Saturday 15 December 2012

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone and a happy weekend to you all.  I am now a grandmother to a new bouncing baby boy! He arrived at 11:10 yesterday morning by emergency section weighing 8lb 1 oz a lot smaller than his brother Harrison who weighed in at 10lb 8oz!! He is called Raif Valentine. Melissa is hoping to be discharged today - they certainly don't keep them in long now even following a section!

Today sees the start of a new challenge, also the last for the year, at Card Makin' Mamas and the theme for this challenge is Happy Holidays.  Here is my DT card:

Isn't that image a hoot? Its by Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with Copics.  I have cut and matted it with Spellbinders Nesties.  The papers are by My Mind's Eye - 12 Days of Christmas.  The bell and the holly are CC Cutter dies.  The bow is by Lil' Inker and the border is MFT Dienamics Jumbo Ric Rac.  The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and has been cut out with a Lil' Inker stitched pennant die.

We are sponsored this week by:

Tiddly Inks will be giving the lucky winner a $10 gift certificate!!  Please pop over to Card Makin' Mamas to see what the rest of the DT have done. Also, remember we are a card making challenge so we want to see your cards!  For anyone interested there will be a DT call on Monday.

Its only five days until we go away to Las Vegas for Christmas so panic mode is setting in now, still have quite a bit to do.  All the shopping is done and presents wrapped but I still haven't sent all my cards!! The next few days will be spent catching up with family and friends and delivering presents!

Thanks so much for looking today I really appreciate it and would love to read your comments if you have time to leave one!  See you soon, take care xx


Caroline said...

Hi Susan Congratulations to you all on the safe arrival of Raif how exciting. Fabulous card that image is fantastic and the design is and colours are fabulous. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

This card is so adorable. I love that whimsical image! This is such a great card!

I hope you have buckets of fun in
Vegas! See some great shows, soak up some sun, eat some great food and have time for a little retail therapy!

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh wow what a super little christmas present suzie ... enjoy your cuddles with raif ... just love your card and the image is really cute ... enjoy your shopping trip in LA ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Chrissy said...

Awww..congratulations Susan, how gorgeous, a baby boy for Christmas...such a fabulous card too. I love the image,'watch out little mouse' colouring and papers.


Rorina said...

So funny and nice card.)

nnalorac said...

Congratulations on the birth of your Grandson, love his name, Susan, Gorgeous cute card that image is so adorable. Carolxx

Judith said...

Congratulations Susan - what wonderful news and such a lovely time of year, our grandson was born (by emergency caesarian!) on 13th Dec last year, my how time flies and what a difference a year makes - its his birthday party today. - love the image on this card its so much fun and I love how you coloured it - have a great weekend hugs Judith x

Sunshine Girl said...

That card is adorable, the image is such fun! and big congratulations on the arrival of your new Grandson! what a wonderful Christmas present. Enjoy Vegas!

Stephanie said...

What wonderful news - congratulations to you all!!!! My children are only 5 & 6 but I'm already looking forward to grandchildren LOL Such a joyous occasion, I am thrilled for you :) Gorgeous card - that image is delightful xxx

Sue said...

Yippee! So pleased to hear your good news. Big congratulations to you and your family Susan.

I love your card, such a great image and wonderful colours

hugs Sue

chrissy xx said...

Oh! Susan what FABulous News!
Your Grandson as arrived at last..
He's a good size lol...

chrissy xx said...

Well I'm back again..
FABulous card.... LOve this image and such FABulous colours too.
LOve the 'bell'.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Susan what a fun Christmas image and congratulations on the birth of your grandson. What a lovely early Christmas gift.

Hugs SArahxx

Patricia said...

CONGRATULATION!!!! all round, glad he has arrived safe.
Love today`s card, that image is just so adorable.

Patricia xx

Sue B said...

Ooh Big Congratulations Susan! what wonderful news… a lovely new baby grandson for Christmas! :-) I hope mother and baby are doing well… I love the name Raif Valentine… it's a fab name!!
Your card is lovely and bright and cheery! love the image which you've coloured beautifully! and the little bell and bow embellies are perfect!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Pat K said...

Congratulations Susan...what wonderful news. Happy for everyone.
Cute card, beautifully coloured.
hugs, Pat K x

Eileen said...

Congratulations Susan I'm so glad all went well even if she did end up with a section. Bet you can't wait to see him.
Love today's card, such a cute fun image and love the dp you have used with it. Must get around to using one of Rick's images once I get through these Christmas cards.
Eileen x

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother again Susan. I'm so glad to hear of the safe arrival of Raif.

Your card is gorgeous. I love the fum image and fab design
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

What a fun image and your colouring is gorgeous - a fantastic card

hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

What a fun image and your colouring is gorgeous - a fantastic card

hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

What a fun image and your colouring is gorgeous - a fantastic card

hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

What a fun image and your colouring is gorgeous - a fantastic card

hugs Vicky xxx

Planetsusie said...

Oh bless - how lovely for you to have a new member in the family! An early Christmas present for you all!

This is a great image Susan - it looks as if it took some time to colours in - really intricate. The papers are gorgeous and so vibrant.

Big hugs to you and your family

Sue Pxxx

Deborah said...

Great card Susan. The image is fab and you have coloured it beautifully.

Congratulations on your new Grandson.

Debs said...

Huge congrats hun - you must be so thrilled :o)
Best wishes to Mum and Dad and welcome to the little one :o)
Loving you fab fun happy colourful card - stunning image!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

coops said...

so stunning susan,i love the fantastic fun image and huge congrats to you all on the arrival of your new grandson :D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

Its hilarious Susan, love your gorgeous card.

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie I have already commented on your super little card but just wanted to say thank you so much for visiting me ... have a great day honey ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sonia said...

Fabulous creation dearest creative friend^_^
Love paper and lovely image^_^
Happy Sunday,

cotnob said...

Congratulations on the birth of Raif, I hope Mum and Baby are doing well.
I love your card Susan, such a fun image and lovely bright colours.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Congratulations Susan, a wonderful new addition to your family. Sounds like you are busy for the next few days. Your card is stunning. I hope you have a fantastic time in Vegas.
Suzie xx

Carol said...

Congratulations to all Susan on the birth of Raif, so glad Mum and baby are both okay. Love your card it's so bright and colourful. Carol x

May said...

Congratulations A fabulous new addition to the family.. I am so glad your daughter & baby Raif are doing well... Now you can enjoy your holiday knowing they both are safe & well...

Fabulous card, Love that image & the colours are perfect... Hugs May x x x

Sandy said...

Well this is a very happy card - Wo Ho Ho! Fun, fun and very well done!!
Happy Holiday pretty Susan!!

Pop's Cards said...

Congratulation Grandma that's a big baby, mine were only tinkers also by sections, my biggest was 3 lb and my smallest was 1 pounds and 7 ounces, they just fit in your hands, I would have loved a big baby it just wasn't meant to be, you must be so happy I hope they are both doing well x x x x

Your card is gorgeous x x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

A huge congrats on the new addition hun xxx

Great card, love the image its fab!

Hugs Shell xx

judit said...

Hi Susan, congrats on the arrival of the baby. Fab holiday card, hope you have a great one in Vegas! hugs, judit x

Unknown said...

So sorry I am behind Susan! But here I am to congratulate you and your family on the birth of sweet little Raif! What a fabulous name for the wee one! You couldn't have wished for a lovelier, sweeter Christmas gift... And what a fun card you've created, it's superbly coloured! Hugs, Ira xox

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new Grandson! Love your fabulous card, great image and colours!
Helen x

Annette said...

Congratulations Susan on the birthday of your new grandson Raif!! You made a wonderful card! Wonderful colouring!
I wish tou Happy Holidays! xoxo Annette

Unknown said...

To you and your family have a fantastic Xmas and Happy New Year.
Chris x

April said...

Hi Susan. Congrats on your families new arrival! Just before Christams too! how lovely! Love this card, the image is great! Thanks again for the inspiration on the advent calendar last year, I'm really glad I did it, but it took longer than I anticipated :o) but most things do with me! Have a Great Christmas x

My'scardcorner said...

Great fun card Susan..Congratulations and welcome to Raif Valentine what a good weight. Hope your daughter is recovering at home by now. Enjoy your break in Vegas and Good luck
All the best for Christmas and new year.

Ally said...

Hilarious image and so woderflly coloured! i love the bow, should use mine more often!
Hugs, Alessandra