Sunday, 26 June 2016

Craft Time......what's that????

Hello all,
wow, I can't believe it's so long since I did a post, I hope you have all been keeping well. Firstly I MUST give you all a huge apology for not visiting and commenting on your makes for quite a while. Life has got a bit crazy in the last couple of weeks-end of term looming at work means I come home utterly drained and exhausted each day -most nights I'm eating my dinner then climbing into bed! Then my daughter decided to bring her wedding forward by a whole year, meaning it's now this time next year so it's been nothing but wedding plans, research, planning invites etc and then as it that's not enough it's my sons 21st in two weeks and we are planning a big party at home (for which I really don't feel ready). My craft time has been non existent!
Anyway, I'm trying to do this post before someone or other decides they really need me!
I made this card a little while back for my box at work using a lovely image by Flat Friends which I coloured with Promarkers. The papers and pretty pearl brad are both from Poundland and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards. The corners are punched with an X cut corner punch.

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

Crafty Friends -song (I'm getting married in the morning)
Crafting with Friends #23-anything goes
The Stamping Boutique -wedding
Craft Rocket #18 -weddings & things
Cute Card Thursday #431-wedding

I am hoping that things will calm down over the next few weeks and I can get back into my normal craft routine, I promise to visit and comment more frequently very soon so hope you will bear with me until then.
Take care and until next time
Andree x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Dad's birthday

Hello all
Just a quick post today to share a card I made at the weekend for my Dad's birthday. I was really stumped for him and couldn't think what to do for him this year and then I came upon this image that I won in a challenge (but my AOL email is playing up big time at the moment so I can't confirm where it's from!!) The image reminded me of Dad when he's snoozing in the garden!
I coloured him with my Promarkers and layered him with papers from a pack I got recently at the Pound shop-I bought all three pads which are such good quality.
I die cut the Dad wording with an Xcut die, added a computer generated sentiment and a couple of card candi and that's it-CAS -I hope he likes it.

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

Creative Inspirations #253-spring into summer
The Paper Girls #105- the great outdoors
Melonheadz -masculine
Love to Scrap #79-it's a boy thing
Crafty Boots -masculine
Ooh la la creations #206-boys
Tuesday Throwdown #279-mans world
Try it on Tuesday-all about him
Craftin Desert Divas-masculine

Well thank you so much for visiting me today and for any comments you may wish to leave which I really love reading.
Not far to the weekend!!
Andree x

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

A Bit More Time to Craft -new challenge starts

Hello crafty friends and followers.
This post is to let you know that a new challenge begins today over at A Bit More Time to Craft where our challenges are always Anything Goes and begin on the 1st and 15th of every month.
For the winner there's a chance to choose some gorgeous papers designed by Lozzy, they really are beautiful sets. I decided to use this lovely image from Cre8tive Hands called Rabbit with Cake and thought he'd go so well with Lozzy's papers called Funky Ows.

I printed out the papers and die cut a square from the corner of the plain piece using a Nellie Snellen stitched square die. I then did the same for the image which was coloured with Promarkers and layered them at the bottom so that the patterned paper showed through. I die cut the sentiment which is from Netty's Cards and added two die cut balloons. The little heart was punched out and then embossed with a dotty embossing folder.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
(this is a scheduled post so I will link up later)

Lemon Shortbread -anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania-embossing
Passion for Promarkers #348-furry friends
Sweet stamps -anything goes
Craft your Passion #314-anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #165-monochrome
Ooh-la-la creations #205-animals with four legs
Pile it On #109-tic tac toe (balloon, emboss, dots)

Well that's all from me for today, why not pop on over to the challenge and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration cards made by the lovely ladies on the DT. We'd also love it if you wanted to join in with the challenge with us too.
Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Andree x