Luckily Mum and I had a lovely lunch at Fir Tree yesterday afternoon; home reared rib-eye steak with garlic butter for me and beer-battered hake with minted pea mash for Mum and tasty desserts and drinks. No need for tea for me and Mr H popped his tea in the microwave, his idea, not mine, so the cooker remains clean, for now!
Wedding plans are advancing on both fronts and Sian and Dan are to get married in New York in May this year so it's full steam ahead and very exciting! Morgan and Mark have a date and the church and venue provisionally booked for 31 August 2012 so there's preparations on the go! I am so happy for them and at the same time a wee bit sad as marriage seems the final seal on their independence from us! It's so stupid because you never lose their love but it has stirred up a lot of nostalgia as it only applies to parents; images of their childhoods.
Before I dissolve into the past I'll share this card. I have combined Magnolia Tilda with a super digi stamp of a heart shaped frame of birds and flowers by the Creative Mind of Sylvie. The sentiment is a digi stamp from Renate.
To match the bluebirds on the frame, I coloured Tilda in blue and used a blue backing paper which was a magazine freebie. I embossed the red paper with a folder from the Papermania Country Companions range which was full of hearts. Tilda has an armful of heart-shaped gems from the same range. Both the ribbon and the bow have heart motifs and for good measure I added a heart charm to the flower headed pin. I was tempted to use a heart topped pin but thought this might be a bit OTT, lol. I used my Promarkers to colour up.
Promarkers used: Satin, Almond, Blush, Ginger, Spice, Sky, Azure, Pastel, Powder and Royal Blues, Rose and Antique Pinks and Tulip
I am entering two challenges with this card: (click on the links to have a looksee!)
Totally Tilda - Challenge #15 Lots of Hearts (at least 3 heart elements)
Do It With Digis - Challenge #3 Valentine
I am going to try some stamping today with the lovely gift I got from winning the Creativity Club Challenge at Docrafts. The stamps are from the new Country Companions range of clear stamps and I am going to try some masking! I also got the hearts embossing folder and the self - adhesive hearts and a Papermania sentiments embossing folder which was largesse indeed. I am also looking forward to having a lovely chat with Bernadette this afternoon!
Hope your Saturday is as fine as mine promises to be, snuggled indoors out of this horrid wind, doing things that give you pleasure! Cheerio for now,