Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Hello Fellow Bloggers and Crafters. I hope you are all well. My hubby is suffering with sciatica at the moment and he is in a bit of a state, but he's still insistent that he wants to play cricket at the weekend!!!!

Anyway, on to my card. Aaahh, no, must tell you (LOL!) - I sent another entry in to the Jewellery Maker Wall of Fame (the bracelet shown in my last post) - I don't know if this one has been seen on the big screen, but I have been able to see my piccie on the wall behind the guest designers for the past two days - even that is exciting for me! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that my name will be drawn out of the hat tomorrow afternoon. But I know that everyone else is feeling the same way - I always feel happy for whoever wins though!

So, now to my card.

The two Mental Health Advocates who work in the same office as me have recently obtained the Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy. This was such a lot of hard work for both of them, and the Diploma is well deserved. So I thought I really must make them a card each. So this is the first one.

The image is from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers (I'm not good at colouring black things - I think it is because I haven't got enough shades of grey but its a bad workman who blames his tools as the saying goes!). The papers are from two different Kay and Co stacks (I'm sorry I don't know what they're called). The flowers and ribbon are from my stash, as is the pearl brad in the centre of the flower and the pearl gems which I coloured with promarkers. I made the diploma on the computer.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stop Sketch 121 - the sketch I've followed
Papertake Weekly - a bingo challenge - I've chosen the top line - free (ribbon), pearls and blooms
Incy Wincy Designs - a recipe challenge - 3 embellishments (ribbon, pearls and flowers), 2 papers and 1 image - I hope my entry counts as I have more than 3 embellishments so I will understand if you have to delete me!

I haven't managed to make the other Congratulations card yet - I hope to do that sometime this week though. I was planning on making it this evening, but I've spent time blogging and watching TV, so its too late now - think I'll go to bed to do some reading instead LOL! I'm reading the third book in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larsson - I think they're brilliant books.

Thanks for taking the time to peek at my blog - I hope to see you again soon - and enjoy the rest of the week.

Love, Andrea xx


Jennipher Lowery said...

What a sweet card! The papers are lovely and just perfect with the image. Sometimes it's hard to get that right without over powering the focal image. You've done a great job. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet stop.

Cathymac said...

Very cute, Andrea! I'm sure your co-worker will appreciate your thoughtfulness! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Monica said...

Such a neat card... love the hand rolled diploma. And how clever to colour pearls. Great colouring of the image. You are too modest about your talent.
I wish you lots of luck for your name to be drawn from the hat...

Hugs to an awesome jewellery designer,


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Andrea! I love that image and the papers you've used with it are gorgeous! You could enter it into the DigiStamp Boutique monthly challenge too - I'm sure Sally-Ann would love to see it. xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a perfect card. Love the sweet image and your custome diploma! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Kim O'Connell said...

What a fun little card this is! Love the personalized diploma! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!


A fabulous card Andrea - love the papers and the cute image. The diploma is brilliant!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Kelly said...

Cute card! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy, this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Andrea, what a gorgeous card. I love how you've coloured the image and your layout is perfect. Brilliant idea to create the diploma scroll! Thanks for joining in our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x