Thursday, 12 July 2012

Pretty in Pink …



Good evening crafters, I have news!! you might remember me saying I was on a mission to find my husband a hobby (preferably a very time consuming one) to give me more crafting time. Well ….result, he’s bought himself a scooter whey hey!!

He always had a lambretta, a throwback from his Wigan casino days, but decided he was getting too old to be sat at the side of the road with a spanner while all his mates went riding by. They’re not known for their reliability and while doing one up seemed a great idea when he was younger the novelty of breaking down every time he went out had gradually worn off!! 

So, he’s got a new Vespa, and quite nice it is too. I did have one scary moment when he said we could go off for the day to the coast together on it, “NO CHANCE” I thought, he can go off to the coast and I will be quite happy sat here on my own making cards  …mission nicely accomplished!!


On to today's cards, this weeks theme over that Lili’s little fairies is pretty in pink so I’ve made these little mini cards




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I’ve used the cute present trio from the new Lili of the Valley Summer bears and also the incredibly useful sentiment tags



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I’ve used Spellbinders circles and lacey circle dies

The little mini cards were in a pack of 12 with envelopes, they’re by K & Co from their gorgeous Smitten range



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The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts that you can now get in the Lili of the Valley showroom

The crystals,  lace and also the button twine are from The Ribbon girl, I love this button twine I think it looks so cute tied in between the flowers



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Hope you like my little cards, thanks so much for all the comments you’ve been leaving for me, I read and appreciate every one and do try to visit all your blogs.


Have a lovely evening x


  1. WOW!! Such a lovely collection of mini cards Anne. Those teddies are just adorable and I love all the pretty detailing. The sentiment tags are fab too ( now I am very tempted!!)

    Good news about the hubby finding s hobby!
    Hugs Sue

  2. Hope hubby is not so proud of his new vespra that he only takes it out when the sun is shining cos you wouldn't get much crafting done!!! Love your little cards Anne - those sentiment stamps are so handy aren't they. May have to buy all these new teddies at Doncaster this weekend.
    Love Sharon. x

  3. These are just gorgeous hun, love the pink! Hugs, Claire x

  4. Lovely set of mini cards Anne and your twine in amongst the flowers looks really pretty - I've got those little bears but not coloured one up yet, maybe at the weekend! Many years ago my husband said 'you just can't put a price on a hobby .....' and oh my, we remind him of that on a weekly basis!! He likes watching cricket, football, golf in fact anything that has a green background so we get oodles of crafting time at the weekends! hugs Mary G x

  5. You just whisked me back to being 16 and in love with a Mod who had a vespa scooter....we've been married for 43 years...haaaa!
    Gorgeous little to get me some a dem teddies!

  6. Oh Anne these are just sooooo lovely & very pretty. Gorgeous shaped cards.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  7. Hi Anne, Love these fabulous PINK cards,(my fave) and I love these cute teddies.
    Could he take my hubby with him lol, sounds like a fab idea, more crafting.
    Hugs Sue W

  8. These are beautiful Anne! I just love them - mini cards are such a cute idea! Your layouts are fab and those images are just so sweet :)

    Tags xx

  9. Beautiful set of cards! Our husbands are so alike. My guy wants me to do everything with him. At least we know they love us. Don't show him that LOTV image with the two riding together and watch out he doesn't buy you a matching Vespa for your birthday!

  10. I love your cards, so beautifull and simple, the shape of the card is gorgeous. oooh well done love it!

  11. I love little cards and I love pink :)
    Love all the details...the twine with the flowers is very pretty.

  12. These cards are so, so, sooo pretty! I love all the embellies, especially the twine, it looks fantastic!

    love Mags B x

  13. These cards are lovely, I love the shocking pink that you have used.

  14. How pretty are these! I ordered these stamps but I haven't had chance to use them yet.

  15. HI Anne!!! :) Oh my gosh, I literally cracked up reading your post about finding your hubby a new time consuming hobby so you can have your craft time! LOL!! I'm so glad to hear that he has one now! hahaha!!

    Well your cards are simply gorgeous! I love the shapes of these and each one is coloured fabulously surrounded by beautiful flowers! Looove it!

    Big Hugs,

  16. Gorgeous gorgeous cards Anne.
    It always pays to keep these hubbies busy so as we can craft more. Smiles and hugs, Marjorie

  17. These mini cards are great, love the shape! Great all round.

  18. Beautiful cards Anne, must go find those mini ones. Stunning ideas you have for decorating your cards, hugs Sharon x

  19. Fabulous sweet cards! Love the edge around the cards!

  20. What a beautiful creation. The stamps are so sweet. Nice colors.

    Hugs AStrid.

  21. Lovely stamps, lovely colours. Hazel x

  22. I love these new LOTV designs, they make such cute cards and are so lovely in pink

  23. Great set of mini cards - gorgeous in pink too!

  24. These are just gorgeous hunnie...
    Love what you have done with the trio..
    Love your corners on the cards...
    Foxy Cards

  25. Card is gorgeous and so is Manny, such a cutie.xxxx


  27. love those little cards and the pink and sparkle and teddies make them more gorgeous x

  28. These are really beautiful. xx

  29. Oh these images are so cute and your cards are amazing! xx

  30. Hi Anne this isn't the blog hop post...I have come back from this morning...I will try to look tomorrow but I don't want to miss out so I will leave a comment here anyway! Such sweet cards,
    Jane x

  31. Hello Anne,
    I am a new follower. Hope you will pop on over to visit me too x.
    I did actually pop on over for the mini blog hop, but your card is not up yet, so will pop back later or tomorrow.

    I have had a browse through your blog & love what I see. Your work is stunning.

    Your mini cards are Gorgeous x

    hugs sally x

  32. I was looking for the blog hop post too, have kept checking all day - so will leave you a comment here just in case. Jan xx

  33. These mini cards are adorable.Love all the pink.Must treat myself to these stamps.Hugs Debbie x

  34. Love your pink cards honey, and it sounds great that hubby has a hobby too!! Lots of lovely crafting time lies ahead huh !! LOL

  35. A fabulous set of cards - who doesn't like bears?
    I actually arrived here by following the blog hop but it looks like I'm a little early -never mind, glad to have found you so I'm off now for a nosey!!

  36. Sooo.. cute & cuddly! Love the sweet colour of pink.


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