Saturday, 29 June 2019

Sealiously Amazing

 Hi Friends,

Yipee, I managed to make a card - happy dance! This is thanks to Kathy's 30 day Coloring Challenge #thedailymarker30day, as I have really been pushing myself to try a colour a small image every day, in the hope that it will give me the push I need to make time to craft again. I have been wanting to participate in her challenge for over a year!! Every time it has come around some major life event is going on and I just haven't been able to colour. This includes moving apartment, overseas holiday, having a baby - yes big things!  This time another curve ball was thrown our way as my father-in-law passed away suddenly on June the 7th, so we had to go overseas.  I decided to grab some copics and stamped images that had been sitting on my desk for months before we left and I am glad I did. I had forgotten how relaxing and soothing colouring can be.  We are now back home so hopefully I will be able to share my colouring efforts from now on.

I coloured up a super cute seal from Reverse Confetti on Day 1 and when I saw Reverse Confetti's Stock your Stash Challenge theme was Hello/Just Because I thought it was time to put a simple card together. 

Here is my card, loving the rainbow coloured umbrella:

Reverse Confetti Stamps - Sealiously
Reverse Confetti Cuts - Sealiously
MFT Die-namics- Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames
MFT Die-namics - Ocean Waves
Distress Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch
Tsukineko Versamark - Watermark Stamp Pad
Stampendous Embossing Powder - White
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - 3mm Sparkling Clear

Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs Ax

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