Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Well it is raining in Derby today and Joe forgot to bring the washing in yesterday evening so it is dripping wet so I’ve just bought it in to spin it again!!

This time of year is always busy in our house – it was a year on the 31st July that my Mum died and I miss her terribly.  But is is also a celebratory time to as my mum was a wonderful women with a strong character,  my only son Matthew was born on August 1st and my eldest grandson is 3 today: August 4th. 

I’ve been up since the crack of dawn & have got a ‘Thomas’ cake baking in the oven slowly – it is cooked so I have just removed if from the oven.  Cameron has had a bike for is birthday so weather permitting we should be off to Kedleston Hall this afternoon so he can ride it about and then back to his house for tea and cake lol.

I’ve been down to shops to get some white chocolate and chocolate buttons etc to decorate the cake and will post a picture of it over the next few days along with the card that I have made him.


I recently bought the 2 step bird punch and was playing around with it and I made this card.  I thought it would be suitable for an anniversary card or even a wedding card.  I’ve used whisper white, elegant eggplant old olive and lavender lace card stock.  I’ve swiss dotted the whisper white using my big shot.

well of for a walk at Kedleston Hall


Lesley x



chris said...

HI lesley, My favourite punch ever, and so love what you have done with it, the colours are fab.

hope you have a nice walk love chris xx
thanks for my lovely comment.

Tracey said...

Its a lovely card lesley. Hope you enjoyed your trip out and that you didnt get wet in the showers.

Fingers crossed that we see you on Friday night

jimlynn said...

Oh my Lesley.....his is outstanding! So pretty. Love everything about it. We have a bird here in Texas called a Purple Martin and this is what I thought of when I saw your card! So very cute.
Can't wait to see a photo of your cake. Yummy!
Have a GREAT day!

Helen said...

Beautiful bird card, Lesley. Enjoy the birthday celebrations - and happy memories of your Mum.

Karen said...

Fantastic card Lesley. Great colours.
Hope you had a lovely afternoon.

Love Karen x

Jackie said...

Morning Lesley, will you be at Dabblers this week?
I love your card and yes it would be great for either wedding or anniversaries, or maybe even engagements :o)
Jackei xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Really pretty, that bird is just gorgeous so many way's to use it!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely card lesley :) I love this punch too.. will be great for christmas! (in whatever colour way)with a bit of holly x x

Denise said...

Such pretty colors. I just love this punch and the endless ways to use it.

I share your pain. My mom's been gone for 10 years and I think of her every day. They say time heals but sometimes not so much!

Love the pics of your grandchildren. What a cute age!

Hi to Joe :)