Thursday, 12 January 2017

Delightful Daisies



Good evening crafters, I hope you’re all safe and not affected by the awful weather in parts of the country. We have some snow forecast for tomorrow but I think we will miss the worst of it here

I went on another mixed media workshop at the weekend, this one was a planner class with the fantastic Kate Crane. After being a stamper for 22 years it’s a whole new way of doing things and really takes me out of my comfort zone - but I tell you, I absolutely love it. I have a few magazine and DT cards to do and then I’m going to be playing so I’ll be sure to share and see what you think


Lili of the Valley are having the first Facebook challenge of 2017 and it’s a nice easy ‘anything goes’. There are 3 prizes and the winners will be drawn at random

All the details are on the challenge page and entries close on the 15th

I used one of the new images, this is Delightful Daisies and is a birthday card I made for a special friend…


Delightful Daisies 2


The sentiments are new too and I used the digi version to shrink it down and add to the tag – a great advantage to digis is that you can change the size

Circle die – Sizzix

Flowers from the Ribbon Girl

Papers from NitWits – Butterfly Kisses


Hope you like it, thanks so much for all your comments

Stay safe everyone




Friday, 6 January 2017

Happy New Year!



Hello crafty friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year

The house looks so bare now without the trimmings, I love fairy lights and would have them all year round if it was up to me

I made all the usual nonsensical resolutions that will last about a week…  lose weight, go to bed earlier, use my crafty stash, blah blah blah!


A quick post tonight before it’s too late to share Christmas cards, or is it too late already, or too early??

This is one I made for a lovely little card swap group I’m in on Facebook. It’s about 4 times a year and you make a card to send to your allocated partner. It’s just a bit of fun, you get a different partner each time and everyone has very different styles. Let me know if anyone is interested to join in the next one and I’ll let you have some details for Nat who runs the group


christmas swap


I used some stamps and papers that are discontinued so can’t give much in the line of supplies for this but thought I’d still share as I didn’t actually make many Christmas cards for 2016 despite having good intentions

The flowers, pearls, cheesecloth, twine and seam binding are all from the Ribbon Girl

The sentiment is from Digistamp Boutique – they have some lovely ones, cheap as chips too!


Enjoy your weekend everyone, hope you’re doing something nice







Friday, 16 December 2016





Good morning lovely crafty friends, I hope this finds you all well?

I’m trimmed up and ready for the big day, Keith and I are going into Leeds this afternoon for a bit of last minute shopping but I’ve done most of it online so it’s just an excuse really to go and have a look at the Christmas lights in town. The Salvation Army band usually play at this time of year which makes for a lovely festive atmosphere. We’ll have a wander up to the German Market and get something to eat and maybe go to the cinema so it will be a nice change




Oh, before my cards…  don’t forget the lovely new images from Lili of the Valley are out today!


I’m on a new Design Team for Leonie, it’s not really official yet as there haven’t been any new products but these are some cards I did using her dies and stamps that were out earlier this year….


Leonie- flower burst wm

Leonie - funky flowers wm


These are small cards, 12cm square and I’m liking this size recently. You can get all the products from Crafters Companion or Hochanda and there are some great offers on the ranges at the moment.


Have a fabulous weekend everyone







Saturday, 10 December 2016

Update and some new mice!



Good morning lovely crafters, hope you are all well

Another blog break for me, it wasn’t planned, just seemed to happen!

It’s nearly Christmas, can you actually believe it? I’m going to put my tree up today, they seem to get earlier and earlier every year and there were quite a few lights around here in November which is wayyy to soon for me! I had good intentions this year of making all my cards and haven’t done any – that didn’t quite go to plan, in fact I haven’t made any cards at all for a while

I’ve been trying some mixed media which I’m loving, it’s so different from the cards and stamping I do but is right up my street. I’ve done some workshops with the gorgeous Marta Lapkowska and Azoline and learnt so much …



Because I haven’t been making many cards I really enjoyed having a play with these cute mice from Lili of the Valley which are due to be released on the 16th. They will be in rubber and digi along with some sentiment sets, I like using digital images because you can edit them as I did with the text here which I put on the tags…


Delightful Daisies

Three Kind Mice Key

Magic Flute

Aren’t they adorable!

There will be loads of sneaky peeks over the next week so you can see the new images. There are some new trios too which are always popular and I think you’ll love them all!


Right I’m going to dig my decorations out, have a fabulous Saturday whatever you are up to





Friday, 9 December 2016

New cuties...

Evening all, I've been having another blog break so I'll fill you in tomorrow on what I've been up to
Lili of the Valley have a release on the 16th so I'll be back tomorrow with a peek at some of the cute new images
Here's a little taster...



...can you wait? don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see what I've been making with these adorable mice!
Anne xx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Recycling, and pie…



Hello all, what you up to on this Sunday morning?

My Brother is away for the weekend and rang last night to say “come on over for the day, there’s a great pub nearby that specialises in homemade pies and they’re amazing”. Instantly I’m thinking omg no, I’ve already had a bad week and I’ve got to get weighed tomorrow I can’t eat pie! Keith’s saying we can’t not go because I don’t want to have pie. He can’t understand why I can’t just not have any… not have any! can you imagine when they’re all sat tucking in, it’s just never going to happen is it. So we’re going, and despite good intentions this morning there’s no doubt I’ll be having pie later, and then just because I’ve had pie that of course means it’s a cheat day, so I’ll have a few drinks and some sweeties on the way home…

…and that’s why I’ll never be thin

…and I’ll regret it tomorrow when I have to confess my sins at Slimming World!




Time for another ‘Use Any Image’ challenge at the Ribbon Girl and as always there are 3 lovely prizes up for grabs;



A bit of an unusual card for me this time, I bought a lovely Santoro heart embossing folder (which you can see I used) and these cute images were printed on the packaging…


Ribbon Girl October


Aren’t they sweet, I couldn’t bear to waste them so also made a little matching tag and the red dotty paper was also from the packaging (is that taking frugal to a whole new level?)

The border die is Magnolia DooHickey and I used some gorgeousness from the Ribbon Girl; cheesecloth, white seam binding, tulle, red button twine, 5mm red crystals, apple charm, dragonfly charm

You can see all the details for the challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog and of course lots of inspiration from the team


That’s it from me, enjoy the rest of your weekend crafters




Sunday, 9 October 2016

Little Folk…



Good afternoon crafty friends, thanks for stopping by…

I’ve had a hectic couple of weeks, my lovely friend Gretha came over from Holland for a visit with 2 of her friends. I know Karin already as she used to come with Gretha when we had the LOTV open days, it was also great to meet Angelique




I’ve got Jess home for a few weeks as she’s had an operation on her arm, she’s got us running round after her! She has a puppy now, I put a picture on Facebook when she got him but I don’t think I’ve mentioned him yet here on my blog. He’s been to visit before and he’s absolutely adorable but it’s chaotic with him here full time… Manny is not thrilled!




So, not much has been happening in the crafting department as you can imagine! These cards were from a Quick Cards commission earlier in the year and I’ve already shown a couple so here are the rest of the set…






The papers were a bit brighter that I would usually choose but I enjoyed using them with the Little Folk stamps and I was pleased with how these cards turned out

Hope you like them, as always thank you so much for taking the time to comment

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone