My Family & Other Animals

Thursday, 28 February 2013

"You Don't Bring Me Flowers... Anymore"

So my 8x8 bug is still biting strong, I haven't made anything smaller for weeks and weeks now! I love having a large canvas to work with and you can choose loads of things for a larger card so I guess I'll be sticking with them for a while longer yet.
So far it has been a very slow and sleepy week. I have been a bit ikcy today but the last three days have been a bit of an improvement from the weekend so at least it isn't all bad news.
As far as news goes, I can't begin to tell you how upset I was with the Oscar results this year. I think that in years to come people will look back at this year as the year that mediocrity managed to beat everything in it's path. Don't get me wrong, 'Argo' isn't a bad movie, but seriously, 'Lincoln' 'Life of Pi' 'Amour' 'Django Unchained' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' were all definately better films but maybe the competition was just too strong and people couldn't split their votes! By the same token, Jennifer Lawrence is a superb young actress with a massive career in front of her (if that were in doubt then just watch 'Winter's Bone', a stunning movie!) but BEST actress, really?? Ignoring Emannuelle Riva or Naomi Watts was criminal, if you haven't seen either 'The Impossible' or Michael Haneke's heartbreakingly beautiful 'Amour' then I urge you to treat yourself to two of the finest movies not just of 2012 but of the last ten years.
At the moment we are trying to ignore our eldest furry-child who is currently sat next to Jo, looking as if to say "Where's my dinner?" She was supposed to go to the vet tonight, ready for an operation on her teeth tomorrow but Jo had a small breakdown this afternoon at the thought of her not being at home tonight with us. She has never been away from us in fifteen years and every time someone gets up for a wee in the night (and that happens a lot in this house!) she jumps up for a quick fuss when you get back into bed. She always comes to me for fusses, I am the only person who does 'tummy-scrunches' properly and she wouldn't have anyone else in the world touch her ears!! She goes to Jo for a non-contact love, she will lay next to her on the bed for hours and hours, something she has never done with me, how funny are cats eh! So if you read this tonight, then please think of Georgie tomorrow and how hard it is going to be on Jo and I.
For a nice change I thought I would make an Edwin card, I am always saddened by how few stamps he gets whenever Magnolia release another collection and I love his little face, he is soooo cute. I coloured him with my ProMarkers (including my 11 new colours care from Create and Craft) and I'm not going to go on about the other bits and pieces used, you all know what's on there and if you don't, then drop me a line and I will gladly let you know.
I should be back again on Sunday with another new card, so until then, take care,
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: The Emerald Faeries Challenge #41 - Bling
City Crafter Challenge #149 - Shades Of Pink
The Craft-Room Challenge - From Me To You
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Pretty In Pink
Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge #9 - Use Flowers
Inky Chicks Challenge #9 - Use A Magnolia Image
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog - All About Boys!!!!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #110 - Die Cuts
Created With Love Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge #13 - Pink
Forever Friends and Co. Monthly Challenge - Lots of Flowers
Paper Playtime Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 2 Patterned Papers
Seems A Little Sketchy Challenge #34 - Sketch
Addicted To Stamps Challenge #51 - Brinsg On Spring (Lots of Flowers)
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - Inspired By Anything Goes


  1. Another beautiful card Andy. Your coloring is amazing. TFS

  2. What a gorgeous card!! I love the layers and the sweet image!! You colored it beautifully!! The flowers are so pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  3. What a pretty card. Great papers, adorable image and I love the flower spray.Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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    ♥ Paper Playtime ♥DT

    1. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Bling

  4. Such a beautiful card! I love all the embellishments and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. This is lovely Andy ... beautiful layers and a really lovely image ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

  6. Such a wonderful card, love the image and all those flowers! Thank you so much for joining us this fortnight at Craft-room challenge and good luck! Hugs

  7. Fabulous card, Andy. Edwin looks so sweet. Love all the gorgeous papers and flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licous & Wee Stamps "All About Boys" challenge.
    Cathy Lee

  8. Love how your card turned out with this sketch, Andy! It is awesome!! I love the image with the bouquet of roses and then the beautiful flower bouquet on the card! Wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with Seems a Little Sketchy!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  9. Perfect adorable Edwin card..and the flower spray is amazing!! I hope you furbaby is back home, getting tummy scrunches! :)
    Thank you so much joining the Magnolia-licious Wee Stamps Challenge!! :)
    Sheri WIllshire

  10. Very cute card Andy but my theme of From me to You is really a challenge to make a gift. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  11. So cute, I love the image and the pretty flowers! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime.

  12. Fab card, love the flowers! Glad you could join us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge. Good luck! hugs, judit x

  13. What lovely details on your card! Love the flowers and your coloring with the ProMarkers is amazing!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin'!

  14. Such a wonderful card Andy! I love the image and the flowers, gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  15. Handsome Edwin with his bouquet of flowers and you've added another beautiful bouquet to the card! Great job on your card and so glad you could join the challenge at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge blog.

  16. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  17. What a gorgeous card!! Love to see Edwin shining for a change!!! Thanks for joining us at SALS. Hugsxx

  18. This is such a sweet card. That image looks wonderful. Love the coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  19. What a beauty! Love your coloring very much. Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Faeries Challenge this month!

  20. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  21. awww - Edwin looks fabulous! Super card - thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck x

  22. What a neat the coloring and design. Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy!

  23. What a cute card! Your colouring is fabulous, and the flowers finish it off lovely. Hope the trip to the vets went ok. Thanks for joining in with our "From Me To You" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  24. Great card, love the papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  25. Smashing card, great papers and layout too.
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
    Anne x

  26. fabulous card Andy, beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly Challenge
    Mina xxx

  27. What a great card! Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps challenge!

  28. Beautiful card, love your flowers. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

  29. love your card, so pretty! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin Challenge Janet-DT

  30. Lovely Strong colors.. I hope Edwin is going to be at my door-step tomorrow.. with all those roses..
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol


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