Sunday, 2 February 2014

Fab LOTV candy …and new sketch challenge




Good afternoon everyone, it’s a beautiful day here today, feels like Spring although it’s still very cold. I miss pottering in the garden and am looking forward now to some better weather, everything looks so bare in the Winter with no flowers


My hip is much the same, nothing showed up on the x-ray which I don’t know is good or bad. Hopefully that means it’s nothing serious but on the other hand if they can’t see a problem will it be harder to convince them that something is not right? Anyway, watch this space I’m at the Dr’s on the 10th to be referred back to orthopaedics. Thank you for all your lovely comments, my blogging friends are so kind






There’s some fabulous news at Lili of the Valley, from tomorrow there will be blog candy EVERY DAY!

Makes sure you stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog each day and get your name in the daily draw

Here’s a little banner, if you didn’t get it already make sure you put it on your own blog!





So, onto this week’s challenge at Papertake Weekly and as it’s the last one of the month we have a fabulous sketch for you ….



This is sketch #86 but if you would prefer to use another sketch then please feel free to use any Papertake Weekly sketch you fancy because we’re having another ...

Sketchie Free For All

All you have to do is to use a PTW sketch (it MUST be one of ours please) and just add the number of the sketch you’ve chosen when you post the link back to us

To make life a bit easier there is a sketches page at the top of the blog here and there are lots to choose from

As always, please feel free to resize, flip and rotate the elements - as long as you can still see the sketch it’s acceptable


I chose to use the new sketch it’s a great one, I did the first version and then thought it was missing something so I added a couple of flowers. I could have easily kept going but I made myself stop!


 PTW 43 - Sketch 86


PTW 43 - Sketch 86 2



Here’s what I used …

Lili of the Valley art pad Party & Cake

Lili of the Valley scroll sentiments

Lili of the Valley grunge elements (stamped around the edge of the image)

EK Success corner punch

Gorgeous papers from The Girls Paperie (vintage whimsy)

Pleated pink ribbon, white organza, flat back pearls and white velvet all from the Ribbon Girl

Flowers from stash, I think they might be Prima

Liquid pearls




Hope you like it, thanks so much everyone for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday





  1. This is the cutest little image so perfectly set in you beautiful design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Oh dear Anne, just catching up on everyone after my hol. So sorry to hear about your pain, hope that gets sorted for you and you can book your hol. Gorgeous sweet card xx

  3. This is beautiful! I love the delicate softness of it and those two little flowers just pull all those colours together!
    I hope they figure out quickly what is bothering your hip so they can get it fixed.

  4. Lovely pretty card Anne...gorgeous image and fab papers! Ruby x

  5. Oh! Anne, so sorry to hear about your hip, do hope the pain eases soon, and they are able to pin point what is wrong soon too:)...
    Your card is such a delight, this image is just so cute, very pretty papers too.
    Marjorie x

  6. Hope the doc can figure out what's wrong, so they can get you fixed up asap!

    And this is an utterly gorgeous card Anne! Such a great choice of paper and embellishments to go with the lovely image. And it really is a great sketch! I may have to play along if I can find the time! x

  7. Such a beautiful card Anne, I love the cute image and pretty papers with such gorgeous detailing too.
    I hope your doctors appointment goes okay and that you don't have to wait too long to get some treatment.
    The LOTV blog candy sounds so exciting!!
    Sue xxx

  8. Very pretty card Anne, love the sweet image and those papers are scrummy. Hope they manage to sort out what is causing the pain.

    Donna x

  9. oh it is so pretty Anne! such a sweet image. hugs! MOjca

  10. With or without the flowers, your card is gorgeous Anne. Cute image and pretty paper. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. Absolutely beautiful, your card has such a pretty spring feel to it!

  12. Cute image and a lovely simple layout with the banner behind the image. Beautiful Anne.

  13. Gorgeous card Anne, hope the hip is soon sorted. Planted my first seeds yesterday - tomatoes x Susan x


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