Saturday, 29 March 2008

First pictures of Liam

There will be many, many more but just a quick few for now. Liam is tiny, perfect, soft and cuddly and I am in LOVE! Auntie Laura is too and I love this picture of the two of them and the picture of Liam with his big brother and big sister!

A new Baby Grandson

I was right!! My new baby grandson arrived at 2 am this morning.

Louise went into labour yesterday afternoon the day he was due and Laura and I sat with her for a few hours and timed the contractions, they were coming every 5 mins from about 4.30 onwards and by 6.30 she was pacing and holding onto things so her husband came home and I took Ryan and Katie back with me and then took them back with my 2 daughters to their house around 8 pm so they could sleep in their own beds and they thought it was great, having their aunties sleepover and a bag full of goodies that my son Ben had taken them to the shop to buy AND Mummy was going to have their new baby!

My son in law texted me at midnight to say she was well on the way and I had slept for an hour and a half then and from then on I was awake and have been since so gave up and got up!! Then my mobile went at 2 am and my son in law was telling me it's a boy, 8lbs 3oz and he is perfect and Louise is fine and they had told her she could come home at 5am this morning if she wanted to and just take baby back within 24 hrs for a paediatrician to check him so she should be on her way about now How lovely for Ryan and Katie to wake up to their new baby brother at home.

Will post pics later as I will be round there as soon as I can this morning for a photo session and big cuddles.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Big Daisy card

Basic grey 2 scoops background paper, flower is Sizzix bigz daisies die layered using Bazzill Bling, ric rac white paper frill and middle is cuttlebug die, greeting layered using punches.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Spring Tulips

I saw this set of Huggies and just had to have it, the spring colours and flowers made me feel all spring like even with this awful weather, so I put together this card tonight. Hope it makes you all feel spring like too!!

SCAL software for use with Cricut Expression

I deliberated about this for some while but today downloaded the trial version and it is fab - I would highly recommend it! You can get it from here and it makes the machine so much more capable. It is like having a robo combined with the Cricut!!

Friday, 21 March 2008

Baby Boy card

Waiting for the new arrival I have started to make baby cards and as I am convinced it is a boy made this one first! May have to make some pink just in case!!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

6 x 6 paper pads

by K & Co - all now sold thanks.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Sweetie bracelet

I SO want one of these for my birthday!! DH and kids are always asking me what I want and I never know so this year I have taken the plunge and emailed them all the link to Links of London with my customised bracelet so they can chip in together and get it for my birthday - yippee can't wait!!! Not a very good pic but I have limited myself to 3 charms, the handbag, Jackie O sunglasses and a cocktail glass - just about sums me up although I really wanted the shoes too!!! Not long to wait about 7 weeks I think!

Monday, 17 March 2008

Baby Alarm in Tesco's!!!!

We had a false alarm with my daughter this morning. Quite by chance I met up with her in Tesco and decided to stay with her as she had a trolley full of shopping and said I would help her pack and follow her home to unpack. However as we were going through the checkout, she started to have pains and Tesco came to the rescue, helping us to the car with the shopping, offering to call an ambulance etc. Everyone stopped in their tracks, customers too!! I drove her car back to her house with her, unpacked her shopping whilst she coped with the pains and then bought her back to my house but it all stopped! Still I do have a feeling my son in law might be calling me later tonight - watch this space!!!

To keep my mind off things I put this card together. Background made in DIP from several huggies and Daisie kits and the stamp is Hanglar.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Tilda on fence

Using DIP I created the background and front of the card using components from several Huggies sets, printed and cut out and then stuck Tilda on the fence!!

and the winner of the Hanglars is.....

Secret Crafter!!!

I used Mrs Glosser's random number generator and it picked No. 5!!!

Well done Wendy, I have emailed you asking you to send me your address and your Hanglars will be on their way!!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Art Impressions Front & Back stamps

My new stamps arrived this morning and I had to have a quick play! They are such fun, I can see endless possibilities with these and have some more on order!!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Shabby Princess freebie kit

I made this card using the fantastic new free kit from Shabby Princess.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Slider card

I love these cards, they are such fun and so easy to make. Watch out for more of these!!! Junkitz salsa papers, Hanglar image.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Wow have you seen this?!

Pop over to Katharina's blog and see the fab sneak previews of the new High Hopes stamps and Katharina is giving 3 away as blog candy, what a lovely lady!!

Oh my goodness over 5000 hits!

I missed it too! Oh well I am going to offer some blog candy anyway. I will stamp some of the gorgeous Hanglar Stanglar stamps that I have. Just leave me a comment telling me why you would like some of the Hanglars!! (Silly question really!!) I will pick someone on 14th March, next Friday.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Race for Life

My daughters Sian and Laura are taking part in the Race for Life this May. If anyone would like to sponsor them please click on the link on the right. Thanks.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Baby Shower

Taken this afternoon. Ryan and Katie proudly displaying their t-shirts made by Auntie Danni. Katie's saying "I'm the big sister" and Ryan's with a photo of him, Katie and the baby scan saying "and baby makes 3"!!!

Louise got so many presents and it was lovely and she adored my nappy cake :D