Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Happiest of News!

Hello Lovely Visitors,

First of all I must apologise to my blog buddies who I haven't visited for at least a week but I was finally summoned to dash up the A1 to go look after my gorgeous Isabella  when her new brother decided to finally make his appearance.  'Dashing' proved a little difficult as of course, it had to be rush hour didn't it, lol! Luckily our Daughter has some lovely friends up there, one of whom looked after Izzy for an hour or so until I could get there.  Mel, Jenna and I will be forever grateful you were there, mwah!  Anyway, at precisely 10.14 pm on 7th December Charles (to be known as Charlie) John Ebdon Stobbs was born weighing a hefty 9lb 5oz and he's absolutely gorgeous just like his big sister.

I didn't get to take loads of pics (did I hear someone say thank goodness, ;) ?) but my stupid camera has chosen this important occasion to go on the blink and is telling me there are no images on the card ?!**!!  I will be heartbroken if that's the case as he will obviously never be 1 day old again but he's here and he's healthy and my lovely Daughter is okay too so that's the main thing.  As soon as I get a photo I will show him off to you all.

In the meantime, while I was away I didn't get to show you a sneak peek at my projects this month for the Snazzys Design Team which were published last Friday.  Don and Val at Snazzys sent us some fabulous My Minds Eye products to work with which included a set of 12 x 12 double sided papers, some fun clear stamps and some great buttons and brads all from the same set.  They only arrived a few days before I went up to Harrogate but I managed to get a couple of cards made with them (would have liked more time to play) and here's a peek at one of them.

The basic card cut and fold idea for this particular design came from a recent issue of Making Cards mag.  If you get chance to pop over to Snazzys DT blog you will see some fabulous designs by my teamie, Paula which you will have to scroll through to get to my post but that won't be any hardship as she has made some wonderful projects again this month.

Well, I hope you are all much better prepared for Christmas than I am.  I haven't written on a single card yet (and they are all going to have to be bought ones this year which really goes against the grain) and I don't even have my Christmas tree up which is unheard of this late in December!  Today I am treating myself to a rest and recuperating day catching up in Blogland before diving back into the fray tomorrow.  I hope the day treats you all kindly and you get to do something nice if it's only for half an hour.

With a bit of luck I'll be back with some photos of some description very soon even if it means a new camera!

Lesley  Xx


Suzi B said...

Congratulations!! to all wonderful happy news! I'm sat here smiling xx

i saw your fab card on Snazzys blog

Elaine said...

Well, me dear, I know it has been a very special time for the family and I know having you alongside has been a massive support to Jenna, Tony and Izzy. Hoping you can now have a catch up with Christmas and a little R & R along the way!

Elaine xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Congrats to you and the family on the safe arrival of Charlie.

Kathryn said...

What a lovely Christmas present :) congrats to all xx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Many, many congratulations to everyone!!!!

I am so pleased everyone is well .. .. and I love Charlie's name!! He sounds destined for great things!!

I promise to catch up properly soon.

Oh I am so happy for you!

Love and hugs
Jules xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congratulations Lesley to you and your family, on the birth of your new grandson. Enjoy your day of rest today.

Sue x

Aquarius said...

Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful good news with us - always nice to hear something good. I'm sure you will catch up with christmas as well but don't work too hard.

Paula (PEP) said...

Glad everything is OK - Congratulations to everyone concerned. Don't dash too much, more haste less speed & take care of yourself in the midst. Am I really supposed to have a tree up - thought that happened on Christmas Eve?? Off to have a look at Snazzy's before I do battle with White Christmas for you know who.
Much love to all
Paula (PEP)

snazzyoriginal said...

Huge congratulations Lesley. So good to hear Charlie is finally here safely and all is well. What a special Christmas this one will be. xx

veronica said...

congratulations Lesley and Jenna - so glad Charlie arrived safely, and hope you do have some photos of him! Christmas tree is Christmas Eve for me, and I still have to finish my PIF offerings - take care,and enjoy the time with the baby and Izzy

Unknown said...

WOW thats fantastic news!!!!

Please give my and Jo's best to Jenna.



Sandra said...

Congratulations on your news!
Best wishes to everyone.

Sheila said...

Whoooo.....congratulations...and welcome little Charlie.
Hugs to you all.

Christine B. said...

So Glad to hear that you Darling Grandson Charlie arrived safetly and that everyone is well. Look forward to seeing a photo. Thanks for your lovely message. My second chemo is next Wednesday so incase i'm not to good. I would like to wish you and your family a very happy christmas and New year.Take care. Love and hugsx ChrisB

lisa said...

I came by on Wednesday to leave you Congratulations and my hubby turned off the internet half way through my note... grrrr and it's not been until now I've managed to get back to you, so sorry Lesley.
Anyway, many many congratulations on the safe arrival of baby Charlie. I'm so happy that everything turned out fine. I bet he was born on the same ward as DD. She is a Harrogate baby too!!
and I know what a marvellous maternity unit it is.
I hope your photos reappear, what a nightmare time for it to play up. I'm sure someone will have taken lots of photos that you could have copies of if not. I hope so.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you've had a nice relaxing few days, although with the time of year, I doubt it!!
Hugs Lisax

Sally H said...

Huge congratulations, my friend and welcome to little charlie. Hope you get the camera problem sorted out and can rescue the missing ones in some way x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Lesley, I don't know how I missed this exciting news....

Huge big congratulations to you and your family!!! So glad it all went well and can't wait to see a pickie. Hope you get that camera sorted!

Shirley said...

Not to worry, Lesley!! And you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Very Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours too!!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! so happy for you and your family. What a lovely present for all of you! Very merry Christmas and a blessed and happy new year!