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Hi Bloggies!

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It suddenly occurred to me that I have reached my 10th year of blogging here at “EnchantINK” … wowsers!!! Really???? 😯 That means that I have some friends out in BLOGLAND who have been my friends for almost 10 years! I am soooo thankful for the special friends I have made through blogging about a common interest … card making and papercraft! Thank you so much for your support! I know I have been a bit quiet lately … but I am still passionate about card making … I am just finding it a little difficult at the moment to spend the time blogging. But … I would love to be more active here. I hope to make it happen more.

Some interesting stats for the last 10 years …..

  • 150 followers (currently)
  • 1,614 posts
  • 8,418 comments
  • 374,956 views
  • top post – My twin sister’s 50th birthday (899 views)
  • top commenters – LYNDA!!!, Vicki, Monika, Reva, Jenny H

Anyway, enough reminiscing!

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The view from my kitchen

Some news … I am moving house!!!

It is just a temporary move while the site works for the development around our home are being done.  It has been almost 14 years since this development was first discussed and it has truly been such a long wait for it to happen. We have been living in limbo land for all that time!

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The view from my swing seat

But … the beginning of the end is finally here! We will be in rental accommodation for about 18 months and then we can return to our home and start building our new house on our much reduced land (100 acres down to 2 1/2 acres). Once the new house is finished (about 12 months) we will finally be able to move in and our old home will be demolished. It still feels like it will never be a reality. There have been so many delays and complications (all out of our hands … we are just one of 12 landowners involved). But … there is some light at the end of the tunnel now.

Clearance Sale!!!

Anyway … that was a long involved way of saying … I NEED TO CULL MY CRAFT STASH ... in order to fit my craft stuff in my rental apartment. I CANNOT take it all with me!!!! So … I am hoping my blog buddies will be able to help me pass the word around or purchase some goodies for themselves. I have craft packs for sale … at ridiculously cheap prices. You can find all the details here … (click banner)

Thanks so much for your help! Hugs xxx

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

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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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Stamp Club Project

su-floral-boutique-dsp-sept16-1-copyHi bloggies!

I have recently joined up to a stamp club run by Leonie, my SU! buddy. I just thought it would be nice to catch up regularly for some social and stamping time … but so far I have only made it to 2 of 4 workshops! It is also a good opportunity to see some of the new SU! goodies in action. This is one of the projects I managed to get done. A gorgeous little gift card set that Leonie found online!

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The gorgeous papers on these cards are from the “Floral Boutique” DSP pack.

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The die cut on the white band is the “Detailed Floral Thinlits” die.

Hope you are enjoying my recent posts! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Whimsy – Abby & Jade

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Hi bloggies!

MMMmmmm … I was pretty tickled with this card. One of my first using my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers for watercolouring!

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The watercolour wash on the background worked a treat … and I found the colouring for the images flowed pretty well too! I have heat embossed the background stars using WOW silver pearl embossing powder and layered it over the black inked stars. It is pretty eye-catching in real life! (IRL)

This was a thank you card for a friend who helped me with a recent assignment for a course I am doing. She definitely has a way with words. And … I made a second one to put into my stash “you’re in my thoughts!”

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  • Whimsy Stamps – Abby and Jade
  • Simon Says Stamp – Scripty Big Hugs Die
  • Stamping Bella – Ridiculously Brilliant
  • Papertrey Ink – Background Basics: Galaxy
  • Stampin’ Up! – Thoughtful Branches

Enjoy your day! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart