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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A maniac, a wedding dress and a baby card!

Nicole and I have been busy looking at more venues. We saw a beautiful one on Friday which I think is 'The One' so she's taking Ben to see it this afternoon. The sun was shining so we got to see it at it's best. It even has a resident peacock called Ashley lol!!! On the way back from the venue we almost got pushed off the motorway by what I can only describe as a first class idiot! Nic looked and signaled to get in the right lane and just as we started to change lanes HE (hmph!) doesn't look and doesn't signal and almost takes us out. The fact that he did it twice and didn't even acknowledge his stupidty still makes my blood boil. Since we couldn't get into the lane we needed we had to stay where we were and go another way which took us to near where we used to live. Both of us were starving as was the car so we filled up with gas and I told Nic to drop me off at Gregg's and I'd get us lunch. When I came out Nic was nowhere to be seen but she soon phones hyper excited to say that she'd taken a wrong turn and that she found a wedding dress store!!! Now I maintain everything happens for a reason so if you want to find a positive about almost getting killed then there you have one ...we wouldn't have ended up looking at dresses otherwise lol. By the time I got to the store she already had her hands on one and Anne-Marie the owner was pulling out more. She loved the first one and it was beautiful from the front but the back reminded me of the dresses Laura Ingles wore on Little House On The Prairie! She tried on a few more which were just ok and then an absolutely gorgeous one which she loves. She looked beautiful and I got a lump in my throat and could feel the tears pricking my eyes.  I think she'd like to stop looking but her dad thinks she should have another look around...men!!! I ended up buying the first dress I tried on. I thought I looked amazing but now when I look at pictures I wish my dad had told me to keep looking lol.

Today we've got appointments with 2 bridal stores before Nic and Ben head off. Thank goodness we only have an hour in each one!!

I was asked by a neighbour to make a card for her new grandson and this is what I came up with...



I hadn't inked this Baby Baby image up yet and I'm so glad I did. I loved colouring it and my neighbour loved the card. I was tempted to colour the bear suit blue but decided on brown in the end. I figured one monochrome card for the week was enough!! I pulled out and dusted off my Cuttlebug baby embossing folder and ran it through. I didn't want to cut any of the sentiments off so I just left it whole and I think it worked pretty well in the end.


This little guy is just too stinking cute! Don't you just want to pinch his cheeks lol.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the set and punched it with my SU! word window punch.

I'd like to enter this card in That's Krafty #49

Eeek...Nicole will be here soon and I still have to take the dogs out! Hope you have a great Wednesday.

Catch ya later x

16 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Have a wonderful day ... sounds like fun.
I only went to one shop.. and only tried on 3 dresses .. i saw the one i loved and just got it lol... i had to buy it in the size i was at te time .. but by the time of the wedding i lost 3 stone and the lady had to take it apart and re make it in a smaller size lol!
Love the card - the embossing is fab
Watch out for maniacs !!!
Lisa x

theCook said...

You know what? I was told to keep looking too, and every dress I saw didn't stand comparison with the one I had loved from first sight... If she loves it, there's little chance she will change her mind!
Your card is beautiful, love that embossed paper!

Pami said...

Have a wonderful day Kerry, it such an exciting time! The card is wonderful, love the emobssing! Pami x

pinky said...

Love your card, how cute is he in those lovely colours. Wedding dress shopping....good luck:) I did it with my daughter in law, so hard to be honest without being honest lol.

DesignerDiva said...

Oh I'm so jealous - I can't wait till I have to go through the wedding thing with my daughter - lucky you! The card is FAB really cute little image and I love the small punch
Laurie x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Kerry! The colours are so fresh and the image is so cute. I also like the embossing.
Hope you had a lovely day
Diane :-) xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the cute little image and the contrast of the brown with the blue looks fab. Lov ethe embossing too. How excting to find that store, I think once you find the right one nothing else will compare, I can see you going back there again lol!!
Lyndsey xx

matrimony said...

How cute!!! Love your card....Fabulous. Love it.
matrimonial
matrimony

Mary J said...

Very sweet! The embossing is perfect with that cutie!!

Whimsey said...

WOW - what a great card; love that image!

And what an adventure, I love following along for Nic's wedding plans! Off to check out your latest post.

Hugs!

Suzy Q said...

OMG!!! I am EXHAUSTED reading about ur day!! Lol!
Ur card is SOOO cute!!!! Love it xxx

The Spotted Chick said...

Wow Kerry, this is GORGEOUS!! I love the monochromatic look and I agree, that little baby is just too STINKIN CUTE! Great job on your coloring BTW and I love the little tag too! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Carol Dee said...

Adorable baby card. Love that cute little guy, hugs...

Whimsey said...

YOU WON, you Krafty Chick you...

:D

mixamatoasties said...

Well done, you Krafty Chick xxx

LouLou said...

WOW I love your card! The image is so cute and matches perfectly with the blue and white paper! Love the embossing and the way you stitched!
Congrat's for the Clara badge!