Friday, 25 May 2018


Hi everyone and thanks for popping by today. I know I've been missing for a while but it was due to all this fabulous sunshine we've been having as well as getting to grips with my new laptop and getting on with all of those boring jobs that just can't be put off any longer. Mojo also decided to do a complete disappearing act and I did start wondering whether or not I wanted to carry on with blogging as I feel like I've been chasing my tail the last few months..... but I've decided to carry on for a while longer as my Dad's house will finally be someone else's at the end of the month and then maybe I'll feel more motivated.

In the meantime I've started another (more serious) clean out of my crafty stash and in the process put together this threefer to join in with a few challenges - and to be quite honest there is only one of these cards I enjoyed making.

First is a birthday card using a Mo Manning image coloured with Promarkers, a LOTV sentiment and papers, ribbon and gems from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts 'happy birthday'

Passion for Promarkers 'birthday creations'

Cupcake Inspirations 'pastels'

Addicted to Stamps 'ribbons galore'

Let's Craft and Create 'anything goes + option lace, ribbon, twine

Second uses an NBUS Woodware stamp coloured with Promarkers. I know this stamp looks much better when it is paper pieced but to be quite honest I just couldn't be bothered so I just added a TH die-cut foam snowflake,

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Country View 'be humourous'

Penny Black and More 'anything goes'

Rudolph Days 'May challenge'

And finally my threefer snippets make which is 5x5 inch and uses only leftover card and stuff from my stash (which has now been reduced in size and fits neatly in labelled boxes). This is the only card I really enjoyed making and I'm popping it in my satchel and skipping over to see Miss Di, Parsnip and the Playmates over at Pixie's Snippets Playground

and here's a glimpse of the inside

Thanks for your visit and continued support and I hope 'normal service will be resumed as soon as possible' Until then I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend and hopefully some wonderful weather for the Bank Holiday,


Carole said...

Three lovely cards you, the anniversary one is my favourite. I do think the Santa one looks fine plain though. I know how you feel re blogging as you know....and the sorting...well the sunshine drew mine to a halt. best get on today with it while it is raining.!! Hubby home for three days tomorrow!!!Enjoy your long weekend. XX

brenda said...

Oh no Andrea, that's not what I want to read at all as I for one would so miss vising you (even if I am a bad one sometimes). All three of these are lovely, the first is adorable, the Christmas one so bright and cheery but the last really has to be my favourite, such a unique design.

Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

We are off on holiday tomorrow but hope you are back creating and blogging with a returned mojo when we get back in two weeks.

B x

Kathleen said...

Three super cards Andrea, a really sweet image and pretty papers. Thank you for joining our 'Birthday' challenge this week at Allsorts.
Love the other two cards too.

Kath x

meg said...

Lovely to see a post from you , three lovely cards, enjoy the good weather

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
Happy Rudolf Days.
oh my your threefer cards look amazing and such very wonderful designs too.
So glad you are carrying on blogging for a while.
I quite understand that life is more important than blogging, and I quite often have a rest now as with my health probs it takes me so long to do things.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three pretty cards, so glad your mojo returned and you were able to enter our Birthday challenge at Passion for Promarkers with your first card.
Lorraine DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah your cards are all lovely. Mr Mojo does disapear lots but Im sure seeing your creations that he will be back soon as they are all super. Thanks for playing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Good Luck, Hazelx

Paddington fan said...

Love all your cards Andrea, they look great to me - I'm glad Mr Mojo is making a comeback. I've been putting off trying to reorganise my stash, just not sure where to start! I'm such a hoarder! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers for our 9th Birthday Celebrations, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x said...

You've made a beautiful card to join our challenge, thank you. The sweet image is lovely coloured.
Greetings Miranda (dt-Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog)

Craftyfield said...

Naughty Santa, lol! Thanks for sharing your humorous card with as at Country View Challenge!

susiestacey said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely project with Allsorts, hope you come back and join us tomorrow for the new challenge x Susan x

Sarah said...

I think they are all fabulous Andrea, the first happens to be my favourite...I am a sucker for a cutie!! Please reconsider, there are times when I just struggle with everything that life throws at me and crafting is the last thing on my mind, but once I sit down with my Promarkers, I am always glad that I did xx

Liz said...

Wonderful cards, Andrea. I love them all, but my favourite is the last one, just stunning! xx

Jonnece said...

Such a fabulous selection of beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely to see you back with us Andrea and with three wonderful cards. I adore the anniversary card and I’ll definitely be using that style in future, it’s so beautifully CAS, and very elegant too. Love your Christmas card too. That’s a great stamp if you’ve got a few cards to make and I really like the bold print. Wishing you a happy weekend x

scrappymo! said...

Your trio of cards looks great but as I have my official hat on, I will focus on your Rudolph Days entry.
I agree that the woodware stamps lend to paper piecing, but I do not think that always have to be done that way. Your card looks great coloured and the beauty of the stamp is front and center!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Marlies said...

You have made three beautiful cards! A lovely sweet and adorable one for yoour entry to our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Thanks for joining us. Marlies

Di said...

I lovr all three cards Andrea - but your snippets entry really does have that 'Wow' factor! Very elegant and just oozing style!

I owe you an emails sweetie but am delighted to see that your Dad's house has a buyer - woot, woot! Happy dance here for you that you will then be able to move forward. Doug would be happy I'm sure.


Di xx

Sandy said...

Such a sweet birthday card! Thank you for joining our challenge this week over at Cupcake Inspirations.
Have a wonderful weekend!
-Sandy, DT

Stampsnob. said...

All these cards are lovely The baby card is sweet Thanks for sharing Let's Craft and Create ……..Lis

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you Andrea. I love your cards, they are all fabulous but I especially like the final one - a super CAS design and it is so elegant.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

linda said...

aww, your first card is just so sweet; the last one is very elegant and your rudolph days card is a fun and festive one in traditional colours! i like it coloured in the way it is. thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
rudolph days challenge DT

linda said...

hi andrea, i'm back wearing a different hat to thank you for sharing this fun christmas card with us at the penny black and more challenge. i love the ho, ho, ho surrounding santa.

Quillish said...

Lovely card, the first one that you entered in our challenge is super cute. So pretty in those colours! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, hugs - Ishani.

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards, hope the mojo is coming back now you're creating such lovely work. I laughed out loud at the sentiment on your Santa card!

Cards By MI said...

Really lovely looking cards with fabby design and colours. Love them both. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs

LesleyG said...

Beautiful cards, and Santa looks good coloured in. Hope you find mojo and Happy RD xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Such a beautiful card Andrea. I love the adorable image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for helping us celebrate over at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Monika Gulyas said...

Great cards and hahaha for the Santa's card!!! Just perfect for the Be Humorous challenge at the Country View Challenges!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful collection of cards and your Santa card is especially adorable
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Anne said...

Three lovely cards Andrea, looks like you got your mojo back!

Anne x