spare!!! The wedding was at 1pm and it was a good job he remembered when he did because they shut at 1pm!
Finally everyone was able to breathe again and thankfully no-one had mentioned it to the bride lol We had the wedding then a lovely meal then there was a couple of hours to just relax before the reception. I went back to our room for a lie down as I was exhausted. We went over to the bar at 7pm and Lily's cough was getting progressively worse and I ended up taking her back to her bed at 8.30pm as she had a high temperature and just wanted to go to bed. Bless her she was asleep within half an hour and I had to miss the reception! I didn't feel too bad tho as the bride and groom had got changed from their wedding gear as the bride still wasn't feeling 100% and they just had a few hours chatting with the families in the bar, they didn't join the disco at all. I think they were just glad to have all the drama behind them :o)
So onto Allsorts for this week and it is my theme this week and as it was the wedding last week I decided to keep the theme running and am asking for wedding/wedding anniversary cards, layouts, presents, whatever!!
I decided to make a wordbook using the fabulous I DO download from Funky Hand. The wedding colours were pink and black so went with these as my accent colours.

Also used for the wordbook: Martha Stewart border punch, cuttlekids tadpole alphabet dies, Stampin Up ribbon (white), crafty ribbons ribbon (black) and various bits n bobs from my stash :o)
Please have a look at the rest of the DTs cards they are really gorgeous!!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Allsorts week 23

Morning all here's another Saturday and what a lovely day we are having here.....the sun is out and there's a blue sky it looks beautiful against all the autumn colours :o) Of course it is freezing lol but I am nice and snug inside with the log burner roaring lol.

This week Brenda set the challenge of a Monochrome Christmas with the added challenge of a sketch. The DT have really some up trumps yet again! My card is made with a candle stamp (sorry no maker name on it) embossed with white powder, the paper I used is by Stampin up with the sentiment sticker and border sticker coming from there too. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Please come and join us this week we are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts and there's a fabby stamp as the prize :o) And it's only 9 weeks til Xmas so you know you need to get another one of those pesky Christmas cards done lol

Lily and I are planning a girlie day today as Ian is away out for the day to his son's stag do......a day's hospitality at out local footie club (haha local Inverness Caledonian Thistle's ground is 45 miles away!!!) I'm not expecting him back til the early hours so Lily and I are going to have a DVD and treat evening............I even bought a bottle of alcohol free wine so it feels like a grown up night.

Last night I got my backside in gear and ordered the pram for the baby, can't wait for it to arrive so I can have a play lol. Of course then I suddenly thought............."OMG that must mean I am ACTUALLY having a baby then!!" it's only taken me this long to get used to the idea lmao What can I say I am a bit slow on the uptake :o)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Saturday did that happen?

WOW these weeks are flying past one minute its Monday morning and I am getting Lily ready for school then all of a sudden its time to post the Allsorts DT card!! Bet the time doesn't fly for long, less thann 12 weeks to go until Bubba Panda is due, bet the time slows right down then lol (Sorry girlies but that means only 11 weeks til Christmas lol)

This week at Allsorts, Gro wants Halloween projects to get us in the mood for the spooky night :o) I went for this wee Halloween bag which I will be filling with some treats for Lily (its got a Rice Crispies Square bar in the pic.....its all I could find lol I would have bought some sweets but I would just end up eating them!)
The bag is a template on the Funky Fairy Halloween download, the colours in the download are fab and there are 4 printable bags to choose from, printed straight onto lightweight card and voila! The tag is from Stampin Up and the wee ghost was on a hairband that Lily had a couple of years ago and when it broke I salvaged them :o)

A few Stampin Up buttons on the back (sorry about the rubbish photography this week!)

Looking forward to hopping round your blogs to see your Halloween items :o)

Friday, 9 October 2009

no cardage but some knitting to show

I thought I'd share the poncho I have been knitting. It is for one of the wee girls I look after for her birthday later this month. All I have to do is put the fringing on the poncho (ugh not looking forward to it I keep putting it off lol) Emily is happily modelling it for you......good job she's too young to realise its for her lol

Thursday, 8 October 2009

baby clothes!

Awwww I dragged out the box of baby clothes out this morning to see what would be suitable for either flavour of baby! It's making me all emotional to see all the wee outfits that Lily used to was she ever small enough to fit them???

Found this cute wee tigger outfit that Ian bought for Lily while I was in the hospital........I was almost crying lol!! This picture was framed for everyone's Christmas present that year! Aww look at the chubby cheeks on her......what a wee podge she was at just 6 weeks :o)

Off for some more reminiscing lol....................

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Got a dress!!!

After 5 hours of traipsing round Inverness on Saturday and just as I was thinking I was going to have to attend this wedding in the nude I tried on a dress in Monsoon and it was the ONE!! First dress that didn't make me look like the side of a bus or old or just plain stupid!! Ran out of time to get shoes so will have to make a return trip next week but a huge sigh of relief that I have something to wear lol

I tried it on to show hubby but forgot to get him to take a pic so until I post the wedding pics here's the pic from the monsoon website:

Hope you're all having a lovely week, only a few more days til half term here (oh the bliss or working part time) Still not much crafting going on.....must get my butt in gear lol

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Allsorts week 21

Good morning Good morning girlies!!! How are we all this Saturday morning? I am scheduling this post as I will be shopping today for an outfit to wear to my step sons wedding in 3 weeks. I'm not really looking forward to it to be honest.........why is it we can never find anything to wear when we have an occassion to go to but when we are skint or not going anywhere we find stuff all the time!? lol

This week at Allsorts the theme is to use "kraft" in your creations. This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Pink Petticoat and as part of the DT we were sent the Big Fella kit to use. The prize this week is a free download and if you use a Pink Petticoat download to make your entry you will be entered twice!

I have used the birthday cake download and three of the modern papers from the kit. I've used brown paper for a layer as I don't have any kraft card left, its been embossed with the Argyll folder on the cuttlebug. Sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up as is the clear button (backed with brown paper thanks for the tip Kath), ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. The image is coloured with my usual PMs. This card will be winging its way to my little (ok he's not that little at 33!!) brother for his birthday next week :o)

Can't wait to see your creations this week and good luck in the prize draw

Friday, 2 October 2009

thankyou card

As it is only 3 weeks til the my step sons wedding in Gretna I thought I better get a shufty on with the thankyou cards!! I want to keep them simple......partly because I like the style and partly because I am too tired to make them too complicated lol

The spotty paper matches the paper I used on the invitation and the style of stamp is the same.
What do you think girlies? All comments gratefull received...........its so not my usual style I'm not sure lol