Merry Christmas to you all

Just a quick post tonight to wish all those who stop by a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!  I’m going to leave you with a picture of some of my Christmas Gifts.  I have been having an online discussion with some of my fellow SU Demos about how they wrap their gifts – in a theme or just willy nilly.  I tend toward a theme…this year it’s silver and red.  I love those colours together!  My only disapointment this year was my lack of time to make all the tags matchy matchy.  I resorted to stick on ones….the shame!! (kidding!) Tell me – Do you do the matching thing or is it just whatever paper tickled your fancy?

On that note, I shall leave you in 2008 with the silver and red specialness of co-ordinating Christmas gifts!!  May your Christmas be Merry & your New Year Bright!!

See you all in 2009 with more creations!!  Stay safe this holiday season!

Love
Mad

AWOL from blogging…

Hello everyone.  So sorry i’ve been absent from the land of blogging.  Dear little Lara has taken up a huge chunk of my time and energy.  She has had another stint in hospital and a barrage of tests to determine what’s going on with her.  She has been a little slow to get started but is packing on the weight now!

Here she is looking very unimpressed with her new hat!!  Perhaps it’s the attractive bell Aunty Mary-anne sewed on the tip!! 

Another photo to share with you is the Dunn Family at Lara’s Baptism this weekend just gone.  Aren’t we a spunky lot eh??

So other than trips to the hospital, orthopeadic surgeon, physiotherapist, finishing Christmas Shopping and day to day life with 4 small wee children what have I been up to??  Well I finished the wedding invitations for my brother and his fiance. Here is a peak at what they looked like -

Yes, I did cut out all those hearts by hand!!  But they looked purty! 

And here they were in the box ready to be put in envelopes and delivered -

 

I was also crazy enough in amongst all this to make 50 of these cute little Santa Boxes for the kids to take to their teachers and friends at school and daycare.

Santa was made with a quarter of a sheet of Real Red Cardstock and a variety of punches.  I got the original idea off Splitcoast Stampers.  The kids helped to make them and each pouch had two little Christmas toffees in them.  Very cute and a big hit with the recipients!

So if I don’t post again between now and next week, I hope all my readers have a Happy & Healthy Christmas & New Year!!  Thanks for visiting me & I hope that next year I can get my proverbial together enough to begin creating and blogging a bit more regularly!!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping!!
Mad