Monday, 18 April 2016

Bridal Shower for Brianne

Brianne my oldest granddaughter is getting married in June .
Isn't she cute in her bow hat
 Lit initials  for  Brianne and Dan and  one of their engagement pictures framed......
 Sunday was  a festive Bridal shower for her hosted by her Aunt Sherry and her maid of honor Claire. They did an amazing  job .
 Brianne's  shower was held   at her Mom's home.

There were lots of   chalkboard signs..
The  middle champagne drink was my favourite
This is a cute idea each guest got to take home the cup they had tea or coffee in.
These were the  thank you special teas to take with the cup and saucer  to enjoy at  home.
Lots of  beautiful gifts.
Brianne opening  gift
A yummy  lunch was served
Beautiful table setting

Claire's chocolate fountain . so good.

Veggies in baguettes

 Claire's   sweet  squares
Aunt Sherry's fudge

Fancy sandwichesAll so  tasty.

  Finale was   Brianne in her Ribbon hat.
 Great fun and Great day!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Cards Cards and more Cards

I am still continuing my hobby of card making.. Going to a new  shop  called Stamp  Art.  Each week make a new card using   a variety of techniques and products.. Very creative   and relaxing ......
First I want to show a card my daughter  Rosanne made me for Easter.... so pretty
The  embossed  vellum butterfly  adds  a depth to the  simplicity of the card.  
This is  a  soft  pink  spring card using  pearlized  ink, a touch of silver stickers. and  very intricate  punch,
When folded the  filigree   is highlighted by  the pale pink.

Another  spring card with rain boots. It is a  trifold with  a decorative edge tucked into a slit. Rain boots  have daffodils and tulip  watercoloured. Pretty  soft pink designer paper  over the  pink  card stock.
A simple Birthday card using   seafoam card stock  embossed  with  double tags  in a teal and yellow  with Happy Birthday stamp  angled in teal ink.    2   flowers in yellow with pearl centers., teal and yellow organza ribbon and   centers of the  embossed  flower dotted with teal  stickles. Simple white interior with  saying....

A very sweet Anniversary card  made with paper piecing.  The image was stamped   then   coloured with  markers. Duplicate stamping  done on suede paper for the old man's jacket  and the ladies pink skirt. her jacket is cut from  a  plaid pink paper. Find paper piecing is a favourite technique of mine.

The  old people stamp was then masked and the cityscape stamp layered twice over.
The interior wishing  many more years of Happiness and a touch of the cityscape again.
The most recent card made just on Wednesday. Happy Birthday. Using  white card stock base , purple  and gold paper  accent paper.  The pink embossed  paper highlighted with gold.  Simple  flower  stamp accented with gold as well  Tag stamped with purple happy birthday.   

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Dinner

At the Shire a  fun  Easter day finished with a  delicious dinner and early birthday  for Brayden..

Happy Easter Celebration

Saturday   the family  celebrated Easter at the Shire  (Sherry and Willie's )
 Cheery welcome at the front door.
 Thank goodness the sun finally came out in the after noon  for the hunt.

Everyone gathering  to begin after Sherry instructs on rules.  No sabotage!

 2 tin men!

Off they go.
Penny supervising everyone
Eggs everywhere 
 Isn't riding a Can AM a cheat?

Strolling around looking for eggs

Brayden enjoying the sun. Now time for Easter ham.  coming into a beautiful  tablescape....

Monday, 21 March 2016

First full day of Spring

Today is the first full day of spring and bright and early this AM snow flakes were in the air.
Regardless of the cold wind  the sun was bright and strong. Decided to clean front porch ,  get chairs and table ready for the new season.  Scrubbed  chairs and made  a pansy planter   with hurricane shade.  The yellow pansies are   so cheery.

Made  similar   container last spring too..  now if the weather just warms up a wee bit. 
While in the  cleaning  mode    went to back deck cleaned it and the table and chairs there and added another pansy planter..  love my little cherub.
Okay Spring I am ready!