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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Week 2 Colour Inspiration Reminder and an empty nest!

 I know I'm late, sorry!!! I never got my card finished until yesterday then I got an unexpected visit from Coen and ended up babysitting for a couple of hours so Nic could get some shopping done in peace. I figured I'd have a cuddle then put him down for a nap so I could get this posted...WRONG lol!!! 

Anywho, I'm here now with my first Colour Inspiration Challenge reminder.

I wanted to use an image that I haven't used for a while and decided on The Wrinkley's digi Grow Old Together. This is such a cute image :-D I treated myself to a new toy...the Sizzix Embossing Diffuser after seeing a card Jeannie from The Spotted Chick's blog. The diffuser prevents an area from being embossed so you can add an image or sentiment. They are really easy to use but I found the standard sized embossing folders were too small. Luckily I had bought a couple a few months ago...see, I KNEW I'd NEED them lol. As I used a digi, I printed the image first then embossed/diffused it whereas if you were using a stamp you would emboss/diffuse then stamp.

I paper pieced the chair

The SU! button matched the pp perfectly. I printed the sentiment then trimmed the end and stuck it under the button using a glue dot

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Barely Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing

Coen is 12 weeks old today! His personality is developing and he's so laid back he's horizontal lol! Here are a couple of pictures I took on Monday while we were babysitting. 

I should have warned you how cute this one is lol. One of these days he's going to say...Quick, comes Grandma with her camera again lol

LOLOLOLOL...the bottle looks as big as Coen! 

After 28 1/2 years I finally have an empty house for more than 2 weeks! Steven went back to Dubai on Sunday and Ryan is now playing football for the LA Blues in the States. He's signed until the end of September when their season ends and hopefully will be offered a contract with them or another team in the over there. He is loving LA (who wouldn't?!) and I can see myself flying all over the world to see my boys :-D

I thought I would be traumatized by having no kids in the house but in all honesty I'm enjoying it...well maybe until the novelty wears off lol. After Steven left (I waited 24 hours lol) I cleaned the now spare bedrooms and bathrooms and have put a rope up at the top of the stairs blocking off that side of the house so they stay tidy lol. Now THAT is a novelty!!! 

Right...I've got to get ready for Coen coming. I'm babysitting while Nic goes to Boot Camp...the joys of being a grandma :-D

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x


Julie said...

I need to look into these diffusers, LOVE the look! How cute Coen looks, I can't believe how quickly he's growing, don't think you'll be having both rooms going spare for long, I can imagine that Coen will be having plenty of sleepovers at Glammas!.x

Jane said...

Hey GF those diffusers look very interesting, I was looking for a snowflake embossing folder yesterday but they all seem so small? Great card, the paper piecing is so neat. Isn't Coen growing fast, he is such a cutie and how lovely to have him so near. I think it's good timing for the empty have plenty of things to do with Coen and just think of all the jet setting to see your big boys ;0) xx

Rene said...

This is just darling! Almost as cute as that little baby!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Good luck!
Rene :D

Lisa S. said...

This is such a sweet image! I love this card and your embossed background looks great. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

julie_woolston said...

This is a fab Anniversary card just love the image.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge.
Hugs Julie x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, great design.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Whimsey said...

Great card; such a sweet image; love the colors!

Now Coen? He's a dead ringer, just dedicate your blog to Coen - LOL; such a cute little guy!! And 12 weeks old? How is that even possible? Glad I don't age that quickly!!

DesignerDiva said...

The card is fab Kerry but Coen steals the show every time!! Lol that first pic is beyond cute and I can hardly believe he's 3 months already.
Hugs Laurie xx

Deonna Bemish said...

What a Fantastic image! Such a great anniversary card! Thank you for sharing your talent with TTCRD this week.

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous. Love the stitching,embossed background and the CAS design.Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx