Helping Hudson Wk3 – Technique

Hi again!

I do hope you are all working on your submission for my blog challenge! Please … pretty please!!! 😉 I was beginning to worry that I wouldn’t have any gorgeous creations to judge …  but the wonderful Aly has sent me her link! Thankyou Aly … I love your card … and I can’t wait to see what my other blog friends might have to offer! Don’t forget the deadline of Sept 1! This is so much fun! 😀

My card today is another entry for the Helping Hudson blog … and this time it is a technique challenge … we had to include embossing and sponging. Now … I spent AGES trying to get a good photo to show the glossy embossing on the butterflies … and on the leaves. I took night shots with flash / without flash … and muted light shots … and outside shots … and daytime with flash … and every angle possible for each of these scenarios … but it was almost impossible to pick up the glossy finish. So … you are just going to have to take my word for it … there is clear embossing on this card!!!!! 😀 😉 giggle!

Isn’t this colour combo just gorgeous!!! Yes … the new catty is here … and I have so enjoyed browsing through and examining all the colour combinations that SU! have put together on their stunning projects. This is one of them! I love that with each new catty comes HEAPS of ideas and inspiration … a new way of viewing colour combinations … and great accessories and accent ideas! This catalogue is worth having JUST FOR THE IDEAS!!! I guess that is why SU! call it an “Idea Book & Catalogue!”. I really enjoy pulling inspiration from this FAB resource! Don’t forget to order your new IB&C … my boxes should arrive any day! Get your wish lists ready! 😉 Off for coffee with Ness’ team … we have our monthly “goal setting” get together at a lovely little coffee house at Shellharbour Village. It will be nice to see all the girls … especially since I had to miss our team training night on Wednesday night. Then I have to be back by 12 noon to pick up Skye from her exams.

We are getting very frustrated with our internet … I won’t bore you with the details … but it appears we are going to have to change servers … to be included in a different coverage area. The end result should be worth it … but it does mean changing email addresses … and that is going to be a HUGE pain in the butt! 😦 😯  At the moment … we are not able to use our internet after about 6pm … because it has slowed down to 0.01 speed … and it should be around 0.5 – 0.8! (Not sure what that means … but Gav has been doing speed tests with the tech guy … and ours is dinosaur!) It takes about 20 mins to download a page! The wind storm definitely had an effect somewhere! So … you can imagine our pain and frustration!!! Hopefully … it will be fixed soon … but until it is … I know you will understand that I can’t do any chatting on forums … or posting … or blurfing at night. And … there is only so much you can fit in during the day! I hope you all have a happy day! Stampin’ Hugs xxx






  1. Sue Madex says:

    Ooh love your card Andrea. What a gorgeous colour combo! Thanks for taking part in our challenge.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sue! It was a fun one! Just wish the photo had done it justice! Hugs Andrea xx


  2. I am really excited that this stamp set returns in the new catalogue. You must be so frustrated with your internet…don’t you love it. I must get a move on tomorrow and finish my last couple of Helping Hudson challenges.
    Andrea adds: Ooooh! And … then I hope you can join in my blog challenge!????? I’m thrilled this set is coming in the new catty, too! I love it! So easy to use! I am having to learn great patience with our internet situation … Gav is trying to sort out a solution … but it is one step at a time! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  3. Lynda says:

    What a happy and bright card Andrea…and using tanya’s FAVE b’flies!!!! I TOTALLY believe that there is clear embossing on the b’flies….cause u always tell the truth.
    I am so v v sorry to hear of your ailing dinosaur. Most normal bods do most of their work after 6pm…I cld not cope!!! On the upside….more crafting time!! Take care and remember to breathe!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Breathing in … breathing out … breathing in … breathing out! It’s not actually the computers … they are fine… it is the connection to the internet that is failing! Yes … I am thrilled this set is back in the new catty! Woo hoo! I can play with it for another 12 months!!1 Hugs Andrea xxx


  4. Sonia G says:

    This is just gorgous! I love this set! And am so glad it’s coming back!

    Andrea adds: Meeee toooo!!! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


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