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Seth Turns 2

Hi everyone!

How is your week going? I have to apologise to all my blog friends for my absence from visiting your blogs! I am going to try and find some time to do some blog hopping asap! Thanks for persevering with me! How adorable is this …

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This is the card I made for our Seth for his 2nd birthday. He has grown up so much and is just soooo funny. He makes me laugh all the time. I love him to bits! He is such a cheeky monkey … and likes to tease us just like his dad does.


2015-07-21 SRA Aug15 (3)This is such a cute stamp … it is a Whimsy Stamp called Bart Goes Golfing. I only recently discovered the Whimsy Stamp shop. I could have gone mad! $$$ are still a little tight so I was very self disciplined! This is also a semi-cased card … but I am sorry I can’t acknowledge the original design because I forgot to pin it!! Please let me know if it is yours! Well … 2 posts tonight! Don’t faint! Check out my previous post about my 2nd new grand daughter!  See you when I see you! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart


Mackenzie Kate!

Hi bloggies!

Really? Again? Where did that month go? I am a shocker when it comes to blogging lately. I swear life gets busier the older I get it. But … I do have one excuse that should help to explain! I have another gorgeous grand daughter! Yes … 2 grand daughters in 8 weeks! Mackenzie Kate arrived on 18th August … weighing in at 3.05kg … length 49.5cm. Stacey & Jono are thrilled with another daughter … little sister to Bree (4 1/2) and Seth (2). Here are a few photos …

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I had the kids for 3 nights … and I enjoyed it so much … but phew … it was exhausting! Bree & Seth love their little sister and seem VERY excited … hyperactive even!!! (grin) It is going to be a very busy but very happy household, I think! I wonder how they will manage and then remind myself that I had 3 kids 4 and under!! We survived. :D

I will be back soon to show you Seth’s birthday card! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart


Peyton’s Baby Card


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Hi bloggies!

I finally found my photos of the card I made for Peyton’s birth! It was still on my old computer but hadn’t backed up on my hard drive! Go figure! So I have spent a little time sorting photos and downloading some new ones and have a gazillion things to show you. Now I just need the time to share!

photo10706 So … this was a labour of love! We didn’t know whether Sheree & Murray’s baby was going to be a pink one or a blue one … so I made one of each! Maybe I can use the blue one for Stacey & Jono’s baby which is due Aug 26???? I found this design on Pinterest Baby Cardand if you follow the web link (Click photo on right) to the original page you will find a printable template. But … you will be limited to using the images that are on the template. I wanted to stamp and decorate my own images so I spent an hour or so designing my own template using a Nestabilities die and a hand cut (paper trimmer) base. It took a little while and the original design was far too small so I had to start again with a bigger die and bigger measurements! I will add that template to the end of this post … in case you would like to try this design.

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Hope you are all having a great day! Off to upload some more card photos onto my puter to edit ready for sharing! See you soon. Thanks for your patience! And a BIG HUG to my faithful friends who have stuck with me during all the delays.

PS: Oops! I forgot to add the template … but am in bed now and I need to photograph it! I will try to remember to do that tomorrow! xx

Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart


A Bridal Shower Umbrella

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Hi bloggies!

Well … I didn’t get back the other night! My computer was being too temperamental! But … guess what! Gav went out on Saturday and came home with a new Windows Surface Touch Screen computer/tablet!! Yay! I was thrilled because it was so unexpected! I cannot believe how unbelievably quick it is! But … of course … it takes time to set up a new computer the way you like it … and load programs and set up email etc etc … so I wasn’t able to get back right away! I still don’t have emails but can access them on my iPad … so all good! Gav is going to set up my emails tonight! In the meantime … I seem to have mislaid the photos of the card I made for Peyton! I know I was trying to upload them the other night but now I am searching and can’t find them! I think something has happened in transferring files. But … I will take some more and show you sometime soon. Instead, today I have a bridal shower card I made for a sweet niece!

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Bridal Shower Umbrella Mar15 (4)This was a simple die cut paper pieced design with lots of pretty punched hearts. The DSP is an oldie but goodie … and old time favourite that I still have some sheets stashed away. I love these colours together! I scattered a few pearls around to add some “pretty”! I like to try and make two of each card now. One to use immediately and one to go in my stash. My kids often raid my stash to find cards for friends etc so I am always glad to have a few extra in my stash!

Bridal Shower Umbrella Mar15 (1)Anyway … Gav is waiting to set up my email account so I have to hand over my computer! I will try and get back with that baby card! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs xxx

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Hello! Time for some news!

Hello my patient friends! It has been awhile … again!!! I am not going to make excuses … but I know you will understand if I say in the last month there has been a baby, a house move, school holidays, a week recovering from bad flu and all that goes in between! But … I am finally here with some news! Thanks, Kim, for asking …. here are the details … 

We are thrilled to have a new little baby grand daughter, Peyton Emma! She was born on 20th June after a very long difficult labour and emergency c-section. Poor Sheree did it tough! But … after a few little hiccups … both Sheree and Peyton are home and doing so well! Peyton is a little treasure … very settled and feeding well. Sheree is still very tired … but is coping so well considering she was off her heart medication during pregnancy and again now while she is breast feeding. She and Murray are enjoying this new stage of their lives and are settling well. Here are a few little snaps I thought you might like to see.

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On the same day as Peyton was born … we were all busy helping Stacey, Jono, Bree & Seth move into their new home. It was a little bizarre to have Sheree wandering around while we were busy unpacking boxes. Usually labour is a pretty private thing … but at one point there were 18 people in the new house! Poor Ree! But … she took it all in her stride! She wanted to be where the action was! Once she was off to the hospital … she had many more hours with just Murray there to support her … so she appreciated the company and distraction while she had it! We are so excited to see Jono & Stace settled in their new home. It is wonderful for them to have more space and more storage after living in such a tiny unit for so long! Life will be much easier for them! The kids were so excited to have a brand new set of double bunks … and have been sleeping much better since their move!

Well … the school holidays are nearly over and Sandy will be back at school next Monday. I am so sorry for my absence. To be totally honest … the main reason I am not blogging is MY COMPUTER!!! It is driving me beyond insanity every time I use it. It is just so slow, it hangs all the time, the internet crashes, flash drive is corrupted etc etc etc! I am soooo over it. My answer … I just don’t turn it on! I will go for days without touching it! Yes … I need a new one … and it is on my wish list at the moment but with Gav’s job still a little tenuous I am insisting we don’t spend the money on a new one! Hopefully, things will be looking up soon. I manage most things on my iPad … but I find blogging pretty tedious on it. I also don’t have access to my photo files that are on my computer when I blog on my iPad. One day it will be easier.

Well … I will close now … it has only taken over 3 hours to get this post done! (With a little time out for dinner in between!) Yes … it is a chore … but I do miss you all! I am home alone tonight … so I will try and post another with the card I made for little miss Peyton! Hope you are all doing ok!?

Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black HeartPS: Well … it is just not happening tonight! (When does it ever lately???) I can’t get the photos to upload (45 mins of trying) … so I will have to try again tomorrow or the next day … or the next day!!! :wink:  Sorry! xxx