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Multiple Minis!


Hi bloggies!

I have several cards to share today. When I was doing my destash … I found a box full of these sweet little mini cards that I was hoarding in preparation for setting up an online link for purchasing my cards. Yep …. you guessed it …. I never got around to it!


I am not going to share all the details … there are just too many … but I hope you enjoy checking them out!

I have 4 of each design approx 10cm x 7.5cm … so perhaps I will pack 1 of each together into 4 multi packs and send them with Gav to sell at the pharmacy?? I also found a range of Stamping Bella cards coloured with pencils …. they are really pretty and I will share them next time!

Hugs xxx




Avery Elle Storybook


Hi bloggies!


I have a sweet one to share with you today. I needed both a boy and a girl baby card so I made 3 – including a lemon for my stash to sell.


I have to acknowledge Sarah Gray (via Pinterest) for the inspiration for this card … although, my version is a little fussier than Sarah’s sweetie. Sometimes I do have a tendency to overdo a simple concept!

It is a beautiful sunshiny spring day and the two littlest granddaughters have had some lovely play time together outside today. It is such a treat to have time with them each week.

  • Stamp set and matching dies – Avery Elle – Storybook 
  • Other dies used
    • Papertrey lnk Framed tag Die – Park Avenue Die set
    • Simon Says Stamp – String of Hearts Die
    • Simon says Stamp- Stitched Square Dies
    • Papertrey Ink Banner Die collection – Notched Hearts

Happy Spring Day!!
Hugs xxx

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Bubble Chicks


Hi bloggies!

Here is the 3rd of 3 background experiments that I tried recently using my distress oxide inks. This was supposed to be a galaxy background… BUT … I made a mistake of wetting the sponged ink background with shimmer spray instead of just water!! The colours merged beautifully with this gorgeous sparkly shimmer on top and I just couldn’t bring myself to sponge black ink over the top! The galaxy background will have to wait until another day!

How super cute is this stamp set?! I had a quick look around online for a COPIC tutorial for colouring bubbles and was pretty happy with the result. A bit of Wink of Stella helps them to sparkle and look really pretty.

It is a little hard to see the background under the acetate window … but … trust me … it is super gorgeous! 😉


  • Stamping Bella- Cool chicks: Bubble Chicks

Sending bubbles and smiles your way.

Hugs xxx



Baby Patchwork

Baby Block Card (7)Hi friends!

I was fossicking through some of my dies recently and found one I hadn’t ever used.

Baby Block Card (1)

The pretty papers are from a cheap but sweet pack that I found in KMart! So … no stamping needed … every piece was die cut except the background DSP base!

Click pics to view full size images …

Taylored Expressions – Square Block Cutting Plate

Die-versions – “Baby” Sweet Wordlets

Hugs xxx



Grandparent Card!

Verve Promoted M&LR15 (4)

Hi bloggies!

Just a quick post today … to share a super quick & easy CAS card.

Verve Promoted M&LR15 (1)

What a great stamp this one is! It is nice to find a sentiment to congratulate new grandparents … it is always such an exciting time to welcome a new grandchild.

This card was almost an identical CASE to one I found and l-o-v-e-d on pinterest! Cute … huh?! 🙂

Verve – “Promoted” Plain Jane

SU! – Papillion Potpourri

Card Inspiration: Kelly Rasumussen (pinterest)

Hugs xxx



Baby Girl

Mackenzie Kate (4)

Hi again!

I am slowly getting through some of my ‘oldish’ creations … but still have plenty of photos from those I have created recently to edit and organise. So … I will be here for a while yet! 😀

This was the card I created when Mackenzie was born … way back in August 2015!! This is another of my FAV Stamping Bella stamps … and was pretty quick to colour up!

Stamping Bella – Uptown Girl – Bailey has a Baby

Hugs xx



Cute Baby Romper Card

Best of Brides & Babies R&HG Jun15 (7)Hi bloggies!

I am back with the cutest … most adorable … baby romper card I have seen around the web world! If I have found an idea to CASE … then I always always like to give credit to the original designer. I have had a little trouble tracing this one back to it’s original … because my search has taken me in circles!!!

Click on any of these photos to enlarge for better detail!

Stampin’ Up! – Best of Brides and Babies

I originally found this inspiration on ……   PINTEREST … and there a link led me to —> SCRAPBOOK EXPO …. who gave creative credit for these cuties to —> “a very talented Polish gal Katarzyna Cegielska” … and I searched this blog until I found the original photo here –>  KATARZYNA’S BLOG … Now … this is where it gets tricky because I had to use google translate to read her blog!!! So … I am unsure how accurate the info is … but …. KATARZYNA says in her blog post that “For more information on their origin can be found HERE” … and the link she gives takes me to —> NA STRYCHU. It is unclear (again via Google translate) who they say created these cards … so … instead … I googled the watermark on the original photo “ARTSCRAP.PL” … and I arrived back at KATARZYNA’S BLOG!!! So … I am going to conclude that Katarzyna is the original designer … unless someone else tells me otherwise!!! 😀 Phew! 😉


I am also pretty annoyed with myself … because I CREATED A TEMPLATE for these rompers because I couldn’t find one anywhere. It was FABULOUS! 😀 I had it all ready to photograph and put into a PDF file to share with you … and now I can’t find it anywhere!!!! 🙄 Rest assured … if I find it … I will come back and add it! In the meantime I will keep searching! 😦


Baby Romper template


UPDATE: 14th April 2016 … I found it during a clean up of my craft room! CLICK HERE to view & print PDF template!

Well … longer than usual … but for good reason! Hope you are all having a great day!


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.

Baby Card for Peyton Jun15 (1)

Baby Card for Peyton Jun15 (3)

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