Sunday 30 October 2011


Well I think I have finally recovered from my little grandson being here!  He is certainly a bundle of energy and at 12 months is into absolutely everything like a whippet!  I certainly don't know how these women of 60 that you read about having IVF and having a baby manage - do they know what they are letting themselves into???  It was absolutely wonderful having him here and I think I gradually acclimatised to all the running around.  The first couple of days I was so tired at night I couldn't even speak!! Here is a couple of pictures, the first one was taken at the park:

Hmmm he looks very calm and quiet there!  I then took him to my sister's dog class Halloween party where he caused chaos picking up all the dog toys and running through their tunnel:

And here he is choosing his Wii game:

The house certainly seemed empty and quiet when he left.

I have not done any crafting in almost a week now and I'm not sure when I can get anymore done as we have the decorator coming tomorrow (we both thought it was the following week!) and I am going on holiday to LAS VEGAS (yippee) on Thursday so I need to get ready for that!!  I do have a  to share today:

Its a white on white one which I did make some time ago but have never posted it before.  The image is by Cuddly Buddy which I have coloured with Copics.  I have dry embossed the panel behind and used various dies for the snowflakes.  The bell is a Marianne die and the corner embellishment has been heat embossed with white EP.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cuddly Buddy - White on White
One Stop Craft - No Sentiment
Bah Humbug - Die cuts
Card Makin Mamas - Use Die Cuts
Chrismas Stampin' All Year Long - Jingle Bells
Fairy Fun Fridays - Wet Embossing
Jingle Belles - Creatures

I would also like to welcome my new followers and thank them so much for becoming followers. Thanks so much for looking I will be round everyone's blogs to catch up later on.  Take care xx



Your little Grandson is gorgeous Susan, and I know what you mean about the energy required to look after them for more than an hour!! Sounds like you really need that holiday now!

Your Christmas card is beautiful - the wintry white on white looks fabulous.
Have a great holiday - Sylvia x

Chrissy said...

And...I have been doing this for 11 years since my first G/daughter arrived...she moved on with her sister and then I took over with my G/sons...7 days a week...I need my head should be basking in the sun everyday and reading my

Gorgeous card Susan...and an adorable wee boy...enjoy


chrissy xx said...

Fabulous!I LOve white on white cards! One cute mouse too! Awhh! LOve your pictures of your Grandson Susan.....Yes! They do tire us out lol. But, in a nice way!!
LOve the picture of the 'tunnel' know you live in Blackpool...Think I might have been in there for a dog seminar!!!

SmilynStef said...

What a sweet little holiday image ... love how the green bow pops ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Unknown said...

They are certainly a handful and he is gorgeous, and so is your card stunning embossing.
Chris x

coops said...

aw your grandson is gorgeous susan.little boys certainly keep you on your toes :D
love your card, the white on white is beautiful and gorgeous image ;D

xx coops xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Susan, gorgeous card hun, lovely detail and design, wait till Tegan's 12 months phew I'll be shattered too lol, hugs Liz xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Love your photo's of your grandson & boys do keep you on your toes..i know i have 4 of them ranging from 14 yrs to 18 months old.
Gorgeous card hun & have a nice holiday!!
hugs and xxx

Sue B said...

Aww your grandson is SO cute Susan! Ooh I remember when they are that age. You can't leave them for a second!!! and the energy they have!! I SO agree about the women who have babies at 60!! However do they do it? I am 50 next March and I get SO tired!!!! struggle looking after myself LOL.
Love the photo of him at Dog Class! I can just imagine him running through that tunnel !!! hee hee.
Love your white on white card - gorgeous embossing and love the cuddly buddly image - so cute!
Las Vegas sounds fun! hope the decorating goes ok!! and is not too disruptive!!!
Hugs Sue xx

Annie said...

Wowsa tons of amazing entries this week at Humbug Hall. I guess we all love using die cuts. Thanks for sharing your fab card with us.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Great card, love the white on white
Lindsay xx

Ciska said...

Great card, I always find white on white so difficult but you've pulled it off! Thanks for joining our Die Cut Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas!

Max said...

Beautiful card - loads'a luvverly diecuts. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Anonymous said...

I do love white on white, this one's beautiful, love all the details. Harrison is so cute! Have a great holiday too.

Brenda Bah Humbug GDT

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your grandson certainly is a little cutie ! Your card is just divine so perfectly created and your embossing is amazing.


lauren bergold said...

What an adorable image & I love the glamorous white on white scheme! So lovely & dramatic!

Janet said...

Another lovely card Sue.....I know what you mean about looking after little ones....they certainly sap your energy! x

Marion said...

Fabulous card and lovely detail and design. Love the cute image. Thanks for playing along at Cuddly Buddly.

Barbara said...

Lovely card!