Wednesday 17 July 2013

Buttons & Bows …and a giveaway!




Evening all, how are you all enjoying the sunshine?  Our overseas friends must wonder why we feel it necessary to mention the weather so often …but it’s so rare we get a lovely sunny spell like this that we really need to shout about it!

We had a lovely weekend away, the sun shone and we went to Malton, Whitby and York. I love a day at the coast, Whitby is great because there are so many parts to it, you can explore all day and there’s not so much of the usual  seaside ‘tat’ that I hate

Jess has got an interview at a racing stables down near Cheltenham on Saturday, she has to be there at 6am so we’re going on Friday after her college graduation and staying over. It’s an unexpected trip and I’ve never been to that part of the Country before, we’re staying in nearby Tewkesbury so hopefully we’ll have time to see a few sights while we’re there

Joe had a great time in Tenerife, I packed him some lovely factor 50 and 30 sun cream and sent him off with warnings of certain death if he didn’t apply it every 5 minutes! Off course he didn’t listen to a word and came home with his shoulders a mess all blistered and red   …been there done that and don’t suppose I would have took any notice of my Mum at his age either!!




Onto this weeks new challenge at Papertake Weekly and it’s a lovely one…

Buttons & Bows

So an old favourite, and all you have to do is include buttons or bows or both on your project


ribbon girl logo

Our sponsor this week is The Ribbon Girl

….and talking of the lovely Mary and Andrea they have a fab giveaway on their blog that you won’t want to miss;



To celebrate the gorgeous blue sky we've enjoyed for the past week they are offering a beautiful 'blue' giveaway prize consisting of;

Pack of ten 30mm dusky blue wild roses

Pack of ten 20mm dusky blue  open roses

Pack of ten 10mm dusky blue open roses

Pack of 5 antique blue 2-tone cherry blossom

1 metre of vintage blue fluted edge sheer ribbon

1 metre of pale blue silky crush ribbon

All you have to do is leave a comment and link to The Ribbon Girl store from your own blog

A winner will be picked at random on the evening of Saturday 20th July




I’ve used both buttons and a bow on my card this week, don’t often use buttons but I do love them…



The stamp is one of the new Lili of the Valley flower designs and this is Sweet Peas

The words are on the Handwritten Phrases set which is one of my favourites

The lovely papers are from the First Edition ‘Spring Drop’ pad



We’re starting with Christmas now at Lili of the Valley so keep an eye on the Ideas to Inspire and all the DT blogs for sneaky peeks, the first release is 16 cute Christmas characters on July 25th along with some new art and patterned paper pads

On August 25th there is another stamp release, this time 20 adorable Christmas animals and more traditional designs




I’m going out with my friend tonight for our Tuesday wine, we’re a day late this week but managed to squeeze it in  …don’t like to miss our weekly get together and putting the world to rights!

Have a lovely evening whatever you’re doing







  1. Lovely card Anne great colours and image
    jacqui x

  2. Beautiful card Anne.
    I'm sure that you'll love Tewkesbury. Although he's a Yorkshireman my hubster was living in Cheltenham when I met him, so I spent quite a lot of time travelling up there when we were dating. He eventually saw the light and moved 'down south' to Devon!! LOL Have fun and good luck to Jess.

  3. beautiful card Anne - it looks just like the jug of sweet peas on my kitchen windowsill - aren't they fab this time of year - and so very fragrant. Hope the Cheltenham trip goes well - fingers crossed! Hugs Rachel x

  4. This is such a lovely card. The sentiment is exactly what I've been looking for for ages! (without knowing what exactly it was I was looking for...)

  5. Gld you had a good time away. Your card is so pretty, love this image. Can't wait for the Christmas releases x

  6. Hi Anne, Love your card and the pastel colours are gorgeous. Very pretty. Pleased you enjoyed your few days off. Hope the interview goes well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Hi Anne, another beautiful card with lovely colours. Looking forward to the New LOTV release.
    Chris X

  8. Hehhehe aren't we all the same at some age :) kids! Your card is just gorgeous, such lovely colours! good luck to Jess with her interview. Hugs! Mojca

  9. Hello Ann - hope the interview is successful! enjoy your weekend, Mary x

  10. This is just fabulous Anne, gorgeous image and can't wait to get my hands on the new Art Pads and papers!! I will be away when they are released so hoping when I get back, which will be the middle of August there will be some left lol!! I did have a sneak peak at the Show as there were posters on the back wall and they looked really gorgeous!!
    What a great week-end to be going to Tewkesbury, now don't forget take plenty of Sun Cream lol!!!
    How exciting for Jess, wishing her lots and lots of luck with her interview:)
    Have a fabulous time all of you!!!
    Marjorie xx

  11. such a beautiful card Anne. I love the sweet peas image (well I love all LOTV images as you know!), pretty colours and such a fabulous layout.
    I hope you have a good weekend and that your daughter's interview goes well
    Sue xx


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