Papillion Potpourrie – Resist Embossing


Papillion Potpourri AB12May13 (3)Hi bloggies!

Well … I have a stack of cards to share … just need to find the time to post them all! This is one of the Mother’s Day cards that I made back in May! This was for my mum. 🙂

Papillion Potpourri AB12May13 (1)Papillion Potpourri AB12May13 (4)The colours are really soft and feminine … and the centre panel is created using the ’emboss resist’ technique. I forgot to do this on glossy card though … so it was a little tricky blending the sponged colour! (I did put ‘glossy white’ on my card recipe … so you wouldn’t make the same mistake.) I added some spritzing over the top. I have just re-discovered my spritzer and have used it a bit lately. (Can’t believe it is being retired from SU! in the coming catty!) Love Love the new butterfly punches … so easy to create something pretty really quickly! Also love these two colours together! Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party. I am celebrating that Pool Party is staying permanently! (I had bought 3 packs of the card … before I found out!) 😀 😉

Burrill Lake June 2013 with I&CIt is the June (Queen’s Birthday) long weekend and my twin sis (Christine) & hubby (Ian), Gav & I are away together at a very peaceful and relaxing holiday house right on the edge of Burrill Lake (Sth Coast NSW). It is soooo quiet here! But … it is soooo nice to get away from all the hustle and bustle of life. You can actually hear yourself think. 🙂 I have done some reading … some facebook catch up … pinterest catch up … feedly catch up. We have watched a couple of movies, a LITTLE TV, the boys have played cards, Christine & I made up Skye’s 21st invitations (after I spent 4 1/2 hrs cutting all the ‘bits’ last Thursday). It has been lovely. So … we have one day to go … leaving around 4ish this afternoon for a 2 hr trip home. (Maybe 4 hours depending on the long weekend traffic from the South Coast to home!!!) There are a couple of pics on my facebook page if you would like to have a look!

Well … back to real life tomorrow! I need to start organising that 21st party … and plan for our trip to Vanuatu! (More later!) See you all again soon! Hugs xxx

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  1. Lynda S says:

    So soft and purdy Andrea….just like ur Mum. I am so inlove with the dainty bows!!!! Gorjus card darl’n as always. ooxx


  2. Reva Brightman says:

    Know exactly what you mean about peace and quiet. Till we moved to the mountains I had forgotten how lovely the sounds of birds can be. We have been watching baby woodpeckers being fed and the hummingbirds are now finishing 2- 30 ounce feeders a day. Your card for Mom is so feminine and gentle–I know she loved it.
    Thanks for sharing. I forwarded this posting with my Aussie friend since you included a pic of the lake. Anxious to learn if she knows of Burrill Lake.
    Hugs and smiles, Reva


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Reva! Just noticed you repinned a couple of my pins on Pinterest … thanks for checking me out! Sounds like your little ‘neck of the woods’ is just sublime! Hugs xxx


  3. What a pretty, soft and feminine card. Love the technique and your gorgeous paper bow.


    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Bronwyn! How nice to see you! Thanks for popping by to say hi! Hugs xxx


  4. Gabbi says:

    Awesome card – hope you had a great weekend away!!



  5. Monika/buzsy says:

    Sound wonderful! I could take some quiet and peaceful time. Kids are screaming and arguing all day long! 😦
    What a pretty card. Love the Wisteria. The butterflies are beautiful and I also like the bow!


  6. This is gorgeous Andrea. Love the colours you have used. You can’t go wrong with Pool Party! I am sure your Mum loved it. I hope you have stocked up with Glossy white cardstock?????

    I hope you have had a restful time away before the busy weeks ahead.

    Love Jenny xx


  7. Melissa says:

    Awww so soft and pretty, love that bow and the oh so pretty butterfly, a wonderful card xx


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