Saturday, 6 August 2011

My Other News!

Hello Everyone!

Well, has anyone called back to check what my other exciting news is? Here goes - I am thrilled to have been asked if I would like to be Guest Designer for Craft Your Days Away 1st birthday challenge today - how good is that? (big smiles from me!!).

So, here's the card I made. This is a card I made for a friend of Eleri's, who had her 6th birthday party yesterday.

The image is the other half of the image I used the other day (Molly and Tom from Digistamp Boutique), and I've coloured her with promarkers. The papers are My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - I've nearly finished this pad, which is very disappointing! The sentiment was from the pad too. I've added stickles to her goggles and around the image, added some die-cut flowers, and popped on some Papermania adhesive shimmer dots to the centres of the flowers, to the dot above the 'i' in the sentiment and to each corner of the card (unfortunately, you can hardly see them in the photo).

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

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - the sketch I followed
The Paper Shelter - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Totally Papercrafts - Holidays
Charisma Cardz - a Bingo challenge and I chose Flowers, Gems and Circles

So now I'll show you the present I made for Eleri's friend. I made a necklace and bracelet set, along with a keyring.

I have to say I am a bit disappointed with the keyring as I hadn't got the same colour beads left as I used in the necklace and bracelet, and I hadn't got a letter I in the same sort of beads as the others for the name, so I had to mix the beads up. I prefer things to match much better than this. But I hope Eleri's friend likes her gift. I popped some money in the gift box as well, just in case LOL!

Well, that's it from me - I have been making another bracelet this evening, and I have some more cards to make over the next couple of days. So, hopefully, it won't be long before I pop back here again.

I want to finish by saying a HUGE Thank You to the ladies at Craft Your Days Away for inviting me to be a Guest Designer today. And thank you fellow bloggers for taking the time to check my blog, and have a lovely weekend!

Love, Andrea xx


Sarah said...

Awww, gorgeous card and gift set Andrea! Thank you for joining us on the DT at CYDA for our birthday challenge x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer at the CYDA special birthday challenge. Really exciting isn't it! Your card is gorgeous, and I love the way you have added stickles to her glasses. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog too, Have a lovely weekend, Judy x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and a fabulous image and papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so thrilled for you Andrea!!! This should give your confidence a boost!!! Congratulations, so well deserved! I always think your cards are gorgeous and this one is no exception! Yo should enter it into the Digstamp Boutique's monthly competition too.

Your gifts for Eleri's friend is fabulous!!! Perfect for a little girl and I bet she was thrilled to bits! xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh how sweet!

Lovely colours,like how you stickled her glasses.A great card!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week :)

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Congrats on this honor! What a lovely blog you have!

ChickieChirps said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is fab! The Stickles on the glasses are a great idea!

I love the bracelet, necklace and keyring too! So cool!

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft!


Emma said...

Such gorgeous makes Andrea, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Gemma said...

beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing at Charisma this week :) Gemma x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Congrats on your GD spot - fab card.
Just love the glitter on her goggles.
Super cute, girly, jewellery. You are way to critical of that key ring, it's terrific and I'm sure Eleri's friend will adore it.
Caroline xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Andrea, what a gorgeous card. I love how you've only used part of the image and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x

Faye said...

Ooh jewellery on tv and a DT spot! Well done you. Thank you for the love at mine, really appreciated. I think this is a fab card. Super de doop image and perfect with these papers. xxx

Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest card ever! I love the colors and the image with the adorable smile is so precious!



P.S. thank you much for your encouraging words on my blog and congrats on getting published!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Andrea! The image is fantastic and I love those papers, so pretty! Great layout too! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog:-)! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

Amanda said...

Lovely card - I like how you've cropped the digi image.

Thanks for being a GD at CYDA.


clare brown said...

such a fun card and I just love the wee octopus.Goodluck at charisma this week and congrats on your dt post.

hugs Clare x

Ira said...

Smashing card and gift set, really adorable!! (and so appropriate for a girl, too!). Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, it's much appreciated! Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at the CYDA.If you get a chance take a look at You can use any image and there are some fab challenges.

Crafting Joanne said...

Two gorgeous makes with the card and jewellery, love the bright colours. So sorry I've left it this late to drop by. Thank you so much for being our GD over at CYDA.


Joanne xx