Monday, 3 August 2009

Monday Monday

I must say a huge "THANK YOU" to everyone for all for the recent visits and lovely comments ... you do wonders for my ego! Please be patient with me until I get around to visiting all your blogs over the next couple of weeks as family life is pretty busy right now with the school holidays and hubby being home. I know many of you will understand but just don't want you to think I'm rude by not returning your kindnesses. I will eventually get round to you all.
My brother and his family are up visiting from England this week so we are spending some precious time with them before they emigrate to Australia in September. No doubt it will be a while until we see them again.

Following the disaster with Naomi's birthday card, I thought I'd show the replacement which sadly, isn't as nice as the one I destroyed ... but she liked it well enough so that's all that matters really and as she didn't see the original there was no disappointment.
The stamped image is 'Nellie and Foal' and I paper pieced Nellie but used Whispers Brush Markers to colour the foal and added a couple of dragonfly rub~ons that I thought were dinky.
Her favourite colour is purple so I chose various patterned papers and cardstock from my stash, with silver mirri card for layering and the observant among you will see that I once again followed last week's sketch from The Pink Elephant for the layout. Told you I'd be using it again.
Our Creative Corner Colour Challenge is to use purple this week so this will be my entry.

She enjoyed a busy birthday, especially as she had ten pin bowling training in the morning, but the most memorable moment was when she walked into her favourite restaurant that evening, expecting to sit down to a quiet family meal for 4 and was greeted by 18 family members singing 'Happy Birthday' ... well you can just imagine the surprise on her face I'm sure. It was just perfect. A memorable birthday indeed and I've no doubt she will treasure many magical moments of her special day in the years to come.
We're off to the cinema later this evening and tomorrow we are going to visit the The Falkirk Wheel so that should be a fun day out. We took the precaution of prebooking as there's so many of us and we didn't want to risk turning up and there not being enough room for everyone to make the trip. That would be a big disappointment.


Anonymous said...

This is so cute! Great job!!

Ann said...

ah brill card Max - mine is in the post but I hadn't got a horse stamp - sheesh thousands of stamps and no horses can you believe that?

Sorry I'm late - I've put happy day on the front so it won't be too bad.

Hope you've had a brill day.

Ann xxx

camcraft said...

Oh Max. I so love the card for your DD :-) Tis goregous indeed. Your paper pieceing is incredible. A skill I still have to master.
Awwwww How lovely of the surprise family meal. As you say many, many happy and treasured memories for the years ahead.
Wishing Naomi a belated very happy 14th B'day.
Carole x

Littlebear said...

I'm so pleased your daughter had such a great birthday and loved her card. It looks fantastic to me - although I can understand how you felt though about the first one.
Enjoy your time with your family.
Clare x


Fabulous card Max,
Hugs Dianne xx

jackiescrafts said...

Love the card, I'm so pleased she had a wonderful day

Hugs Jackie x

** Irene ** said...

Morning Max

What a fabby, fantastic card. Love it especially the little dragonflys.
you sound really busy, but remember to give yourself some R & R. Enjoy the Falkirk Wheel.


Susan.... said...

Fantastic card Max ! Sounds like she had a fabulous birthday !..hope you all enjoy the family time together..
susan x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Such a cute card, glad tour daughter had a great birthday

Chris xx

sukes7 said...

Hi Max
it was great to meet you on the new Magical Crafts Forum, I have added myself as a follower. Your card is beautiful and makes a super replacement. luv sue x

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card rocks Max, I LOVE how you combined our challenge into another wonderful challenge.

Hope you all have fun at the party, Birthday wishe to the family!

Thanks for playing along with the OCC!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Crafty Dawn said...

hi not been on in a while.

Love this stamp SN and you have made a lovely card too!

Love Dawn xx