Saturday 19 April 2014

Happy Easter…




Hey everyone, what are you up over Easter?

I tagged a couple of days off onto the Bank Holiday so it’s made a nice long weekend. Keith had some time to take so we went to York on Thursday and then up to Middleham to see Jess yesterday.We didn’t see much of her because she was working but each year on Good Friday all the stables are open for people to visit. There are about 20 racing yards in and around Middleham and Leyburn so it’s a really good day out. The weather couldn’t have been better and in the town centre they have a big screen with live racing (2014 is the first year that there has been racing on Good Friday) and there is a market with a hog roast. It was a really great day, we got there a bit late so only saw 5 yards, next year we will make sure we are there early and can get round to see everything

Here are a couple of piccies…


Jess with one of the horses she looks after


This horse was retiring after racing for 12 years, it was the most successful winner for this yard we visited with over 20 wins. Race horses are very highly strung so if they are restless and pacing around in their stable they put a goat or a sheep in with them and it calms them down, who would have guessed that? This goat had been the companion of this horse for so long that they can’t be parted – how sweet!


This horse kept looking at me, he was saying ‘come on then, take my picture!!


This foal was only 5 days old, it was so cute, all legs!




Righty, this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is (what else!)…

Happy Easter

Nice easy one, we want you to include an Easter theme or something egg shaped / oval on your work


I used one of the cutest Lili of the Valley stamps on my card, this is called Easter Sweeties…


PTW 54 - Happy Easter

PTW 54 - Happy Easter 2

PTW 54 - Happy Easter 3


I added my favourite memory box ‘puffy clouds’ and embossed them first in a dotty embossing folder

The gorgeous paper is K & Co and I put some gems in the centre of each leaf on the pattern

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley’s Simply Sophisticated set and I finished of with some delicious fuschia pink ruffle edge sheer ribbon from the Ribbon Girl who are our sponsors this week

Hope you like it, I don’t tend to send Easter cards so don’t think I’ve actually ever made one before!

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, I love to read them and will get some candy arranged soon as a little thank you

Enjoy the rest of your weekend crafters, don’t eat too much chocolate!!






  1. Lovely card Anne. Nice bright zingy colours and a cute image Glad you had a good time with Jess and the horses. Enjoy the rest of your Easter break,

  2. Such a gorgeous Easter card Anne. I love the cute image, pretty papers and beautiful ribbon.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful time yesterday when you visited Jess. Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.
    Sue xx

  3. wonderful pictures Anne - your photos are fabulous. Glad you've been having fun. Your card is beautiful too - love the colours! Hope your holidays continue to be fun! Big hugs rachel xx

  4. Super cute card! And love the horsy pics they're gorgeous!
    Lucy x

  5. An adorable card Anne. The stamp is so sweet and I love the papers and bright pink ribbon.
    It sounds like you've been having a fabulous time.
    Happy Easter
    Lorraine x

  6. Enjoy your time off Anne...lovely horse photos and a super cute Easter card x

  7. Happy Easter Anne, sounds like you had a lovely day out yesterday and perfect weather too, wonderful photo's. David did work experience in a riding stable and was going to college to study animal care - he loved animals. Hope you manage some time in the garden too.
    Lovely card, the stamp is so sweet, l only send a couple of easter cards. Take care and thank you for your lovely comments x Susan x

  8. Happy Easter, spunds like you are having fun. Such a cute card too

  9. Love the pics, and the foal is so cute. I'd not heard the story about the goat companions, but it's lovely that they keep them together after retirement. Fab card, I've just bought this image too, although haven't inked it up in time for Easter. I don't tend to do 'easter cards' either, but thought I might be able to use the duckies for other cards if I mask off the one on the egg. That was the idea! LOL Have a great Sunday. Hugs Annette. xx

  10. Love the pics thanks for showing them ...happy Easter.... love the card....x

  11. Waw great pictures Anne. And your card is really gorgeous. Happy Easter. Hugs! Mojca

  12. Hi Anne, Great pictures and love the horse and goat. A pretty, cute card. Love the papers with the addition of the gems. Have a lovely Easter with you family. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  13. Sounds like you had a lovely time.Happy Easter dearie.Beautiful card.Such a cute image.Hugs Debbie x

  14. Your card is gorgeous! The image is so cute and I love the K & co paper. Would you have any idea what it is called, I would really like to get some? Thank you. It sounds like you had a lovely day out, the photo's are fabulous ! I hope you had a lovely Easter xx

  15. Looks like u like horsing around xxx love the card especially the chicks xx

  16. Such a gorgeous card, I love the bright colour scheme and the image is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

  17. Gorgeous photo's Anne, sounds like you have all had a lovely time, that goat is amazing:)
    Lovely card too, think I might need this image for next year lol!!
    Marjorie x


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