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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Welcome to the world!

My boss's son and daughter-in-law welcomed their new baby daughter to the world on Friday. Not sure if their little boy, Logan, welcomed his little sister but I'm sure he'll soon get used to her! They are calling her Isla. Isn't that a lovely name? So far I've made one card but I have some images stamped ready to make another one plus a "big brother" card. I took some images to my crop yesterday to colour. Unfortunately I forgot to take my Promarkers. What an idiot! Luckily I had my crochet in the car so I just had to do that instead.

I made this today and I must apologise for the photo as you can see some sticky pads under the hood of the pram. Luckily it doesn't look as bad as this in real life.

Pram :- Marianne. One of my favourite dies.
Sentiment :- A Word for You from Stampin' Up!
Lace :- From my local craft shop. Only 20p/metre so I bought 3m and 3m of blue.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

Challenges for this card :-
Less is More :- Sketch.
In the Pink :- Diecuts and Punches.

It's been a funny day here. I mentioned yesterday that our minister was retiring after being here for exactly 40 years. This morning was his last service and in spite of a horrendous morning of wind and heavy rain there was a good turnout. Some people, needless to say, had never seen the inside of the church for many years. Of course they were still very welcome and I'm sure Rodger appreciated their presence.

It was quite an emotional service and at one point Rodger had to take a moment to compose himself before he could carry on. We always have tea and coffee and a biscuit in the hall after the service and when Rodger and Alison and their children, Barbara and Paul eventually managed to reach the hall - it took a while for them to speak to everyone - there was yet another cake to cut and photos to take. Alison says she will be at the Guild tomorrow night for the last time. We will really miss her there, she's a lovely lady and not at all pushy and very much just one of us.

On Friday evening on of our elders presented Rodger and Alison with a scrapbook of their time in Cruden Parish. It's a very, very big scrapbook. The lady who made it was at the crop yesterday and was still finishing it so I was lucky enough to have a good look at it. It's very impressive and I'm sure they will look at it time and time again. It was funny to see some of the people who are still with us who were very young then. It was also fascinating to see all the people who are gone now. We have been here 25 years so a lot of the photos and occasions were familiar.

Sorry to bore you all but this has been an important week for us here in the parish of Cruden in Aberdeenshire!

I suppose I'll need to do my ironing now. I'm hoping to have a bit more time now to craft as I'm officially not working on a Tuesday afternoon now unless I'm need for holiday or illness cover.

Kat xx


  1. A beautiful, elegant baby card, I love the simplicity of it.
    The sentiment is great.
    My sister Hazel and I are going to a Stamping Up Day next Saturday we are really looking forward to it. I am hoping to get some of their great stamps.
    Glad you have had a good weekend, just hope your new minister is as good as the one leaving.
    Have a great week

    Patricia xx

  2. You new baby card is a delight Kat and I am sure it will be warmly received.

    Hope you got through the demon ironing, one of the jobs I hate.

    B x

  3. Hi Kat, great baby card, loving the pram.
    Shame you forgot your pens at the crop...crochet to the rescue. I did some at ours too. It's so much easier to carry around isn't it?
    Have a super crafty week, I'm sure the minister loved the scrapbook.
    Hugs Erika.

  4. Gorgeous..Thanks for joining us at In The Pink..Hugz Gayle xx

  5. This looks super Kat, that's a great die!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Very pretty pram die, lovely card Kat :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. This is really cute Kat! love that die! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. What a lovely card to welcome a little one to the world Kat! It sounds as if you've had an eventful week and I'm so pleased your minister's final service went well. It's not surprising he and his wife are quite emotional after such a long time! Vicky x


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