Thursday, 29 March 2012

Leaving To Have a Baby


Just a quickie to show the card I made for Eleri's teacher who is leaving to have a baby.

I love this image - she's called A Gentle Touch from D'Arcy's Diaries. I've coloured her with promarkers, and I'm even fairly pleased with her hair! The image was very easy to colour because of the shading of the image.

I've forgotten the name of the paper pack, bought from The Range - I think they are so pretty and I love the colours, perfect for the new Spring limited edition Promarkers which I treated myself to recently LOL!

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

Simon Says - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Bling
Craft Room Challenge - Bling and glitter/sparkle
One Stitch At a Time - Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Tic Tac Toe - I chose flowers, use a digi, and die cuts

As lots of other blogggers have been saying, we are having such gorgeous weather in the UK at the moment - warmer than we have in the summer sometimes! But it worries me - you watch, we'll be having snow in April and May! Although that wouldn't be a first - Richard's birthday is in April, and there was snow the day he was born in 1966 - we also got married in April and the day I was going to collect my wedding dress I woke to snow on the ground!

Enough waffle - I hope to be back again soon.

Love, Andrea xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012


Hello Fellow Bloggers!

Well, congratulations to Wales on their Grand Slam win today! We were supposed to be going to the match today but when the tickets arrived, they'd sent us the £76 ones, and we felt that we could not justify spending over £300 on tickets to watch a rugby match, particularly as we were paying for our holiday at the same time!:( Today I feel as though that was a mistake - it was a good match and looked as though it was a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium! Oh well!

Anyway, I have managed to make two cards but they had to be quick and simple ones! When my daughter saw the one this morning she said it was "half pretty". When I asked her what she meant she asked "Is it finished?"!!!

For both cards I used a Disigstamp Boutique Daisy image, which was printed directly onto the base card, coloured with promarkers, and then some paper piecing added. I do love paper piecing for clothes, easier than colouring LOL! The sentiments were computer generated directly onto the cards too.

I really wish I could colour hair better - I try to get highlights, but always think the hair just looks stripey. Then when I try to blend it, it goes blotchy! I just cannot get the knack despite watching lots of fab tutorials in blogland.

Here are the cards:

This first one is for a special friend of mine whose birthday is tomorrow, and I'm pleased to say she loves it (because of postal deliveries, I had to post it yesterday for her to receive it today!)

And this one is for my very special Mum - I even paper pieced the hearts on this one. The sentiment was supposed to read "With Love on Mother's Day" but I forgot to select borderless printing so it missed to print the bottom line.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Digistamp Boutique - March monthly challenge
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes

Whilst watching the rugby this afternoon, I managed to make two stretchy bracelets, one for a present and one for little old me ;D

This is the present - made with gorgeous crackle quartz and tourmaline

And this one is mine ha ha!! Made with agate and tourmaline - the tourmaline is so sparkly because of the facets, and you can even see the reflection of my orange top in it!

Can you tell, I'm not stressing about work? - I have a week off now - yippee!! But I'll be decorating Eleri's room, and I'm not very good at decorating!

Sorry for all the waffle, and thank you so much for taking the time to visit me.

Love, Andrea xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Stepping Out!

Hello - well, I have managed to make a card for my nephew, albeit a very simple one!

This is a Kenny K digital image, which I printed directly onto the base card. I printed it a second time, so that I could add an extra layer for the foot stepping off the card. What do you think? I added a sentiment which was computer generated, and then embossed one corner with Swiss Dots, and added a brad.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Boyz to Men
Cards for Men - Cheeky Chappies - I think this image is a cheeky chappie, and my nephew can be quite a cheeky chappie sometimes, well he makes my Mum and Dad laugh anyway LOL!

That's enough from me for tonight - got to get on with some work!

Love, Andrea xx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

No Time to Craft :(

Hello Everyone

I just wanted to pop on here to say that I am here and I am well - I'm just not getting any time to craft or be creative at the moment! (big frown).

Work is so busy, I've had to work quite a few evenings in the last 3 weeks. Some of that has been out at meetings, and then other times I'm having to try to work on typing the minutes up in the evenings at home. I'm also having to work 5 days at work each week for the timebeing, rather than my normal 4 days - probably for the next 6 months too.

I may have to go out and buy a card for my nephew - but then he might prefer a bought card anyway LOL!

I'm hoping things will slow down a little soon and I can make something!

I am managing to do a little bloghopping and leaving some comments, but that time is very limited too.

Anyway, enough moaning, I hope to have something to show you sometime this month!

Lots of love, Andrea xx