Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year.... I know it's the 4th... but it's been a busy time since Christmas. 

We went off camping on the 26th.  It was awesome.  Apart from me getting sick on the first day - right as we got there.... not sure if it was something I ate for lunch or the windy roads getting there.   Whatever, I ended up watching the others putting up the tent.  Then as soon as the lilo bed was pumped up, the went to sleep.   Next day better and then all good.  It was a lovely spot.  A new camping ground for us.  It was based next to the an estuary which was great for the little one.  When the tide was in it was not too deep and he had a ball splashing around.   We stayed for 5 nights, coming home on Sunday afternoon.  It was getting a bit noisy at nights and we had trouble getting him to sleep. 

The family is still here till Sunday afternoon, so I've been spending as much time with them as I can.  Archie is at such a fun age.  So impressionable.  He is a little parrot - tries to say everything he hears.
I have managed to get a few cards made.

First up is a card my daughter asked me to make for her friend's little girl who is one towards the end of the month.

I used patterned paper from Craft Creations for my card.  It is just adorable.  I used a Kaisercraft number die with some freebie sentiments.  I added some of the paper onto the envelope.

I've also done a couple of cards as an order - birthday cards using a Tim Holtz Poinsettia die and my Heartfelt Creations 3D flower mold.

 Just changed up the colours on the Catherine Pooler plaid stamp and the Elizabeth Crafts birthday die.

Today is a bit of a sad day for us.... it is Mum's Birthday.  All these firsts are hard.... had a good talk with Dad this morning.  As he said.... the Memories are still there.

So I'll finish with a few Archie photos

Wishing you all a very prosperous new year and lots of crafting time in 2018


Arlene said...

The cards are marvelous and I'm glad you got to enjoy your vacation and now the family.

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Dawn - Love those shaped poinsettias!!
I know what you are saying about the 'firsts' - Christmas was bitter sweet, but we made it! As your Dad says, the memories are still there.
Archie is looking so grown up now - especially that photo of him on the clothes basket - that's gorgeous.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, those pics of Archie are just delish Dawn! I love the one in the basket!! Hehe. Stunning cards hunny. I love your CAS style. Elegant and gorgeous. Love the poinsettias! The rainbows on the 1 year old card are gorgeous!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Lovely cards Dawn and great shots of Archie, what a cutie!!

Greta said...

So wonderful to have all that family time! Great pictures I know you'll treasure! Such a cute card for a little girl & oh wow--I really love the gorgeous floral cards! Happy New Year, Dawn!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I miss sun shine and seaside
and so happy you look with Archie enjoy the family time ooh nice Fotos too Dawn
adorable Cards my fav is the one with Black and pink Plaid so adorable Plaid Dawn and you are lucky to have the plaid stamp from C.P. sweet on all card I guess and sweet purple card on the first...

creationsnz said...

It looks like you had a lovely time with family, Happy New Year Dawn. Must say I love those raggedy-curly flowers! CarolG