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Monday, 26 March 2012

"Our House, Is A Very, Very,Very Fine House..."

So who's been a busy boy then. Not only have I made my mum's card for Mothering Sunday (never Mother's Day - that's the American way!), I have also made a few cards for here and some for the I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge Blog too. This card was made using some stamps by Little Claire, who are an amazing company with loads to offer all of us cardmakers out there in the blogosphere. They have a fantastic blog which features loads of inspirational ideas from their really talented design team and they have a superb "Stamp of the Month" club, of which Jo is a member. Every month you get a set of stamps delivered straight to your house and they come with all the gear needed to make a couple of cards, all pre-cut for you, so all you have to do is stamp and colour.
This card was made using a stamp called At Home, a real bargain at only £7.50. I started with a HunkyDory card which I bought from Create and Craft this week. They had a massive pile of cards for a bargain price and I just coudn't resist. I then added some lovely dies from my (ever-growing) collection, including the gorgeous Magnolia Heart Fence die which I have attached to the card with the middle of the fence raised from the card to give it a more realistic look. The lettering is from Tim Holtz's Sizzix letter strip and the bunting was made with a small scalloped nestie.
So there it is. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Jo and I spent Sunday with my sister Lorraine and my mum as a belated Mothering Sunday. We were going to see her last week but neither one of us was fit to move on the actual day so we did it yesterday instead and it was a really lovely day. My sister made a wicked Sunday roast (Hmmm, Chicken!) and we got to spend time with my mum which at her age is now a bonus to be honest. She has been through a lot in the past few years and we are very lucky to still have her with us, something I put down to her unbeatable spirit. My mum is a figher and she will never give in. God Bless her.
Anyhoo, back again real soon with something a bit special, plus the next ProMarkers Challenge, plus a look at mum's card too.
So take care of yourself and I will be back in a jiffy,
Hugs 'n Stuff
Entered Into: Always Crafting Creative Monday Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #73 Anything Goes
Make It Monday Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
Squigglefly Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #112 - Add A Sentiment


  1. Really fab card, I love the colour and that magnolia picket fence die cut is so gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  2. Ohhh what a fab card! Love your little row of houses and happy bunting too! By the way, here's the link to the cloud template I used on my card (and yes, it's dead easy!)...

  3. Hi Andy
    A really great card, It might be worth moving to receive a card like this!
    Have just become a follower. Thank you for your wonderful comments left on my Blog.

  4. Fantastic card Andy, love the little scene you've created and the fab bunting! :) Donna ♥ x

    PS: Thanks for the lovely comment you left over at mine :)

  5. Great card! I love your banner and the row of grass at the bottom. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  6. This is just so stylish!! Love the design :-) Thanx for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

  7. Hello!
    Totally Gorgeous Creation!. Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
    Good Luck!
    -Sony DT

  8. So awesome and creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

  9. Awesome card-thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  10. Andy, that is such a cool card! I love the scene you've created and the bunting is fab!

    Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  11. That fence looks great in front of that town scene. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  12. This is such a cheerful card with so many lovely touches - the fence, the clouds, the bunting...

  13. Such an adorable card. I am honored to have a man enter my challenges. The houses make such a neat card. Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.


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