Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Dress-up and a Trio

Good Morning all, sorry I've not been visiting the past few days but I've been rather busy. This is a photo heavy post so grab yourself a mug or glass of something.

I recently bought my granddaughter some dress up costumes (it's so easy to buy from shops in Oz and have it delivered straight to them) and one was Elsa from Frozen. Unfortunately it wasn't a design with a cape and she so longed for that long trailing dress so Granny volunteered to get out the sewing machine that's been gathering dust in the back of the cupboard for at least a couple of decades. Now I've not done any sewing without patterns since my daughter (now in her 40s) was little, and taking into account they live half way round the world I had to rely on measurements from her Mommy (who only had a ruler and a metal measure!) but with the aid of Skyping I managed to make this that she can wear over the dress. Fingers crossed it fits okay!

I'm entering this cape in the Love To Craft 'June anything goes' challenge

I wrapped it in tissue paper and made a tag using Uniko 'stunning snowflakes' and I also sent some Tim Holtz snowflakes die-cut from glitter sheets and foam to stick to her shoes.

For my first and very quick, CAS card I used a shaped card blank with Uniko stamps 'flower power 2, flower power 3, flower power 5, simply said birthday' and 'flower power 1-6' dies

This is for the following challenges

AAA Cards '5th birthday bash'

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use your snippets' I used snippets of white card for the flowers

Stamping Sensations 'show your true colours'

Work It Wednesday 'summer vibes'

Another quick, CAS card using more Uniko stamps 'background blocks mid century modern, flower power 5, english country garden' and 'english country garden' dies

I'm entering this in the challenges at

Penny Black and More 'blooms, butterflies and/or bugs'

Country View Crafts 'it's a bugs life'

And my final card is a Penny Black stamp 'santa's visit' which I stamped onto some hammered card (which gives the snowy effect) and cut with a Penny Black nesting die. The image has been cropped to about half it's size and framed with the next size nesting die before matting onto some green mirricard. I ended up making a batch of these as I'm rather behind with christmas.

This is for the challenge at Allsorts where the theme is 'black + white plus one'

Thanks so much for your visit today and making it through to the last card! I'll be round to return your visit in the next day or two.... until then take care and enjoy your day.


brenda said...

The cape turned out really well Andrea and I am sure she will feel like a real little Princess wearing it.

A lovely selection of cards as well, the CAS shaped one is very pretty with the three different coloured blooms, I love the framework background on the second (might need this stamp) and the green one works very well with the B&W.

Thanks so much for joining in our challenges at Allsorts, Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations.

B x

Di said...

Wow Andrea - you've been very busy! The cape will be a huge hit I'm sure - did you enclose a tape measure for Mummy in the parcel? :)

Wonderful cards and your snippets one is super - lovely and fresh looking too.


Di xx

Lori said...

The cape you made is adorable and what fun it will be! Wonderful cards, too - I love them all!

Wendy L said...

A beautiful princess cape and a gorgeous card for our challenge at Allsorts, xxxx

Carole said...

Wow Andrea you have been a busy bee. Firstly what a fabulous cape for a princess and so lovely that Grandma has made it for her...I bet she will be thrilled. Secondly what fabulous cards! really are going great guns and I so must get that background stamp from Uniko! ...and I also love the fancy edge die you have used on the Christmas card. Now you say you are behind with those...I'll let you into a are well ahead of my total of 0 !! Hugs xxxx

HilaryJane said...

Well, you have been busy. I bet your grand daughter will love that cape and I love those Uniko cards just great xx

meg said...

beautiful cape for your granddaughter, she'll love it, 3 great cards too Andrea

Kathleen said...

What a lovely post Andrea, the cape looks fabulous.
Two super CAS cards with great colours and images.
A super scenic card, great image and a lovely die, great choice of teh other colour.
Thank you for joining our 'Black and White plus one' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oh very sorry Andrea, for got to say thank you for sharing your second card over at Penny Black and More too.

Kath x

Cardsbymaaike said...

Nice colour choices, well done and thank you forplaying at AAA Cards

Jane said...

Loving your Uniko stamps cards, so pretty. The trio of flowers is so appealing, I love lines of images. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards 5th Birthday Bash, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards.
Thank you for sharing one at Allsorts;-))m

Sue said...

I love your bugs card with it funky background, perfect for our challenge at Country View Crafts. Have a very happy week, Sue x

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
yes you have been a busy lady.
I love that wonderful cape you have made it's so pretty and very beautifully created without a pattern too.
Beautifully packaged up as well.
Wonderful cards and such super designs also.
Love all the stamps used and the Christmas scene is very striking but is making me feel a tad cold as it has been chillier today until tea time when it warmed up.
Lots of crafty love, Jenny L.

Sarah said...

You are surely the best Granny in the whole wide world Andrea!! This is gorgeous and someone is going to be so very Happy!! Lovely cards too xx

Darnell said...

Fabulous QACAS cards, Andrea, but you know the star of the show is that brilliant cape you made for Asher! Oh, please, you MUST share a photo of her wearing her complete outfit, right down to the genius snowflakes for her shoes! You really are the best grandma EVER!! Hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

You have been busy Andrea, your cape is beautiful, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.
Your CAS cards are fabulous, so pretty and your winter scene is lovely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mrs A. said...

What an amazing grandma you are. I love the cape you made. Super cool butterfly card too. Hugs Mrs A.

Lynne K said...

Love the bright and cheerful flowers on your colourful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful CAS card with this pretty butterflies!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts this month!
Evelyn xxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x