Sunday 1 March 2015

Reading Beauty

Hello to all my friends and followers today and a special 'Hello and welcome' to my new follower Jacee-thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm so pleased you joined me!
Why do these weekends go so quickly? I definitely think we need a three day weekend, there's just too much to fit into only two!
We had a lovely meal and film night with my son and his girlfriend yesterday and a fab walk by the sea today with daughter, boyfriend and puppy. I also had a lovely few hours to myself yesterday and spent it pottering around in my room, making a couple of cards and having a general tidy up-I am such a messy crafter and now my stash is all in the house I really need to make more of an effort to tidy up after myself!
I realised while looking through some of my files that this card has totally slipped through the net-I made her a while ago and I can remember not being sure if I liked this one-(I think it was the colours, which aren't my usual style) and that's how she missed being added.
I used a Saturated Canary image - reading is another of my loves and it reminded me of myself when I was young, nothing came between me and my books!!
She's coloured with Promarkers and cut with a scalloped circle die and has a faux nestie behind. I wanted to keep this one quite simple so that the image is the main attention so didn't add very much else apart from a few pearls, a little glitter and some little punched butterflies. I stamped the sentiment straight onto the backing paper-can't think I've tried that before but I quite liked how it came out. The paper is from a magazine freebie pad:

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

Crafty Catz -dies and punches
Southern Girls - girly
Passion for Promarkers-alphabet (p for pearls, paper, promarkers and punch)
Tuesday Throwdown # 233-anything goes
Buckwells Crafts -March challenge flowers
Robyns Fetish # 253-use a digi
Inspiration Destination # 22 -anything goes
Crafting from the Heart # 48 -anything goes

Well that's all from me for now, I must get on with the boring old ironing!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave. Enjoy your week and until next time.
Andree x


  1. Such a pretty card Andree thanks for joining us at Buckwells Crafts challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  2. Lovely design! Thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart :)

  3. Gorgeous card Andree I love that image also the backing papers the colours are so lovely and Spring like a super make.
    lorraine x

  4. This is gorgeous Andree, such a sweet image and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  5. Lovely card! Can't think of anything more "girly" than pearls, bling, and butterflys! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn DT

  6. What a fab and lovely card design. Love the details and sweet image. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  7. Love the fab image,and gorgeous

  8. GORGEOUS Andree, love the colour combo and beautiful

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  9. A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish challenge. Marlene DT

  10. What a beautiful card, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Buckwells Crafty Challenge and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x