Friday, 7 August 2015

India and Torn Edges…



Good morning everyone, hope you are all well? 

I had a busy week, as most of you will know now we closed the Lili of the Valley shop at the weekend. We are moving premises shortly and unfortunately won’t have room for a shop at the moment. We have a lot of work in the next couple of months getting packed up but there are exciting things ahead! There were some fantastic bargains to be had on Saturday which was our last day so if you got some of the half price dies lucky you!!

Joe has gone off to India for 5 weeks. They are staying with his friends Father over there so I know he’s safe and they will be doing some volunteer work at a school. Joe is a lovely boy but like all teenagers these days he’s quite lazy and selfish, not having the latest iphone is the biggest worry he has! I think it will do him good to see that not everyone has the same comfortable life, he’s very friendly and likes meeting people so i think he will enjoy it and I’m hoping that as well as having an amazing adventure he might come home having grown up a bit!

I watched the flight on Sunday on the radar, it’s absolutely fascinating and I was glued to the laptop for most of Sunday watching the journey…

flight 2flight 4 


Onto Papertake Weekly and as it’s the first challenge of the month we have our usual

Anything Goes

…this month’s optional extra is to add torn edges

Remember this is only an option to add a bit of variety so if you don’t want to do that you don’t have to

The first challenge of the month is sponsored by Lili of The Valley
and we have a £10 voucher as this weeks prize


I used one of the new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps, this cutie is called Skiddy Skates. The sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes set and papers from the ‘Twas the Night (which is out of stock at the moment but will be back next week)


August 4th - Anything Goes Torn Paper


You can’t really see on the picture but I did tear the edges of the papers!

The snowflakes were cut with my one of my favourite Cheery Lynn dies and it’s just finished with some gingham ribbon and gems from the Ribbon Girl – this is quite an easy card

Oh, and the oval dies are tonic

Hope you like it. You can see all the details for the challenge and some lovely inspiration from the team over on the Papertake blog


PS. Debra, when you asked about which yellows I use I wrote them down straight away intending to reply and I just found the post-it stuck to my desk with the list of colours!

I’m so sorry for ignoring your questionSad smileThe yellows I use are Copics Y17, 15, 13 and 11 or Promarkers sunflower, tulip, buttercup and ivory. I think the Tilda card you asked about was coloured with Copics


It’s Friday already and the forecast is good for us here in Yorkshire – have a lovely weekend everyone wherever you are! I’ll be back on Sunday with the Ribbon Girl challenge



  1. It's a lovely card and a fab image. It sounds like Joe will have a great time, and yes, very educational I suspect!
    Have a great Friday.

  2. Very cute and pretty card, love the design and the papers!

  3. Wonderful card with beautiful coloring. No one does it like LOTV when it comes to fantastic images.
    sandy xx

  4. your card is lovely - and I really hope India goes well - I'm sure it will be an amazing chance for your son - big hugs! Rachel x

  5. Pretty card and love this image. Gorgeous papers and dies too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Brilliant cad just love hte design and fab image. Hope your son has a grea time in India its an amazing country but quite upsetting in places especially the street people very sad Love and hugs Carole x

  7. Wonderful card Anne! Your colouring is brilliant as usual. I bought this image as one of my ten. Thanks for your list of colours, it's really helpful as I haven't got a good yellow combo and thanks also for becoming a follower, that's so lovely of you :).
    My husband has done some work in India and says it's a real eye opener to poverty but that the people were great. Your son I'm sure will enjoy his time there. Debra x


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