Tuesday 30 December 2014

Rosy cheek Emma in Pink

Hello to all my friends and followers.
I hope this post finds you all well and that you all had a wonderful time at Christmas-boy, didn't it go quickly??
I had a lovely time, a very quiet day spent with family and then a bigger family get-together on Boxing Day. I had lots of lovely presents and quite a few new crafty goodies to play with so I can't wait to get crafting again and put them to use!
I'm finding it so nice to have all my craft bits in my newly decorated room instead of the shed, and I'm much more inclined to pop up and sit at my table for a little while now so I've decided to permanently move all my craft stash inside. That'll keep me busy for a few weekends, sorting through it all. I've collected so much over the years and there's so much I never touch it will be good to have a right old sort out!
I made this card during a quiet afternoon during the holidays. The image is from Art by Miran, called Rosy cheek Emma and I've coloured her with my Promarkers. The papers are Lilli of the Valley from the Country Meadow pack.
I've die cut some swirls and a butterfly and glittered the butterfly (not that it shows up too well in the photo I'm afraid). I added a doily, a couple of paper flowers and some pearls and the sentiment is from a freebie set stamped straight onto the paper.

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

Sparkles challenge # 63 -anything goes
Robyns Fetish challenge # 244- anything goes
Creative Card Crew challenge # 77 - anything goes
Inspiration Destination # 13- anything goes
I love Promarkers challenge # 250 - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers challenge # 277 -bingo (die cut, free, glitter)
Creative Fingers challenge - anything goes
Artbymiran challenge # 22 - anything goes

That's all from me for now, I'm off to cut myself a piece of left over Christmas cake!
I'd like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year for 2015 and I hope it brings you all that you wish for.
A huge Thank You for your support of my blog over the last year, it means such a lot to me, thank you too for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Until next time.
Andree x

Saturday 20 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello to each and every one of my lovely followers, friends and visitors
I've decided that this will be my last post for 2014 as things are getting a little crazy with so much still to do, much like everyone at the moment. Now I've broken up from work I'm hoping that I can do lots of catching up and can get on track ready for the big day. I'm trying so hard to not leave everything till Christmas Eve this year as I really want to enjoy the day and not end up frazzled and stressed like last year.
This card is for my lovely postman who has been delivering letters to us for the past 20 or so years and always goes that extra mile-he's such a fab person and nothing's too much trouble for him.
I've used a pre-coloured panel from Fizzy Moon for this as it reminded me so much of our poor postman, out walking in the cold!!  I layered it with Papermania papers from the Craft Christmas pack-I wasn't too sure about the papers when I first got them but have since realised they are very versatile and I'll be using some of them for male birthday cards next year too!
Just a few punched stars and a greeting to finish off:

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

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards challenge 80#- christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity challenge # 207 - hot chocolate
The Male Room challenge # 25 - christmas
Sparkles challenge #63 -anything goes

Well that's all from me for now, all that's left is for me to wish you all a very Peaceful and Happy Christmas wherever you are and all the best for 2015.
I'll see you all again in the New Year, with some exciting news too!
Andree x

Sunday 14 December 2014

DT card swap-Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Hello all
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and have got lots of Christmas jobs done as it's not long now is it? I just love Christmas and am like a big kid-my family despair of me sometimes but I just can't help it! Every year I insist on reading The Night Before Christmas to my two on Christmas Eve but something tells me this will be the first year I don't get to do it-with my daughter moving out and my son doing the usual teen things I think it will end up being read to the cat-I'm sure Tilly will love it!!
My card today was made for a card swap for one of my lovely DT friends over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and now that I know she has received it I can share it here.
I used a Wild Rose Studio stamp called Annabelle's Christmas and coloured her with my promarkers. I found some lovely green paper in my stash which I thought would set it off perfectly and I punched some snowflakes and added some green gems to finish off:

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Creative Need - playing with snow
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards # 80- christmas
Fun with Shapes# 171 - snowflakes
Delightful challenges - bundle up (winter)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - winter sports
Fab n Funky # 241- christmas
Suzy Bees Bloomin challenge # 59 - anything goes add snowflakes
Addicted to Stamps -# 93 - snowflakes

Well that's all for me from today, thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Have a wonderful week and until next time.
Andree x

Friday 12 December 2014

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT welcome

Hello all,
Just a very quick post to let you all know I have had my welcome to the Design Team on the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends blog today.
If you've not seen the challenge blog yet have a little peek here and take a quick look at my welcome-why not follow us too so you don't miss the rest of the DT welcomes and the start of the challenges in the New Year.
The challenges begin on 4th January and I'm really excited and can't wait to begin.
Well, hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Until next time.
Andree x

Thursday 11 December 2014

Girl with Roses

Evening all, I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your week.
The time is just flying by isn't it-so much to do! I'm trying to make myself do one job every night but I can't wait till I break up from school so that I have a couple of days to really blitz everything I need to do-thankfully only a week left!
My card today is made with an image I won from Time for Tea-I really love these images and think I will definitely be adding more to my collection. I've coloured her with promarkers and layered her with some Wild Rose Studio papers and punched a strip for the middle with my doily punch from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut scalloped circle and some card candi added to the corners finished it off.

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

Seize the Birthday-anything goes
Inspiration Destination # 11 -anything goes
Shopping our Stash # 180 - favourite technique (punching)
Papertake Weekly challenge -paper play
Penny's challenge # 207 - anything goes other than Christmas
Sister Act challenge #86 -anything goes
Creative Fingers # 59 -anything goes

Well that's all from me for now, I hope you have a good end to your week and I'll see you all soon. Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Until next time.
Andree x

Sunday 7 December 2014

Adam's Snowman

Hello to all my lovely friends and followers, I hope everyone is well.
First of all I'd like to welcome my two new followers, I'm so glad to have you join me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog.
I had such a lovely day in London yesterday, haven't been up to town for such a long time and if I'm honest I wasn't really looking forward to it. It ended up being a beautiful sunny (if very cold) day and we saw the Shard, Tower of London, the Eye, Big Ben plus visited Harrods and Selfridges (bought a tree decoration as it was about all we could afford!) Wish I could do it all again.
My card today is for my son and I've used a really old hobbycraft snowman stamp that I've had for ages but I still keep coming back to it. I found some lovely backing papers with some trees on from a magazine giveaway and tore some card for the front to look like snow for him to stand on. He's layered with silver mirri card and I just added a few snowflakes and a bit of glitter to finish it all off as I didn't want to make it look too feminine:

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

Digi Choosday # 48- christmas
Inky Impressions #188 - snow
Creative Moments # 57-A/G winter
Patties Creations challenge # 105- christmas
Crafty Catz # 258 -snowmen
CRAFT # 288 -christmas
Fashionable Stamping challenge # 87 -winter wonderland
Fairytale challenge # 106-blue, white +one other

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

Thursday 4 December 2014

Christmas Carolling

Evening to all my lovely friends and followers today. I hope this finds you all well.
Well, thank goodness, after 4 days without internet we are finally back on line-hooray!! I can't believe just how dependent we all are on it and my son even commented yesterday that I needed to calm down as I was getting very uptight because I couldn't check my emails and blogs!! Phew, back to normal!!
My card today is made with a freebie stamp set which came with my magazine and I haven't used it till now. I used my new Lilli of the Valley Winter Wishes pad and coloured the image with promarkers. I've punched a border with my Martha Stewart doily punch and added a large die cut snowflake and a little paper flower:

I raced home tonight to try and get this photographed before it got too dark-boy it's really hard to get any good photos at this time of year isn't it? It's dark when I go to work and almost dark when I get home so I'm afraid this was the best I could do!

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

Creative Moments # 57 - anything goes (winter)
A Random Fan   # 20-christmas
Digi Choosday # 48 -christmas
ABC challenge -Y for yuletide
Dream Valley # 96 -true blue
Addicted to Stamps # 92 -lots of layers
Paper Creator # 33-all about christmas

Well that's all from me for now, I'm off to pop along to look at everyones lovely cards now.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Until next time.
Andree x

Wednesday 3 December 2014

No Internet....GRRRR

Hi all
just a really quick post to say that I currently have no internet at home at all (or phone line come to that!!) Am hoping it will be sorted by Thursday but please forgive me for not commenting on any of your lovely cards but there is only so much you can do on a mobile phone and I'm a bit worried about the cost. Im currently sitting in my car using my work internet during my lunch!!
Hope to be able to catch up with you all again by the end of the week.
Andree x