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Friday, 6 September 2013

My Grandson Arjay & A Card Using The First Stamp I ever Brought

Hello everyone how are you all? Its extremely wet & miserable here by the North Sea...........I'm gonna need my brolly to go into my craft room today.

Now today I have a couple of pics of my grandson Arjay & a card to show you that I made using the very first rubber stamp I brought when I first started crafting.
First one I will show you is the most gorgeous one & that is of course Arjay...........
This was taken last week at mine, this is the day after he came out of hospital. Mammy & daddy had a very important appointment so I was baby-sitting :0)

The tube you see is his oxygen as his lungs are not quite strong enough yet. Would you believe he now weighs 8lb 5oz........... bit of difference to the 3lb birth weight lol. Isn't he just gorgeous, I just want to smother him in kisses & snuggles ;0)

Ok now onto my card that will be a LOT less gorgeous of course...........
This of course is 'Daisy' by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie. The first stamps I ever brought were 3 Sugar Nellie ones, this one & 2 Manga ones. I actually thought Sugar Nellie was a sweet when I first heard of them, thats how new I was to crafting lol.
This however is my most favourite stamp in all of my whole collection.

The papers are from the gorgeous Maja Design 'Sofiero' Collection & I machine stitched them all & added gesso here & there. They also got distressed & inked.  The lace is from my stash & I also added 'Cheese Cloth' & added little touches of Gesso to that as well.
Daisy has been coloured with my Distress Markers & the sky I did with chalk. The little white love heart I made myself with plaster & added a touch of Gesso.

All the flowers are from WOC.  I added Pearls from my stash & a 'Shabby Bark Heart' with added Gesso to it. The white frame I also made (I've been neglecting my moulds so made these a few weeks ago) the sentiment is from one of my wood block stamps. The pin is a Jenni Bowlin pin from MCH.

Well as Bugs Bunny says 'That's all from me folks'............I will be back in the morning with my DT card for MCH. I'm at the hairdressers in the morning with Megan we are are having a girly morning getting our hairs done. I'm having a whole new look, yep getting bored & time for a change lol.

Thanks for stopping by it means the world.
Squishy hugs to all mmwah

Thanks for the comments yesterday. My lace storage idea came from this gorgeous blog here. She has something similar in her header. I do have one of those type but I want that stay in my living room ;0)

Challenges I'm Entering..............
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes


mags said...

A gorgeous card Vicky. A lovely vintage feel to it and love the image and all the details. Of course, the photos steal the show. Your grandson is beautiful.

Judith said...

Gorgeous card Vicky and even more gorgeous baby boy! - it's amazing how quickly they grow and get "all chubby" after a difficult start in life sending hugs to him and you hugs Judith x

Aunty Sue said...

Omg What A Sweet Baby And Yes He Needs Lots Of Cuddles And Sounds Like He Is Doing Well. aS For Your Card it Is Stunning I Remembering Staking The Site For It To Come In .

Jacki Daniels said...

Beautiful pics both of baby Arjay and your card I'm with you Daisy is my all time fav stamp too and have made her look gorgeous as always have a lovely weekend
Jacki xx

Carla S. said...

Oh, Vicky! Arjay is too precious for words! He is so gorgeous! So glad you shared the pics with us. Your card is really stunning! I love the colors and all the wonderful accents! Superb coloring of the sweet image! Enjoy you girlie day!

Martina said...

Vicky, this is also one of my favourite stamps ever...have not used this one for ages...such a shame!! Your card is gorgeous - like always hun! And your Grandson Arjay looks sooo cute! Great he is out of hospital and he has gained a lot! Great!!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Ah bless him poor little mite, still with his tubes. He looks adorable. Love the photo at the side with Natalie and Payton and Payton underneath having her dinner. You have a gorgeous little family.

Your card is equally adorable and gorgeous.

Don't forget to show us your new hairdo.


KarinsArtScrap said...

he is gorgeous Vicky congratulations with your grandson.
your card is as always gorgeous.

greetings karin

Chrissy said...

Your little miracle Arjay is just gorgeous Vicky..such a bonnny wee lad..and a fabulous card too.Such a sweet image and colouring and love your frame and pretty.


Shazza said...

this is gorgeous, love it. Little Arjay is so beautiful, made my heart melt x

Cinderella said...

Hi Vicky
Nice to hear that this little cutie is doing well.He`s really adorable.
And your card is also very pretty
Hugs Cinderella from holland

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Vicky, your new lil' Grandson is so adorable hun. He has done so well, putting on all that weight bless him. Love the card, stunning as always.

Donna x

Astrid said...

Arjay is a wonderful baby, sooo cute. And he is groing well.
Give him lots of huggs and kisses.
Your card is beautiful Hun, i loved it.
Have a nice weekend.

Heidi said...

Arjay is adorable!
Such a sweet boy:)
And your card is beautiful.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

Sue said...

Awwwww Arjay looks adorable, it's so good to see that he has gained so much weight. As you say, your little miracle.
Stunning card Vicky. I LOVE Daisy. I was disappointed to find that she is discontinued and no long available to buy anymore expect on Australia! Never mind. I love your pretty colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
I hope you have a wonderful girly time with Megan and at the hairdressers, will we get to see some photos of your new look?
hugs Sue xx

Ella's Design said...

Oh my word, Vicky, he is just GORGEOUS! So glad to see Arjay is home and doing so well, you must be loving all those kisses and cuddles!
Pretty card, too - I love that Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp and still use it! Hugs, Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww he is so cute. Daisy was one of my first ever stamps too and I still love her. Fab colours you have used, gorgeous card as always xx

Jay Gee said...

Your grandson is indeed gorgeous Vicky, you are very lucky :) Love your card, I can see why this stamp is a favourite - beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, love the sweet stamp and gorgeous paper
Little Arjay is looking so well, he's just adorable, Big cuddles from me
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Good evening sweet vicky!! Oh my goodness, your little ray of sunshine is just the cutest thing ever!!! He looks so precious!!! And i love all the new photos you have in your sidebar! And as always, your card is ismply stunning, such pretty details!! I too love that stamp, i had it once...but my dog ate it!!!! Argggg...well, i did manage to make 1 card out of it....*lol* Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and sunshine

Jan Ltc said...

A he is adorable. Hope his lungs are soon ok! Great card. xx Jan

McCrafty's Cards said...

Arjay is gorgeous and growing well bless him,beautiful card Vicky I like this image and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Suzi Mac said...

Oh!! he is utterly adorable Vicky, what a precious wee boy!! and to have him home with you is fantastic. You are not going to believe this but my favourite SN stamp was Daisy be EB. How scary is that. She was one of the first ones I bought too. I need to get her out and inked up again. Your card is stunning sweetie. Have a lovely girly day tomorrow and lets see the new look.
Suzi x

heidy said...

He´s such a handsome little man Vicky,what a sweetie!!
Your card is gorgeous!!
XXX Heidy

Gibmiss said...

Hi Vicky
Wow a beautiful baby.... I can see the likeness in you ..... Gorgeous card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Cathy Lee said...

Hi, Vicky. Arjay is just precious. What great pics and so happy that he is growing and getting healthy.

You card is gorgeous, Hun. Love what you've done with all the pretty elements around your EB stamp.
Cathy Lee

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Vicky, I am so pleased Arjay is at home now - he is gorgeous hun, as is your card :) what a fab Sugar Nellie image and coloured beautifully as always, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card that sweet image is one of my favourites. What sweet baby photo.

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Card Vicky fabulous detail as always. I think Arjay has won the show this time though. what a beautiful little boy he is. He will break a few girls hearts.
huge hugs Mau xx

Fabiola said...

superbe Vicky, c'est adorable, ce petit cadre est trop joli, boz

Laura Love said...

Your Grandson is gorgeous and he has grown so much! I remember reading of his birth! That is awesome that he is home now and doing so well! Your card is beautiful too - that is also one of my favorites from Elisabeth Bell :)

Juls said...

your grandson is just sooo gorgeous, thanks for the picys!!! Lovely to see daisy getting inked ... she is one of my all time fav's, Thanks so much for joining us in the sugar bowl ... Hope so see you there again this month! Hugs Juls

Jodi said...

Vicky - I am in awe of that beautiful little boy. He is such a miracle and I can only imagine what joy he has brought. Certainly answer to many hours of prayer!

And for the card - very beautiful as well. Love that stamp and like you, Elizabeth Bell is one of my favs too.