A milestone!

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Well bloggies … I have a milestone to share. One that is quite bittersweet!

On Wednesday my baby turned 18!

That means that ‘officially’ … my ‘mothering’ days are over. I am now the mum of 5 adult children. (That’s a bit of an oxy-moron … “adult – children”!!) So … I am actually feeling a little nostalgic as I also spent time at my grand daughter’s 5th birthday the day after Sandy’s 18th and realised that the innocent excitement of childhood birthdays are now a thing of the past for me! (Apart from sharing in my grandchildrens’ birthdays of course!)

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Sandy – Jan ’16 – UOW

I am sad! Don’t get me wrong … I am quite content not to be back where my daughters are with new babies! 😀 but … I am also feeling a little sad at the thought that I have moved into a new stage of life. I know … I am being silly … but it is quite the milestone … don’t you think??? But … instead of wallowing in self-pity … I will share a card! This is Sandy’s 18th birthday card ………

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I made this at Leonie’s at our last weekend retreat. It was fun to play with some of her goodies (including this stunning DSP) … and I do so love this balloon die! (Might have to get me one!) I did buy the large number dies after playing with them for this card.

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Sandy still has to get through his last year of school … and do his final exams. He will be at home (I feel) for many years to come … hey … his brother is 10 years older and is still here! It is too expensive to do uni out on your own now! So … perhaps I am not quite redundant yet!??? 😉

I was going to add the details here … but realised that there is no stamping on this card!

SU! – Large Number Framelits

SU! – Balloon Framelits

I will be back next time to show you Bree’s 5th birthday card! Hugs xxx



  1. What an achievement! Bitter sweet I should imagine.
    Gorgeous card. Happy Birthday Sandy.


    1. Andrea says:

      Thanks Vicki! 🙂 xx

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  2. Happy 18th Birthday Sandy. I can understand how you feel Andrea. Hugs to you xx


    1. Andrea says:

      You’re not quite there yet, Jenny … but won’t be long! 😉 😀 xx


  3. Lynda S says:

    Wow….blink and things fly by huh Andrea……..what a dapper young man tho is Sandy.
    I sincerely hope he had the bestest of days and the card you created for him is VERY special indeed. I can imagine it suited him to a “T” ooxx


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