Sunday, 22 April 2012

Saturday Night - Sunday Morning

Well I did say I was going to make some cards, what I didn't expect was that I would be awake at 7am finishing them off and writing this. I got three finished not as many as last week but I did have more late finishes at work and less time to plan and execute my ideas. Having finished all the housework and dinner by 7.30pm it left lots of crafting time to make my cards... ideal, and, I DID IT... I managed to upload the photos on my own without resorting to calling my daughter at five in the morning... not that she would have answered but given my track record I didn't expect it to go smoothly, a little wobble when I couldn't locate the file ,then bingo found them, and it all went smoothly after that. I even remembered how to crop them, I'm not quite a pro yet but progress indeed. Sorry about the angles and dodgy straight lines I haven't mastered straight yet or the best way to take them - flat or standing, hmm... still not sure what looks best, any thoughts? They do look better in real life in my opinion! So I will keep working on it.

' Butterflies and Flowers '

This is the first time that I have inked the edges of my flowers or card and I'm happy with the results. I used some butterfly paper from a forever friends paper pack, a pretty magnolia stamped image, coloured with pro markers (of course, what else?) pink and lilac card, lilac punched flowers, butterflies and a die cut border strip. I inked all the edges with a light purple ink and layered some of the flowers and butterflies to add some dimension.I added glitter to the butterfly and fairy's wings. And added some pearls and gems to the flowers and pearls to the corners to finish. I really like the result, I think it's pretty and it may be my favourite to date

'Sweet Shop Treat '

Using papers and stamps free from magazine I made this very bright an cheerful card.I used orange and yellow card, yellow satin ribbon and bow,a small orange satin flower and some co-ordinating pearls and buttons to finish it off. I need to get some tweezers(I couldn't find my make-up ones or I would have used them in the meantime!) as I really struggled to put the pearls on as they were tiny and kept turning over on the end of my pokey tool which I was using .


Isn't he sweet? I again used a free stamp that I got with a magazine, coloured with my wonderful promarkers, which I obviously love. Pale green card from my stash to back the papers, the striped paper was free from a magazine and the spotty one is from my stash. Another bright and cheerful choice with again an orange theme to make up for such a miserable wet and dull weekend and make me smile. I used orange flower brads, paper flowers with white candi centres, orange pearls, small orange fabric flower and a yellow organza bow to finish. The sentiment also came from a magazine and coordinated well, I thought. 

The challenges I have entering this week

' Butterflies and Flowers '

'Sweet Shop Treat '



  1. All of your cards are so sweet and well-colored - love 'em! Thanks for joining the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  2. Gorgeous card.Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Trish (-:

  3. Hello Andrea I just wanted to say your card is great and you did your coloring very soft and matched the butterflies beautifully!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons and welcome back later in the week for a new challenge!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

  4. Gorgeous cards, they are all so pretty :)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  5. I love each and every one of these cards!! They are so fun!! I love the different colored pearls you have used as well!

  6. Gorgeous cards Andrea :)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Hello, I love the Giraffe one... it's so cute! x

  8. Great cards, love the cute giraffe one! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly ;)

  9. Loving all your creations, wonderful work. I especially love the wee giraffe and thanks so much for sharing it with our challenge at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS, hugs:)


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