Friday, December 9, 2011

Green Tara DT Work

Christmas Card
I'm not really a big card fan but thought seeing as it is Christmas I would try my hand at a Christmas card, using Green Tara products made it easy to complete a card with very little effort and still look fantastic.
Products Used
Green Tara Metallic Lace Ribbon in Burgundy
Green Tara Reindeer Garland in Brown, cut up
Green Tara Bows on a wire ribbon for the tree tops in silver
Green Tara Metallic Bead ribbon for tree decorations in red & silver
Green Tara Die Cuts Christmas trees, sprayed with glimmer mist
Green Tara Xmas Wreath Green
Misc cardstock & LYB Papers

Dec Green Tara DT work

With 8 children you think I would have Christmas pages mastered but in fact in my 7yrs of scrapping I have only done about 5 pages, and have 14yrs worth umm now almost 15yrs worth of Christmas photos to catch up on. These photos were taking a couple of years ago while my younger children decorated the tree, more like themselves.

Products used
Green Tara Die Cut Christmas Trees
Green Tara Wreath White
Green Tara Christmas Bouquet in Gold
Green Tara Skeleton Leaves in Gold & Green
Green Tara Organza Rosette in Olive
Green Tara Ribbon Bow in White/gold
Green Tara Cherubs Metallic Gold
Green Tara Poinsettias in 3 sizes in Red
Green Tara Poinsettias in White Small
Green Tara Self adhesive Trim in gold
Green Tara Tree Ribbon in gold
All flowers have been sprayed with Pearl glimmer mist and then dipped it Alison Ellis Sparkle & Soft
Our little Alannah girl is a big girl now

Lana had her pre-school graduation last week and in 2mths she will be off to Kindergarden.

Our baby Girls 5mths photos

Friday, November 4, 2011

Crying Babies

Well I must say I truly do have a new understanding for those mothers who say their babies cry all the time.... After 7 great children who slept thru the night at only a few months old and only ever had a hour or two of being unsettled each day, generally called the twitching hour which is very normal for babies, I now have a little angel who is in no way an angel and I am exhausted beyond exhausted. Yes babies are hard work but this little angel is like having triplets in one baby.

Our new little girls has let us see the bad side since 2 weeks old. I spent 2mths trying to feed her but she was always unsettled and in tears. Oh and the chucking, Ive had 2 chucky babies before that giggled when they chucked but this little miss screamed all the time and on the off chance we did get her to sleep she would wake up screaming. All the while she hardly gained any weight the best she did was 40g in 3 weeks, in general she should have gained 450g in that time.

With the introduction of zantac she was able to get a little more sleep as the silent reflux was better but getting her to sleep was still a huge drama and the medication did not help the chucking side of things plus we still struggled to get her to eat and gain weight. I then spent weeks on medication and expressing after every feed to help my supply as her feeding habits left my supply wondering what the heck was going on.

By 3.5mths we were advised its time to try comp feeding with formula as she still was hardly gaining weight. Well she screamed even more and got the runs to go with it. So back to the Dr's, time to try soy formula. She slept yippee but only for 2 days with less crying, then came the constipation and the screaming again. Back to the Dr's.

So now at 4.5mths old we have finally got some answers. Added bonus she is putting on 200g a week.

It turned out she had a urinary tract infection basically from birth which was causing her discomfort, that was treated with medication she also underwent an ultrasound that showed a suspicious area followed by other tests to check her kidneys etc. All came back fine but she will need to have regular tests to double check.

She has now been put on Losec for her reflux and recently the dose was doubled.

It also turns out that she is lactose and protein intolerant so no matter how much I changed my diet she would never have gained weight while being breast fed (that made me feel better about turning to the bottle) and is now on a prescription formula that has no lactose and has the protein broken down so she still gets it but in a different form. We have been advised to avoid anything dairy or containing meat/chicken etc when starting solids but have hope she will grow out of it and be able to eat normally as she gets older.

But at 4.5mths old she still chucks from one bottle to the next, she hardly sleeps during the day, still cries way to much, is very difficult to feed she fusses with almost every feed and is still only taking the amount a new born takes and is feeding every 3hrs.

The great thing is once we can finally get her down at night around 9-11pm she will sleep and lately has only been waking between 2-4am for a feed and then again at 6-8am so we are finally getting some sleep, not that's its really helping she is draining us so much during the day the sleep we do get is not enough.

As she is still not a happy baby and still chucking so much the Dr is taking about more tests. If we can get thru 1 hour without her crying it would be a godsend.

We still love her dearly and she was worth every penny we spent to bring her into this world (IVF baby)

A couple of the very few photos I have of her not crying.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Born Princess

One of our newest edition Imogen

New born princess

* Little yellow bicycle - Tiny Princess range including papers and sticker
* Thickers alphas
* Prima flowers
* ManorHouse flowers
* Green tara & misc mini roses
* Kindy glitz

Kindy glitz added to the tips of the roses, also added to the castle, along the bottom edge and clouds

Nov - Design Team work for Green Tara

Well I'm finally getting back into the swing of things again, my photos have been piling up for months now with no sign of a scrapbook page being completed, I was beginning to think my days as a scrapbooker were numbered.

Last week I managed to complete 4 pages in 2 days compared to 2 cards & a page in 5mths.

Tiny Princess

* Gingham Frill in pink & green
* Organza rosettes in white cut into single roses, coloured with glimmer mist, heated slightly with heat gun to make them curl up more.
* Twisted Organza Pearl ribbon pink
* Lace coloured with glimmer mist using a paint brush
* Mesh ribbon for photo back drop
* Silk flowers with Swarovski crystals in white coloured with glimmer mist
* misc paper doily, cardstock
* Heidi Swapp plastic alphas
* Kaiser mini alpha stickers
* Glimmer mist in Pink bubblegum, Perfect peach & Key lime pie

Using white cardstock and 2 colours of gingham frill I created matching embellishments by choosing white products and colourng them with glimmer mist. Use a paint brush with glimmer mist to colour smaller areas
Uniquely You

* Cobweb ribbon
* Spring flowers
* Cherry blossom flowers
* Dragonfly silver spray
* MME title tag, journal tags & tree
* Cardstock & Crate paper Bliss range

Draping the cobweb ribbon around the page repeats the look of the climbing frame from the photo, spring flowers help to blend the colours in along with a touch of silver spray as accents.

P is for Princess twinkle toes

* Handmade string flowers in pink, cream & white
* Gingham frill ribbon in pink
* Lace coloured with glimmer mist
* Mini roses in various sizes and colours
* Apple blossom flowers
* Cherry blossom flowers
* misc chipboard hearts & ink
* Thickers Alphas
* Pink paislee chipboard bird cage
* Dusty attic chipboard birds
* Adorn it alpha stickers
* Little yellow bicycle papers
* Prima pebbles
* stamped babies foot
* Glimmer mist in Pearl & Vintage pink

Using glubers I have created string rosettes in two different sizes and then layered them together, adding a pearl glimmer mist to the string and all the flowers give them sparkle without changing their colours. Lace has also been coloured with glimmer mist

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Green Tara Design Team July

I managed to get in one layout the week before bubs was born for my DT work. Created using Green Tara products.

Photo of Briony with her fav doll this poor doll went everywhere with her it never left her side. It lost its head a few times alone with an arm and a leg, now years later we still have the doll packed away for her and even at almost 9 years of age she still has a fond attachment to a replacement doll that looks the exact same only a little smaller and so far it has kept all its limbs intact (for now)

And this layout created using the left over papers from the above layout but doesn't contain any green tara products

Baby Imogen has arrived

Yes I know Im a little late with posts but she hasn't been the happiest baby in the world and after having angel babies that sleep right thu the night from only a few weeks old she is giving me a run for my money.

You would think that after having already having 2 reflux babies she would be easy, but my other 2 girls were happy chuckers little miss Imogen is not she aften wakes up screaming, is difficult to feed and hates to sleep more than 10 mins at a time. However she is a good girl sometimes and maybe once or twice a day she will have a 3hr sleep now that she has started taking meds for the reflux.
So now that I have a few spare seconds mind you I am doing this with her on my lap I thought I would share a few pics.



Imogen May Born 17th June 2011 weighing in as our heaviest girl at 7p 13oz or 3550g

A bit of a shock after having 5 to 6 pound babies

Day 2

Poor Sick Shyanne was unable to hold bubby with her very high temp

Coral - Imogen's second mum to be

This one was taken about a week later

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Only 24 Days To Go

With only a little over 3 weeks left till we meet our baby girl we thought we would try and get one last glimpse at her to see hows she's grown.

Well it's not always easy to get an unborn baby to do you want it to we had to over come a very sleepy bub who just wanted to cover her face with her hands, but after a little bit we got a couple of little looks at her button chin and pouting lips and oh my after having several 5p babies she is sure a chubby little lass.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby No.. 8 - a womb with a view

I am finally able to share our newest edition baby Imogen, Yes we are expecting another beautiful little girl. I think we are going to need another bathroom & a huge wedding budget.

Today we had the pleasure of seeing our little girls face, well when she was kind enough to move her hands & feet out of the way. We got a little smile & a big yawn.

I must say even this early she looks just like her sisters.

A little tired as she rubs her eye.

A little smirk

A big yawn

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Another one using Green Tara Products.

Almost everything here can be found at Green Tara, with the exception of the cardstock, ink & rhinestones in the flowers.

Valentines Card

A sweet little Valentines card that could also be used for a number of other occasions. Created for Green Tara Design Team using Alison's wonderful products.

White/Silver mulberry paper
Flower Spray in red
Silver Sprays in 2 varieties
Roses in a variety of colours and sizes
Metal heart coloured using alcohol inks
Extra - Cardstock and white ink

Christmas Countdown

I have had this wooden creation from Kaisercraft sitting on my shelf now for over 12mths waiting to be dressed up ready for sweets, so finally this year, well last year now. We finally got a white Christmas tree that we had wanted for years and decorated it in bright bold colours for the kids. To match our tree I used Kaisercraft papers to decorate our countdown and added little santa chocolates to each of the draws.