Saturday, 12 March 2011

And I'm a Guest Designer for OSCC!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Hello - its the weekend - hope you have a good one!

Sorry about my gloomy post on Thursday - but I am feeling much better now - don't know where that all came from LOL!

Anyway, here's my second bit of lovely news this week - Shelley at One Stop Craft Challenge invited me to be Guest Designer this week. To put it mildly, I was gobsmacked, but of course I had to say yes, even though it was a bit nervewracking!!

The challenge this week is Clean and Simple. Well, I don't think I've ever done clean and simple, but I had a few ideas to try, and this is how my card turned out.

I stamped and embossed a sentiment from a CC Designs Thank You set, then die cut with my Nellie Snellen die, and added another die cut layer. Then I just die cut and embossed my favourite flower dies from Joy Crafts (OK, they're the only flower dies I have and I really want some more LOL!). Added pearl brads to the centre and that's all there was to it, apart from rounding the corners of the card. This is all pearlescent card, so it is nice and shimmery.

I loved this card when I'd finished it, but I'm not sure again now - maybe its too clean and simple, maybe the base card is a bit too big?!

I think this sentiment is perfect for a blogger whom I follow, and I'm sure many of you in blogland know - Jacque. I don't know her personally but, from what I read on her blog, she is a very very talented crafter and an extremely generous person - she often has sweet stuff to give away. So I would like to dedicate this card and 'cyberpost' it to Jacque.

I made a couple of other clean and simple cards which turned out OK - I might show those in another post.

I hope you will take a look at the One Stop Craft Challenge blog this week and maybe have a play in the challenge! I've seen many fabulous CAS cards around blogland so you know you can do it LOL!

I'm attempting to schedule this post - another thing I've never done before - so fingers crossed that it will work!

Thanks for visiting me and I hope you will call by again sometime.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, glad your feeling better now. Well done on your GDT spot! Your card is a perfect CAS card; absoloutely gorgeous! I've left you something on my blog too. xx

Monica said...

Whoohoo! So happy for you, Andrea.

This card is lovely.

xxx Monica

Vicky said...

Just so lovely Andrea ~ fabulous CAS card and I love the colour and wee flowers too :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Mina said...

your allowed to feel gloomy now and again Andrea we all do and who better to listen than your fiends...wwwwoooohhhoooo huge congratultions on your DT post...your cas card is stunning, I love it
Mina xxx

Tab said...

Oooooh your card, is gorgeous Andrea! Love the CAS look and the colours are fab.

Awww, we all need to let of steam from time to time, hun, so don't you worry...glad you are feeling better!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tab said...

Sorry hun, I forgot so say, well done on your GDS! Truly very well deserved!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Andrea, the sentiment is lovely. Congrats on your GDT post :)

We all have our tearful days hun, it is allowed you know. Sometimes everything just seems too much, I know at times I get down when the house isn't as tidy as I want it and I'm in too much pain to sort it out. Tackle it one room at a time & forget the rest until that room is sorted, and be ruthless, part with things in box's you probably forgot you had and do a car boot sale or head to the charity shop. You will feel so much better when you see it gradually come together
big hugs Mandy xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful that sentiment a brilliant CAS card!

San x

Sarita said...

This is a lovely card Andrea, the turquoise and white is a fantastic colour choice. Lovely sentiment too,
Love Sarita xx