Thursday, 13 September 2012

It’s a bingo challenge ….


Good morning everyone, I’m going to meet my friend today who lives in the Lake District. I don’t see as much of her as I’d like, busy lives just seem to get in the way, so we’re going to meet half way and have a nice long lunch and do some shopping. She’s my oldest friend, we were best friends through college and then lived and worked together for a long time until we both got married and she moved away about 15 years ago.

We used to go and stay there a lot when the kids were smaller but as they’ve got older and want to do their own thing on the weekends and holidays the visits have been less frequent. Hopefully now our children are growing up we will see more of each other.

I think it’s certainly easier to keep in touch now with e-mail and Facebook but not necessarily for the better, wasn’t it lovely to get a long newsy handwritten letter through the post?  …I can’t remember the last time I wrote or received one :o(




Onto today's card and over at Lili’s Little Fairies this week we have a nice easy challenge for you  …it’s Embellishment Bingo!





I’ve gone for the diagonal ‘flowers/gems/glitter’

I could have used any combination of the lines to be honest as I do love my embellishments!



week 37 - bingo - 13th september x 



I’ve used one of the die cut sheets, they are so quick and easy. I like to colour with my Copics and Promarkers but it just takes soooo long to do just one image I can’t always be bothered or don’t have the time


These die cut sheets will be gone soon, the new Mini Masterpiece designs are replacing them (and they are fabulous!) so if you do like them you need to get some while we still have them as we won’t be ordering any more (and remember postage is free at the moment on them)



Here’s what I’ve used;

Core’dinations card and K & Co paper and distressed the edges, the banner is a Doo Hickey die with letters cut from Cuttlebug dies

The circles are a Nellies die which is one of my favourites

Ribbon and large gems are from the Ribbon Girl, flowers Wild Orchid Crafts , and the glitter I use is Glamour Dust

The small gems on a strip are K & Co, they were expensive but I like them  …the other cheaper ones I have are spaced further apart and you can see too much of the clear adhesive strip in between the stones which I don’t like very much

The greetings are from the Lili of the Valley Greetings Postmarks set, these are designed to stamp with the postmark and the outer circle but they do make nice little circular sentiments if you want something a bit smaller and you get absolutely loads on the sheet for £12.50. I cut these out with a Spellbinders circle die



Good luck with the challenge and as always thanks for stopping by!





  1. Have a lovely day with your friend Anne. It is so good to have a good old catch up.
    I am now going to finish my card for the challenge.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. This is a great card Anne,Love your embellishements,,

    This is a fab challenge..

    Have a great day with your friend.

    Hugs Kelly

  3. A gorgeous card Anne, hope you have a lovely day with your friend
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  4. This is gorgeous Anne, I love the sweet image and the colours and details are so beautiful.

    I hope you have a lovely day
    Hugs Sue

  5. Friends like that are priceless! My best friend comes on Thursday all the way from Edinburgh! Oh, I can't wait!! Some day I dream I'll make it over there again and take a road trip down to meet you. Gorgeous card in pinks, greens, and yellows. I love the sweet banner!

  6. A gorgeous card Anne! Lovely design and beautiful colour and embellies!! I hope you have had a lovely day in the lakes and I hope it didn't rain, it can be so nice there if the sun shines! hugs, Marlies

  7. I've only been here two seconds and you've inspired me already lol!!...Love this card and all it's gorgeous bunting and beautiful flowers....I'm making a few baby cards at the moment, and I think bunting would be good..don't you lol!!!
    I'm really having withdrawal symptoms..not coloured up any of my favourite LOTV stamps for ages :( ..think I might get my die cuts out too and have a go at this challenge...I need about another 6 days in the week lol!!
    Have a great day with your best friend..I miss getting letters too!
    Big Hugs,


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