Tuesday, 13 March 2018

New Home

Hey the sun is shining here today so does that mean spring is finally coming out of hiding? This has been the longest winter for me starting last September when Hubby was rushed into hospital for emergency surgery and with everything else that's happened since I don't seem to have got anything organised! I was quite optimistic when I posted my last card that I was getting on top of things and even got some stamping and colouring done.... but then those dreaded germs jumped out and caught me unawares.  Fingers and toes and everything else crossed I think I've finally shaken them off and can start again!

Anyway enough of my waffling on - here's a card I made using snippets of card and a Poppystamps die 'Country House' and 'Country House roof and background'. I cut the background from snippets of coloured card and inlaid them into a piece of white card, then added the other pieces on top before layering onto green card and the card blank. I used chalks to give a bit of colour to the sky and ground but (as usual) it doesn't show up on the photo. After searching through all my stamps I've only just realised that I've got no new home sentiments so that'll have to be added when I've been on a shopping trip!

I've made this for the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Time Out challenge 'bold'

Poppy challenge 'clean and simple'

Edited: after a nudge from Darnell I'm also entering this in

Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge 'home'

Thanks for popping by today and I'll be around to catch up with you all over the next few days.


meg said...

love the scene you created looks like the perfect place to live

Carole said...

Great dies you have used...quite modern and funky...makes for a lovely card Andrea. Another excuse for a shopping trip??..lol

Mia said...

Hi Andrea. I love your card. The house is awesome. I am glad to see you again. I love that you used chalks for the sky, great inspiration! I am OK, my friend, but sooo busy at work! Kisses!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Andrea! I like this die! Hope you're feeling better!

sandie said...

Such a lovely little scene and created with a lot of patience! I love the soft wash around the scene. Thanks for joining Time Out and for leaving us a lovely comment on our blog x

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous scene, Andrea ... there's something rather dreamy and magical about the lights in all those windows! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you have been under the weather, hope the worst is over. What a lovely new home card this would be and I can see it sparkled up for Christmas as Well xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Andrea, a super scene and lovely CAS design.
I'm so pleased that you have managed to shake of the dreaded lurgy.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A fabulous scenic card Andrea and a great way to use those dies
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

A brilliant new home card, super die and a lovely CAS card.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Looking awesome, it's amazing how great a card a few dies make.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Di said...

Love this card Andrea - it's perfect for a new home. And of course great use of snippets.

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather - in a lot of ways I'm not totally surprised as you've been through the mill a fair bit lately!


Di xx.

Darnell said...

I'm sorry to hear you came down with something buggy, Andrea! I hope you continue to feel better and the sun starts becoming a regular occurrence in the sky! Your snippets card is fantastic! It would be a lovely entry in the current Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge for March where the prompt word is "HOME!" Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

I hope you're feeling better now Andrea, you've certainly had a rough few months
Spring hasn't arrived here just yet as we have snow forecast for tonight!
Love how you've used the dies here, very sweet card

Anne x

Mrs A. said...

What a change in the weather. Outside yesterday in the sunshine digging over the borders and today the same borders are covered in snow!! Needless to say I'm indoors. Perfect card for a new home. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

You have made a wonderful card with this fab die. i love the modern look of this ine/

Neets B said...

So glad Darnell nudged you about the HLS challenge. I love how you've pieced together this die and the linen cardstock adds great interest too.
Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, Anita x

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful clean card!