Saturday, 4 April 2009

Welcome To The World

Hi everyone,

And Happy Saturday. This is a long post, but please bear with me, I have to tell you.....
I had a really good time yesterday. As I said, I went out for a meal with my work colleagues to say a 'temporary' farewell to Christine who is starting her Maternity Leave. We went to an Italian restuarant in the town and had a lovely meal. I had lasagne, my favourite, it was gorgeous.
We were out until about 10 o'clock, but just before we went home I looked at my mobile phone, and saw I had four missed calls. I jokingly said, I hoped it wasn't my daughter, as her baby was due this coming Monday. She had a home birth planned, and I had to pick my grandson up when she went into labour, and take him over to my house.
Well it wasn't my daughter......it was my son-in -law.
Oh no panic....
Then I read a text from my husband saying our Grandson was at ours, and our daughter had gone into labour.
Oh my gosh, I was sooo excited, the one night I go out is the same night I've been waiting for that important phonecall. Anyway I phoned my husband to tell him we were just leaving the restuarant, and I'd be home in about ten minutes, (I don't live far from the town).
When I walked in the door, my husband blurted out
"She's been born"
Well I was gobsmacked...how quick was that?
Apparently the midwife didn't have time to get to their house for the home birth, so my son-in-law had to deliver the baby himself.....I'm so proud of them both. He had called the emergency services, and they sent an ambulance, but whilst it was on it's way, they were talking him through the delivery. He'll have a few stories to tell in the pub I'm sure.
Suffice to say, my grandaughter has arrived safely, Mum, Dad and Baby are doing well. They have named her
NICOLE HAYLEY
We haven't seen her yet, we're going over after tea this evening. I can't wait.
I've spent this afternoon making my card for them, I hope you like it....There's loads of pictures.
I made the card by sticking two square cards together so they form a concertina card. I wanted something that would stand out on the mantlepiece.
The stamps I used were new releses from Pink Gem I ordered mine last weekend, and they came so quickly, so I'm glad I was able to use them. Aren't they just so cute?

The pink papers are by Bo Bunny, and the white sparkly paper by Doodlebug. I bought them all on my trip over to Capture the Magic yesterday, with the idea of using them on this baby card. But I didn't know I was going to be making it this quickly.

The images are coloured with Copics, and I have added loads of punched out flowers, crystals and punched out flourishes.


I wanted to print the words on my printer, but alas, no ink. I would have liked to have written a poem or something. But as I had to hand write I decided to keep it short.

The little teddy charm was bought from the Hobbycrafts show, can't remember which stall sorry.
I've reached the end at last. I'll fill you in a bit more tomorrow when I've seen the little darling. In the meantime take care and happy crafting.

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11 comments:

All Pink girl said...

O M G Debbie thats fantastic news ,
huge congrats to you all xxx
fabulous card so pink and gorgeous xxx
huge hugs to you all ,Dawnxxxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
What fantastic news Debbie,
your card is perfect hun, adorable, just right for your new little princess.
hugs rachxx

Bagladee said...

What a beautiful card and amazing story....how brave is your son in law for delivering the baby!!
Congratulations, hope all is well.
xx

Michele said...

Oh wow Debbie thats exciting and fantastic news. Congrats to you all. Gorgeous card for your little Granddaughter. Love the cute images and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

Janet said...

Oh what fabulous news!....and what a clever Daddy Nicole Hayley has...and of course a clever Mummy too! I am so pleased everything went well for them all.
I am so thrilled you have made this beautiful card for your new little grandaughter using my stamps!
It is wonderful and something she will treasure for ever!X

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Debbie I am so happy for you and your daughter's family who have been so brave having a home birth and I am sure your new grand daughter is going to bring tons of love and happiness to your lives. Your son-in-law is a very brave and dedicated father ... hats off to him. Your card is stunningly beautiful and will be treasured forever and probably have a prominent spot in your new grand daughter's album. Enjoy the new bundle of joy. Hugs from Desire

Riet said...

ohh woww Debbie,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.x

Jane said...

Wow fab news, congratulations.

Gorgeous card!

Best wishes to all,

Jane :0)
xx

Bridgette said...

Hello Debbie - many congratulations on the new addition to your family - how thrilling - doesn't it always happen that way - best laid plans of mice and men and all that - but at least you managed to eat your lasagne before taking the call - and what a labour of love your card is - the details are just stunning but my favourite is the simple net bow - they always remind me of tutu's and so apt being a little girl - oh what fun you're going to have - so delighted for you - I know Lou goes into your blog thro mine and she will read the news too - Bridgette xxx

Simone said...

What a story!
And a great card for the baby!
Simone

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie what a stunning card and what great news! I am so pleased for you!
Hugs Lynsey:)

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