My Lovely Friends

Saturday 31 December 2011

21 years ago I started a New Year the best way I could............

Hi my lovelies how are you all?
Well 21 years ago today at the age of 18 I started a New Year the best way..........
.........what better way to bring in a New Year than to welcome a baby into the world.........
Happy Birthday to my eldest son Ben 21 years old today & I'm sooooooooooo unbelievably proud of him.
This is what I made for him.........warning photo heavy

I got a black & white image of Mario off google images & coloured him with my copics. Mario of course is a plumber........Ben is an apprentice plumber & Mario is what we call him as a nickname lol........
The van in the photo is the company Ben works for which is a large housing company in the North-East & the van he drives....... 
These are when Ben (Benjamin) was born.......he was born premature with only a 50-50% chance of living. The top photo is how poorly he was & how bruised he is cus they had to get him out of me urgently as his heart was struggling. Here he is in the incubator in special care baby unit.

This 2nd photo above is when he was well enough to breathe un-aided so was able to come out of the incubator but wasnt feeding enough so he had a tube down his nose to give him top up feeds. We brought him a blue & white teddy when he was born which is there with him.........he still has that teddy & is passing it down to his baby when he/she arrives.

From being so weak & poorly & he is celebrating 1st & 2nd birthday. He was the happiest little fella you could possibly meet........always smiling!!!

We went to his grandads on his birthday & his grandad had made him a choccy cake which was his favourite.....he looks like he cant wait to eat it lol.

From his 1st birthday to his 1st day at school.........he looks so handsome & yes I cried when I took him school!! The head teacher adored him because he really was a cheerful & happy boy........

This is my baby boy......yeah he may be 21, a young man but my kids will ALWAYS be my babies!!
From his 1st day at school to his 1st job learning to be a plumber after leaving sixth form college.

Here is at work they were so pleased with his performance & dedication they published him in a magazine highlighting his apprenticeship........proud mummy here is beaming lol...........

I made a folding wall hanging for him...........this above is the top half......

......& this is the bottom half.
Time really does go by so so fast its hard believe that now my little boy has his own home with a beautiful fantastic young lady & they are soon to have their very own little baby.......yep my baby is having a baby lol.

So from my family to all of your families we wish you all a Happy New Year, may the new year ahead bring you many new things to treasure & may love, peace & lots of happiness guid through every moment of 2012.

Take care everyone loves you all & thank you all sooooooooo much for your continued support I really do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart mmwah

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Thursday 29 December 2011

Rags & Riches Princess........... by Saturated Canary

Hi my lovelies really quickie post as I'm about to go have a soak in the bath........boy do I need a soak lol.
Tonights card is with a Saturated Canary image which I coloured up before crimbo but never got chance to put her on a here she is now..............

This pretty thing is 'Rags & Riches Princess' isn't she sooooo purdy..............

The gorgeous papers are a digi download from Raspberry Road & they are called 'Fight Like A Girl' & let me tell you these are soooooo beautiful as are the add ons you can get as well!!!
They have been edged with vintage photo & matted onto Kraft card.......I sooooo love Pink & Brown together, its 1 of my fave combo's.

She was of course coloured with Copics but it was long time ago, just after her release I think lol that I coloured her & I didnt write the colours down.....sorry!!! I have added a wee pearl to her band on her forehead.

Flowers & card blank are from Crafty Emma's Store, flowers have had some stardust stickles added. Lace & seam binding are from my stash.
Well I'm off for my soak but will be around blogland in a bit my lovelies.

Thank you sooooooooo much for stopping by & for your lovely comments they really do mean so much.
Huge squishy hugs to you all mmwah xoxoxoxox
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Wednesday 28 December 2011

Love & Kisses......mwaaaaaaaaaahhhhh

Hello all my lovelies out there how are youa ll? I hope you have all had a fabby crimbo with your family & loved ones. Sorry I've not been round for few days before crimbo I was forever chasing my own tail & well since crimbo just been enjoying time with the family.......I have to say tho glad thats it for another year lol.
Anyway I coloured up this gorgeous image before crimbo & soooooo wanted to use her so popped to see what their challenge was, found a super sketch & Bob's your auntie........voila..........

Isn't she just fab-bul-is-scious........... 6x6 Scalloped Edge card blank, Mini Blossoms & pink mulberry rose

Papers are a mixture & I've used Kraft card for matting & edged all papers with vintage photo ink. Cut 1 single flower off my Pink Flower Ribbon.

Used dies for the image, corner & tag for sentiment. Punched out 2 butterflies from kraft card & edged them with ink & added a few pearls.

This Oh So Gorgeous image is of course from Mo Manning & she is called 'Kisses' & I WEALLY enjoyed colouring her with my Copics, unfortunately cus it was over a week ago I cant remember what colours I used sorry peeps.

Lace & pink velvet ribbon are from my stash.
Well I think thats it we been lazy ton ight & having take away for tea, I want a day off from cooking & baking lol.......& I have a craving for chinese food mmmm lol.

Well I'm off to link these up before I run out of time & then I'm coming to see all you lovely peeps.
Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by & I would like to welcome my 2 latest followers thank you sooooooo much for joining me (waving like a loony lol).
mmmwwaaahhhhh xoxoxoxox
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