Good Grief, I've been SUCH a bad blogger over the last couple of weeks, so firstly I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a
Very Happy New Year
Gosh, where do I start! Just a quick catch up - well I got ALL of my Christmas shopping done on the 22nd, then food shop on the 23rd, 24th was spent tiding up the house and (sob) clearing my craft stuff off the dining room table so we weren't eating off our laps, before taking the kids to the panto (VERY disappointed in it this year)
Christmas Day was at home with two very excited kids, and Boxing Day was at my in laws.
We were supposed to be going up to my parents on the 27th (they had popped round for a couple of hours on Christmas Day), but my Dad was taken poorly again (he's been to the doctor and they have changed his tablets again, fingers crossed it's under control now), either way he wasn't up to it so we've postponed it until he feel well enough...
28th was at a friends then 29th and 30th HB and I went away for a couple of days - I had thought I could do a bit of shopping, and had checked out a couple of craft shops that I fancied a visit to, but he was surveying a couple of sites for his work (he works for a company that makes signs that go on shops, car firms, hotels etc), but I ended up helping him, and no time for shopping (humph!!), still it was good to get away and spend some time together without the ankle biters :-)
Last night we were joined for new year by my sister- and brother-in-law, and HB's parents, after having a hectic few days I took the easy option and made a home-made lasagna - and it was very much a case of this is what I've cooked eat it or go hungry, and take us as you find us!! We watched the fireworks on the telly and popped a bottle of something fizzy. Mind you, by the time they had all left and I'd tidied up a bit it was 2.30am!!
So today was the first day I have actually done any crafting, and it took me an age to get going, couldn't find the papers I wanted, then fussed over the colours. It seemed quite appropriate that as it's a New Year that I should do a New Baby card... or two... if nothing else my SIL is expecting in March and has not found out if she's having Type A or Type B, so colouring practice on both is required!! It also seemed quite appropriate as this stamp is (I think!) the very first stamp I bought, so a bit look back, look forward... oooh that's a bit philosophical isn't it!!
As my Mojo was still sleeping I took it easy and kept 'em simple - they are both the same, but I can't decide which one I like best so pics of them both!!
I used one of the Nesties sets Santa kindly gave me which I think looks really good as it echos the pattern on the paper (honest, that was deliberate!!), and one of the lovely border punches that I found under the tree too :-) It also gave me a good excuse to use the rather cute teddy bear charms!!
Supplies: Image - Stampendous; Papers MME; CS - Bazzill; MS Border Punch; Nestabilities Labels 5; Ribbon; Charms; Sewing Machine; MS Border Punch
I'd like to enter this card for these challenges
Drunken Stampers - Use Something New (Nesties and Border Punch)
Thanks for stopping by, I am hoping to get cracking tomorrow and be able to share something else!