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Dec 2017 … SO … THIS NEEDS UPDATING!!! 😉🙃🤣 … WILL WORK ON THIS SOON! I now have 4 grandkids & 1 on the way … and a sweet daughter-in-law and another soon-to-be! MORE SOON! Xx

Updated September 2013 …

Hi everyone!

Andrea May'13I am an Aussie mum of 5 – happily married since 1983 to “tbhitw” (the best hubby in the world – Gavin) I live in Tongarra (Shellharbour City) in NSW, Australia – on a 100 acre “pretend” farm … in a stunning part of the world. I have been blessed with 3 beautiful girls & 2 very special boys  – Stacey (’86), Shane (’88), Sheree (’90), Skye (’92) & Sandy (’98)!  Plus I have 2 (nearly 3) goofy but much loved son-in-laws, Jono (also ’86), Murray (’89) & Mitch (’90). To top that off I have 2 gorgeous grandchildren – Bree (2011) & Seth (2013).  I have two lovely sisters – one is my twin! Both my family & my hubby’s families are very close. We all share a special bond in Christ and are committed to honouring him in our lives. My kids are a very important part of my life but are now finally growing up … and so I am finding a little more time to indulge in some of my favourite things!

July '13 ... Skye's 21st Party (Country Dance) LtoR ... Bree, Stace, Jono, Shane, Sandy, ME, Gav, Skye, Mitch, Sheree & Murray! Baby Seth was born 1 mth later.
July ’13 … Skye’s 21st Party (Country Dance) LtoR … Bree, Stace, Jono, Shane, Sandy, ME, Gav, Skye, Mitch, Sheree & Murray! Baby Seth was born 1 mth later.
Jan 2010 – Dolphin Point

I hope I can encourage you to be excited about your own talents & creative gifts. One of the biggest blessings that has come with sharing my love of cardmaking & papercraft here on my blog … is the wonderful friends that I have discovered … who share a similar passion. My blog friends are very special to me! So … thanks for visiting .. and please leave some “blog love” via a comment … to introduce yourself … and share in the fun.

I spent 3 1/2 fun filled years as a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! ® and it was a wonderful adventure. It is over 2 years now since I retired from SU!


Skye's Wedding Jan 2014 - Djindi (our farm)
Skye’s Wedding Jan 2014 – Djindi (our farm)
Sheree's Wedding Dec 2012
Sheree’s Wedding Dec 2012 – Novotel North Beach, Wollongong
Dec 2006 – Stacey’s Wedding – Ravensthorpe, Albion Park

I am so glad you stopped by! It is always a thrill to me to meet new blog friends … so I do hope you will leave a comment on one of my recent posts and say hi!

I treasure every one of my blog friends!!!

Email:  enchantinkATgmailDOTcom



  1. Stacey says:

    Go mum!! You’re more net savvy than me!! I like the photo you put up. And scrap the “self-taught” stuff- its just natural ability!!
    So am I your first comment-maker?


  2. Christine says:

    Your blog looks great so far. I hope you have time to add to it as I am really looking forward to seeing what you will add!
    Your addictiveness is obviously catching. I have really enjoyed being one of your “groupies” trying to get to as many workshops/demos as I can. It’s so much fun learning a new technique each time. It’s amazing how many different things you can do with stamps! I think I am ready to throw out most of my other card making paraphanalia (is that how you spell it?) and just confine myself to stampin up – it’s so versatile! Thanks for introducing me to this! (Though don’t tell Ian how much I’ve spent!)
    Everyone I send home made cards to are so impressed! I think it means a lot when someone gets a unique card “made with love”!


  3. Andrea says:

    Thanks Stace & Christine for my first posts!!! Your encouragement & enthusiasm is just fantastic. I hope you check back often for my regular updates!
    Stampin’ Hugs


  4. Sue says:

    Yet again you have excelled love your blog. One small problem with your new career is I have to stamp to see you (just kidding)
    Good Luck

    Sue x


  5. Melissa says:

    Andrea, your blog looks fabulous! Your passion for Stampin’ Up is definitely rubbing off on me and everyone else 🙂 – I love everything about Stampin’ Up, and one thing I particularly enjoy about it is that it’s a great way to share quality times with your friends. I wish you all the best with everything! Can’t wait to see what you are up to next!

    Mel xoxoxo


  6. Julie says:

    Hi Andrea,
    I can’t believe how talented you are. I feel quite pathetic. Very impressed with your page/blog? Wished I could have made it on Saturday to your open house. I have been having fun with my stampin up stuff – thought I had been getting a bit done, until I saw the photoes of all your work. Hope to catch up with you soon.
    Love Julie.


  7. Jono says:


    I only have one criticism.
    If you had a photo with ME in it, your sales would increase like 200%



  8. Andrea says:

    So … Jono … the pic is there! Happy now???
    Hugs, Andrea


  9. Julie says:

    Hi Andrea,
    I think the photo of Jon looks really great, I am positive it will increase your sales dramatically. He is so good looking. I believe he takes after his mother. Hope you are all feeling better.
    Love Julie A.

    Andrea adds: For those who haven’t yet worked it out … Julie A is Jono’s mum!!! 🙂


  10. Tanya Kitto says:

    Andrea you have a lovely & very happy family there. You lucky girl 🙂
    Andrea adds: Yes … Tan … am very blessed! 😀


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