Sunday, 23 August 2015

To Die For…



Hey everyone, what you been up to this weekend? Today has been lovely but about an hour ago it went black and has been pouring down ever since. We’re going to Zante on Wednesday, it’s a bit of a last minute booking as we weren’t planning on going abroad this year after 2 expensive holidays last year… but we decided to sneak off for a bit of sun while Joe is away! Jess skidded her car into a wall last week during a downpour (about 2 days after we paid it off for her 21st birthday) She’s ok but a bit shaken up so we’re just waiting to hear from the insurance if it’s a write off, we’re really hoping they can repair it as she’s only had it about 3 months. It’s been one thing after another with her this year!

Time for another challenge at Papertake Weekly and this week it’s…

To Die For

…all you need to do is to include a die cut somewhere or you could make your base card from a die

We have a lovely prize up for grabs from Mary & Andrea at The Ribbon Girl




This was a nice easy week for me, I use dies on all my cards...



I used Pastel Dreams papers for the backing layer and then cut the little house out of some scraps – I punched a heart in the centre and then stuck it on with foam pads. The sentiment is done on the computer and the clouds are memory Box  (so useful, I use these cloud dies a lot)

I put the line of stamped hearts on and then thought I’d made a mistake but it was too late, maybe it didn’t need them?

Last thing is to go around the edges with some stickles.

You can see what the DT have done this week and find all the details for the challenge on the Papertake Weekly blog


Let me know what you think, your comments are always welcome and I’m hoping to try and visit all your blogs while I’m away and have some time to myself.

My Slimming World journey is going quite well so far, week 1 was 4lb off and another 4lb week 2 so I was pleased with that. I’m just mad with myself for not starting sooner, I was trying on some holiday clothes today and they are a bit snug for comfort! I’ll have to make do though because I’m not buying any more just for one week when it will be another year before they come out again!

Enjoy your Sunday evening crafters



  1. great make Anne and so very well done with the weight loss - its so hard! hugs rachel x

  2. Glad your daughter is ok but what a shame about her car, hope they can repair it. Fab cute card, use the clouds a lot too. Well done on the weight loss, have a fab holiday x

  3. Is Jess safe to go out on her own!!! Lol!! She is having an awful run of bad luck, poor thing. Glad she is ok though. Love this sweet card. Brilliant way of using scraps. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Oh, this card is so sweet with these pastel colours, very delicate! Love it!

  5. Poor Jess, she must be so upset about her car but as long as she's ok, that's the main thing. I hope the car gets sorted soon for her.
    Lovely card Anne! Wonderful card design and I love the line of hearts.
    Well done you on your weight loss. Keep up the good work just not while you're on holiday :D. Debra x

  6. Firstly what a gorgeous card its delightful I love it so pretty. Hope your daughter is OK as cars are only metal and can get mended she's more important..Enjoy your break in Zante i'm very jealous as the summer has been rotten i'm going away in September and cannot wait for some prolonged sunshine .Well done on the slimming that's an amazing amount in two weeks Love and hugs Carole x

  7. I love your card, it is really sweet. Have a lovely holiday and hope Jess and her car are ok.

  8. Oh dear Anne, what a thing to happen to poor Jess, but at least she is not injured, she has had nothing but bad luck this year.
    Hopefully the car insurance will get sorted out.
    Lovely card, such pretty colours.
    Have a super holiday,and well done on the weight loss, it's never easy, hugs Kate x

  9. Hey Anne - driving in rain is not fun and I hate down pours. Sorry that Jess had a fender bender. Let keep our fingers crossed that the car can be repaired - cars are so pricey this day and age.
    Love your card -- I love anything to do with home and little houses. A real nice romantic and homespun country feel.
    Sandy xx

  10. This is such a sweet card hun xxx


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