Thursday 13 October 2011

Still My Baby!

Hello Everyone,

About a week ago it was our lovely daughter's birthday.  I never did get round to doing the big blog post I had threatened you all with following her wedding in May (I sort of got overtaken by less happy family matters but enough of that) but here's a few photos of  what she described as her Perfect Day.

 With her new Hubby (note the broken foot!)

 With her Dad.  I love how happy she looks.

Little Isabella had to get in on the act here.

And now here's the card I made for her birthday.  The photos aren't brilliant as I was late finishing it and had to rush the pics before shooting off up the A1 to deliver it in person.  It would have been much cheaper to post, lol!

I used another of the gorgeous Prima masks which I bought from Chocolate Baroque recently and the sentiment is one of my favourites from CB too.  The lovely main image is from Indigo Blu and called Ella Bella.

I used Versamagic inkpads to blend over the mask to create the background and followed this with some overstamping of a pretty swirly image, again from Chocolate Baroque.  I forgot to make a note of which stamp set it is from but I'm sure it was from one of the recently released ones.  I then stamped Ella Bella using an Onyx Black Versafine inkpad.

Finally I spritzed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist before arranging the flowers and leaves cut with Crealies dies, again from Chocolate Baroque.

Jenna said she loved her card ............ but then she would say that, wouldn't she, lol!

I hope you've all had a good day today.  I'm looking forward to a couple of nice weather days to get my washing basket emptied.  Mind you, that will only add more to the ironing pile, lol!

As always, thank you for taking the time to visit.  I do appreciate it.

Lesley  Xx

EDIT  Just a little message to my Twitter friends.  Whilst downloading some photos from my mobile phone last week I installed some updates.  Biiig mistake as it's changed everything round on my  phone and I don't like it :( but the main problem is it's completely deleted Twitter and I can't find it anywhere.  I'm hoping my more technologically minded Son will be able to sort it for me this weekend but until then I'm not ignoring you and I'll be back soon I hope.  Xx


Suzanne C said...

What happy pictures! She is glowing and her happiness shows! Lovely birthday card. The flowers are gorgeous and love the background effect!

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley, lovely photos full of warmrh and happiness. fabulous card ..I have the Ella Bella stamp to play with for a couple of weeks...on loan from IB to Carol at the Cubby Hole who then loaned it to me! Hope I can come up with some thing as lovely as this.
Suzi Bxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Doesnt your daughter just look radiant on her perfect day - thanks for sharing.
Wonderful birthday card....not surprised she liked it!

Aquarius said...

That card is so beautiful with lots of lovely effects. Thanks too for sharing the lovely photographs of the wedding.

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card Lesley. I love the image. Of course your daughter loved it too. the wedding photos are ahppy memories of a special day. Thanks for sharing them with us. Kate x

judith@poppy cottage said...

The photographs are gorgeous Lesley, reflecting a very happy day. Jenna looks beautiful, and her Dad looks so proud. The photo with Izzy is a real ahhh moment. The birthday card is lovely, the background is fabulous, I love the overstamping, and the flowers are bautiful, I love that sentiment stamp too, the font is lovely. Hugs, Judith xx

lisa said...

Oh Lesley. How lovely to see some Wedding photos at last. They look a very handsome, happy couple don't they. I can't believe it was May, only seems to have been a couple of months ago that you were telling us all about it.
The card you created is just stunning. I love these Indigoblu stamps and have had to resist them so far, not sure for how much longer though!! The flower spray over the top is amazing. You are one clever lady. I'm not surprised she loved it. I hope you all had a really happy day despite the weather!!
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Paula (PEP) said...

Your card is absolutely stunning with the flower spray over the striking silhouette. The background is glorious with the soft colouring against the white & then really brought into focus with the boldness of the silhouette & the greenness of those leaves.
Your husband looks so proud in the second photo & you daughter - as you say - extremely happy.
It brought back memories of my own wedding & of my own family.
Take care with your computer bits.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

Such happy photos Lesley, a special day you will all remember very fondly. I am sure Jenna was really happy with her lovely card, it has a real Lesley touch. Lovely masking, great stamp combinations and gorgeous flowers. Elaine xxx

Val said...

Lesley - these are really beautiful happy photos - such a lovely occasion. And that little lady is so cute!

Amazing card - and I am sure Jenna was totally truthful - I just love, love it.


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

The worst blog buddy in the world is here at last!!!!


What a lovely treat!!

Fantastic photographs of your daughter on her "perfect day". I must tell Jo to pop over and have a look so she can now imagine the beautiful owner of the bridal bag she made for you.

Everyone looks so happy!!

But as if that wasn't treat enough there is your stunning birthday card .. .. who couldn't love it!! Everything about it is just wonderful.

I love all the gorgeous flowers and that fabulous image. Please stop showing me nice things LOL!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Lesley, Came home from hospital yesterday to your beautiful card.Thank you so much it is beautiful . I thank you from the bottom of my heart, it lifted my spirts . I can't believe that someone that I have never met or spoke to would go to so much trouble for me.
Your daughter looks so happy. A beautiful picture of her and her dad.
Love the card you made for her birthday. I have that stamp I couldn't resist it. Not made a card with it yet. Thank again, take care Love and Hugs x ChrisB

Isabelle Norris said...

what a beautiful card and a stunning bride. You must have been so proud.
Lots of hugs,
Isa xx

veronica said...

thanks for the photos Lesley, it was obviously a great day!
loved the card, that image is gorgeous, will have to go and google indigoblu now.....

Kathryn said...

How lovely thank you for sharing stunning dress by the way :)
Haven't indigoblu got some lovely stamps the card is fabby

Kath xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What gorgeous pictures Lesley, she truly looks soooo happy and your card is an absolute stunner!!!

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful photos. My son was married in June, so I can imagine how mad your preps were, leading up to that lovely day. Love the card, too - one of my favourite images x