Friday, 28 April 2017

Four Legged Friends and new LOTV

 

 

Good afternoon crafty friends

Sorry for being MIA for a while, I’d actually got myself into a nice regular posting routine this year so far. I stupidly went and got a stool that was too high so after I’d sat at my desk for a few hours I felt like I was back to square one with my neck. Luckily it seemed to correct itself which tells me that the treatment I’m having is working

I’ve been busy too, if you’ve been coming here a while you’ll know that my craft room is in the attic. Since I left work I feel guilty going up there and leaving Manny downstairs because he wants to be with me all the time. I did consider making a craft room in the conservatory but changed my mind about that. So, now Jess has moved out I’ve compromised and put a desk and some units in her room and I’ve moved some of my paper crafting things into there

It’s taken a few weeks and a lot of trial and error, you can guarantee whatever I needed it was left in the attic but I didn’t want to end up bringing everything down. There is still a lot of stuff up there (I’ve got 25 years worth of stash!) but I think I’m winning now, I’m going to use my desk in the attic for messy stuff and painting and I still have a table up there for sewing

Manny is happy with the new arrangement, he just sleeps on the bed behind me while I’m making cards. I’ll take a few pictures sometime but not yet because the attic is like a bombsite, moving things around has inevitably led to a big sort out which is very much a work in progress at the moment!

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I have 2 quite simple cards to share today…

Kitty has the cutest new stamps from My Favourite Things at My Mum’s Craft Shop 

 

 MMCS 6 MFT Four Legged Friends

The set is called Four Legged Friends and is also available with an optional die set too, they are adorable

I used the Crate PaperHeart Day’ papers which I’ve been using a lot recently, it’s a really useful pad

The die is Die-namics Stitched Interactive Window Trio and the banner is my new favourite because it cuts the outer frame too, I find these so hard to cut straight! Those are also by Die-namics and it’s Fishtail Flag Frames, you get 3 sizes in the pack each cutting an inner and a frame

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My second card is one of the new images from Lili of the Valley which are due to be released on the 20th…

 

LOTV Warming Up

I did some paper piecing on this for a change, the image is called Warming Up and the dies are all Sue Wilson

The papers are from the Country Meadow collection at NitWits

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Hope you like them, I’ll try and have a catch up on all your blogs over the weekend. Hopefully this lovely weather we’ve been having will stick around for a few more days

Have a great weekend everyone

 

 

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26 comments:

  1. Hello Anne, I just can't imagine what your stash of 25 years must be like, I've only been crafting 6 years and I've got masses of stuff, just make sure you take the sorting out of it easy and don't injure yourseld further.
    Two lovely card from you, especially like the first one with the little animal faces, and the LOTV one is so pretty, take care, Kate x

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  2. Aww the peeping doggies are so cute! And the lotv one is gorgeous! Love the colours you went for and the paper pieced outfit is fab!
    Lucy x

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  3. Both cards are beautiful Anne!! The firs card is so cute and a fabulous design and the second is so pretty and feminine.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  4. Lovely cards hun, and hope your neck is better with the new craft space - I need pics (of the craft space, not necessarily your neck!) :0)
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Annette x

      ...you don't want a picture of my neck? lol!!

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  5. How many sweetness in those two cards!! Love both so much, great design and colours! The puppies in the windows frame are so cute and fun, such lovely faces they have! And the LOTV new stamp is just adorable!1 Great colouring and paperpiecing!

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  6. ...Enjoy your new craft space and Manny near you! :)

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  7. Two lovely cards and the little doggies are very cute, as is the little ballerina. Hope your neck problem is improving. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  8. Two fabulous cards! Love the first really cute card with the doggies popping out the windows. Is the interactive window trio die from MMCS? Only I've been looking for a die like this but can't find it ooh their site.
    The second card is just so sweet. Lovely paper piecing in gorgeous papers, love the hearts cut out in a line, is this a die?
    Having amalgamated mine and my mum's craft stash together I can nearly understand what your attic must have contained and it's so hard to part with anything in case you need it :D. So good luck with the big sort out! Debra x

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  9. Oh, the window dies are on their site but sold out :(, hopefully they'll get them back in soon. Debra x

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    1. You found it, usually on my posts I try to put links on all the products xx

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  10. Two gorgeous cards Anne..love both
    Pam x

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  11. Hi Anne, these are wonderful. Love the new LOTV stamp, be looking out for those. Glad your neck seems to be improving, I have trouble sitting for a while with back trouble and it's frustrating. I'm sorting through over 25yrs of hoarding stash too and it's a mammoth task isn't it.
    Hugs Sue W.

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    1. It is Sue, glad it's not just me! Thanks for stopping by x

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  12. Two gorgeous cards Anne, love the design and fab stamps
    Glad to hear your neck is getting better too.
    Lorraine x

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  13. Love the doggy card and the little girl is so cute! The coordination of Nitwit papers is lovely. Wish I could get tablets of it still rather than digital. It was fun reading about your attic work space and moving into your daughter's room some. I've collected over 35 years so know the work involved with moving. Moved into our new house and have a "card making room" now. �� Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave your name xx

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