The Paper Players #53

Added Monday 4th July: Woo hoo! An exhausted happy dance happening! I was picked at “A Cut Above” for this challenge!  It is such a sweet “pick me up” after a trying week! Thanks to Sandra & the girls over at the Paper Players! There is another great “Christmas in July” challenge on this week … I hope I find some time to play! Can’t wait to stamp! xxx 

Hi bloggies!

I am happy now … because I have Skye’s birthday pressie all organised! 😀 Talk about leaving it to the last minute … but … hey … I have had a few things on my mind. Gav & I are taking Skye to the specialist today. Her X-rays are quite interesting … the break is very obvious and to me (an untrained eye) there is some displacement … but according to the report … they are satisfactorily aligned. Hhhmmm … I guess we will know more once we see the doctor. Perhaps he will say it is time to put the proper cast on??? Hopefully this will mean a little more mobility. 😀 I had a tiny amount of stamping time yesterday … and so … I thought I would have a go at another of the Paper Players challenges … click challenge pic to see the great Design Team creations! 

The flowers on this card are water-coloured using markers and an aqua painter. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photos … but there is some soft sponging around the edge of the white and pink cardstock. I pulled out my fav butterfly stamp … “All a Flutter” and added that as the “feature”. I do hope the girls at Paper Players like this one!

Well … have to fly … Skye is in need of a “bath” before we are off to the docs! I will let you know tomorrow how we get on! I am hoping to pop by and see mum again, too! See you soon! Hugs xxaxx


  1. Kim S says:

    This is simply stunning and I am very excited to say that I have all of those stamps so I can out this in my CAS file. I am so glad you are finding time to create amidst everything you have to do!
    Andrea adds: Half the time, Kim … I am digging in my vault to show you new things … but occasionally I do sit and stamp. I need to … to keep me sane! I am sooooo very tired today … after an exhausting day yesterday (emotionally & physically) … so might have to go to the vault again for today’s post??? Hugs xxaxx


  2. Lynda says:

    You are on such a magical mojo roll at the moment lovely. Even being pink…I love it!! Yes you can also see the sponging too!! I love the synergy of the 3’s…3 sections…3 little words…or perhaps I really just need my coffee!!!! What I thought was green was actually RR….you are full of surprises. Another stella Lowcock lovely card. MWAH…just beautiful. ooxx
    Andrea adds: Thanks for the MWAH … it is much needed at the moment. It was a very emotionally draining day yesterday! So … it is always nice to pop by here and read all the hugs from my friends! Coffee??? Now … there’s an idea! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Lesley says:

    This is stunning Andrea! I love the soft colours you used and the butterfly as the focal point is the perfect choice! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lesley! I love this sketch! Might need to have another go … if only I could find the time! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Lauri Ingram says:

    So Pretty, Andrea! thanks for your kind comment on my card! I am sure the new goodies will make their way to your part of the world soon! thanks for playing this week with the Paper Players!
    Andrea adds: Not for a little while yet, Lauri … we have to wait until Sept. But … won’t we be excited then! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Just gorgeous! I love the idea of continuing the pattern all along the three panels….great card, very, very pretty! So glad you were able to play with the Paper Players this week!
    Andrea adds: Thanks LeAnne! It was all the wonderful DT inspiration that helped! I was trying for something different … so glad you liked it! Hugs xxaxx


  6. Sandra says:

    Oh Andrea! This card is absolutley GORGEOUS!!! It honestly took my breath away when I seen it. I love the soft colours, and your watercolouring is amazing. I also love how you used the butterfly instead of the circle. Thank you so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

    I’m praying everything goes okay with Skye today. (Tues)
    Andrea adds: Hi Sandra! Thanks for your prayers … some difficult decisions to make today (Wed) … and I am sooooooo tired. (More later!) Your prayers are very much needed for wisdom about the next step! Thanks for the sweet comments about my card. I really enjoyed taking some time out to make this one … in all the busy-ness that is surrounding me at the moment! Hugs xxaxx


  7. Sonia G says:

    Wow – you’ve made the All A Flutter stamp look like it’s part of the Elements of Style set. Well done!
    I think the Paperplayers gals will love this!
    I hope Skye is getting more assistance with her break and is able to start moving… herself…a little bit.
    Andrea adds: Well … thanks hunny! That sure is a compliment! 🙂 Hhhmmm … Skye is still struggling with all she needs to think about … her knee is very sore (after being out for most of the day yesterday!) and she isn’t sleeping too well … but apart from that … she is coping okay! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  8. Helen H says:

    Hi Andrea, this is really delicate & pretty. The soft pink, black & white combo is gorgeous & I love that you used the organza ribbon so the flower can still peek through. That’s my favourite butterfly too, you can do so much with it & I’m very partial to those blooms as well. 🙂
    Thank you, I had a lovely leisurely Sunday having a big catchup… My poor old computer didn’t like it too much though & has sinced ceased to work – faithful laptop to the rescue! lol
    Andrea adds: The “peeking” was definitely the look I was going for! Thanks for noticing! 🙂 So glad you were able to enjoy your blurfing. It is always nice to feel like you have caught up on a job like that! And … such an enjoyable way to spend a “leisurely Sunday”! Hugs xxaxx


  9. Jen W. says:

    This is stunning! I love those soft colours and that fabulous sentiment.
    Fingers crossed for a good report at the doc’s!
    Andrea adds: Not sure if the report was good or bad … just know we have a big decision to make today about surgery vs 14 weeks of plaster??? (More later!) Thanks Jen … for being here so regularly … and leaving blog love for me! Hugs xxaxx


  10. Melissa says:

    Lovely, I like the three sections, oh and how nice to see that stamp from three little words used, don’t ever see it around anymore, Nice job!
    Andrea adds: Hi Melissa! Yes … it is a sweet stamp set … and I’m not sure why we don’t see it … cos it is still in the current catty! I might have to pull it out a little more often! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  11. Monika/buzsy says:

    What a lovely card Andrea. That image is gorgeous and I really like it cut into 3 panels. The butterfly is perfect. :o)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Monika! It was very therapeutic to do some stamping! I hope I can do a little more today. Hugs xxaxx


  12. donna says:

    so delicate and beautiful Andrea. It reminds me of a 2 month size baby dress my grand daughter had years ago. Very pretty card!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Donna! Now … that is a lovely “visual”. It must have been very pretty! Hugs xxaxx


  13. Donna Zammit says:

    Andrea I love your triptitch panel on the front of this card. The soft colours are so delicate. Must also mention that the sympathy card with the flowers masked and stamped around the edge is a gorgeous technique…..I kept waking up last night thinking which stamps I could use to get a similar effect. TFS Cheers Donna Zammit
    Andrea adds: That’s the sign of a “mad stamper”, Donna! Guess what!!! I do the same! I thought I was the only one that dreamed card ideas! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  14. Cindy Beach says:

    Hi Andrea,
    Your card is lovely, the images are sweet with your watercoloring and sponging and the soft pink is lovely. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Cindy … it was a great sketch! And … well done on your guest spot over at the Paper Players during June! Your creations were just beautiful! Hugs xxaxx


  15. Oh Andrea–this is gorgeous! Love the stamp across all three panels and your watercoloring job is fantastic! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Nancy! It was a wonderful sketch! So many lovely entries for this one. Hugs xxaxx


  16. Ann Schach says:

    Very pretty! I love the soft colors and how the image extends into each panel! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Ann … it was wonderful therapy … doing some stamping! Hugs xxaxx


  17. jaydee says:

    Andrea, the colors on this card are fabulous. So soft and feminine. I love the beautifully colored butterfly. Really great take on the sketch.
    So glad you shared this lovely creation with the Paper Players this week.
    BTW. I love the photo of Bree and your Dad. What a treasure!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Jaydee … yes … a special photo that I am sure Bree will treasure too when she is older! Hugs xxaxx


  18. Anne Marie says:

    Oh Andrea, this is lovely! The soft colors, your beautiful shading…such a stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks Anne Marie! It was a highlight … picking up my stamps … in the middle of a busy week! Hugs xxaxx


  19. Rosemary D says:

    your card is just beautiful! congrats on your “cut above” win!!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Rosemary! So nice to have you visit! Hugs xxaxx


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