Back again … but … busy catching up!

Hi bloggies!

Well … I have been itching to get here since we got home on Monday night … but a few things needed my attention before I could even think about stamping! I had patient files to attend to (still catching up) … and I had to clean, dust & price all the goodies I am selling for my car boot sale … at our school’s Country Fair this Saturday. I still have a mountain of bookwork sitting in my tray … still to do … so I really shouldn’t be here … but I indulged myself a little this morning … and made a card for the latest Cardabilities challenge! Here is my design …

The colours were chosen quickly from a pile of scraps that I hadn’t got around to “filing” yet. I call this my ‘Big Shot’ card … did you notice … NO STAMPING!!! I am excited to have a couple of new goodies from the coming mini catty … and decided to put them together with some of my stash of BS accessories! A little ribbon and some gorgeous Silver 1/2 pearls … and voila! Sorry … gotta fly … so much to do! Take care! Oh … and I will fill you in on my holiday … as soon as I have some time to spare! We had a wonderful time … and it is so hard coming back to the real world! Hugs xxx


  1. Lynda says:

    So glad to see you back on board…if not a tad frazzled….but remember to breathe and all will (hopefully) fall into place.
    Love the card…esp the wee butterfly “Adornments!!” great that there is no stamping…make for a queasy card that has a magical WOW factor. Brilliant. ooxx
    Andrea adds: Hi Lynda! It was nice to get into my stamping stuff! Not sure when it will happen again, though! Hugs xxx


  2. Donna says:

    I love love love love love love love this card Andrea….man the colors and design make it a super WOW!!!!

    Sounds like you are busy and have lots of fun in store for this weekend. We have been blessed, yes I say blessed with some gorgeous out of the ordinary very rare SUMMER weather here this week. Unfortunately the climatic winter is not over just yet and we could face some more blustery winter before true summer arrives. The problem with that is the buds have popped and fruit trees could be damaged beyond a possible harvest. But God is good and maybe that won’t happen.

    Personally (wink) I have written a book about my dragon tales if you catch my drift. All ends happily ever after as I said God is good and it was a wake up call for me. Hugs my friend~Donna
    Andrea adds: Oh … must reply to your email. Just wanted to do it justice! Thanks for sharing with me! Yes … a busy weekend. I am hanging out for next week … so I can get back into a normal routine! Thanks for your enthusiastic response to my card! I am having withdrawals from stamping … MUST get some done soon! Hugs xxx


  3. Mruk says:

    Lovely card and interesting muted colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.
    Andrea adds: I always giggle at the word “interesting”!!! But … thanks for the encouragement! Hugs xxx


  4. Melissa says:

    A beautiful card, and I love that it has no stamping, love those butterflies too, they finish it beautifully, try and take some deep breaths this weekend, sounds like you are super busy, look after yourself, hugs Melxx
    Andrea adds: I keep thinking “after …… — it will be quieter” … and then it isn’t! 😯 I think I need to accept that life isn’t like that! 😉 Hugs xxx


  5. Kim S says:

    Welcome back!! You have been missed!! Sorry that you are so busy – isn’t it amazing how overwhelming it is getting back from vacation – you will need another vacation to recover!

    What a gorgeous first card to come back with!! I love the colors and the zigzags and the array of gorgeous butterflies!

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about vacation and catching up on stories of the kids!
    Andrea adds: So nice to know that you are interested in my rabbitings! I just need to find some time to tell the stories! 😀 and … thanks for saying I was missed! It really is nice to know! Hugs xxx


  6. Jen W. says:

    Love the touch of white ribbon amongst all those lovely butterflies!
    Andrea adds: Yes … I felt like it needed something really soft! Thanks, Jen! Hugs xxx


  7. Helen H says:

    These colours are just divine & it such a sweet design Andrea, no-one would ever guess it was inspired by your “scrap” pile. Love the “swarm/rabble” of butterflies. Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: Yes … sometimes it is just easier to reach for whatever is sitting on your desk! 😉 Hugs xxx


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