Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter!!!

Hello, Look who's here!!!!!!!!!Yep sweet Luca, my sister and BIL arrived on Friday morning to spend a couple of days with us. Is so nice to have them again and is double nice to spend some time with this little guy. He changed so much since last time I've seen him and even though I see him every day via the web cam( we speak daily) is still a shock to see it IRL. So Friday afternoon we headed to the nearest park even though the weather was grim and showery. We put our wellies on Mimi( he still calls me Mimi LOL) took her camera and off we went. Now of course he is still relatively new to this walking lark and walking in wellies is not fun. Every now and again he ended up like this much to our amusement. And then we found a puddle, and Mimi was the first to teach him just how much fun jumping in the middle of it and splashing everywhere IS( I was so busy showing him I didn't took any pics, boo hoo). You should have seen his little face **priceless**, and I enjoyed that sweet moment before I caught my sister's glare LOL> Well puddles are meant for that especially when you ve got wellies on.

As you can imagine we are having a lovely weekend and I hope you will to. I would love to know how you celebrate Easter.

I have a card to show you, our second challenge at SWUS has been released and the theme is **BIRTHDAY**, so given that I am having such a lovely time with Luca, I started to make a kiddies Birthday card so I pulled my All in the family set out as well as the accessories that goes with it and set to work.

Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive card stock, Rose Red double stitched ribbon, Styled Silver hodge podge hardware and Many Marvelous markers. I stamped everything in black Staz on using the Stamp a ma Jig then added colour with the markers. This card was half inspired by a card featured in a old American SU catalogue. I stamped all the accessories and then I felt like I needed a sun in the top corner well I just went for it without trying it out first and of course it went a bit wrong, but I suppose is meant to look like a child s done it LOL. I have simply wrapped the big brad around the ribbon and secured it at the back. So cute don't you think? I LOVED seeing ebryone s creations on our first challenge and i hope you will play along this time too, is an easy peasy theme so I'm sure you will. Chat soon hugs Monica xxx
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16 comments :

Kathleen said...

Puddle jumping is sooo much fun! Have fun with your family this weekend.

Rhonda Langley said...

Nicely colored and I love your sun! Great colors and I love the ribbon!

Alex said...

OMG Monica, your nephew is getting so big now, what a handsome boy!

It's lovely to hear about your stories with your family and it's great to read that you had fun at the park and splashing in the puddles with him :)

Love the new card, I've just christened this stamp set yesterday.

Have a good Easter.

Alex x

Mrs Wonka said...

Luca is soooooooo cute! A real little cherub.

Z x

Kristy Geddes said...

Hey Monica, what a georgous nephew you have. I have many puddle jumping photos as well. Boys and puddles, lets just say one is a magnet to the other....

Love the card, I am a sucker for those bright colour.

TFS.
Luv,
Kristy G
xo

Alison said...

Next time remember the camera! He is a cutie, that Luca!

9kids said...

I love this card! Have to dig out my All in the Family set to make one for my grandson who turns 3 soon.

Emma said...

This is such fun Monica - I think your sun is just perfect.

Happy Easter xxx

Debbie said...

What an adorable little face - no wonder he is the apple of your eye Monica!!
Typical 'not the mum' behaviour you naughty ouddle jumping auntie!!

Bekka said...

Soooo cute - and what lovely eyes he has! I am sure puddle jumping was brilliant and that you will be forgiven :-D

I love the card too and am looking forward to having time to play along this time too

Happy Easter

Bx

pescbrico said...

This little boy is SOOOOO cute! Great pictures! The card is really fun and colorful! Have a great day!

Lois said...

Your card is adorable and so is your nephew. Jumpin in puddles is so much fun.

Your card is so bright and cheery, love the colors you used,

Lois (SCS bloggers)

Jackie said...

Oh my word....what a cutie he is!!!! Love your card too but he's adorable...tfs!!!

Vicki said...

This card is so sweet Monica, I love it!

Vicki x

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Oh, I love, love your card. I gotta ink up this set. What a precious nephew.

Crafty Dawn said...

Cute card Monica, love the little guy he is a cutie lol and a photographers dream(even his clothes) are bright!

love Dawn xx