Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Prom time …and a new PTW challenge




Evening everybody, before today's card I thought I’d just share a little pic of Joe ready for his prom at the weekend. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen him in a suit and he looked very smart

I wasn’t blogging when it was Jess’s prom a couple of years ago so I’ve added a couple of pictures of her too. I’ve swapped computers and think the main pictures of hers are on my other one, the second picture is not great but you can see her dress, it was lovely and really suited her






 Prom 2010 033



They’ve just grown up so quickly, I’ll put some pictures on from when they were little one day if you’d like to see them. It’s nice to put faces to names I think and we bloggers do like to chat about our families!




Now onto the new Papertake Weekly challenge and as it’s the first one of the month we have our usual

Anything Goes

There is the optional extra to include animals / creatures etc in your card or project   …you could even just use an animal print design paper if you wanted to

Remember this is only an option and if you don’t want to use this theme then you don’t have to, as always there is a fab prize up for grabs and this week our lovely sponsor is Lili of the Valley





I’ve used one of the new stamps from Lili of the Valley which go on sale at the weekend (8th on the website) and this one is Flower Fairy

I chose to go with the optional ‘add an animal’ and I’ve used the cute lil’ doggie from Millie - Me And My Dog

I didn’t have a lot of time for colouring so I paper pieced her dress and the flowers to match the background



PTW 14 - Include an animal



The swirly bits round the edge are from the new Grunge Swirls  (very useful set) and the sentiments is from Handwritten Phrases

Here’s what else I used;

Square doily – Krafty Hands

Papers – K & Co

Clouds – Memory Box

Spellbinders grand labels one

Pearls, seam binding and charm all from The Ribbon Girl

Yellow liquid pearls




Make sure you stop by on Thursday as we’re having a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop. There will be loads of inspiration along the way, some fabulous hidden prizes  …and some exciting news!


Have a lovely evening



  1. Hello anne
    Gorgeous family pickies... Gorgeous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  2. Beautiful pictures Anne, your kids are adorable :) Lovely card too, that image is beautiful, looking forward to the new LOTV release :)

    Tanya xx

  3. What a handsome young man Joe is and jess is just lovely, what a fab dress. it's lovely to see family photos.

    Lovely card, great colours and design, Kate x

  4. Gorgeous card Anne - love the colours and uber cute image - fab paper piecing.
    Beautiful photos of your family - they do grow up so quickly - thank you for sharing.
    Debs xx

  5. Fab card and lovely pics of your lil' grown-ups. They look fab in their prom togs.

  6. Hi! Anne you have two very gorgeous teenagers,Joe looks so smart and Jess really pretty with her stunning dress.Ooh I wish time would slow down just a bit :) Gorgeous card too,love this sweetie and your colours/design are lovely!!
    hugs Lou.xx

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the prom photo's - they both look fabulous! My two had left school before the whole prom thing came over from America. xx

  8. What wonderful photos Anne. Hugs Rita xx

  9. Gorgeous card Anne,. The little fairy is adorable.
    Fabulous photo's too. You have two very gorgeous teenagers.
    Lorraine x

  10. They are lovely photos Anne, your children look fabulous and so smart.
    Gorgeous card too, I love the sweet image with her pretty dress and the colour scheme is so pretty.
    Sue xx

  11. what a stunning card Anne - love that image - its so cute - great photos too - I always find it amazing that girls look so much older than boys! I guess its the makeup that does it - but they both look fabulous xx

  12. I loved seeing your children all dressed up! Your son is so handsome and your daughter is gorgeous! I don't want my girls to get to that age! I love your sweet card! So fun to take parts of images and use them differently. I just used the ducks from Easter Sweeties not too long ago!

  13. Love the prom pics, they both look gorgeous. I love your card and her dress looks fab paper pieced.

  14. What lovely photos of your babies Anne, our children grow so quickly. Enjoy. I am going to be a Nanna in November for the first time, I still can't believe it ;0) Your card is really delightful I love the paper piecing and her dress is so pretty x

  15. Gosh Anne! They grow up so fast don't they?! :( Your children are simply GORGEOUS! Your "little" boy (in our eyes they will forever be "little" right? hehe) .. he is SO HANDSOME!!! And your "little" Jess is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! ahhhh! I love her dress! Beauuuutiful!!

    Now your card .. get outta town! Love it!!! I really love your scenery! You always think of such FABULOUS scenes!!! And you paper pieced her dress?! Sheeesh .. how do you ladies cut out so perfectly?!!! This is absolutely GOR-GEOUS Anne!!!! Looooove it!

    Sending big Hugs,

  16. Gorgeous card Anne :-) the image is very cute and I love her dress and the cute little charm ,,,, altogether fabulous :-)

    Love the photo's too , Joe looks very handsome and Jess is beautiful ,,, love Jess's dress too ! :-) TFS :-)

    Lols x x x

  17. Hi Anne,
    Beautiful Children and Beautiful Card. It makes you so proud when you see your children so grown up and turning to nice adults. Jess's dress is stunning and Joe looks pretty cool too.
    Chris X

  18. Beautiful photo's of your children Anne, I love to see prom photo's and you have two heart breakers here lol!! Joe has such a cheeky smile in this photo.. I wonder what he's thinking!
    Jess's dress is beautiful, she looks so grown up!
    Fabulous card too.. love the paper piecing.. still not tried this yet lol!!

  19. Oh your kids look so lovely, Joe is so elegant and oh Jess looks just wonderful in the stylish dress. The card is ever so gorgeous, love the lovely colours you chose. hugs! Mojca

  20. What a beautiful and darling card!! Your children are so adorable and very cute!!

  21. Hi Anne, Just back from hols and catching up with blogging. Wow Joe looks very grown up, a very smart young man! As for Jess, she is gorgeous. A very pretty young lady. Love your card too. Can't wait for the new release again. I will need another A4 binder, my 5th for LOTV stamps! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  22. Beautiful card. You kids are cute. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Beautiful card. You kids are cute. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Hi Anne, Joe looks a handsome young man in his suit - l hope the flowers were for you. Jess looks stunning in her prom dress to - they really do make the effort these days.
    Gorgeous card too x Susan x


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