A new discovery!

Hi there bloggies!

My bloggies are the best! I am always discovering new and exciting blogs and challenges at their suggestion … and the latest one is over at Cardabilities! I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it … and had to try it out! Thanks Sandra for the tip! 😀

A lovely friend of ours got engaged over the weekend … so even though Valentine’s has now passed … I thought I would still go with the love theme of the challenge … and decided this card would make a pretty engagement card (with an appropriate sentiment inside!) I finally opened my recent SU! order … and inked up a couple of the free Saleabration stamp sets! They teamed really well for the card. The images are coloured using the ink to rubber technique! Use your marker to colour the stamp … give it a little huff to moisten it … and then stamp! Simple! 😀

So … we had a lovely extended weekend away … the weather was a bit mixed but not miserable. Tuesday was absolutely gorgeous! Gav, Sandy & Skye had a few opportunities to surf and some of the others had a try too! 😀 I had plenty of Bruddles (Bree cuddles) and even had some time with her to myself while her mum & dad were down at the beach! She is such a treasure! 😀 The only prob about time away (and no computer) is that I have HEAPS of comments to reply to!!! 😀 Actually it’s far from being a problem … I just LOVE the blog love that you all leave here for me! I am off now to reply to them all! 🙂 Take care … and hopefully I will see you tomorrow! (Bookwork day … but I might sneak in some stamping time first! grin 😉 ) Hugs xxx


  1. Kim S says:

    It sounds like you had a great time!! Your granddaughter is so lucky you are part of her life!

    I love the card and particularly your coloring of the heart. It is soft yet festive all at the same time.
    Andrea adds: Hi Kim! So nice to see you! I have so enjoyed all the blog love I have had lately! Hugs xxx


  2. Lynda says:

    So pastel and purdy Andrea. The stamp set was made for this card me thingst. Love the rainbow effect.
    So glad you had a great break….and lots of Bruddles 😉 . Thanks for the blog luv…your comments are so v much appreciated. Take care of you and I hope (for both our sakes) the universe is kind….SOON!!!!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Perhaps we should organise a stamping day together … and then we WOULD stamp!!! Although … I think there might be too much giggling & chatting to have time to stamp!!! 😀 😉 Hugs xxx


  3. Vicky W says:

    Gorgeous, soft card Andrea. I love your use of the ribbon & markers….. I’m about to head over to check out the blog myself.
    Andrea adds: Hi Vicky! So nice to see you! Sorry … I haven’t popped by to say hi for a few days … but I plan to do some blog hopping asap! Hugs xxx


  4. This is such a pretty card Andrea. Love the colours. Just fitting for a bright and happy engagement.

    Glad you had a nice weekend.

    Love Jenny xx
    Andrea adds: Hi Jenny! I am so addicted to the glimmer paper!!! It just adds so much pizzazz to a card! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxx


  5. Jessica says:

    Adorable card! Love the sweet details! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

    Become a follower for the chance to win Spellbinders!
    Andrea adds: Hi Jessi! A new challenge discovery is always exciting! Thanks for your sweet comment! Hugs xxx


  6. chrissieah says:

    Love love love the colours! Hanging to get my pool party stocks! As if I don’t have enough blue! I think I am getting that stamp set too!
    Andrea adds: Yes Yes! I am feeling so bad … your order has been sitting there and Sheree has forgotten to take it to school. I asked her to today … but she reminded me that you are off to the cricket today … and you have a day off work! If I had a car I would pop it up this morning! Hugs xxx


  7. Monika/buzsy says:

    Oh, very pretty! Love the lay-out the fab heart… the glittery border and hearts look perfect! The ribbons peeking out from behind the heart look great too!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for noticing the little details, Monika! Hugs xxx


  8. Helen H says:

    Hi Andrea, good to hear you had a great break & lots of Bruddles! Sweet engagement card – the rainbow heart & sentiment look fabulous! (& you already know I am a pushover with sparkle, lol, so love the glittery borders & cute little punched hearts). Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi my friend! Always so nice to see you! Thanks for encouraging Christine Blain to email me about the Prismas! We have been chatting back & forth … and she has helped with a great link! Hugs xxx


  9. Melissa says:

    Its great to get Bruddles isn’t it? I love this engagement card Andrea, so soft and pretty, and the sparkles are just the finishing touch too, lovely xxx
    Andrea adds: Bruddles are soooooo nice! One day you will know the feeling of holding a grandchild in your arms … and understand just how precious these moments are! Hugs xxx


  10. Amy Prior says:

    Oooh what pretty colours so soft and beautiful well done! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities
    Andrea adds: Thanks for your sweet comment! Hugs xxx


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