My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

"Street Life"

Hi, no gripes or groans this week, I'm far too busy panicking about last christmas things. Only managed to get the cards in the post on tuesday and even then most people have ended up with a cheap Asda card and not a handmade beauty! So to those of you who got the bog-standard one's I apologise and promise to try harder next year. One of my resolutions is going to be to join a challenge that just does Christmas cards all year through, then at least I should have enough decent ones to go round!

On to this weeks card and it's a Digi/hybrid card. The young lady is a Kenny K character (as I'm sure you all knew just from looking at her!!) called Da Bomb and she is on a Make It Crafty background. I also used a bit of really old Basic Grey paper which I found at the bottom of my off-cuts stash. I finished it off with a Lily Of The Valley sentiment and a little key attached with a little ribbon.

This has been one of my favourite cards of the year, mainly because of the colouring. It took ages to do and that's just the way I love it at the moment. The colouring can really take you out of yourself and for a little while you just forget your worries and concentrate on something really positive and enjoyable.

The I Love ProMarkers challenge this week is Anything Goes and runs for two weeks, so get over there and show me what you can do.

Have an amazing Christmas and New Year, Jo and I send you all our very deepest wishes and hope that 2012 is a great your for one and all!

See you agin soon,



Entered Into: Bearly Mine Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Everybody-Art Challenge #173 - Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #47 - Use Ribbon

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #88 - Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time Challenge #94 - Use A Digi

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything BUT a Christmas Card

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes (must include a sentiment)

Basic Grey Challenges #59 - Anything Goes


  1. What a cool card! Love it! And fantastic colouring!

  2. Hi Andy this is one terrific card what a fabby scene you have created for that gorgeous image, I love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine, I hope we see you again.
    Lorraine x

  3. Hey Andy glad you got your chrissy cards done, (shhh, i just posted mine..errrr 5 days after christmas!! bahahaha - well at least they are hand made cards!!) Any way, super fantastic card, awesome colouring. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine and good luck with the Challenge
    Ps Have a Happy New Year!

  4. Hello Andy!!
    It's a new reason to gripe over last years problems...With all I had going on from Sep-Dec, I was happy to get out what I did...and those that didn't get any cards were very understanding!! So onto your sassy colored gal!! She is just fantastic and you pick the perfect background for her....well done...Bravo!!

    So it's a new year, i hope you will visit often!! love to see you again!!


  5. One cool card! Love those vibrant colors.
    Thanks for joining us with Sentimantal Sundays Challenge!

  6. Great card, love your design! Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  7. Hi Andy!
    Thanks for entering this great card to our challenge at Robyns Fetish!

  8. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  9. Hi Andy - Fantastic card! You are right, Kenny has some darn sassy and wonderful stamps...some of my favs too. Now about that garbage can. How is it you have made it pop right out of your card? The 3D of your card is fantastic! I love your colors, the background and yes, the coloring is healing, a gift and obviously something you do really well! It was a real treat to come here and see your creative artistry! Good luck in our challenge at Sentimental Sunday's and don't forget to join the blog hop - who knows, you may score some CANDY for your stash! Divinely, Samara - DT

  10. Yep! I LOVe the colouring - all of your time made is so worthwhile! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week!

  11. Wow look at all that coloring and fussy cutting! This must have taken forever! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  13. Greetings from Finland :) I love your cards, so colorful!


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