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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Lots of news and a card!

Afternoon everyone!

I'm sorry I've not been around for a while, but my crafting had to be put on the back burner for a little while as lots of exciting things have been happening! 

First of all my brother and his wife were blessed with another baby. Lincoln Vincent was born on 3rd April at 4.08am making me an auntie for the second time. He's totally gorgeous and I just knew he was going to be a boy. OH is thrilled too as now he has a nephew to take to the football :)

The second piece of news is one that is going to keep me busy for the next few months and more after I would think. Me and OH have been saving our hard earned for the last 2/3 years and this month we finally had enough of a deposit to buy our own home! We will soon be the proud owners of this:

It is due to be built by the end of June and we should get the keys on OH's birthday (which will make a nice pressie for him!) For the time being I am totally immersed in the world of Mortgages, Solicitors and Conveyancing which is enough to keep anyone busy.

So on to today's card, as I finally managed to free up a few hours:

I've used a super cute Saturated Canary image and coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are my new My Minds Eye- A Happy Heart and I've stitched them onto peach core-dinations card with pink cotton thread. I've used a new die from Memory Box and an older one from Marianne Creatables. The sentiment and ribbon is by Papermania, the flowers are WOC and the pearls were in my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sewing Box
Sketch and Stash - Sketch and new papers
Simon Says Stamp - Use your favourite tool- Bigshot!
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Saturated Canary Challenge - Thinking of you
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo- used Pink, Glitter & Pearls
Allsorts Challenge - Colour Bingo- used Pink, Stripes & Pearls
Sweet Stampin - Dies & Doodles

I've got a couple of days off now, so hopefully will be back tomorrow with another one :)

See you soon
Berni xx


  1. Ooh Berni the house looks wonderful...and I bet you cannot wait to move in....good luck sweetie and I cannot wait to see some piccies hun :o)

    Ooh and your card looks gorgeous too..really love the mix of colours..and super layout too..

    and before I go...thanks for joining us at SnS and tpc...and good luck..!

    hope you are having a lovely Easter...big hugs Vicky xx

  2. Beautiful card! I love the pink & orange combo. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  3. Congrats on all your news Bernie,a new nephew and a new house and home,you don't do things by half do you....Look forward to seeing more pics of your house and some pics of your new nephew...Take care...
    Mandy x

  4. Loving the colours and such a sweet image. And you new house look lovely, you must be so very excited.

    Thanks so much for joining in my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and enjoy the rest of the Easter break.

    B x

  5. Hi Berni, fab card! Love the image and your papers are gorgeous too.

    Fingers crossed all goes well with the new house for you.


  6. Congratulations on the house news! Lovin' the colours on your gorgeous looking card, hope you get time for more. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  7. Fabulous card, love the die that you used, super sweet image, congrats on the new house looks really lovely... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  8. Beautiful design Berni and so pretty in these hot colours! Good luck with the house, such an exciting time for you! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake last week :) Donna ♥ x

  9. congrats on all your exciting news your card, gorgeous image and your colour combo is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. hiyah berni!
    oh so many exciting things happening for you! with all that and you still managed to make a totally gorgeous card!!
    thank you for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  11. Absolutely wonderful card and I love the color :)

  12. Gorgeous card. Love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  13. What a lovely card, thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

  14. A beautiful card and congrats on your new home. Thanks for playing in the Divas challenge.

  15. So gorgeous, adorable image and love the colours too...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx Good luck with your house move.

  16. Well you certainly have been having exciting times but so pleased that you have found time to make this lovely card for the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good Luck! Jo

  17. Congratulations on your new home! That makes me so jellous, I have a bit of saving left before it's a reality for me. And the house both inside and outside is beutiful.
    And your card is really sweet. I really like your layout and the fact that you placed the sentiment, just lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickakela

  18. Nice to see your blog here. The combination of pink and orange color is looking so bright and beautiful. Great handwork. The photographs of the house are really great. Thanks for sharing.


Your lovely comments mean so much
Thanks for looking!
Berni x