Thursday, 20 April 2017

Spring and a Tag

Morning everyone, hope things are going okay for you all. I feel a little frazzled today as it has definitely been one of those weeks with Hubby's back causing him a lot of pain, Dad in hospital with pneumonia and this morning some more sad news....... but we are built to plod on regardless so here are a couple of makes that I finished at the weekend but not got round to showing you.

The first is a tag using some of my NBUS goodies and heat embossing. I'm very new to heat embossing and only have a pot of white powder so I used Uniko 'stunning snowflakes' (love those snowflake designs) to stamp, heat emboss and then sponge Memento inks on a circle of card before matting onto a gold mirricard circle. Then I die-cut the Poppystamps 'country houses' and 'country houses background' and layered them up but decided I wasn't keen on the white in white so used Memento inks to add some colour and then added another white 'country houses' die-cut on the top before sticking to the tag and adding the bow.

I made this for

ABC Christmas challenge 'H is for home, I is for informal'

Poppystamps challenge 'gift it'

WOW Embossing challenge 'favourite embossing technique'

Addicted To Stamps challenge 'not a square card'

And here is an easter card using a decoupage image and papers from the Joanna Sheen 'House Mouse decoupage' cd with just the addition of some flowers and ribbon to finish.

CD Sunday challenge 'spring colours'  my 2nd entry

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'stop and smell the flowers'

Noor! Design challenge 'flowers'

Thanks for popping by today and for taking the time to leave me  a few words. I'm off to have a nice quiet (I hope) and much needed cuppa tea. Take care and I'll catch up with you soon.


sandie said...

Sorry to hear you are not having a good time, I hope crating helps. Love the embossed snowflakes and the cute scene you created, take care x

Pamela said...

Another lovely 'spring' card KandA. I hope things improve for you soon and thanks for finding the time to join in the challenge.
CD Sunday DT.

Carole said...

Hi Andrea.....lovely tag and card. Those little embossed snowflakes are so sweet and the colors on your card really say spring. sorry you are having a bad week, i didn't realise your Dad was still in hospital, I hope he is making progress though these things take longer the more mature we are. Sorry also to hear you have had sad put your feet up and enjoy that 'me time' and a cuppa...tomorrow may be better. Hugs xx

Kath said...

Fabulous creations, especially your tag. I hope things start to improve for you soon.
Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful tag Andrea, such an elegant design and your Easter card is adorable, such a cute image and lovely pastel colours.
Sorry to hear that you are having a tough time at the moment, I hope things improve for you very soon.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful tag,
Beautiful house mouse card, I love house mouse and this is one of the best images,
Thank you for shareing another card with us
CD Sunday DT

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that you are having troubles at the moment, wishing you better days ahead. Love your tag, you are right, the snowflakes really are gorgeous and they are a perfect backdrop to the houses. Such a sweet Easter can't go wrong with the House Mouses!! xx

Wynn Walton said...

How cute is your Easter card. I love it. Such a pretty colour palette too. Sounds like you're having a pretty bad time at the moment. I hope things get better for you soon. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous tag, and a very pretty card.
Hope your Dad is better soon
Lorraine x

Barb said...

I'm sorry to hear that things aren't too good for you and your family at the moment Andrea.

They are two lovely makes. The card is very pretty and I love your tag. The second die cut gives great texture. Hugs, Barbxx

Bunny said...

Your house mouse card is so cute. What wonderful matching paper. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Bunny - Guest Designer.

Praying for all your troubles. Also, I really enjoyed looking at your tag, too. It's really pretty.

Carol said...

I hope things get better for you soon. Lovely card and thanks for joining us again.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, totally love the tag, with the gorgeous background and the great white embossing.
A really super cute image on the second card, very pretty pinks.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I do love the little houses you have created. The colours look like the lights are on and everyone is home. Sorry to hear youv'e problems to deal with on the home front. Hope they all get resolved. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Kanda, how sweet. Love this super cute image, and the matchy papers too. Thanks for playing along and joining the fun at the House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge.


Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous pieces of work. Thank you for sharing your lovely card at CD Sundays. Life can be very cruel with things all comping along at once, hope you soon feel stronger

Darnell said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Andrea! Don't you just love the effect and impact of heat embossing! And I love your sweet Easter card, too! I am so sorry that hubby's back is turned up again and to hear that your Dad has pneumonia. Thank you for sharing so I can put them back on the prayer list. Please keep us posted and know that you have a lot of friends who care! Hugs, Darnell

meg said...

Two beautiful pieces of work Kanda, the 2nd card is definitely all about Spring, both in the colours and image, love it Meg CD Sunday DT.

Jocelyn said...

Such a sweet and appropriate image for springtime. :-)
I hope your Dad gets well soon. I was in hospital over Christmas with pneumonia so can understand what he is going through. I wish him a speedy recovery.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

cotnob said...

Hi Andrea, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely pair of projects Kanda! I specially love your circle card/tag? The background to the houses is gorgeous and adding the extra die cut layer really gives some dimension.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carol x said...

The round card for our challenge is a beautiful winter scene Andrea. I love the gorgeous heat-embossed snowflakes.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

pam said...

Hi Andrea, fabulous tags you have created, love the beautiful winter scene.
So sorry you are having rough time, hope your Dad picks up soon.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Dot said...

Super cute card, Andrea, lovely image and a great design...beautiful soft colours. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte x
Hope this week is a bit better.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and tag Andrea. I just love those HM critters.
Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.

Marybeth said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous with the shiny trim and what a lovely Easter card! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kanda sweet and beautiful

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Judy Corner said...

Lovely tag and Easter card! Judy x

Jeanne J. said...

Your coloring is beautiful so soft and delicate!

Dot said...

Such a beautiful Christmas tag. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw. Dorte x

Diane said...

Adorable Andrea, thanks for playing along with us at HMFMC !!

hugs Diane xx