Tuesday, 23 June 2009

One of the best weeks..

... of my life!!! Truly!!! I took a bit of time off recently( you probably noticed as I went quiet) and I had two people that mean the world to me here for a full week. My beautiful sis and the oh so gorgeous Luca. And what a week it was, we visited more parks that I can count
at some stupid ungodly hours, check this photo he was on the wonky donky at blimmen 7.30 am, jeeez!!! Not even Nico was impressed being dragged out the house at that time LOL.However seeing that big smile on his face made me forget I would have rather still be under my goose down Summer duvet.
We've been making new friends
We played, discovered and learned more new things ( check that hair out!!! it has been chopped off since) We bathed in the paddling pool till our toes went all crinkly, then when it got too hot we found ways of cooling off

Hmm, lovely background in this photo, well we needed the orange bucket to fill the paddling pool.
And we celebrated mummy's 32 Birthday!!!!!
I love this picture of them both, looking at their happy faces makes me go all warm inside. I loved having them and I am extremely grateful to my brother in law for being so lovely about them spending all this time with us, even though I know he missed them both terribly. He is the best and I truly love him for it. I did managed to get a bit of crafting done late at night and here is the card I have made for Laura s birthday.
Laura loves greens and turquoise so I have based my scheme around her faves. Certainly Celery, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise card stock, Celery designer paper( retired but still in stock), Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Blooming with Beauty and Occasional Greetings for the sentiment but I have replaced the friend word with the word sister which was stamped using the Short order alpha, the hydrangea pot was embossed in black and watercoloured using the ink refills from SU, I love how vibrant the whole image ended up. I have also made another card for her from Luca. Is a surprise slider card.

Combo is Old Olive, Regal Rose and More Mustard. I have designed this as an extra class for our Stamp With Us site, we had a live chat on Friday and I posted a full tutorial on this type of card, so if you missed the chat logg onto the site and download the full instructions.
Here s the inside
Again the word mami was stamped using the short order alpha, then the following stamp sets were used:
Happy everything, All in the family and Live Your Dream. I know I kinda went to town here LOl. Laura loved seeing her precious little boy walking into the kitchen to hand her this birthday card.
Thank you for putting up with my rather long post today, hugs Monica xxx
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  1. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Love the cards too!

  2. He truly is a beautiful child! Look at that hair...gorgeous! Oh, nice cards too. ;)

  3. He is cuter than king cute from cuteville. I'm pleased you had a fab week!

    Z x

  4. I am so glad that you had a great week Monica! You deserve a break!! I love viewing your cards, you help me to see how bright colours look together and I need that, I tend to go to pastels a lot - but I do love the new incolours which is beginning a new trend. Love your work

  5. Such sweet pictures, of sweet moments! Bravo!!

    Loved the cards too!!!

  6. Lovely photos - and you make the most AMAZING cards!!

  7. Love reading up on your adventures with your lovely nephew :) WOW: 7.30am at the park, what a good sport you are!

    Loved both cards you made for Laura, especially the one from Luca.

    Have a good week.

    Alex x


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