Friday, 31 December 2010

The wanderer returns

Hello All

I'm back again from my 'second home' in Tunisia. We had a great time and the weather was fantastic....lots of lovely sunshine. I was very pleased to see that the snow  (or most of it) had finally gone.

I've just been having a quick look at the posts I have made over the year and thought I'd share a few of my favourite creations with you. So here you are.

I was very pleased with myself when I produced this one which was cased from one made by Michelle Zindorf.

This was my first Christmas card, made in March!

Another cased card. This time from one of Monica's.

And another one cased from one of Monica's.... punch art this time.

Black and pink for the next one.

Lilac and the Pretties Kit for an 80th birthday.

My 'favouritest' Christmas card!

And to finish, 3 LOTV cards.

Hope you enjoyed the 'flashback'.

Happy New Year to you all and thanks for popping by.

Anne xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Hello All.

I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for a wonderful Christmas.

On Tuesday we are heading off for Manchester airport and providing the snow doesn't get any worse we'll be flying to Tunisia at 6.00 am on Wednesday morning to spend a relaxing week in the sun. (I hope!)

Anyway, thanks to all my followers and anyone else who's happened to drop by this year, for taking the time to pop in and see what I've been creating........or otherwise.

Happy Christmas Crafters! Hope Santa brings all you wish for!

Love, Anne. xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Found these

Was just busy sorting out all my half-finished cards when I came across these which I realised I hadn't 'blogged', so I'm blogging again sooner than expected!

Both cards have been made with Lili of the Valley stamps and coloured with Promarkers.

The silver background on this one was made with a sunray embossing folder with some of the rays cut out.

Hope you like them,

Let It Snow1 Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Yey we've got tons of it!!!! has now been closed for 3 days!
So thought I'd post a few piccies to prove it.

Just in case any of you wildlife lovers are worried - we have now cleared the snow from the bird bath etc and put out lots of lovely grub for the birdies.

I meant to post this a couple of days ago, so since then, the snow has begun to melt a little, although last night it all froze over. We are supposed to be going to school today to clear the paths and car park ready for opening to tomorrow. :(

So despite all the bad publicity we teachers are getting, we do actually make supreme efforts to get in. I made it in on Wednesday only to find no-one else there except the caretaker and the school closed. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. :)

Will be back with some crafting....soon....promise!

Monday, 22 November 2010

And the winner is .....

Sorry for the delay in the draw but following the nerve-racking experience of taking my dance medals, I have to admit doing the draw wasn't uppermost in my mind.
Well thank you to you 5 lovely ladies for commenting, following and linking. I tried to download a random generator but just couldn't figure it out so I had to do it the 'old-fashioned' way. So here are the names ready to go into the draw.

And here's the winner


Congratulations Carrie!

The Pretties Kit is on its way to you. Hope you have lots of crafting fun with it.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Candy! Candy! Candy! Free! Free! Free!

This post will stay at the top until the draw takes place. Please scroll down for newer posts.

Yes , it's true I'm giving away some free crafting candy! Why? Well, why not? I have just realised that my visit counter has clicked over the 4000 mark so to thank all my visitors, I thought I'd offer this.......

It's the lovely Pretties Kit which is sadly no longer available in the new catalogue.

The kit contains:
White flowers (50: 10 each in 5 sizes)
White halfback peaerls (30 small, 20 medium, 10 large)
White round pearls with holes (30 small, 15 large)
Cream round pearls with holes (30 small, 15 large)
Clear round beads with centre hole (10)
Clear round beads with side hole (10)
Clear teardrops (20)
Clear round rhinestone brads ( 20 small, 15 medium, 15 large)
Hat pins with clutches (10)
Spacer beads (30)
And it all comes in a lovely re-usable metal tin with hinged lid.

The flowers can be coloured with your Stampin' Up or Promarker pens. See how Dawn does it here
You can also colour the pearls and rhinestones using Promarkers or Stampin ' Up refill inks.

And here's a couple of my own cards made with the beads on hat pins. I think they had a touch of class.

If you'd like a chance to get your mitts on this gorgeous kit, just follow these simple rules:
1. Leave a comment
2. Become one of my followers (if you haven't already)
3. Add a link to my blog on your sidebar. (You can still enter even if you don't have a blog yourself)

I'll be drawing the lucky person's name on Sunday 21st November. Good luck!

Monday, 15 November 2010

LOTV Challenge

Here's my entry for the Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge.
I have also entered it into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Hopefully this would cheer up anyone who is unwell!

The card,  backing papers and ribbon are Stampin' Up.
I have used the SU scallop edge punch and nesties for the hexagons.
I can't remember where I picked the little ribbon flowers up from.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to enter my draw for the lovely Pretties Set.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Bundle Up

Fantastic offers from Stampin' Up!
Throughout November and December SU are offering these super bundles (while stocks last) AND what's more, with every bundle bought you will receive a free spool of ribbon which you can choose from the ones shown on the picture below. These ribbons are not available to buy in the catalogue so this is you only way of getting your mitts on them.

Click on the picture to see a larger version or you can find more details here on the SU website.

Contact me at to place an order.

Back soon,

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Is it Halloween or Christmas????

I know it's Hallowe'en today but as we don't do sending Hallowe'en cards here (Well I don't anyway, don't know about you!). as I'm gradually getting all my colouring made up into cards, I thought I'd share a Christmas card or two with you.

You have probably already realised that all the stamps are Lili of the Valley. I love these stamps. I believe in sending religious cards at Christmas so these get my vote for that and their cuteness.
The papers are Stampin Up and the vellums are Papermania.
The pretty snowflake ribbons came from  a local garden centre and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I think the last one is my favourite of the three. Wonder which you prefer!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Old Faithful and Red Robin

Now if you're not a local, you probably haven't got a clue what my title is all about, so I'd better tell you that these are the nicknames of our two local rugby league teams. I've made two cards using a Lili of the Valley stamp to display both team's colours. I am a supporter of one of them but only in spirit these days. I used to go to all the matches (including away ones) in my dim and distant youth.
So these are for all you Hull Kngston Rovers and Hull FC fans out there!

All cardstock, papers and ribbons are Stampin'Up.

Thanks for the visit,

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

For Freya

Having just spent the best part of the weekend at the caravan stamping and colouring lots of Lili of the Valley images, I thought I'd better start to convert some of them to cards. So here's the first which was commissioned by a lady from church for her great niece, Freya's 1st birthday.

The card colours are WW and Pretty in Pink, the papers are from Sweet Pea DSP and the Love Stories Scrappin kit and I have used the eyelet border punch down the edge.

Hopefully, I'll be posting more later in the week.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 16 October 2010

LOTV Challenge

Here's this week's challenge over at Lili of the Valley which I've managed to find time to have a go at this week.

So here's my humble effort, although I was quite pleased with how it turned out, even if I do say so myself!

The stamp is LOTV of course - cute ain't it? And there's a selection of new and old Stampin' Up stock.
Old cardstock - Taken With Teal ( How sad am I that this one's been discontinued?)
Old DS paper - Sweet pea
NEW - gorgeous Scallop trim border punch
NEW - scrumptious Marina Mist satin ribbon
Ever faithful - word window punch and Basic Phrases sentiment stamp
The flowers are Wild Orchid and the leaves were punched using the Two-Step Bird punch

Thanks for popping by today,

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Made from leftovers

I was looking through my box of leftover bits and pieces the other day and came across a bag full of stamped and punched flowers. So this is what I quickly made with them. The punch was Martha Stewart and the cardstock is all Stampin' Up, although most of the colours have now retired.

And yesterday my clever daughter designed these lovely Christmas cards. The phgotos don't do them justice as they are really quite elegant and sophisticated and the gems on the antlers are stunning.

Thanks for taking the time to look,

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Christmas again!

Two Lili of the Valley Christmas cards, both designed by my friend, Ailsa.
I love them both and will definitely be making more of them.
Both cards are coloured with Promarkers.
The angel card has an acetate window which isn't visible in the photo.

Thanks for looking,