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Mother’s Day Floral Shaker

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So much to share … so little time! Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much effort you put into a card … it just doesn’t translate the way you have in your mind. But … then there are other times when everything seems to fall into place and the result is more than pleasing! This card made me happy! 😀

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I always love playing with this stamp set. And … of course, the matching dies make it so easy to pull a card together more quickly. This did take some time to do the COPIC colouring … I was doing enough for two cards … but the result was worth it. Some ‘wink of stellar’ sparkle was the perfect finish. My two mums loved their mother’s day cards. 🙂

Simon Says Stamp – Spring Blossoms & matching dies

Sorry the photos are a little dark. The Windows update to photo editing just isn’t as good as the previous version. I was so used to the old one! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Stacking Animals put a smile on your face!

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Hello friends!

I guess you have been thinking I had dropped off the face of the planet! But … even though it has been awhile … I haven’t forgotten all my blog buddies. I am sorry it has been so long! Life has been busy! But … I am not going to bore you with the details except to say that mostly it has been happy busy! 😀

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I wanted to share a few cards with you and decided to start with one using a stamp set that always puts a smile on my face! It is super fun and perfect for those tricky male cards.

Click on any picture to enlarge!

I had fun doing an embossed, sponged ink background and some copic colouring on the animals. The sentiment is adorable. I have another card to share using this set … hopefully that won’t be too long! 😉

  • Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals – with matching dies
  • Stampin’ Up! – Off the Grid background

 

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Whimsy – Penguins hanging a wreath

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Hi bloggies!

I have another Whimsy Stamps card to share. I am in LOVE with their cutsie images! They just put a smile on my face!

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I have done 3 different cards with this image. 2 similar … which I will show you later … and this one!

Whimsy Stamps – Penguins hang a wreath

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The snowflakes are punched and lined with navy card and some clear Wink of Stella has been added. See you again soon! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Whimsy – Penguin Oops!

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Hi there!

I have done all my Christmas shopping and it is gift wrapped and under the tree! Feeling pretty organised … but still have to think about food for 3 family Christmas events at our place. Christmas Eve is our time with our kids and grandkids. My extended family is going to be away over Christmas so we are having a day together on the 17th Dec … and Gav’s family is coming on the 26th. So … I had better get myself organised … I have cooking to do!

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I usually make 4 of each Christmas card … just to be efficient with my limited time. This one I did in two different colour schemes … one mainly gold colouring to match the DSP … the other a little brighter.

A cutie-pie image and some glitter snowflakes on the black background is really eye-catching.

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Whimsy Stamps – Penguin Oops!

Hope you are having a great day! Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


The most wonderful time of the year!

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Hi again friends!

Time for another Christmas card … I still have quite a few to share!

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This is one of the images that I pre-coloured with my COPICS. When it came to finishing these cards … it was a little tricky wondering what to do with them. Then I found this new sentiment stamp I had recently bought … problem solved!

The snowflakes are die cut from white card stock and then the colour was sponged onto them. An easy option for matching colours!

  • Impression Obsession – Most Wonderful Time
  • Verve – Holiday Greeting

How are your Christmas cards going? I was finished even before the end of November. It was such a help to have done all the COPIC colouring during our October holiday. Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Brett and Brenda get married – shaker card!

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Hi bloggies!

So much to share … so little time! This is one that I have put on instagram a while ago … but haven’t yet shared here!

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I don’t wish to be a broken record … but have I mentioned how much I love my Stamping Bella stamps?

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For some reason I found the lighting on this one tricky when I was taking the photos. So … apologies for the bad editing – the card base is WHITE! But … trust me … this card is super pretty!

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Yes! A Shaker card! I haven’t done one in forever. But … saw this idea of using more than one window and just had to try it. I am pretty happy with the result! Don’t you just love those cute little heart shaped shaker windows!?

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Stamping Bella – Uptown Couple – Brett and Brenda get married

Hugs xx

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