Sunday, 13 March 2011

THANK YOU and a new addition to the family..

Hello there how are you? I hope you had a fab weekend relaxing. I will start by thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for all your emails, text messages, facebook messages  as well as comments on my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to think of me I am so grateful THANK YOU !!
Mum has survived a 12 hour operation last Tuesday which was amazing in itself, however she is not out of the woods yet and the next few days remain critical. She is a fighter is my mum with a tremendous positive attitude( that's where I get mine from I am sure)  and already has amazed her surgeon and other professionals that are looking after her, so please keep her in your prayers a little while longer. My sister is still out there with her and I am so grateful for her, there's not much we can do right now but it comforts me to think she has one of us there with her at least.
And I have some of the sweetest news, we recently introduced a new member to our family. We spent this last Christmas with my cousin's daughter and her husband in Germany. They were expecting their first born and Lia was such a beautiful expectant mum. I had the pleasure of taking some gorgeous pregnancy shots of her while there and here's one of my favourites

And a few weeks back baby Sofia (I adore her name) entered the world safe via a C section as she was quite a big young lady. She is adorable and I am counting the days till I can meet her properly, here's a shot of the new family together isn't this the sweetest thing ever?

I am so happy for them all, and because we were their spiritual parents at their wedding Sofia is our first God Daughter all very exciting stuff I am sure this little bundle of joy will get spoilt a lot we are made up with her.
 And this was the card I made to welcome Sofia into the world

I fell in love with this card made by Lisa Young and kept it in my inspiration folder knowing I wanted to use it for this little one's birth. I did change it a bit and added the scallop trim to the top of the carriages and made it into an easel card but I kept the rest pretty much the same as it was so very perfect.
My combo is Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Old Olive and So Saffron based on the sweet Nursery accessories, these sweet elements make light work for quick baby projects and I loved using them, I have also put together an lovely album for mum and dad to add pictures of their precious angel in the first few months and these elements were so easy and quick to work with I think I finished a whole album in the space of 4 hours.
I will share pictures of the album soon with you all.
A close up shows you that the carriages were made from the Curly Label punch and the square scallop punch was used to add the trim at the top. The wheels have been made with various circles and topped with a rhinestone for some extra bling. Satin ribbon tied in a bow keeps the easel card up and the sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set. The animals from the Fox and Friends set have been inked up using our fabulous markers.
I want to thank you for visiting me and once again for your support it means a lot to me, till next time BIG HUGS xx
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  1. Such beautiful pictures - and such a beautiful baby. Hope your mum continues to improve - it must be a huge worry to you - take care - Jacqueline xx.

  2. praying fro your mum

    congratulations on such a sweet precious baby

    that card is gorgeous

  3. Lovely pictures and a gorgeous baby! Hope your Mum continues to improve.

    Like the card as well!!

  4. Thinking of you all xx

    Love the card, cant believe I have CASED it too for my training event in a couple of weeks!! Spooky! I did the boy version though!!

    Jules x

  5. glad to hear your Mum survived the op - hope she continues to improve. The pictures are beautiful - congratulations on the new arrival.

  6. Congratulations on your new little cousin! Fab card, that one is in my inspiration folder too!
    Hope your mum continues to show such strength and recovers soon. X

  7. Great to hear your Mum is doing well Monica.

    Fabulous card for Sofia, perfect.

    Take care,


  8. I don't know how I missed the news that your Mum was having an operation. I'm so glad she got through it and sending prayers and positive thoughts your way for her continued recovery.
    Congratulations on the beautiful new arrival.

  9. This is just stunning it is just a precious little card thanks for sharing. Praying for your mum congrats to your cousin liam

  10. jolie carte pour un joli bebe

  11. Hi Monica,
    I was sent a link to your blog, and I couldn't wait to have a look, I wasn't disappointed, it's gorgeous! Love this nursery suite card!
    kelly xx

  12. Monica, those are beautiful family photos, and I LOVE that cute card! You are so creative and clever.

  13. a beautiful story & pictures to match; TFS!

  14. this is so freaking cute!!!!! I LOVE your blog. You are so amazing. thanks for sharing your talent. i wish you would post EVERYDAY because i'm always anxious to see what you have next!!!

  15. This card is completely stunning. Thank-you so much for sharing! I've just added your blog to my google reader because everything you've posted is WOWing me! Love your work, from a new fan! xo

  16. Wonderful card!!!
    Team Craftwell


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