Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My first post of 2013…Happy New Year

I finally got some time at the weekend and today to play with some of my fab presents. Before Christmas I was working on my daughter’s birthday card but I've had to stash that away for now until she goes back to Uni… I don’t want her peaking at it! This card is for no specific reason other than enjoyment. I've been trying out my new pens and dies and generally having a bit of fun. I love all the Saturated Canary stamps and she was a joy to colour, I've went for blues again my favourite colour which I think you may have guessed by now if you are a follower! I inked all the papers and card using distress ink which for a first attempt it went ok although a bit patchy in areas… I'm sure practice makes perfect. The flower die was a present, I can see me using it a lot, it’s so easy and pretty and I can change the size dependant on how tightly I roll it fab! Unfortunately I don’t have much time for card making in the week with work, but I do get the chance to pop into my craft room and play around with papers and bits planning my next one; which I will hopefully get to do at the weekend.

I hope everyone has had a lovely time over the festive period and are all set for the New Year and your resolutions, I have a list for this year!.. Which I’m keeping quiet about as tend not to do well... so I though the more I have the better the chance that I achieve at least one…that’s the logic anyway we will see. I hope you have more success with yours!

Well got to go get dishes finished from dinner tonight was the last ‘big meal’ before my daughter goes back tomorrow, her time home has went so quickly but it has been lovely . I hope you have good week …hugs Andrea X 


Closer view of  card

close up of Ava
I used the following
White scalloped base card
Pale blue card layering all papers and stamp-inked stormy skies distress ink 
Main backing paper Raspberry Roads Designs (magazine freebie)
Rose paper- magazine freebie
All papers inked with stormy skies distress ink
Saturated Canary Freebie Stamp-Ava-Coloured Copics and Promarkers
Various dies including
Spellbinders-labels 28, Spiral blossoms 1 Rose
Marianne Designs Creatables- corner dies
Marianne Designs Creatables- heart die
Deco Accessories- Larger heart die-(Christmas present daughter)
White organza ribbon and pearl - Stash

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  1. Ava is adorable on your fab card, love the layout and colours.
    Wishing you a happy new year.

  2. Hi Andrea
    Such a gorgeous card! Love the blues and pinks together. Great layering and the image is fab too...coloured in beautifully. Love your other elements you used as well.
    Happy New Year and good luck with your list of resolutions.
    Michaela xx

  3. Hi
    Lovely card, I like your colouring. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week
    Love Amanda

  4. Pretty flourishes & layers on this sweet card. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes challenge. I host a wkly challenge at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes Card with sentiment. Please enter before challenge ends at 11pm this evng.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT
    MFP SS Hostess

  5. This is precious, Andrea. Great coloring of this sweet image. Thanks for joining the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge this week!

  6. Beautuiful blues, youve coloured her so well. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - EE, dt (Purples)

  7. So sweet. Thank you so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy! :) Janis

  8. She is so pretty and love your design Andrea. Carolxx

  9. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity! hugs x

  10. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous image. Love the colours . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  11. Such a stunning card thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

  12. Wow.........how wonderful........... Love how you've colored the image & all the little extras that you've added to your creation..........Just beautiful ~ Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude!!!!

    ( ATC's With Attitude DT)


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