My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

"Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday..."

So this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers is sponsored by Lili Of The Valley, makers of some of the cutest images on the market. They are very reasonably priced too and they also make whole A4 sized sheets of sentiments which are absolutley invaluable to any crafter and also very reasonably priced too, a great company and I'm very proud to be sponsored by them.

This week has been quite uneventful, no major musicians have shuffled off this mortal coil and my life is pretty much on an even keel. I did however get some fantastic news last saturday when my sister Lorraine rang me to say that my mum wanted to give me a thousand pounds!! It left me pretty much speechless (and a little overwhelmed!).

Jo and I have been wanting to get our bathroom done since we moved into our house 8 years ago. The style of the previous owners was a little less shabby chic and more Baghdad Expressionism. The tiles are such a disgusting brown colour it makes me feel like I am showering in a 1970's outside lavvy! I have already had a plumber in to give me a quote and we are just waiting for him to get back to us to find out what we can actually afford to have done. If nothing else I just want rid of those tiles!!

This weeks card uses a sheet of Basic Grey as backing and I got to use some of my many new Nestabilities I got from Create and Craft. The stamp is called 'Rosie with Presents' and costs a paultry £4.50, who could ask for anything better than that! I also used a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page too. I was going to use a sentiment but decided against it as I think the image says it all, I also didn't really want to over-crowd the card which I can sometime do!

So, hope you like it and I look forward to showing you next weeks card which I feel is one of my finest for ages.

Take Care,



P.S. Every week I give my creation a name based on a song title. Most of the time they will be fairly obvious but occassionally I may try to challenge you with a title that is a little more obscure. Music has always been a major influence in my life and I find that a song title is always a great jumping off point to get creative, some people like a sketch, I Love Music (see what I did there!!).

Entered Into: Catered Crop Challenge - Ravenous For Ribbon Quickfire

That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Let's See Those Layers

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #122 - Anything Goes With A Button!

ATC's & Cards With Attitude Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

Clearly Inspired Challenge #47 - Anything Goes

Delicious Doddles Challenge #14 - Music To Sooth The Soul

Ditzy Craftymess Challenge #4 - Buttons or Anything Goes

Hotshot Craft Challenge #5 - Ribbons

The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Birthday

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge #36 - Pink and Girly

Creative Mondays Challenge #3 - Anything Goes

Critter Sketch Challenge #105 - Buttons, Buttons, I Love Buttons!


  1. Super card. I love your colouring.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  2. Very pretty card Andy. Good luck with the bathroom renovations. I remember painting over avocado tiles (remember those?!) and it looked fine until the paint started peeling off because the bathroom steamed up. What a mess!!

  3. Andy, I'm so glad you found us at Catered Crop. Have fun with your remodel project, and I hope I get to see you again soon at Catered Crop. Your coloring is Stunning!

  4. wow, super card, very pretty. thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge this time xx

  5. I love purples so this card really caught my eye. Thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

  6. Although your wonderful creation is stunning and we would love to put you forward for our prize this fortnite, unfortunatly our rules are 6 challenges only, but please do come back and try again, your work is beautiful - Thanks for playin with us at Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge Blog

  7. Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colouring too! Thank you for playing along with "Pink & Girly" at The Crafty Purple Frog!Good Luck xx

  8. Super card, thank you for showing us at Sweet Stamping this week. Debbiexx

  9. Andy, so glad you found ATCs & Cards With Attitude, thanks for entering such a great card. Hope to see you again. Loved your profile story.

  10. It's a great card-and it's purple.fabulous!Thanks for sharing with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

  11. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Ribbon Challenge

    hugs Sarah x

  12. Fabulous card,love the purple...
    Mandy x

  13. Love it ! it does have just a dash of purple hues doesn't it ? Love the frame for this beautifully coloured image .

  14. Super card Alan, lovely design and love your colouring (learning a lot studying other folks work. Thank you for your lovely words on my card. Carolxx

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  16. Pretty card, thanks for joining us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude this week

  17. Brilliant card your colouring is top notch. Brown tiles does sound like it needs rememdied hmm x

  18. Super card Andy! Perfect for our 'Inspired by a song' theme at Delicious Doodles this time.
    Good luck with the draw,
    Teri x

  19. Wow what a gorgeous card, just love the image and fabulous colors, thank you for joining us this fortnight at ATC's With Attitude xx

  20. This is a lovely card, Andy. Your colouring is fabulous and I love your use of the die cut & punched shapes. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week - hope to see you again. Tracey

  21. Brilliant card Andy, stunning colouring and lush layers! ;)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  22. Gorgeous card. Love your colouring. Thanks for playing at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona


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