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The Paper Players Challenge #51

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Hello bloggies!

You may remember the dramatic story I told you about Bree’s blood tests (scroll to almost end of post) that were taken the day after my dad died??? Well … even though the paediatrician was “happy” with the last results … he has asked that these tests be repeated 2 weeks later … just to be sure that the levels are okay. So … it is with fear & trepidation … that Stacey & I are off to the pathology collection place with Bree this morning! The GP has assured Stace that they will not need as much blood this time … but even 1 ml was stressful last time … so we are not looking forward to this outing! I do hope this won’t be as traumatic as last time!!! 😯 Anyway … I saw this challenge over on Sandra’s blog recently … and just new I wanted to try these bright colours! Here is my challenge card for this colour combo …

Well … I have splashed lotsa colour on this one. I hope I haven’t overdone it!!??? 😉 The background is brayered using the 3 colours from the challenge. The tulips & flower border were inked using markers to rubber. I hope you can see the gorgeous sparkle that I have added to each of the flowers. I just LOVE Dazzling Diamonds. A really quick and easy card … and such a bright, happy combination!

Well … I had better fly … have to get going to Stacey’s! Hope to be back to do some blog hopping this afternoon. Have a happy day! Hugs xxaxx

 

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16 thoughts on “The Paper Players Challenge #51

  1. B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L card, but I beat you by one spot…LOL!! :0) I’m 29th and you are the 30th. hehehehehe! Take care, friend!
    Andrea adds: I noticed your entry when I submitted mine! Funny that we are side by side! I am finally getting back into some stamping … although with mum’s op on Monday … I don’t know for how long??? Hugs xxaxx

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  2. What a gorgeous card – the colours are happy colours! Love the brayering background too!
    Hope your day went well & the blood from the heel prick happened much easier this time. It is so hard to watch such a wee little bub getting the prick & squeeze.
    Cheers,
    ♥ Gabbi ♥
    Andrea adds: Thanks for your thoughts (and text) Gabbi! WE are very thankful that this time was a lot less traumatic! Only 1ml needed instead of 4!!! So … we still had a screaming baby. (How do you manage to scream and suck at the same time??? — Stace had timed her feed to try and keep her calm!) But … it was a much quicker exercise. (Only took about 20 mins!) Thanks, Gabbi! ♥ ♥ Hugs xxaxx

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  3. Andrea, I love how you have used the flowers from Punch Potpourri. A beautiful creation,
    Andrea adds: Thanks Annette … it is lovely to have your feedback! Hugs xxaxx

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  4. Pretty card! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lauri! I enjoyed this one … I love bling and pretty!!! These colours were delicious! Hugs xxaxx

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  5. WOW…and WOW again….This is such a stunner darl. I love the vibrancy of this and the brayering looks brilliant!!! It just looks like a snapshot of someone’s garden.
    I hope all goes well with Bree and her blood tests. if it makes you feel any better, the gals that take the blood hate doing it to kids too. Sending lotsa hugs and kisses to all of you. ooxx
    Andrea adds: All okay, Lynda! (See Gabbi’s comment!) Still a little upsetting … but Stace didn’t cry this time! 🙂 And … yes … I know … the girls must feel terrible! And … I am trying to inspire you to get that brayer out of its box … and dust it off and use it (for the first time!!!) 🙂 There is an agenda behind my choice!!! Hugs xxaxx

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  6. Wow, Andrea!! I am so glad that you got to play along with us this week! 🙂 I love how you have brayered the background and those tuilps are so pretty.
    I hope everything went ok with Bree this morning. Talking of Bree …. we haven;t seen any photo’s for a little while (hint, hint). She must be getting so big now!
    Andrea adds: Oh Sandra! You are right … no photos recently … but I don’t want to bore anyone! I will try and find one to share asap, though! I really loved this colour combo … although I think I told you … my first impression was “yikes”! I was happy with the result! xxx Hugs xxaxx

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  7. What a fab card Andrea – all bright and happy and sparkly! Doubly impressive since you must be worrying about Bree’s blood tests. You have my full sympathy – babies and taking blood just do not go at all. Vx
    Andrea adds: Thankfully Bree’s blood tests were a little less traumatic than last time. Just waiting for results now … but there doesn’t seem to be any need to worry. Hugs xxaxx

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  8. Hi Andrea,
    I’ve been so blessed by today’s visit to your blog! Your story is beautiful and so are your cards! I love the way you’ve used our challenge colors, the colors brayered behind the flowers is a lovely touch. Your gorgeous card sure brings a smile! Thanks for playing at the Paper Players.
    Andrea adds: And … I have been blessed by your sweet comment! Thanks so much for your encouraging and enthusiastic response! I did have fun with this challenge! Hugs xxaxx

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  9. Such lovely colors on this card!. Love the brayered background and the dazzling flowers! Maybe I should look where I hid my brayer many years ago…..
    Andrea adds: Oh Pat! You do need to find that brayer. I am using mine more and more lately! I love it for adding a little more interest to a card. Hugs xxaxx

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  10. Beautiful brayering and I love the happy bouncy border of flowers! Love the dazzling diamonds too! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks Nance for your lovely comments! What a perfect description of the flowers! Hugs xxaxx

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  11. Andrea, I am praying that all goes well with Bree. I am so sorry for all ALL of your troubles at the moment. What the heck?^^%&^% I hope you are hanging in there and can collapse when everything with Bree and your Mom are back to normal. I am thinking of you. ~Donna
    Andrea adds: Thanks Donna! I feel like there are a lot of people “thinking of me” lately! My blog friends are just wonderful … when it comes to support & concern! Thanks heaps, hunny! Hugs xxaxx

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  12. Wow Andrea! I just love how you used the brayer technique to showcase the colors beautifully. The sparkle on the flower border is simple fabulous. The perfect touch for this fun and happy card. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂
    Andrea adds: So many lovely comments from all the girls at the Paper Players! Thanks Anne Marie! Hugs xxaxx

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  13. Such a beautiful card! I love the background and the chain of flowers! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Ann! I enjoyed playing … and was really pleased with the “pretty” factor of this one! Hugs xxaxx

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  14. This is a cute card. Love the brayered background…. have attempted to use my brayer again this weekend, but not so happy with it!
    Cheers
    Sonia
    Andrea adds: I think the secret is just to keep it simple. Make sure you try it again. Hugs xxaxx

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  15. A very pretty card, and its great to see that stamp set used, I don’t see it around much. Love the sparkle
    Andrea adds: I love this one, too! A fav from my recent creations! And … it was soooo easy! Thanks Melissa! Hugs xxaxx

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  16. Very pretty Andrea, the brayered background is lovely & the flower chain is such a sweet idea. Isn’t Dazzling Diamonds just the best thing? Love it. 🙂
    Hope Bree (& therefore Mum & Nandy) all coped better with the blood tests this time.
    Andrea adds: What would I do without Dazzling Diamonds??? 😀 Thankfully they didn’t need as much blood this time! We coped! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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