Monday 21 May 2012

Fabulous News!

Good morning everyone well I have returned from a wonderful weekend with my grandson Harrison and I can also share some fab news that I have been dying to shout about!  I am going to be a grandmother again, little Harrison is going to have a brother or sister.  I have known for a while but I wasn't sure if Stephen and Melissa wanted me to say anything on here but they are both ok with it.  The new baby is due Dec 10th - Harrison was two weeks late and so I think Melissa is hoping this one will be a bit sooner! I think she is also hoping the new baby will be a bit smaller as Harrison was a whopper at 10lb 8oz - he went straight into 3 month old clothes!!

For my card today I have used a Bugaboo stamp, I recently won two prizes which were both Bugaboos so I have rather a few new Bugaboos which I have always liked:

I loved this image when I saw it, obviously based on the Cat in the Hat.  I have coloured with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to his nose.  The papers are by My Mind's Eye called Lime Twist and I love these but they are double sided  which I think is always a waste so I am trying not to buy anymore double sided as I am always in such a quandary as to which side to use.  The stars were made with my Dienamics die and the ribbon is from my stash. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - Whimsical
Two Sisters - Stars
Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You've Got
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Whimsy - Anything Goes

I have a picture to share of a very messed up Harrison, this is after playing with a lot of water with grandma in the garden on the pretext of helping daddy garden!

Well I am going to catch up with everyone today and see what you have all been up to and hopefully a bit of crafty time (after housework and shopping lol).  Thanks for looking and I will see you tomorrow, take care xx


sue w. said...

Hi Susan, how fabulous, congratulations grandma, does Harrison want a brother or sister?
That's my sister's birthday too!
Love the sentiment on your card hun and the papers are fab, It's a cutie.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sue W.

Chrissy said...

That is lovely news Susan, congratulations and to your family...gorgeous card, just read the sentiment 2 times to make it go in to my head...fabulous colouring...great fun card...


Sonia said...

Wonderful new Susan!!! Congratulations to you grandmother and to your family :)I like to know when arrive new sweet :)
Big big hug,

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow great news on your new expected arrival ... super card ... love the bugabooo image and love your colours and papers ... well done ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, what lovely news, I too am expecting my 3rd in August! They are the most wonderful little people arn't they? Trouble is they cost us Grandma's a fortune, how come it's me that always gets their school shoes? I LOVE it!! lol... love your creation today BTW. xxx

Doreen said...

Great news Susan,a gorgeous photo of Harrison....Your card is gorgeous,love the

chrissy xx said...

OH! What FAbulous news!!!
LOve your picture of Harrison, sounds like you both had a good time lol..
Fabulous card...LOving your colours and I knew who this image was right away...Read about him a LOT lol.

Caroline said...

Morning Susan what wonderful news congratulations to everyone. Your card is gorgeous love the image. Sorry late with comments blog playing up. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Brilliant news Susan he is gonna be a heart breaker when he gets older, beautiful card and great poem.
Chris x

Craftychris said...

ooh fabulous news! How exciting for you. Love the photo of Harrison and the card is soooo cool. xx

Lorraine said...

Congratulations Susan, what fabby news!! I bet you can't wait for December now!
By the way - gorgeous card!
Lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

Congratulations Susan what fantastic news.

Your card is lovely with those wonderful bright colours , I love the image and the sentiment.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow, congrats to Stephen & Melissa & of course Nanny its fab news hun!xx

Great card, fab image & colours love the papers you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

SAMARA said...

Hi Susan! This is fabulour news. Congrats to your daughter and son (with me my son and his wife to be has become my second daughter FOR SURE!) This pic of Harrison is beyond adorable. I remember you speaking of him before. He has the most gorgeous hair! I am glad you posted. What does he think of the on-coming birth? Is he in the loop or are they waiting. It is the tough decision, having done it 3 times. Dicey. It is lovely you decided to share it online because I know alot of bloggers both know you and love you! This digi is SOOOOO adorable - I actually picked it for one of my DT cards to come. You have done a great job with it Susan. And isn't the saying SO true? Thanks Susan for coming to SENTIMENTALS this week. I hope we will see you soon again. Take care, and good luck for a smooth preggers for your kids. Smiles and joy, Samara - DT.

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats!!!!

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!!!

Love love your fun, sweet, and adorable card! The layout is awesome!

Sandy said...

Your grandson is cuter than cute!!! And so is your very special cat in the hat!! Most of all, congratulations on looking forward to a new grand baby. I have 6 grand children, the oldest is 20 and the youngest is 5. So much love!!!
Again Susan, your card is grand I love the colors!!

Unknown said...

Oh Susan, this is wonderful news indeed! You must be so happy!! Lovely photo of Harrison btw, looks like he's having so much fun! Speaking of fun, your card most certainly is with that cute cat! Hugs, Ira x

karen said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! Fabulous card, hugs, Karenx

Deborah said...

Hi Susan - Congratulations on your fab news.

I love today's card - it does remind me of Cat in the Hat.

coops said...

Huge congrats on your fab news Suzie.Your grandson is a little cracker.
I love your card too, fab fun image and really great colours ;D

xx Coops xx

Carol said...

Love your card Susan and what fabby news for you all. Carol x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the image and bright and funky papers. Congratulations on your fabulous news so wonderful.
Lyndsey xx

judit said...

Congratulations to your family! Fab news! Great card, love the image and the sentiment and you coloured it beautifully! judit x

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh I love your Grandson, that is gorgeous, you must miss him so much, glad you enjoyed your week-end...

A gorgeous card too...nearly forgot what I came over for

pinky said...

Congratulations on the brilliant News Susan! Your Grandson is just adorable too, hope he is looking forward to the new arrival too lol. Gorgeous card, love the bright colours.

nnalorac said...

Congrats Susan, lovely news for you and your family. Super cute card, love the image and the piccy of your grandson, he is such a handsome cutie. Carolxx

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on your news! Lovely pic. of Harrison.
This is a great card, brought back happy memories of reading The Cat in the Hat to my Son.
Have a great week.
Avril xx

Wendy said...

Congratulations Susan, wonderful news, your Grandson is adorable.
Fabulous card too.
Wendy xx

Viv said...

Congratulations! Fab card and a great pic - Harrison would have needed his sun cream on today wouldn't he?

May said...

Congratulations Susan... Wonderful news a new little sweetie hopefully in time for Christmas!!
so glad you had a super weekend with your adorable Grandson... he sure is having fun in the sand pit... (bless him) x x
Your card Susan is just fabulous love that image & design it's fab
Hugs may x x x

Jo said...

Huge congrats, Susan, that's fantastic news!Harrison is he'll make a fantastic big Brother! Fab card, too, love that image! Big hugs and lots of love and best wishes to your family!
Jo x

Glenda Atkins said...

Your grandson is just the cutest little boy, aren't they grand!Congrats on the news of a new addition to your family. Lucky you!!

Love the bugaboo image on your card ,great colouring of the kitty wonderfully designed as usual!

Sue B said...

Ooh Big Congratulations Susan!! what wonderful news! and just in time for Christmas too! :-)
and what a fab and fun card! I love the image and sentiment.. the papers are gorgeous!
Aww Harrison is adorable!! looks like you had lots of fun together!
Big Hugs
Sue xx