Sunday, 17 April 2016

Coffee in the Arbour!



Good morning crafty folk, it’s a beautiful day here today and I hope you are all enjoying the weekend

Thank you for all your lovely comments and emails about Manny, he seems to be fine now so hopefully nothing more sinister than a bad landing when he’s jumped off the sofa or the bed. That little dog makes me so happy and I can’t bear to think of him hurting, his legs don’t seem to stop him enjoying his life so hopefully he’ll be with us for a long time yet!



Time for the April ‘Use Any Image’ challenge at the Ribbon Girl and you can make anything you like as long as you feature an image on your work – easy!!

There will be 3 winners and some great prizes up for grabs from Lili of the Valley, Ribbon Girl and Marianne Designs…


All the details for entering are on the Ribbon Girl blog and the challenge runs for two weeks. There is as always some beautiful inspiration from the Design team so do go and have a peek if you need a few ideas


Mary has started selling designer papers and they are the most beautiful I’ve seen. Some of the brands are quite difficult to get hold of in the UK so check the full range out here and I know you will love them


I used a Maja Design collection for my card called Coffee in the Arbour…


Ribbon Girl April


I have to admit it was quite hard to cut into these gorgeous papers, I already have a couple of Maja Design pads that I’ve had for a while and can’t bring myself to use (it’s mad, why??) but I bit the bullet and loved the result

There are some images and tags also in the pad so everything you need to make a beautiful card and they go perfectly with the pretty Ribbon Girl products… Maja designs 6x6 'coffee in the arbour' papers, top stitching thread, pale pink bead string, tulle, flat back pearls, seam binding, 8mm Rebecca ivory vintage style fine scallop lace, ivory aster, raspberry delights mixed dahlia, Kort & Godt rolled roses, butterfly charm, button twine, rose organza ribbon


Hope you like my card today, I love to read your comments so do let me know what you think



Right, time for me to tidy the garden a bit I think, I like to feel as if I’ve been productive when it’s sunny! Enjoy your Sunday everyone





  1. Very pretty card Anne...such a lot of attention to your detail with your pretty embellishments. I'l have a slice of cake please!! lol

  2. Hi Anne, this is a gorgeous card. Those papers are beautiful and I love your design with the wonderful layers and all the pretty details - so much gorgeousness to look at - love it.

  3. Aaaah simply gorgeous and i'm glad to hear your 4 paws and a wet nose is ok too, Luv Sam x

  4. Hi Anne, I hope Manny is back to normal now and getting about fine.
    Stunning card, I love the theme and all the pretty embelishments, Kate x

  5. Such a beautiful card Annie! Love these papers and the topper is gorgeous and the embellishments finish it off perfectly.
    Gina xx

  6. Wow, this is amazing! Love very much how you have used this pad and the gorgous papers! Your design is so sweet and elegant! All the colours and the embellishments are so soft and lovely! Great work!
    I'm so happy for Manny!! Yay! :D

  7. A gorgeous card Anne, love the image and all the pretty embellies
    Lorraine x

  8. Wow this is different for you Anne! It's so gorgeously vintage! Just stunning!
    I think most of us have trouble cutting into our maja papers! I'm exactly the same! We buy them just to look at lol!!
    Lucy x

  9. Gorgeous card Anne! I love vintage style cards. You've embellished it beautifully with so many lovely things. I'm the same with my Maja papers, I just like to stroke them lovingly :D. Debra x

  10. Those papers are some of my favourites. Gorgeous card Anne. xx

  11. love this style Anne!! it's gorgeous, Mary x


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