From the Heart

Hi there bloggies (blog groupies!) 😀 😉

It is my 2nd daughter’s birthday today! Happy Birthday, Sheree!!! And … Stace & Shane celebrated theirs on Saturday (14th). Yes … 3 kids … 2 years apart & birthdays in the same week! It was a nightmare organising birthday parties when they were little!!! 😉 I have all 3 birthday cards to show you … but the photos are still on my camera … waiting for my photos to be found & sorted. Work is the priority at the moment … so photos are in the ‘to do’ pile. I’m not sure yet when this might happen! But … in the meantime … LOOK what I found in my draft box!!! I forgot I was working on this before my puter crashed. So … I do have something to share with you today! ….

As much as I miss some of the old SU! colours (I mentioned Sage Shadow recently) … there are some new ones that I simply LOVE!!! Cherry Cobbler is one of those. So much more satisfying than Bravo Burgundy or Riding Hood Red. I love the deep rich colour! The mask for this one is just a torn paper mask! Easy peasy! I don’t know what I would do without my En Francais background! Perhaps I need to discover a new background stamp??? 😉

Well … off to try and re-enter patients & invoices … and each day I find more files that I have lost! I just discovered that Gav’s 50th birthday photos are gone!!!!!!! 😦 That is very sad … cos almost all the family was together (except our special Q’ld family).   But … there is nothing I can do about it … so I need to get over it! 😦 😉 See you soon! xx



  1. Lynda says:

    Oh I do really like this card Andrea. I have a big soft spot for this colour too (as does Kez Bunting….aka Kerry Cobbler!!) The faux tear gives the card a chance to go to another level even tho on a single…if that makes sense?? Great to see Bliss breaking out again too. Hope the computer gremlins are being rounded up and dealt with. ooxx
    Andrea adds: I am sooo frustrated! In restoring the most recent backups of my photos … it has made me realise what a mess they were on the hard drive! I have so much to do to get them all cleaned up! And … I am keen to get this done so I can upload my recent card photos … and blog them! I need a big ‘anti-frustration’ hug! But … I also need to ‘suck it up’ and get on with it! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Hugs xxx


  2. Lynda says:

    PS…please pass on my b’day wishes to all the kids. ooxx
    Andrea adds: Thanks hunny … have done that! Hugs xx


  3. Sooo glad you found this and posted it – it’s GORGEOUS! I too love the En Francais stamp – it just adds such an elegance to any project! Happy birthday to your kids too – well organised I must say – LOL
    Andrea adds: Hi Debbie! I am keen to pop by your blog … but work stuff is still taking all y time! (except for a little escape to reply to my comments!) Thanks for your encouragement! hugs xxx


  4. Helen H says:

    Your teasing with En Francais again Andrea!! (Must buy it.). Your card is beautiful. Love the little blingy bits scattered through the text. This masking technique really is fabulous – adds so much depth & it’s only a single layer!
    Cherry is one of my favourites from the new colour range too. It’s so easy to work with.
    What a terrible shame about your photos (BAD computer!!!) Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: YES!!!! BAAAAADDDD COMPUTER!!! :d 😉 Hugs xxx


  5. Annette says:

    Andrea – Gorgeous card. Love this technique. Love the extra bling you added with the jewels! Nice touch.
    Thanks for the inspiration. I am hoping to get some stamping time this week and weekend!
    Andrea adds: Hi Annette! So nice to see you! I have just got my bookmarks sorted (kinda)! so … hoping to do some blog surfing today! Hugs xxx


  6. Denise M. says:

    Hey Andrea! First off, big happy birthday wishes to Sheree!!! Wow, three birthdays in a week!!…yeah, I imagine that DOES take a lot of coordinating. Very cool though! 🙂 Our neighbors have three boys and their birthdays are all in the month of April. They used to have one, big combined party.

    Beautiful card! I love the rose color and that ruffled ribbon.
    Andrea adds: Hi Denise! So nice to have you pop by! I have been sooooo loving your creations of late! The break must have done you good! Hugs xxx


  7. Melissa says:

    Great card, love the tearing and yeppers, enfrancais is my fave background choice too, just gorgeous! Arrrgggghhhh!!!! do not envy you all those birthdays together, even as they got older, I can only imagine the nightmare it would have been lol. xxx
    Andrea adds: It does get a bit exhausting sometimes! But … it usually means now … a nice dinner out … or fish and chips at the beach! Hugs xxx


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