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Wednesday 19 December 2012

Yayyyyyy Good news and a project! -D

I am unsure as to you all know that my daughter was pregnant with twins.  She gave birth to them yesterday 3 weeks prem to the 37 week gestation period for twins.  They were born early evening yesterday and I am going to share a couple of pics with you.

Lili-Mae 5lb 5.5 oz

Harvey 4lb 8.5 oz

Are they not so so gorgeous.  I was in with my daughter while she had C-Section and watched everything.  I thought I would just share the clean pics.  I am still over whelmed with it all and my heart is just bursting.

Happy Christmas to me lol x

Right now onto my project which I can share with you all.  I made it for a friend, Paula, for Christmas and she now has it. I made a wall hanging for her craft room incorporating Christmas. I painted the background in a mixture of red and green acrylic paint.  I used steampunk christmas stamps which I think are by Sam Poole.  I used cogs and clocks from my stash and the colied wire are the stems from my flowers painted silver. The lock and key replace the star lol. The holly leaves and berries are also from my stash and I wired them together into a wreath. The poinsettas were lifeless and bright red to start with but I used red paint and manipulated them to breathe life into them.  The chain came from an old necklace to finish it off.  the back compliments the front without embellishments.
Hope you like it as much as my friend Paula does.

Happy Christmas everyone

Hugz Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Anything goes - trad colours 29d 
Celebrate the occasion - Christmas anything goes 24d 
Craftroom challenge - tag  8j
Creative craft - non trad (steampunk) 25d 
High Hopes - anything goes 8j 
Loves rubberstamps - merry christmas 24d 
 TTCRD - anything goes 24d
Tuesday Alchemy - anything but a card 24d 
Lady Annes Vicky 1st challenge - anything goes 8j 
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes 29d 
Incy wincy - holly 2j
Kaboodles doodles - anything goes christmas 23d 
MIM - anything goes 31
Tammys Scrapin corner - anything goes 24d 
Come and get it - anything christmas 23d 
dream Valley Challenges - christmas 5j 
Gingerloft - christmas 16j 
Squirrel and the fox - christmas 25d 
Allsorts - Oh christmas tree  22d
Di digi design - anything but a card 22d 
Anything but a card - 2j 
OOZAK - anything goes plus red 1j
Inspire me fridays - anything goes 21d
Winter wonderland - christmas tree 21d 
Divas by design - anything goes  8j
Crafty Creations - seasonal tag 1j 
Crafting by design - tags 26d 
Creative Belli - Christmas 1j 
Dragons Dream - Christmas 26d 


  1. Huge congrats Grandma! Twins... double the trouble...double the joy! (My twin girls are now 7yrs old).... lovely photos... and a good weight for twins. I became a grandma 5wks ago.... so i share your heartfelt joy Elaine.... happy christmas to us hey?
    Thanks for the link to the embellies....i hadnt seen them before.... thanks again love BDx

  2. Aw thanks sweetie and pleased I found something new for you. My daughter has just rung and told me they out of incubators. Really good news. These 2 make 5 Grandchildren for me and there are another 2 due in feb..... cant wait lol. Anyway love and hugz to you and have a fab Christmas xx

  3. Congratulation on becoming a Grandmother to twins, they are gorgeous. Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  4. What a beautiful wall hanging love all the details and work you have put into it -congratulations on becoming a grandmother your grandchildren are gorgeous -thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  5. Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Beautiful pictures of those gorgeous babies, hope all goes well.

    Pam x

  6. Congrats again Elaine - those two little ones are utterly gorgeous! Your wallhanging is fabulous - LOVE all the textured details. What a joyous Christmas you have in store. Nicola x

  7. OMGosh they are so adorable!!! Congrat's to you Gramma and your daughter!!! This is going to be a wonderful season for the both of you. Okay, your card is beautiful too, but it is so outshadowed by these wonderful twins!!! Twice the fun. Thanks for playing with us over at Love Rubberstamps!!! And thanks for making my day brighter with your good news.

  8. Congrats once again Elaine!! Such good news :)
    Love the project too - very creative, just love all the bits of hardware, too cool!

  9. Elaine, your new Grands are just darling! I am getting nervous, my DIL is due the first of next month.

    Your tags are awesome (goes without saying) I may try a little "steam punk" :D)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Inspirations!

  10. The photos of your newest family members are truly amazing .
    Your project hanger is amazing with so much detailing . Thanks for sharing all with us at Make it Monday

  11. Gorgeous tags, but not nearly as beautiful as those two adorable babies! Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion.

  12. Super adorable tags, details! Congratulations Grandma!

    Thanks for joining us for the Challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨))
    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´Shell in Alaska♥
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  13. I like the tags, but I love the twins :)
    Congratualtions to you and your family!!

  14. gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs and Wishes Xmas
    Kate xx
    ps Congratulations Elaine :)

  15. First Congratulations on the birth of the Twins, they look so gorgeous, you are going to have a busy time ahead, but I am sure it is not going to be any hardship helping your Daughter out.

    A very beautiful wall hanging and thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  16. The wall hanging is stunning and I'm sure your friend Paula loves it ... I do! Thanks for joing us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog! Congrants on the twins grandma! (I am the mother of boy/girl twins)

  17. Your grand children are so gorgeous - you must be so thrilled. Congratulations.
    Love your tags. So colourful.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  18. Congratulations to you and your daughter. The Babies are beautiful. We know your having happy holidays ;) Awesome project love everything about it, well done. We're glad you share with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Elisa DT

  19. Huge congratulations to becoming Grandma to those gorgeous twins!

    The wall hanging is fabulous! Love the layout and that Christmas tree is awesome!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  20. You've created a wonderful tag, thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.
    An congrats on becoming a grandma :)

  21. Great tag with wonderful colors and techinque Elaine. Now, how about those two beautiful grandbabies!!!! Congratulations!! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  22. Oh wow Elaine congrats on being a double granny. The little ones are adorablecand wish them all the best in becoming strong and staying healthy. Your tag is just gorgeous and I love the richness.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  23. Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible creation. Thanks for joining us this week at tammyscrapincorner.
    We look forward to seeing your beautiful creation next week. Happy Holidays
    Berni, DT

  24. Congrats on your new grandbabies. They are so adorable. Happy Holiday, beautiful present. Hugs

  25. Congratulations Grandma...Beautiful Pics of the two little beauties... Your arms will be full this Christmas...lots of cuddles & kisses... x x

    Your tag Elaine is AmAzing..WOW, What a background & texture, Love the elements Thank you so much for joining us at Dragons Dream...Hugs May x x x

  26. Congratulations on your grandbabies! They are super cute! They have some good weights and look like they are doing very well for being early! What an amazing Christmas gift! Your tag is gorgeous too! I love the colors and all of the details you added! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  27. Hi Elaine
    I saw another of your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look again.
    Your creations are gorgeous and so are your grand-children.
    Michaela xx

  28. Congrats Elaine and all the family, I'm a godmother to one of twin boys.

    Fabulous tags.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge!
    Merry Christmas;-))m

  29. Congratulations. The twins are so adorable ;)

    And the tag is so cool. Love your design. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy challenge this week!
    Kaia, DT

  30. congrats on the twins they are so cute

    love the tag, love steampunk so this one looks great to me

    thanks for sharing at tio

  31. Congratulations on your precious twin grand babies and thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  32. Your card is SO inspiring with all the little gadgets! but I MUST say CONGRATS GRAMMA!!!!! Oh my word, how special is THIS for Christmas!!!! Blessings to these special babies!!!! Thanks for playing along with loves rubberstamps

  33. Great tag Elaine and huge congratulations on those two beautiful babies. Merry Christmas to you all. Elizabeth x

  34. congrats on the babies. the tags are cute too. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  35. Beautiful tags and new babies! What cuties!
    Hugs and Happy Holidays,
    Beth P CBD Team

  36. Wonderful idea to use the clock faces. Thanks for joining in the Creative Belli Challenge -- and congratulations on those 2 sweet babies.

  37. Thank you for playing along with the High Hopes Challenge. Unfortunately, you didn't use a High Hopes image so it doesn't qualify for the prize. We hope you will play along again soon using a High Hopes stamp
    High Hopes Lead Designer

  38. Congratulations to you Elaine and to your daughter as well. So happy you shared photos with all of us. :) Love your tag and hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  39. Cool project! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC! :)


  40. What a fab project! I love all the different eclectic elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  41. Congratulations Nanna/Grandma, and what a perfect Christmas gift these two little bundles of joy are!!! I became a first time Nanna 5 months ago and agree that it's the best feeling in the world :-). I love your tag, they make wonderful gifts to give, and your embellishments are fabulous. Thanks for joining in with our Make A Tag theme!

    Maria x
    Craft-Room Challenge DT

  42. Hi Elaine - huge congratulations on the twins' safe arrival. Must be the time for it as we've had 2 sets of twins born into our family in the last 2 months!
    Love the wall hanging ... very unusual. Thanks for sharing your project at Incy Wincy Designs in our "Holly or Mistletoe" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  43. Congratulations on the birth of your grandchildren - they're adorable. Your tag is fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  44. Congrats on the new babies in your life. You must still be over the moon snuggling them! Hope your daughter is recovering well. Gorgeous tags by the way! =) xoxo


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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