Saturday 24 September 2011

Secret Crafters - 5,4,3,2,1 Recipe & DT call reminder

Yeah it's my second favourite time of the week, when you wake up on a Saturday, groan, then realise it's the weekend, Yippee!! My first favourite, if you're interested is when I leave work on a Friday, knowing I'm not in again until Monday! A second reason for loving Saturday morning is also the fact it's time for another challenge at Secret Crafters. These week lovely Jane has picked our theme & it's a


1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers, 4 brads, 5 gems/pearls

I have to say how thrilled I am with this card, despite it not being as I'd envisaged. In large part due to the sad demise of my Cuttlebug :~( I'd hoped to go for more swirls to use up my gem allowance, but my little green friend gave up after cutting just one poinsetta. I had to cut the one underneath by hand. This little cutie is a Nellie Snellen image, called 'Share a Biscuit'. I'm going to just have to get the other Xmas cuties in this range. They're just adorable! She's coloured with Distress Inks to match the Echo Park-Wintertime papers.

I added Glamour Dust to the fur trim & used Liquid Pearls for the snowflakes & the snow. The sentiment is by LOTV.

My layout for this card is based on the fab sketch at Bunny Zoe's Challenge this month.

 I would also like to enter this at Papertake Weekly where the theme is Creature Comforts.

At Creative Inspirations they are having a 'Celebration'. I hope this fits OK, but afterall, what is Xmas if not a celebration.

At Simon Says Stamp, they want you to use a die cut on your creation. OK, so I had planned to use more, but... oh, it's still too raw, sob, I can't talk about it. The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch too.

Our Sponsor

As it's the last challenge of the month I also need to remind you, it's your last chance to win a prize from of wonderful sponsor, The Stamping Boutique.

Also, you have until the end of the month to register your interest to join the Secret Crafters DT. We are looking for several more lovely ladies (or men) to create some gorgeousness once a week to inspire our lovely fellow crafters to play along. Come on, you know you want to!! Pop on over to the Secret  Crafters blog to see the fab inspiration of my wonderful D-Teames & leave a link to your blog in the top right hand corner. Please join me in welcoming 2 new ladies to our team already who will be joining our team next week

I think that might just be it from me for now, Phew, that turned into a bit of  a marathon, as I'm not the fastest typer! All that remains is to Thank You so much for looking & to wish you a fabulous weekend.

 Big Hugs,
Andie xx


downrightcrafty said...

wow love the red and aqua so perfect for a Xmas card and fabbie image
Hugs Kate x

Curly said...

Wow this is just perfect in every way, I just love the colour theme and youe colouring is outta this world.

I haven't got a glue what's happened to my ability to colour my copics are like kriptonite lol

Have a good weekend, Hugs Bridget :0) x

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card :) Thanks for joining in with our Let's Celebrate Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Joy said...

This card is simply your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Dena said...

Andie! I'm so sorry your little green machine died on you! EEEk! What will you do? Maybe time for the big shot or grand or something even better? hee hee
That card is too much!!! That has to be my Christmas card you know haha! LOVE the image and they are on my list. I think I will order today! Your coloring really is sooooo awesome!!
Enjoy your weekend my friend!
Big hugs! Dena

Helen said...

Oh no...your poor Bug!!!
Beautiful the colours!
Helen x

PinksyDoodles said...

This is really beautiful Andie. I love your colouring.
Clare x

Karita said...

Ooohh - how cute christmas card! :)
Adorable image and gorgeous DP`s!

Thank you for joining at Creative Inspirations :)

Michele and Josee' said...

Wow gorgeous card! I became a follower! stop by if you get a chance!

Shannon White said...

Goodness this is just Gorgeous! Love your Amazing coloring and What a Precious image! Your layout is just wonderful and love the dp's and embellies too! So Lovely! 8-)


Dorcas said...

I adore all the glitter you used on this cutie! It really makes it come alive! I’m so glad you could play with us at Bunny Zoe’s this month!
Ps) I have some ‘no strings attached’ blog candy up if you’d like to take a peek.

Julie said...

Helllooooo matey!! Wow this is stunning, Andie!! Fab colouring and gorgeous embellishing!! Can see why you had to have the image - I may have to go on a wander for these!! Hugs, Juliexx