Monday, 5 September 2011

Books and Babies!!

Well first things first...... hello out there!!!  Hope you have all had a lovely week and been making the most of the end of the holidays, although I guess the children have already returned to school for some of you.  Brenden goes back on Wednesday and I have to say I can't wait!!!  I am looking forward to getting a routine back aswell as my crafting table and stash that seems more often than not to have a 12 year old boy rummaging though it!!!
Well last week was bit of a downer for me, even though I became an Auntie for the second time (but we shall come to that later).  As I have said before I suffer with Intercrainial Hypertension and for some reason just lately things have been getting steadily worse.....(it goes through phases with me).... I have been really limited in what I have been able to do not only because of the headaches but also my eye sight has been effected.  Just waiting on some test results again now.
ANYWAY....... the important bit!!!!  The card above is for the latest Tiddly Inks Challenge.  This time the theme was 'Reading Fun'.  I love books and will read anything! (another downside of having IH is my reading has been really limited lately).  I love the fact that anything is possible in a book and that we make the pictures for the story ourselves.  I would rather read the book than watch the movie, or at least have to read the book first.  This card is all about the freedom that reading gives and thats why I chose the wording 'Where will your next book take you?'.  I have included a bookmark with this card.  I have used the free open book image, the dream castle and 'Alison' all by Tiddly Inks.  I have used copics and distress inks to colour the images and papers.  I felt the plain corrugated card (that seems to be a major staple of mine at the moment)gave the right amount of texture needed to lift the image.  Luckily I have a lovely little paper warehouse less than 5 mins away from me who has always got plenty of this, and that is actually where I got the harlequin paper and the book brad.  These were part of a scrapbooking set including stickers and rub ons etc...... all with a witch /wizardy feel.  I have had it a while but have never found the right projects to use them on. 

Now a quick note about my beautiful nephew.  His name is Gethyn and he is the younger brother to the gorgous Arwyn.  I just had to share this picture.....and for those of you that have read this blog before 'I just knew this baby was going to be a boy!!!'
How beautiful do they look???  Arwyn is so proud although she does keep forgetting his name!!!
See you all soon xxxx


  1. Just FABULOUS Trudie!! Thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

    Crafty Hugs!

  2. Amazing card, I love it! Glad you could join us for our challenge at tiddly Inks this week!

  3. oh wow!! this is so fabulous, love the sentiment too. Hope you are having a good day with your headaches today hun.
    thankyou for coming out to play with the tiddly inkers hugs Lou xxxx

  4. Trudie, how nice to see you and what a gorgeous creation!!! Wow! :)

    Congrats too on such a cutie little family addition! I love the name Awryn too. :)