Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Forest Fest Photo's

Hi everyone, at last....here are the promised photo's 
from the  recent 'Forest Fest' we attended.
It was an after wedding celebration for our
daughter's husbands brother and wife, they were 
married two days earlier.
It was  held at the groom's parents house. The house
 is  in the middle of a forest.... literally, so perfect for
 this celebration.
Btw. it was also the venue for our daughter's wedding
reception 4 years ago...it rained so heavily though,
such a shame. The weather was fabulous this time
Still cannot believe all the work Steve and Sarah
put into it all....anyway you will see yourself. They
 wanted  a magical forest celebration.... I think they
 achieved it.
The words I kept hearing from everyone were
"Wow this is just amazing"
Steve built the stage,treehouse,the sweet booths and most 
things you see here and carved lots of  things too,
 even a totem pole!
So here goes.......
The Venue
The Happy Couple ....vintage theme!
The amazing cake!
The cake flavours......tasted so yummy !

The sweetie booths.

These proved very popular, top quality ice creams and cones.
A chocolate fountain, a candy floss machine and a booth
with most sweets you can imagine. Built by Steve and 
put together/decorated/painted by our daughter.
Every single sweet was eaten according to our daughter.
I think all the kids were on a sugar high all day/evening lol !
Lots of children attended and they all had such a great time.
In the evening they all had dayglow sticks and dayglow 
jewellery, quite a sight to behold dashing about.
The Mart Inn...their name is Martin, all the drinks were in here.
I helped to set everything up, about 200 expected....yikes! some camped overnight too.

So much to do and see.
There was croquet....
4x4 bumpy rides in the forest....they had a special track as both Steve and our SIL love it.
A large tree swing.....

Also see the face on the tree above..a few of these around to spot.
Another tree swing....we used loads of ribbon to decorate them
A children's craft area and even a face painting expert...
So much craft stuff, this is only a fraction of it....

Most of us got a rub on tattoo...mine was a small spider :)
Then along the forest trail.....
A tree house....built just for the day.... hammocks were added underneath later too I noticed.
Lots of old keys hanging from branches near the tree house...
A carved totem pole....

A tree den...
Some steam punk stuff  here and there....
A woodland suite... hay bales for a mattress...
A frame for photo's....
A stage built for the live group....
Faces to spot.....
Fairies dotted everywhere.....
More fairies.....esp lots in old trees...
and frogs......

Lots of bird song and frogs sounds set off
 when you entered paths....so magical...a child's dream.
Wooden sculputres....
Lots of seating..and another face to spot...
and more seating....
Yummy food...just setting up here... 9 quiches made by the family and so tasty!

Soooo many boxes of these.... and strawberries and fresh fruit for dessert.
Pretty flowers...
Pretty colours too.....and night lights in little 'tents' later on.
The craft area was a big hit, esp. the face painting..
Me and my beautiful daughter...
We had just helped to finish doing the tables and swings,
also putting all the food out etc. Glad of a sit down too.
How my chest looks so near the floor here I do not
know......it isn't. My beads have risen up to neck also
for some unknown reason  ...make allowances lol.
The several glasses of  homemade Elderflower champagne
 we were plied with while doing jobs not helping either
..........but lovely !
and one with daddy too :)......
Good fun was had by all.....

The group were just fabulous......all friends of the groom...
They played all night too......
and yet more food at night....
A big bonfire for the evening....kept us all toasty...I sat next to a fireman :)
Then a big screen was put up later and they showed the Star Wars film...
I have been to a few 'do's here now and they always put on a  fabulous
 party. So many multi talented singers/ musicians in the family too,there
 is often a stage and they all do their 'pieces'.
Sometimes its funny  poetry too,we have been amazed by the 
confidence of the children. One  decided to just gave an amazing
 speech at our daughter's wedding.It was soo clever and funny...think
 he was about nine!
Sometimes in the evening Steve does fire-eating and swings buckets
 of fire ...oh my! he and his brother ( and our SIL) stand by the
large pond just in case he told us lol.
 So we always feel very excited to attend. So many lovely
 people here...we had such a lot of laughs.
This sums it all up I think .....:)
Everyone just loved it all, and we suggested they do it every year
.......but that didn't go down too well lol ! The bride and groom
and our SIL all work for an events company...I think it shows lol.
So there it is......hope you have enjoyed seeing it all.
.....One last pic, I caught our DD peeking from behind a tree :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Cute bunny card

Good afternoon everyone, I hope all is well with you today.
As it's Saturday yet again I have another 'Less is More'
card to share with you.
The theme this time is.........
"Anything in the animal kingdom will do, it doesn't have
 to be a one layer this time but we still want to see that
 Clean and Simple style."

Luckily I had just printed out this super cute bunny image,
so I decided to go with that.

Thanks Christine, another digi image I just HAD to buy
 after visiting your blog. (Your colouring is still just awesome
 too btw. !) You cost me sooo much money  as I think we
 have the same exquisite taste.

 We celebrated our birthdays recently just one day apart too,
...........that explains so much I think !

ps. I am still sorting all the 'Forest Fest' wedding celebration
photo's.I am also making an online album for the bride and
groom.I will post them all very soon, I promise it is worth 
a peek.

 You will see the fabulous sweetie booths made by 
the groom and put together/painted by my dear daughter :)

Also there maybe a rare glimpse of me and my daughter,
which won't be happening too often trust me lol.

All Dressed Up, bunny, digi

White Linen card
Image 'All Dressed Up' digi  'Night night little one'
Glamour dust
Stitch die Paper Smooches
Clear gem from stash
Silicone glue ( for decoupage of flower and legs/feet)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

It's all good card

Hi everyone, sorry I have been missing for a while
 but been super busy lately.
Here is my 'Less is More' card for this weeks
challenge which is a 'one layer' card and......
LIM, CAS, one layer card, foliage
A big welcome to my latest followers also, 
welcome aboard! 
I had a great birthday on the 8th, thank you for 
all the good wishes.So many beautiful pressies too,
 I am one lucky lady! 
Much celebrating of course,
then we have had two lots of relatives visiting &
 hosted two large parties too.
We went to an amazing 'Forest Fest' after wedding
 party. I will do a separate post next for anyone
 who wants a nosey.
 The most amazing wedding celebration
 I have ever been too!!!
I hope to catch up on jobs and relax a bit
 now at last.

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