Thursday 20 September 2012

Pretty in Pink and Magazine prize Giveaway.

A quick post today as I expected to have this done earlier in the week but didn't get the time again I’ve used Jules by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary digi isn't she sweet. As often happens I struggle with ideas so I've followed this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. I keep meaning to start on my Christmas cards but get distracted with pretty digi’s and stamps that I want to use .The plan is to make a start at the weekend and I aim to make at least 2-3 a week over the next month to see how it goes…I'm worried they won’t be good enough for friends and family and is will give me plenty of time to buy them should I decide to.

On a positive note I won two free entries to ‘Christmas at the NEC Birmingham’ joint event tickets (Hobby Crafts/Art Materials Live/Crafts for Christmas) 8-11 November from a magazine competition, it’s valid for any one day. I cannot attend but happy to give them away, pop a note in my post comment box of how to get in touch and I will happily post them to the first person who asks for them.

 I used the following materials:
·                     White square card
·                     Green and  pink papers for layering-Dovecraft
·                     Green and Pink floral paper–Best of British Paper Collection(freebie)
·                     Pink floral paper - Summertime Luxury paper collection(freebie )
·                     Pink dot embossed card (freebie )
·                     Jules by saturated canary -coloured with Promarkers
From Stash
·                     Green with Pink stitch ribbon, pink gingham washi tape
·                     Punched Flowers (green paper as above )
·                     Pink and  green buttons, Pink satin ribbon bow
·                     Sentiment tag  – magazine freebie
·                     Inside card-Acetate frame -( freebie)

I would like to enter the following challenges


  1. This is gorgeous Andrea, you have coloured your image beautifully and I love your colour combination.
    Of course your cards will be good enough for family and friends - don't be so hard on yourself - they are all fab.

  2. How beautiful she is! I love the pinks and the way you've cornered that ribbon too. Gorgeous card. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  3. Hi Andrea
    Such a stunning card! I love everything about it. Love your take on the sketch. Also loving all the papers you used and your beautifully coloured in image. Do not worry about making cards and thinking they will not match up to someone else's standards. The main thing is that the cards are going to be made with love like any other card should and not made under any kind of pressure to impress anyone.
    Michaela xx

  4. Gorgeous card, really pretty. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl pink and green challenge. Mary G x (and I'm going to the NEC with my daughter if no one else wants your tickets)

    1. hi Mary , thank you for your kind comment,I have posted my email address on your blog. contact me with details and I will send tickets I hope you both enjoy x

  5. This is an amazing piece of art work! Such a stunner... I really love this card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  6. Hi Andrea

    Well if your Christmas cards look anything like this beauty then you certainly won't be buying any!!!

    Your work is gorgeous and I think you are being very hard on yourself.

    The colouring and shading of your image is great and you have a brilliant eye for colour too.

    I look forward to seeing a Christmas card soon LOL!!!

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Really beautiful, I love the gorgeous image and your colouring is beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  8. Beautiful birthday card, Andrea. Awesome coloring And layout. We're glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner -Elisa

    **If you would like to be a Guest Designer with us please add GDT to your entry. At the end of every challenge one(random) winner will be chosen.

  9. Beautiful card.

    Saw you on MiM.

    Susan x

  10. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  11. Hi Andrea, wow this sure is sweet, love the colours, keep smiling my lovely friend...luv annie

  12. Pretty colour combo card! Thanks for joining us at FF challenge, hope to see you soon on our next challenge.
    Shirl ~ DT

  13. Andrea what are you like woman! Your cards are more than "good enough" to give to family and friends, they are beautiful and I for one would be thrilled to put one on display so quit the bad language "buying Christmas cards" indeed lol.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous Andrea, so pretty and beautifully coloured
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. What a gorgeous card. So beautiful design. I love to Print gift cards of CAS style like this because it makes the card POP. I like your image and colors you have chose. Thanks for sharing.


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