Thursday 9 May 2019

AYLI blog hop


I've scheduled this post because the latest AYLI challenge
marks our
6 year anniversary 
and to celebrate we've decided to have a blog hop where one lucky 'hopper' will win an extra surprise

n addition to playing along this week we would like you to pop and visit all our Design Team, leave a little comment on their blogs and then leave a comment back on the AYLI blog

We also have our usual challenge sponsor and this week the prize is an A5 stamp set from

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using your Favourite Non-card project.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

There are some amazing creations made by our Design Team so do be sure to visit every blog
I decided to share some tags I made at the AALL & Create workshop I did last month
I love the AALL & Create stamp range, they are a bit different and can be used in so many ways - I'm enjoying doing some journaling and mixed media for a change

Don't forget to visit each of our teamies 
to qualify for the separate blog hop prize


Enjoy the hop...  and good luck!!

Wednesday 8 May 2019

LOTV new launch...

Good morning crafty friends, I should be packing as I'm going on my jollies today but couldn't resist popping on and sharing these adorable new images from Lili of the Valley

If you like the pre-coloured ones the Simply Prints will be available shortly but the rubber and digi stamps will be launched on May 15th


This is 'Little Friends - Garland' and I used a doohickey border die

...and this cutie is 'Little Friends - Mouse with Daisy'
The speech bubble die is MFT, scalloped rectangle is Tonic


Aren't they sweet!
There will be sneaky peeks all week from the DT so by the time they are available you will have tonnes of inspiration for using them

I've scheduled a post for tomorrow as we're holding an AYLI blog hop so please do stop by for that (if it works that is, I've never scheduled before!)

See you after my holidays everyone, enjoy your week

Friday 3 May 2019

Good morning everyone, it's May, how this that possible? Every year seems to fly by quicker than the last
It's a quick post because I have a busy day, we're going to watch the Tour de Yorkshire this afternoon and then out for a curry with the family for my sister in law's birthday tonight


Just need to mention, I was setting up another email address for a craft fair I'm doing in the Summer and didn't notice until I'd left a lot of blog comments that I was still logged into that one! I usually try to sign off as Anne but I was showing as unknown -  just so you know, it was little old me!!


Loti is back on Hochanda tomorrow with some textured circle stamps designed by Natalie Bowers. These are a bit different for me and I really wanted to try some journal pages and backgrounds with them. I haven't had the time yet so I stuck to what I know and made some cards for now...

There are 4 different sets and some fab washi tape so don't miss the shows at 8 and 12 tomorrow morning. You can get the stamps on Hochanda or from the Mama Makes website

Have a great weekend all