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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

andrea-gold-black-heart


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A Basketball Card

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Hi again!

So … this is a super quick post … with a super quick card!

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This was for my son-in-law’s birthday … he is a mad basketball fan! He was impressed!

Click pics for detail!

I cannot take credit for this fantastic design idea … I found it on Pinterest! Thankyou to Jennifer Downey for the inspiration!

  • Card Inspiration – Jennifer Downey
  • Stampin’ Up! – Chalk Talk – stamp set + matching dies

Hugs

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Not a fan!

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Hi bloggies!

So … I am sharing a bit of a dud today. I am definitely not a fan of this one! But … I do love the colours and the image is stinkin’ cute … so I decided to swallow my pride and show it to you! ha ha! 😉😀

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To create the background I have done some gold heat embossing and some white heat embossing and sponging of colour over the top. It seemed like a good idea at the time???

Off to finish an assignment, do some groceries, take Sandy formal suit shopping, finish a get well card for my sister, clean up my craft desk, etc etc etc …. Life is far too busy!!! No time to play with new craft goodies!

  • Paper Smooches: Chilly Chums (stamp & die)
  • Paper Smooches: Hello Words die
  • Stampin’ Up!: Gorgeous Grunge

Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Seth turns 3!

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Our cheeky little monkey had is birthday yesterday and I thought I would share the card I made for him. But … before I show you the finished project … I wanted to show you the first attempt …

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The left samples have a watercolouring background wash that ‘pilled’ the paper. So … I started again (right hand samples!!) Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and begin again! ☺😉

I actually sat down about a month ago to make Seth’s card and realised that I was very lacking in stamp sets for kids … especially boys. So … I indulged a little with these two sets …

Left: Clearly Besotted – Cheeky Monkey ………. Right: Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals

Both have matching die sets and can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I had to patiently wait for them to arrive … but … this is the finished result …..

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More detail in the photos below … click to view a slide show. (Click on each photo to open individually)

The inside of the card had a little surprise …

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A little spinning monkey … inspired by a recent creation of Jennifer McGuire! (Click link for video tutorial!)

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We had a lovely time yesterday sharing Seth’s cake and enjoying his excitement. Hope you have had a lovely weekend too! Hugs xxx

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