Thank you for all the lovely comments last time. I did visit everyone who commented, if I didn't return the compliment then it's because I wasn't able to - sorry.
Well I managed to get the gifts for the Baptism of my Great Nephew completed. I did mess up a little bit but couldn't put completely right without ruining it and I didn't have time to start again. :-(
We travelled to the Christening with my brother and his wife. It was in Greens Norton , Towcester. Lovely church and everyone was so welcoming. It was a lovely service , my nephew and his wife are members of the church so it was very personal. Afterwards there was a delicious lunch at the nearby Community Centre.
Sadly mum was not well enough to go. My brother's youngest son and family couldn't attend as one of them was ill. Our eldest son couldn't go either as he was On Call but my D.I.L. and grandsons were there along with our youngest son and family. All but one of mum's great grandchildren were there, she has 13 altogether and another due in May). We managed to get them altogether in one place for a photo - it is lovely. I cannot share as some of the parents do not want their children's photo online - which of course is understandable. It was so good catching up with everyone.
The happy parents, my nephew, his wife and baby Noah.
Below is our eldest grandson Harry and another of my great nephews. Henry born last year.
My Great Niece Tabitha, with youngest grandson Sam and my youngest granddaughter Phoebe with her back to us.
So to my desk
I have been experimenting with Brushos - new to Stampin' Up! and me. I am hoping to use them with six ladies coming to craft on Saturday. However, so far I'm not loving my efforts :-(
Below is the start of one idea
A pile of experimenting :-)
One of the gifts for Noah, not the best photograph - the error I made was to put the 'F' and the '8' too near the edge so it was slightly covered . It was perfct otherwise though the photo doesn't do it justice.
I also made a Mini Album. It had places for writing, photographs, a verse from the Bible about children. I also wrote a message and a verse for Noah. There were also pockets with tags for adding photos etc. I used instructions on construction from Ann Melvin's Blog http://www.positivelypapercraft.co.uk/p/about-me.html I googled for some ideas and it popped up and she had coincidentally used the same papers I was going to use :-) I did change things inside though. Ann makes some lovely things.
Thanks for looking. I will be back to visit as many desks as I can.