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02 May 2012

Catching up.......

I have major catching up to do with my blog, I have been busy with work (which is a good thing) but it takes me away from what I love doing and that is crafting and blog-hopping. Now work is almost finished so it is back to normal, almost.

While I was "away" a few things happened in my life, first off I am a new Gran(d)-Aunt. In Ireland a standard answer to a salutation like;
How's the going? (How are you?) Grand.
Isn't the weather grand?
That's a grand pair of shoes you got there! (Lovely shoes)
Get my drift? Grand means - great, fine, the best
So I am not a Gran-Aunt (yes I am!) but I am a Grand-Aunt.

My nephew and his wife had a lovely healthy little boy on the 18th April. Baby Ronan.
They also have a little girl, Leah who is fast approaching 2yrs. but going on 22, you know the kind. lol
I eventually got a card made and sent, its not like the birth was a surprise or anything!


The backing paper is from Pepermania "Sweet Nothings" paper pack which I have had for ages. The scalloped yellow backing paper is DCWV Carstockt,"Brights".  The image is google download coloured with pencils and the giraffe's spots are glazed using Sukara (clear) glaze pen. The bow is from Papermania Capsule Collection which is mounted on blue satin ribbon from the local haberdashery. The candy dots are from stash "no name" bag!

The Scalloped circle opens up and reveals -  ta da!
Inside label is computer generated with the little chic coloured in pencil.

The verse inside the card (I had written the card before I photographed it!) reads:

Ten tiny little fingers that always want to play,
That never stop exploring
the wonder of today.
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow
yet always hold your heart.



Recipe:
Backing paper: Pepermania "Sweet Nothings".
Scalloped paper: DCWV Cardstock "Brights".  
Die Cut: Nestibilities - scallop circles.
Image: Google.
Colour medium: Pencils and Sukura.
Embellishments: Bow - Papermania Capsule collection.
Hope you like,


5 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous what a lovely image and great layout.xxx

Grá O'Neill said...

Congratulations Grand Aunt :)
Love the card.

Mary Gregor said...

Vicky--cute card. I have 10 gran nieces and nephews. They are a great joy.
Take Care
Mary

Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations, Vicky, and what a very cute and clever card! Love the cheery colours...not wishy-washy as some baby cards can be....and that giraffe needs to come and live with me....majorley cute!
Do you know, I'd never counted how many grands I had? Total=12....haaaaa!

Birdie said...

Vicky, congratulations and what a manly name he has. Never counted all my nieces and nephews and now they are having kids. Don't have enough fingers and toes I'm telling you.

Such a cute card and might be "borrowing" that verse. Just saying.

Still chuckle every time I see "Escape Hatch" - gives me grins every time.

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