Saturday, 23 August 2014

To Die For…



Hello all, thanks for stopping by. It’s been longer than I intended since my last post, I had a bit of a strange week…

Keith’s Mum died last weekend, she was 93 and went peacefully at home in her sleep just as she always wanted. That was a good thing, but still a huge loss to the family. She’s been saying for 10 years “I won’t be here this time next year” lol and I think we all just thought that she’d go on forever, she’s been poorly on and off this year but her mind was still very sharp. So, there seems to be a million things to do but we’re not really getting anywhere… this can’t be done until that form is signed, and that can’t be done until this is authorised etc etc, I’ve never seen so much bloomin’ red tape!


Needless to say I’ve not had much time for crafting but I managed to make a card for the Papertake Weekly challenge. It’s a nice easy one this week…

To Die For

…simply use a die somewhere on your card


PTW 72 - To Die For

I used this cute Penguin Pals stamp from the new Lili of the Valley Christmas collection and some papers from one of  favourite pads Simple Joys, the sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes set


Here are all the dies I used…

Marianne stitched border

Spellbinder classic circles

Lil’ inkers stitched circles

Lil’ inkers mini bow

…I am loving the Lil’ Inkers dies, a new discovery! and huge thanks to my lovely friend in the USA who helped me to get them

I coloured the image with Copics and its just finished with a few gems and some Stampendous sparkly glitter for the snow

You can see all the details about the challenge and some inspiration from the DT on the Papertake Weekly blog


Right that’s me done, Jess is visiting for the weekend so because it’s pouring down we’re going to snuggle up on the sofa with Manny and watch a movie (I think she only comes home to see him!!)

Have a lovely weekend all, thanks very much for stopping by




  1. Hi Anne, so sorry to hear your sad news. Gorgeous card and loving these new images from LOTV. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. So sorry for your loss Anne.

    Your card is gorgeous. i love the cute image and pretty papers. Have a lovely weekend with Jess.
    Lorraine x

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Anne but what a fabulous age and to go without any pain is all you can ask for.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Love the design and colours.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Hi Anne, sorry to hear about your loss, a fantastic age and to just slip away in her sleep is the best way for her.
    Your card is the sweetest image and your colours and layout are super, hugs Kate x

  5. Sorry for your doesn't matter how old they are......still your mum (in the case your hubbies). Lovely card and fab colouring of a cute image.

  6. Sorry for your loss, the nicest way to go though and sounds like she had a good life. Your card is darling, love these images. Enjoy the rest of your weekend x

  7. Hi Anne, sorry to hear the sad news about your Mother in Law, but a lovely way to slip away at home.

    Great card, I had a lovely visit to your shop whilst on holiday in Yorkshire last week, it was about an hour away from where we were staying, but we'll worth the trip. I over spent again lol, and also had a package to open from you when when I got home yesterday. Couldn't hide that one from hubby. I just wish I lived nearer.
    Chris xx

  8. Sorry for your loss... she now it finally rests in peace, as she wanted.
    Your card is very lovely and the bow is a stunning detail

  9. Hi Anne, so sorry for your loss, thankfully your Mum in law wasn't in pain though. My thoughts are with you all. Love your gorgeous card, hope you all have a good weekend and hope the weather has picked up for you.

    Donna x

  10. Fab card Anne, but I'm sorry to hear about Keith's mum. I can imagine all the red tape, and it's not what you need at a time like this. Sorry hun.

  11. So sorry to hear this dearie.thinking of you all at this difficult time.Beautiful card by the way.So cute.Hugs x

  12. Fantastic card just love this design and image. Those new dies look so good love them So sorry about your mother in law its a sad time for everyone but you will have some lovely memories of happier times to cherish forever . Love and Hugs Carole x

  13. such a gorgeous card, just love the green-red combination! so sorry for your mother in low! Hugs! Mojca

  14. So sorry to hear of your family's loss, my thoughts are with you all. Your card is gorgeous, love the image and these fantastic papers. Such a cute bow too.


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