2 Clean & Simple challenges

Hello to all my bloggies! (blog buddies) 😀

Well ………….. My play day with Leonie, Jenny & Tracey … ended up being a marathon! We arrived at 10.30am … and didn’t get home until 1am this morning!!!!!!! 😯 I am just soooooo NOT used to being up that late. (I am definitely NOT  a late night crafter!) 😉 By the time I was doing the last project around 12 ish … colouring with markers … my eyes were going cross-eyed 😯 … and I just knew that I was all stamped out! But … It WAS such a fun day … and I have soooo much to show you! We did have a productive day! Lots of giggles … lots of sharing … lots of stamping … lots of yummies … and lots of love! 😀 I still have to do some photographing of the projects we made … so I thought I would pop a card here that I made on Monday for a new challenge that I found!

The Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog have a few challenges going at the moment …  “Today’s Clean and Simple Challenge 9 is to bring in the new! This means to use something new and shiny with some bling on your card or project.” And … I have combined this with the recent  sketch from the Clean & Simple Challenge #120.

So … I think the Bible verse represents the New Year (new season!) The “shiny” is my Old Olive satin ribbon … the “bling” – rhinestone jewels … and … I thought I would incorporate some of my “new” purchases into this card … to represent “bring in the new”.

  • Scalloped Heart  of Hearts Embosslits Die
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Summer Mini Catalogue)
  • Island Oasis DSP &  (Summer Mini)
  • Silver Foil Smooch Spritz  (Summer Mini)

I think in this pic … you can see the silver foil smooch spritz that I have sprayed on the lattice embossing? It is a little more obvious than the platinum shimmer paint mist that I have made up & used a few times! 😀  It is quite pretty. And … I am loving that new embossing folder! Well … I had better toddle off and unpack my supplies & goodies from yesterday! 😀 Can’t say that I feel like doing that … but I should get that job done before I do anything else!! Then … Shane, Christine & I are off to have lunch with g’ma & g’dad! Hope you are having a lovely day. I am missing my kiddies … but have been busy enough that the time is passing quite quickly! See you soon! Hugs xxaxx


  1. Jess says:

    another cute card! Wow! Your craft outing was quite a marathon! Can’t wait to see what you created…
    Andrea adds: Yes! It was rather!!!! 😉 But … it sure was fun! Hugs xxaxx


  2. Tanya Kitto says:

    Another lovely card by the lovely Andrea. Im using my phone atm so can’t get a really see the shimmer but will check it out later on my laptop later today. I haven’t been around much lately but will go check out all your other wonderful creations. You lucky girl having a playday. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Hugs. Tan xoxo
    Andrea adds: It was really lovely, Tan! Wish you could have been there too! I remember our play day … wonder if that will ever happen again? Hugs xxaxx


  3. Lynda says:

    SOOOOOOOO glad that you all had a blast at your Creative brainstorming session!! Perhaps if certain people were not chatted abt…you may have gotten home at 12.55AM (joke!!). Told you that box was easy as!!
    Lovethe card. You have done a magical job of satisying all the challenge criterias. The bling dazzles. So glad you got to break out your embossing folder. Adds real interest. Lovely card. hope you catch up on all that creative energy spent!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: I am feeling pretty tired today … but had a ball yesterday! It was lotsa fun! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Gabbi says:

    Great card – lovely colours, beautiful text.

    Glad you had so much fun yesterday – to 1am!! WOW!! It must have been good!!

    Can’t wait to see what else you created.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea adds: It was great … but I am paying for the late night this afternoon! No motivation … no mojo!!! 😦 Hope it will kick back in tomorrow! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Sandra A says:

    This is beautiful Andrea! Love the verse that you have used.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sandra! It is a good one … isn’t it! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  6. Kim S says:

    It’s not so hard to stay up until 1 a.m. when you are doing something you love. The real problem is being a functioning human being the next day!

    I love your card and I am amazed to say that I had never been to the Christian Paper Crafts blog so, once again, you have broadened my horizons!! (Gotta run play on their blog and decide whether I should pay to register!! Have you?)
    Andrea adds: Yes … functioning the next day … is the big payback!!! 😉 No … haven’t paid to register … mainly because I just haven’t had the time to read all about it! So … if you do … you can tell me all about it! (You can give me the readers digest version … so I don’t have to read it all!) 😀 😉 Hugs xxaxx


  7. Sonia G says:

    I don’t think that I could have lasted the night out! Hmmm… perhaps a few berocca’s were needed the next day to give you some oomph! LOL!

    I am looking forward to seeing what your creative genius put together.

    Andrea adds: The bag & card I posted today were a project we shared at our play day! It was fun to see the different colour combos & designs that we all came up with! Hugs xxaxx


  8. So pretty, Andrea! How lovely that you got to have a stamp-a-thon – I would be paying for that late of a night as well! Off to check out the Christian Paper Crafts site!
    Andrea adds: I hope to find some time to do some more CPCC challenges. They look fab! Still paying for the late night … two days later! 😉 Have been popping by your blog regularly … Hugs xxaxx


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