Friday, 2 October 2015

Looking forward to the weekend…



Hey everyone, hope you are all well

I’m off work today, I’m leaving for Chester shortly for a lovely crafty weekend with some of my favourite people and I can’t wait! I’m still going to Slimming World, I put a bit back on over my holiday and then lost it so I’m about 8lbs down overall which is ok – steady away!! I’ve just had a pain au chocolate for my breakfast though, don’t think that’s on the eating plan!! I’ve been really good all week because I knew I would completely blow it this weekend so hopefully if I can stay the same weight over the week I’ll be happy. Things have been a bit hectic recently at both work and home, my holiday seems so long ago now and will be nice to just relax and spend some time crafting, eating, drinking, chatting…

OK, onto the new challenge at Papertake Weekly and it’s time for another

Take Your Pick

I love these challenges, there is so much you can do - the last challenge of every month has several themes and you simply take your pick from them - you can use any one or combine them

Here are this month’s  themes  -

Colour -
Autumnal ie reds, browns, golds, oranges etc

Technique - Embossing either heat, dry or simply embossing a die or using an embossing folder

Product – Distress Inks

Sketch - Sketch #105


I cheated a bit this week, this is an old card that I made a while ago for the LOTV shop but I don’t think I ever showed it on my blog so it fits perfectly with the Autumn Colours theme…


PTW Sept 29 Autumn Colours


I used one of the Art Pad images, these are so useful if you want a quick card and this is sunflower image is from Beautiful Blooms

The sentiment is from the Handwritten Phrases, a set I use a lot

The papers are K&Co, I cut the tiny flowers from the design on the paper and used them as embellishments. I had a bit of a phase stitching my cards last year but I haven’t done it for a while, I noticed I have on here and I like the effect. It’s finished with some distress stickles and a nice piece of cotton lace from the Ribbon Girl

You can find all the details for the challenge on the Papertake Blog as well as some fab inspiration from the girls on the team


Hope you like my card today,thanks as always for stopping by and for your comments

Have a great weekend crafters xx


  1. Wonderful image and love your design with the stitching edges!! Fab autumn colours!!

  2. Hi Anne, well done on keeping your weight loss steady, going slowly is better and more chance of staying off.
    Gorgeous card and beautiful colours, just love it, Kate x

  3. Great image and love the papers. Brilliant stitching too. A beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Such a gorgeous image Anne and the colour tones are stunning.
    I joined slimming world 3 weeks ago. Pleased with my loss but it would certainly be more if I could resist the red wine!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Have a great weekend sounds perfect Never mind the diet there's always next week Your card is gorgeous the design is perfect love and hugs Carole x

  6. Wonderful card Anne! Hope you have a great weekend and don't worry about the diet, any weight gain will soon drop off again. You've got to have some fun sometimes! Debra x

  7. Hi, Anne! I love your card. The DT at Papertake Weekly is always so inspiring, and I thank you for that. I enjoy your inspiration, and I thank you and the rest of the team for the push to try new sketches. This was a fun week to play along. Have a blessed week!

  8. Fab card Anne, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend away.


Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x

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