Cardabilities – My first Guest DT card!

Hi bloggies!

I am very excited to be chosen as a guest DT member for the Cardabilities Challenges for the next 3 months! I do hope you will pop by and play along with these fortnightly challenges!

It is such a lovely group of gals … and I know you are going to love the sketches! It is a bonus … that you have 2 weeks to play along with each challenge! I for one … am happy … because I am forever missing deadlines! This was a great challenge to start with!

I felt that this sketch needed some pretty DSP combos. It was lovely to pull out my ‘much loved’ Cottage Wall DSP … an oldie but a goodie! My little leaf element of the sketch … is actually a stamped blossom from the Thanks for Caring set! I have also added a little vellum butterfly on top of the 5 petal flower! And … for the record … there is NO Iridescent Ice on this one! I am trying to resist the urge to use it on every card. 😉 Hope you are all having a nice day … and I really hope you get a chance to play along with this challenge! I would really appreciate your support! Hugs xxx

PS: I have scheduled this post for Wed morning … I will be away for most of the day for Sandy’s surgery! I will let you know tomorrow how he got on!

Added Later: Patrice from “52 Card Pickup” has invited me to link this to this week’s PICK-UP! What a lovely compliment … and I am so touched by your kindness, Patrice! I will make sure I check out the other fab ‘pick-ups’! xxx


  1. Leslee says:

    Great use of your DSP, Andrea. Love your take on the sketch. Look forward to seeing your DT work 🙂 Congrats on guest designing.
    Hugs to you!
    Andrea adds: Thanks, Leslee! It is so great to see you! Thanks for the congrats … I am looking forward to it! Hugs xxx


  2. Melissa says:

    Lovely card, loved that paper too, such a cool butterfly too I love it. Congratulations on your DT position, you will totally rock it xx
    Andrea adds: Thanks Melissa! I am a little nervous. My card looks a little amateurish beside the other DT cards! But … I will do my best! Hugs xxx


  3. Laura says:

    Your card is lovely! What a nice combo of designer papers and colors! Can’t wait to see what you do with the next sketch! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Laura! Looking forward to being on the DT with you! 🙂 Hugs xxx


  4. Helen H says:

    This is very pretty Andrea & I love how you have used the floral sprigs from the TFC set for the greenery. A wonderful inspiration card for your DT spot. The two week challenge deadline is a fantastic idea, as I usually struggle getting cards in on time too. It usually happens at the eleventh hour, lol! So no excuses for me not playing along, is there?
    Hope Sandy is doing okay today. Hugs 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks for asking hun! Sandy is doing really well! It is amazing … how well he has come through the operation! Hugs xxx


  5. Denise M. says:

    Hi Andrea! Congrats on the guest spot. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and that popped up flower. 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks for your lovely encouragement! It has been a treat to be chosen! Hugs xxx


  6. nickiturner says:

    I didn’t realise it had been so long since I last dropped by! There was so much for me to catch up on! Love all that you have been creating, but this one is especially gorgeous. Thanks for inspiring as always 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi Nicki! It is so fab to see you … and I will pop by and return the favour! It is hard to keep up with all the gorgeous blogs out in blog land … isn’t it!? Hugs xxx


  7. Lynda says:

    Woo hoo….got here!!! Congrats on this 1st most awesome DT card darl’n. I too have a stash of this DSP aside. Love it to bits. Mega congrats on also not giving in to ur ICE addiction!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Well … I have you to do an ‘intervention’ if you think I need one!? 😉 😀 Thanks for your lovely congrats! Hugs xxx


  8. Julie Andrews says:

    Hi Andrea,
    Your card looks great. I am happy to have a go. How do you print off the challenge?
    Andrea adds: I think if you open the picture file … then you should be able to print it? Hugs xxx


  9. Sandra says:

    Hi Andrea,
    I just came to check out your replies and noticed my comment that I made the other day on this post wasn’t here 😦
    Beautiful card for your first DT gig! I think that DSP was my all time favourite 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi Sandra! Thanks for taking the time to pop your comment on again! I appreciate your support! And … I think that DSP was a huge hit when it came out! Hugs xxx


  10. Jackie Smith says:

    What a really awesome card, love the details too!

    Cardabilities DT member
    Andrea adds: So nice to meet you Jackie! Looking forward to sharing the next 3 months with you! Hugs xxx


  11. Beautiful use of the sketch…I’d love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!
    Andrea adds: Hi Patrice! So nice to meet you … I love meeting new blog friends! I am a little confused about the ‘link up’! Do you want me to link this card??? Or … create another & link it for your pick up??? I think I will perhaps link this one … and hope that is okay??? Thanks so much for the invitation … it is a thrill! Hugs xxx


  12. Tomcat says:

    Beautiful card!


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