Tuesday, 30 April 2013

PTW Sketch, Man’s Best Friend …




Hi everyone, can’t believe it’s a full week since I posted on here – where on earth does the time go?

I had a lovely weekend, I went to the Harrogate flower show with my Mum. I do love gardening but any spare time I get is usually spent crafting so the garden does get neglected a bit. I don’t think the awful Summer helped last year so hopefully if we get a bit more sun this year I’ll be out there doing some planting and pottering about

Keith cuts the grass and the hedges but he does that out of necessity, he doesn’t have any interest in it at all. Some of the show gardens on display were beautiful and it’s got me fired up a bit to get it all sorted out!


One thing I did spend a lot of time looking at were Bonsai trees, something I’ve never really taken notice of before. Some of them are amazing, what a lovely hobby (although not too good if you like to see quick results as some of them were 200 years old!) I bought a small one that is 7 years old so I’m going to see if I can manage not to kill it!




The challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week is a sketch, I like using these, they’re great for when you’re struggling with a layout…






Here’s my card, I’ve done a sneaky peek for the new Lili of the Valley Vintage Boys that are out this weekend…




PTW 5 - Sketch 78




This image is called Man’s Best Friend, what a cutie patootie! This is definitely one of my favourites from this release and will be so useful for the mens and boys that I need to make cards for


I printed the sentiments on the computer onto my patterned paper which is My Minds Eye and then cut them out and backed with black card

I embossed the red core’dinations card and also the clouds which were cut with a Memory Box die

The buttons, ribbon and button twine were from my stash but I think you’ll be able to get them from The Ribbon Girl

I coloured him in with Copics

You can’t really see on this picture but all the layers are stuck on with foam pads to give a bit of dimension


Hope you like it, thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last card    …I always enjoy reading them

It’s been a while since I’ve given away some candy so I’ll do a random draw from the comments that I get left on this card just to say thanks to my visitors




Thanks for stopping by





  1. The flower show sounds fab Anne, I hope to get to Hampton Court this year. Next to my crafting gardening is my passion...such a satisfying hobby. Your card is so sweet, I love this image. That is a great sketch you used and works brilliantly for a male card. I like the way you printed the sentiment onto patterned paper. Enjoy the sunshine x

  2. This is lovely Anne your colouring is brilliant

    I cant wait for these lovely little stamps to go on sale.

    jacqui x

  3. I love flower shows, they fill me with such enthusiasm for my own garden. I adore LOTV boy's images and this is such a sweetie. Great layout and love the clouds, use those a lot x

  4. This is a great male card Anne, that ribbon is fantastic and looks perfect for a mans card. The image is adorable.
    Hugs Kelly

  5. oh this is absolutely gorgeous Anne. I just love the little cute embossed clouds you added. hugs! Mojca

  6. Hi Anne, You lucky thing going to the Harrogate flower show. I would love it. I do have some cousins that live in Harrogate but haven't been up there for years. Love your card. Superb colouring and sweet little clouds. Of course the image is brilliant. I can't wait for Monday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. P.S. Forgor to say. Make sure you know if you Bonsai tree is indoor or outdoor. I bought one for my husband and kept it indoors and it died because it had been grown as an outdoor. I then bought and outdoor one and we had it for years in the garden. It dropped it's leaves in the winter just like a normal tree. hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. Such a gorgeous card Anne. I love that delightful image and your colouring is so beautiful. I really like the way you have added the sentiment too and the embossed clouds look fabulous

    hugs Sue xx

  9. this is gorgeous Anne - super cute image and fabulous zingy colours - love it xx

  10. Anne, I love the colors in this card, plus the butterflies and clouds! What great embellishments! Did you use a die for the butterflies? You're right that you can't really see the 3D effects, but I'll bet in person it's wonderful! Great card in so many respects!

  11. This is a great sketch Anne and your card is lovely, there is something so endearing about this particular image. I just love it. the colours you've chosen are wonderful.

    good luck with the bonsi tree, had one once, but sadly killed it, with kindness of course., Kate x

  12. Hi Anne,
    what a great card,
    loving your colour combo,
    love the image too,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  13. Gorgeous card Anne. I love the vintage boy images, and this one looks brilliant. Fab colours and design too.
    Lorraine x

  14. Gorgeous card Anne :-) I am lovin' these new stamps and the colours and details are perfect ,, I love the buttons and twine and that ribbon is FAB ! so very cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  15. I love your card Anne. The image is adorable and I love the colour combo. Looking forward to the new challenge at LOTV.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  16. Fab card and the flower show sounds lovely. I tend to neglect mine when I'm crafting too. Hope the bonsai goes well!!!

  17. Lovely card. The colours look great together x

  18. This is lovely Anne. Lovely bright summer colours and that image is so cute!


Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x