Monday, 17 June 2013

Best Friend

I've been so busy with work since last week due to staffing problems,there's been no time for crafting or blogging, so I'm making good use of some free time this evening and visiting my favourite sites.I finished this card two week ago almost but haven't got round to posting it; initially it wasn't for anyone or naything in particular but is now a birthday card for one of my hubby's colleagues, a quick change of sentiment to happy birthday and off it went.The stamp is Thomas from LOTV ...isn't he such a cutie, I just love their stamps and would happily have them all.I started off with back ground paper which I love, not sure why as it's quite dark and not my usual colour choice and I wasn't sure what to use with it initially... but pleased with the overall result and think the red and green accents work well together. The pretty lacy white border is actually cut from an oval die with lacy corners from the Radiant Rectangles Set I cut the lacy corners from the oval and used to create a border edge,I think its very effective and can see me using this frequently

Thomas with bunch flowers

close up 

I plan to do some blog hopping tonight and visit some of my favourite sites for a catch up. Hopefully work will settle down again soon and I will get back into my routine and get some time for crafting.I hope you have a great week whatever you get up to and thanks for visiting...hugs ....Andrea X

I used the following products
White scalloped 6x6 square base card
Floral paper -Carnaby street- Magazine Freebie
Green check paper Riverbank Revels
Stamp -Thomas-Thanks a Bunch -  coloured Copics and Promarker
Sentiment stamp -magazine freebie
Red white cardstock-die cuts layering
Die cuts- using card stock and papers as above-
Radiant rectangles cut and used to create border edge
From stash
Green organza ribbon and red ric rac
Floral brad, peg, button, gem and sequin hearts

Challenges I  would like to take part in-
Make it Monday Challenge#145-Anything Goes 
Paper Playtime Challenge#12-Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge#22-Anything Goes 
No Matter What Challenge #10-Bingo-Die Cuts,Buttons and Bows 
Hiding in My Craftroom -Challenge-HIMCR-Die Cuts
Heck of a Challenge -Bingo in June- Green, Die cuts and Yellow
Sister Act Card Challenge #11-Anything Goes 
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #06-Cute
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #48- Anything Goes 
Lady Anne's Challenge #9-Anything Goes


  1. Andrea this is gorgeous, love your colour choice, the flower looks amazing. Popped in from mim. Joey xx

  2. Hi.. Gorgeous card and colors. I popped by from MIM..Faye

  3. This is fabulous and the red accents look stunning!
    Thanks for playing along at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. A gorgeous card Andrea, love the image and colours, so adorable.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. What a precious image!!! And those flowers are just beautiful. I love the whole layout of your card! Thank you so very much for playing with us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  6. Awww, this is awesome Andrea, lovely colours, image and gorgeous design of your it my friend.xxxx

  7. This is just amazing Andrea - beautiful image, papers and embellishments. I think the use of the red just brings it all together.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge this time, I hope we see you again soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    DT member Lady Anne's Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
    DT member Lady Anne's Challenges

  8. This is a gorgeous card Andrea, your image is adorable and I love your papers. Fabulous die cut details - everything goes so well together.

  9. What a sweet kitty, love the colors. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  10. Gorgeous card Andrea, really cute image and so many lovely details. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
    Claire xx

  11. This is beautiful. Gorgeous colours too.
    Thanks for playing along with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  12. Adorable card with great use of design and colour.
    So glad I popped over from MIM. Pat K x

  13. Very pretty! I LOVE the adorable stamp and fantastic colors you used. I found you at Make It Monday.

  14. Such a cute card! Love your image and design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  15. Gorgeous card, I like the image the papers and the flowers, Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  16. Such a Happy card!!
    Love the image and the die cuts you have used!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  17. Gorgeous card, i like the sweet image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  18. Darling card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma


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