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Magical Dragons + Distress Oxides

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Hi bloggies!

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I have had some fun with some new goodies …

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I finally caved and got some of the new Distress Oxide inks. The colours in the 2nd release were more to my taste … plus i got 4  from the 1st release! I am TOTALLY SOLD on these new inks! Yes! …. they blend “like butter” and are very forgiving. They react beautifully with water … they are great for stamping on dark card … and work well for heat embossing. I won’t be getting rid of my dye inks … but am LOVING using these new ones!

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I had a lovely, lovely day at Camp Papercraft … and am eager to go again. I just hope it warms up a little … the weather in Robertson at this time of the year is a little chilly!

Simon Says Stamp – Flowing Vine Collage die

My Favorite Stamps – Magical Dragons

Distress Oxide Inks

COPIC markers

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These last two photos were taken before I had decided on sentiments. I decided to use the green one for my Seth’s 4th birthday coming up in August! (Grandson)

Hugs Andrea xxx


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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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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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Some sunshine!

IMG_2672Hi bloggies!

This will be quick as I am doing this post on my phone. I decided to leave my computer at home & bring my iPad with me for our mini break at the beach! But … then I realized that all my recent photos of card creations are on my phone … so if I want to share … then phone it is!!!

IMG_2671This is a recent card I made for a special birthday! It is a little ray of sunshine, don’t you think? I just smile whenever I see it!

IMG_2675There is a beautiful shimmer (wink of Stella) on all of the centers of the flowers and on the “smile” word. It’s a shame that the photos don’t pick it up better!

All the watercolouring is done with Zigs & a water brush.

  • Simon Says Stamp – Mod Flower Background
  • Impression Obsession – Smile Stamp set & matching die 
  • Zig Clean Color brush markets

Hope you are having a great day! I am enjoying a little respite at a family favourite holiday cottage for a few days. See you soon! Hugs xxx

Andrea butterfly girl medium

 

 


Spring Flowers

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Hi bloggies!

I love how vibrant the colours are on this card. I have done some watercolouring over a clear embossed image. I made sure the card was quite wet to allow the paint to flow into the sections of each image.

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Simon Says Stamp – Spring Blossoms

Stampin’ Up! – Party Pants

Spellbinders – Fancy Frame Tags Die

Have a nice Day! Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Canopy

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Hi bloggies!

I have some new ZIG Clean Brush Markers … great for watercolouring … and super vibrant colours. I am still getting used to them but I thought I would share one of my first attempts with them. The image is black embossed.

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Card Details:

Avery Elle – Canopy

Impression Obsession – Sunshine stamp set

Simon Says Stamp – Sunshine Die

Hope you are having a great day!

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Sandy’s graduation day

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Hi blog friends!

Has it really been over a month??? Really??? Life is just far too busy! Since the two girls have gone back to work after babies … and I have been minding kids across 3 days (not full days … 1 full day, 1 half day & before and after school on another) … I am finding blogging has been almost impossible! I am sorry! But … I will stop with the excuses and share a card ………… You may have seen this on instagram … but I finally got around to blogging it! 😀

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I do have plenty of cards to share … even though regular card making has come to a halt recently. But … a couple of stamping days have helped replenish my dwindling card stash.

I hope you stopped for a moment to click on these photos … you will see each one enlarged and better detail of the colouring etc. I just L-O-V-E my Stamping Bella stamps … and am always happy with the result when I use them. Still on my “L” (learner) plates for colouring with Copics … but I am gradually getting there! I did heaps of colouring for some Christmas cards on a recent holiday week away with Sandy while he studied for his exams.

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Sandy’s Yr 12 Graduation Ceremony – Sept 2016

Illawarra Christian School – Tongarra Campus (small country school)

Yes … my baby has his final school exam tomorrow (chemistry) … and his schooling days will be over. It is bitter sweet for me. 26 years of being a school mum coming to an end. I am proud of all that all 5 kids have achieved and the lovely adults they have grown into. But … I am sad that a HUGE stage of my life is now over. Done! What am I going to do with myself??? (grin)

Card Details:

  • Stamping Bella – Uptown Girls – Clarissa and Camille share a coffee
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sunshine Die
  • Copic markers

Take care everyone! Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 


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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

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