Monday, 2 January 2012

First Creation of 2012

Hello Fellow Bloggers

Back to work for me tomorrow :( We have done absolutely nothing during the holidays and I'm not totally sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing!

I have made my first creation of 2012 - this is a Get Well card for my friend and colleague who had an operation just before Christmas.

The image is a Whiff of Joy stamp, and I've paper pieced the little elephant. The papers are Do Crafts Hanoverian. The swirls are a new Sizzlits die I've had from Stampin Up, and so is that gorgeous antique brad in the middle of the flower. The embossing folder was a freebie out of one of the Do Crafts magazines - but dopey me didn't check which way up it was and I debossed instead of embossed - oopsie! - but I decided to leave it as it is because it looks quite good really LOL!

I followed this week's Papertake Weekly sketch, but I couldn't make text fit so left it off. The text will just be inside the card.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Card Crafters Circle
Simon Says Stamp
Secret Crafter
which are all Anything Goes.

Eleri seems to be a little better today - she has managed to go to bed without Calpol and without her Hottie teddy being warmed to rest on her tummy. So I'm hoping things are on the up - but I'm still a little nervous about the results to come from the doctor tomorrow.

*** Update on 3.1.12 - Thankfully, Eleri's results were clear. She is still complaining of tummy pains though so I'm keeping a close eye on her. ***

Anyway, I'll love you and leave you with that. I do have to create a birthday card and present for one of Eleri's friends so should be back again soon. See you then.

Love, Andrea xx


Anne-Marie said...

Who doesn't love effalumps? Such a cute image, and your paper-piecing looks lovely! Love the soft papers, too....made me feel better, anyway, lol....thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

Vicky said...

So cute Andrea....and I hope Eleri's results are ok too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Trish and Treasure said...

Such a sweet elephant card and I love how you are so clever with your papers!!!Happy New Year and thanks for entering our challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle and hope to see you again next week!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

Jennifer said...

This little elephant is just exquisite! Yes I said that about an elephant! Beautiful embossing and I love your flower with the button! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Pauline said...

This is wonderful .. so delicate... I love the textures... and such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Jenée said...

What a darling little card. I really like the combination of papers that you used -- excellent piecing work. Thank you for entering your little creation at Card Crafter's Circle. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Aww, this is lovely! Gorgeous papers and I love the brad.
Glad Eleri is picking up but will be glad when you have the results.

Christine said...

Such a cute little elephant!! Such a fun image. I also love that you used the "B" side of the embossing folder. It's a great look on your card!!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design layout and colour theme is just perfect,

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 166 Anything Goes, I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Monica said...

ADORABLE CREATION. Love that cute elephant and the papers. Asian and yet a bit different. SUPER.