Thursday, December 30, 2010

OOOPS - Not LOTV Challenge - New beginnings and a few Christmas cards.

The challenge over at LOTV ( ) Is "New beginnings", You can interpret that any way you please - new baby, new year, or simply new stash as I have done. I used my new LOTV stamp (Edited to add: My good friend Paola pointed out that this is NOT a LOTV stamp, but from Kanban. Hanging my head in shame, that will teach me to look at the stamp again before I blog. Thanks Paola ) and my new Martha Stewart punch.
The dp is Melissa Francis, the cardstock is Bazzil and the flowers are from my stash, the image was coloured with my beloved Copics and given the Stickle treatment.
Here is a close up of the image, hoping you van see the glittery wings, wand and tiara.
Next is a couple of Christmas Cards that I never got around to showing you. All are very Clean and Simple. No time for elaborate cards this year. All images are digi images from Just Inklined and Bec's place, coloured with my Copics. Cardstock is Bazzil and everything else from my stash.

Don't you just love that pointsettia?
Thats it from me for today, I have to finish my potato bake for tonight's 'braai' (barbeque) at friends. Have a lovely day, see you soon.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peace.. at last!

My DH and son are off to play gholf (in the rain), Ankie has slept over at a friends after a house warming party, so I do not expect her home early. Daniela is still not allowed to drive and Karin celebrated her birthday yesterday, so no chance of them visiting early today. Peace and quiet at last! (Does that sound very selfish?) I have not done much in the line of crafting since my two grandchildren were born - I have been too busy playing and then there was Gemma's cot curtains that needed to be made and my own net curtains kinda disintegrated from old age and needed to be replaced in a hurry (Don't you just hate making curtains?) And then, Daniela is not allowed to drive after the baby and her DH works in Polokwane, so ouma had to do all the driving around for her, and then it was Christmas and then DH's birthday on the 26th and DD (Karin's) birthday yesterday.... so you understand why I have been MIA. Here they are, the two cousins on Christmas day. Aren't they just adorable? Wearing their shirts, designed and made by their uncle, just for them. These shirts have become a tradition in our family. Every baby that is born, gets one from him. For those of you that don't understand the Afrikaans, it reads: 'My uncle is the best"
And the back says,: 'no really, he is the best.' Cause for a lot of laughs and comments, but you don't understand... I wish I had an uncle like him. His very first salary ever, the first thing he did was buy toys for all the nieces and nephews. He gives the most amazing gifts. The kids all adore him. He is the only young man I know, that will take three kids under 8 to the circus or the zoo for the day, or on the Gautrain all on his own.(Can you tell I am proud of my son?) My biggest wish for him? That he will meet a wonderful girl and have his own children one day.

Here he is! The proud uncle, holding both babies! He would not give them back to their mothers untill they needed feeding and then he did so reluctantly! They were fascinated by him and kept looking at him. Eventually they both fell asleep in his arms.
Hope you all had a great Christmas and did a lot more crafting than me. I hope to get something done today and will be back to show you soon,
Have a wonderful day everybody.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And baby makes 5.

Just a very quick post to tell you all that baby number two -little Gemma - was born yesterday at 9h30 in the morning. She weighed 3.3kg and is only 49cm long. Short and chubby, like her ouma. Just loading a quick pic of the family, my DD, SIL, Luke and Hannah with little Gemma. All so very proud.
Gemma was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her little neck. Thank God that there was no serious injury. Mom and baby are both doing very well and should be able to come home today.
The title of my post? Not obvious to you? There are now 5 members to the Webber family, but also... and this is the great part, we now have 5 grandchildren! I knew I would be rewarded some day for not killing my kids during puberty!
Gotta run, have to take DD no 1 to the dr. for a check up and then have to fetch Hannah and Luke from school, and I have to finish the curtains for Gemma's cot TODAY (hanging my head in shame because its not done yet), hopefully before she gets home from the hospital.
Have a great day everybody, if there is time later (and I can muster up the energy) I will post pics of cards made this week.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blue Christmas -Sunday Stamptacular challenge.

The new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday ( "Blue Christmas" I thought this card would fit perfectly! The image is a new one from Sugar Nellie. I can't believe how quickly they made it to my door after I ordered them! Fantastic service.
She was coloured with my Copics, the stars on her dress and her wings were glitterified with Stickles and the fur trim on the doggie's hat was given the Flowersoft treatment. She was cut out with a Nestie. The dp is from Fab Scraps, a local South African company (Love their papers!)
Cardstock is Bazzil. The ribbon is from my stash and the paper doily from my kitchen.
I have been very busy all weekend, making curtains for our new baby's cot (will show you as soon as I am finished) and playing with grandchildren. I had three of them for sleepovers since Friday. (Great fun, but very grateful they have gone home)
Its my last week at school this week, so hopefully I will get some crafting time in between the grandbabies and DH that will be on leave too.
This card also fits the following challenges:
1. Stamps R Us - Holiday card ( )
2. Dutch Dare =Winter/Christmas ( )
3. Secret Crafter- Christmas ( )
4. 2 Sisters challenge-Sparkly Christmas ( )