Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Swirly Tree …




Good morning crafters, thanks so much for stopping by

The weather has picked up again here this few days and its been lovely, can you believe it’s September already, how scary?


Joe started college this week and signs are positive after the first couple of days which is a relief

He came home yesterday full of excitement about the stir fry he’d made, so I have a list of ingredients and he’s doing stir fry tonight for tea (I feel it might be the first of many lol!) He’s always liked to cook, Jess used to pay him to make her food lol, she couldn’t even be bothered to butter a slice of bread  …I just hope they teach him to clean up after himself!

Jess is doing well, she’s nicely settled in and has finished her trial so will hopefully be there for a year and she’s been given her own horses to look after now. She fell off the other day and last week had a horse rear up and kick her quite badly, these horse are not like the friendly ponies that she’s been used to riding all her life but she loves it


Time for a new Papertake Weekly Challenge and this week the theme is;


Anything Goes…

with the optional extra to do make a Christmas card or project


I decided to stick with the Christmas theme and used one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps

This one is called Swirly tree



PTW23 - Anything goes option Christmas



swirly tree



I like these more traditional images for a change and this is very easy to colour

I used Lili of the Valley Krafty Christmas papers and Christmas Handwritten Phrases

You can get the fab rusty jingle bells and red Velvet Lace from The Ribbon Girl




Hope you like it, have a lovely day everyone xx




  1. So lovely! I debated getting one of the tree stamps yesterday, but ended up with people and James (again! lol). Next time, I really need to get some of these kind, because they're brilliant!
    I love the ribbon and lace you used too! x

  2. Oh the card is lovely Anee. It's always lovely to hear that your kids are doing well. hugs! MOjca

  3. This is gorgeous Anne. Love the tree and the papers and colour scheme are beautiful.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Stunning card Anne. I LOVE that tree image, wonderful colours and such gorgeous detailing too.
    I am pleased that your children are doing well. I bet you are relieved that Joe is enjoying college.
    Sue xx

  5. That's good news about your son Joe and Jess, as parents we always worry, and I hope you can look forward to some wonderful meals from Joe. pleased to hear that jess is settling well, son't know about the getting kicked part, but that's horses for you.
    Now toyour card, it's a love tree image and wonderful papers, great design and colouring, Kate x

  6. gorgeous card Anne and so good to hear your children are settling - love the idea of having a chef in the family - I love to cook but sometimes it would be nice if somebody else did it! Hugs Rachel x

  7. Lovely card Anne, nice image and layout, goes well with the Kraft Christmas papers.

  8. Gorgeous card Anne. It's great when you know your children are doing what they enjoy most. It is so important for their future. My daughter is a graphic designer (it's in the genes!) and she is the Publishing Manager for Thomson Holidays' brochures. My son works for the Football Association and is the National Manager for the Development of youths football and also a coach at Fulham Football Club. Both love their jobs. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  9. Gorgeous card Anne. The tree looks fabulous and I love the pretty velvet ribbon and flowers.
    Lorraine x

  10. Glad Jess and joe are settling in well.

    Your card is gorgeous.

    Hugs Kelly

  11. Lovely card Anne, the image is really classically beautiful. Gorgeous.
    I would love to come home to a stir-fry cooked for me. Make the most of it (yes, assuming he cleans up afterwards!)

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card

  13. Gorgeous card Anne, I also like the traditional stamps, they are so versatile, this one is very pretty... glad the kids are settling in, they both seem very happy:).. you can send Joe across here, I would love someone to cook for me too lol!!
    Marjorie xx

  14. Hello Anne, wonderful nice cards. I love the stamps from LOTV.
    Kind regards from switzerland.


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