Thursday, 2 March 2017

Catching up

I'm back again and it's not been 6 months this time..sucess..😊I have been doing some blog hopping and generally getting into a routine of sorts.I'm making a start on some Easter cards having just finished some more ATC's for a swap. I try to do some crafting at least twice a week and so far so good. I have also told myself no more crafty stash purchases.I have so much that I haven't used yet!..Wonder how long that will last :-)
Here are some of the ATC's I made recently for a butterfly themed swap. The floral cards were for hubby's colleagues, two people were leaving at the same time so I made similar cards in blue and pink using free Altenew stamps that came with a Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.It is my first attempt at layering...went ok I think?

 same but different 

The photo quality isn't great..sorry. I can't get to grips with editing on this laptop!. the cards were more pastel shades in real life, they seem quite harsh and bright here. I went for gold text embossing on one and silver the other onto white vellum, with a co-ordinating coloured vellum strip underneath, my favourite is the blue card.

butterfly ATC's swap 

I went a bit OTT with the various butterflies I used and lots of sparkle. I do enjoy making ATC's. I think it's because they are small and anything goes really. There is tissue paper, ink, paint, die cuts, wood chip shapes, brads, gems a bit of everything...great fun to make.

Thanks for visiting and hopefully I will be back soon. I am slowly catching up with everyone and enjoying being back, its been great catching up with what everyone has been up too. Have a good weekend ahead and take care, crafty hugs Andrea x 


  1. Mm blogging is a commitment and does take time Andrea, well done managing to post. Those ATCs are relay amazing great detail on such tiny pieces, love the Altenew stamp layering too, I don't have any yet. But like you think I've more than enough crafty stash neglected.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. It's great to see you Andrea, good luck with not purchasing any new crafty stash - I vow not to buy anything new at least twice a week!
    Two beautiful cards, fabulous layering and lovely CAS designs and super ATC's, lovely colours and lots of brilliant details.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Lovely cards, I just adore those Altenew stamps - must see if a local shop has that magazine - well worth buying!
    Great atc's - you could always make atc's and use them as toppers on cards for birthdays etc. They would look lovely.
    Thanks for visiting my blog Andrea
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. What a wonderful set of ATC's. Love the colours and all the amazing elements! Your cards are beautiful as well, the flower images are delightful!! Welcome back.

  5. Such a lovely array of ATCs and your floral cards are stunning, Andrea! So glad to see you settling into a routine with crafting "me" time!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Pretty cards Andrea. Happy crafting, Angela x


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