Saturday, 9 April 2011

Clean and Simple Turns to Very Messy and Something In Between!

Hello fellow bloggers - I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Well, are you wondering how clean and simple can turn into very messy? - here's how! This is my clean and simple card - a wedding acceptance for my Mum to send for my cousin's wedding - very simple, just a plain white card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder flower fantasy, and a computer generated sentiment die cut with a Labels 10 nestie, eyelets added and organza ribbon coloured with a Promarker. I also ran the promarker around the edge of the die cut, and then added Diamond Stickles. I'm entering this card in this week's Less is More challenge which is sentiment focus. (Just realised I can't enter this card as it is not one layer - the sentiment is a separate layer).

And, at the end of my crafting session, this is what my kitchen table usually looks like - this is why I sometimes don't feel like crafting, 'cos I can't be bothered with the tidying up afterwards - I have to tidy up after every session ready for the next meal.

And this is what I made in between

The colours are much brighter in real life - I don't really know why this looks so wishy washy. Anyway, this is a card for a classmate of Eleri's - she is going to his party tomorrow. The image is Cowboy in Training from Bugaboo Stamps. I've coloured him with Promarkers. And I've used my new toys - at last I've got hold of some circle nesties (whoop, whoop!!). The papers are Kay & Co. The card I've used for matting and layering has been coloured with Promarkers to match the image. The happy day sentiment is a digi from TLC Creations, and the name is computer generated and then the letters cut up and added separately. What do you think of the lassoo? - well that's from the tag I took off my son's new jeans. I just love the way this card turned out, and I'm entering it in the following challenges

Truly Scrumptious Challenge - the sketch I followed
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge - Punches and dies - my new circle nestie dies
Catch the Bug - 4 or more layers
Fussy and Fancy - A card for a child

That's enough from me - hope to see you again soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards hun...Oh and I love your table too lol..

love how you done the lassoo...and love the colours too..

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Andrea, what a shame you can't enter your first card! I love both of these and the cowboy one is so sweet! I love the way you've got the lasso around the sentiment - fab idea! xx

Emma said...

Such beautiful and adorable creations, fab pic of your desk too.
Hugs Emma x

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your mess :), so glad I'm not the only one, hehehe! Your layers card for Bug A Boo stamps is adorable I love the cowboy collections! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Emma said...

Thank you for your congrats on our baby news Andrea.
Hugs Emma x

Michele L. said...

Thank you for joining us at
Your card is simply terrific. I also enjoy your mess, I'm just glad I'm not the only one!!! :-)

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute cowboy! love the colors! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Monica said...

I don't know how I have been missing your wonderful creations, Andrea. Sorry about that...

Both these cards are wonderful... the first one is so posh and elegant. And I love the image and the colour combo in the second one.

Thanks for sharing how your table looks like - it is kinda comforting for a messy person like me who finds it hard to keep a clean work space howsoever I try.

xxx Monica