Sunday, 16 August 2009

Loving Edwin .....

this is the name of the Magnolia stamp, yes I loved colouring him in, but hated trying to fit him on a card, don't like doing male cards, awwwh well!






The card was made for my nephews birthday in a couple of days

Very simple card of matting and layering, using corner punches, inking and drawing! Seeing as I use the 6x6 pads for my cards, I usually don't have any scraps left over, so for the inside I stamped, matted, punched and used some rick rack and a flower as I had done on the outside! I also used my trusty white pen to do some fake stitching around the image, which I thinks brings out the image more.

The image is stamped on this watercolour paper



I have being using Tesco £3.00 watercolour paper pad, but Tracey got these pads into the shop for a trial, she very kindly gave me one to try out on Saturday, and yes Tracey I do love using it! It is a lot easier to blend the inks! The pad costs £3.50 and if you want good quality colouring I would definitely suggest you get the pad! The Tesco brand is A4 and you do get a lot more for less money. The images seem a bit flat on the Tesco pad, so if you want good quality colouring I would get the Cotman Water Colour Pad.

While I was in Ireland Tracey also got in these cute stamps



Just perfect for boy cards and only cost £2.99



And isn't this one the cutest and look at all you get for £5.99, some sentiments and a cute bird, dragonfly, flower vine, hearts and ladybird!

These two are definitely a bargain at the price! There are a couple of different themes!

Tracey also has the Forever Friends card kits, and they are sooo cute, her dad worked out that you can make roughly 10 cards per kit!
These are defiantly worth a look at!!!

Shopping list

Paper - K&Co 6x6 Hopscotch - Hobbyhouse
White Pen - Inkssentials - Hobby House
Blue Flowers - Papermania - Boyles
Button - Papermania - Boyles
Blue Fiber - Papermania - Boyles

From Running with Scissors
Card stock - Stucco, Brown Bazzill
Image Card stock - Cotman Water Colour Pad
Stamp - Magnolia - Loving Edwin
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress inks
Flower - Prima
Crystals - Mark Richards
Rick Rack
Chain and Charm
Punches - Woodware
Sentiment and Heart - Daisy & Dandelion - Candyfloss & Marshmallow

TFL
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A Love Story .......

Imagine the scene, A boy and girl who have been together for 10 years to the day. They are walking down the beach, he is acting very strange, a little bit nervous maybe??? She is wondering why they are on their favourite beach when they should be at her brother's house for a get together.



He then calls her, she stops, he gets down on one knee and takes out a beautiful ring and asks her to marry him ... she of course said ....



Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just after coming up from the beach .....





The next day, they spent the night in their favourite hotel, enough said about that, not for sisters to know .....



Showing her beautiful ring.

I "borrowed" the above photos from their camera, I think I have them in the right order! I never knew how rosemantic my brother is!!! He arranged all this by himself, no one and I mean no one knew what was happening. He got the ring the week before telling Mairead that he had to work and couldn't spend the day with her. Booked the hotel and meal. Told Mairead that they were going to her brother's house for a little get together and she should bring some nice clothes. Then whisked her away to their favourite spot Dingle in Kerry (does anyone know about Fungi the dolphin, he stays in the bay of Dingle, go here to find out about more if you want, years ago Steve, Chloe and myself went to see him which we did, so exciting, I do have photos somewhere, but God knows where), he got down on one knee and proposed to her!!!!!!!!! Then they rang everyone, I was at the carnival so I didn't here my phone go off!!!! When Steve finally got hold of me and told me I couldn't of been happier!!!!!!

They were going out for a meal at a very posh restaurant on the Saturday we were in Ireland so they got all dressed up, I thought perfect chance for a photo op!!!! They went to Darina Allen's restaurant, she is an Irish chef, TV personality and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School. This was Mairead's engagment present to John! They said it was fantastic and the food was beautiful and they got lots, even came around and asked them if they wanted seconds.

I took the following photos in my mum and dads front garden/yard! Beautiful isn't it!




Don't they look happy!


Doesn't he have good taste, he picked this ring out himself, beautiful!!!

Congratulations to both of them, and I really do hope they will have a very happy future!
Helena
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