Saturday, 5 January 2013

Christmas Clear Up And Craft Time

I’ve completed another saturated canary card tonight and again I’ve tried to go for a more vintage look. I’m still working on how to achieve this and ink the papers properly …but will keep practising! I’ve a friend in mind to give this card to although that wasn’t the plan when I started,a s initially it was just for fun, I do need to make an anniversary card for next week and daughters birthday card for the end of January… so they are next on my list.
I had started my daughter’s card before Christmas, until she announced whilst home that she wasn't keen on “people” cards like Tilda!!! Shock...horror!...I had coloured two separate Tilda’s and was working on both as I wasn't sure which one I preferred! now I’m looking for a cute animal stamp /digi to use instead and today I’ve saw that I won the random prize from Glitter "n" Sparkle for Di’s Digi Downloads so I’m sure I will find the perfect stamp there as they have a huge range of cute ones …how lucky am I!   

finished card

Saturated canary

close up

 Vellum roses
Sorry about the colours it looks peach and grey but its more pink and green. I think Its because the photos where taken this evening with no natural light source.
I used some of my wonderful Christmas goodies on this card including my copics, and dies including the lovely scalloped label die I used for Jules, edge border and spiral flower. … It’s also the first time I’ve used vellum another pressie that I think will get lots of use, I was surprised how well it die cut although a few of the corners I die cut did split/crack slightly.
I went for more green tones this time as noticed it was nearly a blue card again this week, but I steered away …it was a close call.
we put all the Christmas decorations away today, the house always looks so bare once everything gets packed away; we usually have it all done by now but haven’t had the time this week …only 355 days to Christmas…can’t wait… LOL I love it! I’m happy I’ve had my “me” time and craft fix so good to go for another week.
Hope you all have a wonderful week hope to be back soon … hugs Andrea x 

I used the following
6"x6"Gold Pearlescent base card
Grey cardstock for layering
Floral and rose papers-Prima Botanicals, Raspberry Road Designs (magazine freebies)
Die cut label- Saturated canary digital Jules- coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Die cut leaf- White Pearlescent card stock
Punched vellum butterflies with added pearls
Lace and button 
All papers inked with Bundled Sage/Tea Dye distress ink

This has turned into a much longer post that I expected sorry that wasn't the plan.,I get carried away rambling !!!

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  1. You've made a beautiful card! The colors are so so soft and the lace and vellum die cuts are wonderful details, perfect for this design. Love the die cut frame you've used for the image!

  2. Super card, Andrea! Love the image, she is gorgeous... coloured in beautifully too. Loving your backing paper, all the dies you used and also great use of your Christmas presents too.
    Hope you find a cute image to colour in soon.
    Michaela xx

  3. gorgeous card Andrea, love the colours! sounds like you had some fab xmas pressies!
    Kim x

  4. This is just precious. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  5. STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL Andrea, wow you are just doing it so your work...luv annie xxx

  6. Such a sweet card love the image your coloring is so pretty, the peach and green togahter make a stunning card. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's challenge at Lady Anne's.

  7. This is a fabulous card Andrea, such a lovely image, gorgeous colours and beautifully embellished.

  8. Just gorgeous, love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  9. Love those soft colours... Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

  10. Such a beautiful creation, love the image which you have coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
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  11. fab card love the colour thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck emma xx

  12. Beautiful card Andrea. Love the image and gorgeous soft colours.
    Caz x

  13. Stunning card! Love this adorable SC image, one of my favs :-) Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  14. Gorgeous card... Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Hope you can join us again for our next challenge and good luck in the draw. Best Wishes for 2013. Diane x

  15. Fabulous card and the image is just so adorable, Thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends Anything goes and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  16. This is so pretty! I love the delicate look. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  17. Love the subtle colors on your card and the vellum flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

  18. Gorgeous card - wonderful coloring. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces Stamp


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