Welcome little William

Hi! It’s been a full on month! I can’t believe we are nearly in NOVEMBER?!!!!  What the??  How did that happen!?  Crazy stuff!

Two weeks ago a new little man was bought into the world by my very talented Sister-in-Law, Carmel and her husband, Adam.  William David is soooo cute! And of course as the Aunty I had to be there asap to sniff and snuggle.  I wish I was closer so I could have cuddles everyday!

But! I digress as I could talk about how delicious tiny little babies are all. day. long!!  Here’s the piece of art I made for the little man’s room and the card to match:

And a bit of a close up:

And then the card:

Which looks very out of alignment….but I don’t think it looked that bad in real life! LOL

And because no post about a baby is complete without a picture of said baby….meet my darling nephew, William David…

I’ve scheduled a couple of posts for the next couple of days so don’t fall over when I post consecutively!!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!! I’ve been quite busy this last few weeks.  We had the baby shower for my friend Becky and then the last week of school.  Last weekend hubby and I skipped off (alright! we actually drove!) child free to the Sunshine Coast for a gorgeous wedding in some awesome gardens overlooking the coast.  Bliss.  I indulged in more alcohol than was necessarily good for me and had a lovely relaxing time.  Before the school holiday madness started!  This week has seen me chasing my tail (well, not my actual tail, just my figurative one!) and my children.  I have good intentions to blog more regularly but I just don’t seem to get there.  Oh well! I’m here now!!

In the last week of school I whipped up 3 “bunny boxes” for Kate & Tom’s teachers and then needed another 3 for Alexandra’s teachers and the (most awesome) Nanny (whom we love and cannot do without) (just in case she reads this!).  I got my original idea from Danni Graves here.  But since then have seen variations of them popping up on the internets.  As cute things are want to do!  My pics are just my very ordinary iPhone photos as my camera wasn’t to be found!

A variety of punches were used along with the Top Note Big Shot die and the Fancy Favour box as the umm well, box! LOL. If you really really want to know, just email me. Oh yeah, and forgive the one on the left, he/she had eye surgery minutes before this photo was taken and the surgeon possibly wasn’t paying as much attention as she should have been!

We’ve also been getting crafty with some other Wascilly Wabbits this last few days and made some little bunnies for the kids to give their friends. Again these pics are just done on the iPhone.  Hoping with all my bits and pieces crossed to be getting a fandangled SLR camera for a combined Mothers Day and Birthday as i’m lucky enough for them to fall in the same month. Yay. I can’t promise my pictures will be any better though! LOL

The bunny itself I saw somewhere on a blog and cannot for the life of me remember where.  Theirs was brown, and very cute!  I changed a few things and then added the little “cup” for the single egg to go in the back.  I had to put a base on the bunnies as they weren’t very stable without it.  It was awful, one of the eggs fell out and cracked! I did the only thing a responsible mother could do.  I ate the faulty egg before it could distress my children.  I know.  Always making sacrifices! LOL

The other pictures i’ll leave you with (ugh again with the iPhone!) are just some quickies from Becky’s Baby Shower.  It was awesome!

Ok, that’s it!  I’ve got nothin’ else.  If I find the time tomorrow, i’ll take some pictures of the cards and box a group of lovely young ladies made at a kids class I ran this week.

Hope you have a happy and safe Easter.

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!

Mad
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Catching Up

Hi again.  I haven’t been madly creating in all this time i’ve been away.  I’m not sure what we’ve been doing.  Life I think!!  LOL

The paper flowers below were a get well gift to Mark’s Nan who had some surgery on her knee a month or two back.  I wanted something more lasting than flowers but just as cheerful!  I’m pretty sure she liked them!! (Big thanks to Vickie for the box & Cello!)

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And then the card to go with.  It’s also a card we made at a Big Shot Workshop that I did here.

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Gotta love Petal Pizazz!!!

Must keep running now.   I do have a couple of other things I have made recently which need to be photographed, so hopefully it won’t be a gazillion days until i’m back!!

Until then,
Happy Stamping!!

Mad

Butterflies for Hope

My God Daughter Hope turned three a few weeks ago and I wanted to make her something special.  I get many comments on my butterfly canvas so I decided I would make one for Hope.  With the use  of my trusty tool the BIGSHOT I could customise her wall hanging with her name!!

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I used a variety of pink designer series papers.  Raspberry Tart (still on special this week!!), Sweet Always, Pink Pirouette Patterned paper.  I couldn’t find my paint after the move so I improvised on the base.  I used Mod Podge all over the canvas and then scrunched a layer of tissue paper over the top and then repeated.  I was very happy with the textured effect!  I’m afraid my photography was a bit off the morning I took the pictures as the sun wasn’t quite up and we had a drive ahead of us to see the birthday girl!

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!!
Mad

More Top Notes!!

Ok, last post on the Top Note for the moment.  I’ll try to make something else to post soon!!  LOL

I had seen somewhere on the big wide internet someone had made a little tissue box holder using top notes and I thought ooh wouldn’t it make a good Note holder??  So I made it. See, see!!

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My only problem was that I made the box part so deep that I had to “stuff” the bottom to make it look fuller.  I had cut up goodness knows how many pieces of A4 paper to use & I’d had enough!!  On my next one, I will go for a box that’s not quite as deep!!!  LOL

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!
Mad