Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bank Holiday and Birthday's

The bank holiday weekend went so quickly and typically today is a beautiful bright and sunny day and I'm back at work in a few hours. We spent most of the time doing odd jobs around the house and I got some card making time,I finished my sister's birthday card which I must post today and nearly finished my sister- in- laws 50th Birthday card ,but that's not for 2 weeks...the plan was I would give it ago and if I'm not pleased with it we would buy one buts its looking ok so far...I'm also working on a baby card which I should finish tonight if I get the time after work...finally I  found the  perfect digi stamp...but that's for another day. I also won a challenge last week at Fat Pages and cards with Attitude and was over the moon. I get to choose some digi stamps which as yet I haven't done so as I cant decide which one ...the choices are fab.
I also spent some time blog hoping over the weekend, visiting my favourite sites and bloggers which I often don't get the opportunity to do other than the weekend... I love it but loose track of time so easily and  before I  know it several hours have past.At Crafty Catz Challenge this week is 'Ribbons and Bows' the DT cards always produce a diverse range of card designs which I like...great for inspiration and my poor imagination  so I plan to enter that this week. I found an excellent free digi stamp site which has a huge range of great stamps ,she is a very talented lady and very generous,I have used the cute sisters stamp for my sisters birthday card below, I can see me using the site often now that I know how; that in it's self was a another challenge for my daughter and her patience in teaching me how to download and re -size etc...I think I've got it. The site is Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and its ace,with so many cute designs for every occasion imaginable...there are some excellent Christmas digi's this week and I think it is added to a;most every day, its awesome. I used a cute cat sisters digi and made an easel card, not the type of card I usually send my sister but I'm sure she will like it (I hope).

'Happy Birthday Sis'

I used the following to make my card 
from stash
  • pink satin ribbon and bow 
  • Cheeryl Lyn flourish
  • die cut butterfly- decorated with gems
  • punched flowers- layered using papers above and tiny pink flowers to finish
  • pearls - various sizes mostly pink !
  • butterfly charm

Challenges I would like to enter this week-


  1. Andrea this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab weekend. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  2. Stunning easel card, Andrea. So much to look at. I Love it!
    Michaela xx

  3. Beautiful Easle card .Love the papers and that stunning image , I love cats.Love the embellishing too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  4. Adorable card, Andrea, it made me chuckle! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  5. Love this Andrea, so pretty.
    Caz x

  6. Hi Andrea
    A beautiful card love the image and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  7. Sweet card! Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays' Challenge #51!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. such a sweet and pretty card just love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. Such a pretty card and thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  10. Hi Andrea! So cute card! hugs Sandra

  11. Fab card Andrea, such a delightful image and gorgeous papers. I just noticed the little banner at the bottom of your blog - is it really only 118 days until Christmas!

  12. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  13. This is beautiful. So sweet and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope you will come again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  14. What a Beautiful Card! So darling, just fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create! We hope you come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  15. Super cute card and wonderful die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

  16. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  17. Love this card Andrea, pink is my fav :) Alos the image is adorable. Thanks for the link to the webshop where you got it from too.

  18. Just love how you colored the Kittys and your presentation...cards like this are really more than just a card. They are keepsakes made with love. Wonderfully done.
    mary ellen
    dearie dolls digi stamps

  19. Beautiful card! I love all of the die cuts and the beautiful ribbon, and your coloring is perfect for this image. I've been downloading Dearie Dolls digis for several months, and Mary Ellen continues to amaze me with all of the wonderful images that she keeps giving away. I really love seeing what others are doing with her images.

  20. Oh my such a sweet creation!! Thank you for sharing with us at our handmade flower challenge over on the Love to Create Challenge blog!

  21. What a sweet card! Love all the details! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights this week! HUGS

    SD DT


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