Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Dave! GoPro card

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I want to wish my husband a happy 46th Birthday xx  seen as he is enjoying his GoPro so much what else was there to make but a GoPro card. We love you loads and hope you have a great day and year xoxoxoox.  
To make this I used a card base of  5 and 1/2 x 4 and 1/2" or 14 x 11 cm folded. GoPro screen 1and 1/2 x 2" or 4 x 5 cm. The circles I used measured.... 3 and 1/4", 2 and 1/2", 1 and 3/4", 1 and 1/4" and a 1/2".
This is the GoPro without the outer case on which was a little easier to replicate. If you don't like the hand writing look do all your pieces on the printer, I was going for the home made look here so my hand writing was ok for what I needed. Its not the most perfect thing but I hope this might inspire you to make some of your own cards that suit the hobbies the guys in your life love. Thanks to those who have checked out Dave's YouTube Channel.... if you haven't and would like to go to this link or press on the pic.... please subscribe Dave would love that!  :-) PS sorry for the bad camera angles etc... I still don't have it all set up yet in my new craft space.

thanks and enjoy xxx Happy Christmas to all

Blessings to you

and a last thought
And whatever you do, in word or deed, 
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
 giving thanks to God the Father through him.  
Colossians 3:17

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Christmas.... a family chat and a couple of cards

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  Hi all, its been a while since I posted on here..... since Madaleines formal life has been hectic. Ben is still in South America we heard from him up until a few weeks ago. At this stage of their mission trip he has no wifi up the Amazon river building toilets for villages so prayers would be great, a few pics above.... hopefully we will hear from him just after Christmas. Beth did her bit in Bali for red frogs as team leader but unfortunately this year spent a short stay in a Bali hospital with the flu, thankfully she was cared for very well and successfully passed that on to us all when she got home..... not so fun. I am thankful God had His hand over her!

We have been busy moving three rooms around in our home to accommodate Beth living with us after her Graduation as she starts her new primary teaching job next year so that meant sacrificing my craft room for a bit.... but hey you do that stuff for your kids. Beth's Graduation weekend was such a great time together and we are so very proud of her finishing well, we did miss having Ben there as a family.  At the same time I have been helping our youngest daughter clear our her room and put things in storage/ pack as she has found a lovely family to au pair in Ireland with for 12 months. Go Mad!! you will have the adventure of your life!

 I must say their has been many proud parent moments this year with many mile stones and achievements. Sharing with our kids as they grow, mature and work toward their our adventures has been awesome and we can say with Gods guiding help we did it as parents! thankfully this is not the end just the beginning of many happy family years to come. We are so very proud of you all... Beth, Ben & Madaleine xxx

 This year my husband has found a hobby in his GoPro and what he can do with the editing. We love to take it everywhere now. He has made his own YouTube channel so if you'd like to see what we get up to in our spare time please subscribe to his channel he would love that! 
 So you can imagine now why my crafting has been pretty much on hold. Family def comes first here and precious time together. My tiny play this year with some Christmas cards produced these two.....

you can go to this link of a previous post and read more on how I made the mustaches
and Ive really been enjoy my shell collecting lately so I bought these beautiful sets of dies from Impression Obsession... shell and sea gulls. Instead of putting on the red holly berries i replaced them with white pearls. Happy Christmas to all, enjoy your holidays and most importantly cherish every family moment together. xx
Blessings to you


and a last thought
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7