Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Busy, busy bank holiday makes!

What good weather we are having...... Paul spent hours out the front field yesterday cutting the grass. We have some flowers and small trees that we have planted so it took him ages as he had to avoid chopping the flowers... I am sure that there are a few less out there today! and he has a rather red neck, face and arms (ouch). We are planning to plant it up in memory of Gabrielle. We are going to buy a 4 year old Cherry Blosson tree (to represent the 4 years of Gabrielle's life) and place in the middle, so we can look out at the pink blossom and remember our little girl. After we collected Gabrielle's ashes we had great discussion about what we were going to do, we have Gabrielle's ashes here at home with us, as this is where she belongs and rather than pay out for a bench, or tree in a cematory that means nothing to us, or Gabrielle we have decided to plant up the front field.

Anyway, have a look at the bits that I made yesterday, it was too late last night for me to take photo's as my camera is not too good.

Pink Frends Forever: I have made this for Gabreille's little friend Amelia. The backing is gingham metrial I bought from Hobby Craft, Flowers punched from Bazill Cardstock, MM shimmering letters, MM jewels, Paper behind the photo is Maylees Garden, Rain dots.. The frame is from Wilkinson, I have applied Dulux paint to it dry brushing to give vitage look. I have made several framed Layouts as gifts to my nieces and nephews, with varying pictures or photo's in them, Gabrielle aslo has a couple in her room with cupcakes, suprise, suprise!!!

Birthday Card: SO SORRY PICTURE IS BAD: I made this for my mum, using Sugar and Spices own stamps, embossing podwers.. I had great fun as the heat gun is my latest gadget....





The Griffin's Layout: This Layout is for my on going project a special book with the photo's of my little girls last day. Within the book I have pictures of the flowers and also of the celebration after the service... we felt it so important to celebrate my little girls life, as although very short, she achieved so much.

Cardstock, Bazzil, Snuggle bug tag K&Co Baby Sweet, Felt flower from Sugar and Spice, flowers cut with punch using white and pink Bazzil card, some given the Glamour Dust treatment, Glitter words from MM.
Another Pink Flowery Page: On the reverse side of the above layout. Bazzil cardstock, with flowers punched some are pink vellum with pink Stickles for the centre, I added Heidi Swpp flower jewels.















Wish upon a star: We decorated the tables in the barn where we went back to after the service and also left black and white camera's to get the photo's to go in the book. When we got the photo's developed we were pleasently suprised to see that some people had placed the little stars to spell out; Gabrielle and also Little Star: I used Heidi Swapp ribbon to hang the stars at the top of the layout, the cardstock and stars on the ribbon are Bazzil. Glitter paper to mount phot's from Sugar and Spice, and I added some Star Confetti at the bottom with the words "Wish on a star and an angel will never be far".

Pink stripe and star layout: This is on the reverse of the above; I drew pink stitching on the top and bottom of the page with my yummy Sakura pens,Bubblegum, sugar coated card by Doodlebug placed at the top, Striped Vellum by Petals and Possibilities, Heidi Swapp White stars with Galmour Dust, Smaller stars Bubblegum card and plain pink vellum. Within the layouts I have placed the individuals names by their photo's...

I have enjoyed making the book with all the layouts and only have a couple more to do before the book will be finished.. I have decided I will start a Disney book to capture the holiday with Gabrielle from last year. This will be fun and a challenge as I will be using colours other than pink!!!!

6 comments:

daydreamer said...

you have been busy, you have made some beautiful things, :)

Shirley said...

You certainly do have some special memories. How lovely to plant a special tree where you will see it every day.

Angela said...

Your layouts and cards are fab!

kelly said...

gosh uve beenbusy!! lovin that pink fram e i did something similar with my babygirls picture and sons!

jay670120 said...

Gosh yes you have been busy !!! i especially love the frame at the top. all lovely.

Fiona said...

You have been very busy, they are lovely.