Thursday, 29 October 2015

Be my Bridesmaid?

A very big Hello today to all my friends and followers.
First of all I'm so sorry for not being around to comment much over the last week or so, first of all I went away on holiday to Minorca and didn't get back until late Monday night, then spent two days feeling so ill I spent the whole day in bed yesterday which isn't like me at all. I've also now got a huge engagement party to plan by Saturday for my daughter-so no pressure then. Needless to say my crafting and blogging have had to take a bit of a back seat. I'm hoping that after this weekend things might be able to get back to normal but from Monday I've been called for Jury service so goodness only knows what that'll mean time wise. Just lately my life is just one thing after another!!
My daughter asked me to make her a couple of Bridesmaid request cards ready for Saturday-apparently they are the new thing to give to your chosen bridesmaids??? The brief was, use cobalt blue and keep it as simple as possible-nothing fussy or fancy! Well I looked for ages for a suitable image and in the end I chose this one which I found on the internet. I cut it with an oval die and simply added layers in her chosen colour and a few little gems to match. The finished cards measure 9cms x 12.5 cms. I must admit I do find it hard to do such a CAS style, I kept wanting to add some pretty papers or some more embellishments but just had to stop myself. Sorry about the quality of the image but the weather was so bad I really struggled to get a clear picture:

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #43-anything goes
Creative Moments #80 -anything goes
Inspiration Destination #57 -anything goes
Shopping our Stash #225 -go paperless
CCC digi creations #35 -anything goes

Well thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave. I'm going to try and get round to visit all your lovely work later tonight.
Take care and until next time.
Andree x

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge 20

Hello today friends and followers, I hope you are all well.
This post is to let you all know that a new challenge has started today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Our challenges are always Anything Goes, so why not pop on over and take a peek at the beautiful cards my fellow team mates have been busy making.
Huge thanks go as always to our fab sponsors who for this challenge are:

Prize ~ 3 Images

Prize ~ 3 Images

Prize ~ 3 Images

I got to choose this cutie called Autumn Moon from Karleigh Sue digis which unfortunately has now been retired but there are still heaps of other images to choose from.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and fussy cut her, placing her on a die cut circle which I thought looked a bit like a moon. I used some gorgeous papers which were a freebie from Art by MiRan and added some paper flowers and leaves and some little yellow gems. I also found a gorgeous image of a Dream Catcher which I thought went really well so cut out two of those and placed them on a fishtail banner which I cut myself. The strip in the middle is cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is from Netty's cards:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
(this is a scheduled post so will link up later)

Melonheadz -halloween or harvest
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #107-autumn colours
Digi Choosday #41 -sentimental
Inky Impressions#275-make it krafty
Ruby's Rainbow #115-autumn leaves
I Love Promarkers #290-anything goes
Wags n Whiskers #164 -fall colours
Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge #102-any thing goes with autumn Colours
Star in my Pocket -Halloween or Harvest

Well that's all from me for today, why not pay us a visit -we would love to see you join in our challenge this time too!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

A Bit More Time to Craft-GDT spot

Hello today to all my friends and followers, I hope you are all well.
My post today is to let you know that a fresh new challenge has begun today over at A Bit More Time to Craft. I applied to be a guest designer a little while back and I was so thrilled when Lozzy contacted me to ask if I would like to join the team for this time around.
The challenges are always an Anything Goes theme so loads of scope to get crafty and make something so you can join in too.
For my card I got to play with this super cute image from Delicious Doodles called Pumpkin Witch.
I also got to use some of Lozzy's gorgeous papers-these are from the pack called The Classic. Why not take a peek at all the other gorgeous designs there are to choose from too-some really fab designs.
I knew how I wanted my card to be so cut across the front diagonally to make the shape.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some glitter to the pumpkin. I stamped and cut out some little bats to go around the top of the card, adding gems too. I found a cute black cat image and cut it out for the front of the card, adding some glitter to maker her eyes sparkle!!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore -halloween
Naughty or Nice#20-feeling witchy
Crafty Calendar- halloween
Crafty Gals Corner #41-witches, ghouls, goblins
Try it on Tuesday -it's frightening/halloween
Simply Create Too#96 -halloween colours
That Craft Place -halloween
Scrap Creations  -pumpkins
Crafting by Designs -halloween

Well I do hope you manage to pop by the challenge to take a look at the fab inspiration cards made by the DT and maybe have a play along too. A very big Thank You to Lozzy and the team for allowing me to join them this month as guest designer-I had loads of fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today, enjoy the rest of the week and until next time.
Andree x

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Stripey suit

Afternoon blogging friends and followers, hope you're all well today.
We've had a really full on weekend again this week-Mum and Dad for the day yesterday and today we have been out for a lovely day at the seaside and were treated to lunch by my daughter which was really fab.
Am exhausted now though so enjoying a well earned sit down with tea and scones!!
I've been trying to sort out all of my computer files as I've been a bit lax over the last year or so, and I've come across a few cards which I realised I never shared here so will be doing so in the next couple of weeks.
The first is this one-a friend at work asked me to make a card for her son which I did using this stamp set from Docrafts and while I was at it I decided to make a smaller card to put in my box at work.
The papers are also from Docrafts -Heritage Press, and I added a few card candi and a punched button using a Hobbycraft punch. The sentiment is computer generated:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #8-anything goes
Crafty Gals corner #40-Dude
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #106-2 papers
Create & Inspire #31 -anything goes
A Crafty Mess #3-anything goes

Well thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Have a wonderful week and until next time.
Andree x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Hello today to all my friends and followers, hoping you are all well and enjoying your week so far.
I'm having a really busy time at work as it is our Open Evening tomorrow so the work load is beyond crazy and my poor machines are working so hard-I'm sure they will breathe a sigh of relief when it's all over too!
I've not got too much energy in the evenings for crafting at the moment, hope that changes during the next couple of weeks, but I did manage to make this card up at the weekend as I wanted to use some more of my new papers from Nitwit.
I'd seen the sketch over at Creative Inspirations and I thought it was just the sort of thing I like so decided to follow that for my card-just a shame I didn't realise it closed yesterday lol!!!.
I've coloured up my image with Promarkers, I keep seeing other people using pencils to add definition so must try that soon. The papers are called In the Meadow Too and I've layered them with some Kraft card which I haven't used for some time. I die cut a heart shape using a tonic die and punched a strip for the middle with a Martha Stewart punch. I added some paper flowers and pearls to finish off:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Whoopsi Daisy -hand coloured
Crafty Sentiments-anything goes
Shopping our Stash #222 -birthdays-oldest stash (my little pearls which I've had for ever!!)
Wags n Whiskers #163 -use a die
Crafting from the Heart #80 -anything goes
A Crafty Mess #3-anything goes
Craft your Passion #282 -anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #49 -favourite colour (blue)

Well thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Enjoy the rest of your week and until next time.
Andree x

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Shelby's sea mint

A very good afternoon to all my friends and followers today, I hope you are all having a lovely restful weekend.
I have spent the morning out shopping with my daughter, we had a lovely time strolling round the shops looking for winter clothes and bits for my holiday. We also grabbed a coffee and had a little look through the wedding brochures she picked up-all very exciting!!
Then this afternoon I've had time to myself so spent it up in my room at my craft table-just where does the time go when you're crafting, it's just flown by.
I'd seen the new challenge which started on the Lacy Sunshine page and as I'd been sent the loyalty digi from last month I kind of wanted to have a go. I've raced to get the card finished so I could photograph it still in daylight and managed it -just!! Luckily everything went to plan and there were no mishaps.
I love the Lacy Sunshine images and this cutie is no exception. I decided that I wanted to go with a red and blue theme so dug around in my box of Christmas bits and found these papers which I've had for ages which came with a magazine. I coloured my image in with Promarkers to match and cut her out with a Nellie Snellen oval die and made a faux nestie by cutting it out with deckled edge scissors. I ran the red paper through a corrugater as it made me think of waves and then die cut a poinsettia and some leafy frond shapes and punched some snowflakes with an xcut punch. I added some glossy accents to the bubbles, some glitter to her shell and bead and finished off with some blue gems. The sentiment is computer generated:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine #68-Christmas under the sea
Wags & Whiskers #163 -use a die cut
Die Cuttin Divas #235-anything goes
Inspiration Destination #53-anything goes
Julia Spiri #3-anything goes (with bling)
Jo's Scrapshack #108-anything goes
Penny's paper crafty challenge #247-anything goes
Star in my Pocket -add a sentiment
Sisters of Craft -anything goes

Well that's about it from me for now, I'm off to make a nice cup of coffee and have a well earned sit down.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you wish to leave-have a lovely week and until next time.
Andree x