Thursday, 2 March 2017

Catching up

I'm back again and it's not been 6 months this time..sucess..😊I have been doing some blog hopping and generally getting into a routine of sorts.I'm making a start on some Easter cards having just finished some more ATC's for a swap. I try to do some crafting at least twice a week and so far so good. I have also told myself no more crafty stash purchases.I have so much that I haven't used yet!..Wonder how long that will last :-)
Here are some of the ATC's I made recently for a butterfly themed swap. The floral cards were for hubby's colleagues, two people were leaving at the same time so I made similar cards in blue and pink using free Altenew stamps that came with a Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.It is my first attempt at layering...went ok I think?

 same but different 

The photo quality isn't great..sorry. I can't get to grips with editing on this laptop!. the cards were more pastel shades in real life, they seem quite harsh and bright here. I went for gold text embossing on one and silver the other onto white vellum, with a co-ordinating coloured vellum strip underneath, my favourite is the blue card.

butterfly ATC's swap 

I went a bit OTT with the various butterflies I used and lots of sparkle. I do enjoy making ATC's. I think it's because they are small and anything goes really. There is tissue paper, ink, paint, die cuts, wood chip shapes, brads, gems a bit of everything...great fun to make.

Thanks for visiting and hopefully I will be back soon. I am slowly catching up with everyone and enjoying being back, its been great catching up with what everyone has been up too. Have a good weekend ahead and take care, crafty hugs Andrea x 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Broken Promises

Once again I did not manage to post weekly!..not even monthly!.its been well over 6 months!..I just don't seem to have had the time or made the time?.life is busy and lots going on with some big changes on the way. I started working part time as of 3 weeks ago. I haven't got a routine as yet or fully adjusted to having an extra 2 days a week although I'm sure I will:-)The plan, for now, is to post when I can and not make promises that I can't keep.

I have made a quite a few cards since I last posted as you can imagine. Including finishing the card for my sister's birthday in August!!(sneaky peak in my last post way back in June last year!),my sister in laws birthday, a baby card for twins (I have only ever made one baby card before.)and quite a few others, including HB's birthday,our Wedding Anniversary,Christmas cards! it certainly has been a while.

I'm also in a phase of wanting to try something different; some mixed media and I plan to start some art journaling, I've started small with ATC's.I've made some random ones and some sets of four(three and one for the host) for a few ATC Swaps that I've taken part in recently. I have really enjoyed making these.I have received some amazing mini works of art back as a result.will post some soon when I've finally uploaded the photos from my camera!

Today I've posted a card made some time ago for an elderly friend of ours.I used Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mums paper pad and die set. I went a bit gem crazy, she often buys me crafty stash many of them I've used on the card including the peel offs, gems and the pretty pearl beads.I do love dragonflies and had a great time decorating them.   

I have finally made it and wrote a post, hopefully, this the start of more regular updates. I've got lots to share and I am looking forward to getting back in touch with fellow bloggers.Thanks for visiting, I hope you are having a good week and I hope to post again soon.crafty hugs Andrea x