Thursday, 21 February 2019


Hi everyone, well as you may have guessed from the post title I've got four cards to show you today so I'll try and keep the waffling on down to a minimum.

First up is a CAS card with a Penny Black stamp. I decided to leave the little hedgies black and white and used blue Promarkers to colour the hats, cake and present. Then I cut it with a TH die, matted onto some black card and then onto a coloured card blank and finally added a sentiment.

I'm heading over to the following challenges with this

Country View challenge 'black + white plus one'

As you Like It challenge 'favourite birthday or christmas and why'   well that definitely has to be birthdays as I find I'm more relaxed and have fun when making them as the christmas cards tend to get made in a mad rush

Papercraft challenge 'all the little critters'

I needed a little card to write a note to add to a parcel I was sending to my granddaughter yesterday and I'd got this Sugar Nellie image that I'd coloured a while back. Now you may notice the green Promarker mark that I managed to get on the right side so I'd just put it away thinking I may be able to fussy cut or something at a later date....... anyway I know my little Miss Cutie Pie (who's favourite colour is purple) isn't going to worry about such things so I just cut down a purple card blank, attached the image and also added a little butterfly die-cut from the leftover purple card before giving it a good winking and stickling.

This card is for the Words 2 Craft By challenge 'best friends'

Next up is something different for me and I'm really not sure what to think of it. I used a TH stencil and first off I used some purple inks but that defiinitely didn't work and Hubby suggested I use black ink. I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of card and was going to cut it down but then decided to leave the strip the full width of the card. You'll have to use your imagination a bit with this as I just could not get the black and white to photograph well.

This is for AAA cards CAS challenge 'one corner + music'

And for my final card I decided to try something new and have a go at making a shadow box card. I found a how to video and after cutting the first piece of card it suddenly dawned on me that A4 card is not the same size as 8.5 x 11 inch card so after a bit of fiddling about with measurements I finally had my basic card pieces. At this point I had no idea of a design for my card but then I came across a box of LOTV topper (yes, those art pads that we just had to buy before they went out of production!) and this image seemed to work with the aperture I'd cut. No sentiment for the time being as although this is very spring/easter looking I think it would also make a lovely get well card too


I used some of my snippets of paper and card for this so I'm skipping over to see the Playmates at Pixie's Snippets Playground

Wow, you actually manged to stay to the end and I hope  haven't bored you too much. Thanks for your visit today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.


Mia said...

What a great collection of cards, Andrea. I love your elegant designs and the great combination of colours. Kisses, my friend.

meg said...

Four beauties Andrea, especially love the penny black one

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
what a very gorgeous array of super various designs.
Love the second one the most as it is such a sweet image and it's gorgeously coloured too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

cotnob said...

A super collection of cards Andrea, they are all fabulous but I especially like the cute hedgehogs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

You've been busy! A fabulous selection of cards Andrea.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Four really lovely cards Andrea, some lovely images and colours, great shadow box card.

Kath x

Darnell said...

BORED? How could anyone be bored with this Fourfer, Andrea?! Each one is darling!

I love the hedgie birthday party and don't think I've every seen that stamp before. So cute!

I had a laugh at your comment about the tiny green mark on your granddaughter's pretty fairy card. Please! No one would possibly notice it because their eyes would be on all the other pretty details of this sweet, sweet card with both a butterfly AND a grasshopper!

Your Just a Note card covers all the bases for the AAA challenge! Love the deckle edge and I think I need one of those musical stencils now!

And, wow, you saved your best for last! What a challenging design you took on! I am very impressed with your beautiful hyacinth (?) and daffodil shadow box! It's stunning and I'm sure it will become a keepsake for the recipient!! Mwah!

You're on a roll! Woohoo!! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

You HAVE been busy, Andrea! You cards are beautiful, I especially love the first one. The cute image looks great with just a few pop of blue. xx

Carole said...

Four fabulous cards the edges particularly. Clever shadow box card...and I am certain Asher will be more interested in her parcel contents than whether you have used the right colour! Hugs xx

Jane said...

Great One Corner card and a fabulous use of the Music twist. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

Sue said...

Fabulous collection of cards Andrea! I adore hedgehogs huggles Sue xx

Anne said...

You have been busy, lovely collection of cards. Thanks for joining in with the AYLI 'Birthday or Christmas' challenge

Anne x

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Andrea, all genres covered here!! Your monochrome hedgies are mpost welcome at AYLI xx

Mia said...

Coming again Andrea to thank you for entering our challenge at W2CB 62: Best Friends, and wish you good luck in the draw.
Mia, Guest Designer for W2CB {My Blog}

Anne said...

Lovely selection and each very different, not boring in the slightest!
Love the idea of leaving the hedgies uncoloured and just adding touches of blue - very effective (and quick!)
Have a great weekend
Anne x

aussie aNNie said...

Great post Andrea, fabulous and creative.. have a lovely weekend.xx

Di said...

A wonderful selection of cards Andrea! Hedgies always do it for me, your little GD will surely love her sweet card, very clever TH one (love the CAS look) and your shadow box snippets card is just fabulous! Wow, right now I'd love to make just one card let alone four!


Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Andrea, these are all brilliant! I am super impressed with the final card - Wow! I haven't tried this yet - it turned out beautifully!

HilaryJane said...

All 4 cards are great, each in a different way. A lovely collection xx

rachel said...

That first one is perfect for our challenge - love your other makes too! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Andrea! Hope all is well. And, as always, it's wonderful to see one of your fab creations in our W2CB Gallery. All four of your cards are wonderful. I love the black and white -- with pops of blue -- on that first card... and your shadow box is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Words 2 Craft By. :)

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty deckled edge to your one corner card. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

Monika Reeck said...

they are array of beutiful cards wooww
but the first one I love the critter birthday
and clever way you coloring them
sweet card
Many thanks for joining with us at Papercraft Challenges this time