Monday, 9 May 2016

Butterflies and Snippets

Hi everyone and apologies for not being around the last few days. My Dad was taken into hospital again - this time with pneumonia. He is pretty unstoppable and after being discharged from hospital last time he was busy in the greenhouse so we also have to keep going to his house tending plants as well as hospital visiting!

I've got a card that I made for a few challenges (but only just got chance to blog) and one of which I'm too late for but which was the colour scheme I used. The image is 'sketchy flower frames' from Digistamp Boutique which I coloured with Promarkers and matted onto some red card. I used a leftover piece of white card for the base so it measures just a tad over 4 inch square. The black pearls are from my stash and the butterflies are punched from a snippet of the red card

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Butterfly challenge 'butterfly + R for recycle / ruby red'

Mod Squad challenge 'April showers bring May flowers'

Digistamp Boutique May 16 customer competition

I'm not feeling too much like crafting and blogging at the moment so I hope you don't mind if I'm not around so much this next week or so. I promise to catch up with all of you when I'm feeling a bit more energetic. But leaving you on a more positive note.......  my baby granddaughter is taking her first plane ride and will be bringing her mummy and daddy to see me in September. I can't wait to have my first cuddle.


brenda said...

A post of mixed emotions for you Andrea, so sorry to hear your Dad is back in hospital but lovely to hear your Granddaughter is coming to visit in September, you must be so excited.

Obviously I love your Poppy card and it's such a striking and elegant design. Please don't worry about commenting, you have more than enough to keep you busy right now.

B x

Kath said...

A beautiful card - very striking colours.
I hope your dad soon gets better and you manage to look after all of his plants too!
Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I'm loving the red poppies along with the butterflies. Very striking. Hope your Dad is soon back home. Thankyo for fluttering by my Ruby Red challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said...

Oh Andrea I am so sorry to hear about your Dad again...I hope he recovers soon.It is an all time consuming job visiting hospitals and tending plants too! I have GOOSEBUMPS for you at the thought of your upcoming visit by you Grandaughter...glad Mum and Dad are tagging along :) I am so thrilled for you. September will be here very soon...probably not soon enough for you. Thomas is bringing his mum and dad this Wednesday....only a couple of days as they are fitting other things in too!.....have to be grateful for what we can get...cuddles galore in the offing I hope. Chin up my friend....wishing you well...and thinking of you too. take care xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sorry to hear your dad is poorly! Hope he's back to tending his greenhouse soon & you can rest a bit!
Love your card, the design is perfect & the colours are fab!
Dawn xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Andrea, your red and white design is so elegant.
Sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he will soon be well enough to come home. Great news about your granddaughter, I bet you can't wait to see her.

Sharon said...

Love your card Andrea, it's really striking and effective.
I sympathise with you regarding hospital visits, my Dad's been in and out of hospital too much recently too. Hope things improve asap. So glad your granddaughter's visiting, you must be getting giddy at the thought of seeing her. Take care.
Sharon x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, love the pretty DSB image and striking colour scheme.
So sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he is soon on the mend.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, beautiful design and love the image and the red really stands out against the while.
My eldest baby (44( is also taking a plane ride in August and I am looking forward to some cuddles too.

Kath x

SARN said...

Lovely poppy card Andrea.

Hope your dad makes a good recovery.
September will soon come around xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image and colours
Kevin xx

Donna Hanley said...

Well the emotions are all up and down. Down because your Dad is back in the hospital and way up because your family well be coming to see you in September. As busy as you are the time will fly by, I'm sure. This card is super pretty and I love the red and while. Best wishes for your Dad. Don't worry about blogging now, your plate is full and I'm sure everyone knows that. .

Barbara said...

This color combo makes a very attractive card. Love the mating red butterflies. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck!
Barbara Campbell Mod Squad Challenge Host

aussie aNNie said...

Your creations are always fabulous. Brilliant design, gorgeous colours and love the image. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery/xx

Barb said...

You must be all over the place at the moment Andrea with all that's going on in your life. I hope your Dad bounces back soon. You must be looking forward to cuddles with the new little bundle of joy.

Your card is lovely. Such a pretty stamp and I love the colour combo. Barbxx

Di said...

Oh gosh Andrea, so much going on for you right now. Leave us on the back burner, we'll still be here when things settle back down. Here's hoping your Dad is soon fighting fit and back home - not least to tend to his plants - bless him, And what wonderful news about the September visit - I'm doing a happy dance here for you :)

Love your card, so elegant and CAS too. Ticks all the right boxes!

Hugs - bigger than usual 'cos I think you need them right now

Di xx

Jules said...

Hi Andrea

So sorry to read of all that is happening in your life at the moment .. .. I hope your Dad is going on OK. It isn't easy trying to juggle so many things. You must be worn out!

Great news on the family visiting in September though. That is something wonderful to look forward to.

Remember to take care of yourself as well.

Love Jules xx

Jules said...

Sorry Andrea .. .. I was so concerned about everything you are coping with I forgot to mention your beautiful card! Doh!!

That is a lovely stamp and you have used it really well. An image suitable for so many occasions.

Love Jules xx

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the pop of red agains the white and the perfect touch of black with those jewels!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the pop of red agains the white and the perfect touch of black with those jewels!