Sunday, 6 February 2011

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Happy Sunday!

Today has been a lovely day........our newest grandaughter, Millie, had her Blessing Day.
Our Church doesn't baptize babies.....we wait until a child is 8 years old, and can make up their own mind, before we ask them if they will be baptized.
But, when a baby is born we have a special Blessing Day, where the child is blessed by (usually) its Daddy, and other male members of its family who have the Priesthood.  It's always a beautiful experience, to hear the father pronounce a special prayer while holding his baby, and officially naming him or her, for the records of the Church.
Millie had her Daddy, her Grandad, 4 uncles, and 2 close family friends in her prayer circle.....very special!  Millie is 11 weeks old....beautifully blonde, with bright blue eyes.....and today she wore a simple white dress, with white tights.....and looked adorable!

I wanted to let you know about a fantastic (new to me) blog that I came across, last night.  It's run by a young Mummy named Nikki, and she is a very talented illustrator.  She generously gives free digis to anyone who wants them, and will even do one to your specification!  How cool is that?  Pop over and see for yourself here

Here's another's for a young lady who recently asked to become my penpal...she wanted to know about my favourite hobbies, so I combined two of making her a CARD with an image about QUILTING, lol.

I layered a piece of DP onto dark brown Bazzil card (everything I used is from my mountain of scraps...slowly gettin' smaller, lol), then lay the striped paper across.....used the same brown cardstock to cut a lacey square label (Nestie), then used my funky Promarkers to colour up the luvley-jubley image (she's a PCCrafter image).....did some hand backstitching around the edges in blue cotton, (seems to have become a bit of a "thing", this stitching lark)......

didn't have a brown flower, so used a Promarker (luv 'em) to colour a white one, added a spotty cream flower, then again, didn't have the right colour blue card candy to put in the centre, and up the side of the image, so used...........

chewing gum.........naw :)......coloured white ones with....guess?

I'm entering this one here for their Chocolate and Blue challenge....wish me luck!

And here for their Add stitching challenge.

Anne-Marie x


  1. AM, Beautiful card! love the colour combo and the image so much! Colouring is just gorgeous! Gotta love your promarkers, they're so versatile :)

  2. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  3. What a beautiful card. A great idea to combine 2 of your hobbies ;O)
    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 'Do it with a digi' challenge. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  4. Very clever, using chewing gum!!!! Great card, Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT