Thursday, 26 June 2014

Topper card and NBUS Challenge

Hi another quick post today as bonus I am working later today than planned so had the morning to have  a little play and as I get up usually at silly o'clock I  made the most of it and its just in time for the NBUSchallenge. It’s another quick and easy card made using a cute topper which is from another magazine freebie set bought recently. The bright colourful papers including the happy days sentiment (cut out from same paper pack ) I think where from a  Kaisercraft Confetti freebie set, and the background banners paper was an old set sorry I don’t know what it is.  I couldn’t resist this sweet little mouse after the enjoyment I got making  my last card when I used a topper for the first time.
"Sending Smiles "

Close up 

A great quick and easy card using lots of unused stuff which fits perfectly with Darnell’s NBUS challenge this ends tomorrow noon (PTD)… Go check it out as its fab and it’s a great site to…You will want to be a follower and go back for more fun. The flower was die cut from my new Heartfelt Creations Ariana blooms die, stamps and paper pack set which has been sitting on my desk waiting to be used for a couple of weeks ...I have been itching to try out since I bought I just had to add one to my card... I love the stamens and couldn’t resist adding some buttons too…you can never have too many I say!

I hope you have a good week and hope to be back real soon. Crafty hugs and thanks for visiting Andrea x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


A very happy WOYWW to everyone, I haven’t posted anything the last few weeks and it’s good to be back  hop over to Julia at the Stamping Ground to take part in this fab worldwide weekly hop of creative desks and workspaces. Work commitments have limited my crafty time so I’ve not had much to show for my time away and as you a can see not a very exciting desk either! I do have some fab new stamps and dies that I can’t wait to try thoughas usual it was a deal I couldn’t resist even though I promised myself no more purchases!!! Also some great magazine freebies that I want to try out too …So I haven’t put them away as they are great to look at and stroke until I can get my hands on them!
"Arty shot" - New Stash 

front desk shot-ready and waiting to be used 

The card below was a quick a card I made for my hubby last night just to say a big thank you; he’s been fab the last few weeks as it's been quite stressful and he is very very supportive which I do really appreciate but it isn’t always obvious that I do ! 
I don’t usually use pre made toppers so this was a first for me; It was quick and easy and I really enjoyed it. It was a magazine freebie kit.I’ve a big stash of different toppers and pre made kit type card bits that I thought I wouldn’t ever use (in the big to charity shop box)so I think now I  need to have a little look through them and take out the ones I really like and put them to use. I only had to add some red and craft card, a sweet sentiment stamp, a few buttons and a postage style stamp and job done a quick cute card which hubby loved …perfect.
quick "topper" card 

I hope you have been having a good week and enjoy the week ahead too.I’m off for a quick nosey before workI’m working until late tonight and it’s the same for most of the week so it may take me some time to come visit you but I will. I hope you have a super week ahead whatever you get up too and a very big thank you for visiting it’s very much appreciated. I will return the visit very soon … crafty hugs AndI would like to take part in the following challenges- 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


A very happy WOYWW to everyone, I didn’t make it last week but pleased to be back this week.. As always Wednesday seems to come around very very quickly… Not that that’s a bad thing as it means I get to have good snoop look at workedesks around the world go to the Stamping Ground to take part in one of the biggest blog hops around… Julia will make you most welcome… following the mammoth anniversary hop two weeks ago I didn’t get around to everyone but I did make a valiant attempt ; sorry if I didn’t get to you, work commitments have limited my time recently so hopefully will do better this week. It was great to see everyone expressing their gratitude to Julia and her commitment to WOYWW it certainly has made the world a smaller place and created lots of new friendships.  My desk hasn’t seen much action this week so I thought would spare you an empty desk and instead i have  aphoto of  the first lot of ATCs ( out of their wallets this time!) which should have all by now arrived safe and well. Some have only recently been sent sorry If you haven’t yet received yours yet as I decided to make cards and pockets for the "new" batch too so there’s been a bit of a delay.  

I  have also posted a photo of the fabulous ATCS and beautiful cards I have received so far thanks to Angela,Darnell, Nikki, Rosa and Claire for their beautiful work,I do love how each is so unique and must also point that Nikki  and Darnell also sent them in great envelopes too,Nikki your drawing skills are amazing .

I hope you have been having a good week and had the opportunity to get creative. I’m off now to have a quick nosey before work and see what everyone else has been up to. Have a great week and thank you for visiting it’s very much appreciated and I will return the visit very soon … crafty hugs Andrea X

Monday, 9 June 2014

New Challenge to Check Out ...No Card But Still Here

A short post tonight just to say I'm still here it feels like I've been missing in action for ages but only been a few weeks ...I have missed catching up with my favourites and regulars and hopefully business willl resume as normal soon.. so sorry if ive not been around i'm still here and hope to be back soon. I have been to see Darnell who has started aa fab new challenge  NBUS which is ideal for us crafters who have so much unused stash.. go check it out... the prize is fab too and Darnell's site is ace.. she wil make you LOL and is a real tonic when your feeling blue go have a look to see what your missing link on side bar or above. Hope you are having a good week and I will catch up with you all real soon .

I have no card tonight  so thought I would post a pic of the lovely iris's that I took last week that where in my garden until the tropical rainstorm we had got them..I did get to enjoy them first though...It's the best they have ever been this year must have been the mild winter we had... have a great week crafty hugs Andrea X