Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW #155 - I'm a Bad, Bad Blogger

I bet that all of my fellow WOYWWer’s must be thinking that I’d dropped off the face of the earth, considering that the last time I blogged on here was back at the end of March.

I just want to say  a big thank you to the girls who left messages for me to see if I was ok.  I really am ok, but things were getting a little on top of me and I just needed to take a bit of break from things for a while, as you do sometimes.

I’ve still been crafting and doing my cross stitch though while I've been away, although not as much I had been before my break but I couldn't stay away any longer because I was really missing my weekly trip around the work desks of the world.

So now I'm back.........................and this is what was on my desk yesterday.

As you can see, it’s a bit of a mess!

When the picture was taken I was in the middle of making four Christening cards, which are finished now, for my friend Hazel’s Grandchildren who are being Christened this Sunday coming.

She always manages to set me a mammoth challenge when it comes to making cards for the twins and this was no exception because apart from not giving me very long to make them, the traditional baby in christening gown type card was out the window because the twins are almost four.

After much scratching of my head I decided to keep to a traditional look but used a digi cameo image of a small child’s head on each of the cards, which I think worked quite well.  I then finished them both off with matching boxes.

The next two card (from their Godfather) were a little trickier.

Luckily Hazel had said that the cards could be a more unconventional and super hero’s and princesses were mentioned, so it was thinking cap on and a search of the web for more digital images.

Here’s the results.

A Princess being christened in her fairy tale castle standing beside a font bedecked with flowers…….ok, it’s really a picture of a bird bath but I’m sure the Sophia won’t be able to tell the difference, Lol!

 Usually when I make an A5 card I add a straight forward insert but as this was for a very special occasion I decided to decorate the inside of the card too.

Christian’s card has a little boy dressed as Superman on the front and he’s being christened in a Medieval castle.

I’ve decorated the inside of this one too.

So that’s about it from me for now and hopefully I’ll be here with you all next week and I'll try and pop in and see as many of you as I can during the week.

Don’t forget to pop across to  The Stamping Ground  and join in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday by sharing what’s on your desk this week.

I’m just off to update My Cross Stitch Blog so you can see how BoJangles portrait is progressing and also add my TUSAL this month, so please stop by later and let me know how you think he's coming along.

Thanks for stopping by and Thanks again to those who were worried about me, I was touched by your concern.

Just before I go I thought I show you a picture of me in my 'posh frock'.

It was taken at a Masonic Ladies Night where we were also celebrating my cousin Ken's 60th birthday

From Right to Left.
My big brother Keith, Me (Blue Top), cousin Ken, cousin's wife Diane (Red Dress), my sister in law Dawn (Black dress) and my brother Michael

Happy Crafting!




Sandy said...

Oh love your card and dont you look very swish. Sandy :) #92

Annie said...

Hi Sue, It's so lovely to see you back. You really have been missed. What gorgeous christening cards. Fab designs.
A x #62

ScrappnBee said...

you are looking VERY posh at the lodge! LOVE all the christening cards. My nephew will be one or older when he gets christened (as we are the Godparents and my brother really wants us present...which is hard with DH in Afghanistan). The flowers are spectacular on the first two. Welcome back! Happy WOYWW- Amanda x89

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, lovely! Trish #51

kay said...

gorgeous cards,and a great photo
have a fab woyww
kay #33

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous cards, and you all look super dapper! Take care & enjoy WOYWW, hoping your Thursday is a lovely one! Zo xx 80

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I hadn't realised there'd been such a gap as I've been away for a few weeks as well. Glad you're ok.
Your cards are really lovely, I'm sure they'll be well received :)
Hugs, LLJ #57 xx
PS You looked lovely in the pic with your brothers!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow!! What stunning cards!!! Just brilliant!

Jeannie #75

May said...

You have been a busy girl... fab selection of wonderful cards!! love the pic.. you look lovely!! Hugs May x x #30