Worrisome Weekend & Wonderful Weddings!

Two school friends of my husband have weddings this month and next month, although one is abroad and one is a ‘no children allowed’ wedding so that has pretty much ruled us out of attending either! Although my hubby is going to the evening ‘do’ of the latter. We wouldn’t feel right going to a wedding without the boys as they’ve had so much fun at the ones we’ve been to, meeting other children, dancing and generally being the centre of attention (with the exception of the bride of course!). Our eldest really enjoyed us all getting dressed up last time and proudly declared that ‘we look very smart’! Of course the confetti is great fun too, and he loved collecting it all back up just to throw it again. Surely no wedding is complete without a crying child mid-ceremony? It’s all good fun, but each to their own.

We had a bit of a scare at the weekend, well my husband did, unbeknownst to me as I was merrily spring cleaning in blissful ignorance. He’d taken the boys to the park, and of course, trying to keep track of two small children running in different directions is tricky, and the inevitable happened. In a split second the little one disappeared and my husband began to panic. As you can imagine, with every passing moment the panic gathered momentum, until he was shouting at our eldest to stay put, so as not to lose him too, running around frantically, and gathering support from other parents in the park. This park is next to the very fast flowing River Wharfe, and although there are some railings, they peter out. Some very helpful parents set off to look in opposite directions. Obviously my husband’s worst fear was that he’d end up in the river, being the little fearless daredevil that he is. Thank goodness … another mum got to him just as he was at the end of the railings and brought him back to my husband. He was perfectly calm, unlike Daddy and big brother who were very upset. They all came home very sombre so I knew immediately something had happened. The little daredevil told me he was watching the river and shouting ‘Daddy’. Needless to say, I shed several tears, not only of the relief that he was in my arms but the sickening fear of what could have happened. He ‘weally, weally promise'[d] to never go off again.

Hubby and I had tickets to see ‘Dance ’til Dawn’ on Saturday night – starring Flavia & Vincent from Strictly. I was very reluctant to go out and leave the boys with our babysitter (one of their teachers from nursery) in view of the scare that morning, but we did (the dancing was fabulous!), in the name of keeping things in perspective. However when we got home, little monkey woke up saying something made him feel sad (not sure if it was the upset or us going out) but I was very glad for the unusual interruption and kept him in bed with me for the rest of the night, just so I could have a hand on him and keep him safe. Oh the worry!!! The unfortunate thing is, I know it’s only going to get worse as they get older…. I definitely need stronger drugs to keep me sane!

So onto my card therapy! It’s the first of the wedding cards I needed to make:

Wedding card

Quite flamboyant for me! I am enjoying adding few more layers and embellishments lately. The stamp is LOTV ‘Over the Threshold‘, coloured with my Promarkers. The bigger flowers are made with my Fabulous Phlox die, and the swirls behind them and on the bottom right hand corner of the card are the negative pieces from the Stephanie Weightman Tattered Lace heart die that I’ve placed under the love bird paper (magazine freebie). A couple of my GNPE purchases feature – the butterfly charms, and the very gorgeous swirly Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments and co-ordinating Just Rite Antique Tags Dies.

Wonderful Weddings

Bride & Groom

Wonderful Weddings

Flowers & ribbon

Wonderful Weddings

Initials & embellishments

Wonderful Weddings

Swirly sentiment stamped in ink & clear embossed

Wonderful Weddings

Doily edge insert


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley March Challenge – Crafty Bingo – I have used the top line – ribbons, pearls (liquid), and flowers

Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog – Swirls

Passion for Promarkers Challenge Blog – Embossing (butterfly background and sentiment is clear heat embossed)

Crafty Ribbons Challenge – Anything Goes with Ribbon

Another one my husband doesn’t like – ‘too busy’ in his opinion! He needs to stick to repositories I think – don’t ask, impossible to explain! Any comments from anybody other than my husband though, will be greatly appreciated! (Only joking darling, even if you did lose our smallest offspring).

Have a good week!

Emma x

11 thoughts on “Worrisome Weekend & Wonderful Weddings!

  1. Stunning card with wonderful colours. I adore you fantastic flowers. A real treasure of a card. Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs

  2. beautiful and elegant as usual Emma! the image is so beautifully coloured! and I adore the butterfly charms!!!!
    there is nothing worst that the feeling of not having the little ones on sight! Alaia likes wandering on shops…. hate it! I’m always the mother panicking when I can’t see her! she is sometimes just right behind me!
    feeling a bit aggghhh the last few days… if you know what I mean… I just can’t be bothered! talk soon!
    Mirella DK

  3. oh this is just beautiful. I love to see purples on cards, though I hardly ever use it myself, its just such a beautiful colour.
    Thank you for playing along with us over on the passion for promarkers challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  4. OOOOOh Emma you have been busy again! A lot of work and love has definitely gone in to this card. BEAUTIFUL!!.. As for the boys, just to cheer you…wait till they are teenagers! 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful card, love all the little details such as your lovely flowers and the way you have added glitter to the dress. Love the purple and black ribbon too absolutely stunning card. Don’t worry about your hubby, they become self appointed experts in time and I find I can never really please mine too. He now knows more about who stocks what on the internet than I do. However he recently decided that he is going off LOTV charactor stamps and that I should try some others. He soon got his answer as I love them even if I am slightly addicted. Think I will have to get him his own hobby before he takes over mine. Re your children, I know what you must have gone through, mine are older now but when they were younger we had a couple of moments just like yours. Time just stands still it is so horrible. Just enjoy them while they are young as when they become teenagers they worry you ten times as much. One of mine is going to her first concert at Wembley next month to see 1 Direction and I am going to need morphine to cope with letting her go to London with her friend. You have all this to look forward to. Best wishes Maria

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Samantha, I love the colours and the flowers are lovely!

    I’m glad you’re boys were alright after that little scare! =S

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley ‘Crafty BINGO’ challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  7. wow this is fabulous emma.i love all your stunning details and embossing and really gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at PFP 😀

    xx coops xx

  8. Wow, this is stunning Emma! I love everything about it – the colours, the design and of course the fab embossed base mat! Thanks for joining in my embossing challenge at a Passion for Promarkers this week – good luck! Juliexx

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