Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lovely Layers…



Hey everyone, have you had a nice weekend?

I had a fab day crafting in the attic yesterday   …all day!

Keith getting this bike is the best thing ever because he’s spending so much time in the garage surrounded by his oily parts. He says “I’m sorry I’m neglecting you” and I say “oh it’s fine” …and really I want to jump up and down and go “yippee, more crafty time for me!!”




I’m super late with my post for Papertake Weekly (sorry dawny) but there is still plenty of time to enter

This week it’s a theme that suited me right down to the ground…


Lovely Layers


I always put lots of layers on my cards and this one is using the new papers and art pads from Lili of the Valley

I have to be honest I had my doubts about this Father Knows Best pad when I first saw it, the colours looked very dark. But, once I got playing with it I love it, the dark colours used with the lighter ones give you a fabulous palette for all your male cards

The James image is from the new James and Jenny art pad


PTW 46 - Lovely Layers


It’s a simple card, lot’'s of layers using the papers

The matt for the image is using a Spellbinders blossom die, I stamped around the edge of the circle with one of the elements from the Grunge Swirls set just to add a bit of interest

The greeting is from the Handwritten Phrases set

Finish with a bit of lace, a button and some twine  …you’re done!




Hope you like it, pop over to the Papertake Weekly blog for details of the prizes, how to enter the challenge and also lots of inspiration from the fab design team




Here are a few more piccies of my banner from the hop on Friday, my light went just as I was taking the pictures so they were a bit rubbish!

I’ve hung it along the front of a bookcase in the Lili of the Valley shop…


February Hop - Banner 2

February Hop - Banner 5

 February Hop - Banner 4  



Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone, thanks for stopping by















  1. Great card, these papers are ideal for male cards. Love the button and twine in the corner! Your banner looks so good in its new spot.

  2. Fab nale card Anne - love the DPs and that uber cute image.
    Your bunting is so pretty.
    Debs xx

  3. Lovely card Anne, the banner looks lovely on the bookcase too.
    ummmmmmmmm l wonder......would Norman like a Bike???? Have a good week and hope it is hectic tomorrow x Susan x

  4. such a fabulous card Anne. I love the image, and wonderful papers. Brilliant layout too.
    Your pretty bunting looks so lovely.
    Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous card Anne, love the sweet image and fab design. Very pretty bunting too. Ooh! sounds like you're having a lovely time whilst Hubby is busy with his bike. :o)

    Donna x

  6. Gorgeous card Anne, love James and the fab papers and layout and love that your bunting has pride of place in the shop too. Hugs, Claire x

  7. Utterly gorgeous card Anne! The layers are fab, and I am so in love with that paper. And I don't need to mention again how much I love James, right?
    And the banner looks fab all hung up. Brilliant job! x

  8. A gorgeous card Anne. Love James - he looks fab as do the papers.
    The bunting looks really pretty too
    Lorraine x

  9. Fabulous card Anne, I love the colours and all the gorgeous layers, and James is so sweet.
    Beauitful bunting, pretty papers, hugs Kate x

  10. Love the image Anne and the papers are gorgeous. I certainly love all your fab layers.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Hiya Anne - your card is just fabulous - I love it - and the blog hop bunting looks fabulous xx

  12. Gorgeous card Anne, I love those papers! And that banner is fab :)

    Tanya xx

  13. Love your card Anne - those papers are fabulous!

  14. Hi Anne, Your card is beautiful and love this James image. The dark colours are a great background for James. Your banner looks stunning. I am sure all your customers that are lucky enough to live nearby, will love it. Check out my blog Candy you could win. Includes a few metres of lace! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  15. Good morning Anne, Fabulous card and I think the papers are super. Your banner is amazing and really looks lovely on the bookcase... I can relate to the bike in the garage... We have a Land Rover in the garage who helps me out a lot lol!!
    I think you are in for a busy day today.. Enjoy:)..
    Marjorie xx

  16. Love the card and the papers happy crafting x

  17. Oh it's so pretty Annet, love the cute image. hugs! Mojca

  18. Your banner looks fab in the shop hun. And your card is great too. Men's cards are ones I find so hard to do.


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