Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Introducing Nicholas Luke McNamara

On the 19th of April at 7:40 pm Nicholas Luke was born into the world at Newcastle Private Hospital.  He was 52cm long and weighed a whopping 9.8 pounds.  After a "natural" labour of 15 hours with an epijural and forceps delivery he finally made his appearance.

We came home from hospital yesterday to settle in at home.  So far Nicholas is a very calm baby who just loves to be cuddled and snuggled up.  We absolutely adore him.  I am still recovering from the labour.  

I will try and snatch a few moments here and there to post some pictures.

I hope you are all well,

Alicia xx

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mad for Markers ~ Colouring Wet

Have you coloured something wet yet for our Mad for Markers challenge?
I coloured this Creeper Mermaid available for purchase in Sammi's Mad for Markers store.  I coloured her in reds and blues to match my Australia Day paper pad.  These are the colours I used:

Skin: E00, E11, E04, R20
Hair: R59, R29, R35
Blues: B29, B18, B24, B93
Outline: C1
I added lots of Kindy Glitz to give her a bit of sparkle and help achieve that wet look.

Today we have a telephone man coming to check out our lines, so hopefully I will have internet soon..cant wait! Thnaks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Alicia xx

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No Baby Yet...but here are some cards...

Well, today was the due date, but no baby yet.  I visited the Obstetrician today who has booked an induction for the 18th of April.  We will see if the baby decides to arrive before then!  I have finally finished all the unpacking and now have my craft room set up, or craft corner would probably be a better description.  Our new computer has arrived and now we are just waiting on intenet.  Then I will be totally set up again for blogging and crafting, in the meantime I am patiently using the ipad.

I made this card for my brother's girlfriend for her birthday, and then made the second one for one of my friends.  The first image I coloured with Copics, the second image was pre-coloured.  The copics I used were:
Skin: E00, E11, E04, R20
Hair: 100, C7, C5, C3
Pinks: RV29, RV04, RV02
Outline: C1

I will try and catch up on blogging comments tomorrow.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely day.
Alicia xx

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mad for Markers ~ Colour Something to Look Wet

Good morning,

I have a mermaid to share today.
I challenged myself to colour a background for her as well.  I havent put her on a card.  She is kind of like a mini piece of artwork.  I coloured the mermaid first with these colours:

Skin: E04, E11, R20, E00
Hair: Y06, Y17, Y38, E35
Bubbles: B00, B02, B05, BG000

Then I followed a utube video on how to colour water and used the following Copics:

Water: B39, B24, BV17, B12, BG01, BG10, BG000

It was certainly a challenge for me but I enjoyed it!

I hope you have a beautiful and happy Easter weekend.

Alicia xx

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Appologies for the dodgy posting below.
I am doing my best on this ipad, but having great difficulty editing.
Sorry for the floating picture covering up the writing.
I cant seem to work out how to remove it.
Our internet is a long time away so planty of time for me to practice getting all this right I guess.
I appreciate your patience.
Alicia xx

Life at the Moment

I have been able to catch my breath today...most things are now unpacked before the next load of boxes and furniture arrive today.
This photo is taken through our front window.  Can you see the large ship coming into port?  It is a beautiful morning.

Finally a picture of the baby cupboard in its spot and all unpacked.  I have been trying to get this happening for four months!!
Next to it underneath the little rocker you might be able to see my pink suitcase all packed and ready to go to hospital.  Only nine days left till the due date now.  Beside that is the bassinett all made up and ready to go as well.

And this is my job for today...the craft room/spare bedroom.  My desks will be arriving today and more boxes.  It is going tobe very squishy but I am really looking forwars to setting it all up again and fingers crossed doing a little crafting.

And this is all the crafting I have done this week.  Not much at all...but I hope to get back into the swing of it soon.

Thanks for popping by my blog and for all your lovely comments.
I truely appreciate your friendship.

Alicia xx