Wednesday 23 October 2013

Divas by Design are getting Spooked!

Good Morning! There are lots of challenges around Blogland at the moment in preparation for Halloween. At Divas By Design, we're no exception because this week we're getting


This is Wolf Man by Mayzy Art. As soon as I saw him I knew he was perfect for my boys. He is right up their street, they love monsters, as long as they're not too scary. He's coloured with Promarkers & the papers are Fancy Pants-Oct 31.

I hope you'll now pop on over to the Divas by Design blog, where my fabulous D-Teamies have really had fun this week & excelled themselves. Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stamp & Create.

I would like to enter this at The Pink Elephant, where their theme is 'Trick or Treat.

I also used the fab sketch at Sketch Saturday for my layout.

Finally I just wanted to show off! Well not me, but my super smart son Jack, who passed both his entrance exams to Grammar school with flying colours! We had lots of tears & stress in the run up & preparation. I do not think any child should have to endure that at the age of 10, but he nonetheless came through it. We're so proud of him!

So that's all from me for now. Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Spooky Goings on at Passion For Promarkers

Good Morning Passionistas & all the other lovely people of Blogland! Tuesday means it's time for another fab challenge at Passion For Promarkers. With Halloween just around the corner, this week's theme, chosen by my wonderful D-Teamie, Anna, is to make it


I made this card for my niece, Emma. The digi I've used is another super cutie from A Random Fan. This one is called Arie the Witch. Perfect for Halloween! The papers are Fancy Pants-Oct 31. The railings were cut from a Cheery Lynn die & the teen tiny bats from a CC Cutter.

I hope you'll pop on over to the Passion For Promarkers blog to see the fantastic creations of my fellow D-Teamies. I hope you'll play along with us & you could win a £10 voucher to spend at Digi Stamp Boutique.

 I used the sketch at  Crafting Life's Pieces for my layout, so I would like to enter this card there.

I don't know if my little bats are big enough to count but I hope they will be enough to enter at Totally Gorjuss where the challenge is 'Wing & Things. 

At The Pink Elephant they have fantastic Halloween photo inspiration.

At Sweet Stampin, the theme is Halloween

I am super excited about Halloween this year. Although we won't be there for Halloween itself, we are going to Copenhagen for a few days just before Halloween. Apparently Tivoli Gardens is decked out for Halloween prior to the big event itself & it's fantastic by all accounts. Don't tell my hubbie though. It's all a big surprise for his 40th in November, but I've had to arrange it over half term so the boys can come. We are so excited we could burst, but Paul has no idea. I can't believe how well the boys have done to keep it all secret! It's OK though, Paul never reads my blog so I think our secret will still be safe.

So that's all from me for now. Hope you all have a good week. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Friday 11 October 2013

Casing Craft Stamper For the Weekend

Well Hello! I've got something a bit different (for me at least) to show you tonight. I've been playing with my Promarkers & Distress Inks on the same card to create something way out of my comfort zone.

A very, (very) similar card to this appeared in September's issue of Craft Stamper & was inspired by the creations of Kay Carley. The stamps are JOFY. I just love their simplicity. A bit of glitter & gold embossing just gives it a bit of a WOW factor, in an understated way - does that make sense?!

I made it for a colleague at work who was leaving for another office today. It's perfect for those people for whom 'cute' may not quite be appropriate. Anyway, I hope you like it. I've got my eye on another JOFY Xmas set to make those cards I need to make a lot of. I'll let you see my creations when they're done.

I am entering this at Simon Says Stamp where they want you to used a stamped image, rather than a digi.

Also, at Stamping For the Weekend, 'Anything Goes.'

So what are you up to this weekend? I think I might pop over to Leigh for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show tomorrow. See if I can't find the stamps I'm after there & a few others no doubt! Say Hello if you see me. I'm rather tall & still look pretty much like the photo on my blog, but the wrinkles are a little deeper. I blame my children for that, LOL!! Whatever you are up to have a good weekend.

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Lacey Xmas

Good Morning! Back with another fab challenge at Divas By Design. In contrast to the CAS cards last week, this time around we want to see your creations that have 


This little cutie is 'Knitted with Love' by Sugar Nellie. She's coloured with Distress Inks & the papers are Marianne Design. The die was cut with a DooHickey.

Check out the fabulous DT inspiration at the Divas By Design blog. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.

I am entering this at Deep Ocean Challenge where the theme is 'Christmas is around the corner.

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Friday 4 October 2013

A Random Fan - Arie Walking

Hello! I've got some exciting news to share today. Lovely Sherry at A Random Fan contacted me to colour some images for her & turn them into cards. After looking at her Etsy shop full of uber cute digi images it took me all of a nano second to say yes. I'm thrilled therefore, to show you the first card I made for her.

This is Arie Walking. Isn't Arie a lovely name & she's so cute! I've coloured her with Promarkers & the papers are MME -Fiddlesticks. The flowers are Do-Hickeys with a Joy Crafts branch behind.

So what do you think? She's such a sweetie. Love her little dog too. Check her out here & all the other fabulous little people that Shelly has created.

I am entering this at Papertake Weekly, where this week 'Anything Goes'.

At Top Tip Tuesday, the theme is 'Flowers', so I am entering there too.

Well that's all for me for now. Thank Heavens the weekend is here at last. Whatever you are up to, have fun.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Show us your Legs at Passion For Promarkers

Good Morning one & all! Time for another fab challenge at Passion For Promarkers. I say fab, because I chose the theme this week & it is

(ie. images with 3 or more legs in them. You can count tables & chairs too, even a three-legged stool!)

I've been dying to colour this image since I first saw it. It's a digi from Sugar Nellie called 'Little Helpers'. Those little bunnies are just too cute! The papers are Bazill Basics & the trees were cut with a Dee's Distinctively Die, with a little glitter added. You can just about make out the Polar White Flower Soft I used on Santa's fur trims.

So I hope you'll pop on over to the Passion For Promarkers blog & check out the wonderful inspiration of my brilliant D-Teamies. Our lucky winner, this week will win a pack of Flexmarkers from the lovely people at Letraset

I am entering this at Sketch Saturday where I used the nice simple sketch for my layout.

At the Sugar Bowl, 'Anything Sugar Nellie Goes'. 'Anything Goes is also the theme at Christmas Card Challenges.

At Totally Gorjuss, they want to see cards using traditional Xmas colours.

So there you go for now. Not much to tell you about at the moment. Family life is revolving around Jack sitting his entrance exam for Sale Grammar this Saturday. Poor little mite, he just wants to get it over & done with. He's done so many test papers of late, but is doing really well in them, so I just hope that it all comes together for him on Saturday morning.

Well that's all from me for now. Have a great week.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx