Monday, 21 May 2012

Time to Celebrate - and photos from the weekend.

Good afternoon. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a busy one - it was my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona's 1st birthday party yesterday
(some photos to follow at the end of this post)
She was the star of the show for sure :o)
Today I would like to share another of the 8 birthday cards I have recently made for Jamie and Aaron (my two older sons) who's birthdays are in a few weeks. This one is for Aaron from John & me.
I have used another one of my neglected LOTV images 'Cheers Bear' coloured with PM's and then fussy cut to adhere to the mat and layers using the Nitwits 'Tour of London'
The fab ribbon was a recent purchase from Ebay.
A LOTV circular sentiment to finish it off.

I have kept it simple - no embellies - keeping the focus on the fab image and gorgeous DP's

Challenges I would like to enter:
Joanna Sheen - Happy Birthday
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - London Celebrates
Crazy 4 Challenges - A Birthday Card
Little Claire's - Male Theme
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - For the Boys
Lil's Little Fairies - Bear Essentials
So as promised here are some of my favourite photos from the weekend:
The Birthday Girl - Lola Arizona
 Squidglicious Oliver
 Jack & Oliver
 Lola Arizona

 Shock horror me & Lola Arizona
 and whilst I'm feeling brave here's another one of me with Aaron, Lola Arizona, Oliver and Ethan

Thanks for your visit today - I hope to catch up with you all a bit later.
Enjouy the rest of the day.


Loopylou. said...

awwwww Debs they are fabulous piccies hun, thank you so much for sharing them and your card is cute...but not as cute as the little peeps!! romfl!!! :)
huge hugs Lou xxx

Rosietoes said...

Lovely fun card - great piccies too! She's a wee dote.

Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen challenge.

Edna x

Sue said...

Aww what a fab card Debs! I haven't seen that image before - it's really good for male cards. Love the red, blue and white theme. The papers and ribbon are really scrummy!
Glad you had a wonderful weekend at Lola Arizona's Birthday party! Aww isn't she adorable in her little minnie mouse ears!! and little squidgy Oliver!!They are both gorgeous!! and aren't they growing up fast. It's lovely to see some photos of you too Debs!! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you have a good day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

this card is so adorable and the papers are lovely! very cute pics of your family too. thank you for playing along with our london celebrates theme this month at penny black and more.

Cheryl said...

oh Debs,that is one super super cute image and one,super and effective layout and oh those pictures Hun oh gosh,sweetie they are so cute,just brilliant love them to bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Spyder said...

ohoooo love this little bear, so cute, and the colours are nice and soft, fabulous! (have to add that little bear to my wish-list now!)

Wishcraft said...

Aww gorgeous photos Debs, the little ones are sooo cute!

Gorgeous card too :o) Fab papers and image, and LOVE that ribbon! Have a lovely evening hun. Hugs, Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

OK let me do the card first to get it out the way lol - I love this Nitwits collection so much so I bought it, it was my first and only digital paper kit but I couldn't resist it and with that great LOTV image and lush ribbon its fabulous Debs
Right now I can to your gorgeous Grandbabies! I'm blown away by those fabulous pictures Debs and I can't for the life of me understand why you don't like putting your picture up - after what you had told me I was expecting you to be twice the size you are lol! Lola is such a little cutie and Oliver is handsome (and I'm not a biased Granny) they are GORGEOUS!!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Betty said...

Such cute photos Debs. I love your card and been looking at your blog love your cards, you now have another follower. I'm fairly new to blogging so finding new talent all the time. Thanks for your comment on my blog

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Debs, love the wee Bear, such a sweetie, fabulous colouring..and gorgeous photos, adorable..


Claire said...

Fab card hun - love that image and great papers too. How gorgeous is Minnie Mouse ... I mean Lola LOL - I am lovin' that pink dress - want one!! Fab pics as always and great to see you on some too Mrs Camera shy LOL. Hope you have had a fab day. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

oh whata fab card - i love that ribbon!
Gorgeous pics .. you all seem to have enjoyed the party - Lola Arizona looks soooo cute!
Lisa x

Faye said...

Hiya Debs. Hope all is ok there? The photo's are jsut lovely. You must be so proud. Fab card too. Just loving the LO and super, vibrant colours. xx

Joanne said...

Very, very cute card! I love the ribbon, so cute! Adorable grand-daughter and family too! Happy #1! So glad you joined us at CC&CC, play along again soon! Aloha!

Ellie said...

What a cute family! Love the little mini mouse costume, my daughter dressed up in the same costume a few years ago on halloween, and after that she played dressup with it until it didn't fit anymore!

Super sweet card too! Love how you layered it! So glad you shared with us this month at penny black and more!! Good luck!!

brenda said...

What a perfect card for our theme this month Debby, thanks do much for joining in at Penny Black and More.

Fabulous photos, looks like everyone had a great time.

B x

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card Debs. The colours work beautifully together and a cute image too.
Just perfect for our celebration theme at Penny Black and More this month.
Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again next month.


Mary J said...

Oh Debs, you are gorgeous! And so is your family - thx for sharing honey!

And what a fab card - gorgeous layout, fab colouring - superb as usual!!

Mau xx said...

What scrummy delish creations Debs and your card is sweet
These are the cutest little sweeties no wonder you are so proud of them.
lovely to see you too Sis xx
Happy belated Birthday Poppet xxxxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Donna Mosley said...

Debs, your family is so gorgeous. You have been blessed with your darling grandbabies. I can see they are the apple of your eye. Great to pics of you too hun. :o) Love the gorgeous card, sweet image, perfectly coloured and the papers and ribbon are scrummy.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Debs this is a fantastic card totally adorable and beautifully design, I love it.
Lorraine x

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh so sweet, and what lovely photographs. Thanks for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight...

Anonymous said...

Debs I don't even know where to begin with what I love about this card! Great job on everything :) (adorable grand-daughter as well) thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post Debs!! Beautiful photos and you look far to young to be a grandma!! Love the first photo of Lola Arizona.

Fab card too.

susiestacey said...

Lovely family pics.Great card and a wonderful layout, thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Fabulous Entry Debs, love how you have used the LOTV image. Thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. love your piccies of your grandchildren