Monday 30 April 2012

A Wet and Windy Weekend Over

Well another week has passed and were did my weekend go? How do weekends go so fast unlike the week which always seems to take forever? I did manage to fit in some card making yesterday, you can see my efforts below. My favourite is the 'Happy Birthday' one. I got some new flexi markers last week as part of a magazine subscription and had to try them out, I liked the results and ease of use, although the paler colours were almost invisible or is that just my eyesight? Anyway what it does mean is my stash is growing and so is my collection of promarker colours, although still a long way off from owning the complete set, I am not even half way there yet! I gave up attempting to add badges to my blog page, even after talking to my daughter. I think it would be best if I wait until she comes home from university in the summer; it is all too difficult for me to remember, much to her amusement. Below are my cards for the week and the challenges I am entering (if I manage to link them correctly). Don't you think the number of beautiful blogs and challenge pages is excellent? I could spend all my spare time just looking at other peoples creations, probably one of the reasons I don't have enough time for card making during the week; I could spend the time I use having little sneaky peaks at other peoples card making my own... but there is just not enough hours in the day.
'Spring Blossoms, Blooms and Butterflies '

I used orange and pink checked and orange floral paper, which were free with a magazine and some orange card stock. I have used 4 ribbons: white as a trim around the stamped Tilda, pink which I threaded through the lace and orange satin Hmm did I go overboard? Then for extra decoration I used lots of paper and die cut flowers and butterflies, some of which I layered. For a little bling and sparkle I used gems, various coloured pearls and glitter. Of course I coloured using my beloved promarkers and with a white gel pen I did some faux stitching and highlighted her cheeks.

'Happy Birthday'

This is my all time favourite to date. I used  Forever Friends checked and butterfly paper which I mounted onto cream card stock. Using only 3 ribbons this time: A shiny satin pink and white ric-rac to trim the card, lilac satin ribbon behind the white lace (although you cant see the lilac lace in the photograph). Tilda is coloured using promarkers of course... and I also tried out my new flexi markers. I added some glitter highlights to her dress and wings and tiny flower beads to her hair band, the flowers are made from a type of poly foam from a local shop and are pink and white, although they look peach in photo, finally I attached some pretty pearls and a happy birthday sentiment.

'party time'

For this I used the same Forever Friends checked paper and some pink and lilac card stock. I framed the stamped design with a die-cut and of course coloured with promarkers, sadly they bled a little and I only have one grey promarker so my panda is more blue than grey... artistic licence I choose to call it! I do think they are ever so cute, my favourite is the baby giraffe... the stamps were a freebie from a magazine. I used only one type of ribbon this time. The one with the pearls and flower gems attached looks really wonky which happened when I glued it on, but unfortunately it was to late to redo as it had stuck very quickly... I need to try a different product that has some give...not sure what yet but I will endeavour to find out. (Any suggestions?) I decorated with more pearls, a bow, chip board sentiment and a finally a white 'Anita s' peel off border which is quite difficult to see down in the right hand side of the card. I was surprised at how easily they are to work with and I'm looking forward to using them again .

 The challenges  I am entering are as follows :-

'Spring Blossoms, Blooms and Butterflies '

'Happy Birthday'  

'Party Time'


  1. wow 2 gorgeous cards ,love them both
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck.
    tracey x

  2. Stunning cards. I love the colors on the first one so cheerful and bright. The other one is gorgeous also with the cool colors. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  3. Very delightful birthday card! Beautiful roses and papers to! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  4. Pretty birthday card. Lovely use of the flowers, pearls and lace. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

  5. All stunning cards
    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah (Stressedstamper)

  6. Just gorgeous, love them all, love the colours and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour,blessings Hilde

  7. What lovely creations! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Totally Tilda and good luck!

  8. beautiful cards! love all your fab details and your colouring is lovely! thankyou for joining us over at totally tilda!
    Jacqui P x

  9. Gorgeous card, stunning colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
    Welcome to the world of blogging!
    Kat xx

  10. absolutely adorable card!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MSL!

  11. Hi, Andrea, your cards are beautiful! The birthday card with the angel is my favorite -- gorgeous colors. I do not have good luck trying to make elegant cards with ribbon . . . I guess we all have to have things to strive for, right? Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit. Take care, Laura #117


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