Phew! What a couple of weeks I've been having.... so much going on! Where do I start? Well firstly, I'm an auntie again! My gorgeous step-sister Julia has had a scrumptious baby girl called Katie Lauren :-) I've only seen photos as yet but she's absolutely adorable! Just as that news was sinking in, I heard that a friend of mine had also had her baby! Again, joyful news but this was a little different.... During the labour the poor little lad was starved of oxygen and had to be hooked up to all those tubes and wires and things to keep him going. Sadly, 5 days later he passed away. I am so broken hearted for my friend. I lost a baby during pregnancy a few years ago, not quite the same, I know, but I think I can understand some of what she must be feeling. Thinking of you, Michelle xx
That being said, I have to say I feel a little guilty at sharing with you some very happy news of my own.....
I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!!
How exciting! In fact this is a scheduled post because I'm actually somewhere in Brum trying on dresses for the big day :-) I get to pick up my sparkley little something on Tuesday so I will share a piccie with you then. I've got all these ideas for invitations buzzing round in my head so you'll need to be prepared to give me some honest advice when I put some samples on here for you to look at :-)
Anyway, enough of all that. I know what you're here to see - my DT card for the latest Dream Valley challenge! All the entries we had for our ribbon challenge were fantastic. I love the opportunity to go through all the entries. I get so much inspiration! This challenge has a SUMMER theme and is sponsored by our regular sponsor, One Stop Card Crafts.
It's my brother-in-law's birthday pretty soon and as he's always in charge of my sister's annual barbecue this image just had to be his! It's from Lili of the Valley and of course coloured with promarkers.
The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You, the papers are Clare Curd's It's a Man's World, some nesties and a sizzix decorative swirl and then pearls from my stash...
Bows and Berries - Kraft
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer birthdays
Lili of the Valley - Fab sketch
Forever Friends - Stripes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Birthday
For those of you interested in my allotment, I've been collecting potatoes and peas from my patch so if you want a nosey, please pop over! And don't forget to visit Dream Valley to see all the other summer creations from the rest of the DT.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Love 'n' hugs,