Welcome little one…

Ok, so I lied yesterday!  I didn’t think I’d get the chance to get back here.  Umm…can anyone say “Procrastination”??!!  LOL.  I *should* be packing and sorting.  Ah well…there is always tomorrow, right??

This morning I had to get a few gifts and one of those was just  a wee present for a new baby girl!  I grabbed some cute little bibs in some deliciously girly colours as even though the couple I’m sending the gift to have already got a child, it’s not pink!!  lol.  So therefore the colours in the middle bib dictated the colours I used on the box and card.  I am now officially in love with Sahara Sand, Regal Rose & Melon Mambo!!  Gorgeous!!

I whipped up this box and decorated it fairly quickly on my return (by quickly, I mean in less than 2 hours! That’s quick right?).  I used the Nursery Necessities and Sweet Little Sentiments.  The “windows” were cut with the curly label punch and I used a Stampin’ Up! Window behind it.

babypaigebox&card

babypaigecard

babypaigebox

So, you like??  I like! I hope the recipient likes!!

Until next time (which really might not be for a week or so this time eh? lol)

Mad
xo

Looking back and looking forward….

Hi hi hi!!  This week sees us settling on our new (flat, no stairs) house and contemplating the move of all our crap err stuff from our current home to the new one!  I will be internet-less from Friday onwards.  EEK.  After being so good with posting this last week, I didn’t want to let you down so I have trawled through the ‘puter to find stuff you may not have seen, thus the looking back! (clever, no?! lol)

Here is a card I sent my Secret Sister from round 2 of the swap I was in last year.

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If you’d like to know products, then shoot me an email and i’ll fill you in!!

I hope to get back to posting sometime this week, no promises though!!  I’m looking forward (see!)  to making this new house into our home.  I’m hoping that it will make Lara’s (and mine & Mark’s) life a little easier to not have to be taken up and down the stairs.  I am looking forward to creating wonderful memories in this new house and sharing it with our family and friends!

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!
Mad

You’re on {top note} my mind…

Hi!!  I posted three days in a row!!  How exciting was that?!  I’m even back today with another card made with new Mini goodness!!  Are you beside yourselves with excitement?  Even a little bit? lol

This card was created using the Big Shot Top Note Die, I used Inspired by Nature and Upsy Daisy stamp sets.  The colours are Soft Suede, tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.  I know this card isn’t an “original” idea, i’ve seen them around before.  But I loved the effect and will be doing it again soon(ish).

you're on my mind

We settle on our new (very flat..as in no stairs) house on Monday.  Still trying to sell this one and I can tell you that trying to keep it clean with 3 kids running around and the 4th being ill is not fun.  Nope.  Not fun at all!  I am a bit over trying to keep it perfect for open homes and possible calls for viewings.  Hard work!!  I much rather leaving the dishes until 3 minutes before hubby walks in the door!!  rofl  (Shh don’t tell anyone but I have a very big lazy bone!!)

Anyway!  Hope this week has been good to you!!
Until Next time!
Happy Stamping!!

Mad
xo

Fox and Friends come out to play

Hi!!!  Me again!!  Don’t fall over that this will be the third post in as many days!!!  I’m just beside myself that I got organised enough to do it!!  Can’t make any promises that it will continue though!!  LOL

When I first saw the Fox and Friends set in the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue I fell in love with the little animals.  I love them all!!  So cute.  It was one of the first sets on my list of must haves.  I got to break them all out the other day and have a play.  I went with a clean and simple kinda style with bright and bold colours.  I’m on a bit of a Teal and Mustard kick at the moment.  May have something to do with the fact that Teal is leaving me in a few months with the new Colour Renovation that’s going to happen.

I started with this card first and then from that made the little box and set of four cards to match.  Too cute.

fox and friends1

fox and friends2

fox and friends3

Hope you like them!

Until next time!
Happy Stamping!!

Mad
xo

Happy Birthday dear Claire!!!

Another birthday of another dear and wonderful friend (and best neighbour in the WHOLE WORLD).  I’ve kept Claire’s card fairly simple, as she’s not an over the top kinda girl!  I used a stamp from the set That’s Funny and kept with the colours I know (think) she likes.

claire birthday

I’ve used Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry.  A few large crystal brads and a bit of ribbon and it was done.  I coloured the image (badly) using my ink pads and blender pen.  The inside of the card reads “….since I tend to scare normal people away! Glad we’re friends!”

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Claire!!!! xoxoxoxo

Mad

For Megan…

Just a little quick post this morning.  I’ll work on getting some other posts  up this week!!  I have done a little stamping this week.  Not too much as it seems to be impossible for me to create without making a mess!  Hard to imagine I know!!

My beautiful and very dear friend (and downline) Megan celebrated her birthday last week.  I was SO organised and had made her a little card and had a present ready because I was going to see her on the weekend.  And then, I left it at home!  So typically me!  So Meges, here is the card lovely and you’ll have to wait for the gift!!

megans card

megans card1

I made her an easel card/desktop calendar “thing”.  And that is definately the technical term for it!  I’ve used the very new Soft Suede along with More Mustard & Taken with Teal.  I’ve used Vintage Vogue as well.  Hope you like it!!

Also because sometimes Megan thinks I’m fibbing, i’m recording here a few photos of my very tidy craft room!  I know it’s only tidy because we are having open homes, however, it is still tidy and that counts!!  lol!! So Meges, PROOF!!  hahaha (you know I love you!)

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Happy Stamping!!

Mad
xo

A case of baskets or a basket case??

Hi!!  Remember me???  Yeah, I know! I know!  It’s been a while!  I do however have legitimate excuses for the absence in blogland!  My Lara has been quite ill and was in hospital for a week.  We are also in the process of selling our house and buying another one!  Crazy chaotic hectic life!!  Just imagine how much crap   err I mean stuff that a family of 6 can accumulate!!  We’ve been madly de-cluttering and getting ourselves sorted.  I had an immaculate craft room (Megan, it’s true!!) but the kids and I have been crafting away making some Easter Baskets.  I had misplaced my camera so I couldn’t take pictures of the room, but we’ve another open home next weekend so when it’s all beautiful again, i’ll take some photos and show you what i’m leaving (sob sob).

Ok, so the baskets!  Sorry I get a little chatty when i’ve been away from you for a while!  So without further ado, the plethora of baskets we’ve been making!

First up the little mini baskets for some children we’ll be seeing at a bbq on Easter Monday.  They are just made from a 6×6″ piece of card stock.  I’ve also added a little insert with a hole punched out so they don’t wobble about in there!
mini baskets

Then the basket I’ll be giving my next door neighbours.  Claire doesn’t eat chocolate (I know! A sin!) but David does.  So there are some jubes for Claire and some Chocolate for David!

pitchers basket

I’ve used the new Window Sheets from SU! to make the base of the box.  You can get them in the NEW MINI CATALOGUE!

pitchers basket2

The next two baskets are for the children next door.

jenna&billy baskets

And these little beauties, well!  They are the fantastic creations of three of my munchkins!!  We have from left to right: Alexandra, Katelin & Thomas.  All a little different, just like the kids themselves.

kids easter baskets

And below are all the baskets on the end of my table!  I’ve actually still got a couple more to make but after this lot should find the next couple a doddle to whip up!

easter baskets

All of the Designer series papers used in the above baskets are retired.  I’m trying very hard to use up some of my stash.  It’s actually a bit embarrassing how much stuff I really do have!

I hope that you have a happy & safe Easter break!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!
Mad
xo