Saturday, 2 April 2016

LOTV April colour challenge…




Good morning lovely crafty friends, can you believe that it is April already, how did that happen?

We had an awful scare with Manny a couple of days ago, he couldn’t get out of bed one morning and was yelping when we even just touched his left leg. Keith had to carry him out for a wee and we sat with him all day - he kept trying to walk and kept falling over. He was limping so bad and obviously in pain that I really thought the time had come, I cried all night. The next morning he was trying to put it down and as the day passed slowly started to walk on it, 2 days later he is absolutely fine. I can only think he must have maybe slept funny or jumped off the sofa and twisted it. If you are not a regular visitor you won’t know that my fur baby has problems with his poor deformed front legs, I know we won’t have him for ever but I’m not ready to part with him just yet – I love that little dog so much





Onto my card and there is a new challenge on the LOTV Facebook page for April – this month we have a colour theme and want to see cards using three of the following colours: A - aqua, P - pink, R - red, I - ivory, L – lilac

The challenge runs until April 17th and there are some great prizes for the lucky winners

I used the new Jasmine Phone stamp again and this time chopped off her feet to fit her in the oval die (sorry Jasmine!) I like this image, she’s so pretty…


April colour challenge

I used Pastel Dreams papers from NitWits which fit nicely with the APRIL theme – the papers have pink, red and aqua in the design and I added some ivory flowers too. These are colours I use regularly anyway and it’s one of my favourite NitWit collections

The greeting is from the new Teenage Girl sentiment set

Hope you like it, thanks for leaving me your comments I love to read them and appreciate you taking the time


I’m off to the theatre this afternoon to see the Jackie show, remember the magazine from the 70’s that all the girls used to read? Should be a good laugh although it’s bloomin pouring down which means I’ve got to change the outfit I had all planned which will put me and 6’s and 7’s !!

Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever you’re up to


Anne x








  1. Oh, poor Manny!!! Have the front legs deformed make difficult support a leg if the other one has some problems... You are a beautiful person, I know that some people don't want animals that aren't perfect. These persons don't know how many love a dog has to give them!! :)
    Anyway, I'm so happy that now Manny feel good and can walk!!! Take care of him
    Your card is so sweet, love very much the papers you used and the cute LOTV girl. Fab design, too!

  2. Aw I am glad Manny is ok, bless him! he is gorgeous and lucky to have you to take care of him! Your card is gorgeous too! Such a fab image! Enjoy the show, I loved Jackie magazine! xxx

  3. Aww poor Manny! What a gorgeous boy he is! And absolutely beautiful card!
    Lucy x

  4. Hi Anne and what a wonderful photo of Manny, he is just such a gorgeous wee dog. What a scare he gave you all, but thank goodness whatever it was is righted now.

    Lovely card, these new stamps are just perfect for teens and you papers and colouring are fab, Kate x

  5. Hi Anne firstly important stuff so glad the dog is good now Your card is gorgeous fab colours and love these new stamps en joy the theatre sounds fun love and hugs Carole x

  6. Your dog is so cute and a shame you can't take him to Noel Fitzpatrick in Guilford. He could sort out his legs. He is amazing. My stamps, including this one arrived today. Can't wait to have a play. Love your card design and great colouring. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Hi, Anne,
    How frightful this problem with Manny. Poor little thing...I'm so glad he has recovered and is well. He has such a sweet look...(I'm really a dog person...)
    Love your card and I hope to have time to enter the challenge too.

  8. Awwww, I'm so glad your handsome Manny is ok. I'm sure he just slept funny or something like you said. Phew. I know how much these furbabies take over our lives and it's so heartbreaking when they're poorly and can't tell us what's wrong. Poor boy.

    Love your Jasmine card. The die around her is fab too.

  9. OoOH Anne .. how scary for you about Manny! I know how heartbreaking it is to see our furbabies in any kind of pain or hurt .. as they're just like our own kids! But thank goodness he's okay .. what a sweetie he is .. I love his photo .. hehe!!!

    As for your card .. it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

    Big hugs my lovely friend,

  10. Hi Anne, it was so great to hear from you on my blog the other day! What a scare with Manny, I can only imagine what an emotional time that was for you. You know Manny has a soft spot in my heart because he reminds me of my best pal growing up! Jasmine is just gorgeous and so is your entire card!

  11. Hi, Anne
    Beautiful card. Love your dog he is so cute. I was going to send you an email sorry I don't see on listed. The font I Used is Leaf 1 by Dafont. Thanks so much for the sweet words.

  12. How sweet Manny is, Anne! We love our fur children, too - they bring so much richness to our lives. Your card is lovely! So fun and beautifully colored! Your shading is outstanding! hugs, de

  13. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated. In answer to your question regarding the font on my signature; it is called 'Sweetly Broken' Love Jane x


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