Thursday, 24 September 2009

MSE. Scraps and dies challenge

Heres my entry for the MSE Scraps and dies challenge. I used 2 smallish paper scraps that i had from making cards in the past. A cuttlebugged Haunted house and chalked bits of it so that it stood out more. Tilda dressed as a witch was coloured and blinged up. The dies were made by using my squeeze to make the ghost and BOO lettering.

What a great way to use up left over scraps :O)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

New branch on our family tree

On Sunday 20th September . My mums cousin, Anthony.. Finally married his Japaneese girlfriend, Aya. What a Fantastic day we all had. Yes i had a hangover that has now finally subsided lol ( 2 days later !!) The ceremony and reception were at Tonys mums house in Billinge. Wow the whole surroundings were just out of this world.
The guests were treated to a heartfelt ceremony, which brought a tear to the eyes of everyone. Sadly Tonys father Sammy died some 20 years ago. Then again another loss 12 years ago when Tonys stepfather Granville passed away. Although there has been such loss. Tonys' mum ,Jean is now with a great man, Phil. It was such a joy to see that Jean had invited all her 'children' to share in Tony and Ayas' day.After the ceremony we all gathered at the front of the house for photographs, Lots of Champagne and canapes. Waiting staff were provided ,they were so friendly and helpful. Whilst insisting that our glasses should remain full at all times ;O)

We were called into the dining area and i must say that the company provided the best ''tent'' i had ever seen !! I will at some point put a picture of the dining area on here, when i get my mums photographs, Throughout the meal Champagne and wine was provided along with water for those who prefered.

Our food was beautiful.
We had a trio of seafood starters . Gradvadlax of Scottish Salmon with a cuecumber salad. A shot of Classic Prawn coctail and Thai scented fishcakes.

Followed by : Pan fried fillet Steak served with caramelised Shallots and a wild mushroom and maderia sauce with Chateau potatoes and a Classic Caesar Salad

And for dessert : Trio of desserts. White chocolate mousse topped with a dark chocolate swirl. Classic Tiramisu and a Pimms Jelly summer pudding with vanilla cream and a wild berry coulis

After the speaches, emails and cutting the cake. Guests were asked to go outside, again to the front of the house. We were treated to a spectacular fireworks display. Right well this just couldnt get any better !! Just as the fireworks came to an end. An ice cream van came up the road to provide us all with ice cream... Yes i managed one ;O) and had blood sauce and a flake :O)

Well we all made our way back to the dining area to find that it had all changed !! Another section had opened up and now there was a stage.. DJ and a kareoke :O) The ceremony section had been transformed to an area with settees and soft lighting ... WOW !!!
The night was danced away, drinks were flowing and songs were sang.... At 1.30 am we had a ride organised back to the hotel, which i can remember .... but i dont remember going to bed LOL
Sadly Tony and Aya have today returned back home to Tokyo in Japan. But hopefully we will get to see them both soon xx

Friday, 18 September 2009

Dragonllews Lace challenge - Crafty Place

Dragonllew set a challenge on crafty place to make a card or scrapbook page using lace. Heres my entry. I used Rafia lace and a gorjuss girl ' Guardian angel stamp

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

MSE. Cards for the troops

Marg on MSE set the challenge this time. It was to make cards for the troops to send home to their famillies at Christmas.. What a great challenge !! So heres the 8 cards that i sent, i do hope that they are liked. I made sure they were nice and flat, so their would be no posting issues