Friday, 4 October 2013

Ellie Matilda Gatehouse

I have been really neglectful in not posting some pics of my little step-granddaughter, Ellie.  She was born on 9 August 2013 at 5:04am weighing in at a healthy 8lb 12ozs.  Her dad, Michael (Jan's son) and mum, Anna, had to go down to Invercargill for her birth (from their home in Te Anau) and were then transferred to Tuatapere when she was only a few hours old.  She is 8 weeks old today, my how the time has flown.  Here are some pics -

As you can see she is a happy wee dot.  Nana Jan has already been down for a few days and had cuddles - I am waiting patiently ... not.  I suspect she is going to be spoilt by her grandparents and Aunty Sarah and why not, she's a little cutie pie.

Cat family layout

My blog has been neglected yet again, and apologies to those of you who keep coming back only to find there is nothing new.  Life has been rather hectic of late - in the last few months we have 'lost' our dear friends Shane and Robyn, my bosses adored husband Gary, my cousins dad Bob, Jan's mum Naomi, and most recently Jan's much loved friend Ann.  We also had to have our wee Mac put down.  On a happier note we have been to Scrapfest and had an awesome time (more posts about that) and we have also welcomed wee Ellie into our family (more about her in another post).

Anyway, I wanted to share with you my latest layout about a little cat family who made a big impact on my life many years ago.
The background was created using some of my washi tape collection.  I have had no end of hassling about how many rolls I have so I thought I'd better start showing that I do in fact use it and it is not solely for decoration.  I've used a little bit of mulberry paper as a matt for the journaling and mother cat has been matted on chipboard and inked around the edges.  The filmstrip was cut on my eClips from a template I created - this allows me to scale it up or down to the size I want/need.  My wee girl, Chi, was such a little princess and had such a short wee life that I felt it only appropriate to give her a princess crown.  Our Kaycee is almost the spitting image of Chi.  The paper clip was made using a 'paw' brad I had in my stash and a black paper clip very kindly 'left' in my package of washi tape from Lowri McNabb @ Papervine.  The twine was adhered using Glossy Accents.