Saturday 19 September 2015

Christmas "Break "

Sorry for not being around much ,my weekly post went right out the window! ...the intention was there but fate got in the way. I've had a varied few weeks but all for the wrong reasons. Firstly I fell over and fractured a small bone in my wrist (lucky my left so can still write etc and go to work) a few days later we where on the way for a picnic and had a car accident, luckily neither of us where badly injured although DH did get whiplash and had a long trip to A+E he is ok...his beloved car didn't make it though and no picnic!.So for him new car hunting is now in full swing. Lastly I spent 4 days with excruciating toothache as couldn't get to the dentist,finally did Monday morning I now have one tooth less a large bill and now an infection.(best that I'm avoided at a bit grumpy...I do dislike tooth pain) Hopefully as they say things happen in threes so that should be it for a while now and many many people have a lot worse to deal with in life in the scale of things its nothing.

It has put most crafting on hold as is difficult do with one fully working hand and one not so good therefore I'm sharing a card I made for a friends granddaughter.She left the design to me and in the end I made two 8x8 cards,the one below and one in a similar style using the same stamp but coloured in lilacs and silver.tThis is the one she chose to have below.

21st birthday card

The influence for the design is Annamarie Design cards, I love her style and technique, her cards and projects are so beautiful I wish I could replicate them but I don't have the skills or expertise to do so. I used a Gorjuss stamp from a set of four I got some time ago and have never used. I though the clock was apt for a 21st and decorated it with Annamarie Design card,stamps and embellishments lots of various die cut flowers and swirls and other additions as shown below I really went to town.

21st -close up 

It was one of the first and few 8x8 cards I've completed the size always seems a bit daunting at first ,I definitely prefer smaller cards. I'm hoping to be back to full capacity soon and resume my plan of weekly posts and my Christmas card making which is going ok or was should I say!.I hope your week is going well and I am still been keeping my eye on my favourite sites although I have messed up my blogger /chrome (just a bit but) that's another story and hopefully DD will sort that out when she visits this weekend .I should leave technology alone !...we dont get on.
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting. 
Big hugs Andrea x 

floral corner- close up
I used the following items:
blue and white cardstock 
blue felt- die cut roses
blue spotty card
spellbinders elegant labels die
die cut pin-wheel roses
die cut flowers-Arianna blooms
Arianna lace die -lace petal
embellishments used :
pearl chain
Annamarie designs- blue pearl sprays 
Annamarie designs-blue flower buds 
buttons key charm
21st and star confetti 
heart pin  
blue ribbon
organza ribbon

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  1. Gorgeous and beautiful card Andrea thank you for joining us on this week's challenge over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  2. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time Andrea, hopefully things are now set to improve for you.
    Your card is gorgeous, such a beautifully coloured image and fabulous design - lots of pretty die cut details and embellishments.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  3. Oh my gosh you've had such a rough time but so glad you're ok. Your card is beautiful, I love the blues & your fab embellishments.
    hugs Jo x

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure the recipient will love it! Thank you playing along with us over at Crafty Ribbons x

  5. It's good to see you in Blogland whenever possible, Andrea! I'm so sorry about your fractured wrist and your dental woes. I pray that both are behind you now, or soon will be. You made a spectacular card which I'm sure will be cherished! It's wonderful that you are so talented and you can pick right up and create such beautiful card art again!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Wonderful embellishments and design.

    Hugs Diane


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