Thursday, 8 January 2015


It seems ages and ages since I was on my machine just for myself..must be well over 3 weeks! What with Christmas. New Year and our Grandsons 18th..been one busy lady...Daughter came for Christmas went home, then came again last week for the party...Trying very hard now to get back to what I call my normal!
So It's a looooong post today. 

This stamp is called Bearly Full of Truffles! Coloured  in just a grey pencil with pops of yellow! Embossed it three times with a clear embossing powder, popped it into the fridge, scrunched it up, then distress over it with tea dye.. Papers from stash..The sentiment came with a digi I bought from..From The Heart Digital Stamps 
There's an optional sketch over at House-Mouse and friends this week pop over and take a peek!

Challenges entering...

House-Mouse & Friends ~ Anything Goes with a Sketch {Sketch is Optional}
Gruffies & Guests ~ Buttons & Bows with the option of Anything Goes

This is a photo taken nearly 18 years ago! Our eldest Grandson had just come home for the very first time...He was  born 12 weeks early in January and they kept him in until April...Which was 12 weeks! We went to hospital ever day when I'd finished work to peek at him in his incubator. I even had to make tiny jumpers  for him when he came home as  new born were to large!

This is Josh now!
Taken on Saturday at his Birthday party..Over 6 ft tall and in his last year at College.
 University calls in September!
Makes me very sentimental just thinking about it!

Thank you sooo much for calling...


Chris said...

OOooh, hasn't he grown!!! Don't the years fly by, those 18 years probably went by in a flash for you Chrissy, but it's wonderful to look back and remember the baby years! You must be so proud of your handsome, strapping grandson!
As for your card, I love it! It really made me laugh, the blissful look on the cute bear's greedy little face!Love the way you've coloured, embossed and 'cracked' it, a lovely effect!

fabiola jaques said...

ce qu'il est grand et mignon ton fils...ah le temps file...ta carte est trop sympa, c'est presque moi a Noel...ah ah ah! biz

Dee said...

Welcome back! Love your fun card! That's a great technique.

Sending belated Happy Birthday wishes. Love the photos. Isn't is amazing how fast the years go by?

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Chrissy, and fab photo's of your grandson
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Aww, Chrissy, love the pictures of your Grandson. Probably seems impossible that it has been 18 years. He sure grew into a good looking young man!

Love how you colored in the image with a pencil. Papers are so pretty too. Thanks for joining the fun and sharing your card with us at the House Mouse nd Friends Monday Challenge.


Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Chrissy. I love the image and beautiful colours.
Belated birthday wishes to your Grandson, fabulous photos!
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

What a handsome man....time flies and as we get older it speeds past us so quickly. I have my two grandies here at the moment and one will be 15 soon and her brother 12. I still remember times with them as babies,...
Great card Chrissie, image and colours as well.. :)

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Chrissy said...

What a strapping lad he has turned into Chrissy..Happy 18th Birthday Josh..fabby card too Chrissy..great technique never heard of craft going in the fridge but as it worked then all is good..glad to see you back.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Awwww who would believe it? He's grown up into a fine big lad after all the worry he must have given you 18 years ago. My niece was born 3 and half months prem, spent almost 4 months in ICU she's now 21! Fabulous card Chrissy love the image - who doesn't like to do that?? Great papers with it too! Susan x

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at House mouse and friends monday challenge.
CraftyNatalie {GDT}

America said...

Lovely way to color Gruffies. Love that look of gray contrasting the yellows. 18 years sure flew by. Amazing how quickly children grow. Hes handsome. Congrats.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Hi Chrissy

Happy New Year to you and yours. A fabulous Gruffie to start us off (I love the way you've kept the image monochrome. It looks great).

Doesn't time fly! Glad to hear you all had such a great time for your Grandson's 18th. Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it.


Sue B said...

Happy New Year Chrissy! hope 2015 will be a Happy and Healthy year for you!
Glad it's not just me struggling to get back into some sort of routine!! Lol
Aww this little fella is SO adorable… it could be me with my xmas choccies!! :-) Love the crackled effect of background and those scrummy papers are just perfect for this fab card! :-)
Love the photos of Josh… my he has grown into a handsome young man…. Chrissie (my daughter) was 10 weeks premature and we dressed her in dolls clothes at first. It's amazing how quickly they grow though.
Hope you have a good evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well that 12 week early thing didn't slow Josh down any that's for sure. Love you card. Enjoy the simple things--especially if the simple things are truffles! Whee!

Jacee said...

Great card chrissy, love the image, so sweet.
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, they are really nice to see.
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great story and an awesome update! Another milestone heading to college. I'm not quite understanding 18 years ago having a grandson....haha. You must had been a child

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 185!

Love the festive gold on your card...
Teresa Collins would be proud!

It is amazing how fast 18 years pass isn't it Gwamma!

♥ Sue Kment

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Blue and silver with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and brilliant design.
Thank you for joining us at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Snoopy said...

Beautiful card, Chrissy! So glad you had some to create again. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy :D

Natascha said...

Hello Chrissy!
I love your card and how you used the papers! Thank you so much for playing along with our first Challenge 2015 over at House Mouse and Friends. Hope to see you again real soon.

Hugs, Natascha

Kate T said...

That's a beautiful creation, thanks for joining in the House Mouse Challenge, If you love House Mouse check out my blog candy! over at my blog Kato's Crafty Creations, Kate x