Yesterday was a fabulous day for my family as one child was baptised and one confirmed. Although the baptism was at Phil's church as that is where the kids go to church, as we were taking the service together, Phil suggested that I baptise Carys as he had baptised Hywel. It was a truly awesome moment. I am amazed I didn't cry as I cry at everything - but was pleased I didn't.
Photos will follow as the event was filmed rather than photographed. The church had a new screen so the whole thing was projected as it happened. Hywel and another girl at Church were confirmed and made members. that is another big step of faith. We had a little party at home to celebrate and both Carys' godparents were there. We made the mistake of having a lot of ordained godparents which means it is not always easy for them to come to things on Sundays! But both Anna and Sarah were there. We haven't seen Sarah for ages and it was both happy and sad as we all missed her husband Rob (the ordained one!) as he died 5 years ago from cancer.
I made some cards (obviously). I wasn't too pleased with the baptism one although I later added a pierced edge which helped. I had gone for tone on tone texture. The papers are doodlebug and so are the stickers. the cross is made using an Anna Griffin punch and a yellow circle one.Also some doodlebug ribbon, Docrafts glitter brads and some stickles. Hmmm
the confirmation card for a girl was made using some new to me fab K and CO glitter papers and more doodlebug stickers
those stickers appear AGAIN on Hywel's card but this time in black with cosmo cricket get happy papers and a paper frill. This one I like!
Today after waving goodbye to the family members who stayed for the weekend (can you beleive they were all gone by 9:30?) I made a card for the Pink Elephant challenge using a sketch by my Funky Hand team mate Carol.
It uses Basic Grey offbeat papers and stickers, BG rub ons, a cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestability dies and Making Memories letters. And I even decorated the inside!
all the same stuff with the addition of some lace tape.
If this post seems a little rushed it is - as I have a hubby waiting for some late supper :)