Friday, 6 June 2014

Anything Goes…



Hi everyone, another week flown by in the blink of an eye and it’s Friday evening again

I had a bit of an adventure this week, I went to Peterborough with my lovely pal Dawny for the Lili of the Valley show on Create and Craft. I hope you caught the show, Dawny was fab as always, she’s there for LOTV and does a great job promoting the products rather than herself as some of them just seem to do! She loves working with the products and I think that’s the main thing, it must be very hard to sell something and rave about it if you don’t particularly like it. I had a nosey round the studio, met the presenters and crew who I have to say were all very friendly and helpful   …and I was allowed to stay and watch the show while it was aired which was quite exciting!




It’s the first week of the month which means the new challenge at Papertake Weekly is…


…as always there is an optional extra and this week it’s to make something that reminds you of Summer or use a Summery theme




I made these 2 cards using the new ‘Here Comes Annabel’ art pad

This first one definitely says Summer to me, she’s chilling on her lily pad with a lovely cocktail (the cocktail bit that is, can’t remember when I last sat on a lily pad!!)

A few of us used this same image for our Summer cards so great minds think alike!



 PTW 61 - Anything Goes Summer




These are a bit different for me, wanted to have a go at CAS. I used the Candles and Cake papers, just love these bright colours. I used a black zig fine liner to do the border, I did try stamping it with a stitch stamp but after about 6 attempts at getting it straight I gave up!

The sentiments are both wooden stamps that I’ve had for years and apart from a bit of stickles that’s it!


Hope you like them, I love to know what you all think and appreciate the feedback

Have a look at the inspiration from the Papertake DT and as always there is a great prize up for grabs for the lucky winner




That’s it from me, I bought a bottle of Pimms last week at Morrisons when it was on offer so I’m going to have a glass and sit in the garden for the last half an hour of sunshine – we have heavy storms forecast here for tomorrow so I think I’d better move some of my plants or they’ll be getting battered by the rain

Have a wonderful weekend everyone




  1. Hi Anne, I love both of your cards, in fact I used the second Annabel image this week to make a card for my daughter's birthday, it was very apt, even though she is now 25, & the lily pad image I used last week for my sister's birthday, also very apt apart from the lily pad like you.
    Chris xx

  2. Two beautiful cards Anne, love your CAS look and the images are wonderful, hugs Kate x

  3. Perfect CAS cards - I like the line around the edges, it just finishes it off

  4. Wonderful CAS cards! I like the lines too, a simple but great look. I could kick myself as I missed the show but I'm pleased you had a good time at the studio and I'm sure Dawny was fabulous. Debra x

  5. I am gutted I missed the show. Are they repeated on line? How exciting to go the the studio and watch the show live.
    Your cards are gorgeous. Both adorable images and love the designs.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. How lovely that you went with Dawny, I bet you both had a fabulous time!! Didn't see the show live as I was working, but went on the web site in the evening and watched it on there. Dawny looked so relaxed, and her demonstrations were great! You had some fab offers on there!...
    Your cards are gorgeous Anne, I love the little fairy on the Lily pad, Deb bought her for my birthday!.. love the CAS look, but it's hard isn't it lol!!
    Hope to see you on Sunday are you going to stamp magic...
    Marjorie xx

  7. Hi Anne,

    I love your cards, they are fun and they are beautiful.
    Greetings from Veerle

  8. Great cards Anne. Love the waterlily stamp too.
    Haven't had chance to watch the show yet but have taped it ready for tomorrow.

    Sharon x

  9. 2 gorgeous cards Anne! Hope you enjoyed your Pimms in the garden :-)

  10. two beauties Anne - gorgeous cards - we have the bad weather forecast too - me and the girls are in a prade dressed as vikings so I'm hoping they got it wrong xx

  11. Lovely cards ..happy crafting ....x

  12. Two gorgeous cards Anne. The images are adorable and I love the cas designs.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  13. Loving your CAS cards.They are adorable.The frame around really finishes the card off beautifully.Must try it, you've inspired me-thank you.what a lovely day you had-I really enjoyed the show.Take care.Have a nice weekend dearie.hugs Debbie x

  14. Two brilliant CAS cards. Love both these stamps, as always. Recorded the show and watched it at lunch time. Dawnt always looks so relaxed. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  15. Beautiful cards. I love your cards.

  16. Beautiful cards. I love your cards.

  17. Two fabby CAS cards Anne. Hugs, Claire x

  18. Two fabulous cards......great design and lovely images.

  19. Ahh your cards are both brilliant, Love them both, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  20. Two fab cards Anne. Love them both. I'm really loving my new Fairy images too! :0)


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