Tuesday, 11 June 2013

We're in Stitches at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.
Who stole the sunshine??? It's a right dull damp and miserable start to the day here in Gloucestershire - here's hoping it improves as the day goes on.

Luckily we didn't have this weather last night - as we had a lovely BBQ as Aaron's for his birthday.
I have a couple of photos to share with you at the end of this post.
Today is my biggest boy's birthday and he is a BIG 30 - I can't believe where those years have gone - it really does only seem like yesterday.
We've planned a lovely family meal on Sunday - to celebrate his birthday and Father's Day - no big party as Ruby Mae is still very teeny tiny and brand new :o)

So the real reason I'm here is to share my DT card for the new challenge over at


and this time it was the very lovely Helen that picked the theme


I took the plunge and got the sewing machine out and here's what I came up with:

Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Die Cut Topper
Design Papers: K&Co
Ribbon: Maya Arts Dotty Grosgrain
Sentiment Tag: LOTV
Flowers from stash

All the items used on my card are 6 months or more old - don't forget to tell us which of your item(s) are at least 6 months old in order to qualify for the prize on offer this time:


Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Challenge - 'O' is for Open
Artistic Inspirations - Stitching - Real or Faux
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Spots and Stripes
QKR Stampede - Ribbons and Bows

As I said at the start of my post here are a few photos from last night

Yesterday's Birthday Boy - Aaron 

Today's Birthday Boy  - Jamie with my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae

 My squidgalicious Grandson Oliver

And my three handsome sons all together.
I am truly blessed to have a wonderful family.

Thank you for popping by to see me today - I really appreciate your visit and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.


Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie...

This is gorgeous...

Huggles Pops x x x

Janice said...

Lovely card Debs - great stitching too, love the zig-zags! Great family pics, and so many big events this year for all your family. Lovely to see you all having fun, jx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful card Debs. Love the papers and beautiful stitching. Such lovely family pics too, what a gorgeous family you have! Hugs, Wends x

Sharon said...

I love this card Debs. The image is gorgeous and I love the papers and design.
Your family look lovely and how I would love to give miss Ruby Mae a cuddle.
Hugs Sharon x

Louise said...

Pretty card, such a cute image, Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Scrappin Chris said...

Lovely card. Nice group of young men. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Debs. I love the cute image and beautiful papers. Your stitching looks fabulous too.
Happy Birthday to your son today, thank you for sharing such beautiful photos.
hugs Sue xx

Lexie said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout...really gorgeous. And that little image is way beyond cute!

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Kim Dellow said...

So gorgeous! Lovely card and lovely pics too. Kim

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Debs, your stitching looks fab... my sewing machine is still waiting to be used, even though it's now got it's own desk - I'm a bit scared of it really! Lovely photos too, Ruby Mae is adorable :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun, lovely papers, colours and fab stitching too. Great pics of your family as well. Hugs, Claire x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Debs and your stitching is so neat! Fab piccy's too, you have such a lovely family :) Donna ♥ x

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Debs… what a cute image and those papers are just perfect with it! I love your beautiful stitching… it looks fab! and the embellies are very pretty!
and thanks for sharing your lovely photos… I hope Aaron had a fab Birthday! his cake looks very yummy!! and little Ruby Mae is so sweet… and Oliver… he is growing up fast isn't he… but still just as squidgalicious!! :-))
Hope you are having a lovely week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

cotnob said...

I love this card Debs, fabulous papers and colour combination.
Lovely family photographs - it's so nice to see such a close family.

Ann-Marie said...

What a beautiful card, love the layout and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your stitching on this Debs and that super cute image.
Beautiful pictures, jack is growing up fast!!
I'll email soon for a catch up, I'm at my mums at the moment
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa S. said...

You have a beautiful family! Very pretty card, love the image and coloring. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

downrightcrafty said...

super cute card Debs and lovely photo's
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

so gorgeous debs.fabulous papers and stitching and I love the sweet image :F
stunning pics too hun.

xx coops xx

Joey said...

Debs this is gorgeous, beautiful image. Popped over from mim. Joey x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the colours and layout, the stitching looks gorgeous and the image is adorable, really lovely design, wonderful photo's too
Lindsay xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card hon... love the layout and your perfect stitching... I can never get it straight.... so GRRRR!!

Fab family pics... thank for sharing them... what handsome sons and such a gorgeous little grand-daughter!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and image, love the colors. Great set of photo's too. Thasnk you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Ira Huberts said...

Congrats on your son´s birthday Debs, what a fine family you have, you must be so proud! Love your adorable bear card with the zig zag stitches, looking good! Big hugs, Ira xox

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card, love the image and colours the stitching looks great too. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations in our Stitching real or Faux challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the stitching and fab family photos

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love your card. I love to do stitching but only the faux kind. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Beverley said...

Super cute card! Wonderful happy family photos, beautiful. Hugs Bev x

May said...

Gorgeous card, love that sweet image & colours... Fantastic stitching too.... Lovely pics of your adorable family...Hugs May x x x

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

STunning card, gorgeous, lovely image.

Thanks for joiing us at Creative Stamps Friends this week.
Hugs Anja

Chrisboldo said...

Love it, thanks for joining our weekly challenge at CWLC Blog.

Chris B - DT

crafty-stamper said...

what a gorgeous card love the image and papers and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x
great photos

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Juls said...

Gorgeous card!! & gr8 piccys hugs Juls