Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcome Home & Burlesque

Hi everyone ~

I don't think I've even mentioned in any recent posts that my beautiful boy (master 10) has been away in Qld since new years eve! He is in Brisbane with his godmother and her family - quite safe from the devastating floods.

Well guess who is flying home tomorrow late afternoon! I can't wait to see him. I haven't had a break like this since he was born, and thought it would be wonderful. Instead I missed him dreadfully and really didn't make the most of my free time. I did enjoy peaceful evenings and lots of crafting time though :o) He has had an absolute blast up there and met lots of new friends and done heaps of exciting holiday activities. I think he's coming home for a bit of a rest myself lol.

Anyway cutting to the chase I made him a cute little "I love you, welcome home" card using the Papertrey Paper Dolls, Challenge #29 - simplicity.

The longest/fiddliest part of this card was assembling the little owl. My card isn't standard size, just note card really. It's the first time my Wood Grain b/g stamp has seen ink - in this case Versamark, and I'm pretty impressed.

On a completely different note I went to the movies earlier this evening and saw Burlesque. Fabulous, loved it. A little something of everything and Christina Aguilera's voice is amazing as always. A couple of songs from Cher too - I thoroughly enjoyed it.


  1. A gorgeous wee card for your gorgeous son Patrice. I bet you missed him like crazy! Thats a long time to be away on holiday. I bet you are looking forward to lots of cuddles, if he still likes giving them!

  2. I bet he missed you too Patrice I'm sure he appreciate his card too - its so cute, although I'm sure Master 10 wouldn't call it "cute" - lol!

  3. Loving that wood grain stamp!!

    I'm sure he will be soooo happy to see you and he'll just love the card.
    I bet he'll need a big rest before school starts :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful and perfect for gorgeous kid! I can only imagine how excited you are to be seeing him today!


  5. I LOVE this card.... enjoy having your little boy home! Totally understand. :)

  6. Dear Patrice.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my card.. I loved having you visit. This card is great too. I love how you combined the little owl with the wood stamp. Never thought of that. I am sure going to give it a try. Love it!

    Enjoy the time with your son. I didn't realize it is totally summer in Australia. Here it is winter. Our schooltime goes from September to June. Life eh on this huge planet :)

    Have a great time.
    Inky hugs, Pauline


  7. Your card turned out perfect! Love how you put it all together. I know making the owl can be tedious, but you did a great job with it. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Dolls Challenge.

  8. Wow, Can't believe how long it is since I have been by Patrice (sorry). What a sweet card for your son. I love the owl and the Woodgrain BGS Tops it off perfectly. Once you DO get the hang of the owl....subsequent ones go together with ease...I speak fm experience!!! FAB card darl. ooxx


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