Friday, 14 September 2012

Hello Autumn

Hasn't the weather changed this week; I didn’t realise how nice and warm it has been until I went to work without a coat and was cold, so its off with the lightweight summer jackets and on with the winter coats and scarf brrr…although I do like the autumn, I love the amazing colours that nature brings us as the trees and plants get ready for the winter ahead. My daughter is safely back in Canterbury for Uni and settling in to her new accommodation for her final year. She is working during ‘freshers fortnight’ as a volunteer and doing her training this week with the others, it sounds like a lots of fun as well as some hard work, I’m sure it will be a great experience for her and she will look back on with some fun memories, I hope she enjoys it. I will keep track on her Facebook
I’ve did slighter better on the card making front this week. I have completed my first Saturated Canary card using Fancy, I love her hair, and I think she is very beautiful. I downloaded the freebies when they where available some time ago and have had several attempts at colouring them so far but not liked the results, I didn’t do them justice, Krista is a very talented artist indeed and her blog is great… I look forward to each post to see what amazing artwork she has created, her sense of humour and caring nature makes her blog a pleasure to read. I think her work is absolutely stunning, this is the first time that I have actually liked my colouring enough to make a card, the hair needs more work and my shading needs a lot more practice but overall I like it. Again I’ve went for my favourite colour … blue and this time I've teamed it with yellow and a touch of gold, I think it will make a great birthday card, I’m not sure who for yet maybe one of my nieces which is coming up soon. Its off to my sister in laws 50th party this weekend so not at home again, looking forward to a ‘weekend off’ although it will be nice catching up with everyone as we don’t meet often living so far away from each other.

a special birthday wish

I used the following materials:
·                     White scalloped card
·                     Yellow and cream card stock for layering
·                     Blue patterned paper -Papermania A4 capsule collection -Aqua
·                     Yellow patterned paper -vintage florals  (magazine freebie)
·                     Saturated Canary- Fancy - using Promarkers and  hair- Pearls and Stickles
·                     Yellow and gold Punched Flowers -with pearls and  card stock as above and 
       gold wrapping paper!
From Stash-
·                     Tiny Yellow mulberry flowers
·                     Sentiment  – coloured promarkers
·                     Gold pin 
·                     Yellow satin ribbon and bow
·                     Various pearls
·                     Punched butterfly coloured with promarker and decorated with Stickles
·                     Die cut flourish coloured with promarker to co-ordinate with card 

I would like to take part in the following challenges this week 


  1. Stunning card, Andrea! I love the pearls in her hair and the colour combo is really fresh. Have a fun weekend!

  2. What a super card! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you'll enter your card for our mini challenge.
    Sue x

  3. That's a very cute card, I could never do that kind of coloring, I'm kind of coloring impaired! Guess I should take a class in it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Barb

  4. Oh WOW, such a stunning card, Andrea! That yellow colour you used is really vibrant which I adore, great contrast with the other colour. Love the image and the way you coloured it in and decorated everything.
    Michaela xx

  5. She is gorgeous! Beautiful card...I love yellow and blue! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene ;D

  6. Gorgeous card! I adore the colors you used! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  7. A great card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbows this time

    Shaz x

  8. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Ellie Wee xx

  9. This is gorgeous Andrea! Love the colours you have used and you have done a fab job colouring her!!
    Thanks for joining us at SC Challenges xx

  10. love the colours in this card and the design thanks for joining with the final digi doodle shop challenge x

  11. Gorgeous bright card, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  12. a marvellous and very lovely card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  13. wow what a stunning card ,love the colours and the beautifully coloured image
    thanks for joining us at DDS and good luck
    tracey x

  14. Stunning card Andrea, love the beautifully coloured image and gorgeous colour combo and layout.
    Caz x

  15. Ohhh, I love the blue and yellow color scheme... it reminds me of Country French decor, which I dearly love. Your colored Fancy beautifully too. Thanks for joining us in the All the B's challenge at Saturated Canary.

    Hugs, Anne

  16. This is gorgeous, such a stunning colour combination and you have coloured your image beautifully.

  17. this is just stunning andrea, I love the blue and yellow colour combo and the easel fold
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  18. Stunningly Beautiful! I LOVE the Blue & Yellow Together!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this Week!! We hope you will come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  19. Wowww this is so beautiful that image is stunning so are the colours and design, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
    lorraine x

  20. Beautiful card, I love this image and I love her in the blues too, thanks for joining us at Flutterby. Joey xx

  21. What a gorgeous card. So beautiful card. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I have worked for the Scratch Cards Printing and designing company and this card inspire me so much.

  23. Hi Andrea

    Really bright and beautiful! A great colour combo.

    Great layout and I think your colouring and shading is great. All the added pearls add lovely dimension too.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  24. WOW factor lol...Looove this and especially the blues and yellow, cool, and all in my fav easel card. Love that leaf swirl which I often use, so versatile, and the cute'o' butterfly...fab sweetie..xx

  25. Hi Andrea, thanks for your visit to my blog and lovely comment. This is sooo wonderful. I love this image and the bright summery colours and fabulous detail.
    I have followers candy if you're interested hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  26. Beautiful colouring, great image, wonderful details, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  27. so the yellow :-)..thanks for sharing with us at saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

  28. Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary x

  29. Wow!!! Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!


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