I am still busy ensuring that my craft room is put to good use this week. I'm sure I am addicted though, I don't seem to be able to think about much else... hmm will it wear off? My husband hopes so, as he is getting a little neglected, I don't have the ability to multi task, frequently finding that I am responding inappropriately to questions as I am lost in thought thinking about paper patterns and ribbon! Having been inflicted... I needed a strategy to get my fix, as I don’t have a lot of time to make cards especially during the week due to work working, so with my new plan I can catch 10-30mins at a time and this has been worked a treat.
I was really spoiled last week with the bank holiday, so this week I put my master plan into action: I did some stamping on Monday and spent the next few days colouring and putting together all the papers and bits and pieces for my latest ideas, that way I could pop in and out of the craft room adding bits, changing things around and generally being indecisive! Then I spent more time yesterday and today arranging the final card layouts and putting them altogether. I completed four cards in total.I still have a few other coloured stamped images that haven't quite made it into a complete card yet. I am pleased with results,although two where made using the same stamp using different colours, I love the stamp and think you will be seeing a lot more of it.
I don’t know how people manage to craft and blog daily there just isn’t the time in the day…although if I spent less time lusting over other peoples work I may have the time… too many beautiful cards and talented bloggers to distract me.
I did want to spend some time making my blog page nicer and adding some bits, sadly we haven't had the opportunity to do so. My daughter hopefully will help me next week before she goes back to University or it stays the same until the summer holidays! I cant do it on my own! I have until Wednesday night to learn the ropes, or at least learn something else... unlikely I think. Although this week I did manage to upload my photos... sad I know: but before last week I had never uploaded a photograph despite the fact I take millions of photos every year (my husband does all the photo editing, you've seen my straight lines). So you never know maybe I will start editing my my own photo's now too... but I doubt it.
'Ice Cream Sundae'
I like this one and its the most elaborate I have made this week. The stamp was from a set that was free with a magazine as are most of the ones I have. I used three different papers: two are from a forever friends paperpack, I'm not sure where I got the birthday one from (centre paper), but they went well together. Sadly you can't see the birthday paper very well... which is a shame as it is pretty with lovely swirls and spots. I should have put this one above the brown stripe but by the time I realised it was too late.....arghhh!
Therefore Re- positionable glue is getting very high up on the wish list now... I think it has the definite number 1 spot.
I added a die cut swirl and another I had free from a magazine, some pearls and a large flower. I like the soft colours, they remind me of ice cream so I thought perfect to use. Especially chocolate, which is, I must say a favourite of mine... who doesn't love chocolate? A bit cold for an ice cream the last few days though... but I can dream a little for now. It's easy to see once again... my wonky line problem still exists, I am working on it... honest ;-). Although who knows if I will ever master the straight line!
Again a free stamp set and this time some brighter colours. The papers were free from a magazine and the set is called 'lets fly away', it has some lovely designs that I still have to use. I used an orange die cut fame around the stamp and some tiny brads and buttons. The paper butterfly I tried to make three dimensional and I added glitter (doesn't a little go along way). I also glittered some of the cupcake too. My stash of ribbon isn't huge but I found some thick wool that was perfect for making a bow and there we have it... the second of the week complete.
'Summer Tea Time Treat'
My favourite stamp of the week, so good I used it twice! This was also free with a magazine (yes I subscribe now... so I dont miss out). The papers... y es you guessed where free from a magazine, this time the design pack was called paper rose. Some lilac paper flowers with added pearls, lilac and purple paper butterfly, glitter and lilac candi. The cute sentiment was also from a magazine and a perfect match for the colour scheme. And a purple organza ribbon and bow to complete. I like the soft pastel colours I chose. I think it's the ideal look for a summer tea party... roll on those hazy lazy summer days, I cant wait!
'Summer Tea Time Treat': Glitter and pearls
'Anyone for tea'
Stamp same as above but this time I went bright and bold, more of Mad Hatter style tea party than afternoon tea in the lawn with the ladies. I kept the design more simple as the colours are much brighter. The papers are from the Origami calendar that I used last week, this time I choose three co-ordinating papers. They are just perfect for this as the colours and patterns are bright and fresh. I added some paper flowers, green satin ribbon and buttons to complete. The flowers have tiny pink beads in the centre for a bit of low key bling .
'Ice Cream Sundae'
'Summer Tea Time Treat'
'Anyone for tea'
Oh Lovely cards, They look super, I think my favourite is the bright green one its so zingy!!! Its normal to be addicted to crafting (I think!!!!)I love it!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxoxo
Thank you hazel for your comment. It's my favourite too, although I do love ice cream. From a new regular follower of willow sketchie.Delete
Your cards are lovey Andrea, I love the summer 'tea time treat' one, the colours are so pretty and your papers and image are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and following the sketch. Don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win more.
P.S. I have just become your 3rd follower.
Thank you for your comment and for becoming a follower, much appreciated from a beginner. The challenges and submissions are inspirational!Delete
Thank you x
My you've been busy!So many lovely cards.The colours are just perfect on your pretty Ice cream card.Nothing wrong with being addicted to cardmaking ;) Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :DReplyDelete
A lovely collection of cards thanks for sharing and for joining in over at WILLOW SKETCHIE.ReplyDelete
My, you have been busy making all these gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Good luck! Hugs Christine xReplyDelete
Hi Andrea, it's Pauline back again to say thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.ReplyDelete
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(reposted without the typos!) All of your card creations are so bright and cheerful. Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. I hope you will join us again on Tuesday when we have another new challenge. Good luck in our drawing! Peggy xReplyDelete
Each and every one of these are totally gorgeous. Love 'em.ReplyDelete
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.
Such cute cards, both the ice cream one and that doggy one. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx PS: Could you please remove the double sided word verification?ReplyDelete