Saturday, 13 September 2014

Weekend-Chores- Card Making -Catching Up

A very good morning to you (just where has the morning gone and I was up very very early!)its a day of chores, food shopping and crafting for me as we are out all day tomorrow.Its been a while since I did a weekend post and as I’ve the weekend off this week I’m determined to catch up with some of the cards I’ve made but not and the chance to post...I’m sure I won't get them all posted but I will get to share my favourites given time.Today's card was made for my sister’s recent birthday at the end of August,its the second 8x8 card I’ve made.I found the size quite daunting initially but was happy with the finished result. I am a big fan of Ann Marie Designs and could watch her all day she creates the most beautiful cards and projects I've seen and has a unique style which I love…stunning...her Facebook photo gallery is inspiring.I would have all her products if given half the chance as well as great quality they are also great prices. Although I am still waiting for an order which I placed 2 weeks ago!... is which is unusual as I haven’t had any issues in the past…the opposite actually customer service has been ace. Hopefully it will be here very soon.

Birthday wishes

I love flowers as you may have noticed and I love this colour combination.. it's one of my favourites,teal,cream and brown ...they work so well together .My sister is a bit of a shopaholic and loves a bit of bling so I went with the shoe as the focal point. It also the first time I have masked and stamped which I decided to do after I had finished colouring the shoe…. note to self for next time- mask straight away and over stamp then colour! - in the event it may go wrong! I made it a bit more stressful than it needed to be...LOL 


bit of bling 

I used the following products -
Brown and beige spotty card-distress ink to edges ,white acrylic paint 
Teal and cream mini shabby gingham card-distress ink to edges ,white acrylic paint 
Floral stamp -from Blooming shoe set fussy cut and glittered 
black  and turquoise stamens 
Dies and Sentiment used -
Heartfelt Creations die -Arianna Blooms -  same card as above stamped and embossed 
Die cut flourish -white pearl card stamped teal dots 
die cute lace ornate shape - Arianna Lace Dies white pearl card 
Sentiment- from Tatty Twinkle set die cut label 
From stash -
shoe charm 
pearls and gems various sizes 
crochet ribbon 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


A  very good morning to you and I hope you are having a good day whatever you are doing and wherever that may be. I cant believe its Wednesday has came around so quickly yet again.I did get to visit quite a few people last week but not as many as I would have liked to; so hopefully I will do better this week...that's the aim....visit?..who?.. why you ask?...its Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday- of course the fantastic weekly blog hop of crafty and creative sorts sharing their workdesks and creative spaces; thanks to the superb host Julia at the Stamping Ground...go take a might just decide to take part:-)...once you do there's no going back your hooked...I've just finished a quick and simple birthday card for my sister-in-law who's birthday is later in the week; I can't post it as I forgot to take photos before sending it off! Today's desk offering is an extra card I made at the same time... it's almost finished and an addition to my "ready to go" collection...sounds grand its not!.. it just means I'm a bit more prepared than usual with some cards all ready to go when I need them

work in progress

I used the same basic layout as I did for my sister-in-laws card and just changed the colours, papers and elements I used...  I just have the the flower to complete and then glue/tape it all together.My sisters birthday was at the end of August and I really love the card I made for her...I think its my best yet.I haven't posted any of it whilst I was making it as I wanted it too be a total surprise and I haven't really had the time... I'm really pleased with it and hopefully will be posting it at the weekend(this time I did remember to take some photographs before sending!).

christmas bits n bobs 

Christmas bits 'n' bobs are still in the corner of the desk which seems to be growing daily...even more magazine freebies and a few teeny tiny new purchases waiting for some action...this is definitely the next project on the agenda... that's my lot for this week, not the most creative of desks although definite progress on last weeks! off to work as early start again today so will be catching up with you all later...mmm that sounds familiar! have a great week and thanks for visiting its very much appreciated.crafty hugs  Andrea X   

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


A very happy WOYWW to everyone... its that day where crafters of all sorts get to share there crafty workspaces and creative wares thanks to the wonderful Julia and we all get to have a good look around. I've been missing out on all the crafty sharing for a few weeks but hopefully I'm back in action now...well almost.We had a great week on holiday at Jersey and since our return a few weeks ago work has had some issues and its been a bit hectic to say the least, unfortunately it's not likely to settle any time soon, so posts will be few and far between. I will try and keep in touch with regular visitors and I'm sorry if I miss you out I will try to keep up. The plan is to start making Christmas cards favourite time of the year. I've been getting all prepared moving around my crafty bits n bobs to make my Christmas crafty stash accessible..its amazing how quickly you forget what you have in your stash I've had a great time finding forgotten treasures I can't wait to use again.! As for my desk this week there's not that much action... I've a few new magazine freebies all ready and waiting to be tried out and I've been messing about with a free paper bow template so not much to entertain you although it's ready for action...
Christmas Prep- ready to go 

Go check out Julia at the Stamping Ground and see a wealth of crafty pleasures that await.I hope you are well and having a good week whatever you've been up too. Thanks for visiting...I will come visit soon;I can't promise it will be today; off to work now but it will be soon. Crafty hugs and it's good to be back Andrea XXX