Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Childs Play …and a giveaway!





Evening all, blimey, another week flown by! Where on earth does the time go?

If you came along to the Lili of the Valley open day on Saturday we had a great day and it was very busy. The all day Christmas workshop with Dawny was a huge hit, we’re repeating it on October 12th (which is fully booked) and then again on November 2nd. I think there are just a couple of places left on the November one so if you fancy joining in don’t wait too long to secure your place. It’s £40 and you don’t need to bring anything, everything you need to make 5 fabulous Christmas cards and projects is included  …as well as refreshments morning and afternoon






There’s a lovely Christmas giveaway over at The Ribbon Girl this week




Pack of 10 red gingham buttons

Bunch of ivory gypsophalia

1 metre green Christmas Winter Village Grosgrain

1 Diamante Bow Buckle Slide

1 metre silver grey satin

1 metre green/white pencil stripe

10 metres dark green button twine

Pack of 10 sparkly flower buttons

Pack of 10 jingle bells


…plus a metre each of these new wired edge sparkly, glittery Christmas ribbons which have just arrived

38mm Wired Gold Stripe/Glitter Mesh Ribbon 38mm Wired Red Glitter Spot


To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment on The Ribbon Girl blog and mention this giveaway on your blog with a link to The Ribbon Girl online store. One lucky winner will be picked on Saturday 14th September





The challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week is…


Childs Play


We had an amazing 474 entries last week, this is another nice easy one and we want you to make a card for a child (for any occasion)


I chose this James the bear image, love love love these James stamps and I think this is perfect to send to a child…



PTW24 - Childs play



james 1



james 2 


I had a go at the dotty shadows that I’ve seen done quite a lot recently, I can never seem to get a shadow that looks quite right – they’re either too dark and messy or not bold enough. I was quite pleased with this for the first attempt


I found my own way of getting a snow effect too, I put stickles glitter glue round the edges and let it dry, then I dabbed over it with the Adirondack white paint dabber. It turns it white but you still have the grainy texture of the glitter – voila!


Here’s everything else I used;


James – Christmas Stocking

Christmas Handwritten Phrases

Christmas mini icon tags

Kelly Pannacci papers


and from The Ribbon Girl …


Jingle Bells

Seam binding

Hemp twine

Cotton Lace

White Top stitch thread




That’s it from me, I have good intentions of posting more regularly but it never goes to plan! If I’m not here before I’ll see you on Sunday for the new Ribbon Girl colour challenge

Thanks for all the comments you leave me, I love to read them and appreciate all your feedback good or bad!













  1. Anne your card is gorgeous and what a sweet image, love design and embellishments.
    Gosh that's some amount of entries to have for a challenge, wonderful, Kate x

  2. gorgeous - love this sweet image - a fabulous card xx

  3. Awwwww I love James bear too. Your colouring is gorgeous, I love the dotty background and wonderful embellishments.
    I really, really wish I lived near enough to attend a LOTV workshop!
    Sue xx

  4. Hi Anne, what a cutie, love the layout and colours and fab tip for the snow it looks great.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Gorgeous! I do so love that stamp and you coloured him beautifully! Love the shadows too! x

  6. Brilliant card Anne. I agree that James is so cute and your colouring and design is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. oh the card is so gorgeous Anne! I just love all the sparkle. hugs! Mojca

  8. Love love love your James card honey. He's gorgeous. The dots look fab too, and the dabbed glitter. Thanks for your comments on my James C&S card too. :0)

  9. Anne your bear card is gorgeous (and your dotty shadows too) really nice! Mary x

  10. Awh! This is so lovely Anne, lovely colouring and some lovely stitching on there too!!.. great snow, glad you have put what you used as my head is like a sift, couldn't remember how you told me to do it lol!! Great work with the shading it looks fab!..
    Marjorie xx


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