Wednesday 20 July 2016

....and finally, a post!

Hello friends and followers, I hope you are all well and if you're in the UK I hope you are managing to keep cool in this heat. I must say, Im not good with it myself and have been so grateful that our school has already broken up. I really think I would have struggled big time working through this.
I'm easing myself gently into the holiday routine-there's been lots of 'oh, I'll do that tomorrow!'
I've finally managed to get around to showing the card I made for my son's recent 21st birthday-he's a huge Marvel fan so we secretly arranged for the party to have 'Superheroes' as the theme and we bought loads of decorations and everyone turned up in a Superhero T shirt of some description.
I decided to use The Hulk for his card as Adam's also into his gym and weight lifting so I thought he was quite apt.
I found this image online and wanted to layer him with a comic page background which I also found online. I decided it would be fun to make him look like he was busting through the page so cut and folded back the paper. The sentiments are computer generated.

I spent ages making this timeline for his party too, cutting out individual banners, die cutting each picture -one for every year,and adding some punched stars . We strung it up along the conservatory and it was a real hit. I couldn't bear to take it down though and it managed to stay up for well over a week after!

I'd like to think I can now slowly start to get back to normal crafting activity but the old mojo is playing up again, maybe it's the heat??
I am trying to get around and comment on all your makes but I hope you'll bear with me-I do check in each day to see what you've all been making.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Until next time then.
Andree x

Friday 1 July 2016

A Bit More Time to Craft-new challenge

Good afternoon to all my blogging friends and visitors I hope you are all well.
Just to let you all know that a new challenge has begun today over at A Bit More Time to Craft. As always our challenges are Anything Goes and run fortnightly. We'd love to see you come along and join in and there's a chance for you to win some sets of Lozzy's gorgeous papers too.
Lozzy now has a shop selling all of her wonderful sets which are such good value for money-why not take a peek here, I bet you can't just stop at one!!
For my card I used a lovely paper from Lozzy's Checkout set as I thought the shade went so well with the little tortoise I'd  coloured up with my Promarkers, which was a freebie from Birds Cards. I die cut a little banner using a die set I recently bought on ebay and the circle die was  also a recent purchase too and the heart die was a freebie from a magazine.
Some paper flowers and gems finished off.

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

Crafty Girls Creations #22 -anything goes
Craft your Passion #318 -anything goes
Southern Girls -anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #78-anything goes
Inspiration Destination #92 -anything goes

Well don't forget to pop on over and see the gorgeous cards that the lovely design team have been busy making and why not join in with us this time too.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting today.
Andree x