My Family & Other Animals

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

"I Don't Care What The Weather Man Says..."

So this week's challenge over at I ♥ ProMarkers was originally going to be fairies but changed to Cute 'n Cuddly (thankfully!), so I was a little happier because fairies! not really my thing at all and I have yet to see a stamp with a fairy on it and think to myself "Oh, that's nice, I could really do something special with that". Most fairy stamps just leave me cold - which I know in the cardmaking world is quite a contentious statement and I'm sure to upset some of you out there but hey, this is a guy's blog and I can only be tru to who I am.

This weeks card is an image from our newest sponsor The Stamp Fairy and the little lady in question is called Patsy. She is from the April Showers collection (Patsy, April Showers 3) and if you take a look at the site you will find some absolutely beautiful little characters and some extremely well drawn images to download and colour. I have used a sheet of Basic Grey as my main backing paper and a piece of magnolia paper behind my image. The die is a memory box die (my current favourites) and the blue bird is also a basic grey image, cut on the Cricut using a friends cartridge (sorry, can't be more specific than that!). I have finished it all off with a doily I got from Joanna Sheen and some flowers and pins from my stash (the pins were free with a magazine last year, they were all very brightly coloured and I never thought I would use ONE of them, turns out i've only got a few left now!!).

As for the little lady posing in the background, well that's my Jasmine, showing you her best side! Hope you like the card,

see you again soon,



Entered into: Cooking It Up With Katie Challenge #87 - Pink, Pearls & Posies

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #39 - Here Come The Girls

Bearly Mine Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Water Themed

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Die Cute Special

Passion For ProMarkers Challenge #131 - Inspired By A Song

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #80 - "Baby It's Cold Outside"


  1. oh this is definitley a cutie.. and i love the memory box die !
    I have to agree with you re fairies .. they aren't really my cup of tea. I do make cards with them as some of my DT work requires it .. but they aren't the top of my list lol
    Lisa x

  2. Yeah, fairies are not my cup of tea either Andy, But I LOVE your Patsy card. Love the colouring, and the lovely bright colours. I had a bit of a look around your blog while I was here. Love your creations and your stories. (and the 'kids' - we're the same - 2 rescue cats and 4 rescue battery hens, so lots of fur-babies, but no real ones!) Annette xx (Stampfairy DT)

  3. Gorgeous card Andy. Love the colours you've used and the layouts fab xxx

  4. What a pretty card Andy, love your colouring! Now I don't mind fairies but certainly not offended by your comments, lol! We all have different tastes and that why I love this hobby, the variety is most definitely the spice of life! Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  5. Hello Andy
    Fabulous card ....a really sweet image.....lovely card....nice to see a man making cards am going to keep my eye on you ....i have become a follower....
    Hugs sylvie

  6. Fabulous creation i love the sweet image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. luv gina xx

  7. Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  8. Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

  9. Hi Andy, this is so sweet and so colourful... now to think of it me too don't do much fairy cards. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hugs Dora

  10. Great card, cute image! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Jo x

  11. A lovely cute card Andy - and your cat in the background looks cute as well! thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

  12. Such a great card! Love the wonderful colors :)
    Thanks for joining us at PfP,
    hugs from Maya

  13. Sorry hun had a nightmare trying to comment so hope you get this one. Love the card, simply gorgeous.
    Mini Tutorial:
    To create the cloud background all I did was cut a random cloud shape template from card. Place the cloud at the bottom of your image and with a cotton wool ball gently rub blue chalk around the top edge of the shape. Next move the shape up to where you want your next cloud and repeat with the chalk. Continue until you have filled the background.
    Hope this helps.


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