Tuesday, 3 May 2016

May challenge…




Evening crafty friends

We have a lovely sunny week forecast but can you believe this is what we woke up to last Friday morning… snow!

It said on the local news that there was 6 inches at Leeds/Bradford airport which is near us and they had to close it which wasn’t a good start for those travelling away for a bank holiday weekend break. I was worried about all the poor little lambs out in the fields but luckily it soon melted and disappeared


cemetary road


Not that I need an excuse to stay indoors! I don’t generally watch daytime TV but before I take Manny for his walk I do like my morning fix of The Pioneer Woman (I’m a bit obsessed with life on the Drummond Ranch).

I’ve been doing quite a lot of magazine work the last few months which is keeping me out of mischief and my next big job is to paint my kitchen - I don’t know how I ever found time to work!





Lili of the Valley are having another Facebook challenge and this month we have a Sketch…



may sketch


I rotated the Sketch for my card and I’ve  used the Oliver ‘skateboarding’ stamp again - this and ‘kicking about’ are going to be such useful images for me


may challenge


I did it first without a sentiment and then tried printing it directly onto the green paper but neither looked right so I added it even though it’s an extra element (hope that’s not cheating!)

I like using sketches, sometimes if you’re stuck for a layout or maybe just wanting a bit of inspiration they can be just what you need


Here’s where you can enter the challenge and find all the details, there are vouchers up for grabs and the closing date is May 15th


We were out yesterday for the May bank holiday so I missed the 2nd episode of Game of Thrones, I’m just going to watch it now – can’t wait!

Enjoy your evening everyone





  1. How many snow! And hope for the little lambs that it has melted...
    Your LOTV card is so bright and clean, and it's just perfect for a boy!
    Happy evening with the TV! :)

  2. I love your 'Oliver' card Anne...these stamps are fabulous but sadly I have no teenagers to make for. As for the snow, yes we had it too, fed up with the cold now, want some warm sunshine.

  3. Brilliant card and love these new stamps. Two are sitting on my desk, coloured and waiting to be made into a card. Great colouring and must have a go at using a sketch. Not used them before. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Fab card Anne, great take on this sketch too xx

  5. Wow, what a lot of snow! Fantastic card Anne! How have you cut out the image so perfectly? Debra x

  6. The weather has bee awful here too Anne, but then again we are in the Highlands of Scotland, but I believe there is a heatwave coming, but today is good for drying the washing.
    Fabulous teen card, these stamps are brilliant aren't they!!, you've used super colours and a great design, Kate x

  7. A brilliant card Anne, Oliver looks fab and it's a great take on the sketch.
    We got the snow on Friday tea time just as the kids were due out of school!
    Lorraine x

  8. Stunning card love the fab stamp it's gorgeous love and hugs Carole x

  9. Brilliant card and fabulous design x

  10. Don't you just love English weather....at least it keeps us on our toes....never know what to expect or wear!!!
    Super card...love the image and your use of the sketch. :-)

  11. What a fabulous card design Anne, and wow I can't believe you are getting snow in May.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Wow you really had a lot of snow Anne, we were lucky here in Doncaster never had any! look at today T shirt weather!!! cannot win.
    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your kind comment.
    Great card and image, fantastic colouring and layout.
    Pam x

  13. Lovely cheery card, nice colours too.xx  {aNNie}

  14. Fabulous card. I love the image and the solid green and blue with the plaid paper is so striking.
    Wowsa, that is a lot of snow... and that's saying a lot because I am in Canada and we know snow! It's a gorgeous pic though.
    I was also reading on your profile that you worked at LOTV and that impresses me more than the snow... I wouldn't make a stinkin' cent if I worked there... all my wages would be taken up with those gorgeous stamps.

  15. A super card Anne, a brilliant image - I love these teenage stamps.

  16. Super looking card and fab for a teenager. xxx

  17. A fab card honey. It's sunny here today so I hope you've got rid of all that white stuff by now. Need pics of your kitchen before & after too!!!

  18. This card is adorable! Love the masculine style and colors on this which is perfect for a boy or teen!! ACK...that snow would ruin my day over this way right now! LOL!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

  19. HI Anne! An absolutely FABULOUS card!!! And ugh .. I can't believe the snow there! omgosh!!!

    Hope you are doing well!!!

    Big hugs,


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