Wednesday, 10 August 2016

A short absence

Hi all,
just a really quick post to say that I may be absent from my blog for a couple of weeks.
I was on holiday when I got the news that my daughter has developed a blood clot in her lung after a flight home from her own holiday. It was really scary and the hospital said had she left it another 24 hours and not gone there it could have been very nasty indeed. She really was very lucky that her boyfriend insisted she go as she was in so much pain.
It means that I am now going to be helping her out as much as possible as shes not allowed to move around too much-crafting is going to be way down my list at the moment so I do hope you will bear with me and I will be back just as soon as I can.
Thank you all for your support and I hope to see you all soon.
Andree x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Crafty Boots-guest DT spot

Hello all,
well, two posts in one day, that never happens does it!
The reason for my second post is to let you know about the new challenge beginning today at Crafty Boots.
I was really excited to receive a lovely message from Dionne asking me if I would like to join the DT as guest for this challenge and I was thrilled to accept.
The theme for the challenge is 'Use a stamp' it can be a physical or digital stamp but I thought as lately I mostly turn to digis I would go dig out some of my physical stamps. This clear stamp came free with my magazine and is one of my favourites as it's so versatile.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and layered it with some papers from Nitwit. The frames are cut with a Nellie Snellen stitched die and the banner and button are die cut too. The little butterfly is punched with a Woodware punch. The sentiment is another freebie.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges (but as I'm away at the moment I will link up at a later date):

The Butterfly challenge #59-P for punch
The Paper Shelter -anything goes
Through the Purple Haze #105 -monochrome
Create & Inspire #50-anything goes
Fussy & Fancy #169-a walk in the garden

I'd like to say a huge Thank You to the lovely Crafty Boots DT for allowing me to join them this time round, it's been huge fun.
 Don't forget to dig out your favourite stamp and pop on over to join in the challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may with to leave.
Until next time.
Andree x

A Bit More Time to Craft new challenge

Hello all
I hope you are all well. This is a scheduled post as I am currently attending a family wedding in Santorini so fingers crossed the post works ok!
I just wanted to let you all know that a new challenge is beginning today over at A Bit More Time to Craft and it's a very special one too. The challenge blog has now being running for a whole year and I'm so glad to be part of this lovely group of ladies, huge thanks to Lozzy for having me on the team. As it's our birthday Lozzy has decided to make it a special celebration.
For this challenge there is going to be a huge 12 (yes, 12!!!) winners who will all get to choose some of Lozzy's beautiful papers as a prize. These really are so gorgeous and print out beautifully too. The theme of our challenges is always Anything Goes so nice and easy to come play along.
For my card I chose Lozzy's Blue Lagoon papers which I thought were just perfect to match with this image I found online as a free colouring page. I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut the image with some Nellie Snellen dies, adding a Marianne die cut leafy flourish too. Some blue gems finished off and the sentiment is from Netty's cards.

I wanted to make this for my sister in law's birthday,  as she will be away with us I thought this was very apt for a beach birthday!
Id like to enter this into the following challenges: (I will link up later)

The Paper Shelter -anything goes
As you like it - favourite papers (Lozzy's Blue Lagoon, my favourite all time colour and so pretty)
Little Miss Muffet #143 - anything goes
Create & Inspire #50 -anything goes

Well that's all from me, don't forget to pop by the challenge and come join in with our birthday celebrations.
Thank you for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Bye for now
Andree x