Monday, November 21, 2011

More Wedding Photo's

Misty Bear finally made it up the isle with Miss "T"
 and her gorgeous mom, Roseanne

My  precious sons Neil & Alan and their cousin Kelly
& her boyfriend, Matthew
.... so happy...

.. such joy..

May the memories of this special day and the happiness and joy you both experienced, be with you all your married life!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wedding Pictures

I have a few pictures of the wedding to share with you.
It turned out to be a magnificent day in every way, a little on the cool side, but dry, thank goodness.
It was a lovely intimate wedding with wonderful food and company. We even managed a dance or two and the younger crowd had a blast! It is not often that the bride and groom leave the reception after many of the guests have departed. They had so much fun with everyone.
I will have a few more pictures to share once we get back home and everything is sorted.

Happiness is......

Love is......

Proud is.......

In the foreground is the proud Father of the Bride Allan Hack, with Llewellyn and myself behind him, followed my our youngest son, Alan, who was the best man.
Very, very pround Mom and Dad!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wedding Day

 Today my son married his sweetheart.
In keeping with their unfussy wedding 'everything' I decided to forgo all the formal type of cards and make a quirky twisted easel card with a pocket for the messages. I used a black and white colour scheme dictated by the delightful card stock I had in my stash - little birdies and 'I do's" all over it. The Martha Stewart punch suited the simplicity of the card and a fabulous stamp from Justrite complimented the card. On top of the pocket I placed some 'dictionary' card with love themes on it. 
The insert has a poem for Carolyn on the one side:

We wanted to tell you on this day
How much you mean to us
And welcome you with open arms
into our family

It was so easy for us to see
Right from the very start
The special way you loved our son
The kindness in your heart

Thank you for the happiness
you have brought into his life
I know that he is very proud
to have you as his wife

And on the day that you shall wed
How happy we will be
For our son will gain a loving wife
And a daughter will be given to us

And the other side of the card is for Neil:

Today dear Son, as you walk down the aisle
You’ll see all the faces wearing a smile.
But as we remember those young tender years
Our smiles will conceal a few hidden tears.
They’re not tears of sorrow, but tears full of joy
As we’re both thinking back to our dear little boy
And now you have grown up and made us so proud
As you smile for the camera and the rest of the crowd
Remember dear Neil as you take your new wife
You’re still very much a part of our life!
We’re gaining a daughter, not losing a son

You’re new lives as husband and wife have begun
So be blissfully happy and enjoy your ‘Big Day”

Have a wonderful marriage
with blessings all the way!

How blessed we are!

Monday, November 7, 2011


We have a wedding coming up on the 12th November.
Our eldest son is marrying his sweetheart in Cape Town.
Carolyn and Neil went right through junior school together, same class, for 5 years. Carolyn and her parents left for Cape Town when she was in her early teens and my son finished high school and university in Pietermaritzburg. After a spell working in Durban he decided to follow his brother to Cape Town. It was on a shopping trip to Canal Walk that they bumped into each other again, and the rest is history!

Carolyn has a darling niece caller Taylor who is 2 years old and a bit. She will be the flower girl at the wedding and her mom, the bridesmaid. As one would expect, a 2 year old is easily distracted, so Neil and Carolyn asked me to make a soft floppy bear for her, that they could give her on  the big day, just before the service. The hope that she will be occupied with it and not  stress out, but as we old timers well know, at that age, kids are unpredictable and no matter how carefully you lay down plans, they will do their best not to comply!
Well, this is the little bear. Her name is Misty, as I call Taylor, Miss "T". She is make out of Kohair and softly filled with pollyfill and plastic pellets and a whole lot of love. I used some of the brides veil fabric to make Misty's veil and adorned it with pink roses. She is also holding a bouquet of roses. Everything is firmly attached, just in case little fingers get busy!
I can't wait for the day and to see Miss "T's" face when she sees the bear.
The magnetic picture frame is a belated birthday present from us. 
She can place her photo's of the wedding onto her own board and I predict that will become a new 'game' for her to play!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'Twisted' Christmas Tree

Very simple card using Hero Arts Joyful Christmas Season stamp set.The image was stamped using memories Hunter Green ink and coloured with At You Spica pens, for just a hint of shimmer and a few small blings added to the flower centers. The sentiment was also stamped in the same ink, card cut and the edges highlighted using a metallic gold felt nib pen. The top and base card had a gold under card and the on top of the base card a dotty piece of paper was applied. A favorite of all who have seen it as it is so simple and understated.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Krafty Door Christmas Card

Another 'different' card. I used one of the tags from the Hero Arts Tags stamps set and turned it into a door after masking and stamping with H/A Wood grain stamp. This was mounted onto a small piece of adorable scrapping card. The main card was embossed with the Holly Ribbons folder and swiped with Distress Ink Tea Dye to highlight the ribbons. The sentiment was also a H/A Set. I punched the bauble using a Martha Stewart punch and the snowflake that came out of the bauble was adhered to the sentiment and a bling added to match the glitter brad that held the bauble 'wreath' onto the door. Lovely fibers were applied to the top of the tag. 
A favorite card of mine. So much for 'just a tag' stamp!