Monday, 23 August 2010

The date is set!!!

What a few weeks/months it has been, so many ups and downs and it's been very busy! I'm really happy to say that one of our biggest goals this year has now been met though!!! We have set a date for our wedding!!! We will be tying the knot on 9th September 2011!!! I can not wait! I love Adrian so much and it will be fantastic to finally be Mr and Mrs! We have been together nearly nine years now and engaged for three, so it will be lots of fun planning our big day at last. We are hoping the ceremony will be at the church here in Brinklow (awaiting confirmation as there is a new vicar starting in September, but I've been told there shouldn't be a problem) and we have booked and paid our deposit on a beautiful venue, near Leamington Spa, called Wethele Manor. Wethele is just the sort of place we were looking for, somewhere with character and rustic charm, simple and elegant without being pretentious, somewhere where our guests would feel at home and Wethele ticks all those boxes. It is a family run place and they are very friendly and accommodating, which allows us to have what we want, we have exclusive use of the manor farmhouse, the barns and marquee. I have so many ideas for decorating etc it's untrue!! I can't wait to really get stuck into the planning and organising. It's a year away but if the last year is anything to go by it will be here before we know it!! So I better get cracking.

I'm in the process of designing and making save the date cards and I'll share those as soon as they are sent out. I'm decorating a chipboard album that will be my wedding planner/idea book, so watch this space for those.

In the mean time I have made a few little thank you notelets with some of my Papertrey Ink supplies, as I really don't have much of a card stash lately. This needs to change as I have been wanting to put some things in my Etsy shop for a while now, but with the wedding to save and pay for I think I need to make this a reality, the extra pennies will definitely come in handy. I'm always getting asked by work colleagues etc ask for cards and it will be great to direct them to my Etsy shop, I will also perhaps start a Folky shop too, so there is more choice where to shop for my goodies. For anyone interested I will link them on here when they are up and running. I know that most of you that visit make your own but just thought I'd mention it for those that don't. I may have try to do some mini kits, possibly PTI for the crafters out there, so that may be worth a look!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Hello again!

I also had my assignment to get done amongst, visiting my mum at hospital, then at home and going to work etc. I work at the hospital my mum was at so at least I could keep an eye on how she was doing whilst at work etc. We were also trying to sort our wedding venue and date out too. Thankfully my assignment has now been submitted, I just have a presentation to work on now, then I go to Cambridge on Tuesday/Wednesday to complete the course and deliver the presentation. So it will be a sigh of relief once it is all completely out of the way! I just have to hope I pass the course then, which I will not find until September, so fingers crossed. It was one thing after another since I went on the course and was set the work, first the bereavement of my great aunt, then my mum being ill, so it's been a challenge!! It is also my last shift working on the ward tomorrow, those of you that follow my blog might know that I got a specialist nurse role last year but as the hours were not enough I still worked one day a week on the ward to make my pay cheque balance, well thankfully after a long wait I will now be doing my stoma care nurse role full time, which is great as I can concentrate on this now. So I'm hoping that now with the course out the way etc I can get back to some sort of normality, whatever that is! lol. Anyway enough of me waffling on!

I don't have much to show you yet other than a few things I hadn't had chance to post, so here is a card I made for a dear friend's housewarming rec

Supplies: Images and sentiments - Papertrey Ink, Wonderfully Whimsical and Up, up and away sets/cardstock - Papertrey Ink and SU/Buttons and twine - Papertrey Ink/other - Baker's twine - Stampeezee.

Also my friend Gemma and I indulged our obsession with all things PTI a little more!! This helped to cheer me up the other week, my collection is really growing now, yipee! I don't feel too guilty indulging as I have sold an awful lot of my SU stamps etc on ebay recently, so it made some money and space for more PTI yumminess!! With my birthday coming next month I'm sure I may get to indulge a little more, then the purse strings will have to tighten as we will be saving hard for our big day!

On the subject of our wedding, we have chosen a venue and date, just need to sort a few things then I can shout about it from the rooftops!! lol. Can you tell I'm excited?! I'm sure there will be save the date cards, wedding planner journals and inspiration folder projects galore on here soon!! I've got some wedding invitations I made for a friend to share too, so stay tuned, I'm back and itching to create!!