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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy 4th birthday

Well, some exciting news for our family today. Our eldest daughter has announced her engagement and they are getting married in November so with the marriage of our son two weeks ago, this will be two weddings in one year! We went out today for lunch with them and we thought maybe just George's Mum, but the numbers grew and we had all our family except for Ryan and Katie who are still on their honeymoon and also George's parents and sister and her husband and another couple of his relatives. We went to a Vietnamese eatery- very crowded and noisy and we added to the noise level when George made the announcement at the end of the meal. Several of the family knew he had purchased a ring but hadn't popped the question yet so weren't sure when it was going to happen. So that's our excitement for the weekend!
I managed to get to church this morning, leaving Adrian at home because he is still very sore. I didn't sing in the choir because I have missed several practices and wasn't sure what they were singing. It was a lovely piece and they sang it at the end of the service instead of before the sermon. It was more like a sung "blessing" to finish off the service.
I caught up with Mum and another friend and then came home to get organised for our luncheon with the family. I had a phone call from a friend late afternoon asking how my day went. Her daughter is going to be one of the bridesmaids and had seen it on facebook and spilled the beans. She also had known already and kept quiet.
The rest of the evening I decided to just sit and watch tv for a change and then started very late on making my card. I am going to use this one for our youngest granddaughter's birthday which is coming up soon and as you can see, she will be 4 years old and starting kindy soon. The image reminds me quite a bit of Layla.
Well here is what I used.
The basecard is SU Elegant Eggplant, a layer of DP from my scrap pile. The image is a digi from cardmadfairy printed onto white card and coloured with Copic Markers. I then layered it onto a piece of SU Wisteria Wonder. The number was cut from a sheet of DP that I've had in my stash for about 3 years and backed with a scalloped circle in wisteria wonder. I added the sentiment from Stampit to the bottom corner. I inked in with a Marvy Marker. I chose to keep the inside fairly plain with a piece of wisteria wonder an then a few strips of the two purples and the DP.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's digi days challenge - Challenge 29 - Add a Sentiment
Birthday Sundaes - Challenge #49 - Numbers and must have sentiment on front
One Stop Craft Shop - Challenge #175 - Clean & Simple
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - March Challenge - Clean & Simple
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and thanks for stopping by and for leaving all the wondrous comments,
Take Care,

front of card

inside of card


  1. Such a lovely card Sandy,love the

  2. Lovely card Sandy, image beautifully coloured! Great family news - sounds like you've all had a very exciting weekend!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
    Jenni x

  3. That really is a very cute image, and you chose lovely colours!
    Two weddings in one year. eh? We had the same thing....our eldest son got married in May, and our youngest daughter in October....and I was forced to wear two hats! Very busy year,, good luck! Haaaa!

  4. How exciting for you!!!
    Card is cute!

  5. Oh Congrats! Lots of wonderful things happening for your family!

    Lovely card, that kid stamp totally makes me smile! :-)

  6. Like your card with pretty image and great colour combinations.

  7. So cute! I love your image - she makes me happy just to look at her!

  8. wow a lovely card, thanks for playing at the Cards Galore challenge xxx

  9. Aww a lovely card :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week and hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s Please pop by my blog to enter my new candy :-)

  10. Aww, this is so sweet! The little girl is so cute! Thank you for supporting our blog and playing along with our last challenge at Birthday Sundaes!


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