Sunday, 27 September 2009

Girls Day Out + Brother-in-Law's birthday

Rebecca and I had a very busy day. After a failed attempt of Ruben and Rebecca's swimming lesson this morning, as a little baby had been sick in the pool which forced the pool to be closed, the two of us went to Alexandra Palace in London where the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show was being held this weekend. The journey took an hour and a half and we had to travel by train, two tubes and another train to get there. I can tell you it was extremely busy and very disappointing. Not to be repeated. Besides the disappointment the view over the city from Alexandra Palace was amazing, and the weather was beautiful. On the way back we took the bus back to Finsbury Park, hopped on the tube to Piccadilly Circus and did a little bit of retail therapy along Regent Street. When we got to Oxford Circus we got back on the underground and headed home.

David was already busy preparing dinner when we got in. Rebecca and I were only stopping off for a short while, as we were off to see 'Fame'. I must say, not a great movie. I personally prefer the old version. We were finally home again at 8.45 p.m. Just in time to watch this evening's results of Strictly Come Dancing. Rebecca was pretty beat after all the excitement today and decided not even to read before going to sleep.

Today is also David's eldest brother's birthday. Of course I made Paul a card. I'm a strong believer that when something works you shouldn't be afraid to use it again. I've done something like this before, and I liked it, so here's the encore:

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc., ribbon, Alphabet sticker: American Crafts, Button: SEI, Circle Punch: Fiskars, Circle Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities, Marker: ZIG (Brown), Corner Rounder: Woodware

A few weeks ago we spent the day at my brother-in-law's house, where most of the Gibbons' cousins were together. I took the opportunity to take some pictures as the weather conditions were excellent for it. I used my 50mm lens for all the shots. Besides the card I made for Paul, I also created a little mini album of all four of his daughters. It was a surprise, but I had my sister-in-law as an accomplice to provide me with a short list to describe each of his girls and their relationships to add to the album. Besides 5 of their characteristics he also thought they were all very beautiful. That's what became the title:

On the next pages are Louise's children. Even though they are not Paul's daugthers (!) I felt they needed to be included. And who wouldn't they are gorgeous:

Supplies - Chipboard mini album: Basic Grey, Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Alphabet stickers: American Crafts Foam + Chipboard Thickers, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Pearls: KaiserCraft, Die-Cut flowers: Quickutz, Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart, Clear Stamps: Autumn Leaves + Inkadinkado + Little Yellow Bicycle + Technique Tuesday, Markers: ZIG + Stabilo + Kikki.K, Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black) + Stampin'Up (Turquoise), Buttons: SEI + various, Ribbon: Haberdashery, Clear sheet: Shortcut Sheetloads

It's almost 11 p.m.... time for me to rest my head as well. Tomorrow's another sunny day. Enjoy!


Peet said...

Twee supergave creaties, Lisette!!!!

Creabee said...

wat een mooi minialbum is dit geworden leuke vorm en mooie kleuren

Rozella said...

Mooi zeg Lisette, heel stijlvol met dat donkere papier. En wat een leuke bloem heb je in elke rechterbovenhoek gebruikt.Heel apart, welke pons is dit.

Ingrid said...

Stunning mini album, Lisette and beautiful pics of Paul's daughters and granddaughters. Don't you just love this Hometown collection by October Afternoon? You made him a beautiful card too.


Sharli said...

Your gift album is absolutely stunning - I'm sure he was very impressed and will treasure it! The card is great, too, I love the pattern and it looks good in these colors!

Marja Sch said...

Wat een geweldig mini album is dit. Zo mooi gedaan. Gr marja