Sunday, 30 September 2012

New family member and more crafty goodness

Its been forever since I've blogged. So much has happened that I could probably have written down but of course, due to the nature of these things, I haven't had the time.

Newborn Logan
Logan at 5 months
First of all, I should mention the fact that I have had another little one to add to our family, so we are now a very robust family of 5. He is my little boy, one and only, and his name is Logan. He is the most beautiful little man but of course I'm a bit biased. He was born on the 11th of April via csection (as were the other 2) and is now 5 months old. He is the most smilingest (yes I realise its not a word lol) baby Ive ever seen. And I'm in love with him.

I am now done with having babies, which can be a sad and happy thing at the same time. I feel as Ive gotten to a point where I am running out of big things to look forward to. I know that there are plenty of things in my kids lives coming up to be excited about (first birthdays, teeth, haircuts, school etc) but the next big thing for me personally is turning 30 I guess, which happens in a few months. Then another 10 years before a major birthday and even then, not much comes with them except getting older. Ive done my school years,16th birthday (can drive) 18th birthday (new privileges), 21st (more new privileges), gotten married, had kids, Ive even added a few extra big things when I moved myself across the ocean! Of course I never really went to college. I went through skin school and unfortunately due to the economy, that turned out to be a big waste of time and money (though I did love it). That might still be a possibility for me in the future but we shall wait and see.

In other news, Ive been crafting a lot more! Ive also been participating as much as possible in a few lovely groups on facebook, mainly Aly's Crafty Den (which is closed for membership at the moment) working on Crafty exchanges and hoping I don't screw anything up!

Ive also recently gotten a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine that has been on my crafty wish list for a while and I am so excited to have it! Here are a few cards I have made with it:

 This back to school card was made for a challenge which ends soon. I hope I win! Its made by cutting out several elements, some lovely background paper from Lidl, and distress inks in barn door, walnut stain, mustard seed and peeled paint. Ive also stamped the backgrounds of the 'back to school' working and the schoolhouse with some background stamps. Personal Impressions music background and a flourish stamp that I'm not sure of the brand.
 This is another challenge card. Everything was white card to begin with then then inked with distress inks in black soot, dusty concord, mustard seed, crushed olive and wild honey and pumice stone. I also used diamond stickles on the flowers and the witch and used uniball signo broad white gel pen for the 'Happy' and dashed lines.
This card was completely by accident. My mother in law took a trip to Ally Pally this year and she so kindly brought me some distress stains that I had been hoping to try. This was done with picket fence distress stain over black cardstock and stamped with a snowflakes stamp also with picket fence stain. I liked the look so much that I decided to put together a card with it. I distressed the edges with faded jeans distress ink and tore the bottom bit off to give it a bit of a different edge. I used weathered wood distress ink on the edge of the large snowflake and on the outside of the label. I then used black soot distress ink on the outside of the label to give it some dimension. I used Diamond stickles on the snowflakes and the label and stamped the sentiment with memento Rich cocoa in a stampin up sentiment. At the bottom is some white patterned paper with embossed snowflakes and I used some lace and patterned paper to break it all up a bit.
I hope you all have a lovely rest of the weekend and that you enjoyed taking a small peak into my life and crafty adventures. Until next time I get a random burst of bloggy inspiration!
Sam. x
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  1. Lovely blog & your cards & kids are lovely x

    1. Thanks Lucy! I may go through my cards and post more but you will definitely see a lot of my kids! (Im a bit of a show off ya know, and my kiddies are my pride and joy!)