My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

"Nature Boy..."

Cinema today for the first time this year. I went with my friend Elaine to see the new 3D version of Star Wars - The Phantom Menace. The first time I saw the film in the cinema I fell asleep, I thought it was a very weak film and didn't really enjoy it, but on reflection I think it's actually a lot better than most people give it credit for. Take out all that dreary trade sanction story and it's quite an exciting story.

Valentine's passed without a hitch (although I did spend most of the day thinking about my Dad who died on Valentines Day). I manged to score major brownie poins by getting Jo a really lovely bouquet of flowers from an on-line vendor. We had agreed to not do anything for Valentines but I just couldn't let it go, she really is suffering at the moment and I just wanted to do something nice for her. Ironically though, for two card makers in the house neither one of us gave the other a card!
The theme for this weeks card over at I ♥ ProMarkers was Nature. I had in mind a quite elaborate card with lots of vines and flowers and had Edwin and Tilda as explorers - there was going to be a car in it and birds and all sorts, funny how things turn out eh! When I coloured Edwin I got some papers together and it all just fell into place really quickly. For the first time in ages I am really, really happy with this card, I think the colours are gorgeous and I love the whole layout. I have used a varied selection of dies from Marianne to Memory Box, Nesties to Magnolia. I used one piece of Basic Grey paper and another piece I got from my scrap box. As for Edwins butterfly net I actually sat down and cut out most of the squares to make it look more realistic, a steady hand is most definately required here!!
I got my Special Edition ProMarkers today from http://crafting.co.uk/, the yellow is absolutley beautiful and I really don't know if I want to use it because as Limited Editions they may disappear without a chance to replace them. Anyway, hope you like the card and I will see you again soon (probably sooner than you think!!).
take care
Andy
x x x x x x

Entered into: Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge #190 - Anything With Wings

The House That Stamps Built Challenge #215 - Leftovers

Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge #73 - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge #142 - Anything Goes

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #34 - Glitter! Glitter!

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #10 - To Die For!

Crafty Ann's Challenge #59 - Bold and Bright

Fun With Shapes and More Challenge #103 - Must use Die Cuts

Hot Shot Craft Challenge #4 - One For The Boys

Digi Doodle Chop's Best Challenge #95 - Anything Goes

13 comments:

  1. Fab card Andy, you're right the net does look more realistic, what patience you must have!! Had to chuckle at your card-less Valentines Day, we are just the same though lol! x

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  2. Fantastic use of "leftovers" Andy!!! Great card and really great coloring. Thanks for playing with us at Repeat Impressions (The House That Stamps Built).

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  3. Very cute and I love the scene you were able to create. Thanks for playing along with Flutterby Wednesdays!

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  4. Hello!! Wow, what a great card and love that you created a scene with it. Very clever. Thanks for joining us at FBW!

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  5. Hi Andy

    A super card using Edwin, beautifully bright and cheery.

    Well done on the brownie points, better get you to have a word with my hubby, it seemed to go totally over his head this year, I put it down to his man flu ! I can identify with it being a hard day for you, I lost my granddad on that date and it can't but remind you.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

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  6. This is Wonderful Andy - perfect for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us.
    Ann x

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  7. this is fabulous andy ,love how you have coloured edwin and your papers are lovely
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop challenges and good luck
    tracey x

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  8. Terrific card, love your DP combination. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

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  9. What a great 'scene' card! Your butterfly is so vibrant and really pops off your card. Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

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  10. Hi Andy,
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week. This little fellow is fabulous and I like how you created such a simple yet striking layout,really pretty card!I hope he can catch that butterfly and it would be great to see you again next week for our latest challenge and I love this die cut set you used!
    Trish Munro
    http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

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  11. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

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  12. A great "one for the boys card". Thanks for joining us at HSC for our challenge

    Hugs Sarah x

    p.s. We have the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers on Pre Order.

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  13. Great card Andy, love the bold colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

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