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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Evening all
I hope this post finds you all well and not too stressed! I can't believe that this time next week it will be the big day, I just can't wait!
Before I start I just want to say a big 'thank you' to my blogging friend who is also called Andree funnily enough, for letting me know this morning that I had been lucky enough to be picked as a winner at Emma's cards-without Andree I would have totally missed the post as I'm afraid I have not been spending as much time as I would like on my blog and had obviously not been keeping a good eye open, so Thank You again Andree you're a star and totally made my day!
I have decided that this will be my last post for 2012 as I am getting a little stressed out over everything I have yet to do and I'm afraid somethings have got to give for now.
I just wanted to pop on quickly to post a Christmas card to all of you which comes with a huge 'THANK YOU' to you all for being a reader or follower and for all of your wonderful comments on my cards and also for all the help and advice I have received -I really do appreciate each and every comment and all of your support it really means alot to me!




We have received an awful lot of cards this year which are black and white with some red so  I thought I'd do my own version for you-I hope you like it
I have so enjoyed getting to grips with the world of blogging and I'm looking forward to practicing some of the new things I've learned next year.
Well, I hope you all have a very' Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' and I'll see you all in 2013.
Thank you for stopping by and until next time.
Aloha
Andree xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Emily's snow fun

Good afternoon to you all,
firstly I must say hello to my new followers and a big welcome to my blog.
Oh my, it's so cold outside-I'm still waiting for that snow to make an appearance but it's looking less likely now it seems-everyone at school is keeping their fingers crossed for at least one snow day before we break up!!
I wanted to make a special card to give my friend who is also a card maker but have left it a bit late as I just couldnt decide what to make-then I bought a magazine which came with these gorgeous freebie papers and knew that they would go so perfectly with this image from the Digi Garden.
I coloured little Emily with my promarkers and added some pearls and a snowflake to finish-I hope you like her!
 I just love these images (as I'm sure you've guessed by now!!) If you fancy taking a look at the gorgeous Digi Garden characters why not pop over to the site- or check out facebook as there is a free image given away every Friday!. The current customer challenge is to make a tag, so if you fancy taking part why not take a peek here!



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft challenges 222 - Merry Christmas
Cutie Pie challenge 33 - Cutie Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend challenge 23 - Let it Snow
Lollipop Crafts challenge 95 - Happy Holidays
Songbird challenge 10 - Merry Christmas Everybody
Whimsy Stamps challenge 54 - Anything Goes-Festive
{Pin}spirational challenges 37 - Photo inspiration
Crafty Sentiments challenge - snowflakes
Divas by Design challenge 65 - Use Red


I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week, 12 days and counting-I hope you're all a bit more organised than I am at the moment!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Snowman soup gift bags

Evening all
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend -I have had a really good one this week. Mum and Dad came down for the day yesterday and we had a little wander round some shops in the afternoon buying some goodies for Christmas!! Today I've been shopping with my son and then spent a little while in my craft shed which I have neglected somewhat lately so it was nice to have some time to myself!
I have been busy making some Snowman Soup gift bags for my neices and nephews (and Mum and Dad) and got the idea from Vicki of Stamp Smiles -one of my fellow Digi Garden Divas. When I saw them I thought they were so cute I just had to have a go at some myself and made some little bags from a template in the Docrafts magazine to hold the goodies. Inside is a sachet of hot chocolate, some tiny marshmallows, a candy cane and some Hersheys Kisses (which proved hard to get but Asda came up trumps!!) A little poem on the back of the bag tells the story of the Snowman Soup and I stamped a cute snowman with a stamp from Hobbycraft and coloured him with my promarkers. I stamped some snowflakes over the bags, punched a couple to stick on the front too and tied them all up with some shiny blue ribbon-hope you like them!



I would like to enter them into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen challenge - We love Christmas
Shopping Our Stash challenge 80 - Winter holiday/Snow
Stamptacular Sunday challenge 193 - Anything but a Card
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge - I love Christmas
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Snowmen/ladies
Dream Valley challenge 47 -  Christmas
Divas by Design challenge 64 - Let it Snow
Lisabdesigns challenge - Christmas Joy
I love Promarkers challenge 146 - Anything Goes

Well, off the watch a festive film now, thanks to you all for stopping by today and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x


Monday, 3 December 2012

Adams Christmas Elf

Evening all
It feels like it's been ages since I did a new post -there's just so much going on and I'm sure you are all the same!!!
I have my list ready for this week of 'things to do' and am going to have to tick them all off as I go as I am starting to panic about how little time there is left now.
One of my 'to do' things was make a card for my son and this year being 17 I just wasn't sure what to do-until I saw this little image which was a freebie from Digistamp Boutique!
My son works at our local Tesco's and on Halloween was the only person on the checkouts who dressed up (and boy did he look gruesome!!) His manager was well impressed and told him he can be the store's Christmas Elf this year -Adam's not sure if he was kidding or not lol but we keep making a joke of it so when I saw this little elf it just made me think of Adam.
I've coloured him with my promarkers and used some magazine freebie papers and some hessian which came from a garden centre. I punched a little tree and a snowflake and added a greeting to finish.



I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

Papercraft Junkies challenge 5 - Embellish it
Paper Playtime challenge - 90 Christmas colours
Divas by Design challenge 63 - Glitter and Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 77 - I love Christmas
Digi Haven challenge - Anything Goes
DCC and friends challenge 5- Christmas
Lisabdesigns challenge - Christmas Joy
Stamping for the Weekend challenge 22 -  Texture
Digistamp Boutique -December customer challenge

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely week and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Santa Bear

Evening everyone,
my word, how quickly Monday comes round-couldn't believe I was driving back into work this morning. Hope your weekend was good-I had a lovely day Saturday Christmas shopping, then had a little wander round Rochester just as it was getting dark so saw all the pretty lights-by then it was nearly tea time so decided to pop into a lovely little Italian for something to eat-just rounded the day off perfectly!
My card today is one I made with a Forever Friends stamp I bought from the Glitter Pot way back at the start of the year, coloured with my promarkers. I wanted to keep this one simple as it was intended to be given to a male so didn't want too much fuss and fancy stuff on it. The backing papers are a mix of Wild Rose Studio papers and papers from my stash and then I added some cream card candy to finish.





I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times challenge - Lets go dotty
Lisabdesigns challenge - Christmas baubles
Little Claire's Designs challenge 27 - Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop challenge 85 - Song (santa clause is coming to town)
Divas by Design challenge 62- use two + patterned papers
Hooked on Crafts challenge - Christmas

Thank you for stopping by, stay dry and enjoy your week - until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Ursula's sweater

Evening all,
hope this post finds you warm and dry-what a horrid day out there!
Just a very quick post today to add a card I made a little while ago using a sweet little image from the Digi Garden called Ursula's Sweater-I do seem to use the little Ursula images alot, I have a real soft spot for her and think she is my favourite, even though I think all the Digi Garden images are gorgeous!
I was having a little play at leaving some white space and am not sure I quite succeeded-will have to maybe work at it a little more!! (A good excuse for more craft time I think!!)





She's coloured with my promarkers, the papers are some from my stash and I added a Marianne Die flourish and some punched flowers to finish.

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Inky Impressions challenge 86 - Girly
Paper Playtime challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley challenge 45 - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday Sketch and Stamp and The Digi Garden

Morning all
Firstly a big hello to my new followers and a very warm welcome to my blog.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend-don't know about you but things in our house are beginning to feel a bit 'christmassy'!! This time of year is just my favourite-I love it!!
I'm sharing a card today that I have made for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge 133 which begins here today. The Digi Garden is sponsoring the challenge and the Diva's were asked if we would like to do a guest spot-well, I've never done that before but thought I'd be brave and have a go-big thanks to Carole for asking us to join in!
Their gorgeous sketch to follow is this:

 
 
And this is my design-



 
I decided to use a gorgeous image called Ursulas as an Angel because I liked her little star and thought it tied in well with the sketch. I coloured her with my promarkers and used some papermania papers which I've had for quite a while and never used before-I had a little go at distressing too which is new to me!!. I added some punched stars and a gem and some glitter to her wings and little star but it doesn't really show up too well, the photo is not the best -I think it may be time to invest in a new camera lol!
Why not pop on over and have a go at the challenge too!

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Moving along with the Times challenge - Seeing Stars
Songbird challenge 8 - Diamonds are a girls best friend
Little Claires challenge 27 - Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop challenge 84- Winter Wonderland
Corrosive challenge 162-Flutter By
Passion for Promarkers challenge 175 -  Moons and Stars
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Christmas
The Crafty Pad challenge 197 - Its beginning to look alot like Christmas
Joanna Sheen challenge - Cold and Frosty

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab Sunday and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Warm in Winter

Evening all,
I hope you are all having a fab week so far!
It's been a bit of a slow week so far for me-always hard the first week back after a holiday but am looking forward to my sister and family down on Saturday for a curry and chats about our upcoming holiday to Florida-all very exciting!!
My card today is made for my daughter and I've used a gorgeous image from the Paper  Shelter, coloured with my promarkers. The backing papers were a magazine freebie and I added some little pearls, punched holly leaves and some glitter-hope you  like her (and hope she does too!!)

 
 


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps challenge 53 - Traditional Christmas colouring
My Mums Craft Shop challenge 84 - Winter Wonderland
Jelly Park challenge - Back to Nature
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Christmas
Christmas Stamping All Year Long challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley challenge 45 - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts challenge  - Layers and Snow

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week and until next time
Aloha
Andree x



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lucy's flower

Evening all
hope your weekend has been a good one-back to work for me tomorrow after the half term-don't think Ive ever been so glad to see the end of a holiday lol!!
Still, only 6 weeks till the Christmas hols-wow, so much to do in that time!!
I made this card this morning using a super cute image from the Digi Garden called Lucy's Flower-she's coloured with my promarkers and matched with some Milton papers from Wild Rose Studio. I found some cute little flowers in my stash which were from Papermania and embossed a backing from Kraft card for her to stand on. I added a butterfly cut out from the backing paper and drew on some faux stitches (have never done this before and it wasn't too even !!). I added a ribbon and some glitter to finish-hope you like her!

 
 

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts challenge 142 -  Cute & Girly
Creative Craft challenges 2 - Not a Birthday
ABC challenge - A for Appreciation
Party Time Tuesdays challenge 93 - Thank You
Robyn's Fetish challenge 133 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Victorian Lady

Evening all
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. First of all I must say a big Thank You to all who have left me such lovely supportive comments during my poorly tooth saga this week, its been such a help and is so kind of you all. I've had a very rough week and had to return to the dentist yesterday -she said I have got an infection in my gum which has been giving me all the pain, am now on two lots of antibiotics so fingers crossed all will be well now.
On to my card then and this one I made for my Mother in Law who loves all types of period dramas -found this on the internet and thought it was just perfect for her. I used a papercellar Victorian Classics backing sheet, added a doily to the back and a ribbon and bow and some punched flowers and gems to finish. Hope you like her.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz challenge 158 -  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts challenge 3 - Monochrome
CRAFT challenge 180 - Inspired by a Film (Pride & Predjudice)
Crafty Ann's challenge 78- tic tac toe (flowers, gems, ribbon)
My Time to Craft challenge 196 - Vintage

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ursula's sundress

Afternoon all
hope this post finds you well and enjoying your week.
I am still struggling with my mouth pain-had to give in finally and call in at the dentist this morning but they wouldn't fit me in so have got to call tomorrow and hopefully get an emergency appointment-am beginning to feel like I will never be rid of it!!
Well, enough moaning from me, onto my card and today I have used a cute little image from the Digi Garden called Ursula's sundress -she's coloured with my promarkers and the papers were from a free download I found a while ago. I added some flowers, card candy, a little satin heart and some liquid pearls to finish off-hope you like her.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad challenge 195 - Anything GoesPapercrafting Journey challenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 75 - Pearls and Flowers
Divas by Design challenge 60 - Lets get Cute

Until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ashleigh's Birthday

Afternoon all
and once again I'm sitting here listening to the rain!! Hope your week is going well so far. I am having quite a good week, done lots of little jobs and managing to get a bit of craft time every day too!
Unfortunately though I'm still in pain from having my tooth out last Friday-am beginning to get a bit worried now as its been four days and wasn't expecting it to go on this long :(  I have no idea if it's normal or not!
Anyway, onto my card and today I have made a card for my Niece's birthday early next month-she's studying Textiles at Uni so thought this image from The Paper Shelter was perfect! I won it from a blog challenge and have kept it till now to use for her. I used a green backing paper from a pad by the Paper Cellar called Vintage Classics and the other papers were from my stash. I coloured her with my promarkers and added some lace, buttons, punched flowers and a cute little pair of scissors charm that I found in the 99p stores!! Hope you like her.




I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad challenge 195 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine challenge 60 -  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge 83 - Lots of Layers
Shopping our Stash challenge 76 - On sale or best deal (lace-end of roll so got double!!)
Card Makin Mamas challenge - Anything Goes

Well that's all from me for now-off to make the curry!

Until next time then
Aloha
Andree x

Monday, 5 November 2012

Pink or Blue????

Morning all
wow, I don't think I have ever done such an early post before-just couldn't sleep last night, don't know if I was too excited to be having an extra week off!! I am lucky as my school operates a two week half term-just a shame the weather is too awful to do anything except shop-still, I may have to treat myself to a trip to hobbycraft to make up for the rain!!
My card today was made simply because I couldn't decide whether to colour my lovely Emily's winter outfit image from yesterday in a blue or a pink-so did the only thing I could and made one of each lol!!
The image is from the Digi Garden, coloured with promarkers. The papers were a magazine freebie, the edging punch is a Martha Stewart and I added some gems, glitter and flowers (I don't usually use big 3D flowers as it makes the card so hard to send but these just seemed right somehow). Was planning on sending one of these to my niece for Christmas as her name is Emily but still can't decide-should it be pink or blue?????



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine challenge 59 - Flowers galore
Party Time Tuesdays challenge 92 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design challenge 59 - Feeling Festive
Christmas Stamping all year long challenge 35 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox challenge 30 - Flowers hats or horses
My Time to Craft challenge 195 - Pink & Brown
Cupcake Craft challenge 217 - Get Krafty

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a lovely week, until next time.
Aloha
Andree x


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Emily's winter outfit

Afternoon all
hope you are all having a nice weekend despite this most awful weather-might have to consider building an ark if it carries on at this rate lol!!
I have managed (with the help of umpteen painkillers) to spend a few hours in my shed as I really wanted to make a card with this beautiful image from the Digi Garden. Its called Emily's winter outfit and you can find her here, along with some other really gorgeous images for your winter/christmas cards.
I coloured her with my promarkers, the flowery paper is by papermania and the stripey and spotty are from a pad I bought at the Range.
I added some lace, punched snowflakes, flowers and blue pearls and added some glitter to the image, snowflakes and flowers. Hope you like her.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad challenge 195 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers challenge 141 - Cute
A Gem of a Challenge 58 -  Spots and dots
Stamping for the Weekend challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Whimsy challenge 52 - All things sparkly
Emma's crafty challenge 10 - Brown and Blue
Fussy and Fancy challenge 75 - Pearls & Flowers

Enjoy your week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Ursula's bedtime stories

Evening all
It seems like its been a while since my last post and its been a funny old week! Had some days out at the start of the week, did some decorating mid week and then had a visit to the dentist yesterday for a tooth out!! Not felt the best at all and yesterday and today have just disappeared in a whirl of paracetamol and ibuprofen and have felt really sorry for myself. Am hoping that I feel better tomorrow as I have a big chunk of the day to myself and was planning to spend it crafting-will be such a waste if not!
My card for today was made with a gorgeous digi image called Ursula's bedtime stories from the Digi Garden, such a cutie and perfect for a 'big sister' card I thought!
She is coloured with my promarkers and the papers are from my stash. the decorative corners are made with an x-cut corner punch and I found a cute little moon sticker which (would you believe) came from poundland ages ago and I added a little gingham ribbon to finish.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers challenge 141 - Cute
Party Time Tuesdays challenge 92 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge 83 - Lots of Layers
A Gem of a Challenge 58 - Polka Dots & Spots

Enjoy your Saturday night and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Japanese Lady

Evening all
just jumping on to do a quick post before I set to with some colouring for the evening.
Have been reading about the terrible conditions in America and hope if any of my readers are anywhere near that you stay safe and well and that things improve really soon.
My card today is made with an image I was lucky enough to win from a blog challenge, it's a Paper Shelter digi stamp, coloured with my promarkers. The papers are  from a Dovecraft Oriental Blooms pack and the flowers are from my stash. My daughter made these cute little bead pins for me and I added some little punched butterflies-hope you like it.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges;

Shopping Our Stash challenge 75 - Flowers in 3D
C.R.A.F.T challenge 178 - Recipe
Card Makin Mamas challenge - anything goes
Paperplay challenges 43 - Butterflies or Bees
Anything Goes challenge 79 - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your evening and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Monday, 29 October 2012

Digi Garden Scene/Emily on snowball

Evening all
hope this post finds you all well.
I have had one of those unexpected lovely days-went up to Lakeside initially to get started on some Christmas shopping until we realised no-one has actually decided what they want yet!! So had a gorgeous lunch in TGI Friday, just love their pasta dishes! and had a lazy wander round the shops-so much better than being at work!!
My card today is made with a couple of super images from the Digi Garden- a winter circle scene (just love these!) and Emily on a Snowball, both coloured with my promarkers. The papers are from my stash and I cut a flourish with my Marianne Designs die and punched some snowflakes. I added a couple of little gems, a bow and some glitter to finish. The picture is not so good as I had to take it using a flash and it seems to have washed out the blue of the paper a bit but I hope you like it.




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Papercrafting Journey challenge - Use ribbon or twine
Stamptacular Sunday challenge 187 - Not an ordinary card
I Love Promarkers challenge 140 - Christmas is Coming
The Crafty Pad challenge 194 -  Christmas is Coming
Hooked on Crafts challenge - Christmas, no red or green

Well I'm off now for a well deserved coffee and to wait for the soaps and Grimm (I am so hooked on it, such a brilliant show!)
Have a good evening
Until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

My First Saturated Canary!

Morning all,
what a beautiful blue sky to wake up to-hope you all enjoyed your extra hours sleep today!
I am in full school holiday mode now, ie no housework and lots of crafting lol!!
My card today is made with a gorgeous free Saturated Canary image that was given away on Krista's blog-I just love these images and they were on my 'want' list so I was really happy to have this cutie.
She is coloured with my promarkers and I used some Wild Rose Studio papers. The corner punch is an X cut one and the little butterflies are made with a punch I bought at our new Tiger shop.
I used some ribbon, three flowers, three gems and liquid pearls to finish-hope you like her!



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Creative Craft  challenges 2 - Use 3
Paperplay challenge 43 -  Butterflies and Bees
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox challenge 29 - Use a ribbon

Have a fab Sunday and until next time
Aloha
Andree x



Saturday, 27 October 2012

Molly is an Angel

Afternoon all
Oh my goodness, how cold does it want to be-and that wind, it's evil!!!
I have spent the afternoon wandering round some lovely little village shops and the odd garden centre and Christmas is definitely round the corner. Saw some fab little stocking fillers and got one or two ideas for special treats too-am starting to get in the mood and its not even been Halloween yet lol!!
My card today is made with one of the beautiful new Christmas images from the Digi Garden which is on sale now along with some other really gorgeous images too.
I used Molly is an Angel and coloured her with my promarkers, used some Bo Bunny papers and chipboard shapes that I was lucky enough to win from a magazine. I added a ribbon, bow, gems and glitter to finish-hope you like her!



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers challenge 140 - Christmas is coming
Stamping for the Weekend challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Whimsy challenge 52 -All  things Sparkly
Papercrafting Journey challenge- Use ribbon or twine
The Squirrel and the fox challenge 29 - Use a ribbon

Wrap up well and keep warm, and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x



Friday, 26 October 2012

Digi Garden Scene and Snowman

Evening all
and finally its the weekend and even better its half term-yay!!!!
Hope you all have a really fab weekend planned despite the weather which is apparently going to let us know its really winter!!
My card today is another of my school fete cards which somehow got overlooked in the rush-shame on me!!! It is made with a gorgeous circle scene and snowman image from the Digi Garden. These little circle scenes are so brilliant to use and easy to colour, and there are a few to choose from, all as gorgeous as the rest!! I have another already coloured up ready to play tomorrow!!
My card is coloured with my promarkers and is teamed with some freebie papers from a magazine.



If you're on facebook why not pop over today as the Digi Garden has a gorgeous Friday Freebie for you, the beautiful Emily's Snow Fun - just perfect for your Christmas and winter cards!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
The Poodles Parlour challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 186 - No Rules
I Love Promarkers Challenge 140 - Christmas is coming
Christmas Stamping all year long challenge 34 - Circle

Well that's all from me for now, I'm off to do some more colouring! Have a wonderful weekend and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

DIY Alf

Evening all
Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your week.
I am on the countdown now for the half term and I'm so lucky really as my school gets a two week half term in October. It has been a very long term and we are all so ready for a break-hopefully lots of lovely craft time too!!
My card today was one of the ones I made at the weekend that I'm not really happy with, I have no idea why or whats missing, I just know something is!! It is for my daughters boyfriend who has just signed up for a carpentry apprenticeship so I thought this image was perfect!! It is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with my promarkers. The papers are from the Wellington pack and I found a cute little button shaped like a pencil (well, every good carpenter has a pencil, right????) I added a little strip of hessian at the back to finish.



I would like to enter him into the following:

My time to craft challenge193 - Just Sepia
Emma's crafty challenge 9 -  Happy Birthday Bryan
Digi Stamp Boutique -October customer challenge
I love promarkers challenge 139 -Anything goes

Enjoy the rest of the week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ursula's cupcake

Hello all, here's hoping you are having a lovely relaxing Saturday.
I have a couple of new followers so first I want to say a big welcome to my blog and thank you for joining me.
My day started off with my MOT, poor car failed -needed the brakes sorted and ended up costing me over £100.00 in all-not a happy bunny!!
Had the afternoon to myself and decided to spend it on some craft time-over 3 hours spent in my shed and came in with a couple of cards I am just not happy with-it just didn't seem to flow today, don't know why! Hope that doesn't last lol!!
This card was made previously thank goodness!! and is a gorgeous Digi Garden image called Ursula's cupcake which can be found here. She is coloured with my promarkers and the papers were a freebie download I stumbled on ages ago. I added some gems, flowers and a ribbon and used some glossy accents for the icing (but I don't think it shows too well on the photo.)



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers challenge 139 - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour challenge - Anything goes
Bearly Mine challenge 57 - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 74 - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey challenge - Add some bling
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Bows or ribbons

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x








Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pink Gem Witch

Hello all,
wow,what an awful evening, is this rain ever going to stop?
I thought I'd share a card I made with this month's freebie digi image from Pink Gem Designs-a really cute little witch, and this version came already coloured. The purple papers are from my stash and the green is from a Wild Rose Studio pack. The shiny card candy was from the Glitter Pot and the flowers I got at the Range which seems to be my favourite place to buy craft goodies from just lately. Hope you like her.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge 176 -  Too cute to spook
A Gem of a Challenge 57 - Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend challenge 19 - Something Spooky
Papertake Weekly challenge Fright Night
Cutie Pie Challenge 29 - Halloween
Divas by Design challenge 57 - Somthing Spooky
Cupcake Craft challenge 214 - Two's Company
PapercraftJunkies challenge 2 - Halloween

Well that's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of the week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x








Monday, 15 October 2012

Lucy's flower

Evening all and hope your Monday was a good one-only four days to go!!!
I don't ususally have time to post on a Monday but thought I should add another of my poor 'forgotten' cards lol!
It is made with a gorgeous Digi Garden image called Lucy's Flower which you can find here, coloured as always with my promarkers. The papers are from Wild Rose Studio and I used my Martha Stewart punch for the edging strip. I added a little pre-punched flower, some gems and a sentiment to finish.

 

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations challenge 184 - Anything Goes
Lollipop Craft challenge 92 -  Happy Birthday
Paperplay challenges 41 - Simply Cute
Natalie and Amy challenge 2 - Birthday Bling

Hope your week goes well and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Peppermint's present

Evening all
Saturday night-how lovely!! Hope you are having a smashing weekend-we went on a uni visit to Medway this morning for my son and had a really good time-very impressive and I think it will be his first choice-scary times!!!
I have been having a little look at my recent cards and realised that in my school -fete- rush I made a couple of cards which never went onto my blog so will post them over the next couple of days.
The first is this one made with a gorgeous little image from the Digi Garden called Peppermint's Present which you can find here.  She is coloured with my promarkers and the papers are Dovecraft Oriental Blooms. The flourish is from Marianne Designs and the snowflakes are punches I have had for ages.
The lovely lady who had the stall next to ours bought this card and seemed very pleased with it!


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations challenge 184 - anything goes
Diva's by design challenge 56 - anything goes
Creative Craft challenges 2 -fantasy
Paperplay challenges 41 -Simply cute

Enjoy your Sunday and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Catching Leaves

Good Evening all, hope you're all having a lovely week.
I seem to be struggling to get any craft time at the moment there just seems to be so much going on all the time-I keep finding myself saying 'tomorrow I must make a card'. The coming weekend is going to be full on too-uni visit with my son on Saturday and then a day out on Sunday with the kids!! Oh well, maybe next week I'll make a card!!!!
This card I had to make over a couple of nights, it's a Cuddly Buddly digi stamp, coloured with my Promarkers and I used a pad of papers that came free with a magazine, I also used a little leaf punch which I've had for ages. I decided to make it an Autumn theme as there seems to be so many autumn challenges out there at the moment-I think I might keep it for a friend who has a birthday at the end of the month.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge 175 - Autumn leaves and trees
Lisabdesigns challenge -Autumn
Cupcake craft challenge 213 - Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday challenge 184 - photo inspiration
Cutie Pie challenge 28 - Use a Digi

Enjoy the rest of the week and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Edward's Birthday

Afternoon all,
Hope your weekend has been good. The weather certainly helps doesn't it-we went out to visit Leeds Castle this afternoon (for probably the tenth time since we had our ticket!!) and it was just beautiful. I think we've seen that place in every possible weather-definitely prefer the sun though!!
Had to make a very speedy card this morning as Mum and Dad popped in en route to my brothers and as it's my nephew's birthday next week I thought I'd be cheeky and save on the postage seeing as just lately I seem to get caught for hefty postage as my cards are too thick to go normal rate!!
I used a gorgeous image from the Digi Garden called Edward's Birthday-such a cute image and just perfect for a six year old! Coloured as always with my promarkers, the papers are from the Paper Cellar-hope you like him.



I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers challenge 169 - For a man/youth
Lollipop Crafts challenge 91 - something old something new (old peeloffs, new image)

Have a fab week, until next time
Aloha
Andree x


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Little Cowboy

Evening all,
Hope your week is going well so far-not so sure I like these dark evenings though! Decided to spend a little time in my craft shed after dinner last night, turned the heating on, got myself nice and comfy and then dropped a die cut on the floor. Got down on my hands and knees to look for it and came face to face with the BIGGEST spider you have ever seen!!!!!! Threw a bit of a screaming fit and hubby had to go out and catch it. After that I just couldnt go out there again. Even after work today, in the daylight I didn't feel too comfortable, thinking it may just have come back for a return visit!! Will have to work something out for through the winter I think!!!!
My card today is made from a Paper Shelter digi stamp, coloured with promarkers. The papers are a mix of Paper Cellar and Papermania Lincoln Linen and I added some punched stars and card candy to finish.



I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers challenge 169 - For a Man/Youth
Crafty Ann's challenge 75 - Film Title (Wild Wild West)
Cutie Pie challenge 28 - Use a Digi
Emma's crafty challenge 9 - Happy Birthday Bryan
ABC challenge - Y for Y chromosome

Enjoy what's left of the week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Digi Garden Little Girl with Pumpkin

Hello all
Hope your weekend is going well, and so lovely to see the sunshine back yesterday wasn't it?
The school fete finally arrived and thankfully went very very well, my friend and I shared the table between us and had loads of lovely comments and sold quite a few too! I think we would definitely give it a go again!
The funny thing was, I only made two Halloween cards, being unsure how well they would go and I had several people asking for them-typical eh?
My card today is the second Halloween card I took and is the gorgeous Little Pumpkin Girl from the Digi Garden. I coloured her with my promarkers and added some backing papers from my stash and finished off with a little ribbon and some craft candy.


The Digi Garden has some gorgeous Halloween images on their site and they are so brilliant to colour.  If you fancy taking a little look,  why not pop on over here!

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge 56.- For the Girls
Crafy Ann challenge 75 - Film Title (Halloween)
The Squirrel and the Fox challenge 27 - Celebrate the Occasion

Have a fab week and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Friday, 28 September 2012

Ursula as a Little Witch

Hello all and a very warm welcome to my new followers.
Thank goodness it's Friday but what a horrible day-when will this horrible rain let up?
Well, it's finally here-school fete tomorrow, am feeling very nervous now and just hoping it all goes OK!
I have been having a little play with some of the gorgeous new Halloween images from the Digi Garden which are in the store today-why not pop over and take a peek at Ursula and all the other gorgeous new designs?
My card is called Ursula as a Little Witch which can be found here and I have coloured her with my promarkers and printed out some computer generated backing images and used some green fibre material. I stamped some little sweets for her and a little sweet jar too.


If you are on Facebook why not pop over and like their page - there is a Friday Freebie today too featuring the gorgeous Ursula wearing her puppy hat!

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly challenge 72 -sketch
Papercrafting Journey challenge - mythical creatures
Cupcake challenge 211 - fairytales
Songbird challenge 4 - defying gravity

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Faye with flowers gold

Evening all, well, autumn has really arrived I think!! Am sitting here now looking out onto a grey cloudy sky and am very tempted to put the heating on-is it too early I wonder??
Am not having the best of weeks-managed to get an emergency dentist appointment where she put in a temporary filling and I have to go back to have my tooth out -on 2 November!!!! Now have over 5 weeks to worry about it as I am so not good with dentists-and of course everyone wants to tell me their horror stories which I so don't want to hear.
On the plus side I have just managed to squeeze in a couple hours crafting as all my lovely lot are out.
Made this card with a digi image from Pink Gem Designs, coloured her with my promarkers and used a Martha Stewart edging punch, some punched flowers, and card candy to finish.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion challenge 28 - Gold
Moving along with the times challenge - Girly Girly
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything goes

Am off to have a nice hot cup of coffee now and get ready for Coronation Street!!.
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Ursula's polka dot outfit

Hello all and wow, what a horrible day!!
Not only is the weather awful but my filling decided to fall out last night so that's a trip to the dentist for me - and I am SO scared of the dentist it's untrue so I'm feeling very very sorry for myself!!
To take my mind off it I spent some time out in my shed today!
I made this card using a gorgeous image from the Digi Garden called Ursula's Polka Dot Outfit-I just love these images, they are so brilliant to colour and there are just so many adorable images to choose from.
I used some Wild Rose Studio papers and coloured her with my promarkers. I embossed a background for her and added some card candy and sentiment.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge 173 - Inspired by a song (Mellow Yellow)
The Crafty Pad challenge 189 - Inspired by a song (Mellow Yellow)
Shopping our stash challenge 69 - Emboss It

If you head over to Facebook and 'like' the Digi Garden page there is currently a gorgeous Friday Freebie called Emily's garden which is just as cute as Ursula!!

Well until next time then.
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Autumn days

Hello all,
well I don't know about you but I think it is so cold today, it really feels like winter is setting in-not be long before that heating goes on!!
I have spent a few hours in my shed today -only one more week till the school fete so thought I'd better get my skates on and make a couple more cards to top up my collection. Have got the whole day to myself tomorrow so am hoping for a repeat of today and will finally have enough to take with me-just hope I don't bring them all back again lol!!!
This card today is using an image I won from a blog challenge and is from the Paper Shelter, coloured with my promarkers.
There are so many challenges out there at the moment with autumn themes I thought she would be perfect. The papers are a mix of Wild Rose Studio and from my stash-I found it quite hard to find papers with oranges and browns as I think I tend to buy pinks, blues and purples!! I punched out some leaves to match and used my Marianne die to cut the flourish, adding some pearls to finish.


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter challege 82 - Fall images
The Crafty Pad challenge 188 - Autumn Colours
Lollipop crafts challenge 90 - Break out your punch
Papertake Weekly challenge A hazy shade of autumn
Bearly Mine challenge -Fall Colours

Having neglected all jobs round the house today I think I'd better go tidy up a bit before I sit and watch X factor!!!
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Emily's rainy day

Evening all
Firstly hello to my new followers and a big welcome to my blog.
Oh my word, what a day!! Three hours unexpected overtime -I am exhausted!!!
Had planned to come home and make a card tonight but all thoughts of that have had to go out the window-have just enough energy to eat my dinner and write this post then it may well be a slouch on the sofa instead!
Lucky I made this card last night I guess-it is a gorgeous image from the Digi Garden called Emily's rainy day, how cute is she??? I coloured her with my promarkers and used some of my Wild Rose Studio Bella papers. I printed out a little cloud for her to play under and added some glittery dots and a greeting-and you can't see from the photo but I also added some glossy accents to the rain drops and puddle.


If you haven't yet paid a visit to the Digi Garden why not pop on over and take a look, there's some super cute images for you to play with and they are brilliant to colour. There's also some fab new little image scenes too. If you're on facebook you can also pop onto their page here and keep up with all the news and info-including the very generous Friday Freebie!
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge 172 - purple passion
Whimsy stamps challenge 51 - anything goes
Jellypark Friends challenge - all about the children
Inky Impressions challenge - for a child

So, until next time,
Aloha
from a very sleepy Andree x

Monday, 17 September 2012

Hedgehog's flowers

Hi all,
Hope everyone had a really lovely weekend-so lucky to still have the lovely sunshine still aren't we?
Mine was one of those weekends that are just gorgeous-Mum and Dad came for the day Saturday and we went out for a beautiful walk round a local priory-sat and watched the ducks and had a coffee all in the sun which makes everything so much better!!
My card today is using a really old Penny Black stamp which I have used because it reminds me of my lovely little visitor who comes into my garden every night for his meal worms!! I've coloured him with promarkers and used some Wild Rose Studio papers and punched some little flowers. To finish I added a little glitter and liquid pearls.


I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts challenge 134 - Use your favourite stamp
Papertake Weekly challenge - Things that make you go awww
Passion for Promarkers challenge 166 - Colour combo
Sketch Saturday challenge - week 225
Corrosive challenge 158 - Animal Companions

Well, that's all from me, I'm off to put down tonights meal worms for my own little fella!!
Until next time
Aloha
Andree x






Friday, 14 September 2012

Ella with Clover Digi Garden

Evening all,
Well, where did that week go to???  I don't know about you but I do love my Friday nights!!
Am looking forward to tomorrow, got mum and dad for the day and the weather is supposed to be lovely so I think a nice walk around a beautiful place called The Friars is called for-wonderful church complete with monks, gorgeous gardens to walk round and place for a coffee after, just perfect!!
My card today is made with a gorgeous image from the Digi Garden called Ella with Clover which can be found here. I've coloured her with my promarkers and punched some little clover leaves. Papers are from the Milton pack by Wild Rose Studio which I was lucky enough to win from a challenge. I added a little punched butterfly with a pearl body and added some liquid pearls to highlight. I  stamped a good luck greeting to finish.
If you've not met any of the gorgeous characters from the Digi Garden yet why not pop over and take a look-there's also a customer challenge too! If you're on facebook why not pop over and like their page  there's loads to discover and freebie images on a Friday too!!!




I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Digi Doodles challenge - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour  challenge - Here come the Girls
Bearly Mine Challenges 52 - Anything Goes
Songbird challenge 3 - String of Pearls

Wishing everyone a fab weekend and until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sassy Cheryl Girly Gift

Evening all
Hope this post finds everyone well.
First of all, a big hello to my new followers and welcome to my blog.
My week just goes from busy to busier-I'm sure each academic year gets more manic than the last!
I am looking forward now to winter and must admit to being a bit of a lover of it- I just love dark nights, lights and heating on and feeling all cozy indoors and am already getting into the habit of putting on my PJ's good and early lol!!
My card today is made with a Sassy Cheryl digi image and coloured with my promarkers and a white gel pen to add spots on her dress and bow. I used some paper from Dovecraft and used some of their flowers and buttons to match. I must admit I am a bit of a Card Candi girl and don't often use buttons but am quite getting to like them.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour challenge - Here Come the Girls
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 74 - Buttons
Bearly Mine challenges 54 - Anything Goes
Jelly Park Friends challenges - All about the Children

Enjoy the rest of the week-until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Sunday, 9 September 2012

MP3 Boy-Digi Garden

Morning all
My, what a lovely day but better make the most of it as I hear it is about to change, hmm, will it be the beach for a spot of sunbathing today or a relax in the garden???
I spent such a lovely day crafting yesterday, all of my lot were out so I had the whole day to make cards -sheer heaven!!
Big thanks to everyone who has given me some really helpful advice on pricing etc for my school fete-am starting to get a bit nervous now, just hope it all goes well.
My card today is using another digi image by the wonderful Digi Garden which I have coloured with my promarkers. I used some of my new Bella papers from Wild Rose Studio which I stamped with some music notes, added a punched star and some card candy.



I would like to enter him into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges 208-photo inspiration
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - all about the boys
A Gem of a Challenge 54 - A Boy Thing

Hope you all have a lovely week.
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

I'm a Digi Garden Diva!

 
Evening all,
Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weekend.
I am really very excited to be able to let you know that I have been chosen to be on the new design team for the Digi Garden, who put a call out for people to work with their gorgeous images and showcase them on their personal blogs.
I recently discovered the Digi Garden and fell in love with their images, so put my name forward and kept my fingers crossed!! Jacqui let me know that I had been one of the lucky ones chosen so I am now a 'Digi Garden Diva' and get to make cards with their so so cute images-a big thank you for picking me as one of your team!!
I have made a card today with the lovely Kirby's Rose image, coloured her with my promarkers and used some Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist papers. I added some buttons from Dovecraft and a punched butterfly.


She is just such a cutie, I am so going to love working with these images -why not pop over to the Digi Garden and take a look for yourself?
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge 171 - layers
Paper Crafting Journey challenge - anything goes
Papertake Weekly challenge - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 73 - anything goes

Well, I am off to be mum the taxi in a minute for my son who's at a party so will say bye for now.
Until next time
Aloha
Andree x

Friday, 7 September 2012

Lucy Lou Hanging Star

Hi all,
Firstly a big hello to my new followers, lovely to see you and a very warm welcome to my blog.
Just a very quick post tonight as I have a rather large glass of wine calling which I have looked forward to all week-just been one of those weeks!!
My card today is made with a Sassy Cheryl digi image, coloured with my promarkers. I used my Martha Stewart edging punch  and punched some stars to match. The papers are from Crafts Too at the Glitter Pot.
I think I must be having a bit of a 'blue' phase at the moment-must do something about that!!


 
 
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl challenge 131 - Got the Blues
Stampin' for the weekend challenge 17 -Starting Christmas Early
 
I hope you all have a fab weekend-get out and enjoy that sunshine, it's going to be a good one!!
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x
 
 
 






















Thursday, 6 September 2012

Christmas mouse blue

Evening all,
First of all a huge hello and welcome to my blog to my new followers-it's lovely to see you!!
Wow, have just spent a little hour out in my craft shed and for the first time in ages it actually got dark -I don't think I like winter crafting!!! It's all very well having my shed but its sometimes a little lonely out there in the middle of the cold winter. I do so envy all you crafters who have a warm cozy room in the house!! I have my eye on my daughters bedroom when she moves out but she's showing no signs yet lol!!!
My card today is made again with the little mouse stamp my friend gave me, coloured with promarkers and I have used the forever friends Christmas Snow paper pack. I've added some punched snowflakes and blue pearls to finish



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I would like to enter him into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen challenge - Going Dotty
Penny Black challenge - Early Christmas Makes

Well, nearly Friday-what a quick week this has been!!
Until next time then.
Aloha.
Andree x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Emily's Harvest

Hello all and I hope your day has been a bit better than mine!!!
First day back to school and already I am exhausted-I don't know if anyone else works in a school but it would be nice to know that all schools are the same and it's not just mine-it's so full-on busy all the time, no time for a breather!!
I spent a good few hours yesterday afternoon pottering about in my shed and now have several cards in different states of completion-this one is the only one that I finished in full!!
It is made with a freebie Digi Garden image and coloured with my promarkers, I added some Papermania papers and punched out some leaves and stamped a sentiment to finish.



I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges -Delightful Fall Days.
Lollipop Crafts challenge 89 -Fall Frolic

Well, heres to the weekend, may it come very quickly lol!!
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

A Little Christmas Elf

Hello all
Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. We have had a very lazy one today, spent ages just sitting with the family chatting over coffee this morning which was lovely and a spot of gentle shopping this afternoon!! Are going to finish off by having a BBQ-I really needed a day like that after yesterday.
My card today is using another lovely freebie digi image from the Digi Garden and I have coloured him with my promarkers. I added some papers from my stash and some punched snowflakes and pearls.


I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

Papercrafting Journey challenge -anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge  54 - for a boy

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Until next time.
Aloha
Andree x