My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


So we finally got to celebrate Mothering Sunday with my mum on Sunday and we had a really lovely day. She seemed to be really happy with her flowers and I know she loves her Black Magic choccies - they have always been her favourite and I have always been good at scoring brownie points when I need to! My sister made dinner for us (Hmm, a lovely sunday roast) and her roast potatoes were quite amazing. It's always a treat for us to have dinner made for us as we do struggle in this area on a daily basis. Jo has to cook because I can't really manage in the kitchen, it's the one thing that really does for me!
At the end of April Jo and I are going to spend a week looking after Mother while my sister goes to Cyprus on holiday. It's going to be really weird living with my mum again, something I haven't done since I was sixteen and a half years old and to say she has a "challenging" personality would be understating it greatly. However, if truth be told I'm not exactly your average shrinking violet so there is an enormous potential for fallout of nuclear standards, so if you see a massive dustcloud on the horizon any time during the last week of April, you know what it's origins are and don't say you weren't warned!!
On the card front, this week's challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers is "Bead It" and while I have loads of beads for my Jewellery, I'm not that big on the old sewing front. I panicked a bit about this one for a week or so until I had the genius idea to use glass micro beads. If you look closely at the two die cut flowers, I have covered the heads in the beads. I got the inspiration from Create and Craft (and the beads came from there too) where an american lady called Sue was selling the latest Spellbinders dies and she was using the beads for loads of other projects too, very versatile and the tub is massive so they will take ages to run out. The image is from Digi Doodle Shop and is called Song Bird and the reason I chose him is because he reminded me of Snoopy's best friend Woodstock. Papers are a mixture of Papermania and Dovecraft and the ticket is a Whimsy Die and stamp set which are brilliant and I use them all the time for loads of different things.
So that's it for now, see you again real soon, hugs 'n stuff
Entered Into: The Craft Room Challenge - Bling and Glitter/Sparkle
Part Time Tuesday's Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #73 - Easter or/and Animals...
Colour Q Challenge #130 - Colour Palette (see Sidebar)
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #18 - Happy Bird-Day
Cupcake Craft Challenge #185 - The Sound Of Music
Get Hippity With Ippity Challenge #17 - Things With Wings
Paper Creations Ink Challenge - #21 Things With Wings
The Pink Elephant Challenge #141 - Butterflies
(Lawn)scaping Challenge #30 - Inspired By A Fellow Crafter


  1. What a fun card, Andy, I love the "pearls" on the flowers and that bird is a fabulous image!. Good luck with your stay at your mom's. thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  2. This is lovely Andy ,well done such a fun card Hugs Elaine

  3. Fab card Andy :) Thank you for playing along with Cupcake crafts, Good Luck - Jane x

  4. Beautiful card, Andy!! And fun, too. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! :)

  5. This is gorgeous, such a great image and I love the pretty colours. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  6. Well I think you'll agree at least in Lincolnshire we have received the Sunshine you cheeky bird is sending. Smashing card thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  7. Fun- that bird is a hoot! Hope your upcoming change of scenery goes more smoothly than expected! :) Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

  8. So cute!! I love the little ticket!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!!

  9. WOW! This bird looks like what one in my backyard sounds. The thing is really on a mission to find a mate. LOL! LOVE your card and those google eyes in the backgrond are wonderful. :)

    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  10. A lovely card and great music inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  11. Great card, Andy! This image is so funny:) Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

  12. Thanks for joinging in the fun over at Crafty Bloggers network xx Good luck xx

  13. Such a fun, detailed card! I love the pearl accents, the wood butterfly, and the shading you did around the edges of the label. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

  14. Hi there, such a fun card - love it

  15. Awesome card! I love those pearls and micro beads on the die cuts; and your coloring is FAB!

    Good luck with your Mum!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often:0)



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