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Need for Speed MD'13 (3)Hello my friends!

Well … it has been awhile! I won’t bore you with details … let’s just say life has been busy (AGAIN!!) I am hoping that after Easter & school holidays things will begin to slow down a little! Sigh … how many times have I said that in the last few years! We had a fabulous time on the cruise to New Zealand … soooooo lovely and relaxing with gorgeous scenery and pretty towns to visit. I will try and get some photos up soon! Today, I am stuck on the bed with a bad back … and after some sweet concern from my good blog friend, Donna … I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and get back here! Thanks Donna for caring! :)

Need for Speed MD'13 (1)Need for Speed MD'13 (4)Today’s card is a random! I found it in my files … and it is so old I actually have a card recipe for it. (Like all my posts used to have!!) This stamp set is a keeper … I have so few great MALE sets … so won’t be letting go of this one! I have roughened up all the edges of the card and paper to give it a grungy look! (Kind of!) All the details are in the recipe below! Card Inspiration: Jen Nelson

Well … hopefully it won’t be 2 months again until I get back with more! I have been making cards … but usually emergency last minute ones! I have lots to share … but just need to find time for editing and posting! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black HeartNeed for Speed MD'13 recipe



I bet you had given up on me! I almost did! :wink: But …

Well … I am not going to bore you with a lot of excuses … all I will say is that I have been very busy! When I stop and think about why … I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what I have been busy with! All I will say is … holidays … no routines … and back to school stuff!

Love Heart DF Dec14 (4)Anyway … I am here for a moment … only to disappear again! :D Next Thursday (12th) Gav and I are off on a holiday with Gav’s parents, two sisters & 2 brothers in law. We are going on a 14 night cruise around New Zealand! Woo hoo!

I wanted to quickly share a card with you today …

Love Heart DF Dec14 (1)Love Heart DF Dec14 (3)With Valentine’s Day approaching … I thought this little cutie was a good one to share! I found it in my files … I did make it quite a while ago! This was one of my first attempts using the SU! Blendies. It is a simple little card but quite a pretty one.

I am hoping to pop some cards up here before I go … but won’t have time to chat! Hope you understand! It will depend on getting organised for the trip! I still have to organise meals for the boys … pack … make sure all school notes are complete … organise school lunches … organise chauffeurs for Sandy’s sport etc etc etc!!! :) Better go … need to do some grocery shopping for the boys! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart


Christmas Eve!

Merry-Christmas-Bible-Verses-2Hi bloggies!

Well … it is Christmas Eve … and I have the 2 kidlets for the day. And … tonight all of our 5 kids + 3 hubbies + 2 grandkids are sleeping over. We have a lovely dinner planned for tonight – marinated prawns, damper & dip and lots of other handmade goodies! The boys will play cards / games … the girls will watch the carols … we will exchange our family gifts … and perhaps even go out for a while to look at the Christmas lights! Tomorrow my extended family will be here for the day … we always have an Aussie BBQ for lunch (leftovers for dinner). And then … on Boxing Day Gav’s extended family will also be HERE and we will feast on a traditional roast lunch. (leftovers again for dinner!) It will be hectic and noisy but it is always a sweet time! Anyway … I just wanted to pop by and send my best wishes to all my blog friends. I do hope you have a wonderful time this Christmas and hope that God will bless you and your families during this special time. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement over the last year. Take care and drive safely! See you again after all the busy-ness is past! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart

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2014 Christmas Cards … no. 15

Christmas 2014Hello bloggies!

So … it is Christmas Eve Eve! Are you all ready for Christmas? I have to finish today … because tomorrow I have the kiddies … and I never get anything much done when the two little monkeys are here. It is much more fun to play! :D

Xmas 2014 9 (4)I actually made more cards than I needed this year. I have noticed a sharp decline in the number of cards we have received over the last couple of years. Perhaps this will be my last year of sending them? But … don’t stress … I will still need some and Gav needs some for work colleagues etc … so I will still be creating. Perhaps I won’t be doing the bulk (4X) designs?

Xmas 2014 9 (1)Xmas 2014 9 (3)This is the same die that I used for the blue on blue card (no. 3). It is such a delicate and pretty one. I have used some white glimmer card and the rhinestone has been coloured with a Copic. The stamp is from the SU! “More Merry Messages” set. The DSP is last year’s SU! “Winter Frost”. Off to do some more food prep for Christmas. See you soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart