Sunday, 30 June 2013

Pretty Princess and Precious Time

What a lovely weekend we have had; unfortunately I've been working both days for most of it; but I did get to spend and hour in the sunshine gardening this afternoon...bliss!

I've been neglecting my blog recently and I've not had many opportunities to visit my favourite sites as often as I would like to. It feels like I haven't posted for ages though it hasn't been that long really...just under two weeks!...seems much longer!..I'm having major withdrawals! blogging time is precious to me whether that's writing a post or visiting my new found crafty friends and favourites its now a part of my life, I feel like I'm missing out on so much when I don't get the time.My twice a week posts and almost daily blog hopping is now definitely a thing of the least for the time being anyway!

Work is busy and very short staffed so I've had to work most weekends or at least part of the weekend for quite some time now; which leaves little time for much else.On my days off work I'm tired and I don't have the motivation to do more than the necessary weekly chores;the cleaning,shopping and cooking...not exciting but has to be done!...It won't be forever so mustn't grumble... the good news is I am on annual leave next week for almost two only one more day to work and I'm almost there.
Pretty Princess

I will get the chance to relax and have a stress free break away...bliss...I can't not have my crafty fix though...even when away!... I plan to take my markers and some stamps with me; so even if the weather is bad I can do some colouring.We are off to Cornwall, three nights near Newquay then a week in St Ives, its the same accommodation we stayed in last summer,the apartments are beautiful,last years was huge for just the two of us so this one is a bit smaller.. I'm really looking forward to 10 days of bliss.

Die cuts a plenty !

I have several cards finished over the past few weeks that I haven't yet had the time to post and I always have a card 'on the go' so I can do 10 mins here and there when I get the helps keep my sanity!The saturated canary cards I coloured some weeks ago,and gave a sneaky peak of this one whilst under construction on previous post, they are now both finished and as you can see I went to town with the die cutting once again!.. this was the first one finished, I love the colour scheme and think the green works well with the lace.Thank you so much for visiting and if haven't been to see you recently I hope to soon . Hope you have a great weekend..crafty hugs Andrea x
 I used the following:-
5x7 white base card
Saturated Canary digi stamp- die cut rectangle -coloured Copics and Promarkers
Green card for layering 
Papers-Magazine freebie
Vellum die cut flowers,border and butterflies 
White die cut, leaves, flourish,corners,butterfly 
Die cut fancy frame-stamp- 'friends make every day special'
Stamp- Whimsy Wee stamp set-Magazine freebie -'just for you'
From stash 
White lace
white Ribbon
Pearl brads

Close up 

I would like to take part in the following challenges :-
Crafty Ribbons Challenge#'50 -Anything Goes with Ribbon 
Cute Card Thursday Challenge#275- Fly Like a Bird
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi stamp
Crafting by Design- Anything Goes 
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog-Challenge#133-Girl Power 
The Paper Shelter Challenge#118-Buttons and or Brads 
Scrappers Delight Challenge#2- Die cuts and or Punches 
Simon Says Stamps - Challenge-Anything Goes 
Anything Goes Challenge -Challenge#95-Buttons Pearls and Lace
Inky Chicks Challenge #7- Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT- Challenge-Flowers and Ribbon
Crafting For all Seasons -Challenge#55-Make it Girly 


  1. gorgeous card Andrea, and wonderful colours. Hope you manage to find some crafty time. I know what you mean and get severe withdrawal symptoms if I don't get a crafty fix regularly!
    Kim x

  2. Such a beautiful card, love the colours you have used I adore this image x Thanks so much for playing along at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.

    Kelly x

  3. Stunning card in great colours. Lovely! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. Beautiful card Andrea, love the image.
    Caz x

  5. Fantastic! Great coloring!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!

  6. A gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Great design and love the pastel shades you have used.
    Thanks for joining in with our TPS challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  7. This is beautiful Andrea, such a gorgeous image and your colouring is fabulous - I love all of your die cut details.
    Have a brilliant break, you really deserve it, I hope the weather is kind to you.

  8. This is beautiful. So soft and pretty, lovely colors and fabulous layout. Thanks for joining us at CFAS.

  9. Your princess is really pretty!!
    Enjoy your break!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Crafting By Designs DT

  10. Gorgeous card Andrea, love the pretty design and your colouring is amazing.

    Donna x


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