Thursday, 12 June 2014

For The Boys…




Good morning crafters, looks like it’s going to be another lovely day here. I finally managed to get my pots planted up last night, I love to have flowers around in the summer when we sit out and I have lots of assorted tubs with different flowers and solar lights in them. I have intended to get a window box for the last few years and never got around to it, I finally got one for under the bay window and I think it will look lovely when it’s in full bloom. I even put a few marigolds in as it’s high up – I’ve tried them a few time unsuccessfully as the slugs and snails always find a way to get to them, greedy little beggars   …knowing me I’ll get the spider man of the snail world and he’ll find a way up and have a right old feast!!




Before my card I have to share this funny that I saw on Pinterest last night…




omg isn’t this just the truth!!




This weeks theme at Papertake Weekly is…

For The Boys

I made a card using the James and Jenny art pad from Lili of the Valley and their Father Knows Best papers



PTW 62 - For The Boys


I wasn’t sure about this pad at first they looked a bit dark for my taste but once you get using them they are really FAB for male cards

This other card is one I did a few months back for another challenge so I thought I’d put it up again for comparison, same image and papers just a different layout, I think I like this second one the best


 PTW 46 - Lovely Layers


Hope you like them, you can check out what the DT did and find full details for the challenge on the Papertake Weekly blog here, as always there is a smashing prize up for grabs




Right I’m off to work, have a great day everyone and thank you so much for your comments, I love reading them and really appreciate you taking the time to leave them for me






  1. Boys cards are fab Anne. I love these images
    Hugs Kelly

  2. As I adore James, I love both your cards. We once found a snail, 2 stories up, by the roof of our last house!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Lovely card Anne ...happy crafting ....x

  4. Great cards, Anne! I love the FKB pad, such great dark colours and patterns! xx

  5. Brill cards! The art pad is a bit different from the other Lotv ones but I do like it. I think I like the second more but only just. Debra x

  6. Just precious, perfect for a loving friend. Awesome design and colouring.

  7. this is wonderful Anne - really brilliant card! A friend has been telling me to boil up water with a bulb of garlic and then when cool add the water to a spray bottle and spray around the plants you don't want the slugs to eat - worth a try? I haven't got around to it yet so I suspect my dahlias will have been munched before I get do!

  8. Gorgeous cards Anne. I adore the image, beautiful papers and fabulous layouts too.
    Sue xx

  9. Fab cards, (LOVE JAMES!) and yes, it's so true, my papers have spread into another cupboard now. Hubby says every time he opens a drawer there are more. Including the dining room sideboard drawers! (I had to get rid of some crockery to fit in my papers!) LOL

  10. Do you really think the snails won't get your marigolds - l have'nt met a snail yet that hasn't got a head for heights lol - I have been on snail patrol around the garden for ages but hopefully this dry weather will help.
    Gorgeous card,James is just the cutest bear, x Susan x

  11. Hi Anne,
    What a cute card and very nice colors.
    Gorgeous !
    Greetings, Veerle.

  12. I love both cards, brilliant male designs and such a lovely image!

  13. I think they are both fab cards Anne, and I do love these papers too, they are so rich looking:)
    Marjorie x


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