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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Exciting news!!

Hi everyone we are back from celebrating Charlie's birthday and what a day he had:) He said it was the best birthday ever and his presents were fantastic! Peppa Pig and double decker buses are his passions and his dreams were realised along with a wonderful family lunch in a country pub followed by afternoon tea at home with more family members. This is the card I made for him:


Lara made a fabulous chocolate cake with Peppa Pig in a muddy puddle!




I am now able to tell you my exciting news that I have had to keep under wraps for 2 weeks! Can you guess? Lara is expecting our 2nd grand child on August 28th!!!!! Charlie told us 2 weeks ago but 
Lara wanted to tell my sister Karen face to face and that was yesterday:) Coincidently that is also my son Dominic's birthday. Lara is keeping very well and Charlie is looking forward to a brother although we don't know the sex!

Back to craft and this weeks challenge over at Less is More:

this week we have chosen wonderful  the Spring colours of 
YELLOW and GREEN

We would like you try to keep to just these two colours, but the use of neutral shades may be included if necessary.

I was quite pleased with my card although the colours don't seem true. It is a really nice yellow IRL!


The topper is an Imagination Crafts decoupage stamp that I cut around a few areas of the leaves and on the other side used a ball tool to add some texture and shadow. I embossed the green base and cut around one of the stems so that I could insert the topper. The sentiment is a SeeDee one.

Tonight is one of my Rock Choir friends 40th birthday and I was asked to make a card from all of us as well as the one I had made from me:

I used Craft Artist and some die cuts to create this card:


and this is a box card that I made using Craftwork Cards papers and a feather die and stamp


Off to Rock Choir soon and I'd just like to welcome Asha who is a new follower to my blog, thank you:)








15 comments:

Karen B said...

It was a great day yesterday Val, lovely to catch up with everyone and to get the exciting news! Charlie certainly enjoyed himself. Love the card you made him. Louise is going to love her cards; especially like the box card from you.

Karen x

Chrissie said...

Wonderful news all round Val...and what a lot of fabulous makes! You are excelling yourself!
Thanks so much for your terrific card for LIM!
Chrissie
Less is More

Rosemary said...

CONGRATULATIONS, val!!! so very happy for you and your family!!! the box card you made for Charlie is so cute! lovely card for the LIM challenge and the second box card is just gorgeous!

Viv said...

Fabulous cards Val and so happy for you all about the baby news, many congrats to everyone ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

You have been busy, Val!! LOVE Charlie's pop-up box card ... so cute and I'm sure he LOVED it! Congrats on the great news of a new addition to the family soon! :)

Love your other cards as well. So cool how you slid the corner of the stamped leaves under the embossed frame --- very creative and clever.

And such a lovely keepsake card for your friends 40th birthday. And your flowery pop-up box is so pretty. You have mastered those! xx

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on your exciting news. All your cards look fabulous, Loved the one you made for Charlie's special day.
Yvonne xx

Kylie said...

So many wonderful creations. I LOVE the peppa pig card! Congratulations to everyone about the new baby! Woo hoooo.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic, striking and classy LIM card Valerie but WOW you've been super busy aside. Loving those pop up cards and particularly the peppa pig. Looks like you've been having fun.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Aquarius said...

What a lovely selection of cards and you can see how thrilled Charlie was with his birthday celebrations - good news about the baby too. Positives all round I'd say.

Diane said...

What wonderful pop up card designs as well as all your projects and fun pictures.

Hugs Diae

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Val, Fabulous news and happy Birthday to Charlie :D Love his card it's totally magic!! Hugs Gay xx

Pia S said...

It's always so nice to welcome new family members. My sister is expecting a boy in the beginning of August, he will be my fifth nephew, I've got no nieces, and no brothers! So one generation of only girls, the next only boys...
Beautiful cards and I'd love a taste of that chocolate cake!

Stamps and Paper said...

Many congratulations Val and how exciting for you all.... Karen said Charlie wants a brother to share his toys with...how lovely. But I dont think they realise his new brother or sister wont be able to 'play' for quite a long time...
Beautiful cards and Charlie's cake looks so yummy...

Anne

Loli said...

Hola valerie,ooh my friend the time fly!!!this little BIG boy is gorgeous!!!Congratulations for your good news a little baby is on the way.
What wonderful Pepa box, is fantastic Pepa.
Your last card for LIM is stunning, i like the vibrant colours, great idea to cut the embossing folder, very clever!, fantastic work, as always Valerie.
A warm hug from Palma.

Loli said...

Thank you Valerie! you're the first person that wish me happy birthday;D.
Hugs!!!

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