The Friday Mashup! Fan Favourite

Hi girls!

I just finished a Friday Mashup Challenge Card … but I will pop that in another post later today. (Need to photograph it first!) I wanted to take a moment first to show you a couple of beautiful cards that I received in the mail today.

Lynda S
Monika D

The first is from my dear friend Lynda … who has been such a wonderful support during recent weeks. I really appreciated tapping into her medical expertise when Dad was failing. She was such a strength & encouragement. The second card is from another very special blog friend, Monika (from US). She is such a talented card maker … but always seems to have time to share with me via our blogs!

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Well … receiving these two cards gave me an idea for the special comp that the Friday Mashup team are running at the moment. They are giving all the Friday Mashup fans a chance to create their own Friday Mashup Challenge. So … here is my suggestion …

My Mashup Challenge, would be to:

1. Create a ” SYMPATHY CARD” project.

2. Create a project using “DRY EMBOSSING“.

3. Or “Mash it Up!” and create a ” SYMPATHY CARD” project that uses ” DRY EMBOSSING“!

I hope the girls over at the Friday Mashup like the idea. I can’t really class myself as a fan … because I have only just discovered this challenge site. But … I am sure I will be visiting regularly. The great thing about these challenges is you can choose which element to use for your entry … or “mash it up” and do both … which is what I have done on my card for the latest challenge. So … keep watching for my second post today … to see my Friday Mashup Challenge -> A Get Well / Soft Texture “Sending Warm & Fuzzies” card. C U soon! Hugs xxaxx


  1. Lynda says:

    I am so glad that you like the card darl’n…it came fm the heart to you and your family. I love Monika’s too. Her broder punch is devine. i like the idea of ur mashup. Hope they take it onboard over at the site. I like the pic of my card too….you can hardly see the join….LOL!!!
    Hope you are staying warm and dry. Love n hugs darl’n. ooxx
    Andrea adds: We must be online at the same time! 😀 I loved your card … and smiled that you and Sonia had similar ideas. I had decided that Sonia had cut her card … but wondered if you had folded yours … because I couldn’t see the join! So … well done! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


    1. Lynda says:

      No…I cut mine…Just as Andrea Buckland had on her tute….I learnt that if you position the cross on the embossing folder, you can make it appear seamless, cause the emossing uncreases the fold!!! It is a tad fiddly, but I am so darn anal abt perfection…it was the perfect challenge for me…hee hee hee. ooxx
      Andrea adds: Okay … now I have to go back and have another good look! I can imagine the angst it caused … getting it perfectly straight! 😀 😉 Hugs xxaxx


      1. Sonia G says:

        Great minds must think alike…lol! Okay, so I am not as pedantic as Lynda… but thanks for the tip…. I’ll see if I can be a bit more pedantic next time and make it appear seamless.
        Andrea adds: LOL … I know you didn’t take that personally. It is just Lynda’s way … isn’t it! But … we are all different. And … yours was gorgeous, too! Hugs xxaxx


  2. Kasey says:

    Hi Andrea, These are stunning creations, you are very blessed to have such caring friends. Your idea for the Fan Favourite at the Friday Mashup is fantastic. I love that you found the time in your busy schedule to enter into this one. Good Luck.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Andrea adds: Hi Kasey! So nice to see you … I am planning to do some blog hopping tonight … and will pop by your blog! Thanks for the thumbs up … for my idea! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Love those cross cards, will have to get that corner punch. Am off to check out your challenge card, Fi x
    Andrea adds: Yes … I have the corner punch … but haven’t tried it out yet. It is beautiful, isn’t it! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Gabbi says:

    Beautiful cards – there are some very talented friends that are sending love your way.
    ♥ Gabbi ♥
    Andrea adds: Yes! I am very blessed! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Holly says:

    Welcome to the Friday Mashup Andrea! I’m so happy you decided to enter the fan favorite challenge, your idea is perfect… I love dry embossing! The cards you received are lovely great textures.. I look forward to you challenge #10 card as well. Thanks for joining us..
    Andrea adds: Hi Holly! I’m so glad you liked the idea! It as inspired by these lovely RAKs that I received in the mailbox! I was excited to have an idea to enter! Hugs xxaxx


  6. Kim P says:

    love these cards!!! I really like the first one. love your idea for the challenge too
    Andrea adds: Thanks again, Kim! It is nice to meet you! 🙂 Hugs xxaxx


  7. Kathy says:

    Love your cards – so beautiful! Your challenge submission is great as well – thanks so much for joining in at the Friday Mashup!!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for your lovely response! It was fun to think of a new idea for your team! I hope it is useful! Hugs xxaxx


  8. LisaJ says:

    Great idea Andrea! Thanks so much for submiting it, and thanks for playing along with us over at The Friday Mashup!
    Andrea adds: Glad you liked it Lisa! I enjoyed playing! Hugs xxaxx


  9. Monika/buzsy says:

    I was just glad to send you my thoughts via mail. Got there so fast! Thank you for showcasing it friend! :o)
    Andrea adds: Yes … I was so touched to receive it. I always LOVE to show the loving RAKs that I receive!!! Hugs xxaxx


  10. Helen H says:

    Both lovely cards from Lynda & Monika. 🙂
    Andrea adds: I do have some really special blog friends! Hugs xxaxx


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