My Family & Other Animals

Sunday, 31 March 2013

"So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen..."

Yup, that's it for me now, I am a free agent again, no longer tied to someone else's blog. I have officially made my last card for the Kenny K team and yet the first card I post, a-huh, you guessed it, it's a Kenny card!! I haven't been indoctrinated into the cult of Kenny K yet but I have so many cards made I still want to share them with my lovely friends.
I have really enjoyed my time on the team and wish the rest of the guy(s) and girls all the very best for the future, they really are a talented bunch and it has been a privilege working alongside them. I will now be concentrating on some more Tilda cards for the foreseeable future as I love my Magnolia images (I will convert you Eileen, resistance is futile!) and I want to try my hand at some cards using no images, just dies! I also think I am going to be spending quite a lot of time on another side project in the Llewelyn-Brinsley house, drum-roll please............

Jo is finally going to launch her own blog!!!

Yes, after many, many months of gentle nagging and cajoling, she has finally yielded and we will be making a start on it today, so I will let you know when it is ready to go live by adding a small post above this one.
I know everyone is talking about the weather at the moment so I wanted to add my two-penneth worth as well. I have still not seen a daffy anywhere and it is almost April! What on earth is going on? This Winter seems to have no ending to it and the pain that goes with such weather is really not welcome, Jo and I are both really feeling it at the moment, searing pain and freezing cold go together like love and marriage apparently. I did get a tiny whiff of Spring on Thursday morning, when I left the house to go to work, the sky was crystal clear and a stunning shade of blue and there was even some birdsong to add to the ambiance, it really felt like a promising start to my day. Of course by the time I actually arrived at work, a whole six minutes later the day was back to it's usual murky self!
So if the Big Man upstairs is reading this (it is Easter after all, what else would he be reading with his morning coffee??), please start moving things along and give us a shot at a different season eh!
A few recommendations for you before I move on. On the music front, you really should give the new albums from Justin Trousersnake and New 'Kids' On The Block a listen. There is a banging choon on the Kids album, written by our very own Lemar called 'Remix (I Like The), which is on constant play alongside Justin's 'Mirrors' which I thought I had become addicted to!!
I am reading 'The Affair' by Lee Child and I must testify to the fact that I am a devoted Reacher Creature, Lee's books have truly given birth to one of the most enigmatic characters in modern literature. He has created someone who really lives up to the old cliché of women wanting to be with him and men wanting to be him. So if you have never read one of Mr. Child's excellent Jack Reacher novels, give one a try. If you don't like it then let me know and I will personally refund you! As I know you will never ask me (they really are THAT good!) I feel secure in the knowledge that my money is quite safe.
Anyhoo, just off to try and get some sleep finally, enjoy the rest of your day,
take care,
hugs 'n stuff,
x o x o
Entered into: Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #98 - Boys and Girls Come Out To Play
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - TTCRD Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge -Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge #47 - Your Favourite Style
A Little Bit Crafty Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Challenge - Anything Goes
Nana Vic's Digitals Challenge - Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge #137 - Being Square


  1. Well you are certainly going out with a bang with this one Andy. Three gorgeous ladies, perfect colouring and great design and layout. Your colouring skills are awesome here. Their loss :)
    Can't wait to sign up to Jo's blog and see what she is going to create.
    As I sit here I can see my 'daffs' in my window box showing beautiful splashes of yellow and orange, telling me Spring is here if only in dribs and drabs. Someone said the other day we are going to have a really hot Summer... hmmm think I heard that about last year, but we can live in Hope (it's a village about 12 miles away from me, a couple of miles from Pity Me) :)
    Ermmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you will definitely be fighting a loosing battle with the mumpy girls, if I was going to choose a faceless image it certainly wouldn't be a tilda.
    Hope the sunshine comes quickly and that you and Jo are feeling better soon
    Eileen x

  2. Liking this one Bro. Awesome colouring as always.

  3. Fantastic card, Andy! Love the colors, papers and the fun images, which you've colored wonderfully, as always! I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects and can't wait to see Jo's blog, too! Hope you both feel better!

  4. Fab card Andy, love the images which a beautifully coloured and great lay out too. Thanks for joining in at LEJ Design Challenge Blog. Karen xx

  5. wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at LCI ths fortnight for our anything goes challenge
    Lisa x

  6. Fabulous colouring and design, wow, love this card!Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

  7. Thank you so much for entering challenge number 47 'your favourite style' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    What a great modern card. Love the colours and you have coloured those brilliant images perfectly. Love all the finishing touches and the layout.
    I hope you will join us again for our future challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  8. What a stunning card Andy .... the images are sooo cute and I am loving the layout too xx
    Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs

    Good Luck

    Tina DT

  9. Love your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Kenny K`s krafty krew Challenges this time.

  10. Fab card Andy, great colouring and layout. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.

  11. Love the card and your others - I'm a new follower to your blog, really enjoy your work :)

  12. What a dynamic trio of ladies! Great coloring and a super card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
    Barbara - SNSCC coordin

  13. Amazing card Andy. I love blue colors and this sexy trio. :)

  14. Fabulous card you have made Andy, I love blue and you have used so many blues *smile* Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  15. Incredible card, Andy!!! What energy you must have to color 3 images for a single card! Missing your talent on the team. Thanks for playing along with us this week and I hope to see you here often!

    Annie xx

  16. Fabulous colouring on these images Andy! Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at A Little Bit Crafty - hope to see you again! Hugs Susan x

  17. Fab card. Love the 3 images that you've used.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  18. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

    Cards by Lady Anne

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge


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