Oooh … I stamped!

Hi bloggies!

Yes … I should have been doing invoices … but instead I stamped!!! Ooooh! 😯 I am off to Gav’s mum’s today … for “ladies day”! My 2 s-i-l’s, my m-i-l & Stace & Bree will be there … and ladies day means “relax”! We will have a nice chat … yummy lunch … and just chill out. And … I am sure I will get some “Bruddles” (Bree Cuddles) – as Lynda calls them! I don’t really have the time for a day out … but I also need to recognise that these special relationships are much more important than WORK!!! 😀 I was determined to get up early and do my invoices before I left … but sadly ( 😉 ) I couldn’t resist a quick stamp. I saw the new challenge from Freshly Made Sketches over on Kim’s blog … and JUST HAD ( 😉 ) to try it!

Now … isn’t this a yummy colour combo! I have to admit to borrowing this combo from Marelle. I popped by her blog yesterday … and found THIS set of cards … and immediately fell in love with the combo. Not one I would ever have put together … but I think it is so bright and fun! The stamp set is a BRAND NEWIE … from Verve! This is the first inking … and I am just loving this gorgeous butterfly! Apparently there is a die for this stamp … why didn’t I realise that when I did my order??? DUH! 🙄

Ok … can’t procrastinate any longer! Hope to see you soon! Hugs xxx



  1. Your butterfly is lovely! Very pretty card!
    Andrea adds: Hello Linda! Thanks for your lovely comment! Hugs xxx


  2. Nina Yang says:

    Love the color combo too! Yummy! Like the little bow too!
    Andrea adds: Hello Nina! I am thinking this might be your first comment on my blog?? I am always so thrilled to meet new blog friends! Welcome!!! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to say hi! Hugs xxx


  3. Kim S says:

    I am always willing to take the blame for lost work time if cardmaking is involved!! I LOVE what you have done with it – the colors are gorgeous…love the effect on the butterfly.

    Hope you have a wonderful ladies day with lots of conversation, laughter and bruddles!
    Andrea adds: Yes! You are such a bad influence, Kim! 🙄 😀 Who wouldn’t rather do stamping than cardmaking??? Unfortunately … the bookwork is still sitting there when the card is finished!!! 😉 Hugs xxx


  4. Jen Mitchell says:

    That is a wonderful color combo! And that butterfly with bling is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
    Andrea adds: Hi Jen! I do LOVE the FMS designs … they just NEED to be done! Hugs xxx


  5. Melissa says:

    Such a great sketch to work with this week isn’t it? and a lovely card Andrea, phew haven’t stopped by much this week, Harry has started school and its been another life change he he he, but I sure have missed my little monkey to pieces :(. Back onto topic, that butterfly is really cute too and even better that it comes with a die, makes life easier all round! Have a great weekend xx
    Andrea adds: Life would be easier if I had ordered that darn die!!! 😉 so … had to resort to hand cutting! Your Harry has just started school … and my Sheree has just started as a teacher! Lots of life changes!!! Hope he is enjoying it! Hope mum is doing ok too!? Hugs xxx


  6. Lesley says:

    What a pretty card Andrea…I love that butterfly image and the cool colours. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for a fabbo sketch, Lesley! It was a fun size to play with! Hugs xxx


  7. Lynda says:

    Wow Andrea. The cards I have seen blurfing with this sketch are awesome. I love this card. The colours are so fun and fresh. I also love the sentiment. Wld be so wonderful to escape this dreary wet miserable weather!!! It’s good to know there are happy cards out there to make the magic happen. ooxx
    Andrea adds: This is a bright & happy card .. isn’t it! It was so nice to see the sun today … and sit on my swing seat in the fresh air for a little while! Hugs xxx


  8. Leslee says:

    Woohoo! You got to stamp! And a lovely job at that. Besides, some times, we just need to clear our minds to tackle those invoices. What better way to do that than a little stamping?! Nice job! (((Hugs to you)))
    Andrea adds: Hi Leslee! Thanks for making me feel better! Stamping is much more fun than invoices. Hugs xxx


  9. Tui Nathan says:

    Wow … this is adorable Andrea, your gorgeous butterfly is perfect taking centre stage on your card … and yep, these colours a fab together!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!
    Andrea adds: Hi Tui! Thanks for the lovely feedback! Hugs xxx


  10. Monika/buzsy says:

    Lovely card Andrea. That butterfly with the rhinestones are so pretty. This is the second time I see this sketch this afternoon. Looks great. I have to give it a try!
    Andrea adds: Hi Monika! It is a really great sketch to work with! I’m sure you will enjoy playing! Hugs xxx


  11. Denise M. says:

    LOVE all the colors on this!
    Andrea adds: Yes … it is a great combo … isn’t it! Hugs xxx


  12. Rita says:

    Love that gorgeous butterfly! That is a great color combo for sure! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
    Andrea adds: Hi Rita! Thanks for popping by to encourage! Hugs xxx


  13. Tracey says:

    What a pretty card!!!! The colors are so nice together and I love the rhinestones on the butterfly!
    Andrea adds: Congrats on the ‘guest designer’ gig, Tracey! Your card was delightful! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxx


  14. Helen H says:

    Definitely a different colour combo Andrea, but it works so well! Fabulous butterfly & great card. Don’t you hate it when you miss something like that. Oh well, a good excuse for another order *wink*! Hope you had a great “ladies” day. Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: Now who is being the bad influence!!!! 😉 (see previous post comment!) Isn’t this butterfly fabulous! Hugs xxx


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