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Clint and I are pleased to announce the arrival of our gorgeous little girl 'Charlotte Ruby' - Born on 5th October weighing a healthy 7.5pounds.

The weeks gone have been filled with cuddles, tears (from everyone), dirty nappies, infections, appointments and many smiles.

Now I see what everyone was talking about when they said the birth of your child will change your life! Yes, mine changed the instant she came into this world. It's amazing the love that you can feel for something so small that has only just come into your life. Do not know what we would do without her now, and although it's proved hard at times already (late nights, no sleep, troubles feeding), she is now our world and we will always do whatever we can to make sure that she is happy.

Here are some pictures of her journey so far. Coming to scrapbook pages one day - lol. When I have time for me-

After she was born.

Before her first bath

First bath at the hospital -

Proud mummy-

No sleep was beginning to take its toll - snuggle time

Starting to enjoy baths :)

Looks so small in her BIG BED

Cheeky face -

Tried to avoid it - but we welcomed Mr Dummy - has helped to settle her when she has pains.

Loving bath time now! So content after too - thinking we may need to try this when she is hard to settle at night.

With all that hair she can rock a headband! 12 days old here.

She pulls the funniest faces lately - our lil fish face - 2 weeks old

Hands always by her head while sleeping if she is not swaddled.

So quiet and content after her bath again. Looking more and more like her Daddy just take away the dark hair.

Loves a snuggle and sucking her fingers.

Sometimes will fill herself to the brim lol.

So there you have it. Our little girl. She is definitely keeping me from creating at the moment - but boy when I have time to create, look at all the gorgeous photos I can use, lol.

Looking forward to sharing more soon.

Oh also, if you were interested in the October 'A Piece of Cake Designs' kit - I only have 2 left so you will need to get in quick.

Take care xx
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A Piece of Cake Designs - October release is now available

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Kit Contents

Papers - The Cake Mix:
  • Echo Park 'For the Record 2 - Journaling Cards' Patterned Paper
  • Echo Park 'For the Record 2 - Handwritten' Patterned Paper
  • Echo Park 'For the Record 2 - Lazy Daisy' Patterned Paper
  • Websters Pages 'Park Drive - Margaret' Patterned Paper
  • Prima 'Romance Novel - Dear John' Patterned Paper
  • Prima 'Romance Novel - Emotion' Patterned Paper
  • Fancy Pants 'The Good Life - Labeled' Patterned Paper
  • 1 x Kraft Cardstock
  • 1 x Vanilla Cardstock 

Embellishments - The Filling:
  • American Crafts - 'Eric - Surf' Thickers
  • Basic Grey - Pink Letter Stickers
  • Jenni Bowlin 'Black Tab Stickers' 
  • Websters Pages 'Park Drive' Sentiment Stickers
  • Selection of Prima 'Romance Novel' Leaves and Flowers
  • 2 x Fancy Pants 'The Good Life' Life Artist Cards

Other - The Icing on the Cake:
  • 1 x Teal Chevron roll of Washi Tape
  • 1 length each of 'The Twinery' twine in Aqua, Light Pink, Hot Pink and Brown.
  • 5 x pink tickets
  • Selection of rhinestone and small brads
  • Selection of Studio Calico 'heart and arrow' Wooden Veneers
  • 1 x rhinestone piece

The Cherry On Top:
  • Packet of 3 'Cherries' handmade by 'A Piece of Cake Designs'

October SUYS challenge

Well I love when its a new month because it means a whole new round of scrapping inspiration.

This month at Show us Your Stuff, Leonie has created a sketch for everyone to use. I'm loving how different this sketch is to a usual scrapping sketch and was pretty inspired to create with this one.

Here's my sample:
I used a handmade item by the company 'A Flair for buttons', loving these at the moment.

Products used:
Echo Park Patterned Papers, My Mind's Eye stickers, American Crafts Thickers, A Flair for buttons button, Studio Calico 'potty people' wooden item, staples, black thread, twine.

Some close ups:
Handmade item


Thanks for looking, don't forget to give this months sketch a go. Not only is it awesome, but you also have a chance to win great prizes.


Chandon Craft October Sketch Competition

An awesome new competition has begun with my LSS each month. They are having a sketch competition and giving away a $40 voucher to one lucky winner! How great is that. You can check out their online website here and see all the funky products they have in stock.

This is this months sketch: I loved it - so easy and stress free to create a page with

I was asked to design a sample for the month of October. And here is my sample:

I used the new My Minds Eye 'The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine' range which is available in their store and online.
Photography by Sara Taylor
To enter all you need to do is complete a layout based on the Sketch and upload it to their online gallery here. You could win a $40 voucher. This competition is just too good to go past!

Take care, xxx
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Some sneaks of October challenges!

Well - happy first of October. It's hard to believe its October already and in 13 more days I will have a little bubba in my life!

Chandon Craft my LSS who also sell online are running an awesome Sketch comp. each month where you have a chance to win a $40 gift voucher! How cool is that?!? I've been asked to guest design for the month of October. Here is a sneak...

It's using the gorgeous Range from My Minds Eye 'The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine Collection' available in their online store.

A new month also means a new challenge for SUYS. This months challenge is a sketch designed by the lovely Leonie. Here's a sneak of my sample:

The revamp of this blog is pretty much done, I'm happy with how it turned out though I am sure there is more I will find to do.

This months APOCD kits are coming along nicely, just waiting on some products from Prima and Websters to arrive.

Hopefully I will have some full pages to share with you soon.

Take care, xxx

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