Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Well it's that time of year again . Wow how this year has flown by. Well this has been the best year of my life as we welcomed our son Alex to the world. It has been the best 8 weeks of my life. So excited to celebrate Christmas this year as a family. How much does your perspective on life change when you have a baby. He's been such a blessing and such a good boy .
It's time to show you my annual Christmas card. I have stuck to the traditional red and green using cherry cobbler and gumball green to match this years dsp. I promise that next year I will challenge myself with another colour combo for Xmas. Just add inks last challenge for the year is to add Christmas so click here to join in
Till next time

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nappy Cake

Well being a new mum at the moment my life has become a world of 4 Hour intervals planing my day around feeding my bub and what i can get done in the down time while he is asleep. I seem to be managing keeping the house work in check and having some extra time to myself until he's a little more active.
I have had the time this week to put together this nappy cake which i am going to give as a gift for a friend who had her baby this week.
 I have searched the web for ideas and had a look at how a friend of a friend who does these for a business while shes on maternity leave.  Its not that hard you just need to be creative in what to put in your cake teirs. I have put this together very simply with some over supply of baby stock that i have received cause you dont need 50 bibs and wraps which is what i have from presents i received from family and friends.. I just have to finsh it off and wrap up in some celophane
till next time


Just Add Ink Challenge # 145

Its been a while since I've had the chance to take a little time with a card and not just whip one up in 5 min. Its been about 5 weeks since ive had the chance to update my blog as ive been busy learning how to become Mum. We have got little Alex in a pretty good routine already and we are only getting up 2am for a feed. So im getting sleep just in 2 blocks.
 Any way ,this card  I have made for a friend who had her baby last week. I have made the card to match a nappy cake that i have also made for her which you can check out in another post.

 So i have picked these colours to match the toy Elephant in my nappy cake. Very Vanilla , Early Espresso and Buckaroo Blue (trying to use up some of my old stuff). again most of my card is made from leftovers from other cards so that im not using up all the stuff that i have (so much unopened DSP). Anyway i have used this weeks Just add Ink Sketch Challenge for my card.
 Click Here to join in the fun.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Meet my little boy

Just a quick post to introduce to you my baby boy . Have been very busy learning how to be a mum so probably be off the radar for a while .
Alexander Martin Moore
Born 18th October 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Punch owl card

Just a quick card I whipped up for a friend I got the idea from another card I saw on the web somewhere and had a go with what I had. I made this totally out of scraps from other cards

Friday, October 5, 2012

Baby boy shower card

Just a quick post today with a quick card that I made for an upcoming baby shower. I have made this to be be very clean and crisp no sedement
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

bassinet sheets


this is the last post i promise of the things that i have made. i have made a some bassinet sheets. there is a lot of stuff to buy with a new baby and there in a bassinet for such a short time it made more sense to make them out of material that i already had rather than buy some

basket liners and dummy clip

One thing i have learnt about setting up my nursery is that you need lots of storage for little things to make it easier to organise.

But there is some easy ideas to make it a little more fun. I have made matching basket liners out of this fun material that i picked up at spotlight. I have aslo whippwd up this dummy clip with a few supplies you can get from spotlight and some stampin up grogran ribbion

Baby towel/burb rags

Here are some ideas to jazz up boring old nappies that you may use for face wshers or burbing rags when your out and about with your bub. I have made some with left over material and some hand towels that i got cheap enough from Big W and also some cloth nappies

Tummy time blankets

These are great for either a cot quilt or I'm going to use them from tummy time blankets. Spotlight always have a great selection of cot panels with matching material for the back. I usually make one of these for my close friends who are expecting as they do end up costing about $50 to make but its about the personal touch . This years cot panels were just gorgeous and i had trouble picking what i wanted as they had more fun panels to pick from . Last year i remember it was very boy or girl orientated which made it hard if i had to make a blanket for someone who did not know what they are having (like me) but this year they had heaps more variety
These are the two i picked a Jungle theme and a Noah's ark theme

Baby Wraps with matching Hats

As promised i am uploading all the things that i have hand made for my upcoming bubba. As i dont know what we are having alot of the the things i have had to make have had to be netural .
Here is some of the things that i made today. I have made some cotton wraps as bubba will be a summer baby so cotton will be just perfect. i got the idea to make matching hats from this website, i just hope that they fit. I tried really hard to make the edge of the wraps with bias tape but it was just taking to long and i had trouble stiching cause of the stretch in the material. as you will soon work out my sewing is very novis.

Freshly Made Sketches #54



Well I've  had a pretty relexing week hanging out at home on my first week of Maternity leave. just counting down the days till our little bubba arrives has given me time to be creative. I must admit i have spent the week doing alot more sewing, making  little hats and wraps ,blankets and jazzing up spew rags which i will post some pics.
But i needed a card to say thank you for a gift i received from a friend of my mums ,
As much as its fun to use new things it seems that we all have a collection of retired stuff that just sits there and gathers dust.  This card that i have made i have used a whole bunch of stuff that i had lying around , The DSP that i used hadn't even been opened. I have used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for my cards inspiration . this is the first time that i have made a paper flower , I have used scallop circle punches to make my flower. Click here to vist the challlenge
till next time


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Card

I just love making wedding cards, It gives me the chance to pull out all the bling and lace that i have. I was asked by my father in law to make a wedding card for his Nephew who got married last month and this is what i came up with.......

Bulk cards Thank You

just wanted to Show you the cards that i made to thanks all my girls that came to my Baby Shower Last month. We all know what happens when you need to make alot of cards in a short time. I had to pump out about 25 cards and it took me about 3 hours to make, As you can  see they are very basic and boring with not much detail at all

Stampin up Workshop 15-09-2012

Hi ,
Firstly i need to apologise on the blog front cause i have been very lazy in posting , but i have been so pre-occupied with organising my life getting ready for bubba. I Finished up work on Friday and am due in the next 2 1/2 weeks so i am going to post a few things today to catch up for the last few Months. First post is for a card that i made at a friends Stampin up Workshop that she had at her house to help one of her Friends Louise who is a Stampin Up demonstrator , I had a lot of fun doing some stamping and picking up the new 2012-2013 catalogue to drool over
Click here to Visit Louise's Blog . but this is the card that we made and i got to play with some new stamps . Louise also Showed me Some new techniques how to make flowers and rosettes .

 Card Details
Card Stock: Whisper White , Rose Red
Ink : Pool Party rose red
Stamps : tea shoppe and papillon potpourri
punch : elegant butterfly
embossing folder : vintage wallpaper
ribbon: 1/4" stitched grosgrain in whisper white

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bubba Moore

For all of you who take the time out to veiw my blog and leave lovely comments i wanted to let you all in on a little secert ive been Keeping. Yes i have a little bubba on the way. I am due Mid October so i still have three more moths to go,  we have left it a surprise to find out what it will be but as long as its arrive safe and healthy im  not really fussed either way.
I've had fun organising what the nersurey will look like and buying new furniture and will hopefully have it all set up in the next few weeks, but in the mean time here's a sneek peek
till next time

JAI#126 - Sketch Challenge

Well have been a bit busy the last few months and have not had much time to do card making . Have been spending my time Shopping for baby stuff. Thats right bloggers the moment you've all been waiting for i finally have a bub on board. I am due in October so stay tuned for some pics in a few months as im sure i'll have time to blogg with a year at home .
Anyways a quick one before we get ready for dinner. Needed  a card for tonight as its my sister in laws birthday dinner so i have used this weeks just add ink challenge for inspiratration .
this is what i came up with

till  next time

birthday card

here is another card thar i did not upload in time for a challenge. this was a quick card that from memory took me about 10 mins to do
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enchanted birthday card

its been a while since i have been blogging so i wanted to update with a few post of a few cards that i have made in the last few months. This was ment to go with a Just add ink Challenge but  i never got around to entering it. It was a card i made for my niece 3rd Birthday. She has an enchanted garden themed party and i helped design the invites with here mum with the beatiful Christina Re paper caled enchanged birds, I made her birthday card to match

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