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SSS – Emma Double

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Hello my friends!

The story of my life … busy … busy … busy! But … it is happy busy … so I am not complaining!

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This card happens to be a stunner! And … I say that with all sincerity … the photos just don’t do it justice! The gorgeous Emma Background image has been embossed with gold embossing powder (left card) and with gold glitter embossing powder (right card). Both are amazing and I love both … but there is something about the sparkle and shine of the glitter embossing that just is mesmerising! (Particularly IRL!)

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The images are coloured with COPIC markers … and yes … it did take some time to do these cards!!! But  … so worth the effort!

I am going to find it hard to part with these two … will have to find someone special to give them to! 😉

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Hope you are all having a great day! I am sorry I have done absolutely NO blog hopping of late. I am missing all my blog friends … but one of these days I might stop long enough and also have enough internet download Gigs to allow myself some indulgent delights! Until then … happy stamping!

  • Simon Says Stamp – Emma Background
  • Simon Says Stamp – Dream word die
  • Reverse Confetti – Boho Vibes (feathers)

Hugs xx

Andrea butterfly girl medium


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Sweet Shoppe

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Hi again!

I am supposed to be doing some painting of signs for the wedding deco … but just popped by quickly to add another card! I hope you are enjoying my latest creations! ??????

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This was super fun! I sat in front of the TV one night and coloured all the images (with Copics) … enough for 2 cards! Very relaxing and satisfying!

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And … of course … I had to add sparkle and shimmer to this one! I just can’t help myself! 😉

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  • Sunny Studio – Sweet Shoppe
  • Hero Arts – Lia Griffith: Oh Happy Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Stampin’ Up! – DSP: Falling in Love

Only 2 weeks until the wedding! I had better stop procrastinating and go do that ‘stuff’! See you again soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea butterfly girl medium


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Snuggle Bunnies

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Hi Bloggies!

We have another family wedding coming up in only 3 weeks time … so I am a little busy at the moment  —  just popping by to add another card quickly!

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MFT Snuggle Bunnies - May17 GL (1)I had to make a very quick anniversary card for last weekend. (Gav & Mine — #34!!!) And … so I had a quick peek at Instagram and found this gorjuss …. THANKS Amanda, for the beautiful inspiration! I just fell in love with her design. I just added a few hearts to make it more of a LOVE card!!! 😉

I had 3 little dye ink cubes from Hero Arts that came in their most recent card kit … and they were such pretty colours that I decided to try them out. I LOVED how well they blended together. Like butter! Am very impressed! They don’t do the “water drop” effect as well … but this might be improved if I used watercolour card instead of plain white. I will have to experiment a little more!

  • My Favorite Things – Snuggle Bunnies
  • Hero Arts – Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst ink

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Shane & Stacey Jan'17

Shane’s birthday

Here is a photo of our son Shane, and his fiance Stacey. Yes!!! We now have 2 Staceys in our family … it gets VERY confusing … especially as I also have a good friend called Stacey! The wedding is on June 24 and we are very excited and looking forward to the special day. Shane has had a lot of ups and downs along the way … but his Stacey is perfect for him and we are thrilled to see them get to this point! And … yes … I have my dress for the wedding … but am on a crash diet to lose some kgs before the BIG day!!!

71e9351b32c01c76f6148ad5e272086fWell better fly … I need to add my craft packs to Gumtree … I still have 16 more to sell and I need the kitchen bench back … so I have to get rid of them asap! Don’t forget to check out these SUPER GREAT VALUE craft goodies packs at my “A Big Clearance” page!   

See you all soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea butterfly girl small


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A Serene Monarch!

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Hi bloggies!

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Sharing quickly … I know … the story of my life!!!

Frantic Stamper – Monarch Butterfly Die & Solid Butterfly Die

Poppystamps – Bailiwick Background

A busy, emotional week with Sandy finishing school … with just exams now to do! I will share some photos soon! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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For the New Two

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Hello friends!

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It has been nice to indulge a little lately on some new goodies and I have started following a few new card makers on Instagram and have all sorts of inspiration ideas spinning around in my head. I get excited about stamping … but then … don’t have the time to try out all the ideas that are out there! And … I have very little time for blogging … and definitely no time for blog hopping (VERY SORRY!!!) I am back to minding my grand kids and also am supporting Sandy with his last few weeks of school before he has ‘stuvac’ (study vacation) before his final school exams. But … I plod on … and I try and get here  when I can!

Don’t forget … click on any photo above to see better detail!  🙂

  • Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Borders 4 die
  • Paper Smooches: “Love” word die
  • Cottage Cutz: Bow and Arrow die
  • Stampin’ Up!: For the New Two

So … posts will be short … but hopefully still happening! I hope you still enjoy what you see and visit often! Hugs xxx

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Birthday Blooms two ways

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Hi blog friends!

I am a little taken with the new-ish “Birthday Blooms” stamp set in the recent SU! catty. It is a super versatile little stamp set with a gorgeous flower that I have played with quite a bit lately! I actually think I bought this by mistake … but have definitely had fun with it.

So … I have done 2 identical cards using 2 different techniques.

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One is coloured with Copic markers and the other is done using watercolour paints.

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The Copic sample is stamped with black momento ink and finished with some pretty Clear Wink of Stella glitter.

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For the second card … the image is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto SU! shimmer white cardstock. I made sure the card was quite wet to allow the paint to flow into each section of the flower. I also did a bit of a wash around the flower. I have added some Wink of Stella to this one too.

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Now … I was kinda desperate to play along with a challenge. It has been probably close to 2 years since I have done one. (It would be interesting to check back and see!) I do know that this is a bit of a stretch … but I thought the vellum scallop circlet sort of followed the latest Just Add Ink challenge wreath element???? A bit subjective … but I thought I would enter it for a little fun, anyway … cos that is what challenges are about — a bit of fun!! 😀

So … I think my favourite of the two is the soft, feminine watercoloured card … but the Copic card is also quite eye-catching and pretty too!

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Hope you are having a great day. Poor Shane is having a bit of drama today after ‘spraining’ his ankle at soccer just over a week ago. It seems now that the original X-rays were ‘crap’ … and what was diagnosed at the hospital as a sprain seems now to be a couple of fractures, bone fragments and a possible dislocation requiring surgery. He has been at the hospital (the one where he works this time) for most of the afternoon and evening today. Let’s hope he gets a proper diagnosis this time and the proper treatment, too! Hugs xxx

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Added 12 Jul: Well … I did check back … and I have done 2 random challenges this year … but apart from those 2 I haven’t done any since October 2014. It has been a while since I have done regular challenges … that’s for sure! 😀


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Engagement Bling

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Hi again!

I will need to edit some photos because I am getting to the bottom of my ‘to blog’ card pics! I do have more to share … but they need a little time getting the editing right!

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I love the simple elegance of this card. It did take a little time for placement of the rhinestones … but totally worth the effort! The ribbon is a pastel lavender – I made this as an anniversary card for my daughter who had lavender bridesmaids … so that was just a little reminder! 🙂 The “congratulations” sentiment is stamped in silver encore ink.

Stampin’ Up! – Occasional Quotes

CASE: via pinterest (unknown source)

I am keen to find some more charms but can’t remember where I sourced the last lot I bought! Can anyone help with suggestions?

Have a great day! Hugs xx

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