Tuesday, 11 May 2010

New Home Cards

Hello Fellow Crafters! Guess what? - my mojo has been and gone awol again! Just typical, when I have special birthdays around the corner (my mum, dad, goddaughters, niece, nephew, father in law, fathers day!! OMG, when I see it written, no wonder my mojo has gone away - it's stressed (lol!).

My Mum has recently been in hospital again (home again now and hopefully on the road to recovery!). Just before she went into hospital, she gave me a pile of cards I'd made for her/my Dad in the last few years, so that I could recycle the embellishments etc - and when she was in hospital I tried to find the Get Well card I gave her last time she was in - I was going to give it to her again (ha! ha!) but I couldn't find it (teach me to be lazy!!). I did admit it to her though, and she did see the funny side! And I very nearly recycled one of the old cards to give her again for her birthday this week (how bad is that!!!) - I thought about taking the front off a card, and making it into an easel card. But I haven't done that - I made her a card using a free decoupage kit I had with a magazine a little while ago - quite a nice card but not very inspirational, so I haven't photographed it to show you (actually, truth be told, I forgot!, but it wasn't as special as it should be for my Mum!)

Anyway, now to show you two new home cards I did manage to come up with last weekend - one for a new neighbour we have, and one for one of my husband's workmates.

The image I've used for both cards was a free digi image from Digital Delights (I think! - sorry if I've got that wrong though - it's down to my poor filing on my computer! - my cyber filing is not much better than my paper filing (lol!)). I coloured the image with promarkers. The papers are also a digi download - Summer Driggs Easy Breezy. I sprayed the papers with Crafters Companion Gold Spray n Sparkle, and added some stickles and gems to the flowers (which were part of the digi download)

I'm going to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Dare U 2 Digistamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenge - Stamped or Digi Image plus Bling

Don't think I've entered any of those challenges before!

Thanks for looking, and I'd love it if you had time to leave me a comment!

Love, Andrea xx


Beryl said...

I love this little house and you have made two wonderful cards with it. Love the colours and design and the lovely shaped matting for the little house.
Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Julie M said...

Gorgeous cards, Andrea. I love the vibrant happy papers, your colouring and those lovely glittery flowers. (I must put those nesties on my list too!!).

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week (and thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog).

Julie :o)

Ann Whitfield said...

Two great cards Andrea - you'd never know that your mojo has gone missing! Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's and I hope we see you for the blog hop on the 21st.
Ann x

Mandy said...

Andrea this is gorgeous, I love that image.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

These are two gorgeous card so beautifully design the colours are fabulous so is the image I love it thank you so much for sharing these with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a gorgeous card. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Mina said...

wow Andrea that little image is so cute and perfect for new home cards...I love the fantastic mix of colours in the papers
Mina xxx