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Tuesday 13 November 2012

It's A Girl - And Other Stuff.

Yep, it's a girl, though thankfully not mine! I do adore snuggly buggly babies but I'm far too old to live through any more sleepless nights.
One of the lads (that works in the same building as I do, but he works for a different company) is now the proud Daddy to a gorgeous baby girl.

It's a terrible photo! The colours are all way off, but I sent the card two weeks ago and I've only just checked the photos and this was the best of a bad bunch.

Image is of course a Tilda, coloured with DI re-inkers and markers, and the papers are Prima Tea Thyme.

Other news...feel free to skip this waffle...Phil has been working away on and off for the past few weeks.
Last week he was up in Edinburgh again and he didn't get back home until 6pm on Saturday night. He did come bearing the form of dirty washing and a cold! If I start with a cold this week then he's going to be in BIG trouble! He was home for exactly 36 hours then 6am Monday morning he set off to spend this week working in Wales. I've got my fingers crossed that this will be his last trip away this year.

Hal is going to Manchester Crown Court next Saturday.
 It's something he's doing with College and he will be acting as a Barrister in front of a real judge. He has been given notes to read about a fictional Court case and on Saturday when he arrives at the Court he will be told whether he is prosecuting or defending the accused and the challenge is to win the court case. 
So last weeks job was to take Hal shopping for a suit since this is how they have to dress for Court.

(Yes I have taken the tags off the jacket now!)
He just needs a trip to the barbers yet.
We are again!

Christmas is fast approaching. I know I must be getting old as I'm very sure it was only a couple of months ago that I was running around like a headless chicken buying gifts for Christmas 2011. Where has this year gone to? I'm not any more organised this year than I was last year. I have made 2 Christmas cards (whoopdidoo!) so far, but not bought any gifts yet. We have a lot of family birthdays in November and December and I like to get all those gifts bought first before tackling Christmas.
Every year I plan on making a whole pile of amazing stuff for the festivities and every year I fail miserably.
Martha Stewart can stop shaking in her boots.

And what does everyone want in their stocking at Christmas? Why candy of course!
Though calorie free candy is my preferred type..I am a little chubbylicious!
So I have been thinking what to offer as candy. I like to give stuff that I love and use which is fine if you share the same taste as me, but not so good if you don't!
I have thunk and thunk and thunk some more and come up with a few ideas. So I will start posting them soon :)

Thanks for looking.


  1. Gorgeous,love the colours and fab

  2. Hi Elaine your card is just beautiful. I don't know how you to do it you add the minimum of embellies but your cards never look bare wish I had the knack! You did make me chuckle when I read about Christmas and all the grand plans you start out with sounds very similar to my Christmas plans!!!! Have a good week, take care Ann-Marie xxx

  3. Hi Elaine, wow doesnt Hal look handsome? I love to see a man/boy in a suit I know Im a bit odd but they always look extra handsome when they are dressed up. I hope he enjoys his trip to the Court and gets his man/woman off.
    Your baby card is just gorgeous I love that cute image and your papers and colouring are as always just yummy stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx
    Hope the boiler is now behaving.xxxx

  4. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card fabulous colour's and Hal looks very smart
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. Oh Elaine - I must be the same age as you are - plus you're 2 cards ahead of me!! Hope it all goes well with Hal - sounds a most intriguing assignment. How did you get Hal to stand still in front of the camera? You take care of yourself midst the hurly burly.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Such a beautiful baby card Elaine. Fabulous image and papers xx

  7. Hi Elaine, this is a gorgeous card, love the layout and beautiful paper. I too make all sorts of plans to make wonderful things for Christmas and never get one thing done!! Have a nice day. Pami x

  8. Hi Sweetie....... ooooh your card is utterly gorgeous.... of course, I just happen to like a bit of pink.... I may have mentioned that before????

    And wowwwwwwww Hal looks sooooo handsome! If it's a female judge she'll be knocked sideways by his stunning good looks and believe everything he says!!

    And I agree about Christmas..... it's come round so fast again!! And I have my youngest's birthday too on Christmas Eve, tho she'll still be in Bermuda :( 1985 was a BUSY Christmas!!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  9. Beautiful card Elaine, love the image and beautiful papers. Your son looks very handsome in his suit and I wish him well with his mock court case.
    Caz x

  10. What a beautiful card Elaine.and Hal looks so handsome in his suite!!
    unfortunately my family is very small,so I don't have to buy many gifts!!
    Big XXX Heidy

  11. What a very cute card, sooo beautiful!!!!
    Handsome guy on that photo!!!

    gr arjette.

  12. Hi Elaine
    WOW what a handsome young gentleman, (WHERE did your lovely teenager boy go), hope he win's the case. Love your baby card (bet her Mummy & Daddy did too).
    Sandra (craftynan)

  13. I am sure Martha feels much better now knowing you aren't trying to be her replacement! Your card is lovely, I have those papers but again, hoarding has taken over. And here's hoping you got your boiler fixed!

  14. oh what an adorable card pretty .
    Hal looks very smart!
    Lisa x

  15. Goooorgeous baby card sweetie ♥♥

  16. Your card is gorgeous and to me the colours look great. I love the papers and the sweet image you used. And you coloring is fantastic too!

    Lol, good to know I'm not the only one who *wants* to be more organized with the Christmas shopping (and is swearing she will be the next year), but always fail. *ooops* There's always next year, right? ;)

    Hal looks good in his suit.

    Btw, since you like candy, especially sugar free one, why don't you hop over to my blog; you will find some sugar free candy there. ;)

    Hugs! xx

  17. so stunning elaine.your design is so pretty and i love the sweet baby image,
    good luck to your son, he looks very dapper in his suit ;D

    xx coops xx

  18. A beautiful card. Love the paper and the little butterflies. Sweet sentiment too.
    And a handsome guy:-D
    Hugs Sinikka

  19. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card , lucky mum and dad. We have a new baby and yes I'm afraid I don't have the same strength and energy to nurse baby as I did ten years ago with the last one. Hal looks smart, so glad you took the labels off before he goes to court, what would they have thought? Christmas gets worse every year and it's meant to be happy so don't get up tight.Take care...Trish

  20. looking very handsome in his suit is young Hal!! Sorry you have the cold, hope it is better soon. My youngest is down with a sore throat and high temp so it has been a day confined to the house today - he is asleep just now, hoping he is better tomorrow. Cute card hunny x

  21. Another gorgeous card Elaine, the image is so sweet and beautiful paper!
    Hal looks very dapper! im sure he will enjoy it at the court i did jury service a few years ago and loved it!

    Ps, hope your feeling better?!

  22. Hi Elaine
    A beautiful card image is adorable and your colouring always blows me away stunning chum...
    Oh'' Hall does look very smart and handsome in his new suit, hope all goes well with his fictional Court case.
    Oh'' chum you sound just like me ref: Christmas, I to have all these wonderful ideas of what I would like to make and do for the festive season but end up last minute running around too, I have got the two grandchildren's gifts bought just this week, and you have two cards more made than me :) I have not even started mine yet!! lol.. I think it's my age :)te'he we get there in the end don't we, even if we're shattered doing so :) both our family are quite big being Irish you know!! lol... around 30 pressies to buy, well Elaine I hope you don't get the cold and you are having a great weekend...
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

  23. oh my Elaine your card is lovely so cute x but not as cute as your son ha ha!!
    oh my word if i'm right his 17 and what a strapping young lad he is you must be so proud
    love and hugs
    Suzie qx

  24. Gorgeous card and a handsome chap too. How did he get on? As you can see I'm still catching up in my lunch hour, lol.
    Hugs Tracy x


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