Happiness is stamping with friends!


A couple of chums!

T'you Cards ICS Oct14 (3) Chubby Chums Feb15 (4)

Hi bloggies!

I am a little infatuated with these cute Paper Smooches “Chubby Chums” stamp set with matching dies. I have two cards to show you today!

Chubby Chums Feb15 (3)T'you Cards ICS Oct14 (4)You can see I did a similar style on both … colouring 1 image to highlight! I think these stamps are perfect for Male Birthday Cards. The sentiments can be used for a variety of occasions! I just love ’em!

Well … another quick post! But … at least I am here! Hugs xx

Andrea Gold Black Heart

T'you Cards ICS Oct14 (2)

Chubby Chums Feb15 (2)


A couple of Sandy moments!

Hello my friends!

Just sharing a little news for those who might be interested. I know some of you have been with me for several years and will remember when our Sandy was just a young soccer fanatic!


Sandy – aged 10

This year he started playing NSW South Coast Premier League Football in the U-18s division 1. (Not an Australian “A-League” team … but there are possibilities for this to be a feeder to a Sydney team. — But that is still just a dream!) Well anyway, this year he received the golden boot for his football club — highest goal scorer of 1st grade, youth grade (U-21s) and U-18s!!! But even more exciting … he was actually the highest goal scorer for not just his club … but … the whole of the south coast league in all 3 divisions!


Sandy (17) … Port Kembla Football Club Golden Boot Award 2015

And … then … this week he was selected as School Captain for 2016! We are so thrilled. His acceptance speech was just beautiful! One of his best friends, Eden, is vice captain.


Eden (Vice), Dr Kate Bertram (principal), Sandy – 2015/16 School Captain

Sorry for the shout out … but I am just a little proud! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart


Bloom Where You’re Planted

Flower Pot B'day ME May15 (4)

Hi bloggies!

I had so much fun with this cute little “Bloom Where You’re Planted” die set from Taylored Expressions.

Flower Pot B'day ME May15 (1)

TheFlower Pot B'day ME May15 (3) papers I used are from the SU! Sweet Taffy DSP pack. The sweet bright colours were perfect for this happy card. The phrase is from SU! Perfect Pennants stamp set.

Working on a new project … busy busy!

Back asap! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black HeartFlower Pot B'day ME May15 (2)


CAS … always a winner!

Happy Watercolour Jul'14 (4)Hi again bloggies!

Just popping by to share another card … and thIs has been in my files for a while!

Happy Watercolour Jul'14 (1)

I have to give complete credit for this design to a card I found via Pinterest … click here to view original.

Happy Watercolour Jul'14 (3)I used Vanilla Card just for a change from my favoured white … and was really happy with the softer result. I am such a bling junkie and added a little to give it a lift and then doubted my decision. Bling + Sympathy??? Not really appropriate???

We are off down the coast for the last weekend of the school holidays. It is a long weekend here in NSW and the beginning of daylight savings too! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous and warm. Yay! Bring on the sunshine! The WHOLE family is coming! I am sooo happy! It is going to be wonderful. Hope all is good in your little part of the world! Hugs xx

Andrea Gold Black Heart

Happy Watercolour Jul'14 (2)


I love school holidays!

Birthday Ombre Mar15 (4)

Hi bloggies!

I know that there are many many mums who find school holidays overwhelmingly busy and can’t wait for their kids to go back to school. NOT ME! I have always enjoyed having the kids & their friends around during the holidays. I love the sleep-ins due to normal routines also being on hiatus and I enjoy the slower days when you can curl up and read a good book. (Something I love but NEVER get to do!) And … with Sandy nearing the end of his school days (only 12 months to go) …I am beginning to really treasure these last few that I will have him at home for. And … you never know … I might find some time for some stamping!!??? In the meantime … here is one from my stash!

Birthday Ombre Mar15 (1)Birthday Ombre Mar15 (3)You probably noticed the ombre colouring? I used SU! Markers to colour the background stamp – graduating the colour from light Soft Sky through Pool Party, Coastal Cabaña to Bermuda Bay. A little pretty Pool Party satin ribbon, a silver die cut “Birthday” … and VOILA … a super quick and super eye catching card! And …. SOOOOO easy! Well … off to start my book club book. Perhaps I might even read it this month!? Have a lovely evening. Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black HeartBirthday Ombre Mar15 (2)