Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sneaky peek …






Good morning crafters, we’ve had a heavy snowfall overnight but I think compared to the rest of the Country we’ve got off quite lightly. I hope it’s not affecting you too much and that you are able to stay in keep warm. Good that it’s on a weekend really when there is no work or school so I think the disruption is slightly less than it might have been

There was a story on the news about a headmaster who slept in his school on Thursday night so that he could keep it open   …I bet he was really popular with the kids lol




You probably know about out new Lili of the Valley Stamp launch on the 30th January, well we were able to get them ready early so Lisa and Laila thought it would be a nice idea to release 6 of them early so you can get them in plenty of time for making your Valentines cards

There are 6 super cute Romantic Couples and you can get from Monday midday on the website. If you buy all 6 they are on special offer for £24   …and we still have free postage for a limited time so don’t miss this great deal




This one is called Carriage For Two and is one of my favourites…


Carriage For Two 3 Jan

 Carriage For Two 2 Jan


I’ve been having trouble uploading my pictures and had to switch to Google Chrome, it works fine now but the pictures don’t seem very sharp   …or maybe it’s just me that needs to put my glasses on lol


I’ve used some tags from our Sentiment Tags set

The papers are K & Co Smitten which a fabulous collection, I do like the weight of the K & Co papers, they are a bit more expensive than some others but really lovely quality. Because they’re double sided you use them all because if you don’t like one (which is inevitable with a pad I find) you can always use the other side

The chipboard hearts are Maya Road, they were pale pink and just inked over them with Worn Lipstick so they matched the papers

The flowers are a selection from Wild Orchid Crafts and you can also get them from The Ribbon Girl or from our shop in Leeds if you are near enough to visit. We’re the only actual shop in the UK to stock them and I know not everyone likes to shop online

The flatback gems and the little heart charm (which you can’t see very well) are both from The Ribbon Girl as is the organza ribbon. The ribbon goes round the back and then ties at the side, the front of the card is narrower than the back

I can’t resist adding a bit of  glitter just to finish off and I used Stickles on this one




That’s it from me, I’m hoping to spend some time crafting today and I’m just itching to get using these new stamp designs they are so cute!

Don’t forget to check out the Ideas to Inspire blog and also the DT blogs for more sneak peeks 


I’ll be back tomorrow with my card for the Ribbon Girl January colour challenge   …enjoy your Saturday!





  1. Hi Anne,this is beautiful,what a wonderful set of images.Love the detailing on this card,gorgeous

  2. Ooooh I saw this on the LOTV blog and wondered what the papers were. They're gorgeous. As is the image Anne. I look forward to seeing more of these new images.

  3. Love this Anne love the layout and papers and of course this is an absolute must of a stamp for my overcrowded draws can't wait till Monday only two more sleeps, its better than waiting for Christmas when you get to my age :-)
    jacqui x

  4. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the image and the papers and details are all so beautiful.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

  5. This is fantastic Anne! That image is GORGEOUS! And I love the delicate little flower bouquet as well - just beautiful :)

    Tanya xx

  6. Fabulous card. These new images all look gorgeous and I love those hearts you have used. You are so lucky getting to play with these images before the rest of us. I would so love to be on the LOTV DT, maybe one day, a girl can always dream, can't she. The pics look fine to me by the way. Chrome is so much better. Enjoy your crafting x

  7. Wow!! Your card is stunning Anne... love the new image and the paper you have used is just gorgeous.. Sorry to hear you had such a miserable Christmas and Wow! Does that party bring back memories of Deborah's 18th!! Times don't change do they lol!!! (sorry just been browsing your blog and read your story about Joe's birthday party!)
    Hope to catch up with you soon...
    Love and Hugs,

  8. I love this image Anne - this is the image I wanted them to make when they asked for ideas - love it - its perfect and will have to be bought!!! Love your card Anne - its stunning - all the details are perfect xx

  9. Waw the new stamps are so so gorgeous, it's a shame that I am so broke at the moment :( I just adore LOTV stamps. Your card is absolutely fabulous Anne. hugs! Mojca

  10. Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours and the layout and those little tags are just darling! I think I may have to invest in those - they will be so useful! xx

  11. Gorgeous card Anne. Love the image and your fab design and colours.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  12. Hi Anne, I adore this super cute card, what a lovely image! and the hearts look gorgeous! wonderful design.
    Love,melly. xxx

  13. Adorable card Anne, I too love this stamp, so cute, can't wait to place my order, love your little bouquet behind the bow, so pretty is the whole card !!
    Thanks for sharing with us,

  14. Aaaaww aren't they the perfect couple, gorgeous new image! Beautiful design to your card Anne, love all the fab emebellishments too. Ruby x


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