Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Gorgeous Daughter, Darcie Alice Hope

Just a quick post... I have been rather busy lately! I'd just like to introduce the newest member of our family, our first baby! Darcie Alice Hope arrived on the 7th of July 2014, weighing 2.780kg and measuring 47cm. Mammy and baby are doing just fine, although the labour was not a piece of cake (OMG thought I was dying), but we were rewarded with a beautiful, baby girl! She's just perfect, and we can't believe how lucky we are! Here's a few pictures...
Photo: We are so pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Darcie Alice Hope. She was born on Monday 7th July 2014 at 9.31pm. She weighs 2.780kg (6lb12oz) and measures 47cm(18.5 inches). She is just perfect! We cannot believe how lucky we are! Michelle & Rudy xx
One day old
At the hospital with her first teddies
One the phone to Santa again... this is her favourite pose!
Back home, sound asleep!

Hope to back with you all in blogland soon... but a certain little person is taking up lots of my time right now! Sending hugs xx

Friday, June 27, 2014

Remember Me?

OK, so I've been absent for quite some time... sorry! I do have an excuse though... I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant! I haven't done any crafting, or blogging for weeks now, just feeling exhausted and have had other things on my mind. Anyway, here's an update on my bump...
My bump @ 32 Weeks
This is at 35 weeks (notice the tree on the wall... stickers, I love it!) Bear isn't looking too impressed!
And today (almost 38 weeks)... not much difference from 35 weeks but baby has grown and weighs 2.7kg now (approx).
And finally a pic of baby's room, part of it anyhow. We now have a cot which is on the left, next to the mobile (didn't have it when I took this picture). Hope baby will like the room!

Oh... just to say baby is now head down... HURRAY! But the bad news is that they may have to induce me  early (I have a few health concerns with the pregnancy)... I'm really scared that the induction will not go to plan and I end up having a C section! 

Thank you so much for popping by, I'm sure I've lost some of you by now but if you still visit... THANK YOU! I hope to be doing a card or two soon too! Big hugs xx

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Baby's Room Update...

Hiya peeps!

You've probably all lost interest in my blog by now, I'm not doing any crafting at the moment. I have got some pictures to share with you though... we've been busy doing baby's room, it's not quite finished, but my Dad came over and did all the decorating (We went for white & grey), so it's just the finishing touches to do really. Here's a sneak peek so far...
I made a quilt and some bunting for baby's room, here's a few close ups...

Quilt and Bunting (I love this pretty cotton material, it's from Dunelm/Yorkshire Trading... and it can be 'boy' or 'girl')
The Bunting
The Quilt (front and back)
There are some fab tutorials on the net for making quilts/bunting... and it didn't take that long to make these (and I'm a beginner really). The bunting was really simple to do, and I think it looks quite cute!

The room isn't totally finished, we have the crib to add and a few more things... I'll take a few pictures when all is done so you can see it all finished. Hopefully I'll be back crafting/blogging soon too! 

I'm now almost 33 weeks pregnant, and my baby bump is definately growing. I had a scan last week, all ok except that baby is breech!!! I have some excercises to do to encourage baby to turn head down... if not it'll be a programmed C-Section delivery. I'm keeping all fingers crossed that baby decides to turn! Has anyone had any experience of baby turning late on? I see my doctor mid-June so baby needs to turn before! 

Thanks for popping by today! And thanks for not losing interest in my blog, for those who are here LOL :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Little Update...

Hello peeps!

Ok, so it's been a while! Maybe you're wondering what's happened to me (I am wondering what's happened to me)... well just to keep you in the loop... I'm now fast approaching my 8th month of pregnancy and am starting to feel tired... VERY TIRED! Baby is moving and kicking, especially at night, so I don't always get the sleep I need. We have also started re-organising the house in preparation for baby. My Dad recently decorated the spare room for little one's arrival (I'll take some pics and post them on here soon), so everything that was in the spare room (well junk room) is now piled high in my craft room!!! I can't even get into my craft room for boxes and boxes of STUFF! Grrr! This is why I have not been able to make anything lately, well not cards anyway. I did make a baby quilt and some bunting for baby's room, I'll have to take a picture of that too, so be back soon with another update! Thanks for popping by xx

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So Sentimental...

Good morning peeps! 
Firstly I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the lovely well wishes I received in my last post!!! I'll keep you posted with news, and of course when baby arrives! A few months to go yet though!

Now, we have a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers, SO SENTIMENTAL, we want you to use a sentiment on your project, easy! Here's my DT card...
I haven't used a Penny Black stamp for ages, so thought I'd use this cute stamp called A Stitch in Time. The sentiment is from a clear set by Hero Arts. The lovely papers are from my friend Faye! I used my Letraset Tria markers to colour... don't forget if you want to join in the challenge you must use your Letraset markers (Promarker, Flexmarkers, Tria, Aqua etc...). We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy who are giving away a fab stamp and Angel Crafts who are offering a mixed bag of stash to one lucky, random winner. Pop by the challenge blog for all the details, and take a peek at the other super DT creations!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spilling the Beans (or bean lol)...

Good morning peeps!

I'll spill the beans later, but first I want to share a card I made for the inspirational post today over at Little Miss Muffet Blog... meet Sonny Honeycloud Party by Pollycraft. You can find her and much more over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps...
You likey? I think she's a real sweetie, just perfect for any Birthday! I coloured with my Promarkers and Trias, and added some fun embellishments. The papers are K & Company (I think) from a while back. Pop by the Little Miss Muffet Blog to see lots more inspiration from my DT buddies! We also have an ANYTHING GOES challenge on at the moment if you fancy joining in?!

Right... I will now SPILL THE BEANS! You may have noticed that I've not been visitng you all much recently, and have only been blogging for my DT posts. Well, it's not because I don't want to visit you all, or do any crafting but I've been feeling quite tired etc these last few months because...
 I'm PREGNANT! Six months now... but the first few months were difficult so I kept things quiet (except for a few peeps who knew)... but now there's no hiding my growing bump, so there you have it! I hate my picture taken, so have just featured the bump in the photo! This is our first baby and hubby and I are over the moon, we can't wait to meet our new little one! I'm feeling more and more movement which is really exciting! Baby is due in July, so hopefully the weather won't be too hot this summer... not good when you're heavily pregnant, I suppose!?

So... please forgive me if I don't get around to visit you all as often as I should, it's just I often fall asleep on an evening so struggle to keep my eyes open to blog! Sending you all lots of hugs xx

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello Spring!

Good morning peeps!

Our challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge is HELLO SPRING... so we want to see your Spring inspired creations this fortnight! Please remember to follow our theme if you'd like to join and and be eligible to win a prize, some people have been entering just anything (i.e. not following the theme, which is a bit annoying. Oh, and don't forget to link back to the challenge blog too! 

I've used a gorgeous digi stamp from Di's Digi Stamps called Izzy's Chickadee... totally cute! I coloured her using Promarkers and Trias from Letraset. I've gone to town with embellishments (for me anyhow)... hope you like it :) Have a fab weekend!