Sunday, 25 August 2013

Flower Power …




Morning crafters, thanks for stopping by!

I have a few bits of news for you; Jess is home this weekend hooray and I’m so pleased to see her. I was a bit worried about her driving all that way as she is quite a new driver but she got here safe and sound yesterday afternoon and promptly fell asleep! She seems to have settled in a bit better now and can laugh about it, she really can’t explain why she was feeling so sad so I think all it needed was a bit of time.

We got Joe enrolled in college during the week, he’s doing catering and seems genuinely excited to start. He didn’t like school and couldn’t wait to leave and although he got the results he needed to get into college they weren’t great. He managed to get a job in a lovely local restaurant too which is great, it’s 1 night a week to start which suits him fine for now, hopefully he’ll be able to pick up another couple of shifts when he’s been there a while.




I hope you enjoyed the Lili of the Valley blog hop, the winner was picked from Fleur’s blog and announced last night on Ideas to Inspire. The new stamps go on sale at midday today so not long to wait!

There are so many cute stamps in this set that I can’t choose a favourite, I’ve always loved the older Nativity images so I think if I had to pick it would be the Nativity Angels  …I do love James the bear though …and the new squirrel images are a bit different




I’m really late with my Papertake post this week, but it’s a lovely challenge and you still have plenty of time to enter

The theme is…

Flower Power

…so a nice easy one, just add something floral somewhere on your card!


Our sponsors are The Ribbon Girl so there’s a fab voucher up for grabs for the winner




I used an image that had already been coloured so I can’t take the credit this. Dena did it a while ago for advertising purposes, and it seemed such a shame for it not to be made into card…


PTW21 - Flower Power


It’s one of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley Little Mermaid stamps and I’ve used the new Always and Forever papers, I love these – very girlie!

Here’s everything else I used;

LOTV Simply Sophisticated sentiment

EK Success border punch

Magnolia DooHickey heart tag

Pearls, tulle and mini beads from The Ribbon Girl

Some of these flowers were a pressie, thank you lovely Elise!




Hope you like it, have a fab weekend everyone xx




  1. Oh the card is really gorgeous! Lovely to hear that Jess settled in alright and that Joe has such a super job. hugs! Mojca

  2. Hi Anne, ok you may not have coloured the image but your design is stunning. Love all the elements and flowers. Glad your family are happy in what they are doing. That is always more important than money. Looking forward to midday. Only 40 minutes to go! Not that I am counting!! Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Your card is gorgeous Anne. I love the sweet image, pretty colours and beautiful detailing too.
    I am pleased that Jess is more settled now and that Joe is excited about starting college.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Sue xx

  4. Beautiful card Anne, your layout is gorgeous, I really love those papers! So pretty and feminine :)

    Glad your kids are both sorted out, happy and looking forward to the 'next stage', settling into new places is never easy I guess.

    Enjoy the rest of your sunday!

    Tanya xx

  5. Hi Anne, lovely pink mermaid card and gorgeous blooms! It's always nerve racking to see how your children are settling down in the adult world. Your daughter's done extremely well, pat on the back and let your son enjoy the happy holidays I'm sure he deserves all the pampering too after all the school work and results. Have a fabulous sunday! Ruby x

  6. This is a really lovely card, fab image and gorgeous colours and layout. Hugs, Claire x

  7. A beautiful card Anne, love the pink theme and those gorgeous flowers.
    Well done to your son for getting on the course and his now job, not only making a wee bit of pocket money but learning about his trade as well. pleased Jess is settling in too, enjoy your weekend, Kate x

  8. A gorgeous card Anne. the image looks fabulous and I love the design and all the pretty details.
    Lorraine x

  9. You must be so relieved your children are settled so well. Been waiting for this card to appear as it is so gorgeous. Love the pinks and all the fab embellies with that gorgeous image x

  10. Glad they are settling down and happy.Bless them.Your card is so beautiful.Must ink up my stamp like this and play.Love these papers too.Hugs Debbie x

  11. Beautiful card today Anne, love the colours.
    Chris X

  12. Gorgeous image Anne. I love your pretty card. And yes, I did surrender yesterday and took advantage of one of the LOTV bulk buy offers!! It seemed a shame to just buy a couple!
    I just have to get them past hubby now and then pretend that I've had them 'for ages' when he asks if they're new!!
    A bit like shoes!! LOL
    Have a lovely BH Monday.

  13. Anne, this is so sweet! I love all the pink and the cute image!


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