Mothers Day — belated!

Uptown Paisley has a prezzie May15 (4)Uptown Lucille sends her love May15 (4)Hello my friends!

Thank you so much for your patience! Where have the last 2 1/2 months gone? Sigh! I seem to be making excuses constantly lately … so I won’t bother to bore you again with any! I have to admit even card making has taken a back seat … and for the first time in about 6 years … I HAD to purchase a NON handmade card (or two or three)!!!!! Yep! Sandy’s 17th birthday passed by without a handmade card from mum! But … he still managed to get his licence … and is now independent and mobile!! Another BIG SIGH … my BABY is 17 … and no longer has need for his mum to run him around to soccer training and church youth group and shopping and sports days etc etc etc. I am suddenly feeling a tad obsolete! I miss our chats in the car … and his company! SIGH!

Sandy Apr15So … I finally managed to sit and make a couple of cards for mother’s day. Finally! I pulled out a couple of my FAV Stamping Bella stamps … “Uptown Girls – Paisley has a prezzie” and “Uptown Girls – Lucille sends her love” and made a couple of fun cards.

Uptown Mothers Day 2015 (1)

Yes … not the usual ‘flower filled’ mother’s day type cards … but full of love and appreciation just the same. I wanted to give credit for the inspiration for these cards … but have just realised that I didn’t save the photo of the card that I CASEd! I will happily add it if you let me know it was yours!

You can click on any of these pics to view full size photo.

Just a little update to family news …

  • Sheree & Murray’s baby is due on 18th June …2 weeks!!!!
  • Stace & Jono finally received a moving date for their new house … ALSO 18th June … and their baby is due on 26th Aug
  • Shane is back from his 6 week holiday to US / Canada next Thurs (11th)
  • Skye & Mitch have bought a block of land in the development happening (FINALLY) on our land and surrounding area
  • Sandy is well into his soccer season and has scored 23 goals in 5 matches!!! (Illawarra Premier League U18s – Port Kembla FC) The closest in the comp to him is 7 goals!
  • Gav’s work situation hasn’t improved and it seems it won’t be for another 12 months at least. Gov’t funding is still slow!

Well … I have decided that regular blogging is a thing of the past … but my intention is to be here when I can! I have plenty to share and keen to share with you. So … I guess you will just see me when I get here! 😉 Take care everyone …

Until next time … hugs xxx …

Andrea Gold Black Heart


  1. Reva Brightman says:

    Good Morning Andrea, You just made my day–always great to hear from you. Love the Mothers day cards –thinking outside the box are you?—-finding myself doing it more so these days. Pretty good for someone born in ’38, don’t you think?
    Mom’s obsolete— with 2 new grandbabies coming this summer/winter—–well that will be the day! Take care and stay well.
    Hugs and smiles, Reva


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Reva! Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Thanks for your constant encouragement! You are so sweet! Hugs xxx


  2. Thanks for finding time to share your two beautiful cards.
    Life sounds very busy – enjoy the new bubs, the new role of “not a taxi driver” and life in general. My eldest is the only one with a licence at the moment and that has made a huge difference to Mum’s taxi service 🙂


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Vicki! So nice to see you again! I have been watching you on pinterest! No time for blog hopping though … but will try and pop by asap! Hugs xxx


      1. Don’t stress. I see your pins too – they often make me hungry (especially the chocolate ones) or want to do a reno 🙂


  3. Lynda S says:

    Yippee I made it here!!!!
    Darl….your life reads like the bestest of epic stories…it has sooooo much in it and still….you are still you…..and I LOVE that!!!!!
    Your cards totally rock. the stamps are so funky and convey exactly what you need them to. Well done darl.
    Lotsa love and hugs being sent your way ooxx


  4. Kim S says:

    Say it isn’t so!! You purchased a card!?! Life does get in the way, doesn’t it? But I’m sure your life is full of family and church, and other things that really need to be the focus. You have a handsome young man. You’re such a good mom- I was so relieved when my oldest got his license and I didn’t have to be available all the time to taxi him around. Didn’t miss the conversations at all!!


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