Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Birthday Giraffes

Hi there,

Popping in, just under the wire, with a card I made for Reverse Confetti Stock your Stash Challenge.  
And Happy 6th birthday Reverse Confetti :)  I really need some birthday cards to have on hand so this challenge was perfect for me.  Sorry for the terrible photo but it is 10pm here. If I have time I will upload a clearer, brighter photo tomorrow.



Reverse Confetti Stamps - Lift me Up
Reverse Confetti Cuts - Lift me Up
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Oval Scallop Frame
MFT Die-namics - Grassy Fields
Heidi Swapp Paper Pad - Dreamy
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins  - Sparkling Clear 6mm
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Lemon Meringue 4mm

As I am just finding my crafty feet again after another long hiatus (babies are time consuming - lol!) I kept this card very simple.  It still took me absolutely ages to put it together though, I feel like a complete beginner again.  Only making a few cards in the last 2.5 years certainly kills all crafting mojo!

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs Andrea

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Enjoy....the coffee

Hi Friends,

Oh my goodness, it has been a long time! It is nearly a year since I last posted a card on my blog....and that card was for the coffee lover's blog hop! Since having bubba number 2 last July I think I have only managed to make one card. Life has been so hectic and crazy with two babies under 3.  I have been itching to make a card for a couple of months now.  I managed to grab a couple of hours yesterday to make this CAS card for the hop :).  I've just grabbed a couple of minutes link it up before the deadline.  


I hope you like it :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Andrea x

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Time for Tea

Hi friends,

I have a card to share with you today that was inspired by the Craftin Desert Divas May mood board and by the Spring/summer Coffee Lovers blog hop.  I love tea and coffee (or more specifically a latte :)) and really wanted to join the hop.  I can't believe how many entries there are already, over 700, and it is only Tuesday - wow! There is tonnes of inspiration and I hope to get the chance to make another card before it finishes. 

 This is the mood board that inspired the soft pink colour on my card.

And here is my card:

Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamp - Serving Up Fun
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Fog
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Paper Pack -  Perfectly Plaid
MFT Die-namics Cover-ups - Swiss Dots
Papermania Adhesive Stones - Silver

While this card was simple to put together, I must have tried at least a dozen layouts before I decided on this one. I am really bad at making decisions on layouts etc and should really plan my card before I start making it. Instead my craft table was covered in different dies and papers and inks!!

Anyway, I used a beautiful patterned paper from lawn fawn. It is both layered behind the swiss dots cover-up die and on top of it. The rest of the card needs no explanation really - very simple. The sentiment was just typed up on the PC. When going through my stash I realised I had no tea sentiment stamps, only coffee ones.....I feel this is a good enough excuse to look for some :) .

Thanks so much for popping by. I'm off to make another cup of tea - I just finsihed one while wrting this up!
Happy crafting.
Hugs Ax

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge - Warm and Fuzzy Greetings

Hi There,

Thanks so much for popping by. Today I would like to share a card I made for MFT Sketch Challenge . I am so happy I managed to play along this week...just!!  I have been wanting to play along for the last few weeks but just never seem to have enough time to get a card done.

Both the stamp set and paper pack I used for this card are from MFT but they now retired unfortunately. However, this was the first time I had played with them!! I am trying really hard to play with all my unused supplies...and there is alot, it going to take me a while! Even though I was on a crafting hiatus for well over a year, that did not stop me buying crafting goodies, especially when there was a good sale on!! MFT have way too many fantastic sales!

Here is my card.

MFT Stamps - Warm and Fuzzy Friends
MFT Die-namics - Warm and Fuzzy Friends
MFT Die-namics - Scenic Safari
MFT Stencil - Mini Cloud Edges
MFT Paper Pack - Trail Mix
MFT Premium Dye Ink - Summer Splash
MFT Premium Dye Ink - Gumdrop Green
MFT Hybrid  Ink Cube - Extreme Black
Ranger Enamel Accents - Black
Ranger Glossy Accents

The fox and bonfire were stamped with extreme black hybrid ink, coloured with copics and die cut out. For the background I used the mini cloud stencil and some summer splash ink.  I sponged a piece of card with gumdrop green and used the scenic safari dies (also retired) to cut it out.  The bonfire was adhered directly onto the card, while I popped Mr Fox on with some foam pads for extra dimension. The sentiment, was is also part of the stamp set, was also popped up on some foam. I decided to flip the sketch as I felt the paper looked better on the left :)

I would also like like to link my card up with the following challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope to are able to visit again. Enjoy the rest of your day/evening.

Hugs Ax