Just a quick one!

Hello guys!

Gotta fly … off to the physio with Skye. (She has been having work done on her shoulder – still having trouble after breaking it 2 years ago!) But … before I disappear … here is a card I “whipped up” recently. The inspiration came from a card by Linda Moss. Thanks for the mojo help, Linda!

A very simple design … but perfect for my father-in-law’s birthday! He is not into fussy or frilly! (What male is???) 😉  The watercolouring on this card was done with my stampin’ pastels (for a change!). I used my aqua painter to do the colouring and my blender pen to add the accents & highlights.

I am soooooooooooooo excited … (hope I don’t wet my pants!!!) 😀 I put my pre-order in last night for the Autumn Mini Catty!!! So much to be excited about … I have ordered the “Big Shot” die cut machine & a couple of dies! I also ordered the 3 new in-colours that will take us through to the new Idea Book & Catalogue that will be released in September! So … this mini is extra large to make up for the fact that we don’t get our new IB&C until Sept. This is to bring us into line with the US! (A very positive step … but it does mean we have to be a little patient!) But … the new mini is running for 5 months (instead of the usual 4 mths) … which means we have plenty of time to spread our purchases! I can tell you … you will want to spread the purchases … because there is just so much to put on your “wish list”.

Ok … I am outta time … gotta run. Will pop back later and finish this post … and publish for you! I will try and get to the new comments, too! ………………………………………………….. Here I am!!!! Back again!!! Just in time to say “bye”!!! 😉


  1. Fabulous male card Andrea – love all the sea gulls!!! Oh lucky you – to even see the new mini – I miss THAT. But I’m sure you’re going to come up with some fabulous sneak peeks for me – let the temptation begin!!! LOL
    Andrea adds: Yes! It is exciting every time a new mini is released! I am hanging for my order so I can start doing some sneak peeks! I hope you enjoy them! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  2. Regina says:

    hi, Andrea
    what a fantastic image! This is a great card for men!

    You will not regret having bought the BigShot and some Nestibilities. It’s so much fun!
    big hugs Regina
    Andrea adds: Thanks Regina! You have made me feel better for purchasing such an expensive item. But … it’s cheaper than the snow jacket that hubby will be buying later this year! :Wink:


  3. Lynda says:

    I love this card Andrea!! So Fab for the FIL abt town!! I LURVE the way you have carried the bird motif onto the actual card. FAB idea. It looks soooooo tranquil and mellow. I am HANGING out for a sneaky peak of the new mini…but alas I wait patiently…but also v v glad it goes for 5 months….more time to save!!! LOL!!
    Hope Skye’s shoulder goes in the right direction v v soon. Luv n hugs ooxx
    Andrea adds: I will be doing some sneak peek designs as soon as I can get my hands on my goodies!!! Hope you enjoy seeing them. Physio was very pleased with Skye … and she has a lot more movement than before. Hopefully if she keeps doing the exercises it will be fine! Hugs xxx


  4. Sarah Gough says:

    PERFECT guy card Andrea! Hugs, Sarah
    Andrea adds: Yes! But … like most people … I really struggle with guy cards! But … this turned out quite ok! 😀


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