So yesterday I told you I was all set for a meeting at the city farm – well in the event I didn’t end up going. I got an early call from my work colleague to say she couldn’t make it as her daughter had given birth at the weekend. Isn’t that great news?! However, it’s not without a drama and I’ll tell you why. First, her daughter’s baby wasn’t due for another ten weeks (I know!) and second, she lives in London, but was in Manchester at the time. Now I can tell you that the baby was a good weight (just over 3 pounds) and is doing well. They will be taking her back to London in the next couple of days.
Having been taken completely by surprise I had to get a card ready for when I see my colleague on Wednesday:
This uses a lovely image from A Day for Daisies who the Gecko Galz have teamed up with for a cross promotion this month. Be sure to buzz on over and check out some of the beautiful samples made by the rest of the Design Team. There’s also a chance for you to win A Day for Daisies gift pack plus a gift voucher if you enter this month’s customer challenge.
I printed out the image, coloured it in using Promarkers then mounted it on some coordinating card. I added a strip of lace, from my Really Reasonable Ribbon club assortment, down one side.
The background is more card plus some paper from the Gecko Galz Wild Roses paper pack.
The ribbon is seam binding that I’ve coloured with the same Promarkers used to colour in the roses on the dress in the image. Thanks to my Gecko sister Heather for the idea of creating a real bow to apply over the one on the dress.
The rose is one of the vintage wild roses I’ve been making lately – I just coloured it up with Promarkers, so it matched the ribbon, and then added a pearl centre.
The sentiment is from the Darkroom Door All Occasions set. I am linking this up with the current challenge, #92, over at Really Reasonable Ribbon which is flowers or buttons and bows.
Congratulations Sue, you’ll be a fabulous, not to mention glamorous, Granny!
Thanks for buzzing by.