Thursday, 30 July 2015

Holly Angel…



Hello everyone, I hope you are having a nice week so far

We went to see Jess last night, it was her 21st birthday so we took her out for a lovely meal. It’s a long drive there and back but we couldn’t let her birthday pass without seeing her – I can’t quite believe she’s 21!

She’s just started back at work after her accident, she’s on light duties for a while until she builds up the strength in her arm and she’s hoping to ride again in a couple of weeks. We arrived to a visitor in her flat, she found a tiny injured duckling and took it home with her – it was so cute and fluffy. It looks like a bird attacked it because it’s poor little leg was damaged, they cleaned it up and put a bandage on it. She put him in the sink and he was swimming ok so hopefully he’ll recover. There is a rescue centre in Malton which is not too far so she was going to ring them today and see if they would take him, he’s only very young so wouldn’t survive on his own


Time for another challenge at Papertake Weekly and it’s Take Your Pick week

The last challenge of every month has several themes and you simply take your pick from them
There’s a sketch, a colour theme, a product theme and a technique theme to choose from

You can use any theme and if you want to or you can combine two or more

The themes for July are  -


Blue & green  – either or both


Make or include a tag


Use lace


Sketch #103

But don’t forget as always,  if you would prefer to use another sketch, then please feel free to use any Papertake Weekly sketch you fancy


I chose to go with the new sketch and I used one of the new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps that are launched tomorrow along with the gorgeous Calendar Fairies

I love these wavy sentiments but I wasn’t happy with this on here so I’m going to change it for one of the Handwritten Phrases which I think will look better. I’ll swap the picture when I’ve done it but just ran out of time


July 28 - Sketch 103


Apologies for the rubbish picture, my laptop died and I lost my recent albums so this was a quick one with my phone in not very good light! Thankfully because it’s been on the blink for a while I had most of my documents backed up but I still think I lost a lot of stuff, it was a Sony Vaio and they don’t make them any more – I’ve had it years and its been fabulous so I’m sad to see it go

This stamp is called Holly Angel, a really lovely image for your Christmas cards I think – not too cute. To save time I paper pieced her dress, the papers are from the Simple Joys pad and I cut it out with a Spellbinder pierced square die

The lovely little cross stitched edging border is a new die (what another??) from a set by Lawn Fawn, I’m loving the American dies that are finding their way over here and I’ve bought far too many recently. The poinsettias are Marianne and the pine branches are Doo Hickey


You can find all the details for the challenge on the Papertake Weekly blog well as some lovely inspiration and details of this weeks prize which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp


Enjoy your evening crafters, it’s Thursday already and another week is nearly over – they just fly by don’t they!



  1. She is gorgeous, love her paper pieced dress, great idea. Not seen that die before, oh dear one for the wishlist. I am a huge fa of dies as you may have noticed x

  2. hello Anne, beautiful card, such a sweet angel and I just love the paper pieceing, wonderful colours and design.
    Sounds like Jess had a lovely 21st., hugs Kate x

  3. Sweet image and a gorgeous card. Looking forward to seeing the new stamps. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Poor duckling! I hope that in the rescue centre they take care of him!
    Your card is very sweet, love the paper piecing dress, the embellishments ad the little cross stitched edging border! Beautiful design!

  5. gorgeous make Anne - big hugs rachel x

  6. Lovely card Anne, and I'm glad Jess had a good birthday. Hope the baby duckling is ok.

  7. So pretty what a lovely new stamp and love the paper piecing Love and hugs Carole x


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