Sunday, 11 September 2016

Out For A Drive

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend. I've had a super week so far meeting my little Miss Cutie Pie and having lots of granny cuddles with the sweetest tempered little baby I've ever met. Even though it was a long journey for her - over 24 hours travel including to and from the airports - along with that the fact that she is teething and also managed to catch a nasty virus en route she still managed some lovely smiles and giggles. Mommy and Daddy also got this virus but happily they are all much better now.

Anyway I'm just popping by today with a very quick CAS male card using a LOTV stamp called 'toot toot' which I coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'mix mash' set, the star is cut from a bit of corrugated cardboard packaging using a Xcut die and I just had to dig in my stash for a length of bakers twine.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
AAA Cards challenge 'upcycling'
Creative Inspirations challenge 'anything goes + option of sketch'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'anything goes with die-cuts'
Country View challenge 'travel'
Stamping Sensations challenge one for the boys'
Penny Black and More challenge 'add a sentiment' (2nd entry)
The Craft Barn challenge 'what men like to do on a bank holiday'
That's Crafty challenge 'all square'
Coloury Crazy challenge 'anything goes'

At the risk of boring you I'll leave you with a photo taken when they arrived at my Dad's house (where they are staying) of Granpa and Granny having the first ever cuddle. I know it's an awful photo of me but I shall treasure that moment.

and here's another with her great granddad Doug

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely and greatly appreciated comments. I'm off to do some housework now and hopefully a bit of crafting as I have some cards which need to be made. I'll do my best to catch up with you all but blogging will be taking a bit of a backseat this month so please don't think I'm ignoring you.


  1. Wonderful happy photos of your sweet little cutie. I'm sure you're having a great time and enjoying lots of cuddles. Your card is very pretty Andrea. What a dear little image. Barbxx

  2. Beautiful card with a great image.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

    Also beautiful pictures. Very special.

  3. I have thought about you many this this last week Andrea and so pleased to read about your little treasure and to see the lovely photos, she looks such a happy girl.

    Your card is lovely and so beautifully coloured and perfect for both our themes, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenge.

    And forgot about visiting and make the most of these special days.

    B x

  4. Hi Andrea,
    what a very super card, and it's coloured so perfectly too.
    Your little Grand Daughter is so very sweet.
    You can't beat a cuddle of your Grand Children can you.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Fab photos! And cool use of the card. Thanks for joining AAA

  6. Hi there!! Oh so sweet, so cute, your beautiful granddaughter I very glad you are enjoying all your time together. Your card is coloured so fabulously, love it!...but forget a Grandma...time is precious. Hugs xx

  7. A fabulous card Andrea, a super masculine design.
    Gorgeous photographs, your granddaughter looks adorable, such a happy little soul.
    Enjoy the rest of your time with her.

  8. Gorgeous photos Andrea, your granddaughter looks beautiful.
    A fabulous card too!!
    Lorraine x

  9. Darling card but I am so very happy that you finally had a visit from that little sweetie. That picture of the three of you shows nothing but tons of love. Enjoy your time with her and her Mom and Dad.

  10. Love the card, great image and colours.
    What a lovely little girl, bet you can't get enough of her, enjoy those precious moments.

    Kath x

  11. A fabulous card, such a cute image. Lovely family photos too!
    Kath x

  12. You can't beat that first cuddle Andrea. I love your card and the image that you've used.

    Sue xx

  13. A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  14. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  15. Lovely card! Thank you for taking up the challenge at The Craft Barn - hope to see you again and good luck in the draw

  16. Gorgeous card Andrea! But more than that - your little GD stole the show really - what a happy little girl she is, And how she's grown since I introduced her on the blog - seems like only the other week really. Enjoy your precious time with her!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, been a busy week so far here.


    Di xx

  17. Lovely photos!
    Great card - love this LOTV stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  18. Such a gorgeous card but I must confess I was more drawn to the cute family pics!!! So lovely and you all look so happy! Stay blessed
    Dr Sonia

  19. First of all, your card is really adorable and perfectly colored, Andrea! I had to get that out of the way or I would forget it in the becitement of seeing photos of your first grandchild with you two!! Thank you so much for sharing!! And the picture of her with your Dad is totally, totally priceless!! She is a lamb! Are they still there? That is such a long journey so I hope they got a nice long stay before having to repeat it! I hope you aren't overdoing it! Love and hugs, Darnell

  20. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight.
    CraftyNatalie- DT

  21. Congratulations on your beautiful new Granddaughter!
    I just love your card. It can be so hard to find just the right stamp to make a male card, but this one is perfect! Have a great day.

  22. Oooo what a great man's card and congrats on your new Grand-daughter too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  23. Awww... This stamp is so sweet. You've made such an adorable card, Andrea. I love it :)

  24. awesome CAS card and so perfect for our challenge - Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x


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